[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 8th - 16th December 2018

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 15:14:43 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.

 

Highlights:

No real change in the weather this week, other than a warming over the
weekend to around the freezing mark. Overall it remained relatively quiet on
the birding front, though a couple of local Christmas Bird Counts will no
doubt bring some highlights for the next report. Here are the highlights of
the last 8 days:

 

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE - a single bird was seen at RMC, Kingston, today
(16th).

CACKLING GOOSE - a single bird was found amongst the Canada Geese at Reed's
Bay, Wolfe Island, on 16th.

ICELAND GULL - an adult was seen at Collin's Bay, Kingston, on 9th with a
bird of unknown age at Napanee Springside Park on 11th.

GLAUCOUS GULL - an adult was seen at Collin's Bay, Kingston, on 9th.

SNOWY OWL - Fluctuating numbers on both Wolfe and Amherst Islands probably
indicate new arrivals.

BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER - a single bird seen at Bedford Mills on 14th was a
great find for the Kingston area.

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET - a late bird was still present on Amherst Island as
late as 13th.

HERMIT THRUSH - a late bird was seen at Lemoine Point CA, Kingston, on 12th.

EVENING GROSBEAK - just a few records this week, with consistent numbers at
a private location near Verona and others (1-2) near Brewer's Mills (to
11th), Crosby (8th) and Kingston (15th). 

PINE GROSBEAK - there were fewer sightings this week, and generally of lower
numbers.

COMMON REDPOLL - fairly consistent sightings from the islands this week,
with a high of 75 on Amherst on 13th.

PINE SISKIN - some higher counts this week with 8 on Amherst Island on 15th
and 35 on Howe Island on 16th.

SNOW BUNTING - so far, very scare this year with a high of 40 seen on Wolfe
Island on 13th.

FIELD SPARROW - a late bird was seen near Verona on 15th.

SWAMP SPARROW - 3 birds were seen on Amherst Island on 8th, with another
there on 15th.

EASTERN TOWHEE - a single bird continued just across the border at Beadles
Point Road, NY, to 13th.

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD - 11 birds were seen on Amherst Island on 8th, with 2
more near Lemoine Point CA, Kingston, on 14th.

COMMON GRACKLE - 3 birds were seen on Howe Island on 8th, with another at
Gananoque on 15th.

 

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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