Date: 10/2/17 5:31 pm From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, October 2, 2017
*October 2, 2017
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, October 2nd,
2 CASPIAN TERNS were seen off the coast from Rye Harbor State Park, and 5
CORY’S SHEARWATERS were seen in offshore waters, all on October 1st.
A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen with some CANADA GEESE along Hackett
Hill Road in Hooksett on September 28th but has not been relocated.
An immature male EURASIAN WIGEON was seen in the southeast part of Great Bay
on September 22nd and again on the 27th.
A juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 5 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were
seen in dunes along Route 1A in Seabrook on September 27th.
An AMERICAN BITTERN and a GREAT EGRET were seen at Long Pond in Henniker on
A GREAT CORMORANT was seen at the Wilder Dam on the Connecticut River in
Lebanon on October 1st.
A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen on Canobie Lake in Salem on September 27th.
A BELL’S VIREO was seen at the Concord Community Gardens on Birch Street in
Concord on October 1st and 2nd, and a DICKCISSEL was seen here on the 1st.
A DICKCISSEL was seen with a flock of sparrows along the Cheshire Rail Trail
behind the Kohl's at the eastern end of the pedestrian bridge in Keene on
A LARK SPARROW was seen at West Locke Road in Concord on September 25th and
26th. An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen here on the 26th.
A LARK SPARROW was seen at River Road in Stratham on October 1st.
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen at Goss Farm in Rye on October 1st.
A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen at the coast in Rye on September 29th.
A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen in Hampton on September 29th.
2 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on
Reports of migrating mixed-species flocks of WARBLERS continued during the
past week. Highlights included WILSON’S WARBLERS, CAPE MAY WARBLERS,
TENNESSEE WARBLERS, and BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS.
A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen in Lyman on September 25th.
2 RED CROSSBILLS were seen along Baker Road in North Sutton on September
A female RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was seen in Henniker on October 1st.
A flock of about 36 RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS was seen along the Bearcamp River
Trail located at the end of Diamond Ledge Road in Sandwich on October 1st.
A flock of about 35 AMERICAN PIPITS was seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis,
and a flock of 10 was seen at Rye Harbor State Park, all on October 1st.
A flock of 18 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS was seen at the NH Audubon Thompson Wildlife
Sanctuary in Sandwich on September 30th, and a SORA was heard here on the
A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen by hawk watchers at the Pack Monadnock Raptor
Migration Observatory in Peterborough on October 1st.
RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough, and at the
Carter Hill Observatory in Concord. Pack Monadnock has reported over 10,244
raptors and Carter Hill has reported over 4,691 raptors, all since September
1st. The majority of the raptors being seen at this time in the season are
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, but there are also good numbers of SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS,
OSPREYS, and BALD EAGLES. Be sure to visit these New Hampshire Audubon
staffed observatories this fall season to help out with the counts!
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 e-mail at:
<birdsetc...> Please put either "bird sighting" or "Rare Bird
Alert" in the subject line and be sure to include your mailing address and
phone number. The RBA is also available on-line at the New Hampshire Audubon
web site, www.nhaudubon.org