A TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE was seen from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory at Miller State Park on November 6th.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Murray Farms Greenhouses in Penacook on November 5th.
2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen along Plains Road in Monroe on November 4th.
A BOHEMIAN WAXWING was reported from Pack Monadnock on November 3rd.
A flock of 12 PINE GROSBEAKS was reported from Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson on November 5th, and a flock of 12 was seen flying over West Side Road in North Conway on October 31st.
6 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Hancock, 5 were reported from Lempster, 5 were reported from Grantham, and there were several sightings of 1-2 reported from scattered locations, all during the past week. A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was reported from Pack Monadnock on November 1st, and again on the 5th.
A WHITE-EYED VIREO was seen at Thompson Forest in Durham on November 2nd.
An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen along Wetherby Road in Charlestown on November 4th, and 1 was seen at the north end of Odiorne Point State Park on the 2nd.
A DICKCISSEL was reported from Great Bay Wildlife Management Area in Greenland on November 2nd.
A few SNOW BUNTINGS and LAPLAND LONGSPURS were reported from scattered locations during the past week.
A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was reported from Lime Pond Preserve in Columbia on October 31st.
A SORA was seen at World End Pond in Salem on November 5th.
2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were reported from Great Bay Wildlife Management Area in Greenland on November 1st.
2 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS and 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen at Meadow Pond in Hampton on November 4th.
A WHIMBREL was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on several days during the past week and was last reported on November 5th.
6 DUNLIN were seen at Lake Wentworth in Ossipee on November 5th, 4 were seen at the Charlestown Wastewater Treatment Plant on the 4th, 3 were seen at Upper Suncook Lake in Barnstead on the 3rd, and 1 was seen at Turtle Pond in Concord on the 4th.
2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen at Copps Pond Wildlife Management Area in Tuftonboro, and 1 was seen at Upper Suncook Lake in Barnstead, all on November 1st.
A GREATER YELLOWLEGS was seen at Tullando Farm in Orford on November 5th.
5 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were seen at Meadow Pond in Hampton, and 1 was seen at Upper Suncook Lake in Barnstead, all on November 3rd.
6 DOVEKIES and 3 RAZORBILLS were seen offshore at Jeffrey’s Ledge on November 6th, and a RAZORBILL was seen from Great Boar’s Head in Hampton on November 1st.
A female KING EIDER continues to be seen in coastal Rye, often from the second pullout on Route 1A just south of Odiorne Point State Park. It was last reported on November 5th.
2 NORTHERN PINTAILS were seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord, 2 were seen at Hermit Lake in Sanbornton, and 1 was seen at Upper Suncook Lake in Barnstead, all on several days during the past week.
A flock of 65 BRANT was seen from Pack Monadnock on October 31st.
A DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT was seen on Pontook Reservoir in Dummer on November 2nd.
At least 3 GREAT EGRETS were seen along the coast during the past week.
A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on November 5th.
A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Hinsdale and 1 was seen in Newmarket, both during the past week.
A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen from Leavitt Park in Meredith on November 2nd, 1 was seen from Leavitt Park in Meredith on November 3rd, 1 was seen from Pack Monadnock on October 31st, and 1 was seen from Pack Monadnock on November 5th.
Hawk migration observation started in late August, and observers have counted over 12,800 raptors (mainly BROAD-WINGED HAWKS) from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory since then. Be sure to visit and help the official counters!
Additional lingering migrant species reported during the past week included: OSPREY, AMERICAN KESTREL, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, MARSH WREN, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, WILSON’S WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, PALM WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, INDIGO BUNTING, BOBOLINK, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, GRAY CATBIRD, FISH CROW, FIELD SPARROW, and CHIPPING SPARROW.
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