New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, January 1st, 2018

Posted on January 3, 2018

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, January 1st, 2018.

24 RED CROSSBILLS and 1 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL were reported from the Sandwich Christmas Bird Count on December 30th. Photo: White-winged Crossbill by Len Medlock, 2-28-16.

24 RED CROSSBILLS and 1 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL were reported from the Sandwich Christmas Bird Count on December 30th. 2 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Meredith on December 31st, and single RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Cornish, Charlestown, and Hancock during the past week.

A SANDHILL CRANE was seen near 419 Main Street in Rollinsford on January 1st.

A SNOWY OWL continues to be seen at Rye Harbor State Park and was last reported on January 1st.

An ICELAND GULL was seen in Laconia on December 31st.

A GLAUCOUS GULL continues to be seen on the Seabrook side of Hampton Harbor and was last reported on January 1st.

There was an unconfirmed report of a PACIFIC LOON seen in Rye on December 30th.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen along River Road just north of the Boggy Meadow Farm in Walpole on December 29th.

A COMMON REDPOLL was seen in Lyme on December 31st.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen along Krif Road in Keene on December 28th, and 1 was seen in Seabrook on January 1st.

A CAPE MAY WARBLER and a YELLOW WARBLER were discovered at Bicentennial Park in Hampton on December 1st, and were last reported on the 27th.

A PINE WARBLER was seen in Brentwood on December 26th.

A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER continues to be seen outside the Errol Library, and was last reported on December 31st.

A BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was discovered in pines at the intersection of Central Road and Route 1A in Rye on November 26th, and was last reported on December 27th.

A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was reported from Hampton on December 30th.

An AMERICAN PIPIT was seen in Hampton on December 26th and 27th.

An EASTERN TOWHEE continues to be seen at a private residence in Wilton and was last reported on December 30th. Another EASTERN TOWHEE was seen in Warner on the 29th.

An “OREGON” DARK-EYED JUNCO was seen in Hollis on December 30th.

A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen in Laconia on December 31st.

Several FOX SPARROWS, 2 CHIPPING SPARROWS, a SWAMP SPARROW, and many WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were seen on Christmas Bird Counts during the past week.

A HERMIT THRUSH was seen in Exeter on January 1st, 1 was seen in Sanbornton on December 31st, and 1 was seen in Hollis on the 30th.

A GRAY CATBIRD was seen in Hampton on December 27th, 30th, and 31st.

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS were seen in Gilford, Milford, Merrimack, Holderness, Sutton, Antrim, Hampton, Henniker, Dover, Sunapee, Sandwich, North Conway, and Nottingham during the past week.

There were a few NORTHERN FLICKERS and numerous RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS reported during the past week.

A BELTED KINGFISHER and 2 WINTER WRENS were reported from the Milford Fish Hatchery on December 30th.

A few CAROLINA WRENS were reported from scattered locations during the past week.

A BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD was seen in Newmarket, and several RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS were seen at scattered locations during the past week.

8 PURPLE SANDPIPERS were seen along the coast on January 1st.

A WILSON’S SNIPE was seen in Moultonborough on December 30th.

A GREAT BLUE HERON was seen in Nashua on December 30th.

2 male GREEN-WINGED TEAL were seen on the Merrimack River in Concord on January 1st.

A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen in Holderness on December 31st, and a MERLIN was seen in Hooksett on January 1st.

A RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was seen in Hampstead, and a TURKEY VULTURE was seen in Exeter, both on January 1st.

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.

Thanks very much and good birding.