3 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were seen at the Isles of Shoals on September 27th.
A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen from Cross Beach Road in Seabrook flying over the Hampton-Seabrook Marsh area on October 12th.
2 BLACK VULTURES were seen soaring over Walpole on October 13th.
An immature CATTLE EGRET was seen in a field along Bayside Road in Greenland on October 16th.
4 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were seen at the Isles of Shoals on October 10th.
As many as 5 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS continued to be seen at Pease International Trade Port during the past week.
3 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen in Hampton Marsh on October 15th.
2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were seen at the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant on October 12th. The treatment plant is gated and the hours of operation are 7:30-2:00 on weekdays. If you visit, there is no vehicle access – please park at the office and walk in. Do not drive on the dikes and do not block the road. Be out of the plant by 1:45 so that plant personnel do not have to ask birders to leave. The Trails at Pickering Ponds, located east of the plant, are not gated and are always open during daylight hours.
A few lingering LEAST SANDPIPERS were reported from the coastal region during the past week.
A CORY’S SHEARWATER, 2 MANX SHEARWATERS, 3 unidentified SHEARWATERS, an unidentified JAEGER, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, and a BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE were seen along the coast on October 14th.
A POMARINE JAEGER, 5 NORTHERN FULMARS, and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were seen in NH offshore waters at Jeffrey’s Ledge on October 10th.
A LAUGHING GULL was seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant on October 14th. There is no vehicle access. Park outside the gate and walk-in only.
A RAZORBILL was seen from Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on October 15th.
A female KING EIDER that was first seen from Pulpit Rocks in Rye on May 22nd is still being seen along the coast in Rye, and was last reported on October 15th. A COMMON EIDER was seen from Hilton Park at Dover Point (an inland location) on the 13th.
5 GREATER SCAUP were seen at the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on October 14th.
A pair of AMERICAN WIGEON, 2 AMERICAN COOT, and a RUDDY DUCK were seen on the sewage ponds at Center Harbor on October 14th.
A female AMERICAN WIGEON and a PIED-BILLED GREBE were seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on October 16th.
3 RUDDY DUCKS were seen in Rollinsford on October 16th.
2 BONAPARTE’S GULLS, 2 HORNED GREBES, and a RUDDY DUCK were all seen at Lake Waukewan in Meredith on October 12th.
An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at the Lamprey River Preserve in Durham, and 1 was seen at a private residence in Sandwich, both on October 16th.
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen at a private residence in Manchester on October 11th.
A LARK SPARROW was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on October 15th.
A DICKCISSEL was seen at Goss Farm in Rye on October 12th, 1 was seen on Salt Marsh Lane in Greenland on October 16th, 1 was seen at Beddell Bridge State Park in Haverhill on the 11th, and 1 was seen at the Ines and Fredrick Yeatts Wildlife Sanctuary in Warren on the 12th.
An AMERICAN TREE SPARROW was reported from Airport Road in Swanzey on October 12th.
Migrants are on the move and there have been several reports during the past week of: BARN SWALLOW, RED-EYED VIREO, HOUSE WREN, BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, AMERICAN REDSTART, PINE WARBLER, WILSON’S WARBLER, VESPER SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, BOBOLINK, INDIGO BUNTING, and WOOD THRUSH.
Hawk migration observation is continuing and observers have counted over 11,345 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!
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.
Thanks very much and good birding.
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