This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, February 15, 2021.
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A TOWNSEND’S WARBLER that was first reported at birdfeeders in Derry on December 30th, continues to be seen there, and was last reported on February 14th.
A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER has been seen visiting a feeder on West Road in Rye and was last reported on February 10th. A PINE WARBLER was seen in Rochester on February 12th, and 1 was seen in Auburn on the 14th.
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen in Concord on February 14th and 15th.
A DICKCISSEL was seen in Deerfield on February 11th.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be seen in trees along fields on Old Concord Road in Henniker, and was last reported on February 10th. A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be seen in trees along Jordan Road between #175 and #205 in Keene and was last reported on the 14th.
A SNOWY OWL was seen near Hampton Beach on February 13th.
A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Hampton Harbor on February 13th, and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Stark Landing on the Merrimack River in Manchester on February 10th.
A DOVEKIE, a COMMON MURRE, and 2 THICK-BILLED MURRES were seen along the coast during the past week.
2 BARROW’S GOLDENEYES were seen at Stark Landing on the Merrimack River in Manchester on February 11th, 1 was seen on the Winnisquam River in Laconia on the 13th, 1 was seen from Pulpit Rocks in Rye on the 13th, and 1 was seen on the Salmon Falls River in Dover on the 10th.
3 GADWALL and a WOOD DUCK were seen at Jackson’s Landing in Durham, a LESSER SCAUP was seen at Stark Landing on the Merrimack River in Manchester, a LESSER SCAUP, 2 GREATER SCAUP, 3 BUFFLEHEADS, and 2 WOOD DUCKS were seen in Laconia, an AMERICAN WIGEON continued to be seen in Nashua, 2 WOOD DUCKS were seen in Laconia and 1 was reported from Durham, all during the past week.
A RED-THROATED LOON was seen on Great Bay on February 13th.
A flock of 40 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS and 50 CEDAR WAXWINGS was seen in Lebanon on February 11th.
A flock of 6 EVENING GROSBEAKS was seen in Strafford on February 14th.
PINE GROSBEAK sightings during the past week included 18 in North Conway on February 15th, 6 in Concord on the 12th, and scattered reports of small flocks.
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL sightings during the past week included 24 on Mount Monadnock, 24 in Milford, 14 in Hollis, 10 in Danbury, 8 in Amherst, and 8 in Concord. RED CROSSBILL sightings during the past week included 14 in Epping, 12 in Bow, and 11 in Henniker. Smaller numbers of both CROSSBILL species were reported from scattered locations during the past week.
A HOARY REDPOLL was seen in Marlborough on February 12th, and there continue to be scattered sightings of COMMON REDPOLLS from around the state.
An EASTERN PHOEBE was photographed in Durham on February 13th, and 1 was photographed in Candia on the 14th.
Late-migrating species reported during the past week included; SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, AMERICAN KESTREL, MERLIN. RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, NORTHERN FLICKER, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, HERMIT THRUSH, GRAY CATBIRD, HOUSE WREN, WINTER WREN, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, EASTERN TOWHEE, CHIPPING SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, and FISH CROW.
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