[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 12th - 18th October 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Oct 19 07:36:58 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:

With cooling temperatures and a turn to more northerly winds, there were
noticeable increases in the number of waterfowl this week, but along with
the odd 'late' warbler but nothing exceptional was discovered. Please note
that for the next month or so 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 - 3 birds were noted in with Canada geese at Button Bay, Wolfe
Island, on 14th.

CACKLING GOOSE - 2 birds were seen at Button bay, Wolfe Island, on 14th.

TUNDRA SWAN - birds continued on Wolfe Island this week but have not yet
been noted elsewhere.

SURF SCOTER - the Cataraqui Bay, Kingston, bird was joined by a second on
12th, remaining in the area until 14th.

RED-NECKED GREBE - the single bird, first seen in Cataraqui Bay, Kingston,
on 2nd, continued to 18th at least.

PECTORAL SANDPIPER - an incredible 60 birds were seen in a single flock on
fields off Canoe Lake Road on 17th.

NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL - unfortunately, there have been no reports from
Prince Edward Point regarding their annual banding programme but registered
visitors still have 19th and 20th to visit. Two birds were seen in Kingston
on 17th.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER - an adult was seen at Frontenac Provincial Park on
14th.

PEREGRINE FALCON - there was just a single observation this week of a bird
seen at Lake Ontario Park, Kingston, on 14th.

CAROLINA WREN - a single bird was noted near Amherstview on 14th.

SWAINSON'S THRUSH - a late bird was seen at Prince Edward Point on 13th.

NORTHERN PARULA - a late individual was seen near Verona on 18th.

 

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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