* New York* Syracuse
- March 13 2017
* NYSY 03.13.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):March 06, 2017 - March 13, 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: March 13 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 March 06, 2017.
CLARK’S GREBEROSS’S GOOSEGREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSEEURASIAN WIGEONGOLDEN EAGLESANDHILL CRANETHAYER’S GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND GULLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLGREAT GRAY OWL (Extralimital)
Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
3/8: A male EURASIAN WIGEON and a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE were seen at Tschache Pool. 3/10: 2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Knox-Marsellus Marsh.
Cold weather and unfavorable winds made for a slow week at Derby Hill. Only 163 raptors were recorded. Highlights were 7 GOLDEN EAGLES on 3/8 and another today.
3/6: This was the last day the CLARK’S GREBE was seen. 3/7: The THAYER’S GULL was present at Phoenix at the lock and has been reported daily including today. 3/8: A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Phoenix. 3/11: An ICELAND GULL was seen at Phoenix. 3/13: 3 ICELAND GULLS were seen today at Phoenix.
3/11: The SAW-WHET OWL was seen on the Bog Trail at Beaver Lake Nature Center but was not seen the last two days. 3/12: A male EURASIAN WIGEON was found at the outlet of Nine Mile Creek on the west side of Onondaga lake in Lakeland. The bird was relocated today.
3/6: The pair of PEREGRINE FALCONS are again at the nesting site on the Adirondak Bank in Utica.
3/12: GREAT GRAY OWLS are continuing at both Robert Moses State Park on Barnhart Island in Massena in St. Lawrence County and on Lime Kiln Road in the Town of Keene in Essex county.
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027 U.S.A.