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 5th. Park at McDonald’s and walk on the road. Please respect privacy.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen along Airport Road in Swanzey on February 3rd.
A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hampton Beach State Park and in the Hampton Harbor area on February 5th.
A SHORT-EARED OWL was reported from Pease International Trade Port in Portsmouth on February 4th, and 1 was reported from Seabrook Marsh on January 30th.
A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was photographed at a private residence in North Sutton on February 4th, and 1 was seen at the Hinsdale Setbacks on February 1st.
Single RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS were reported from Orford, Moultonborough Neck, New Boston, Peterborough, and Rochester during the past week.
2 PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen along the Merrimack River in Bedford on February 4th, and 1 was seen in New Castle on the 5th.
4 ICELAND GULLS were seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on January 31st.
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 2nd.
A male EURASIAN WIGEON was seen on Great Bay from the Portsmouth Country Club in Greenland on January 30th.
A male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen from Stark Landing on the Merrimack River in Manchester on February 6th.
3 WOOD DUCKS and an AMERICAN WIGEON were seen at Horseshoe Pond in Merrimack on February 1st, and a WOOD DUCK was seen from Mechanic Street in Gorham on January 30th.
A male NORTHERN PINTAIL was seen from the path running between Sawmill Road and the Merrimack River in Nashua on February 2nd. A male NORTHERN PINTAIL and a male GREEN-WINGED TEAL were seen at the Suncook River Reservoir in Allenstown on February 6th.
A RING-NECKED DUCK was seen in Center Harbor on January 31st, and a flock of 22 was seen at Powwow Pond in Kingston on February 1st.
A flock of 30 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen at Red Gate Lane in Meredith on February 3rd, 3 were seen in Epsom on the 5th, and 1 was seen in Colebrook on the 2nd.
A flock of 15 COMMON REDPOLLS was seen in Waterville Valley on February 2nd.
A flock of 5 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS was seen in Chatham on February 3rd, and a flock of 4 was seen in Waterville Valley on January 31st. A RED CROSSBILL was reported from Bedford on February 2nd.
A flock of 18 PINE GROSBEAKS was seen on Intervale Cross Road in North Conway on February 3rd, a flock of 5 was seen in Littleton on the 5th, and 1 was seen in Jefferson on the 2nd.
A flock of 33 EVENING GROSBEAKS was seen in Gorham on February 2nd, and a flock of 4 was seen in Warren on the 5th.
2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS, continue to be seen with a flock of HORNED LARKS and SNOW BUNTINGS at Hampton Beach State Park and were last reported on February 1st.
2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS continue to be seen with a flock of HORNED LARKS and SNOW BUNTINGS at Pinnacle Lane in Walpole and were last reported on February 2nd.
A flock of 20 SNOW BUNTINGS was seen on Antrim Road in Hancock on February 5th.
A FOX SPARROW continues to be seen in Pittsfield and was last reported on February 4th, and 1 was seen in Hollis on the 4th.
A CHIPPING SPARROW was seen in Penacook, and a SAVANNAH SPARROW was seen at Hampton Beach State Park, both during the past week.
Single PINE WARBLERS continue to be seen in Lyme and Hancock, and both were last reported on February 5th.
A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Merrimack on February 1st.
A GRAY CATBIRD was seen in Hollis on February 5th.
A WINTER WREN and a HERMIT THRUSH were reported from Pickering Ponds in Rochester on February 1st. A HERMIT THRUSH continues to be seen regularly at a private residence in Antrim and was last reported on February 3rd.
Single YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS were reported from Chatham, Rumney, Rochester, Raymond, East Kingston, and Hinsdale during the past week. A RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER was seen in Gorham on January 30th. 2 NORTHERN FLICKERS were seen in Hollis, 1 was seen in Greenland, and 1 was seen in East Kingston, all on February 5th.
2 FISH CROWS were reported from Exeter on February 6th.
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