Date: 9/16/17 3:36 pm
From: <g-hsmart...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Digest for - 9 updates in 9 topics
Report green banded gulls to The Gulls of Appledore! I've seen 2 this week while camping at Hampton Beach State Park! The researchers acknowledge your submission quickly and provide info about the gull(s) you sited!

Holly Smart

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> On Sep 16, 2017, at 4:46 PM, <nhbirds...> wrote:
>
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> Carolina Wren Nest Live Stream - 1 Update
> North Conway Crossbills - 1 Update
> Raptor events this weekend - 1 Update
> Exeter WTP CLOSED Saturday 9/16---workers present - 1 Update
> Rochester WTP American Golden Plover, American Pipits - 1 Update
> Carter Hill Observatory (15 Sep 2017) 800 Raptors - 1 Update
> Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (15 Sep 2017) 555 Raptors - 1 Update
> Lake Sunapee Warbler Fallout - 1 Update
> Tagged gull - 1 Update
> Carolina Wren Nest Live Stream
> Ed Norton <etnorton...>: Sep 16 08:37AM -0700
>
> I posted a few weeks ago about the Carolina Wren nest on our deck. It's
> been amazing watching them go through this process. The two chicks will
> probably leave in a few days, and we will miss them.
>
> Just a quick reminder I'll still be streaming it live on YouTube until they
> fledge. Click here to open a search on YouTube for "Angie and Ed's
> Carolina Wren Nest".
>
> http://goo.gl/uX8UXn
>
>
> Cheers,
> Ed and Angie Norton
> Newmarket, NH
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> North Conway Crossbills
> Mik Oyler <oylermik...>: Sep 16 03:04PM
>
> The frequency of Crossbills this past week have been amazing. On average
> I've had 3 Red Crossbill flyovers every day. I've also had 2 White-winged
> Crossbill flyovers the past 2 days. Awesome.
>
> Mik Oyler
> North Conway
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> Raptor events this weekend
> Phil Brown <downtownpab...>: Sep 16 09:21AM -0400
>
> Birders,
>
> NH Audubon's raptor release events will highlight the weekend's programming at the raptor observatories.
>
> Two rehabilitated Broad-winged Hawks are set to be released back into the wild today at Pack Monadnock in Peterborough at 1 pm. Arrive early to park and take a shuttle to the summit.
>
> A Kestrel and a Broad-wing will be released at Carter Hill in concord tomorrow at 3 pm.
>
> Live raptor programs and other offerings will be ongoing all afternoon at both sites, and we are hopeful for another big raptor flight over the weekend. Come check it out!
>
> Details at www.nhaudubon.org/calendar
>
> Phil Brown
> NH Audubon
>
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> Exeter WTP CLOSED Saturday 9/16---workers present
> Len <lenmedlock...>: Sep 16 04:46AM -0700
>
> Went this morning for a foggy walk around the ponds and never got out of
> the car. Many workers and their machines are busily constructing our new
> water treatment plant. Perhaps Sunday?
>
> Len
> Exeter, NH
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> Rochester WTP American Golden Plover, American Pipits
> Dan Hubbard <danielhubbard...>: Sep 15 10:18PM -0400
>
> There were 14 American Pipits and an American Golden Plover at the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant this pm. Dan Hubbard, Rochester
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> Carter Hill Observatory (15 Sep 2017) 800 Raptors
> <reports...>: Sep 15 04:54PM -0800
>
> Carter Hill Observatory
> Concord, New Hampshire, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 21 21
> Osprey 9 62 62
> Bald Eagle 5 24 24
> Northern Harrier 4 12 12
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 56 148 148
> Cooper's Hawk 3 36 36
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2 4 4
> Broad-winged Hawk 691 2363 2363
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 5 5
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 22 65 65
> Merlin 7 15 15
> Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
> Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
> Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 1 18 18
>
> Total: 800 2783 2783
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:45:00
> Total observation time: 8.75 hours
>
> Official Counter: Ken Klapper
>
> Observers: Dick DeSeve, Hilary Chapman, Hilary Thomson, Judd Nathan,
> Kathleen Brockett, Maureen Joyce, Mike Bourgault,
> Mike Catalanotti, Pam Hunt, Paul Bourgault, Phil Brown,
> with many more....
>
> Visitors:
> Thirty-eight including the New Hampshire Audubon raptor identification
> workshop led by Phil Brown, as well as Carter Hill regulars and some new
> visitors who left with smiles on their faces as they got their first taste
> of the raptor watch bug. Many thanks to all who helped spot today - you
> rocked!
>
>
> Weather:
> Around noon, a gentle sprinkle left almost as soon as it came, and no more
> wind than a soft breeze threatened to blow away stray notebook pages. In
> the afternoon cloud cover gradually lessened, but there was still an
> excellent backdrop for counting migrants. Temps ranged from the upper 60s
> to about 80F.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> It was already a great day with hundreds of migrants of nine species.
