[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 2nd - 8th November 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Nov 9 08:29:12 EST 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:

It was a good week in the area with the KFN annual fall round-up turning up
some good birds last weekend. The island ferries should both be back in
place as of tomorrow but as yet no word on when the usual hunt takes place
at the privately-owned owl woods (usually the last two weeks of November and
first week of December). Here are the highlights of the last week:

 

TRUMPETER SWAN - numbers are starting to increase at Bedford Mills where 16
were seen on 6th.

TUNDRA SWAN - it seems to be a better year than last for this species with
over 200 seen on Wolfe Island on 3rd, with good numbers also at Cataraqui
Bay, Kingston.

REDHEAD - a count across Wolfe Island on 2nd tallied 4700 birds.

RUDDY DUCK - not a great year for this species so far though a high of 17 at
Cataraqui Bay, Kingston, on 4th is noteworthy.

RED-NECKED GREBE - Wolfe Island had 2 birds on 3rd, with 2 individuals also
seen at Prince Edward Point on 2nd.

BLACK-HEADED GULL - a lone bird was seen at Tibbetts Point, NY on 4th, last
seen flying towards Wolfe Island.

RED-THROATED LOON - Singles were noted off Wolfe Island on 3rd and Prince
Edward Point on 2nd.

GOLDEN EAGLE - singles were seen at Prince Edward Point on 2nd and 4th with
a minimum of 2 at the same location on 3rd.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER - 4 birds were seen in Frontenac Provincial Park on
3rd.

PHILADELPHIA VIREO - a very late bird was seen and photographed near
Millhaven on 8th.

NORTHERN SHRIKE - the first birds of the season (2) were seen on Howe Island
on 2nd, with another individual present at Lemoine Point, Kingston, on
3rd-4th.

CAROLINA WREN - 2 birds were seen at Cartwright's Point, Kingston, on 3rd.

EASTERN BLUEBIRD - the amazing sight of 200 birds came from Prince Edward
Point on 3rd.

LAPLAND LONGSPUR - there was just a single bird this week, on Wolfe Island
on 3rd.

SNOW BUNTING - with sightings becoming more widespread, 75 were seen on
Amherst Island's south shore on 3rd.

 

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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