Date: 5/9/18 7:43 am
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Golden-winged Warbler in Hollis
Sharon Harvell discovered a male GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER this morning on
the Hollis/Milton town line.

It is being seen off Federal Hill Road in an area known as "Monson
Village" near 506 Federal Hill Road.  There are trails in this area.

According to Sharon:

"Right across the street from parking at Monson Village is another dirt
parking lot near a huge red house.  From there begins a vast network of
wide snowmobile trails. They go here there and everywhere.  It was at
the junction of Vista Trail and Loop Trail (snowmobile trails) where
this bird was.  The junction area is large and open and has scrubby
brush".  There should be trail maps at the trail head.

Although it may not stick around or find a mate, I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE NOT
TO USE TAPES or to bother this bird too much.  This species is in a big
decline in the northeast and is losing its habitat and genetic "purity"
through hybridization with the Blue-winged Warbler.

Here is a photo taken by Sharon:

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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