[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 16th - 22nd November 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Nov 22 18:21:06 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 great week in the area with some neat birds being found. The snow
has mainly gone in the Kingston area but many inland lakes remain frozen.
Please note that the privately-owned Owl Woods are closed for the annual
hunt: they will reopen on MONDAY 9th December. Here are the highlights of
the last week:

 

CACKLING GOOSE - four birds were seen at the Invista ponds in Cataraqui Bay,
Kingston, on 17th, with 2 still there the next day.

TRUMPETER SWAN - the only records this week came from Sydenham Lake on 15th
and 17th.

TUNDRA SWAN - good numbers are being seen on Wolfe Island, Cataraqui Bay,
Kingston, and Treasure Island Marina, as well as other locations.

CANVASBACK - 5 birds were reported from Cataraqui bay, Kingston, on 17th.

HARLEQUIN DUCK - 2 female types are being seen (21st and 22nd) opposite the
bird observatory at Prince Edward Point.

SURF SCOTER - singles were seen off Amherst Island on 19th and Prince Edward
Point on 21st.

BLACK SCOTER - singles have been seen off Prince Edward Point on 15th and
20th.

SANDHILL CRANE - birds are still moving through the general area with a
flock of 13 seen at Perth Road Village on 16th.

SNOWY OWL - at least 4 birds are now present on Wolfe Island but more are
likely. Another was seen near Murvale on 17th.

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER - a female bird was seen near Brewer's Mills on
18th.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER - 2 birds were seen at Frontenac Provincial Park on
17th.

RED CROSSBILL - 8 birds were seen just north of Kingston on 20th.

SPOTTED TOWHEE - this amazing find was confirmed at Prince Edward Point on
19th, since when it has been seen daily. It is highly likely that it was
present for several days prior to this. Today it was far more showy than
yesterday with folks waiting just minutes rather than hours for a sighting.
It was still present late this afternoon.

 

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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