Date: 2/27/17 2:31 pm
From: Joseph Brin <brinjoseph...>
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA
*  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.
Highlights--------------
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.

Onondaga County------------
     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.

Oswego County------------
     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.

Extralimital------------
     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
     


-end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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