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9/22/19 6:36 am David Blezard <dblezard...> [NHBirds] Seacoast Chapter NHA Pelagic - Monday, October 14 - Spaces still open!
9/22/19 5:33 am Becky <rsuomala2...> [NHBirds] Fwd: Am. Golden-Plover -- Yes
9/22/19 3:34 am Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...> [NHBirds] Sandhills
9/21/19 8:51 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (17 Sep 2019) 454 Raptors
9/21/19 7:19 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (16 Sep 2019) 70 Raptors
9/21/19 5:33 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Odiorne Biolblitz - Species list
9/21/19 5:22 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (21 Sep 2019) 58 Raptors
9/21/19 3:30 pm Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] tomorrow's walk at White Farm
9/21/19 11:05 am Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [NHBirds] Rumney Warblers this AM
9/21/19 6:53 am Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...> [NHBirds] Golden plover, Durham
9/20/19 4:17 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (20 Sep 2019) 127 Raptors
9/19/19 4:44 pm 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Nighthawks in Hancock
9/19/19 4:29 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (19 Sep 2019) 379 Raptors
9/19/19 4:19 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (19 Sep 2019) 85 Raptors
9/19/19 3:25 pm Chris Duffy <chris...> Re: [NHBirds] Black skimmer
9/19/19 12:48 pm birdrecords <birdrecords...> [NHBirds] Storm Birding
9/19/19 12:05 pm 'JOANN O SHAUGHNESSY' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Black skimmer
9/19/19 10:29 am JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...> [NHBirds] Black skimmer
9/18/19 6:09 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (18 Sep 2019) 2545 Raptors
9/18/19 2:49 pm Gail Coffey <gcoffeywriter...> [NHBirds] Cape May Warblers in Wilton this AM
9/18/19 12:16 pm Paul Kursewicz <pkursewicz...> [NHBirds] Peregrine Falcon
9/18/19 8:27 am Jon Woolf <jsw...> [NHBirds] Broadwings at Pack!!
9/18/19 7:06 am David Lipsy <dlipsy...> Re: [NHBirds] Carter Hill.... Lots of birds in the air!!!
9/18/19 7:05 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock kettles now
9/18/19 6:26 am David Lipsy <dlipsy...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill.... Lots of birds in the air!!!
9/18/19 6:18 am Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Bioblitz on Saturday at Odiorne
9/17/19 4:24 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (17 Sep 2019) 1365 Raptors
9/17/19 10:51 am Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Connecticut Warbler at Horseshoe Pond (Concord) this morning
9/17/19 7:08 am Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [NHBirds] Hummingbirds
9/16/19 5:34 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (16 Sep 2019) 662 Raptors
9/16/19 4:36 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, September 16, 2019
9/16/19 2:09 pm Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...> [NHBirds] Recent birds, Richmond and Swanzey
9/16/19 7:37 am 'Dan Hubbard' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Seacoast Chapter Strafford County Farm field trip 9/15 27 species
9/15/19 6:36 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (15 Sep 2019) 484 Raptors
9/15/19 5:59 pm Tom McShane <tetamcfam...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory Coverage
9/15/19 3:46 pm Phyllis <pyaffie...> [NHBirds] Trumpeter Swan - Yes
9/15/19 1:03 pm Robert Rotberg <rirotberg...> Re: [NHBirds] Hummingbirds in Newbury, New London
9/15/19 9:24 am Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...> [NHBirds] Hummingbirds in Newbury, New London
9/15/19 8:05 am Ed Norton <etnorton...> [NHBirds] Black Skimmers
9/15/19 7:44 am Martha Wilson <quilter.martha...> [NHBirds] Black Skimmers
9/15/19 5:17 am Mark A <marka413...> [NHBirds] Re: Carter Hill Observatory Raptors
