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 post records
directly to me - contact details below. Please note that some sightings may
require review and remain unconfirmed unless stated otherwise.
NOTE: Information regarding road closures on Amherst Island due to the
installation of wind turbines can be found at
Solid lake ice continues and birds have been scarce in these parts. Here are
the highlights of the last week:
TRUMPETER SWAN - birds are currently best seen at Bedford Mills and
NORTHERN PINTAIL - the single male continued at Invista, Kingston throughout
the week. Two birds were present at New Canal Lock, Wolfe Island on 28th.
WOOD DUCK - a continuing female bird was seen at Verona on 27th, with the
Invista, Kingston bird last seen on 29th.
COMMON LOON - an unusual record for these parts, a single was seen at the
Wolfe Island ferry dock on 28th.
ICELAND GULL - a single was seen at the Wolfe Island ferry dock on 28th.
GLAUCOUS GULL - an immature was seen in Kingston on 1st.
SNOWY OWL - birds continue to be seen on Wolfe and Amherst Islands though
they are no longer quite so easy to see. All farmland on both islands is
private - please no trespassing.
GYRFALCON - although the grey adult has not been seen since 24th,
photographers visiting Wolfe Island on 29th latched onto an immature dark
bird mobbing a Snowy Owl. Rumours of the same bird on Amherst Island the day
before have not been confirmed.
PEREGRINE FALCON - the resident downtown Kingston pair have been seen
frequently over the week.
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD - the continuing bird was seen on Amherst Island on
27th and 2nd.
LAPLAND LONGSPUR - just 2 records this week both from Wolfe Island, where 3
were seen on 28th and again on 30th.
CAROLINA WREN - a single bird was seen at a private residence in Sydenham on
COMMON GRACKLE - a single was seen at Ivy Lea on 31st.
RED CROSSBILL - birds were seen at Chaffey's Lock on 27th and near Verona on
In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording
area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings
pdf> . Please note that you must be a member of Kingston Field Naturalists
(KFN) or be accompanied by a member to access the Martin Edwards Reserve.
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
Email: <mailto:markdr...@gmail.com> markdr...@gmail.com
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