This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 30th, 2020.
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2 TUNDRA SWANS were photographed flying over Salem on November 28th, and a possible sighting of 1 was reported at Lake Massabesic on the 30th.
A DOVEKIE was photographed on the shore at Rye Harbor State Park on November 26th, and a RAZORBILL was seen in New Castle on the 28th.
A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen flying at Marsh Pond in New Durham on November 29th.
A SNOWY OWL was seen in Hampton Marsh and 1 was seen at Great Bay, both on November 26th.
2 males and 1 female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE were seen at Stark Landing on the Merrimack River in Manchester on November 24th and 28th.
A pair of NORTHERN PINTAILS was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on November 23rd.
A BLACK SCOTER was seen on the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on November 27th, and 1 was seen on Spofford Lake in Chesterfield on the 28th.
A BARNACLE GOOSE of unknown origin was seen in Hudson on November 27th, but has not been reported again. A SNOW GOOSE was seen on the Connecticut River in Cornish on the 28th.
A RED-THROATED LOON was seen at Wilson Pond in Swanzey on November 27th.
An AMERICAN COOT continues to be seen at Eel Pond in Rye, and was last reported on the 29th..
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,
Birders on a fishing boat trip out of Hampton Harbor to the south end of Jeffrey’s Ledge on November 29th, reported: a POMARINE JAEGER, 20 DOVEKIES,
4 COMMON MURRES, a THICK-BILLED MURRRE, 10 RAZORBILLS, 20 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, 8 NORTHERN FULMARS, and 14 GREAT SHEARWATERS.
An estimated 200 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen with 3 LAPLAND LONGSPURS at Hampton Beach State Park on November 27th.
PINE GROSBEAK sightings during the past week included 35 in Keene, 13 in Amherst, 11 in New London, 9 in Strafford, and a few smaller flocks from scattered locations.
EVENING GROSBEAK sightings during the past week included 42 in Jefferson,
40 in Berlin, 21 in Lyme, 12 in Ashland, 12 in Newbury, 12 in Center Ossipee, 7 in Wilmot, 5 in Keene, and 5 in Barrington,
140 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported from Mount Monadnock, 60 were reported from Wapack National Wildlife Refuge, 40 were counted in Swanzey, and 25 were counted in Epsom, all during the past week. Smaller numbers were reported from scattered locations.
Many RED CROSSBILLS continue to be reported from appropriate habitat throughout the state, including 25 in Swanzey, 25 in Marlborough, and 25 in Hancock all during the past week.
Flocks of COMMON REDPOLLS, PINE SISKINS, SNOW BUNTINGS, and HORNED LARKS were reported from scattered locations during the past week.
2 BOREAL CHICKADEES were reported from Mount Monadnock, and 1 was reported from Mount Skatutakee, all during the last week.
Late-migrating birds reported during the past week included a GREATER YELLOWLEGS, 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 5 TURKEY VULTURES, an OSPREY, 2 AMERICAN KESTRELS, 5 YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS, a RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, a LINCOLN’S SPARROW, 2 CHIPPING SPARROWS, a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, an OVENBIRD, a NASHVILLE WARBLER, an AMERICAN REDSTART, a PALM WARBLER, 2 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, 3 GRAY CATBIRDS, and a BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD.
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