Date: 9/4/17 4:23 pm From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...> Subject: [NHBirds] MacGillivray's Warbler in Rye - More info
The MacGillivray's Warbler found by Ben and Lauren and Jason continued
to be seen through at least 12:30 PM. It was foraging low, on or near
the ground in or near the patches of goldenrod at the east end of the
Boy Scout Trail in the south end of Odiorne Point State Park. Just
south of the south end of the parking lot. It was only seen in this area.
It was difficult to get good looks at, but periodically was very vocal
and would climb up into nearby trees and shrubs for good views. When it
called, it resembled (to my ears) a distant cardinal call note, but the
call was loud and a good way to detect it. Hard to find, but a rare
bird for NH. This will likely be the first "documented" (with photos)
record for the State.
Given the weather pattern, it may stick around through tomorrow or
longer. Hopefully. Lots of folks got to see it today. A few photos: