[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 6th - 12th April 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Apr 13 08:26:13 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 and although migrants are arriving
roughly on schedule, they are not yet, on the whole, widespread or numerous.
Here are the highlights of the last week:

 

CANVASBACK - The only birds reported this week were the 4 seen at Waupoos
Marina, Prince Edward, on 6th.

RUDDY DUCK - not a common species in the area, 2 were seen in Kingston's
Inner harbour on 11th.

SANDHILL CRANE - birds were seen at Crosby, Morton, Murvale and Kingston
this week.

GREATER YELLOWLEGS - slow to arrive, 2 were seen at Napanee Plains IBA on
12th.

LITTLE GULL - a lone bird was seen at the unusual location of Kingston's
Inner Harbour on 8th.

ICELAND GULL - an immature bird was still present at Millhaven on 6th.

CASPIAN TERN - the first bird to be seen this year was noted at Belle Park,
Kingston, on 10th.

GREAT EGRET - the first of the year was seen at Bath on 9th, with another in
Kingston's Inner Harbour on 10th.

SNOWY OWL - singles were seen on Wolfe Island on 6th and Amherst Island on
7th.

PEREGRINE FALCON - Three birds were seen in downtown Kingston on 11th, with
a single seen 3 times at a slightly more westerly location over the week.

BARN SWALLOW - the first of the season was seen near Millhaven on 8th.

CAROLINA WREN - single birds were seen at locations just north of Kingston
throughout the week, with others at Cartwright's Point and Ravensview,
Kingston, both on 8th.

FOX SPARROW - the first birds of the season were seen at Big Sandy Bay,
Wolfe Island, on 6th.

SWAMP SPARROW - as with the above species, the first of the year were seen
at Big Sandy Bay, Wolfe Island, on 6th.

RUSTY BLACKBIRD - first birds were seen on 6th at Verona and Napanee.

 

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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