[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 23rd - 29th March 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Mar 29 17:59:00 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.

 

Highlights:

The mild weather this week and new migrants continue to arrive almost daily.
The channel to Wolfe Island is now completely open and the St. Lawrence is
opening up nicely. Here are the highlights of the last week:

 

SNOW GOOSE - a flock of 2000 birds was seen on Wolfe Island on 23rd, with a
further 650 at Point Peninsula WMA, NY the same day. A single was seen at
Kaiser Cross Road, Prince Edward County, on 25th.

ROSS'S GOOSE - a single bird was in with the Snow Geese at Point Peninsula
WMA, NY, on 23rd.

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE - a lone bird was seen just north of Kingston on
23rd, an apparently good day for goose passage.

CACKLING GOOSE - a single was seen at Point Peninsula WMA, NY, on 23rd with
3 on Wolfe Island the same day.

CANVASBACK - birds continued in Kingston's Inner Harbour during the week.

BARROW'S GOLDENEYE - 2 birds were reported from Amherst Island on 22nd, with
a single still present on 23rd.

RUDDY DUCK - a single bird was seen in Kingston's Inner Harbour on
24th-25th.

AMERICAN WOODCOCK - the first birds (2) were seen on Amherst Island on 23rd.

COMMON LOON - the first bird of the year was seen at Amherst Island on 24th.

OSPREY - the first bird of the season was seen at RMC, Kingston, on 28th.

GOLDEN EAGLE - an adult bird was seen well near Murvale (near Odessa) on
24th.

SNOWY OWL - 3 birds were seen on Wolfe Island on 23rd with just 1 seen on
Amherst Island on 24th/25th.

PEREGRINE FALCON - Kingston's downtown birds were not seen this week. A
single was seen on Amherst Island on 25th.

EASTERN PHOEBE - the first of the season was seen at Lansdowne on 27th. Two
were present at Lemoine Point, Kingston, today (29th).

TREE SWALLOW - a late early report (if that makes sense) was seen in
Kingston's Inner Harbour on 21st.

TUFTED TITMOUSE - 2 birds were seen at Ivy Lea on 27th.

CAROLINA WREN - a single bird continues at a private feeder just north of
Kingston. Another was seen at Bedford Mills on 28th.

EVENING GROSBEAK - Howe Island has been the location for this species this
week with up to 24 birds seen there this week. Two birds were seen near
Brewer's Mills on 27th.

COMMON REDPOLL - there appears continued movement of this species but in
generally lower numbers. However up to 400 birds are now being seen at a
feeder near Verona.

HOARY REDPOLL - a single bird was seen at Point Peninsula WMA, NY, on 23rd.

SNOW BUNTING - no reports this week.

 

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

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