This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 16th, 2020.
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A REDHEAD and a BLACK SCOTER were seen on Great Bay from Adam’s Point in Durham on November 15th.
An ANNA’S HUMMNGBIRD was photographed visiting a birdfeeder at a private residence in Merrimack County in early November, but has not been seen again.
A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was found foraging on the ground beneath a birdfeeder located at 24 Industrial Park Drive in Concord on November 7th. It has been seen on a number of days since then, and was last reported on the 16th.
2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in fields at off of Ledge Farm Road in Nottingham on November 12th.
A GOLDEN EAGLE and a NORTHERN GOSHAWK were seen in Nottingham on November 14th.
A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen near Lily Pond in Piermont on November 12th.
A male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen with a flock of COMMON GOLDENEYE at Stark Landing on the Merrimack River in Manchester on November 14th.
A RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was seen at Goose Pond in Canaan and 2 were seen at Crystal Lake in Enfield, all on November 15th.
A RAZORBILL was seen along the coast on November 11th.
A RED-THROATED LOON was seen on the Merrimack River in Hooksett on November 14th, and 1 was seen on Lake Winnipesauke in Meredith on the 11th.
2 HORNED GREBES were seen on Lake Winnipesauke in Center Harbor and a RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on Lake Waukewan in Meredith, both on November 11th.
16 GREATER SCAUP were reported from Cherry Pond in Jefferson on November 11th.
A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen near Little Cherry Pond in Jefferson on November 11th.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near the start of the rail trail to Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge on November 11th, 1 was seen in Gilmanton Iron Works on the 15th, and 1 was seen in Newport on the 14th.
A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen in Hampton Harbor on November 16th, and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continues to be seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye,
Single ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were seen in Manchester, Rye, and Hampton on November 14th.
15 PINE GROSBEAKS were reported from the parking lot at Ocean State Job Lot in Meredith on November 16th. 8 PINE GROSBEAKS were reported from Penacook, and 4 were reported from Pack Monadnock, all on November 14th. 10 PINE GROSBEAKS were reported from North Conway and 3 were reported from Plymouth, all on November 13th. A few single PINE GROSBEAKS were reported from scattered locations during the past week.
Small flocks of up to 6 EVENING GROSBEAKS were reported from several locations during the past week.
An estimated 250 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on November 11th, and 3 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen here on the 16th.
32 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported from Pack Monadnock on November 14th, and 65 were reported from there on the 9th. Many RED CROSSBILLS continue to be reported from appropriate habitat throughout the state, including 32 tallied in Hinsdale on November 12th.
Flocks of COMMON REDPOLLS, PINE SISKINS, SNOW BUNTINGS, and HORNED LARKS were reported from scattered locations during the past week.
A BOREAL CHICKADEE continues to be seen on Pack Monadnock and was last reported on November 14th.
Late-migrating birds reported during the past week included 2 WOOD DUCKS, 2 TURKEY VULTURES, an OSPREY, 2 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 4 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, an EASTERN PHOEBE, 2 BLUE-HEADED VIREOS, a PHILADELPHIA VIREO, a BARN SWALLOW, 6 RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, a MARSH WREN, 2 BROWN THRASHERS, 2 HERMIT THRUSHES, 2 CHIPPING SPARROWS, 4 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, a LINCOLN’S SPARROW, 3 TENNESSEE WARBLERS, an AMERICAN REDSTART, a CAPE MAY WARBLER, a MAGNOLIA WARBLER, 5 BLACKPOLL WARBLERS, a BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, a PINE WARBLER, a PRAIRIE WARBLER, several PALM WARBLERS, several YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, 2 BALTIMORE ORIOLES, a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, and an INDIGO BUNTING.
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