9/15/19 5:03 am Steve Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Black Skimmer in Hampton
9/14/19 7:31 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [NHBirds] Rumney Transfer Station birds
9/14/19 4:20 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] NH Coast (Black Skimmers, Caspian Terns, Lark Sparrow, Hudsonian Godwit, lots of Lesser Black-backed Gulls)
9/14/19 2:43 pm Becky <rsuomala2...> [NHBirds] Dickcissels, Concord
9/14/19 2:40 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (14 Sep 2019) 2 Raptors
9/14/19 9:33 am <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Black Skimmers - Yes
9/14/19 9:11 am Paul Kursewicz <pkursewicz...> Re: [NHBirds] Black Skimmers
9/14/19 7:23 am Becky <rsuomala2...> [NHBirds] Skimmers in Hampton Harbor now
9/14/19 7:00 am Steve Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] 2 Lark Sparrows in Rye
9/14/19 6:29 am Steve Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Black Skimmers
9/13/19 4:57 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (13 Sep 2019) 1082 Raptors
9/13/19 4:53 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (13 Sep 2019) 2355 Raptors
9/13/19 7:10 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Broad-wings continue at Pack
9/13/19 6:55 am ROBERT SWEET <rgsweet...> [NHBirds] Hooksett...4 broadwings and 1 sharpie in about 20 minutes. All single birds no kettles yet......
9/13/19 6:30 am Tom McShane <tetamcfam...> [NHBirds] Broad Wings Carter Hill
9/13/19 5:57 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Broad-wings on the move now
9/13/19 4:56 am Becky <rsuomala2...> [NHBirds] Dickcissel, Concord
9/13/19 4:16 am Jim Kegley <jimkegley...> [NHBirds] Plum Island field trip tomorrow and more
9/13/19 1:30 am evyn <evynathan...> [NHBirds] Re: OT: Bird-themed latte art
9/12/19 4:19 pm 'Bill' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Coast from Hampton to Rye
9/12/19 3:19 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (12 Sep 2019) 0 Raptors
9/12/19 1:55 pm Debbie <dlv...> [NHBirds] 2 peregrine falcons Horseshoe Pond Concord
9/12/19 1:10 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (10 Sep 2019) 86 Raptors
9/12/19 8:12 am Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...> [NHBirds] OT: Bird-themed latte art
9/12/19 7:33 am steph ttlc <steph...> [NHBirds] Capital Chpt. FT: White Farm & Community Gardens (09/22)
9/12/19 7:27 am Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...> [NHBirds] Concords nighthawks: 303
9/12/19 6:05 am steph ttlc <steph...> [NHBirds] Capital Chpt. FT: White Farm & Community Gardens (09/22)
9/11/19 6:54 pm Tom McShane <tetamcfam...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Raptor Observatory Schedule
9/11/19 6:51 pm Tom McShane <tetamcfam...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory Raptors
9/11/19 5:47 pm 'Scottydog' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Wilson Pond Keene Plovers, Eagle and Tern
9/11/19 5:33 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (11 Sep 2019) 11 Raptors
9/11/19 2:39 pm Tom McShane <tetamcfam...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory Raptors
9/11/19 7:01 am Sylvia Hartmann <s42yth...> [NHBirds] Adult bald eagle
9/10/19 8:06 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (10 Sep 2019) 1 Raptor
9/10/19 7:21 pm Catherine Fisher <catherineckx...> [NHBirds] Sharp-shinned hawk/adult and fledgling cardinals encounter, Lee
9/10/19 3:04 pm raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] early a.m. warblers in Webster
9/10/19 12:30 pm Lynn Greenberg <llgreenberg...> [NHBirds] Juvenile Black-crowned Night -Heron
9/10/19 9:14 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> Re: [NHBirds] Kettles!!! Concord.
9/10/19 9:10 am David Lipsy <dlipsy...> Re: [NHBirds] Kettles!!! Concord.
9/10/19 8:13 am 'Paul Dionne' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Nashville warbler
9/10/19 8:12 am David Lipsy <dlipsy...> [NHBirds] Kettles!!! Concord.
