Birders have been focussing their attention on the eastern section of the
region this week, primarily to view a RED-NECKED GREBE that has taken
liking to the Gananoque River. Other areas are somewhat lacking this
As well as the grebe, other highlights include; widespread TRUMPETER
numerous SNOWY OWLS, RED-HEADED WOODPECKER, RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER,
TITMOUSE, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD.
Invista continues to hold waterfowl in good numbers but
reduced. Both the SNOWY OWLS and the NORTHERN SHRIKE
continue. The city's
resident PEREGRINE FALCONS continue to be seen downtown
though are by no
means guaranteed. Kingston Mills produced a COMMON REDPOLL
perhaps the first of the year.
SNOWY OWLS continue to dominate the news, though SNOW BUNTINGS, a
LAPLANG LONGSPUR and AMERICAN KESTREL were seen last
The resident TUFTED TITMOUSE,
EASTERN SCREECH-OWL and RED-BELLIED
WOODPECKERS continue to be seen and ferry
services appear to have improved.
I have been advised that the following link
has the most accurate
information on services: <https://twitter.com/HICountyFerry>
SNOWY OWLS continue on Amherst, as well as a couple of 'northern'
HAWKS. LAPLAND LONGSPUR has been seen and RING-NECKED PHEASANTS
easier to find.
the city, the long-staying RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and pair of
WOODPECKERS continue at Gananoque Golf Club. RED-BELLIED
also observed at Ivy Lea this week, where good numbers of
are to be seen, along with all three mergansers. A
RED-NECKED GREBE has
delighted many on the Gananoque River at Marble Rock
Road and continues to
date. Also seen in that general vicinity on Wednesday
were 8 RUSTY BLACKBIRD
and a single BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD. North of the city,
continue to be seen at several locations from Bedford Mills
Locks and Lower Brewer's Mills Locks.
As always, thanks to all
those who submitted sightings over the last week.