[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 23rd - 29th November 2019

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Sat Nov 30 09:31:25 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 another great week in the area with some neat birds being found, and
others continuing. Many inland waters remain frozen but the snow cover is
gone. 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 on Wolfe Island on 28th.

BRANT - a bird carrying a geolocator, banded in New Jersey in March of this
year, was recovered dead on Wolfe Island this week.

GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE - an adult bird has been seen 3 times this week
in the vicinity of Button Bay, Wolfe Island. Last report was late yesterday
afternoon.

TRUMPETER SWAN - a total of 29 birds was counted at Chaffey's Locks on the
27th.

TUNDRA SWAN - good numbers continue to be seen on Wolfe Island, with 110
there on 28th.

HARLEQUIN DUCK - a single female has continued all week at Prince Edward
Point, opposite the bird observatory.

SURF SCOTER - there was just 1 report this week, of 3 birds at Prince Edward
Point on 24th.

RUDDY DUCK - two birds were still present on Wolfe Island on 27th.

SANDHILL CRANE - it has been a great week in the general area for this
species with 150 seen in flight at Westport on 24th. Another flock of 45 was
seen the same day near Verona. Seven birds were also present on Amherst
Island on 25th, with 2 near Bath on 27th and 1 on Wolfe Island on 28th.

SNOWY OWL - there are already good numbers on Wolfe Island, with 13 seen
along 4th Line on 23rd, and 10 more generally on 27th. Birds have also been
seen on Amherst Island, with a high of 3 on 25th.

GYRFALCON - an immature grey bird has been seen on Wolfe Island the last 2
days, in the general region of Button Bay.

PINE SISKIN - a single bird was noted at Prince Edward Point on 23rd.

SPOTTED TOWHEE - this star attraction continued faithfully at Prince Edward
Point this week, providing great viewing for many visitors.

 

In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording
area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings
Policy
<https://kingstonfieldnaturalists.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/KFN_sensiti
ve_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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