Saturday, 16 November 2013

Mark Read has taken over the weekly bird reports from Mark Conboy, who is currently on his way to a new career in Alberta.  Mark C., we wish you safe travels and good adventures out west!  The weekly bird report summaries are submitted to ont.birds, for those who don't subscribe and for those who wish to review reports, we will also post them here.

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For the week ending November 15, 2013:

Kingston Field Naturalists (KFN) maintains records in a 50km radius of
MacDonald Park, Kingston. Birders already using eBird are encouraged to
share their sightings with 'Kingston FN'. Alternatively, please email, phone
or post records directly to me - contact details below.



Highlights:

ROSS'S GOOSE, SNOW GOOSE, GOLDEN EAGLE, arriving BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS and a
late YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER



City of Kingston

The arrival of TUNDRA SWANS was noted by many appreciative observers to
Cataraqui Bay this week, which also hosts almost 1000 GREATER SCAUP. The
Inner Harbour, in comparison, continues to hold good numbers of LESSER
SCAUP.



Wolfe Island

Wildfowl numbers continue to build with 2000 REDHEAD and 1000 GREATER SCAUP
at Button Bay, as well as an impressive 260 GREEN-WINGED TEAL earlier in the
week. A SNOW GOOSE was seen amongst CANADA GEESE on 13th and TUNDRA SWANS
continue in Button Bay.



Amherst Island

A quiet week but TUNDRA SWANS and NORTHERN HARRIER, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER
and PURPLE FINCH were all reported.



Prince Edward Point
A TURKEY VULTURE on the 9th was the only raptor of note. Wildfowl numbers
fluctuate but the 8000 LONG-TAILED DUCKS also seen on the 9th far out-number
the WHITE-WINGED and SURF SCOTERS along the South Shore. A single RED-NECKED
GREBE was picked out amongst 50 HORNED GREBES at Traverse Woods on the 9th.
On the same day, 9 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and a NORTHERN SHRIKE were seen near
the banding station. BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and DUNLIN were reported on the
12th, along with lingering RED-WINGED and RUSTY BLACKBIRDS.



Other Sightings

A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen flying over one lucky observer's backyard, north of
Napanee, on 13th, with the season's first BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS being seen there
and in Bath on 11th. A late YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was photographed near
Camden East on 8th, but didn't quite make last week's report in time. After
the Snow and Cackling Geese of last week's report, a single white-phase
ROSS'S GOOSE was seen at the same location east of Lennox Generating Station
on 12th. As well as the nine birds at Prince Edward Point, a single EASTERN
BLUEBIRD was seen on Florida Road, Odessa, on the 9th. To round off this
week's report 8 TRUMPETER SWANS were present at Charleston Lake Provincial
Park on 12th.



Thanks to all those who submitted sightings over the last week.



Good birding!

Mark.

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