A MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD was discovered in the Vine Street area in Peterborough on February 8th. It continues to be seen, often with EASTERN BLUEBIRDS, and was last reported on the 12th. Limited parking is available at a cemetery located on the northeast part of the Vine Street loop. Please stay off of private land, and respect privacy.
A WESTERN TANAGER was found foraging on fruiting trees, shrubs, and vines along Ocean Road, west of Route 33, in Greenland on December 17th and has continued to be seen there. It was last reported on February 9th. Park at McDonald’s and walk on the road. Please stay off of private land, and respect privacy.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at the Ines and Fredrick Yeatts Wildlife Sanctuary in Warren on February 12th.
A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hampton Beach State Park and in the Hampton Harbor area on February 12th.
A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen in Seabrook on February 10th.
A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen in Bennington on February 11th.
Single RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS were reported from Dover, Lebanon, Nashua, and Moultonborough Neck during the past week.
2 PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen along the Merrimack River in Bedford on February 11th. An AMERICAN KESTREL was seen in Concord on February 10th, and a MERLIN was seen in Keene on the 7th.
A NORTHERN HARRIER was seen at Glover’s Ledge in Langdon on February 10th.
A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Exeter on February 11th, 2 were seen in Nashua on the 13th, and 3 were seen in Lyndeborough on the 13th. TURKEY VULTURES were seen flying over Concord (2), Dover (1), Durham (1), Nashua (2), Hollis (1), Walpole (1), and Charlestown (1) during the past week.
A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, and 2 ICELAND GULLS were seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on February 10th.
A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at North Hampton State Beach on February 11th.
A few RAZORBILLS and BLACK GUILLEMOTS were seen along the coast during the past week.
A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE continued being seen with a flock of CANADA GEESE and was last reported from #2 International Drive in Newington on February 10th.
A female KING EIDER continues to be seen, usually from the second pullout just south of Odiorne Point State Park (and as far south as Pulpit Rocks) in Rye, and was last reported on February 9th.
3 male BARROW’S GOLDENEYES were seen from Stark Landing on the Merrimack River in Manchester on February 10th.
A BUFFLEHEAD was seen on the Merrimack River in Manchester on February 7th, and 1 was seen at the Sunapee Wastewater Treatment Plant on the Sugar River on the 9th.
3 WOOD DUCKS were seen at Horseshoe Pond in Merrimack on February 11th, 1 was seen on the Androscoggin River from Mechanic Street in Gorham on February 12th, and 1 was seen on the Spicket River in Salem on the 9th.
An AMERICAN WIGEON was seen on Nutt Pond in Manchester on February 8th.
A NORTHERN SHOVELER was seen in Salem on February 10th.
A NORTHERN PINTAIL was seen at Jacksons Landing in Durham on February 11th.
A male NORTHERN PINTAIL and a male GREEN-WINGED TEAL were seen at the Suncook River Reservoir in Allenstown on February 12th.
A EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL was seen at Witch Island in Hampton on February 12th.
3 RING-NECKED DUCKS were seen at Powwow Pond in Kingston on February 12th.
Flocks of BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, PINE GROSBEAKS, and EVENING GROSBEAKS have been reported from Plymouth, Hanover, Conway, Jackson, Littleton, Jefferson, Gorham, and Berlin during the past week. Look for them on crab-apple trees and other fruiting vegetation that still have fruit on them.
A flock of 12 COMMON REDPOLLS was seen in Waterville Valley on February 10th.
A flock of 4 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS was seen in Gorham on February 6th.
A RED CROSSBILL was reported from Brookline on February 9th, and 2 were reported from Jackson on the 12th.
2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS, continue to be seen with a flock of HORNED LARKS and SNOW BUNTINGS at Hampton Beach State Park. A similar flock, including 2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS, continues to be seen at Pinnacle Lane in Walpole.
5 AMERICAN PIPITS were seen at Odiorne Point State Park on February 9th.
A FOX SPARROW continues to be seen in Pittsfield and was last reported on February 11th, and 1 was seen in Hollis on the 12th.
A CHIPPING SPARROW was seen in Walpole on February 10th. A SAVANNAH SPARROW was seen in Rye on February 9th, and 1 was seen in Walpole on the 8th.
A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen at Adams Point in Durham on February 10th.
A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Merrimack on February 11th, and 1 was seen on the Village Spur Rail Trail in Belmont on the 12th.
A GRAY CATBIRD was seen in Seabrook Marsh on February 12th.
A CAROLINA WREN was reported from Mechanic Street in Gorham on February 13th. Single WINTER WRENS were reported from Bartlett, Hampton Falls, Canterbury, and Greenland during the past week.
Single HERMIT THRUSHES were seen in Antrim, Rochester, Epping, Concord, Newmarket, and Durham during the past week.
2 NORTHERN FLICKERS were seen in Hollis, 1 was seen in Pelham, 1 was seen in Charlestown, and 3 were seen in Merrimack all during the past week. A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was seen in Exeter on the 13th.
A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen along the Mooseway Trail at the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson on February 12th.
Single FISH CROWS were reported from Concord, Manchester, and Hampton during the past week.
An AMERICAN WOODCOCK was reported from East Kingston on February 12th.
A flock of 12 RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS was seen in Durham on February 12th, usually a harbinger of the start of spring-season.
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