This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, December 7th, 2020.
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A LONG-EARED OWL was photographed at Canobie Lake on December 6th.
4 TUNDRA SWANS were reported from Great Bay on December 5th and a REDHEAD was reported from Great Bay on the 3rd.
A male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen in Mile Long Pond in the Androscoggin River in Errol on November 30th, and 1 was seen on Lake Winnisquam on December 6th.
A BLACK SCOTER was seen on Spofford Lake in Chesterfield on December 2nd.
A female NORTHERN PINTAIL was seen flying overhead with MALLARDS AT Brookford Farm in Canterbury on December 4th.
A RED-THROATED LOON was seen on Lake Waukewan in Meredith on December 5th.
A GLAUCOUS GULL continues to be seen in Hampton Harbor and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continues to be seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye,
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen along Noyes Street in Concord on December 5th, and 1 was seen in Hancock on the 2nd.
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen along Noyes Street in Concord on November 30th and December 1st.
An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, and 1 was seen at Great Bay Farm in Greenland, both on December 4th.
16 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were seen in North Conway on December 6th.
A few EVENING GROSBEAK sightings were reported during the past week.
PINE GROSBEAK sightings during the past week included 21 near the Lee traffic circle, 20 at the Laconia Country Club, 9 in Amherst, 8 in Hollis, 4 in New London, 4 in Rochester, 3 in Exeter, and 2 in Wilmot.
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL sightings during the past week included 20 from Mount Monadnock, 40 in Goffstown, 23 in Keene, 18 in Pittsfield, 17 in Dublin, and 12 in Temple.
RED CROSSBILL sightings during the past week included, 20 in Sunapee, 20 in Marlborough, 12 in Swanzey, 13 in Keene, and 15 in Hancock,
Flocks of COMMON REDPOLLS, PINE SISKINS, SNOW BUNTINGS, and HORNED LARKS were reported from scattered locations during the past week.
A BOREAL CHICKADEE was reported from Mount Monadnock on December 2nd.
Late-migrating birds reported during the past week included 3 WOOD DUCKS, a GREATER YELLOWLEGS, a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 8 TURKEY VULTURES, an AMERICAN KESTREL, a NORTHERN HARRIER, a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, 4 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, 2 RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS, 2 HERMIT THRUSHES, 2 AMERICAN PIPITS, a LINCOLN’S SPARROW, 2 CHIPPING SPARROWS, 5 SAVANNAH SPARROWS, a PINE WARBLER, a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, a PRAIRIE WARBER, and a FISH CROW.
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Thanks very much and good birding.
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