* New York* Syracuse
- February 19, 2018
* NYSY 02.19.18 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 12 2018 -
February 19, 2018to 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: February 19 AT 4:00 p.m.
(EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org
Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of February 12,
SURF SCOTERRED-SHOULDERED HAWKBLACK VULTURENORTHERN GOSHAWKICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS
GULLSLATY-BACKED GULLSNOWY OWLSHORT-EARED OWLNORTHERN SHRIKEGRAY CATBIRDHERMIT
THRUSHGREEN-TAILED TOWHEERED CROSSBILL
Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex
2/11: Although not in the complex I will mention a mega rare GREEN-TAILED
TOWHEE present at a feeder on McDonald road just east of the complex. The bird
was present from 2/11 through 2/14. The home owner was gracious enough to let
out the information and many people were treated to looks at this beautiful
bird, apparently an adult male. Unfortunately the bird has not been seen since
2/14. 2/14: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen on Rt.89 near the Willgoose area.
2/12: A GRAY CATBIRD was seen on Fisher Road south of Bridge Street in
Dewitt. One and sometimes two BLACK VULTURES continue to be seen at the OCRA
facility in Jamesville. They have been reperted through the 18th. 2/16: A
SNOWY OWL continues at the State Fair entrance. 2/17: An ICELAND and a
GLAUCOUS GULL were seen at the mouth of Nine Mile Creek on Onondaga Lake.
2/13: A HERMIT THRUSH was seen at the Selkirk east trail near Selkirk
Shores State Park. 2/17: A GLOUCOUS GULL was seen at Indian Point on the
Oswego River north of Fulton.
2/17: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was again seen on Eden Hollow Road east of
2/14: RED CROSSBILLS were reported at various locations on North Lake Road
and also Roberts Road and Meyers Hill Road. The Crossbills have been seen daily
since. A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen on Muthig Road. Many PINE SISKINS and PURPLE
FINCHES were found also.
2/14: RED CROSSBILLS were seen in the Herkimer Ciunty parts of North Lake
Road north of Forestport. Birds were seen at the old tower area and at Atwell.
They were also seen on Withers Road. RED CROSSBILLS were reported through 2/18.
2/17: A (the) SLATY-BACKED GULL was found on Van Cleef Lake in SeFalls. It
was present again on 2/18 and 2/19 and was seen by many.
---Joseph BrinRegion 5 Baldwinsville, NY 13027 USA
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