This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, February 1st, 2021.
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A SNOWY OWL was seen near Hampton Harbor on January 30th.
A SAGE THRASHER continues to be seen along the trail at the north end of the Hinsdale Setbacks along the Connecticut River, and was last reported on February 1st.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be seen in trees along Jordan Road between #175 and #205 in Keene and was last reported on January 26th.
Another RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be seen in trees along fields on Old Concord Road in Henniker, and was last reported on the 31st.
A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT has been seen visiting a feeder on Green Street in Exeter and was last reported on February 1st.
A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER has been seen visiting a feeder on West Road in Rye and was last reported on January 30th. An OVENBIRD continues to be seen at a feeder in Portsmouth and was last reported on the 26th.
A BALTIMORE ORIOLE has been seen visiting a feeder on Linda Lane in Merrimack and was last reported on January 30th.
A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Hampton Harbor on January 30th.
A COMMON MURRE was seen from Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on January 30th.
A male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen at Silver Lake in Belmont on February 1st, and a female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen at Seal Rocks in Rye on January 30th.
A NORTHERN SHOVELER was seen in Exeter on January 26th. A pair of GADWALL was seen in Salem on January 28th, and 3 GADWALL and a WOOD DUCK were seen at Jackson’s Landing in Durham on the 27th.
A PIED-BILLED GREBE was seen on Taylor River in Hampton Falls on January 31st.
A mixed flock of 15 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS and CEDAR WAXWINGS was seen on Etna Road in Etna on January 29th.
A flock of 32 EVENING GROSBEAKS was seen in Jefferson on February 1st.
PINE GROSBEAK sightings during the past week included a flock of 35 in Concord, a flock of 16 in Laconia, a flock of 11 in Meredith, and a few scattered reports of small flocks, typically 3-5 birds.
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL sightings during the past week included 85 at Pack Monadnock, 25 at Mount Monadnock, 25 at the Hitchiner Town Forest and Burns Hill in Milford, and 13 in Penacook. RED CROSSBILL sightings during the past week included 12 in Swanzey, and 12 in Deering. Smaller numbers of both CROSSBILL species were reported from scattered locations during the past week.
Single HOARY REDPOLLS were seen in Salem, Lincoln, and Errol, and there continue to be scattered sightings of COMMON REDPOLLS from around the state.
47 TURKEY VULTURES were seen roosting in Exeter on January 30th.
4 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen in fields across from Aldrich General Store in North Haverhill on February 1st.
10 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were seen at Great Bay Farm in Greenland on January 31st.
9 HORNED LARKS were seen along Airport Road in Swanzey on January 29th, and a flock of 30 was seen at the Ocean State parking lot in Walpole on the 28th.
An AMERICAN PIPIT was reported from the coast on January 26th.
A RUSTY BLACKBIRD was reported from Littleton on January 31st.
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, EASTERN TOWHEE, HERMIT THRUSH, WINTER WREN, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, LINCOLN’S SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, CHIPPING SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, GRAY CATBIRD, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, and FISH CROW.
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