Date: 3/22/21 3:04 pm From: <mrsuomala...> <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, March 22, 2021
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, March 22nd,
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.
3 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in Stratham on March 16th and 17th.
A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen hunting over fields and marshes near Airport
Road in Swanzey on March 20th.
A BLACK VULTURE was reported from Walpole on March 17th.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be seen in trees along Jordan Road in
Keene, and was last reported on March 20th, and 1 continues to be seen
along Old Concord Road in Henniker, and was last reported on the 20th.
Another one was seen at Bear Brook State Park on the 21st.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen at Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge in
Newington on March 15th, 1 was seen in Sandwich on the 17th, 1 was reported
from the Concord Community Gardens on Birch Street on the 17th, and 1 was
seen along Ossipee Mountain Road in Moultonborough on the 18th.
A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, a SNOW GOOSE, 3 LESSER SCAUP, and a
BLUE-WINGED TEAL were seen near the Charlestown Wastewater Treatment Plant
on March 21st. Another GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was reported from
Walpole earlier in the week.
2 CACKLING GEESE were reported from Walpole on March 19th.
3 BARROW’S GOLDENEYES were seen on the Androscoggin River in Errol on March
19th, 2 were seen near Stark Landing on the Merrimack River in Manchester
on the 22nd, 2 were seen at Sewall’s Falls on the Merrimack River in
Concord on the 20th, and 1 was seen on the Merrimack River in Bedford on
A EURASIAN WIGEON, a CANVASBACK, and 2 REDHEADS were seen in the southeast
part of Great Bay on March 21st.
Over 500 RING-NECKED DUCKS were counted on Powwow Pond in Kingston on March
A BUFFLEHEAD and 25 RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS were seen in Errol on March 16th.
A flock of 23 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen in Sunapee on March 17th.
2 BOREAL CHICKADEES were reported from Hancock on March 20th.
5 PINE GROSBEAKS and 38 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen at a private residence
in Jefferson on March 19th.
Recent WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS sightings included 12 in Laconia on March
22nd, 5 in Keene on the 21st, and 5 at Mount Monadnock on the 17th. Recent
RED CROSSBILL sightings included 12 in Swanzey on March 17th, and 21 in Rye
on the 20th. Small numbers of both CROSSBILL species continue to be
reported from scattered locations.
A flock of 75 COMMON REDPOLLS was seen in Warren on March 17th.
An AMERICAN PIPIT was seen in Rochester on March 17th.
Single PINE WARBLERS were reported from New Boston, Greenland, Salem, and
Waterville Valley during the past week.
A GREAT BLUE HERON was seen at Center Harbor on March 17th.
4 TREE SWALLOWS were seen in Newmarket and 3 were seen in Auburn, all on
A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen at Trudeau Road in Bethlehem on March
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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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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