Date: 4/5/21 3:13 pm
From: Ducky Darrick <dadams...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, April 5, 2021
Don't forget my merlin in Swanzey;)

On Mon, Apr 5, 2021, 5:53 PM <mrsuomala...> <
<mrsuomala...> wrote:

> This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 5th,
> 2021.
>
> 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 SWALLOW-TAILED KITE was photographed in Antrim on March 31st.
>
> A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen flying at Mud Pond in the Peterson State Wildlife
> Management Area in Dublin on March 29th.
>
> A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hampton Beach State Park on April 2nd.
>
> A SANDHILL CRANE was reported from Hoit Marsh in Concord on March 30th, 4
> were seen flying over Concord on the 31st, and 2 were seen in Monroe on
> April 3rd.
>
> Single BLACK VULTURES were reported from Swanzey, Stoddard, Exeter, and
> Durham during the past week.
>
> A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be seen in trees along Jordan Road in
> Keene, and was last reported on March 30th, and 1 continues to be seen
> along Old Concord Road in Henniker, and was last reported on April 2nd. A
> pair of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS was seen at Bear Brook State Park on April
> 4th.
>
> A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on the Androscoggin River in Berlin,
> and a BONAPARTE’S GULL was seen on the Connecticut River in the Upper
> Valley, both on April 1st and 2nd.
>
> 2 COMMON MURRES were seen from a boat offshore on March 30th.
>
> A BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen on the Androscoggin River in Errol on April
> 1st, and 1 was seen on the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on March 29th.
>
> 2 NORTHERN SHOVELERS were seen in Groveton on April 3rd, and 5 were seen in
> Exeter on March 31st.
>
> 5 PIPING PLOVERS were reported at the coast on April 2nd.
>
> 2 GREATER YELLOWLEGS were seen in Rye on March 31st, and 1 was seen in
> Hampton on April 3rd.
>
> Several flocks of WILSON’S SNIPES were seen in Rockingham county during the
> past week.
>
> An AMERICAN BITTERN was seen in Stoddard on March 30th, and at least 4
> GREAT EGRETS were seen along the coast during the past week.
>
> A few DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS were seen in the Connecticut River and
> Merrimack River valleys during the past week.
>
> A RED-THROATED LOON was seen in Great Bay from Adams Point in Durham on
> April 4th.
>
> Several PIED-BILLED GREBES were seen during the past week.
>
> 8 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen in South Sutton on March 31st.
>
> Recent WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS sightings included 12 in Swanzey, and 8 in
> Laconia, all during the past week. Recent RED CROSSBILL sightings included
> 20 in Swanzey, 15 in Concord, 11 in Rye, and 10 in Keene, all during the
> past week.
>
> A HOARY REDPOLL was reported from Glen on March 30th and 31st.
>
> 2 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on April 3rd.
>
> A flock of 8 AMERICAN PIPITS was seen in Durham on March 30th.
>
> A LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was reported from Epping on April 3rd, 1 was
> reported from Deerfield on the 3rd, and 1 was reported from Londonderry on
> the 4th.
>
> About 20 PALM WARBLERS and a few YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS and PINE WARBLERS
> were seen, mainly in southern New Hampshire, during the past week.
>
> An OVENBIRD that overwintered in Portsmouth was still present on April 1st.
> When asked why he stayed all winter he said, “I really don’t like the
> commute”.
>
> 6 NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS were seen at Horseshoe Pond in Merrimack
> on April 1st, and single birds were reported from Swanzey, Durham, and
> Epping on the 4th.
>
> A CLIFF SWALLOW was seen in Rye on April 2nd, and a BARN SWALLOW was seen
> in Swanzey on March 31st.
>
> Many TREE SWALLOWS have been reported during the past week.
> RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS were reported from Lyme, New London, and Newfields
> during the past week.
>
> A HOUSE WREN was reported from Errol on March 31st.
>
> A GRAY CATBIRD was seen in Concord and 1 was seen in Pittsfield both at the
> end of March, and a BROWN THRASHER was seen in Rye on April 2nd.
>
> 2 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were reported from the Keene area on April 4th.
>
> 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.
>
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