[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 28th September - 4th October 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Oct 5 07:34:08 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:

There were increased signs of migration with the arrival of waterfowl and
sparrows. Shorebirds, however, remain scarce. Here are the highlights of the
last week:

 

SNOW GOOSE - singles were seen on Wolfe Island on 1st and 4th, and
Amherstview on 3rd-4th.

SURF SCOTER - never a common species in the area, the first of the season
was seen in Cataraqui Bay, Kingston, on 4th.

HORNED GREBE - the first of the season (2 birds) were seen at Big Sandy Bay,
Wolfe Island, on 4th.

RED-NECKED GREBE - not a common bird at this end of Lake Ontario, a single
was seen in Cataraqui Bay, Kingston, on 2nd.

SANDHILL CRANE - a single bird was seen at Big Sandy Bay, Wolfe Island, on
4th.

AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER - 2 birds were seen on Wolfe Island on 1st.

PECTORAL SANDPIPER - a lone bird was seen on ploughed fields on Wolfe Island
on 1st.

NORTHERN GOSHAWK - two birds, both immatures, were seen in the area this
week: the first near Yarker on 28th, and the second on Wolfe Island on 30th.

BROAD-WINGED HAWK - a late bird was seen near Verona on 3rd.

PEREGRINE FALCON - there was just a single observation this week of a bird
near Prince Edward Point on 28th.

YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT - this bird of the week was seen on Amherst Island on
29th only.

 

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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