[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 13th - 19th April 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Apr 20 08:28:07 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:

It was a relatively quiet week with a continued arrival of the expected
species but nothing out of the ordinary. Here are the highlights of the last
week:

 

BLUE-WINGED TEAL - the first 2 birds of the year were seen at Kaiser Cross
Road, Prince Edward, on 13th.

VIRGINIA RAIL - the first birds of the season were noted at Big Sandy Bay,
Wolfe Island, on 13th and Balsam Grove, Kingston, on 14th.

SANDHILL CRANE - this species appears to have picked up in numbers over the
last few years. This week, reports came from Seeley's Bay (1 on 19th),
Amherst Island (2 on 16th), Crosby (3 on 16th, 2 on 13th), and Godfrey (2 on
13th).

UPLAND SANDPIPER - there was just a single bird this week - a single was
seen at the traditional location of Napanee Limestone Plain IBA on 16th.

LITTLE GULL - two birds were seen at the usual spring location of Kaiser
Cross Road, Prince Edward, on 14th, with another seen there on 18th.

BROAD-WINGED HAWK - there was just one record this week, of an individual
seen near Bedford Mills on 17th.

PEREGRINE FALCON - the downtown birds were not reported this week though
singles were seen at Frontenac Provincial Park on 13th and at OPG near Bath
on 14th.

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE - birds returned to the Napanee Limestone Plain IBA this
week with individuals seen on 14th and 15th.

NORTHERN SHRIKE - a lateish bird was photographed near Glenburnie on 16th.

BLUE-HEADED VIREO - an early bird was seen at Big Sandy Bay, Wolfe Island,
on 19th.

CLIFF SWALLOW - birds are already back at Prince Edward Point, where 8 were
seen on 14th.

CAROLINA WREN - a continuing bird was noted just north of Kingston on
several occasions this week.

BROWN THRASHER - the first of the seen was seen in Kingston on 13th.

BOHEMIAN WAXWING - a single bird has been present all week at Prince Edward
Point, mixed in with a flock of Cedars.

EVENING GROSBEAK - birds were still being seen as late as 17th, with 3 on
Howe Island and 7 near Brewer's Mills.

VESPER SPARROW - not the commonest species in these parts, birds were seen
at Kaiser Cross Road, Prince Edward, on 14th, on Wolfe Island on 14th, near
Verona on18th, and at Prince Edward Point on 18th.

 

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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