[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 18th - 24th May 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat May 25 06:50:36 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:

Birding in the area was productive over the past week with Prince Edward
Point continuing to please, and local specialities being mainly cooperative.
Here are the highlights of the last week:

 

REDHEAD - a lingering bird was seen at Button Bay, Wolfe Island, on 19th.

BLACK SCOTER - 2 males were observed at Prince Edward Point on 19th.

CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW - the annually-occurring bird, first noted at this
location in 2014, continued at its haunt just outside the area on Brewers
Road/Hilltop Road, Prince Edward County, this week.

SANDHILL CRANE - birds were observed on Opinicon Road on 19th and 22nd.

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - a single bird was seen on Amherst Island on 18th.

PECTORAL SANDPIPER - a single bird was noted on Amherst Island on 21st.

WILLET - 2 birds continued at Kaiser Cross Road, Prince Edward County, until
18th.

WILSON'S PHALAROPE - birds have returned to known breeding location of
Martin Edwards Reserve, Amherst Island, where as many as 16 were seen on
21st.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL - a near adult was seen from the Wolfe Island ferry
on 22nd.

LEAST BITTERN - the first of the season was noted on Amherst Island on 18th,
with another at CFB Kingston, on 22nd.

NORTHERN GOSHAWK - a single bird was seen on Opinicon Road on 19th.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER - an adult was seen at Charleston Lake Provincial Park
on 19th, with another north of Napanee on 20th, and a third on Opinicon Road
on 23rd.

PEREGRINE FALCON - Birds were seen in Kingston this week on several
occasions, with others reported from Prince Edward Point on 19th and
Lyndhurst on 21st.

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER - the first birds of the season were seen on 19th at
Opinicon Road and near Charleston Lake. Further sightings came from Prince
Edward Point and Davis Lock.

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE - as many as 5 birds have been seen at Napanee Limestone
Plain IBA this week, with another noted at Prince Edward Point on 22nd.

TUFTED TITMOUSE - a single bird was reported from Kingston Mills on 19th.

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD - never an easy bird to see in the area, an individual
was present at Lake Ontario Park, Kingston, on 19th.

ORCHARD ORIOLE - there have been numerous sightings of this species over the
past week, including birds on Wolfe, Amherst, Simcoe and Howe islands, as
well as the regular spots of Lemoine Point, Kingston, and Prince Edward
Point.

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

HOODED WARBLER - a 3rd male of the season, again behind the banding station
at Prince Edward Point, was seen on 19th.

CERULEAN WARBLER - It appears to be a good year for this species with 2
males banded at Prince Edward Point on 19th, as well as numerous
observations on Opinicon Road and Frontenac Provincial Park, where 7 were
reported on 21st.

PRAIRIE WARBLER - 4 singing males were noted in Frontenac Provincial Park on
19th.

SUMMER TANAGER - just outside the area at Point Petre, Prince Edward County,
a female was seen on 19th.

 

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

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