RBA

 

*  New York

*  Syracuse

* February 17, 2020

*  NYSY  02. 17. 20

 

Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird Alert

Dates(s):




February 10 2020 to February 17, 2020

to report by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.com

covering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge

and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just outside Cayuga County),

Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  Madison & Cortland

compiled: February 17 AT 11:00 a.m. (EST)

compiler: Joseph Brin

Onondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org

 

 

#690 Monday February 17

 

Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 

February 10, 2020

 

Highlights:

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RED-THROATED LOON

HARLEQUIN DUCK

BARROW’S GOLDENEYE

RUDDY DUCK

BLACK SCOTER

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK

AMERICAN WOODCOCK

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL

GLAUCOUS GULL

ICELAND GULL

SNOWY OWL

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER

RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET

EASTERN TOWHEE

FIELD SPARROW

CHIPPING SPARROW

LARK SPARROW

YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD

PINE SISKIN

COMMON REDPOLL













Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge (MNWR) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC)

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     2/20: 2 YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRDS were found on Armitage Road near the 
north end of East Road. One appeared to be a juvenile/female type, the other an 
adult male. They were in the company of other icterids and favored a feeder on 
Armitage although they were also seen on Olmstead Road to the west. One or both 
were seen again of the 22nd. and the 23rd. 

     2/23: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen on Olmstead Road. A SHORT-EARED OWL 
was seen and nicely photographed on a power pole on Rt. 31 in the mucklands 
west of the Seneca River.







Cayuga county

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     The adult male TUFTED DUCK found last week in Little Sodus Bay in Fair 
Haven has continued to be seen throughout the week. It is mostly seen from the 
east side of the bay but some have spotted it from the west side from Hadcock 
Drive. It was reported through yesterday.

     2.23: An AMERICAN WOODCOCK was reportedly heard from Hadcock Road in Fair 
Haven.







Onondaga County

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     2/17: A PINE SISKIN was seen on Jerome Road near Fabius.

     2/18: 2 ICELAND and 1 GLAUCOUS GULL were seen at the Liverpool Marina on 
Onondaga Lake.

     2/21: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hancock Airport in Syracuse. An ICELAND GULL 
and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were found in the Inner Harbor south of Onondaga 
Lake in Syracuse.

     2/22: A RUDDY DUCK continues in the Inner Harbor.

     2/23: 2 CHIPPING SPARROWS continue at a feeder in Manlius. A NORTHERN 
SHRIKE was seen on the Erie Canal trail in Kirkville. An ICELAND GULL was 
spotted from the West Shore Trail of Onondaga Lake.







Oswego county

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     The LARK SPARROW was seen on the 23rd. making it 48 days at the location 
on Hinman Road north of Pulaski.

     The adult male HARLEQUIN DUCK was seen again in Oswego Harbor on the 17th. 
and the 22nd. 

     3 female BLACK SCOTERS were seen in Oswego Harbor on the 19th.

     A female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was present again this week at Oswego Harbor 
and was reported on the 17th. the 21st. and the 22nd.

     2/17: A RED HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Noyes Sanctuary on Lake Ontario 
in the Town of Scriba.

     2/18: A COMMON REDPOLL was seen at a feeder on Hinman Road north of 
Pulaski.

     2/22: A RED-THROATED LOON was seen in Oswego Harbor.

     2/23: A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen at Derby Hill. An ICELAND GULL was 
seen from East river Road in Brewerton.







Madison County

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     2/21: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and a GLAUCOUS GULL were seen at the 
Madison County Landfill on Buyea Road south of Canastota.

     2/23: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and an ICELAND GULL were seen on 
Ditchbank Road north of Canastota.




    




         




---- End Report







Joseph Brin

Baldwinsville NY

Region 5



    
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