[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 24th - 30th November 2018

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Nov 30 18:59:15 EST 2018


Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) maintains records in a 50km radius of
MacDonald Park, Kingston. Birders using eBird are encouraged to share their
sightings with 'Kingston FN'. Alternatively, please email or post records
directly to me - contact details below. Please note that some sightings may
require review and remain unconfirmed unless stated otherwise.

 

NOTE: The privately-owned Owl Woods on Amherst Island remain closed for a
3-week hunting period. The woods will reopen on 10th December.

 

Highlights:

Milder weather arrived this week with much of the snow and ice now gone or
going. It was, however, a very quiet week. Perhaps winter listers will find
something good over the weekend? Here are the incredibly brief highlights of
the last 7 days:

 

TURKEY VULTURE - 2 late birds were seen at Hay Bay on 24th, with further
birds present just outside the area at Picton today.

SNOWY OWL - numbers are increasing on Amherst Island where 16 were counted
on 25th. Approximately 10 birds continue on Wolfe Island.

EVENING GROSBEAK - birds were seen at just 3 locations this week; Howe
Island, Verona (daily) and Crosby where a high count of 33 was noted on
27th. 

PINE GROSBEAK - just a few sightings this week, with a high of 5 at Bath on
29th.

COMMON REDPOLL - widespread records continued this week but in lower
numbers. 25 were seen at a location near Verona on 26th.

PINE SISKIN - continuing widespread sightings across the area this week, in
low numbers.

SNOW BUNTING - There were just 3 sightings this week with a 'high' of 40 at
Camden Lake on 25th.

 

Several Christmas Bird Counts are taking place in the Kingston area, with
Westport (14th), Frontenac and Prince Edward Point (15th) and Kingston
(16th) being the first. Contact me off list if interested in taking part.

 

In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording
area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings
Policy
<http://kingstonfieldnaturalists.org/birding/KFN_sensitive_sightings_policy.
pdf> . Please note that you must be a card-carrying member of Kingston Field
Naturalists (KFN), or be accompanied by a member, to access both the Martin
Edwards Reserve and Amherstview Sewage Lagoons.

 

As always, a big thank you goes to all those who have submitted sightings
directly or via eBird.

 

Mark.

 

Mark D. Read

337 Button Bay Road,

Wolfe Island,

Kingston, Ontario

K0H 2Y0

Canada

 

Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246

Email:  <mailto:markdread at gmail.com> markdread at gmail.com

eBird Guidelines for Reporting Sensitive Species
<http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1006789-guidelines-for-repor
ting-sensitive-species> 

 



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