Date: 9/10/17 2:20 pm
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Penacook Sept 10
Greetings all,

This morning's Penacook Survey took four hours and netted a new September
record of 66 species.

Warblers stole the show with 19 species - it was good to finally encounter
several mixed flocks of migrants! Totals were:

Ovenbird 2

Black-and-white 5

Tennessee 3

Nashville 3

Common Yellowthroat 12

American Redstart 3

Northern Parula 9

Cape May 1

Yellow 1

Magnolia 10

Blackburnian 1

Chestnut-sided 1

Bay-breasted 4

Pine 13

Palm 2

Yellow-rumped 3

Prairie 1

Black-throated Green 13

Wilson's 2

Other migrants of note included a Philadelphia Vireo, Lincoln's Sparrow,
early Golden-crowned Kinglet, and American Pipit. A flock of ~150 Common
Grackles graced a lawn near the start of the route, while a mini-kettle
containing one each of Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, and Broad-winged
Hawk punctuated the end.

But the highlight on the species front was undoubtedly the GREAT EGRET in
the Contoocook River. This was a new species - #176 - for the survey, and a
fine consolation prize for missing the Canada Geese that are usually in the
same spot!


Pam Hunt


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