A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was seen in the area along Krif Road in Keene on October 20th.
A BULLOCK’S ORIOLE was seen along Arboretum Drive in Newington on October 18th.
A WHITE-EYED VIREO was seen at South Mill Pond in Portsmouth on October 20th.
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen at Nutts Pond in Manchester, and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen along Arboretum Drive in Newington, both on October 19th.
A DICKCISSEL was seen at Goss Farm in Rye on October 16th, 1 was seen at Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals, on the 16th, and 1 was seen at Great Bay Wildlife Management Area in Greenland on the 18th.
3 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in the fields east of Route 156 and south of Ledge Farm Road in Nottingham on October 23rd.
A SNOW BUNTING was seen at Mt Cardigan in Orange on October 20th.
2 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Pack Monadnock, 2 were reported from Brookline, and 1 was reported from Gilford, all during the past week.
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 October 18th.
A STILT SANDPIPER, and13 LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen at the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant during the past week. The treatment plant is gated and the hours of operation are 7:30-2:00 on weekdays. If you visit, please park in a designated spot at the main building 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.
An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen just north of Odiorne Point State Park in coastal Rye on October 23rd.
A WHIMBREL was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on October 20th and 22nd.
A SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was seen at Tullando Farm in Orford several times during the past week and was last reported on October 22nd.
A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen at Clark Pond in Auburn on October 22nd.
2 LAUGHING GULLS were seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on October 18th.
3 BONAPARTE’S GULLS were seen on Lake Winnisquam in Laconia on October 21st.
A TREE SWALLOW and a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER were seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on October 22nd.
A BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was seen in Dummer and 1 was seen in Bethlehem, both on October 21st.
Additional lingering migrant species reported during the past week included: YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, HOUSE WREN, MARSH WREN, BICKNELL’S THRUSH, SWAINSON’S THRUSH, RED-EYED VIREO, TENNESSEE WARBLER, PRAIRIE WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, INDIGO BUNTING, SCARLET TANAGER, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, GRAY CATBIRD, and VESPER SPARROW.
A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen from Pack Monadnock on October 16th.
Hawk migration observation started in late August, and observers have counted over 12,365 raptors (mainly BROAD-WINGED HAWKS) from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory since then. Be sure to visit and help the official counters!
A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen at Powwow Pond in Kingston on October 19th.
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