> There were many close looks and many great moments for observers and
> photographers to check away and click away, to study and to meditate on
> avian beauty. Then... the dam burst after 4pm - Broadwings came from every
> direction, some higher up, but some quite close and in captivating
> lighting, wave after wave... Small falcons and sharpies put in a fantastic
> showing.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> The regular flock was joined or briefly visited by Savannah, Swamp, and
> Field Sparrows, ~7 Indigo Buntings, 3 Chimney Swifts, a Purple Finch, a
> sole Canada Goose, and a skein of 16 Double-crested Cormorants flying to
> the WSW. Perhaps the biggest surprise was a kettle, or better a
> conspiracy, of 23 Common Ravens, a very high count for Carter Hill. A
> single RT Hummingbird buzzed by, and for a time it seemed like Monarchs
> took over the skies - 57 were tallied today!
>
> Predictions:
> Sunny skies and light NW winds. Could be another banner day. C'mon down
> and play "Wheel of Raptors". Will we finally get a four-figure day? With
> your help we can do it.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
> Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
> www.nhaudubon.org
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=679
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> Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (15 Sep 2017) 555 Raptors
> <reports...>: Sep 15 04:51PM -0800
>
> Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
> Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 4 4 4
> Osprey 3 83 83
> Bald Eagle 6 48 48
> Northern Harrier 1 21 21
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 64 265 265
> Cooper's Hawk 8 26 26
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2 8 8
> Broad-winged Hawk 459 4366 4366
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 2 24 24
> Merlin 4 26 26
> Peregrine Falcon 1 4 4
> Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
> Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 9 9
>
> Total: 555 4889 4889
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 09:30:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 6.5 hours
>
> Official Counter: Katrina Fenton
>
> Observers: Cynthia Nichols, Mike Gebo, Nancy Moreau, Tom Delaney
>
> Visitors:
> 32.
>
>
> Weather:
> The mountain was closely monitored from below until the morning's fog
> showed signs of lifting. By 10:30am EDT, a bit of sun-washed maple swamp
> could be seen. By 11am, the bottom of the clouds were barely brushing the
> tips of the spruces at the summit of North Pack. The clouds continued to
> rise and fingers of sunshine found their way down to set the still and
> humid air to sizzling. Rain showers began to make their way through the
> region at 1:30pm, most of the rain avoiding the mountain after soaking us
> for an hour.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Within minutes of visibility being restored, the first two Sharp-shinned
> Hawks were spotted by Cynthia as they wheeled up from the valley. With the
> signal given that there was lift to be found, it wasn't long before groups
> of accipiters and broad-wingeds could be seen rising in every direction.
> The thermals carried them up into the bellies of the clouds; entire kettles
> fading to gray before our eyes. Scopes and binoculars were trained on
> pockets of blue and higher clouds where streaming birds could be found for
> a second or two. Over 500 raptors were counted before the rain moved in,
> all but shutting down the skies around the Wapack for the remainder of the
> day.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Non-raptor Migrants:
> Double-crested Cormorant: 15
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 1
> Ceder Waxwing- 15
> Horned Lark- 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler- 2
> Blackpoll Warbler- 2
> warbler sp.- 5
>
> Monarch Butterfly- 15
>
> Predictions:
> To quote Henry Walters after our best Broad-winged Hawk flight to date in
> 2011: "Remember the formula, and the forms. Light NE winds, sunshine, and a
> shifting circus of high clouds". Guess what they are calling for
> tomorrow.....
>
> The annual Hawk Release is happening at 1pm!
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
> Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
> www.nhaudubon.org
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320
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> Lake Sunapee Warbler Fallout
> <jacksonwrxt89...>: Sep 15 08:40PM -0400
>
> Thus far, the fall Warbler movement around Lake Sunapee has been bleak. Webb's Forest in Sunapee, my local go-to spot last year has been failed to be as productive as it was last season. I decided to change things up and went to the Lake Sunapee State Beach in Newbury. Things were quiet when I arrived but it didn't take long for a true spectacle to unfold. A small wave passed through around the boat launch area at first then on my way out an enormous group of Warblers and other passerines were swarming through the forest along the access road to the beach. The swarm was so thick that unfortunately many birds passed by unidentified. I did positively ID twelve species while I was there. One of the more impressive waves of migrants I've seen.
>
> Black-and-white Warbler 6
> Tennessee Warbler 3
> Common Yellowthroat 2
> CAPE MAY WARBLER 2 - FOY for me. One species I missed in the spring.
> https://flic.kr/p/YsnzBu
> Northern Parula 2
> Magnolia Warbler 5
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
> Blackpoll Warbler 4
> Pine Warbler 14 - Many were singing.
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 8
> Black-throated Green Warbler 5
> Wilson's Warbler 1
>
> Estimated 24 unidentified Warblers, but there could have been many more.
>
> Also of note at the beach was the flyover of my FOY American Pipit. Another species I missed in the spring.
>
> -Dylan Jackson
> Sunapee
>
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> Tagged gull
> Richard Frechette <frechette7...>: Sep 15 06:23PM -0400
>
> Herring Gull with green leg tag 23K was at the second parking lot south of Ordione this afternoon. It showed no fear and allowed us to sit on the rock next to it to watch the shorebird show in the seaweed below us. Many semipalms were joined by a single Red Knot and a Pectoral.
> I tried to report the gull but must have the wrong email address as it bounced back.
> Rich Frechette
>
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