[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 4th - 9th May 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Thu May 9 17:27:34 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 migration continued on schedule this week but it was actually rather
quiet overall with one major highlight at the tail end of the week. Here are
the highlights of the last week:

 

REDHEAD - a flock of 150 birds was still present at Button Bay, Wolfe
Island, on 4th with approximately 800 GREATER SCAUP.

EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL - the first birds for the season were heard at
Napanee Limestone Plain IBA on 4th.

SANDHILL CRANE - birds were observed on Opinicon Road on 5th and 6th.

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER - a single bird was seen at Martin Edwards Reserve,
Amherst Island, on 4th.

LEAST BITTERN - the first of the year was heard at Moscow Marsh on 8th.

EASTERN WOOD-PEWEE - a single bird was at Lemoine Point CA, Kingston, on
8th.

PEREGRINE FALCON - Kingston's downtown bird was seen on several occasions
this week, with another bird seen at Prince Edward Point on 5th.

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE - 1-2 birds were seen at Napanee Limestone Plain IBA over
the week with a single seen near the Lennox and Addington Power Station on
5th.

CAROLINA WREN - a single bird was heard in the town of Marysville, Wolfe
Island, on 5th.

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD - an interesting week for this species with 2 records
in Kingston at Marshlands CA on 4th and Lemoine Point CA on 9th, with 2
other records just northeast of the circle, also on 4th.

EVENING GROSBEAK - a few birds continued this week, with sightings from
downtown Kingston, Verona, and Shannon's Corners.

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW - the first birds of the season (2) were heard on Wolfe
Island on 4th.

CLAY-COLOURED SPARROW - only one record so far this season with 1 located on
Wolfe Island on 4th.

ORCHARD ORIOLE - a male returned to its usual location of Lemoine Point CA ,
Kingston, on 8th.

LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH - a single bird continued at the known location of
Canoe Lake Road this week.

HOODED WARBLER - a good-looking male has been present behind the banding
station at Prince Edward Point for 3 days (7th - 9th).

BAY-BREASTED WARBLER - the first sighting of the year was of a single bird
at Prince Edward Point on 8th.

INDIGO BUNTING - the only record so far this season is of a single bird near
Yarker on 8th.

 

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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