Date: 12/28/20 2:34 pm From: <mrsuomala...> <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, December 28, 2021
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, December 28th,
During the Corona virus outbreak NH Audubon encourages you to enjoy birding
safely; please follow travel and social distance recommendations from state
and federal authorities.
A SAGE THRASHER continues to be seen along the trail at the north end of
the Hinsdale Setbacks along the Connecticut River, and was last reported on
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be seen in trees along Jordan Road
between #175 and #205 in Keene and was last reported on December 27th.
A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen in Gonic on December 26th.
A DICKCISSEL was seen in Somersworth on December 24th.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen near Short Street in Newington on December 27th,
and 1 was seen on the Keene Christmas Bird Count on December 20th.
A BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen at Sewall’s Falls on the Merrimack River in
Concord on December 28th.
2 REDHEADS were seen on Great Bay on December 24th.
A pair of NORTHERN SHOVELERS was seen in East Kingston on December 26th.
A RAZORBILL was seen along the coast in Rye on December 27th.
A DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT was seen on Lake Winnipesauke in Gilford on
A GLAUCOUS GULL continues to be seen in Hampton Harbor and a LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL continues to be seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye.
2 ICELAND GULLS were seen in Durham on December 26th.
A flock of 8 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen in Errol on December 22nd.
A flock of 50 EVENING GROSBEAKS was reported from Warren on December 27th,
a flock of 40 was seen in Milan on the 27th, and a flock of 31 was seen in
Errol on the 22nd.
PINE GROSBEAK sightings during the past week included 30 in Concord, 30 in
North Sutton, 28 in Errol, 14 in Strafford, 11 in Exeter, 12 in
Marlborough, and 15 in Dover.
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL sightings during the past week included 26 in
Penacook, 20 in Antrim, and 10 in Hancock. RED CROSSBILL sightings during
the past week included 35 in Hancock, 12 in Sharon, 27 in Keene, and 11 in
A flock of 65 COMMON REDPOLLS was seen in Brentwood on December 27th.
2 AMERICAN PIPITS were seen at Krif Road in Keene on December 27th.
A CANADA JAY was seen in Sandwich on December 24th.
Late-migrating species reported during the past week included WOOD DUCK,
RING-NECKED DUCK, GREAT BLUE HERON, AMERICAN KESTREL, MERLIN,
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, TURKEY VULTURE, NORTHERN HARRIER, YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER, HERMIT THRUSH, EASTERN TOWHEE, LINCOLN’S SPARROW, SAVANNAH
SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, SWAMP SPARROW, RUBY-CROWNED
KINGLET, CAPE MAY WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED BLUE
WARBLER, GRAY CATBIRD, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, and FISH CROW.
New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert is sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.
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:
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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
Thanks very much and good birding.
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