[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 15th - 21st December 2018

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 17:02:47 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:

A big thaw with plenty of rain at the tail-end of the week still didn't
reveal any surprises but nevertheless, some nice finds were noted due mainly
to a number of Christmas Bird Counts taking place. Here are the highlights
of the last 6 days:

 

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE - a single bird was seen at RMC, Kingston, on
16th and remained to 20th, at least.

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

GLAUCOUS GULL - a single bird was seen at Prince Edward Point on 15th.

SNOWY OWL - Fluctuating numbers on both Wolfe and Amherst Islands probably
indicate new arrivals. 41 birds were counted on Amherst on 20th. Pleases
keep your distance to reduce negative impacts and always respect private
property.

TUFTED TITMOUSE - a lone bird has been hanging out at a private feeder on
Wolfe Island for several weeks.

MARSH WREN - two birds were noted this week. One was at Kingston Mills on
16th and another was at Little Cataraqui Creek CA, Kingston, on 19th.

CAROLINA WREN - a single bird was seen in downtown Kingston on 17th.

HERMIT THRUSH - a late bird was seen at marshlands CA, Kingston, on 20th.

EVENING GROSBEAK - there were consistent records from a private feeder near
Verona all week, with other sightings including 1 in Kingston on 17th and 9
near Brewers Mills on 20th. 

PINE GROSBEAK - there were several sightings in the Kingston area this week,
with a high of 12 at Little Cataraqui Creek CA, Kingston, on 19th.

COMMON REDPOLL - there were fairly consistent sightings from the islands
this week, with a high of 90 on Wolfe Island on 16th.

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

SNOW BUNTING - the only record this week was of 100 birds seen on Wolfe
Island on 16th.

WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW - a single bird was seen with House Sparrows in
Kingston on 16th.

SWAMP SPARROW - a single bird was at Marshlands CA, Kingston, on 16th.

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD - a single bird was seen near Lansdowne on 20th.

COMMON GRACKLE - a single bird was seen on Amherst Island on 19th.

 

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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