* New York* Syracuse
- March 20 2017
* NYSY 03.20.17 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):March 13, 2017 - March 20, 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 4 p.m. (EDT)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of March 13, 2017.
THAYER’S GULLGLAUCOUS GULLICELAND GULLNORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLGREAT GRAY OWL (Extralimital)FISH CROWBOHEMIAN WAXWINGYELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERLAPLAND LONGSPUR
Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)------------
Most of the water in the complex is frozen or snow covered and little in the way of waterfowl was reported this week. a beautiful dark ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was photographed near Wilgoose field on Rt.89.
A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL continues to be seen on the Bog Trail at Beaver Lake Nature Center west of Baldwinsville.
Another disappointing week at Derby with only 52 Hawks counted. The highlight of the week was a single BOHEMIAN WAXWING on 3/18.
A juvenile THAYER’S GULL continues to be seen at Phoenix. It is best seen from Hanley Park on State Street. 3/17: A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Atkinson Road East of Selkirk Shores State Park. A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen in Oswego at Lock 6. 3/20: 5 ICELAND GULLS were seen in Phoenix. A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen on Miner Road in the Town of Scriba.
3/20: 2 FISH CROWS were seen on Black River Boulevard in Rome.
GREAT GRAY OWL sightings continued this week up to and including yesterday on Barnhard Island Road at Robert Moses State Park inn Massena, St. Lawrence county and in Keene on Lime Kiln Road, Essex County.