[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 25th - 31st May 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri May 31 16:17:21 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 rush appears to be over with far fewer birding highlights this week -
birding remained good and steady however, but nothing exceptional was
reported. Here are the highlights of the last week:

 

BRANT - there was a big movement of birds on 26th/27th with over 800 seen on
Amherst Island on 26th.

CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW - the annually-occurring bird, first noted at this
location in 2014, was not reported this week from its haunt just outside the
area on Brewers Road/Hilltop Road, Prince Edward County. It is unclear,
however, whether birders tried for it.

RED KNOT - 15 birds were seen on Amherst Island on 26th.

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - 2 birds were seen on Amherst Island on 26th.

WILSON'S PHALAROPE - birds continue at the known breeding location of Martin
Edwards Reserve, Amherst Island, where 9 were seen on 27th.

LEAST BITTERN - it has been a quiet start to the seen for this species, with
birds seen at just 2 locations, Camden Lake and Moscow Marsh, though 4 birds
were seen at the latter on 25th.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER - an adult was seen near Gananoque on 25th and 26th.

PEREGRINE FALCON - There were no sightings this week.

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER - singles were seen on Amherst island, Clear lake
Road (Elgin), and Opinicon Road this week.

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE - birds continued to be seen at Napanee Limestone Plain
IBA this week.

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD - never an easy bird to see in the area, an individual
was seen east of Kingston on Abbey Dawn Road on 26th.

ORCHARD ORIOLE - there were far fewer observations this week, all reports
coming from Prince Edward Point and area.

LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH - the known bird on Canoe Lake Road was seen only on
29th this week.

CERULEAN WARBLER - there were numerous observations from Opinicon Road,
Canoe Lake Road and Frontenac Provincial Park this week.

 

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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