* New York* Syracuse
- February 27 2017
* NYSY 02.27.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 20, 2017 - February 27 2017to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer, Madison & Cortlandcompiled: February 27 AT 5 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of February 20, 2017.
CLARK’S GREBECACKLING GOOSEROSS’S GOOSEEURASIAN WIGEONGOLDEN EAGLEBLACK VULTURELESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND GULLTHAYER’S GULLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLLONG-EARED OWLGREAT GRAY OWL (Extralimital)NORTHERN SHRIKE
Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
2/22: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at the Audubon Center north of Savannah. 2/24: An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen from East Road. 2/25: A CACKLING GOOSE and a SHORT-EARED OWL were seen from Carncross Road. 2/26: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen from East Road. An EURASIAN WIGEON was seen in Tschache Pool and was relocated today.
2/21: A GLAUCAOUS GULL was seen at the end of the Creek Walk at the south end of Onondaga Lake. 2/23: A LONG-EARED OWL was seen and photographed in Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse. 2/25: A CACKLING GOOSE was seen on Beaver Lake west of Baldwinsville. 2/26: A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL continues on the Bog Trail at Beaver Lake Nature Center.
2/22: A potential first New York State record CLARK’S GREBE was discovered in Oswego Harbor. It has been seen and photographed daily including today and the general consensus is that it is a CLARK’S GREBE 2/23: A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Oswego Harbor and another was seen at Derby Hill at the Hawk Watch. A SNOWY OWL was also seen at Derby Hill. 2/25: A ROSS’S GOOSE was seen in flight with Snow Geese at Oswego Harbor. 2/26: THAYER’S GULL, ICELAND GULL and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continue at the dam on the Oswego River in Phoenix.
Oneida county------------ 2/25: 6 BLACK VULTURES were seen and well photographed feeding on a carcass on Westmorland Road in Whitesboro. A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OW was seen at Spring Farm Nature Sanctuary south of Clinton.
Up to 3 GREAT GRAY OWLS were still being seen at Robert Moses State Park near Massena in St. Lawrence County. However the last positive sighting was on 2/25 On Robinson Bay Road.
Migrants this week.-----------------------
FOX SPARROWGREEN-WINGED TEALNORTHERN SHOVELERPINTAILAMERICAN WOODCOCKAMERICAN PIPIT
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027 U.S.A.