Date: 10/9/17 7:44 am
From: Mascoma Chapter NH Audubon <mascomabirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bedell Bridge Birding with NH Audubon's Mascoma Chapter
The Mascoma Chapter's fall outing to Haverhill's Bedell Bridge State
Historic Site has become a member's favorite attracting birders from as far
away as Strafford, VT and Lincoln, NH.

This year, twenty-four birders gathered around 7:00 a.m., on Saturday, the
7th, with an early morning, river valley mist blanketing the landscape. The
attendees split into two groups at the outset, because some people paused
at newly cut cornfields to scan for American pipits while others continued
down to the parking area to survey adjacent wetlands.

After nearly 90 minutes, the pipit seekers rejoined the wetlands watchers.
Despite the time spent apart, the two groups ultimately produced very
similar lists with only a couple of species that did not overlap. However,
numbers of a particular taxon often varied between lists.

Thirty plus species, including a not well seen blackbird and an
unidentified acipiter, were recorded during the nearly three hours spent
afield. Yellow-rumped warblers, cedar waxwings and American robins were the
most numerous species. All six likely to be seen locally members of the
woodpecker family were seen/heard. Northern flickers topped that group with
seven individuals recorded.

Waterfowl presence was scant. Canada geese (12) and wood ducks (3) were the
only members of that group recorded. Aside from the high number of
yellow-rumped warblers, the only other warblers recorded were a solitary
common yellowthroat and one black-throated green.

Complete eBird counts for both lists recorded can be found using the
following links:

Jeff MacQueen's count: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39603245

Blake Allison's count: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39604160

Thanks to Chapter Steering Committee Members George Clark, Blake Allison
and Jeff MacQueen for co-leading. Additional thanks to Jeff and Blake for
keeping their respective counts.

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Mascoma Chapter of NH Audubon

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