January 19th, 2015

Posted on January 21, 2015

A SNOWY OWL continues to be seen at Ragged Neck in Rye, and was last reported on January 19th.

A SNOWY OWL continues to be seen at Hampton Beach State Park or in coastal Seabrook and was last reported on January 19th.

A SNOWY OWL was seen along the coast just south of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on January 18th.

A SNOWY OWL was seen along Drewsville Road in Alstead on January 12th.

1 or 2 female HARLEQUIN DUCKS were seen along the coast in Rye during the past week.

A male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen on the Merrimack River in Manchester on January 18th.

A male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE and an ICELAND GULL were seen on Opechee Bay in Laconia on January 19th.

A male GADWALL was seen in a coastal marsh just south of Rye Harbor, and 1 was seen on Great Bay from Adams Point in Durham, both on January 18th.

A male NORTHERN PINTAIL was seen on the Squam River in Ashland on January 11th.

A RAZORBILL, and a GLAUCOUS GULL were seen along the coast in Rye on January 18th.

A GLAUCOUS GULL and an ICELAND GULL were seen from the Seabrook side of Hampton Harbor on January 16th.

An ICELAND GULL and a HORNED LARK were seen at Rockingham Park in Salem on January 13th.

An ICELAND GULL and over 70 BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS were seen in East Kingston on January 19th.

An ICELAND GULL and a male NORTHERN PINTAIL were seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant on January 18th.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on multiple days frequenting the Wendell Flat and Trask Brook Road area in Sunapee. It has been seen between the snowmobile trail and Route 103, close to the intersection of Depot Road.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen in the hedgerows between the fields behind the Cocheco Valley Humane Society at the Strafford County Farm in Dover on January 19th.

COMMON REDPOLL sightings during the past week included 12 in Newport, 8 in Wolfeboro, 1 in Brookfield, 3 in New Durham, 2 in Durham, 1 in Concord, 2 in Gilmanton, 1 in Rye, and 2 in Sunapee.

6 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen along Trask Brook Road in Sunapee on January 13th, and 1 was seen in Newbury on January 18th.

2 LAPLAND LONGSPUR, a SAVANNAH SPARROW, and 82 HORNED LARKS were seen at the Malnati Farm, and Agway in Walpole on January 14th, and 8 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen here on the 13th.

There have been more PINE SISKIN sightings during the past week with small flocks reported from many locations, and a few larger flocks including flocks of over 50 in Keene, Bedford, Hillsborough, Kingston, and Bartlett.

7 PURPLE SANDPIPERS were seen from Great Island Common in New Castle on January 17th.

A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen in Newington on January 14th, 1 was seen in Rye on the 18th, 1 was seen in Hampton on the 19th, and a pair was seen in Concord on the 19th.

A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen in Etna on January 17th, and a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen in Rye on January 18th.

5 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen in Gilsum on January 16th.

A BOREAL CHICKADEE was seen in Passaconaway on January 17th.

A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW and a LINCOLN’S SPARROW were seen in Greenland on January 17th.

A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER and 2 “IPSWICH” SAVANNAH SPARROWS were reported from Rye on January 18th.

A WINTER WREN was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, and 1 was seen at the Mink Brook Nature Preserve in Hanover, both on January 18th.

A HERMIT THRUSH was seen in Hanover on January 18th.

A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was seen on January 15th, and 1 was seen on the 18th, both in Nashua.

A NORTHERN FLICKER was seen in Bedford on January 16th.

A flock of 18 TURKEY VULTURES was seen in Exeter on January 19th.

A flock of 23 RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS was seen at Landing Road in Hampton on January 18th.

This message is also available by phone recording: call (603) 224-9909 and press 4 as directed or ask to be transferred. If you have seen any interesting birds recently, you can leave a message at the end of the recording or send your sightings to the RBA via e-mail at:

birdsetc@nhaudubon.org. Please put either “bird sighting” or “Rare Bird Alert” in the subject line and be sure to include your mailing address and phone number. The RBA is also available on-line at the New Hampshire Audubon web site, www.nhaudubon.org

 

Thanks very much and good birding.