Date: 1/4/21 2:46 pm From: <mrsuomala...> <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, January 4, 2021
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, January 4th,
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 PACIFIC LOON was seen from Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on January 1st.
A TOWNSEND’S WARBLER that was first reported at birdfeeders in Derry on
December 30th, continues to be seen there, and was last reported on January
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 January 3rd.
A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen at Green Street in Exeter on December 29th.
A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen in Concord on January 2nd.
A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen at Whiteface Intervale in Sandwich on December
Single NORTHERN SHRIKES were seen in Sunapee, Newport, Newington, and 2
were seen in Sandwich, all during the past week.
4 BARROW’S GOLDENEYES were seen at Stark Landing on the Merrimack River in
Manchester, 2 were seen at the setbacks on the Connecticut River in
Hinsdale, and 1 was seen on the Connecticut River in Lebanon, all during
the past week.
A NORTHERN SHOVELER was seen in Portsmouth, and a REDHEAD was seen on Great
Bay, both on January 1st.
A GREATER SCAUP was seen on Spofford Lake in Chesterfield on January 3rd,
and a LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen there on the 1st.
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.
A flock of 100 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen in Gorham on December 31st, and a
few have been seen mixed in with CEDAR WAXWING flocks during the past week.
86 EVENING GROSBEAKS were reported from Jefferson on December 31st, and
smaller numbers were reported from scattered locations.
PINE GROSBEAK sightings during the past week included 46 in Somersworth, 30
in Concord, 12 in Rochester, 10 in Strafford, and 11 in Lee. Smaller
numbers were reported from scattered locations.
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL sightings during the past week included 25 in
Milford, 22 in Laconia, and 14 in Peterborough. RED CROSSBILL sightings
during the past week included 30 in Newport, 17 in Swanzey, 35 in Hancock,
27 in Keene, and 20 in Jaffrey. Smaller numbers of both CROSSBILL species
were reported from scattered locations during the past week.
A HOARY REDPOLL and 199 COMMON REDPOLLS were reported from the Sandwich
Christmas Bird Count held on December 27th. A HOARY REDPOLL was reported
from Swanzey on the 30th. There continue to be scattered sightings of
COMMON REDPOLLS from around the state.
54 SNOW BUNTINGS were reported from the Sandwich Christmas Bird Count held
on December 27th.
A CANADA JAY was seen in Sandwich on December 27th.
27 TURKEY VULTURES were seen roosting together in Exeter on January 2nd.
Birders on a boat trip out of Hampton reported: 291 DOVEKIES, 54 COMMON
MURRES, 41 RAZORBILLS, 6 ATLANTIC PUFFINS, a POMARINE JAEGER, 28 NORTHERN
FULMARS, 70 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES, 4 ICELAND GULLS, and 10 NORTHERN
Late-migrating species reported during the past week included WOOD DUCK,
RING-NECKED DUCK, GREATER SCAUP, BUFFLEHEAD, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER,
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, WILSON’S SNIPE, MERLIN, RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, TURKEY
VULTURE, NORTHERN HARRIER, NORTHERN FLICKER, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER,
WINTER WREN, HERMIT THRUSH, EASTERN TOWHEE, LINCOLN’S SPARROW,
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, CHIPPING SPARROW, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET,
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, BROWN THRASHER, GRAY CATBIRD, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, and
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:
<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, www.nhaudubon.org
Thanks very much and good birding.
Subscribe to New Hampshire Bird Records – learn more about birds and birding
in New Hampshire: www.nhbirdrecords.org (read a free article in each
issue). This quarterly publication is produced by NH Audubon thanks to the
work of many volunteers.