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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 29th, 2021

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 29th, 2021.

A probable hybrid of a TROPICAL KINGBIRD or a COUCH’S KINGBIRD crossed with a SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was discovered at the innermost parking area of the NH Fish & Game Bellamy River WMA on Garrison Road in Dover on November 14th. It was last reported on the 25th. A BULLOCK’S ORIOLE was seen at the same location on the 24th and was last reported on the 27th.

Bullock’s Oriole by Rebecca Suomala, 11-25-21 Dover, NH.

A SNOWY OWL was seen at the Waterville Valley Ski Area on November 22nd.

An immature GOLDEN EAGLE was seen from the Meredith town docks on Lake Winnipesauke on November 28th.

3 SANDHILL CRANES were seen along Plains Road in Monroe on November 25th.

An ICELAND GULL was seen along the coast in Rye on November 25th.

A male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen from Stark Landing on the Merrimack River in Manchester on November 23rd and 24th.

A RAZORBILL and a BLACK GUILLEMOT were seen along the coast in Rye on November 25th.

A RED-THROATED LOON was seen at the Meredith town docks on Lake Winnipesauke on November 24th and 26th.

A LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen at the Oyster River Landing in Durham on November 23rd, 24th, and 26th.

2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS were seen in Hampton Marsh, and 2 were seen in coastal Rye, all on several days during the past week.

A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, a BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, and 2 PALM WARBLERS were seen at the Hampton Wastewater Treatment Plant on November 28th, and a PRAIRIE WARBLER was seen there on the 26th.

An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on November 25th, and 2 were seen at the Hampton Wastewater Treatment Plant on the 26th.

A PINE WARBLER was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, and 1 was seen at the Karner Blue Easement in Concord, both on November 25th.

A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER and a CHIPPING SPARROW were seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on November 23rd.

75 SNOW BUNTINGS, 60 HORNED LARKS, 3 LAPLAND LONGSPURS, and a NORTHERN HARRIER were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on November 25th.

5 AMERICAN PIPITS were seen at Jenness Beach in Rye on November 23rd, and 4 were seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on the 27th.

3 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Hancock on November 25th, and single RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Pittsfield, Barnstead, and Alton during the past week.

There was an unconfirmed report of a flock of 33 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on November 23rd.

A DICKCISSEL continued to be seen at a private residence in Rochester during the past week and was last seen there on November 28th. Another DICKCISSEL was seen at a private residence in Exeter on the 23rd.

A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen at Great Bay Farm in Greenland on November 26th.

An EVENING GROSBEAK was heard vocalizing in Durham on November 25th, and 1 was seen in Jefferson on the 27th.

A BARN SWALLOW was seen on the coast in North Hampton on November 26th.

2 TURKEY VULTURES were seen in Dover on November 24th, 2 were seen in Durham on the 25th, and 1 was reported from Durham on the 28th.

Other lingering migrants reported during the past week included: RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, GRAY CATBIRD, HERMIT THRUSH, and RUSTY BLACKBIRD.

COMING UP… Christmas Bird Count – all participants welcome! December 2021 https://www.nhaudubon.org/education/birds-and-birding/christmas-bird-count/

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