Date: 11/3/19 5:57 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] BBC Field Trip on NH Coast (3 species of warblers, Lapland Longspur,,6+ species of butterflies)
Thanks to Steve Mirick for this report.

Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA


From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: BBC Field Trip on NH Coast (3 species of warblers, Lapland
6+ species of butterflies)
Date: Sun, 3 Nov 2019 18:59:20 -0500

Jane and I led our annual Brookline Bird Club field trip along the NH

Not nearly as many species as last year and generally rather slow for
birding, but we still managed to get some nice birds, and had a great
trip today along the NH coast.  Light to moderate westerly winds and
lots of sun with seasonable temperatures.  A nice fall day!  Still no
major frost yet on the coast and still lots of flowers and a lot of
insect activity.   LOTS of butterflies and a few dragonflies noted.

Birds - 53 Species
Brant - 2 migrating birds offshore.
Canada Goose
Green-winged Teal - Flock of 7 over the ocean (landing briefly with
White-winged Scoters!) off Ragged Neck.
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
GREAT EGRET - 2 lingering birds at Philbrick Marsh.
Northern Harrier - One at Hampton Beach SP.
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk - Lots along the coast.
Downy Woodpecker
Merlin - 1 at Eel Pond.
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark - Small flock at Hampton Beach SP.
Black-capped Chickadee
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
European Starling
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
LAPLAND LONGSPUR - 1 seen well by all at Hampton Beach State Park with
flock of Horned Larks.
Chipping Sparrow - 1 at Goss Farm in Rye.
Savannah Sparrow - Including 2 "Ipswich Sparrows" at Hampton Beach SP
and one at Ragged Neck.
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird - Odd female in American Beach Grass at Hampton
Beach SP.
PALM WARLBER - 1 "western" type Palm in the short grasses at Ragged Neck
in Rye.
PINE WARBLER - 1 relatively bright male in gardens at Goss Farm.
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal

Butterflies (6+ species)
Cabbage White - 1 at Ragged Neck
Clouded/Orange Sulphur - 1 at Goss Farm and 1 at Odiorne.
Monarch - 10 (!!) estimated for the day with some migrating along the
Question Mark  - 2+ plus another anglewing sp. possibly an Eastern Comma.
Red Admiral - 1 in apples at Goss Farm.
American Lady - At least 2 clearly Americans.  A 3rd possible Painted Lady.

Dragonflies (2+ species)
Common Green Darner - 1 at Goss Farm
Possibly Mosaic Darner - 1 at Goss Farm
Autumn Meadowhawk - Several including pairs in tandem.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA
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