Date: 12/31/20 3:09 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Townsend's Warbler in Derry
NH Audubon received an email today with photographs of a Townsend's
Warbler in Derry.  According to the home owner, the bird first was first
seen yesterday, but was seen again this morning and again at about 1:20
PM today.  Jane and I stopped by with Pam Hunt this afternoon from about
3:20 to 4:00 PM and DID NOT SEE IT.  Given the sporadic sightings, it
could be elsewhere in the neighborhood.

The bird was seen coming to suet feeders which are visible from the
road, but the views are distant and GOOD PHOTOGRAPHS WOULD NOT BE
POSSIBLE.  Although a documentation shot may be possible.

The home owner and neighbors both thought it might be OK for a few
birders to visit by LOOKING FROM THE STREET; however, it may not be a
great spot for a horde of birders.....and it appears the bird may not be
regular at the feeder so there may be waiting.

The bird has come to the suet feeders that are hanging on the house at
the back of the home at 1 Dexter Street in Derry.  The feeders are not
visible from Dexter Street, but are visible from Kingsbury Street.   If
you park along Kingsbury and look across the yard at #13, there are
distant views of feeders.  The neighbor at 13 Kingsbury Street is aware
of the bird and the possibility of birders visiting.

I would suggest that you use careful discretion if you decide to visit
the feeders.  Don't stay all day.  Maybe leave and come back at another
time if there are a lot of birders there, etc.

Needless to say......

Don't block driveways
Park legally on street
Don't trespass onto lawns....stay on side of street
Practice safe COVID protocol.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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