A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was found at Great Bay Farm in Greenland on November 13th. It was relocated in the early morning of the 14th, but has not been seen since then.
A CAVE SWALLOW was seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on November 13th.
A probable RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD has been seen visiting a birdfeeder at a private residence in Newmarket during the past week and was last reported on November 11th.
2 BLACK VULTURES were seen flying over Swasey Parkway in Exeter on November 10th, and about 15 TURKEY VULTURES were seen in scattered locations during the past week.
A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen flying south over Pack Monadnock on November 11th, and 1 was seen there on the 12th.
6 RAZORBILLS and 2 GREAT SHEARWATERS were seen offshore at Jeffrey’s Ledge on November 9th, and 3 RAZORBILLS and 2 GREAT SHEARWATERS were seen there on the 13th.
A male EURASIAN WIGEON continues to be seen in the southeast section of Great Bay and was last reported on November 11th.
A male AMERICAN WIGEON continues to be seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord and was last reported in November 13th, and a female NORTHERN PINTAIL was seen there on the 11th.
A BRANT was seen in coastal Rye on November 11th.
A GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the Rochester Wastewater Plant on November 14th, and a LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen there on the 10th. The treatment plant is gated and the hours of operation are 7:30-2:00 on weekdays. If you visit, please check in at the office and be out of the plant by 1:45 so that plant personnel do not have to ask birders to leave. Do not drive on the dikes and do not block the road. The Trails at Pickering Ponds, located east of the plant, are not gated, and are always open during daylight hours.
A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on November 11th.
An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Great Bay Wildlife Management Area in Greenland on November 13th.
A DICKCISSEL was seen in Wildwood Cemetery in Seabrook on November 13th.
6 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen in Holderness on November 10th, 2 were reported from Strafford on the 9th, and 1 was reported from Winchester on the 10th.
4 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on November 8th, and single birds were reported from Gilsum and Laconia during the past week.
A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER continued to be seen at a private residence in Portsmouth during the past week and was last reported on November 9th.
A lingering OSPREY was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on November 11th.
A GREAT EGRET was seen at Great Bay on November 11th.
Migrants are on the move and there have been several reports during the past week of: BLUE-HEADED VIREO, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, YELLOW WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, GRAY CATBIRD, MARSH WREN, HERMIT THRUSH, FOX SPARROW, LINCOLN’S SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and CHIPPING SPARROW.
There was an unconfirmed report of a SNOWY OWL in Bethlehem on November 9th, and there was an unconfirmed report of 2 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS in Gilford on November 10th.
Hawk migration observation is continuing and observers have counted over 12,269 raptors (mainly BROAD-WINGED HAWKS & SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS) from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory since August. Be sure to visit and help the official counters!
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Thanks very much and good birding.
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