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 http://amherstislandwindproject.com/site_main/index.php/construction-updates /. Highlights: A messy week for weather with a return of snow and persistent northerly winds has slowed the arrival of new migrants. Here are the highlights of the last week: SNOW GOOSE - A single bird was present at Ivy Lea on 3rd with 250 on Wolfe Island on 4th. CACKLING GOOSE - a single bird was present on Wolfe Island on 3rd. CANVASBACK - up to 3 males continued in Kingston's Inner Harbour over the week. Redhead, Greater Scaup and Lesser Scaup are also back at this location in reasonable numbers, with a few Ring-necked Duck mixed in for good measure. BARROW'S GOLDENEYE - a pair were seen at Point Peninsula, NY on 5th. TURKEY VULTURE - birds were seen at Seeley's Bay and Ivy Lea on 3rd and Verona on 4th. KILLDEER - A single bird on Amherst Island on 3rd was the only report this week. AMERICAN WOODCOCK - Two single birds were displaying near Odessa on 3rd. SNOWY OWL - birds continue on Wolfe and Amherst Islands where turnover continues. 34 birds were counted on Wolfe Island on 4th. All farmland on both islands is private - please no trespassing. PEREGRINE FALCON - only 2 sightings of the downtown resident birds this week, on 3rd and 6th. CAROLINA WREN - a single bird was heard at Barriefield, Kingston on 3rd. EASTERN MEADOWLARK - a good number of birds were seen on 3rd, with 7 on Amherst Island and 1 on Wolfe Island. Another single was seen on Amherst on 4th but there have been no reports since. RED CROSSBILL - a single bird was noted close to Kingston, at Little Cataraqui Creek CA, on 4th. In order to minimise disturbance to wildlife and property in the recording area, Kingston Field Naturalists has adopted the KFN Sensitive Sightings Policy <http://kingstonfieldnaturalists.org/birding/KFN_sensitive_sightings_policy. 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. Mark D. Read 337 Button Bay Road, Wolfe Island, Kingston, Ontario K0H 2Y0 Canada Mobile: +1 (613) 217-1246 Email: <mailto:markdr...@gmail.com> markdr...@gmail.com eBird Guidelines for Reporting Sensitive Species <http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1006789-guidelines-for-repor ting-sensitive-species> _______________________________________________ ONTBIRDS is presented by the Ontario Field Ornithologists (OFO) - the provincial birding organization. Send bird reports to firstname.lastname@example.org For information about ONTBIRDS including how to unsubscribe visit http://www.ofo.ca/site/page/view/information.ontbirdssetup Posting guidelines can be found at http://www.ofo.ca/site/page/view/information.ontbirdsguide Visit the OFO Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/OntarioFieldOrnithologists