*  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, 
2018.
Highlights--------------
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 
(MWC)----------------
     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.

Onondaga County------------
     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.

Oswego County------------
     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.

Madison County------------
     2/17: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was again seen on Eden Hollow Road east of 
Erieville.

Oneida county------------
     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.   
Herkimer County------------
     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.

Extralimital------------
     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.

    

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---Joseph BrinRegion 5 Baldwinsville, NY  13027  USA
  
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