[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 1st - 7th June 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Jun 8 16:58:50 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:

Summer has definitely kicked in and the passage of migrant birds is
virtually over. Here are the highlights of the last week:

 

BRANT - a few birds were still moving through this week, with 100 on Amherst
Island on 2nd, 58 seen from the Amherst island ferry on 6th and one
lingering bird at a private waterfront property in Kingston from 3rd-6th.

CHUCK-WILLS-WIDOW - the annually-occurring bird, first noted at this
location in 2014, has not been reported for 2 weeks from its haunt just
outside the area on Brewers Road/Hilltop Road, Prince Edward County.

SANDHILL CRANE - birds were noted at Canoe Lake Road on 4th (1), near Parham
on 5th (4), and Buck Lake on 5th (2). 

WILSON'S PHALAROPE - 5 birds have been seen throughout the week at the known
breeding location of Martin Edwards Reserve, Amherst Island.

LEAST BITTERN - it remains a quiet year for this species with birds being
noted at Godfrey, Kingston, and Moscow Marsh this week.

CATTLE EGRET - a single bird showed up in a field off Highway 15 near
Pittsburgh on 6th and was still present today (8th).

GLOSSY IBIS - staying for just 1 afternoon, this vagrant to our area was
seen on Amherst Island on 2nd.

PEREGRINE FALCON - The downtown Kingston birds appear to have successfully
raised young this year.

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

EVENING GROSBEAK - a single bird was noted on Bur Brook Road, just north of
Kingston, on 4th.

ORCHARD ORIOLE - there was just one report this week, of 2 birds on Amherst
Island on 6th.

LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH - the known bird on Canoe Lake Road was not seen this
week. Another bird was seen at a former location near Godfrey on 1st.

CERULEAN WARBLER - there appear to be good numbers of this species this
year. One observer counted 20 on a survey route in Frontenac Provincial Park
on 1st.

 

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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<http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1006789-guidelines-for-repor
ting-sensitive-species> 

 



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