Date: 6/25/18 5:37 pm
From: marsha richelli <marshaaido...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Two hikes today in Stratham and Newmarket
Noted 3 ospreys on 6/24 from the rail trail beaver ponds. One on nest and
two flying about.Early in the afternoon.

On Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 6:29:03 PM UTC-4, Steve Mirick wrote:
>
> Took a couple of hikes today in southeastern NH. One around the Great
> Bay Discovery Center in Stratham. We walked down the trail, around the
> board walk, and then all the way down the railroad tracks to the salt
> marsh and the trestle bridge.
>
> Later we walked a short distance down the Rockingham Rail Trail in
> Newmarket. Accessed from the trail head down Ash Swamp Road near Route
> 108 and the Rockingham Station.
>
> Here are a few photos and complete lists:
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/
>
> Great Bay Discovery Center, Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire, US
> Jun 24, 2018 9:24 AM - 11:07 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.31 mile(s)
> Comments: Long walk. Including walk down RR tracks to trestle
> bridge and salt marsh.
> 42 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Mallard 10
> Double-crested Cormorant 7
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Osprey 4 Including bird on nest.
> Bald Eagle 1 Adult flew over from Shackford Point and landed on
> Sandy Point side.
> Virginia Rail 3 At least 3 from both sides of board walk! One came
> and gave good views.
> Herring Gull 1
> Common Tern 5
> Mourning Dove 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 1 juvenile
> Downy Woodpecker 3
> Hairy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Warbling Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 5
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 3
> Tree Swallow 8
> Tufted Titmouse 5
> White-breasted Nuthatch 3
> House Wren 1
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> Veery 3
> Gray Catbird 8 Including ONE LEUCISTIC BIRD. Seen down railroad
> tracks toward bridge. Pale mocha color. Very distinctive. But no
> camera!
> Cedar Waxwing 4
> Ovenbird 2
> Common Yellowthroat 4
> Pine Warbler 1
> Nelson's Sparrow 1 Heard singing and seen well. Chased by
> Saltmarsh Sparrow.
> Saltmarsh Sparrow 1 Seen well. At one time side-by-side with
> Nelson's.
> Nelson's/Saltmarsh Sparrow (Sharp-tailed Sparrow) 1 At least one or
> two birds not seen well.
> Chipping Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 4
> Scarlet Tanager 1
> Northern Cardinal 3
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 7
> Common Grackle 4
> House Finch 1
> American Goldfinch 7
>
>
>
> Rockingham Rail Trail, Rockingham, New Hampshire, US
> Jun 24, 2018 11:38 AM - 1:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.93 mile(s)
> Comments: Mid-afternoon hike in to beaver dam pond and back.
> Overcast with some sunny breaks in mid-70s.
> 43 species
>
> Great Blue Heron 4 Three nestlings in nest. One adult nearby, but
> did not go in to nest while we were there. Young birds seem small for
> date.
> Green Heron 4 Seemingly everywhere! They all seemed to be adults,
> although I can't say for sure.
> Osprey 2 One adult at nest. Another nearby. Female sitting on
> edge and looking in and covering nest as if there were young in it;
> however, we could not see any heads stick up above the edge.
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Mourning Dove 2
> Barred Owl 3 I hooted one or maybe two birds in to trail. Then two
> (more?) birds hooting in distance. Kept on hooting long after we left
> them at noon time!
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 2
> Pileated Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Eastern Kingbird 10 Includes nest with 4 young. Low nest with
> parents coming in repeatedly to feed.
> Warbling Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 3
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow 2
> Tree Swallow 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> House Wren 1
> Eastern Bluebird 2 Carried food to nest hole.
> Veery 1
> Wood Thrush 3 One bird carrying food.
> American Robin 4 Bird carrying food in to nest.
> Gray Catbird 4
> Cedar Waxwing 2
> Ovenbird 1
> Common Yellowthroat 1
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
> Pine Warbler 2
> Chipping Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 3
> Swamp Sparrow 1
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Northern Cardinal 1
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
> Baltimore Oriole 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 1
> Common Grackle 2 Bird incubating on nest.
> Purple Finch 1
> American Goldfinch 9
>
> Steve & Jane Mirick
> Bradford, MA
>
>
>

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