New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Posted on January 24, 2018

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, January 22nd, 2018.

19 NORTHERN FULMARS, 105 DOVEKIES, 11 COMMON MURRES, and 2 ATLANTIC PUFFINS were all tallied at Jeffrey’s Ledge in New Hampshire offshore waters on January 19th.

20 RAZORBILLS were seen at the coast on January 21st, 2018.

20 RAZORBILLS, and 2 BLACK GUILLEMOTS were seen at the coast on January 21st.

A SANDHILL CRANE continues to be seen in Rollinsford, and was last reported from near Main Street on January 22nd.

A SNOWY OWL was found in Keene on January 2nd and continues to be reported. It has been seen near Ash Brook Road, Production Avenue, and in the general area (including Hyundai, Subaru, and Days Inn) and was last reported on January 20th.

A SNOWY OWL was seen from Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on January 21st.

A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen soaring near Sawyer Park in Kensington on January 22nd.

A male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE continues to be seen at Stark Landing on the Merrimack River in Manchester, and was last reported on January 20th.

A female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE continues to be seen on the Cocheco River in Dover, and was last reported on January 18th.

A WOOD DUCK was seen in Nashua on January 22nd, a NORTHERN PINTAIL was seen in Cornish on January 19th, and 2 RED-THROATED LOONS were seen at Adams Point in Durham on January 16th.

A male NORTHERN PINTAIL was seen in Exeter, and 2 more were seen on the coast in Rye, all on January 21st.

A GREAT CORMORANT was seen at Partridge Brook in Westmoreland on January 21st.

Over 60 PURPLE SANDPIPERS were reported from the coast on January 20th.

3 ICELAND GULLS were seen in Rochester on January 20th.

An estimated 100 SNOW BUNTINGS was seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on January 18th, and a flock of a dozen was seen in Derry on the 20th.

3 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Swanzey on January 20th.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen in Exeter on January 21st.

2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were seen at Great Bay Farm in Greenland on January 21st.

A FOX SPARROW was seen in Rochester, and 1 was seen in Deerfield, both on January 19th.

A FIELD SPARROW was seen in Rye on January 21st.

A CHIPPING SPARROW was seen in Salem on January 18th, one was seen in Nottingham on the 18th, and one was seen in Rochester the 19th.

An EASTERN TOWHEE continues to be seen at a private residence in Wilton and was last reported on January 19th.

A PINE WARBLER was seen in Rye on January 21st.

A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET and a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER were seen off of Dearborn Road in Greenland on January 20th. A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen in Kensington on the 22nd.

A WINTER WREN was seen in Portsmouth on January 21st, and a HERMIT THRUSH was seen in Dover on January 22nd.

3 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen at Kinsman Pond Shelter in the White Mountains on January 20th.

More than 15 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from towns in the southwest during the past week. These birds are nomadic and follow food sources (evergreen cone seeds).

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS were seen in Exeter, and Strafford, and there were a few NORTHERN FLICKERS and RED-BELLIED WOODPECKERS, all reported during the past week.

A RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD was seen in Concord on January 17th.

A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen in Concord on January 19th, and 1 was seen in Hampton on the 21st.

A MERLIN was seen in Lebanon on January 19th, 1 was seen in Greenland on the 21st, and 1 was seen in Nashua on the 21st.

Single RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS were seen in Exeter, Salem, Dover, and Wakefield during the past week.

A TURKEY VULTURE was seen in Exeter on January 21st.

A RUSTY BLACKBIRD was seen at a birdfeeder in Berlin on January 18th.

3 FISH CROWS were seen in Salem on January 18th.

An estimated 1,500 AMERICAN CROWS have been seen roosting in the evenings in the Laconia area during the past week.

Each January the “Twitchers in the Rye” take part in an annual competition called the Superbowl of Birding to raise money for two NH Audubon programs –New Hampshire Bird Records and NH eBird. Click here for more information and to pledge today! http://nhbirdrecords.org/twitchers-in-the-rye-superbowl-of-birding-january-28-2017/

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.