Great Boars Head, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, US
Oct 29, 2017 7:20 AM - 1:20 PM
Comments: Sea watch. Mostly cloudy to overcast all day with some
spot showers. Light S winds early, increasing and shifting to SE at 10
knots increasing to 20 knots. Approaching storm from south. Birding
from north side. Then, with permission, we were offered unique
opportunity to bird from private property near tip! With Jason for most
Brant 6 Two groups of 3 migrating.
Wood Duck 2
American Black Duck 54
Green-winged Teal 2
Greater Scaup 5
Common Eider 200
Surf Scoter 83
White-winged Scoter 55
BLACK SCOTER 440
Long-tailed Duck 165
Red-breasted Merganser 78
RED-THROATED LOON 281 Largest flocks of 10 to 14 birds. One flock
of 20. Birds HEARD VOCALIZING as they passed overhead at Great Boar's Head.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/37968393336/in/photostream/lightbox/ Common Loon 49
Northern Gannet 353
Great Cormorant 1
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT 7,158 Largest flock was 1,375!!!! Took
about 10 minutes to pass by in long continuous string of birds. Three
other flocks of 800+.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/38021952291/in/photostream/lightbox/ peep sp. 5
Razorbill 4 Good views.
large alcid sp. 1 Almost certainly a Common Murre, but I backed out
on ID due to distance and my lack of experience with this species.
Appeared paler black on back. Bill did not appear thick.
Black Guillemot 4
Bonaparte's Gull 7
Laughing Gull 1 Very distant bird. Appeared to be a juvenile.
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Adult. Flew right below us.
CASPIAN TERN 3 First a single bird seen by Jane and briefly by
Jason. Then 2 birds flying past point. My latest record. Prior late
date for me was 10/21/16.
Peregrine Falcon 2 Both birds coming in from far offshore. One
clearly a juvenile tundrius.