Date: 3/29/21 2:35 pm From: <mrsuomala...> <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, March 29, 2021
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, March 29th,
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.
An AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen off of Hampton Beach on March 27th.
2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Hoit Marsh in Concord on March 29th, 4 were
seen flying over Nashua on the 26th, and 3 were seen in Monroe on the 24th.
A pair of SHORT-EARED OWLS was seen hunting over fields and marshes near
Airport Road in Swanzey on March 22nd, and 1 was seen offshore migrating
north on the 27th.
A BLACK VULTURE was reported from Hinsdale on March 25th, and 1 was
reported from Peterborough on the 27th.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be seen in trees along Jordan Road in
Keene, and was last reported on March 22nd, and 1 continues to be seen
along Old Concord Road in Henniker, and was last reported on the 27th.
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen in Albany on March 24th.
A EURASIAN WIGEON was seen in the southeast part of Great Bay on March
3 BARROW’S GOLDENEYES were seen on the Androscoggin River in Errol on March
25th, 1 was seen on the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on the 28th, 1 was
seen at World End Pond in Salem on the 24th, and 1 was seen near Stark
Landing on the Merrimack River in Manchester on the 23rd.
3 NORTHERN SHOVELERS were seen in Exeter, and 1 was seen on Opechee Bay in
Laconia, all on March 28th.
A flock of 8 SNOW GEESE was seen along Route 135 in Lancaster on March
27th, and a small flock of SNOW GEESE was heard vocalizing as it flew
overhead in Center Harbor on March 25th. 2 BRANT were seen along the coast
on the 27th.
A BONAPARTE’S GULL and a “EURASIAN” GREEN-WINGED TEAL were seen on the
Connecticut River in Hinsdale on March 27th, and 6 DOUBLE-CRESTED
CORMORANTS were seen along the Connecticut River in Charlestown on the 28th.
A RED-THROATED LOON was seen near Hilton Park in Dover on March 23rd.
A THICK-BILLED MURRE was seen along the coast in Rye on March 27th, and 5
COMMON MURRES, 3 NORTHERN FULMARS, and an ATLANTIC PUFFIN were seen from a
boat offshore on the 27th.
A flock of 25 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen in Sandwich on March 23rd.
Only a few PINE GROSBEAKS were reported during the past week, and a flock
of 5 EVENING GROSBEAKS was reported from Lempster on March 29th.
Recent WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS sightings included 15 in Swanzey on March
25th. Recent RED CROSSBILL sightings included 12 in Canterbury on March
25th, 10 in Greenland on the 26th, and 35 in Rindge on the 28th.
A HOARY REDPOLL was seen in Errol on March 25th, 1 was seen in Andover on
the 25th, and 1 was seen in Glen on the 27th.
A flock of 50 COMMON REDPOLLS was seen in Randolph on March 24th.
3 SNOW BUNTINGS and 3 PIPING PLOVERS were seen at Hampton Beach State Park
on March 27th.
A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW and a FIELD SPARROW were seen at Brookford Farm in
Canterbury on March 25th.
A flock of 15 AMERICAN PIPITS was seen in Durham on March 28th.
A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen in Rochester on March 25th, 1 was seen in
North Conway on the 26th, and 1 was seen in Swanzey on the 28th.
A few PINE WARBLERS were reported from Gilsum, Deerfield, Hollis, Sullivan,
Salem, and Swanzey during the past week.
A BOREAL CHICKADEE was reported from Hancock on March 27th.
A BARN SWALLOW was seen in Exeter, and 1 was seen in Greenland, both on
March 27th. More than 10 TREE SWALLOWS were reported from multiple
locations during the past week.
An EASTERN MEADOWLARK was seen in Stratham, and 2 were seen in Greenland,
all on March 27th.
A number of returning OSPREYS were reported during the past week.
6 GREAT EGRETS were seen along the coast on March 27th.
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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