[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 19th - 25th October 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Oct 26 08:25:06 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 - there was just a single bird seen in our area this week, at
Millhaven on 25th.

CACKLING GOOSE - a total of 6 birds were seen on Wolfe Island on 20th.

TUNDRA SWAN - birds continued on Wolfe Island this week with over 100 birds
across 2 main locations but were also seen on Amherst Island and in
Kingston's Cataraqui Bay.

SURF SCOTER - the 2 Kingston birds continued over the week, with a further 3
seen off Amherst Island on 19th/20th.

RUDDY DUCK - the first birds to be seen in the area this season were the 5
seen at Marshlands CA, Kingston, on 21st. Another 5 were seen in the more
typical location of Kingston's Inner Harbour on 23rd.

RED-NECKED GREBE - Kingston's Cataraqui Bay bird was last seen on 19th.

SOLITARY SANDPIPER - birds were reported from Wolfe Island on 20th and
Wilton Creek, Morven, from 21st - 23rd.

LITTLE GULL - an immature bird was seen on Amherst Island on 19th.

NORTHERN GOSHAWK - an immature bird was seen near Godfrey on 25th.

NORTHERN SHRIKE - the first birds of the season were seen at Amherstview on
21st and near Napanee on 25th.

PINE GROSBEAK - 8 birds were seen in the village of Moscow on 19th.

SNOW BUNTING - the first of the season was seen at Cataraqui Bay, Kingston,
on 25th.

 

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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