Date: 7/22/20 4:11 pm
From: Steven Lamonde <slamonde...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] NH Coast (Stilt Sandpiper, Tricolored Heron, migrating dowitchers)
Where is the Stilt Sandpiper being viewed from at the Hampton salt marsh?
Is there a good (legal) parking spot along Rt 101, Rt 101E, or a side
street off of Rt 1A? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Steven Lamonde
Stoddard

On Sat, Jul 11, 2020 at 6:57 PM Stephen Mirick <smirick...> wrote:

> The coast is open in many spots, but is still frustratingly inaccessible
> in the numerous parking and pull-off locations along Rt. 1A.
>
> Jane and I hit the coast in hopes of finding a storm blown bird or two
> with Tropical Storm Fay. No luck on that, but we did find a few
> interesting birds
> as we transition into mid-summer and the start of southbound migration.
>
> STILT SANDPIPER - 1 adult in Hampton salt marsh. Still with much of its
> breeding plumage. An uncommon bird in NH, this is also a relatively
> early date. My only earlier record was from July 9, 2017.
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/50100771108/in/photostream/lightbox/
>
> TRICOLORED HERON - 1 in Hampton salt marsh behind Little Jack's. First
> spotted by Jane. Always a treat to see one in NH. I didn't get a
> decent photo unfortunately.
>
> SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER - 207 migrating in 12 flocks heading south. Many
> of these from Great Boar's Head looking offshore. The pace of shorebird
> migration is now starting
> to increase rapidly. The adult shorebirds migrate first in July and
> early August. After that the juveniles arrive and dominate the scene.
>
> Steve & Jane Mirick
> Bradford, MA
>
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Antioch University New England
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