New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, October 30th, 2017

Posted on October 30, 2017

A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen from Carter Hill in Concord on October 24th, 2017. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, October 30th, 2017.

A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen from Carter Hill in Concord on October 24th.

A TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE was discovered and photographed on the summit of Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on October 28th.

3 CATTLE EGRETS were seen at Flint Farm in Milan on October 25th, and 1 was photographed there on the 26th.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on October 27th. Also present was a VESPER SPARROW, a FIELD SPARROW, a flock of 76 AMERICAN PIPITS, and a flock of 40 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS.

An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, a BLACKPOLL WARBLER, a PALM WARBLER, and a RED-EYED VIREO were seen at the south end of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on October 29th, and a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, and a YELLOW WARBLER were seen in Hampton on the 28th.

2 HARLEQUIN DUCKS, 7 CORY’S SHEARWATERS, 3 GREAT SHEARWATERS, a MANX SHEARWATER, 1,591 NORTHERN GANNETS, 4 LAUGHING GULLS, and a SNOW BUNTING were observed migrating south along the coast in Hampton on October 24th.

6 BRANT, 440 BLACK SCOTERS, 281 RED-THROATED LOONS, 7,158 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, 4 RAZORBILLS, 4 BLACK GUILLEMOTS, a LAUGHING GULL, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 3 CASPIAN TERNS, and

2 PEREGRINE FALCONS were observed migrating south along the coast in Hampton on October 29th.

2 juvenile COMMON GALLINULES, 9 AMERICAN COOT, an AMERICAN WIGEON, 2 NORTHERN PINTAILS, and 2 GREATER SCAUP were reported from Eel Pond in Rye multiple times during the past week.

An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, and 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS were reported from Hampton on October 28th.

A GREAT CORMORANT and a DUNLIN were seen at the Wilder Dam on the Connecticut River on October 29th, and 3 BLACK SCOTERS were seen in this area on the 27th.

An EASTERN SCREECH-OWL was heard in North Hampton on October 28th.

RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors 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 11,296
raptors and Carter Hill has reported over 5,862 raptors, all since September 1st. The majority of BROAD-WINGED HAWKS have already passed by, but there are still good numbers of SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS,
RED-TAILED HAWKS, and BALD EAGLES to be seen. Be sure to visit these New Hampshire Audubon 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.