This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 9th, 2020.
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A WHITE-WINGED DOVE was found foraging on the ground beneath a birdfeeder located at 24 Industrial Park Drive in Concord on November 7th, and was seen again on the 8th.
A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hampton Beach State Park on November 8th and 9th.
A BLACK VULTURE was reported from Nashua on November 9th.
A GOLDEN EAGLE was at Pack Monadnock on November 6th, and 1 was seen there on the 9th, 1 was seen in Auburn on the 8th, and 1 was seen in Colebrook on the 7th.
2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in fields at Harvey Farm in Epping on November 4th.
A male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen with a flock of COMMON GOLDENEYE on the Merrimack River in Manchester, and another male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen on the Androscoggin River in Errol, both on November 6th.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at the Community Gardens on Birch Street in Concord on November 7th, 1 was seen at the Newport Airport on the 7th, 1 was seen at the Whitefield Airport on the 6th, and 1 was seen in Errol on the 6th.
2 ATLANTIC PUFFINS and a COMMON MURRE were seen in offshore waters on November 5th, and 4 GREAT SHEARWATERS were seen on the 8th.
A GLAUCOUS GULL and an ICELAND GULL were seen in Hampton Harbor on November 8th, and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL continues to be seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye,
6 NORTHERN SHOVELERS and 5 RUDDY DUCKS were seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Facility on November 7th, and an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen here on the 8th.
A BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen at the Charlestown Wastewater Treatment Plant on November 4th.
A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was seen on Trask Brook Road in Sunapee on November 6th, 7th, and 8th.
An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Locke Road in Concord on November 7th.
3 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were seen in Errol on November 6th.
2 PINE GROSBEAKS were seen in Sutton on November 9th, a flock of 7 was seen in New London on the 7th, 1 was seen in Holderness on the 7th, 1 was seen in Bethlehem on the 6th, and 1 was seen in Durham on the 4th.
A flock of 10 EVENING GROSBEAKS was seen in Lee on November 4th, a flock of
5 was seen in Durham on the 5th, and small groups of 1-3 birds were reported from several locations during the past week.
An estimated 500 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on November 4th, a flock of 200 was seen at Walls Sands State Beach on the 7th, a flock of 35 was seen in Durham on the 7th, a flock of 28 SNOW BUNTINGS was seen in Sandwich on the 3rd, and a flock of 12 was seen in Concord on the 8th.
Numerous COMMON REDPOLLS were reported from scattered locations during the past week. Highlights included 200 in Sandwich, 40 in New London, 30 in Gilford, and 25 in Gorham.
33 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported from Pack Monadnock on November 7th. Many RED CROSSBILLS continue to be reported from appropriate habitat throughout the state.
Flocks of PINE SISKINS and HORNED LARKS were reported from scattered locations during the past week.
A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen on Trask Brook Road in Sunapee, and 1 was seen at Moore Fields in Durham, both on November 7th.
A DICKCISSEL was seen Concord, and 1 was seen at Goss Farm in Rye, both during the past week.
A flock of 15 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS was seen at the Hinsdale setbacks on the Connecticut River on November 7th.
A BOREAL CHICKADEE was seen at the rail trail at Heads Pond in Hooksett on November 9th.
Late-migrating birds reported during the past week included a a few FISH CROWS, a YELLOW WARBLER, a BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, a NASHVILLE WARBLER, a PINE WARBLER, a NORTHERN PARULA, a CAPE MAY WARBLER, a few TENNESSEE WARBLERS, a few BLACKPOLL WARBLERS, numerous PALM WARBLERS and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS, a GRAY CATBIRD, a BLUE-HEADED VIREO, a SWAINSON’S THRUSH, and a few HERMIT THRUSHES.
Southbound raptor migration for the fall-season is taking place and observers have already counted thousands from various locations throughout the state. Raptor totals to-date for Pack Monadnock are over 10,000! If you want to join the hawk-watchers on Pack Monadnock, check with Miller State Park for visitation requirements.
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Thanks very much and good birding.
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