[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 2nd-8th February 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 08:56:58 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.



It was again a relatively quiet week in the Kingston area, though some great
birds were found by those braving the roads and elements. Here are the
highlights of the last week:


TRUMPETER SWAN - the remarkable number of birds at Lower Brewers Lock
continued with 110 seen there on 3rd. None of these birds are tagged.

NORTHERN PINTAIL - a single female was seen at the Wolfe Island ferry dock
on 3rd.

HORNED GREBE - not a typical wintering bird in the area, a single was seen
at the Glenora ferry on 5th.

GLAUCOUS GULL - a number of sightings this week with 1 at Lansdowne Dump on
6th, 1 on the Amherst Island ferry on 5th, and 2 on Amherst Island on 6th.

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK - a nice adult showed well for an observer near
Gananoque on 7th.

SNOWY OWL - it remained a very quiet week for this species though a high of
17 was noted on Amherst Island yesterday (9th). Please keep your distance to
reduce negative impacts and always respect private property.

GYRFALCON - late reports of an immature grey bird at Howe Island on 16th and
17th January surfaced late last week, with further reports of a grey
individual in the Kingston area on 3rd and 4th Feb (Wolfe Island ferry) and
on 7th (Invista).

CAROLINA WREN - two birds continued just east of Kingston over the week,
with a further bird in downtown Kingston, also all week.

HERMIT THRUSH - a continuing bird was seen at marshlands CA, Kingston, on

EVENING GROSBEAK - up to 19 birds have been regular at a private feeder near
brewers Mills for the majority of the week.

PINE GROSBEAK - there was just one report this week of 15 birds at Gananoque
on 7th.

COMMON REDPOLL - there were continued widespread sightings across the region
this week, with a high count of 200 being consistently seen at a feeder near

HOARY REDPOLL - a single bird was seen on Wolfe Island on 3rd.

LAPLAND LONGSPUR - a late report from Wolfe Island on 2nd concerned a total
of 54 birds, with continued reports of far fewer birds all week.

SNOW BUNTING - there were surprisingly few records this week, though a high
count of 800 was seen on Wolfe Island on 26th.

OREGON JUNCO - an example of the Oregon form of Dark-eyed Junco was seen
near Gananoque on 7th.

RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD - 2 birds were seen on Amherstview Sewage Lagoon on

COMMON GRACKLE - a single bird was seen on Amherstview Sewage Lagoons on


In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording
area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings
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 D. Read

337 Button Bay Road,

Wolfe Island,

Kingston, Ontario

K0H 2Y0



Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246

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

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