Date: 4/30/18 2:26 pm From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, April 30, 2019
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 30th,
A SNOWY OWL was seen along Adams Road in Jackson on April 30th. A SNOWY OWL
was seen along the coast in North Hampton on the 26th, one was reported from
coastal Rye on the 27th, and one was seen along the coast in Hampton on the
A SANDHILL CRANE was seen in Nottingham in a field on Deerfield Road just
west and north of the intersection with Route 156.
A CASPIAN TERN was seen on Great Bay on April 28th.
An ICELAND GULL and a COMMON TERN were seen above the Comerford Dam on the
Connecticut River in Monroe on April 29th.
A male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE and 50 COMMON GOLDENEYES were seen on the
Androscoggin River in Errol, and 5 LESSER SCAUP and over 400 RING-NECKED
DUCKS were seen on Lake Umbagog, all on April 28th.
The rainy weather at the end of last week caused a rare “fallout” of inland
northbound migrant waterbirds on April 28th, 29th and 30th. Particularly of
note were large numbers of BONAPARTE’S GULLS, HORNED GREBES, RED-NECKED
GREBES, LONG-TAILED DUCKS, and BUFFLEHEADS that were reported. Highlights:
from Lake Sunapee, 28 LONG-TAILED DUCKS on the 29th, 17 RED-NECKED GREBES,
and 257 BONAPARTE’S GULLS on the 30th; from Newfound Lake, 220 HORNED
GREBES, 50 RED-NECKED GREBES, 60 BUFFLEHEADS, and 28 BONAPARTE’S GULLS on
the 29th: from Spofford Lake, 45 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 222 BUFFLEHEADS, 71
HORNED GREBES, 39 RED-NECKED GREBES, and 28 BONAPARTE’S GULLS on the 29th;
from Moore Reservoir in Littleton, 100 RED-NECKED GREBES, 200 BUFFLEHEADS,
and 30 BONAPARTE’S GULLS on the 29th; from Post Pond in Lyme, 16 HORNED
GREBES on the 29th, and 24 BUFFLEHEADS on the 30th; from above the Wilder
Dam on the Connecticut River, 30 HORNED GREBES and 30 BUFFLEHEADS on the
29th; from Cherry Pond in Jefferson, 18 HORNED GREBES, 12 RED-NECKED GREBES,
and 24 BUFFLEHEADS on the 30th. There were numerous single digit sightings
of the same species from scattered locations.
A pair of GADWALL was seen along the River Trail in Hanover on April 29th.
An AMERICAN COOT was seen at Wilson Pond in West Swanzey on April 29th, and
2 GREATER SCAUP were seen there on the 27th and 28th.
A pair of BLUE-WINGED TEAL was seen at Benson’s Park in Hudson on April
A hybrid between a SNOWY EGRET and a TRICOLORED HERON was reported from the
Little River Saltmarsh in North Hampton on April 28th.
Returning migrants reported in small numbers during the past week included:
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD, PURPLE MARTIN, CHIMNEY SWIFT, BLUE-GRAY
GNATCATCHER, HOUSE WREN, EASTERN KINGBIRD, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK,
BLUE-HEADED VIREO, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER,
BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, OVENBIRD, YELLOW WARBLER, NORTHERN
WATERTHRUSH, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, and GRAY CATBIRD.
An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen at Pease International Tradeport on April 29th.
Other shorebirds reported during the past week included: WILLET, GREATER
YELLOWLEGS, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, LEAST SANDPIPER, PURPLE SANDPIPER, SPOTTED
SANDPIPER, and SOLITARY SANDPIPER.
A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen in Littleton on April 24th.
2 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Barnstead on April 28th, and 1 was
reported from Lebanon on the 27th.
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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
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