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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 20, 2023

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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 20, 2023

An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was found at the Strafford County Farm Complex in Dover on November 19th, and was seen again on November 20th.

An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was found at the Strafford County Farm Complex in Dover on November 19, and was seen again on November 20. (Photo by Jim Sparrell. Ash-throated Flycatcher in Rye, NH. November 2018.)

2 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were seen at the Church Street parking lot by the water-tower along Route101 in Hampton on November 19th, 1 was seen at a private residence in Seabrook on the 17th, 1 was seen along the bike path west of NH Audubon’s McLane Center on Silk Farm Road on the 17th, and 1 was seen along Hardardt’s Way on Hampton on the 16th.

A male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen on the Androscoggin River along Route 16 in Errol on November 17th.

A REDHEAD was seen on Lake Massabesic in Auburn on November 19th, and 1 was seen on Great Bay in Greenland on the 19th.

A RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was seen at Goose Pond in Canaan on November 18th, and 2 were seen at Lake Armington in Piermont on the 16th.

A LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen at Wagon Hill Farm in Durham on November 14th and 1 was seen at Hilton Park in Dover on the 19th.

A BLACK SCOTER was seen at Hilton Park in Dover on the November 16th, and 1 was seen at Adams Point in Durham on the 17th.

4 NORTHERN PINTAILS were seen at Lake Massabesic in Manchester on November 19th, 1 was seen at Upper Suncook Lake in Barnstead on the 15th, 1 was seen at Hilton Park in Dover on the 19th, and 1 was seen at Hermit Lake in Sanbornton on the 20th.

1 BRANT was seen at Mountain Lakes in Haverhill on November 14th, and at least 3 CACKLING GEESE were seen at the Recycling Center Pond in Walpole on the 18th.

A COMMON GALLINULE and 4 AMERICAN COOTS were seen at Eel Pond in Rye on November 19th.

5 GREATER YELLOWLEGS were seen at Goose Pond in Canaan on November 17th, and a LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen at Witch Island in Hampton on the 15th.

2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were seen from the end of Depot Road in Hampton Falls on the 18th.

A DUNLIN was seen at Little Sunapee Lake on several days during the past week.

A GREAT EGRET was seen in coastal Hampton on November 20th.

A birder on a boat cruise to Jeffrey’s Ledge reported 12 DOVEKIES, a COMMON MURRE, and 14 NORTHERN FULMARS on November 15th.

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on November 19th.

2 BONAPARTE’S GULLS were seen at Little Sunapee Lake in New London, and 1 was seen at Pleasant Lake in New London, all on several days during the past week.

A flock of 48 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen at Pond of Safety in Randolph on November 18th.

Over 100 RED CROSSBILLS and over 50 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported from Pack Monadnock, and smaller numbers were reported from scattered locations, all during the past week.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at the Ines and Fredrick Yeatts Wildlife Sanctuary in Warren on November 15th.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen at Morrills Farm in Penacook on November 19th.

2 immature GOLDEN EAGLES were seen from Pack Monadnock on November 15th.

Additional lingering migrant species reported during the past week included: AMERICAN WOODCOCK, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, RED-EYED VIREO, BROWN THRASHER, HERMIT THRUSH, AMERICAN REDSTART, WILSON’S WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, PINE WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, INDIGO BUNTING, GRAY CATBIRD, FIELD SPARROW, and CHIPPING SPARROW.

This message is also available by phone recording: call (603) 224-9909 and press 4 as directed or ask to be transferred.

If you have seen any interesting birds recently, you can leave a message at the end of the recording or send your sightings to the RBA via email. Please put either “bird sighting” or “Rare Bird Alert” in the subject line and be sure to include your mailing address and phone number.

Learn more about birds and birding in New Hampshire with New Hampshire Bird Records (read a free article in each issue). This quarterly publication is produced by NH Audubon thanks to the work of many volunteers. It is available for free in digital format to all NH Audubon members, and also by print for an additional fee.

Thanks very much and good birding.