9/10/19 7:10 am Tom McShane <tetamcfam...> [NHBirds] Broad-winged Hawks Carter Hill
9/10/19 6:06 am 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] 33 Nighthawks Powder Mill Pond
9/10/19 4:16 am Jim Block <jim...> [NHBirds] Webster Warblers Saturday -- PHOTOS
9/9/19 6:48 pm 'Dan Hubbard' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Seacoast Chapter Pickering Ponds field trip 9/8 46 species
9/9/19 5:38 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, September 9, 2019
9/9/19 4:46 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (09 Sep 2019) 316 Raptors
9/9/19 3:30 pm Tom McShane <tetamcfam...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Raptor Observatory
9/9/19 1:20 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [NHBirds] Rumney this morning
9/9/19 10:41 am Jeanne <jcgreardon...> [NHBirds] Bald Eagle
9/9/19 10:08 am Jane Rice <moultnews...> [NHBirds] Merlin in Meredith
9/8/19 5:01 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (08 Sep 2019) 77 Raptors
9/8/19 4:28 pm <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Sullivan County Birds
9/8/19 2:02 pm 'Stephen Whitney' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Lakes Region, Bristol Birding
9/8/19 11:44 am Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [NHBirds] Rumney Warblers
9/7/19 5:12 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (07 Sep 2019) 55 Raptors
9/7/19 4:32 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Freedom Town Forest - 17 species of warblers
9/7/19 1:35 pm raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] But wait, there's more! (warblers in Webster)
9/7/19 1:22 pm raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Webster warbler walk succesful
9/7/19 7:39 am bikenbird via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] ***NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter Wednesday September 11 , 2019 Program CHANGE TO - Penguins, Pardalotes and Pademelons: Seeing Australia While Avoiding the Deadlier Species***
9/6/19 6:29 pm Diana S <wildlifenorth100...> [NHBirds] Gull ID Help
9/6/19 3:47 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (06 Sep 2019) 37 Raptors
9/6/19 3:14 pm Sylvia Miskoe <sylviasmiskoe...> [NHBirds] swallows
9/6/19 3:05 pm Jady Girlz <jadygirlz...> Re: [NHBirds] Re: Entitled Photog at the MIKI Nest
9/6/19 9:49 am raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Webster warbler walk- Rain of shine?
9/5/19 11:13 pm Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...> [NHBirds] Screech Owl Richmond
9/5/19 7:58 pm 'Dan Hubbard' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Seacoast Chapter Pickering Ponds/Rochester WTP field trip 9/4 52 species 2 American Golden-Plovers
9/5/19 5:13 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (05 Sep 2019) 15 Raptors
9/5/19 4:23 pm Sylvia Miskoe <sylviasmiskoe...> [NHBirds] barn swallows
9/5/19 12:08 pm Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...> [NHBirds] Durham warblers
9/5/19 12:04 pm Mascoma Chapter NH Audubon <mascomabirds...> [NHBirds] Fall Event Schedule Now Posted
9/5/19 7:50 am <fernw...> <fernw...> [NHBirds] Re: Can't figure out where to park for the swan
9/5/19 7:19 am Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...> [NHBirds] Seacoast Chapter NHA Pelagic - Monday, October 14 - register now!
