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).
It has been quiet week in the area, with a continued changeover as birds
move towards their wintering grounds. Here are the highlights of the past
CACKLING GOOSE - singles were seen at Parrott's Bay on 4th and Bur Brook
Road on 5th.
TUNDRA SWAN - numbers continued to build at Reed's Bay, Wolfe Island, with
18 there on 2nd. 1-2 birds continued at Marshlands CA, Kingston over the
EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL - a late bird was seen at Collin's Bay on 6th.
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER - a single bird was present at Martin Edwards
Reserve, Amherst Island, on 3rd and 8th.
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER - a single bird was seen on Amherst Island on 8th.
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL - an adult was seen at Wartman-Patterson Park,
Kingston, on 4th.
RED-THROATED LOON - a single bird was seen off the Amherst Island ferry on
the 4th, with an inland bird at Devil Lake on 7th.
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK - the first of the season was seen on Amherst Island on
RED-HEADED WOODPECKER - a young bird was seen near Prince Edward Point on
PEREGRINE FALCON - there were several sightings from across the area this
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER - a very late bird was reported from Bedford Mills
CAROLINA WREN - birds were seen at Prince Edward Point, Main Duck Island,
and Kingston this week.
GREY-CHEEKED THRUSH - there were several records this week, with individuals
at Prince Edward Point, Amherst Island, Bedford Mills, and Marshlands CA and
Belle Park, Kingston.
AMERICAN PIPIT - a high count of 24 was noted on Amherst Island on 2nd.
PINE SISKIN - 3 birds were seen at Prince Edward Point on 1st, with 2 at
Bedford Mills on 8th.
FOX SPARROW - the first few birds are coming through with individuals on
Howe Island on 3rd and Amherst Island on 8th.
RUSTY BLACKBIRD - this species was seen in pretty reasonable numbers this
week, with a high of 45 at Prince Edward Point on 5th.
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.
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