[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 16th - 22nd March 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Mar 22 17:12:27 EDT 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 send records
directly to me - contact details below. Please note that some sightings may
require review and remain unconfirmed unless stated otherwise.



The weather continued to be much milder this week, with a corresponding loss
of snow cover from much of the area. Kingston's inner harbour is now almost
completely open and the channel to Wolfe Island is beginning to break up.
New arrivals continued to push their way in to the area on southerly winds
enticing birders out with increasing regularity. Here are the highlights of
the last week:


SNOW GOOSE - a flock of 168 birds seen just north of Kingston on 20th was
the only record this week.

CACKLING GOOSE - singles were seen in Kingston on 16th, at Amherstview
Sewage Lagoons on 17th, and Wolfe Island on 20th.

NORTHERN SHOVELER - Early arrivals (2) were seen at Amherstview Sewage
Lagoons on 16th.

CANVASBACK - 3-6 birds have been present in Kingston's Inner Harbour since
16th, with 14 there today (22nd).

HORNED GREBE - a single bird was present in Kingston's Inner Harbour from

SANDHILL CRANE - 2 birds were seen on Amherst Island on 17th.

DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT - there have a few records this week (max 2) but we
still await their main arrival.

SNOWY OWL - Other than the 7 seen on 18th, only single birds have been seen
on Amherst Island this week. There was just one report (of a single bird)
from Wolfe Island this week. If you do find one, please keep your distance
to reduce negative impacts and always respect private property.

PEREGRINE FALCON - Kingston's downtown bird was seen on 2 occasions this

CAROLINA WREN - a single bird has been fairly regular at a private feeder
just north of Kingston all week.

EVENING GROSBEAK - Howe Island has been the location for this species this
week with up to a maximum of 20 seen today (22nd). Another bird (1) was seen
near Brewer's Mills on 20th.

COMMON REDPOLL - there appears to be some movement of this species with
continued widespread sightings across the region. Up to 300 birds are still
being seen at a feeder near Verona. Another 300 were seen on Wolfe Island on

HOARY REDPOLL - a single bird was seen at a feeder on Wolfe Island on 16th.

SNOW BUNTING - just 2 birds were seen this week, on Amherst Island, on 18th.


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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