Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of
January 04, 2020
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL
Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)
1/4: 13 SANDHILL CRANES and a MARSH WREN were seen at the Guy Baldassarre Marsh.
1/8: A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen from East Road.
1/10: A SHORT-EARED OWL was again seen from Carncross Road.
1/8: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen on Lake Ontario from West Barrier Bar Park in Fair Haven.
The female RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD initially spotted in late fall at feeders on Doyle Road east of Baldwinsville is still being seen daily.
1/6: 3 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen at the southwest end of Onondaga Lake in an area called the Marshy Spits. YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS were seen west of Baldwinsville and in Radisson. A COMMON GRACKLE continues on Sunview Drive in Elbridge.
1/7: A HERMIT THRUSH wa seen in Barry Park in Syracuse. 10 RED CROSSBILLS continue on Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest. A COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was seen at the Honeywell Center on Onondaga Lake.
1/8: A HERMIT THRUSH was seen at Beaver Lake Nature Center west of Baldwinsville.
1/9: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Three Rivers WMA north of Baldwinsville. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was see at the Marshy Spits area of Onondaga Lake.
1/10: A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen on the Onondaga Lake Creekwalk north of Hiawatha Boulevard in Syracuse. An ICELAND GULL was seen at Mercer Park in Baldwinsville and on Vincent Corners Road south of Rt. 80 east of Fabius. A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW continues near the Marshy Spits on Onondaga Lake. A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was heard at Shakham Road in the Morgan Hill State Forest.
1/11: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on Vincent Corners Road east of Fabius.10 RED CROSSBILLS were seen on Shakham Road. 42 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen on Hoag Road south of Baldwinsville.
1/4: An ICELAND GULL was seen at Lock 6 in Oswego. A SNOWY OWL was seen at Fort Ontario in Oswego.
1/5: A SAVANNAH SPARROW was seen on BishopRoad west of Richland. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen from Brietbeck Park in Oswego.
1/6: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Smith Road north of Mexico.
1/7: EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen on Stone Hill Road south of Williamstown.
1/9: A RED-THROATED LOON was see from Brietbeck Park in Oswego.
1/10: A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen from Brietbeck Park in Oswego. 23 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen near Lake Neathwanta in Fulton.
1/11: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen at the intersection of Atkinson and Salisbury Roads north of Mexico. 18 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at Port Ontario. An ICELAND GULL was seen from Brietbeck Park in Oswego.
1/5: EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a feeder on Carpenter Road near Sheds and were present through the 10th.
1/6: A TURKEY VULTURE was seen in Hamilton.
1/7: A SNOWY OWL continues at the Fenner Wind Farm. It has been reported that some people may be harassing the Owls by trying to get too close for photos. Please use discretion when viewing and photographing the birds. The American Birding Association has a Code of Ethics for birders and photographers which can easily be found online.
1/9: A HOARY REDPOLL was seen with a group of Common Redpolls at the Carpenter Road feeders near Sheds.
1/6: A TURKEY VULTURE and a GRAY CATBIRD were found near Hamilton.
1/10: A HOARY REDPOLL was found north of Holland Patent. A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near West Leyden. 20 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen in Blossvale.A GLAUCOUS GULL was see at Sylvan Beach on Oneida Lake.
EVENING GROSBEAKS continue almost daily at a feeder in Salisbury Corneers.
1/10: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near the feeders in Salisbury Corners. 8 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at Westgate Drive north of Frankfort.