Date: 11/5/18 5:23 pm From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, November 5, 2018
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 5th,
An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was seen at the south end of Odiorne Point State
Park in Rye on November 4th and 5th.
A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was seen at the Birch Street gardens in Concord on
A DICKCISSEL was seen at Bicentennial Park in Hampton on November 4th.
A CATTLE EGRET was seen at Great Bay Farm in Greenland on November 2nd, 1
was seen at Runnymede Farm in North Hampton on the 3rd, and 1 was seen at
Horseshoe Pond in Concord on the 3rd.
A REDHEAD continues to be seen on Eel Pond in Rye and was last reported on
November 4th. An AMERICAN COOT was also seen here on the 3rd.
A SNOW GOOSE was seen at Runnymede Farm in North Hampton on November 3rd.
and 26 BRANT were seen migrating along the coast on November 4th.
A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen from Rye Harbor State Park on November 3rd.
A GLAUCOUS GULL and an ICELAND GULL were reported from Rye Harbor on
November 3rd. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on the coast in Rye on
November 3rd, and a LAUGHING GULL was seen on the coast on November 5th.
A RAZORBILL was seen on the coast on November 3rd and 4th.
6 migrating GOLDEN EAGLES were seen from Pack Monadnock in Peterborough, and
1 was seen migrating over Newmarket, all on October 30th. Another GOLDEN
EAGLE was seen from Pack Monadnock on November 4th.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was reported near the airport in Keene on November 3rd.
An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen in cornfields adjacent to Horseshoe Pond
in Concord on October 31st, 1 was seen at Hampton Beach State Park on
November 3rd, and 2 were reported from Rye Harbor State Park on October
12 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen at Moore Fields on Route 155A in Durham on
November 3rd, 2 were seen at Hoit Road Marsh in Concord on the 4th, and 1
was seen in Penacook on the 4th.
2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and a GREATER YELLOWLEGS were seen in Charlestown,
and a GREATER YELLOWLEGS was seen in Concord, all on November 3rd. 8
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were seen at Rye Harbor on November 3rd.
A flock of 24 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen near the Keene Dillant-Hopkins
Airport, and 2 were seen in Sandwich, all on November 1st.
2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS and 200 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen at Hampton Beach State
Park, and 100 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen at Rye Harbor State Park, all on
31 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at Cherry Pond in Jefferson on October 31st.
A female HOODED WARBLER was seen at the Little River Salt Marsh in North
Hampton on November 4th.
Lingering migrant warbler species reported during the past week included:
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, CAPE MAY
WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, NORTHERN PARULA, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER,
and PALM WARBLER.
3 GREAT EGRETS were seen on the coast on November 3rd, and 1 was seen on the
A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen on the coast on November 5th.
An OSPREY was seen on the coast on November 4th.
A BLUE-HEADED VIREO was seen in Conway on October 31st.
A CHIMNEY SWIFT was seen in Rye on November 4th. A TREE SWALLOW was seen at
Eel Pond in Rye on October 31st, and 1 was seen on the coast on November
A SCARLET TANAGER was seen in Rochester on October 31st.
Other late-migrant species of note during the past week included:
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, GRAY CATBIRD, HERMIT THRUSH, RED-EYED VIREO,
EASTERN PHOEBE, HOUSE WREN, MARSH WREN, and LINCOLN’S SPARROW.
A CANADA JAY was seen at Mud Pond in Jefferson on November 2nd.
EVENING GROSBEAKS and PINE SISKINS were reported from scattered locations
during the past week.
A GREAT CORMORANT was seen in Herrick’s Cove on the Connecticut River on
November 2nd, and a LONG-TAILED DUCK and 2 BLACK SCOTERS were seen at the
Kilowatt station on the Connecticut River on November 1st.
56 HOODED MERGANSERS were seen at the Basin in Chatham on October 30th.
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 8,600 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.
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