[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 19th - 25th January 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 14:19:19 EST 2019


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.

 

A REMINDER RE OWL WOODS: A condition of being allowed continued access to
the Owl Woods is that observations of owls seen there are not posted to the
Internet (in any form) during the current season. Notices explaining the
reasons for this are posted at several locations in the woods. Currently the
landowners allow access but this may change if the rules are broken. I am
happy to answer questions on their behalf privately.

 

Highlights:

Lake Ontario is now frozen around Kingston and the islands with the only
open water being found at the locks on the Rideau Canal and at Invista. Here
are the highlights of the last week:

 

TRUMPETER SWAN - a good number of records are still coming from the Rideau
Canal with this week's high count of 70 being seen at Bedford Mills on 25th.

SNOWY OWL - it was a generally quieter week for this species (fewer
observers?) with a high of 15 birds on Amherst Island on 20th. Please keep
your distance to reduce negative impacts and always respect private
property.

CAROLINA WREN - a single was seen at a private feeder in Kingston a couple
of times this week.

BROWN THRASHER - a bird seen on Amherst Island on 19th was a nice winter
sighting for visiting birders.

EVENING GROSBEAK - two birds have been regular at a feeder just north of
Kingston all week. 

PINE GROSBEAK - the only report this week was of 3 birds near Lansdowne on
22nd.

COMMON REDPOLL - there were continued widespread sightings across the region
this week, though numbers seemed to be down, with a high of 200 being seen
consistently at a feeder near Verona all week.

LAPLAND LONGSPUR - 4 birds were seen on Wolfe Island on 19th.

SNOW BUNTING - the increase in sightings noticed last week continued though
in lower numbers. A high count of 300 came from Wolfe Island on 19th.

EASTERN TOWHEE - a single bird continues just across the border at Beadles
Point Road, NY.

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD - a single bird was seen just north of Kingston on
22nd.

 

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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