[Ontbirds] Kingston Area Birds: 4th - 10th January 2020

Mark D. Read markdread at gmail.com
Fri Jan 10 19:25:51 EST 2020

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.



It was another good week in the area with a mix of interesting sightings,
including the continuing Spotted Towhee at Prince Edward Point, and
continuing rarities on Wolfe Island. The weather was mainly mild though
inland waterbodies remained mainly frozen. Lake Ontario, on the other hand,
is open. Here are the highlights of the last week:


GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE - the adult bird continued at Button Bay, Wolfe
Island, on 4th and 5th. It is unclear whether anyone has tried since.

CACKLING GOOSE - three birds were seen in Button Bay, Wolfe Island, on 4th
with another off Sand Bay, also Wolfe Island, the same day.

TRUMPETER SWAN - there were lower numbers this week, with a high count of
just 20 at Bedford Mills on 8th.

NORTHERN SHOVELER - the male first seen a couple of weeks ago at Hillview
Pond, Kingston, was seen again at that location on several dates this week.

NORTHERN PINTAIL - an adult male was seen at Button Bay, Wolfe Island, on

CANVASBACK - as many as 6 birds have been present in Cataraqui Bay,
Kingston, this week.

HORNED GREBE - there was just 1 report this week of 5 birds seen near Prince
Edward Point on 7th.

GLAUCOUS GULL - the only report this week was of a single bird near Prince
Edward Point on 9th.

COMMON LOON - 3 birds were seen in Kingston on 5th, with 2 near Ravensview
and 1 at Lake Ontario Park.

NORTHERN GOSHAWK - an adult was seen on Bur Brook Road, north of Kingston,
on 7th.

ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK - 1 bird has been seen on a few dates this week at Lemoine
Point, Kingston, with another bird seen north of the city near Pittsburgh on
7th - and that's it.

SNOWY OWL - overall numbers seem to be dropping with a maximum of 5 on
Amherst Island on 7th and 4 on Wolfe Island on 6th.

GYRFALCON - the adult grey bird first reported a couple of months ago has
been seen 3 times this week (5th, 6th, 9th) in the vicinity of Button Bay,
Wolfe Island.

PEREGRINE FALCON - singles were seen in or near Kingston on 5th, 6th and

NORTHERN SHRIKE - singles were observed at Prince Edward Point on 5th, 7th
and 10th and also in Kingston on 5th.

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET - a single bird was seen on Bur Brook Road, just north
of Kingston, on 7th and 8th.

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD - the 2 birds found at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour,
Kingston, on 11th December continued all week along the fence line with
Kingston Penitentiary.

HERMIT THRUSH - a single bird was seen on Bur Brook Road, north of Kingston,
on 7th and 9th.

COMMON REDPOLL - the first report this winter was of 2 birds seen on Wolfe
Island on 6th.

SNOW BUNTING - it was a much more typical week for this species with 300
reported on Amherst Island on 8th, and 100 on Wolfe Island the same day.

SPOTTED TOWHEE - this long-staying, brightly-coloured, male continued to be
seen at Prince Edward Point every day this week.

RUSTY BLACKBIRD - 7 birds were seen at Prince Edward Point on 5th.

COMMON GRACKLE - as many as 19 birds were seen at Prince Edward Point this



In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording
area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings
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 D. Read

337 Button Bay Road,

Wolfe Island,

Kingston, Ontario

K0H 2Y0



Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246

Email:  <mailto:markdread at gmail.com> markdread at gmail.com

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