RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* January 26, 2015*  NYSY  01. 26. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):January 19, 2015 - January 26, 2015to 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: January 26 AT 6:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph 
BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #427 Monday January 26, 
2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
January 19, 2014 Highlights:-----------
RED-THROATED LOONNORTHERN SHOVELERHARLEQUIN DUCKBARROW’S GOLDENEYEICELAND 
GULLGLAUCOUS GULLLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLSNOWY OWLSHORT-EARED OWLNORTHERN 
SHRIKEGRAY CATBIRDHERMIT THRUSHEVENING GROSBEAKSAVANNAH SPARROWCOMMON 
REDPOLLPINE SISKIN

Compiler’s note: COMMON REDPOLLS were reported in many more locations this week 
than last. I will not list all sightings but recommend keeping an eye out for 
HOARIES and other fiches.


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)------------
     1/21: 4 SAVANNAH SPARROWS were seen on East Road. Another was found along 
the Wildlife Trail.

Onondaga County------------
     1/19: The NORTHERN SHOVELER found in Mercer Park in Baldwinsville last 
week has remained and is seen daily. There was also a report of a second one.   
  1/25: A HERMIT THRUSH was again seen at the Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery 
near Elbridge.     1/26: A GRAY CATBIRD was refound on the feeder Canal off of 
Andrews Road in Dewitt.

Madison County------------
     1/22: 4 ICELAND GULLS and 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS were seen at the Madison County 
Landfill. EVENING GROSBEAKS and a CHIPPING SPARROW continue at a feeder on 
Carpenter Road near Sheds.     1/23: A SNOWY OWL was seen on Nelson Road in 
Fenner. A PINE SISKIN was seen near Cazenovia Lake.     1/25: 2 ICELAND GULLS, 
1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and 1 GLAUCOUS GULL were seen on Ditchbank Road.

Oswego County------------
     1/21: A female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was found on the Oswego River in 
Phoenix. It is being viewed from the fisherman’s access below the bridge. It 
was still present today.     1/24: A RED-THROATED LOON was found in Oswego 
Harbor.

Oneida County------------
     1/21: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Griffis Tech Park (the old airbase). Up to 
three have been seen at this location.     1/25: A PINE SISKIN was seen in 
Westdale.

Herkimer County------------
     1/19: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on the Gray-Wilmurt Road.     1/22: A 
PINE SISKIN was seen at a feeder near Dolgeville. A SNOWY OWL was seen on 
Castle Road near Fairfield.     1/24: A SNOWY OWL and eight EVENING GROSBEAKS 
were seen on Newport-Gray Road.

Jefferson County------------
     1/20: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen near Cape Vincent.     1/23: A HARLEQUIN 
DUCK was seen at Grass Point State Park on the St. Lawrence River.     1/25: A 
SNOWY OWL was seen in the Point Peninsula Conservation Area. 


     
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Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.  

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