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. Species
underlined in bold type require completion of a rare bird report available
on the KFN website or directly from me. If indicated, an OBRC report may be
required instead (http://www.ofo.ca/site/Obrcreport).
SPECIAL NOTE: The Owl Woods (Amherst Island) is now closed through to
December 5. Thank you for your patience and please respect the wishes of the
Lauret family who own the property and have allowed us to enjoy this
treasure for many years.
Whilst the temperatures have remained above average, this week definitely
saw a turn towards colder weather and more persistent northerly winds. It
was a quiet week on the whole, though a Cattle Egret did provide
entertainment for a couple of observers. Below are the highlights of the
TRUMPETER SWAN - it was a quiet week for this species with a high of 15 at
Bedford Mills on 13th. Just north of the area at Narrows Locks, 28 were seen
TUNDRA SWAN - the vast majority of records came from Wolfe Island where 47
were seen at Reed's Bay on 17th. 21 birds were seen at Prince Edward Point
CANVASBACK - not common in the area, 10 birds were seen at Bayfield Bay,
Wolfe Island, on 7th November.
SURF SCOTER - Prince Edward Point had 2 birds on 14th.
RUDDY DUCK - 18 birds were seen at Hay Bay on 13th; 12 were seen at Bayfield
Bay, Wolfe Island, on 14th, and 6 were present at Belle Island, Kingston,
15th - 19th.
SANDHILL CRANE - birds continue just outside of the area at Forfar, where a
flock of 61 birds was seen on 19th (and continue today, 20th).
RED-THROATED LOON - a single bird was seen at Prince Edward Point on 18th.
CATTLE EGRET (KFN Report required) - this bird of the week was seen at
Newburgh on 14th.
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK - it looks like there were very few visitors to Amherst
Island this week, where a high of 6 was noted on 14th. 1-3 birds were
reported on Wolfe Island, over the week.
YELOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER - late birds include 2 at Balsam Grove, Kingston, on
13th and 1 on Howe Island on 15th.
PEREGRINE FALCON - 2 birds were seen in downtown Kingston on 16th.
NORTHERN SHRIKE - the number of sightings is starting to pick up with birds
seen at 7 distinct locations this week.
TUFTED TITMOUSE - a single bird was at a private feeder off Montreal Street
in downtown Kingston on 17th.
HORNED LARK - numbers are building on Wolfe Island, where 30 were seen on
CAROLINA WREN - 1-2 birds were seen at Prince Edward Point 13th - 16th, with
another on the mainland side of Howe Island on 14th.
HERMIT THRUSH - late birds were noted at Prince Edward Point 16th - 18th,
and at Bur Brook Road, Kingston 13th - 19th. An additional bird was seen at
Gore Road, Kingston, on 19th.
EVENING GROSBEAK - a female was seen at Button Bay, Wolfe Island, on 13th.
COMMON REDPOLL - there was just a single report (of 1 bird) at Prince Edward
Point on 16th.
PINE SISKIN - up to 6 birds were seen at Prince Edward Point this week, with
2 at Bur Brook Road, Kingston on 14th and 4 at Sydenham on 13th.
LAPLAND LONGSPUR - 2 birds were seen near Lansdowne on 14th, with a single
on Wolfe Island on 17th.
SNOW BUNTING - high counts of 40 apiece came from Prince Edward Point on
16th and Wolfe Island on 17th.
In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording
area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the
ve_sightings_policy.pdf> KFN Sensitive Sightings Policy. 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. Permits are being checked on a regular basis at
Amherstview and those without are being evicted. KFN members wishing to
enter the Invista property, must enter through the west gate and show their
membership card to security.
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,
Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246
ve-species-in-ebird> eBird Guidelines for Reporting Sensitive Species