[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 5th - 11th October 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Oct 12 07:43:13 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.



There were increased signs of migration with the arrival of waterfowl and
sparrows. Shorebirds, however, remain scarce. Please note that for the next
4-5 weeks the Amherst and Wolfe Island ferries are running at half-capacity
due to mandatory 5-year dry-dock maintenance of the Wolfe Islander III. Be
prepared for delays. Here are the highlights of the last week:


SNOW GOOSE - a single bird continued at Amherstview through to 10th at

TUNDRA SWAN - birds had returned to the area by 7th with 12 birds noted in
Button Bay, Wolfe Island. There were seen at a further 2 locations on the
island the next day.

SURF SCOTER - the Cataraqui Bay, Kingston, bird was last seen on 5th, with
more typical sightings also coming from Prince Edward Point.

RED-NECKED GREBE - a single bird, first seen in Cataraqui Bay, Kingston, on
2nd, continued to 6th. Another was seen at Prince Edward Point on 6th.

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

HUDSONIAN GODWIT - just outside the area, a single bird was seen at Hamilton
Wetland, Prince Edward County, on 7th.

PECTORAL SANDPIPER - a single was seen at Amherstview Sewage lagoons on 5th,
with 2 at Wilton Creek, Morven, on 10th.

GOLDEN EAGLE - birds were noted at the traditional migration spot of Prince
Edward Point on 5th, 10th and 11th.

NORTHERN GOSHAWK - an adult was seen chasing Blue Jays at a property near
Amherstview on 5th.

PEREGRINE FALCON - there was just a single observation this week of a bird
seen from the Amherst Island ferry on 7th.

CAROLINA WREN - a single bird was noted over several days this week at
Chaffey's Locks.

LAPLAND LONGSPUR - the first 2 birds of the season were seen on Wolfe Island
on 8th with another reported from Amherst island on 9th.

NELSON'S SPARROW - outside the area, a skulking bird at HR Frink CA north of
Belleville, was seen on 11th.

SCARLET TANAGER - the last of the season was seen north of Kingston on 5th.

INDIGO BUNTING - the last of the season was seen at Prince Edward Point on


In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording
area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings
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 D. Read

337 Button Bay Road,

Wolfe Island,

Kingston, Ontario

K0H 2Y0



Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246

Email:  <mailto:markdread at gmail.com> markdread at gmail.com

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