This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 8th, 2021.
A HARRIS’S SPARROW was discovered at Great Bay Farm in Greenland on October 20th, and was last reported there on November 3rd, but may still be present.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Pack Monadnock on November 7th.
3 SANDHILL CRANES were seen along Plains Road in Monroe on November 3rd.
A CATTLE EGRET was seen in fields at Runnymede Farm in North Hampton on November 3rd. The previously reported flock of 19 has not been relocated.
A late-migrating SNOWY EGRET was seen in Hampton Harbor on November 7th, and 3 lingering GREAT EGRETS were seen in Hampton Marsh on the 8th.
115 BRANT were seen flying overhead in Hanover, and 22 were seen flying over Pack Monadnock, all on November 2nd.
A REDHEAD was seen from Osprey Cove on Great Bay in Greenland on November 6th, and a LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen from Adams Point on Great Bay in Durham on the 7th.
A RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was seen at Surry Mountain Lake on November 5th, and 1 was seen with a HORNED GREBE at Long Pond in Concord on the 6th.
3 RUDDY DUCKS were seen on Shellcamp Pond in Gilmanton on November 4th.
A DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT was seen at Pontook Reservoir in Dummer on November 2nd.
2 SORAS were reported from World End Pond in Salem on November 2nd.
A POMARINE JAEGER was seen offshore at Jeffery’s Ledge on November 2nd.
A RAZORBILL was seen on the coast in Rye on November 6th, and a LAUGHING GULL was seen there on the 4th.
A RED KNOT was seen in Hampton Harbor on November 7th.
A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at Rye Harbor State Park on November 5th.
A SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was seen at Eel Pond in Rye, and 1 was seen at Sawyer’s Beach in Rye, both during the past week.
11 LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen at Hampton Marsh on November 2nd.
A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL and 2 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Pack Monadnock during the past week.
2 flocks of SNOW BUNTINGS totaling at least 200 birds were seen on Mount Moosilauke in Benton on November 7th.
2 BLACK VULTURES were seen near Thirty Pines in Penacook on November 7th.
2 GOLDEN EAGLES were seen on November 3rd, 1 was seen on the 6th and 1 was seen on the 7th, all from Pack Monadnock.
An OSPREY was seen at Elm Brook Park in Hopkinton on November 6th, and 1 was seen at Turkey Pond in Concord on the 5th.
A NORTHERN HARRIER was seen in the fields near Fitch’s Corner Farmstand on North River Road in Milford on November 3rd.
Hawk migration is still under way and observers have already counted 9,457 raptors from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory. Be sure to visit and help the official counters! Now is a good time to watch for migrating GOLDEN EAGLES!
Lingering migrants reported during the past week include: AMERICAN KESTREL, EASTERN PHOEBE, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, RED-EYED VIREO, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, MARSH WREN, GRAY CATBIRD, SWAINSON’S THRUSH, LINCOLN’S SPARROW, CHIPPING SPARROW, FIELD SPARROW, VESPER SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, INDIGO BUNTING, NASHVILLE WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, and PINE WARBLER.
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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