[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 30th March - 5th April 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Apr 5 16:56:49 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 continued this week enticing birders out to find
newly-arrived migrants. Inland water bodies are still mainly frozen, but the
waters of Lake Ontario are now mainly open. Here are the highlights of the
last week:

 

CACKLING GOOSE - a single was seen just north of Kingston on 31st with 2
there on 2nd. Another single was seen near Millhaven on 2nd.

CANVASBACK - 2 birds were seen in Kingston's Inner Harbour on 2nd with 3 at
Waupoos marina, Prince Edward, on 31st.

SANDHILL CRANE - there were a couple of reports from last weekend with 2
near Murvale on 29th/30th and 2 near Crosby on 29th. Four birds were seen
near Lansdowne today with another near Godfrey.

GREATER YELLOWLEGS - the first of the year was seen west of Napanee on 3rd.

BONAPARTE'S GULL - a single was seen on Amherst Island on 2nd with 10 there
on 3rd.

ICELAND GULL - a late immature bird was seen by separate observers at
Millhaven and then near Sandhurst Shores on 31st.

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK - birds were seen near Crosby on 31st and near Verona on
3rd/4th.

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

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER - the first of the season was seen in Kinston on
31st.

GYRFALCON - a grey bird was seen on the ice at Lemoine Point CA, Kingston,
on 2nd feeding on a duck.

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 on Howe island on 31st.

TREE SWALLOW - there were widespread records in mainly low numbers during
the week.

CAROLINA WREN - single birds were seen at locations just north, and just
east, of Kingston, both on 1st.

EVENING GROSBEAK - Howe Island continues to hold birds with several being
seen almost daily. Two other birds were seen near Brewer's Mills on 3rd.

COMMON REDPOLL - there are still widespread records in the area, though
numbers are dropping. A high of 200 was seen at a feeder near Verona on 1st.

SNOW BUNTING - 6 birds were seen on Wolfe island on 1st.

SAVANNAH SPARROW - the first of the season was seen on Amherst Island on
3rd.

EASTERN TOWHEE - the first 2 birds of the season were seen near Brewer's
Mills on 4th.

 

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

Blog: "Confessions of a Global Birder" http://markdread.blogspot.com
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