Date: 10/29/18 6:03 pm From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, October 29, 2018
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, October 29th,
A CORY’S SHEARWATER and a RAZORBILL were seen at Rye Harbor State Park on
A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration
Observatory in Peterborough on October 25th.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen in Canaan on October 29th.
A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was seen in the cornfields behind Memorial Field
in Concord on October 23rd.
A REDHEAD continues to be seen on Eel Pond in Rye and was last reported on
October 28th. 12 LONG-TAILED DUCKS and 5 BLACK SCOTERS were seen at
Merrymeeting Lake in New Durham on the 28th.
An AMERICAN COOT was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on October 23rd, and
a VIRGINIA RAIL was seen at the Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland on
A HORNED GREBE was seen at Canobie Lake in Salem, and a HORNED GREBE and a
RED-NECKED GREBE were seen at Pleasant Lake in New London, on October 23rd.
An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen in Hampton Harbor on October 28th.
3 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 3 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, and a DUNLIN were seen at
World End Pond in Salem on October 24th. 5 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, a
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, and a SOLITARY SANDPIPER were seen in Penacook on
October 28th. 13 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen at Moore Fields on Route 155A
in Durham on October 27th, and 5 were seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on
the 28th. 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen at Hampton Marsh on October 25th.
17 PURPLE SANDPIPERS were seen at Rye Harbor State Park on October 28th.
7 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen in North Conway on October 28th.
A few EVENING GROSBEAKS were reported from scattered locations during the
past week, including: Pittsfield, Derry, Keene, Peterborough, Durham, and
A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was reported from Moore Fields on Route 155A in Durham on
October 25th, and 50 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on
A RED CROSSBILL was seen on Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on October 28th.
A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen on Briar Road in Hampton on October 28th.
An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was reported from Durham, and 1 was seen in North
Conway, both on October 26th.
Lingering migrant warbler species reported during the past week included:
BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE
WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, MAGNOLIA WARBLER,
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, PINE WARBLER,
and PALM WARBLER.
A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was seen in Hampton on October 22, and 1 was seen in
Rye on the 28th.
A WOOD THRUSH was reported from Concord on October 27th.
Other late-migrant species of note during the past week included: GRAY
CATBIRD, HERMIT THRUSH, SWAINSON’S THRUSH, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, EASTERN
PHOEBE, HOUSE WREN, MARSH WREN, BROWN THRASHER, LINCOLN’S SPARROW, and
RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough. Pack
Monadnock has tallied over 8,500 raptors since September 1st. The majority
of the raptors that have been seen so far this season were BROAD-WINGED
HAWKS, but over 160 BALD EAGLES have also been seen. Be sure to visit the
observatory this fall season to help out with the count!
This message is also available by phone recording: call (603) 224-9909 and
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
recording or send your sightings to the RBA via e-mail at:
<birdsetc...> Please put either "bird sighting" or "Rare Bird
Alert" in the subject line and be sure to include your mailing address and
phone number. The RBA is also available on-line at the New Hampshire Audubon
web site, www.nhaudubon.org