[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 9th - 15th November 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Nov 16 09:52:59 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 reasonable week in the area with the record-breaking cold
temperatures and snowfall finally bringing birds to feeders and roadsides.
Please note that the privately-owned Owl Woods will be closed from 18th
November to 8th December inclusive. Here are the highlights of the last
week:

 

CACKLING GOOSE - a single bird was seen on Amherst Island on 9th.

TRUMPETER SWAN - despite ponds and lakes starting to freeze up, records of
this species only came from Charleston Lake Provincial Park on 12th and
Bedford Mills on 9th.

CANVASBACK - there was just 1 bird noted this week, at Marshlands CA,
Kingston, on 10th.

SURF SCOTER - not a common bird in these parts, 3 males were seen on Amherst
Island on 9th.

BARROW'S GOLDENEYE - a female was reported from Amherst Island on 3rd but
details are still pending.

RUDDY DUCK - just a single record this week of 8 at Cataraqui Bay, Kingston,
on 10th.

SANDHILL CRANE - an immature bird was photographed on Wolfe Island on 10th
with 29 seen near Lansdowne on 12th.

OSPREY - a late bird was seen at Loughborough Lake on 9th.

SNOWY OWL - the first bird of the season was seen on Wolfe Island on 13th,
with a second there on 15th.

COMMON REDPOLL - the first birds of the season (15) were seen at Parrott's
Bay on 15th.

RED CROSSBILL - a single bird was noted at a private location near Verona on
13th.

LAPLAND LONGSPUR - there were widespread observations on Wolfe Island this
week, in low numbers, with an additional 3 seen near Lansdowne on 11th and
15th.

SNOW BUNTING - birds appear to be widespread on both Wolfe and Amherst
islands, with a few scattered inland records earlier in the week.

SAVANNAH SPARROW - 3 birds were still present on Wolfe island on 13th.

 

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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