7 SANDHILL CRANES were seen from the road at Bodwell Farm in East Kingston on March 26th, 5 were seen flying over Stratham on the 21st, and 3 were seen from the road in fields in Conway on the 25th.
A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen with a flock of CANADA GEESE by the Malnati Farm in Walpole on March 25th, and 1 was seen with a flock of CANADA GEESE at #2 International Drive in Portsmouth on March 23rd.
5 SNOW GEESE were seen from Wetherby Road in Charlestown on March 25th, and a BRANT was seen in Rye Harbor on March 21st.
A female KING EIDER continues to be seen, usually from the second pullout just south of Odiorne Point State in Rye, and it was last reported on March 24th.
A male EURASIAN WIGEON was seen on Great Bay from Brackett’s Point, via the Osprey Cove trail, in Greenland on March 21st.
A male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen at Lake Massabesic in Manchester on March 21st, and 1 was seen on the Androscoggin River in Errol on March 22nd.
5 RUDDY DUCKS were seen in the southeast part of Great Bay in Greenland on March 22nd, and 1 was seen at the Hinsdale Setbacks on the Connecticut River on the 24th.
3 REDHEADS were seen on Great Bay from Brackett’s Point in Greenland on March 22nd, and 1 was seen from Wetherby Road in Charlestown on the 24th.
A female CANVASBACK was seen from the Route 121 boat launch on Lake Massabesic in Auburn on March 24th.
3 GADWALLS were seen at Lake Massabesic in Manchester on March 22nd.
2 NORTHERN SHOVELERS were seen from the road at Bodwell Farm in East Kingston on March 26th
A male “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL was seen from Airport Road in Swanzey on March 26th.
A PIED-BILLED GREBE was seen in the Merrimack River in Concord on March 20th, and 3 were seen at World End Pond in Salem on the 22nd. An AMERICAN COOT was seen at World End Pond in Salem on the 25th.
4 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen at Lake Massabesic in Manchester, and a HORNED GREBE was seen on the Connecticut River in Lebanon, all on March 24th.
3 COMMON MURRES were seen from a fishing boat located west of the Isles of Shoals on March 25th. A few RAZORBILLS and BLACK GUILLEMOTS were seen along the coast during the past week.
An ICELAND GULL was seen in Exeter on March 26th, and a GLAUCOUS GULL was seen in Seabrook on March 20th. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on March 20th, and 2 BONAPARTE’S GULLS were seen at the Lower Meadows in Charlestown on March 26th.
2 BLACK VULTURES were seen flying in Exeter on March 26th. and 1 was seen near the Connecticut River in Walpole and Fall Mountain several times during the past week.
An immature GOLDEN EAGLE was seen in Pittsburg on March 20th, and 1 was seen at Great Meadows in Charlestown on March 24th, and again on the 26th and 27th. If you visit the Charlestown area, do not go into the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Swanzey on March 23rd.
Single OSPREY sightings were reported from scattered locations during the past week, including Portsmouth, Exeter, Milford, and Concord.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Newington on March 26th.
A flock of 25 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen in fruit trees along Main Street in Gorham on March 24th, and a flock of 15 was reported from Lebanon on the 21st.
2 PINE GROSBEAKS were seen in Millsfield on March 21st, and an EVENING GROSBEAK was seen in Laconia on March 26th.
2 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen in Jefferson on March 26th.
6 RED CROSSBILLS were seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on March 22nd, and 3 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were seen in Jefferson on the 23rd.
An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER continued to be seen visiting a birdfeeder in North Hampton during the past week and was last reported on March 25th.
A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen in Rochester, and 1 was seen in Hopkinton, both during the past week. A PINE WARBLER was seen in Candia on March 25th.
2 MARSH WRENS were seen at the Hinsdale Setbacks on the Connecticut River on March 25th.
4 WILSON’S SNIPE were seen along River Road in Walpole on March 26th.
A GREAT EGRET was seen in coastal Rye on March 25th, and an AMERICAN BITTERN was seen from Airport Road in Swanzey on the 26th.
4 AMERICAN PIPITS were seen along the coast just south of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on March 20th.
An EASTERN TOWHEE was seen in Marlborough on March 23rd.
Several FOX SPARROWS, TREE SWALLOWS, and EASTERN PHOEBES were reported from scattered locations during the past week.
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