Date: 12/2/19 4:22 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, December 2, 2019
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, December 2nd,

2 TUNDRA SWANS were seen along the Connecticut River in Orford on November
29th, but have not been relocated.

A male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen near Stark Landing on the Merrimack River
in Manchester on November 29th. A female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen several
times during the past week in Eel Pond in Rye.

A HARLEQUIN DUCK was seen from Great Island Common in New Castle on November
26th. A BLACK GUILLEMOT was seen here on the 28th.

A LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen on Squam Lake on November 28th.

An ICELAND GULL was seen in Rye and 1 was seen in Hampton, both on December
1st, and a GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at Eel Pond in Rye on the 2nd.

A birder on a fishing boat out of Hampton on November 30th counted over 270

An immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was discovered along North River Road near
Burley Farm in Epping on October 5th, and was last reported on November

A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on
November 25th, and 1 continues to be seen at South Mill Pond in Portsmouth
and was last reported on December 1st.

An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and a PALM WARBLER were seen at Odiorne Point
State Park in Rye on November 29th.

A COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was seen in coastal Seabrook on November 26th, and a
PINE WARBLER was seen at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge in Newington on
November 29th.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Awcomin Marsh in Rye on November 30th, and 1
was seen near West Portsmouth Street in Concord on the 26th.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was seen at Hampton Beach State Park on November 29th,
and 64 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen here on December 1st.

2 AMERICAN PIPITS were seen at Rye Harbor State Park on December 1st, and 1
was reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on November 27th.

A FOX SPARROW was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on November 29th,
and 1 was seen in Durham on December 2nd.

There has been an unusual number of late-migrating TREE SWALLOWS reported
from the coast during the past week with the most recent sighting being 60
on December 1st.

A PEREGRINE FALCON has been seen in Hanover several times during the past

There was an unconfirmed report of a GOLDEN EAGLE from Fitzwilliam on
December 1st, and there was an unconfirmed report of a NORTHERN GOSHAWK from
Rye on November 26th and 27th.

16 TURKEY VULTURES were seen over Route 27 in Exeter on November 26th.

A lingering migrant SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was seen in Rye on December 1st.

At least 1 late-migrating GREAT EGRET continues to be seen along the coast
and was last reported on December 1st.

2 FISH CROWS were reported from Hampton on December 1st.

Lingering migrant songbirds that were reported during the past week
included: several HERMIT THRUSHES, a GRAY CATBIRD, several WINTER WRENS, a

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,

Thanks very much and good birding.

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