New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 6th, 2017

Posted on November 8, 2017

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 6th, 2017.

10 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen on the coast and a few were reported from inland locations during the past week.

10 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen on the coast and a few were reported from inland locations during the past week.

A CAVE SWALLOW was seen at Bicentennial Park in Hampton on November 4th.

A WHITE-EYED VIREO and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT were seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on November 5th, and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen there on the 4th.

4 SANDHILL CRANES were phootgraphed flying over Epping on October 31st.

3 CATTLE EGRETS continue to be seen at Flint Farm in Milan, and were last reported on November 5th. Another CATTLE EGRET was seen foraging in cornfields at Krif Road in Keene on the 3rd.

A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen flying over cornfields at Krif Road in Keene on November 2nd, 1 was seen at coastal dunes in Seabrook on the 4th, and 1 was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on the 4th.

A BLACK VULTURE was seen flying over Portsmouth on October 31st.

A juvenile COMMON GALLINULE was seen at Upper Suncook Lake in Barnstead on November 3rd.

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen near the north end of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on November 5th.

A GLAUCOUS GULL, an ICELAND GULL, and a LAUGHING GULL were seen migrating south along the coast on November 5th. There was also a report of a GLAUCOUS GULL in Hampton Marsh on the 5th.

3 SWANS of undetermined species were seen flying south along the Contoocook River in Concord on October 31st.

A DICKCISSEL was seen with HOUSE SPARROWS near the train tracks next to Parking Lot A at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, and 1 was seen at Great Bay Farm in Greenland, both on November 3rd.

An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen at Rye Harbor on October 31st, and a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen in Rochester on November 2nd.

A flock of 5 DUNLIN was seen flying near Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on November 1st.

2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen at World End Pond in Salem on November 4th, 1 was seen at Turkey Pond in Concord on the 4th, 1 was seen at Upper Suncook Lake in Barnstead on the 4th, and 1 was seen in Rochester on the 3rd.

A KILLDEER was seen at White’s Farm in Concord on November 5th.

An AMERICAN WOODCOCK was seen migrating off of the coast on November 5th, 1 was seen in Concord on the 4th, and 1 was seen in Pittsfield on October 31st.

2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were seen in Hampton Harbor on November 4th. A LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen in Hampton Marsh, and a SEMIPAMATED SANDPIPER was seen in Hampton Harbor, both on November 5th.

A LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen on the Connecticut River in North Walpole on October 31st.

A RED-THROATED LOON was seen on the Connecticut River in Hinsdale, and 1 was seen on Dublin Lake, both on November 1st.

12 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on Cherry Pond in Jefferson, 7 were seen on Spofford Lake in Chesterfield, and 6 were seen on Wilson Pond in Swanzey, all on November 2nd.

A flock of 14 BLACK SCOTERS was seen flying over Concord on November 4th.

2 RUDDY DUCKS were seen on Wilson Pond in Swanzey on November 2nd.

7 PIED-BILLED GREBES were seen on Cherry Pond in Jefferson on November 4th, and 6 were seen on the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on the 1st.

A flock of 12 BRANT was seen on October 31st, and a flock of 28 was seen on November 1st, all migrating south over Concord. A few sightings of 1-2 individuals were reported from various locations on the same dates.

A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen in Seabrook on November 1st, and a GREAT EGRET was seen in Hampton on the 5th.

A flock of 6 RED CROSSBILLS was seen at Black Pond in Windsor on October 31st.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was reported from Penacook on November 5th.

A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was seen at Adams Point in Durham on November 3rd, and a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was seen in Dover on November 1st.

A NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen in Concord, and a YELLOW WARBLER and a BLACKPOLL WARBLER were seen in Hampton, all on November 4th. A BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and a PINE WARBLER were reported from Concord on November 5th.

2 PALM WARBLERS were seen in Concord on November 4th, and 1 was seen in Seabrook on the 3rd.

A SORA was seen in Dixville on October 27th.

A MARSH WREN was reported from Turtle Pond in Concord on November 4th.

An INDIGO BUNTING was seen in Greenland on November 3rd and 4th.

Late migrating species reported during the past week include: RED-EYED VIREO, GRAY CATBIRD, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, EASTERN PHOEBE, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, FOX SPARROW, LINCOLN’S SPARROW, and FIELD SPARROW.

A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen in Keene, and a flock of 8 AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS were seen in Sandwich, all on November 6th.

A flock of about 40 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS was seen at Powwow Pond in East Kingston on November 5th. A possible PINE GROSBEAK was also reported from here on the 5th.

A flock of 28 TURKEY VULTURES was seen in Wilton on November 3rd.

RAPTOR migration monitoring will be drawing to a close in mid-November, but raptors are still being counted daily at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough, and at the Carter Hill Observatory in Concord. Pack Monadnock has reported over 11,346 raptors and Carter Hill has reported over 6,065 raptors, all since September 1st. The majority of BROAD-WINGED HAWKS have already passed by, but there are still PEREGRINE FALCONS, NORTHERN HARRIERS, SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, RED-TAILED HAWKS, and BALD EAGLES being seen. The most unusual sightings so far are 3 GOLDEN EAGLES and a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK. Be sure to visit these New HampshireAudubon staffed observatories this fall season to help out with the counts!

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.