9/4/19 7:08 pm Ducky Darrick <dadams...> [NHBirds] Can't figure out where to park for the swan
9/4/19 6:30 pm Jennifer Frost -Dunbarton <jennfrost67...> [NHBirds] Info on the Trumpeter Swan
9/4/19 5:55 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (04 Sep 2019) 2 Raptors
9/4/19 3:45 pm 'JOANN O SHAUGHNESSY' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> Re: [NHBirds] Can't figure out where to park for the swan
9/4/19 3:28 pm Jcgreardon <jcgreardon...> Re: [NHBirds] Can't figure out where to park for the swan
9/4/19 3:26 pm Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...> [NHBirds] Plaice Cove
9/4/19 2:29 pm Jon Woolf <jsw...> Re: [NHBirds] Can't figure out where to park for the swan
9/4/19 2:19 pm Jcgreardon <jcgreardon...> Re: [NHBirds] Can't figure out where to park for the swan
9/4/19 2:00 pm Sallie Barker <salliebarker...> Re: [NHBirds] Can't figure out where to park for the swan
9/4/19 1:25 pm Ducky Darrick <dadams...> [NHBirds] Can't figure out where to park for the swan
9/3/19 7:44 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (03 Sep 2019) 14 Raptors
9/3/19 6:51 pm 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] 870 Nights Powder Mill Pond
9/3/19 1:05 pm 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Nighthawks now, 400 over Powder Mill Pond
9/3/19 11:28 am 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] 292 nighthawks Powder Mill Pond
9/2/19 5:18 pm raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Tennessee Warblers in Webster
9/2/19 4:04 pm Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...> [NHBirds] Red Crossbill(s)
9/2/19 4:01 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Odiorne SHOREBIRD BONANZA!
9/2/19 2:20 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, September 2, 2019
9/2/19 12:18 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (02 Sep 2019) 0 Raptors
9/2/19 12:12 pm Steven Lamonde <slamonde...> Re: [NHBirds] Southbound through Jaffrey
9/2/19 7:09 am Chris Heys <chris.p.heys...> [NHBirds] Southbound through Jaffrey
9/1/19 9:26 pm Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...> [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks: Sat 101; Sun 160
9/1/19 6:31 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Sep 2019) 26 Raptors
9/1/19 5:08 pm David Lipsy <dlipsy...> Re: [NHBirds] FW: Bird photographer event, Please let anyone interested know
9/1/19 10:20 am Jane Hills <jhbird...> [NHBirds] Massabesic Audubon Center today
8/31/19 8:02 pm 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] CT Lakes and other north country sightings, 8/26-30
8/31/19 7:40 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (31 Aug 2019) 5 Raptors
8/31/19 6:36 pm Jon Woolf <jsw...> [NHBirds] FW: Bird photographer event, Please let anyone interested know
8/31/19 1:19 pm David Govatski <david.govatski...> [NHBirds] Black-backed Woodpeckers in Whitefield
8/31/19 1:10 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] NH Coast - Shorebirds - yes. Land birds - no
8/31/19 12:56 pm 'Stephen Whitney' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Bald Eagles and Osprey
8/31/19 12:53 pm 'Geoff Niswander' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> Re: [NHBirds] Re: Entitled Photog at the MIKI Nest
8/31/19 5:03 am Paul Lacourse <placourse55...> [NHBirds] Exeter Nighthawks
8/31/19 4:42 am Deb Powers <dmp2ec...> Re: [NHBirds] Re: Entitled Photog at the MIKI Nest
8/31/19 4:32 am Mark Szantyr <birddog55...> Re: [NHBirds] Re: Entitled Photog at the MIKI Nest
8/30/19 6:46 pm Jane Kolias <juliet_kilo...> [NHBirds] Concord Nighthawk Watch
8/30/19 5:13 pm David Lipsy <dlipsy...> Re: [NHBirds] Re: Entitled Photog at the MIKI Nest
8/30/19 4:52 pm J. Esten <jennifere1234...> [NHBirds] Nighthawks
8/30/19 4:28 pm 'h_titus98' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Nashua Nighthawks
8/30/19 4:25 pm 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] First Common Mergansers of the Season
8/30/19 2:52 pm Ducky Darrick <dadams...> [NHBirds] Nighthawks
8/30/19 2:43 pm Fred Sladen <fwsladen...> Re: [NHBirds] Digest for - 7 updates in 7 topics
8/30/19 1:33 pm Jady Girlz <jadygirlz...> [NHBirds] Re: Entitled Photog at the MIKI Nest
8/30/19 8:35 am raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] other recent reports and sightings
8/30/19 8:20 am raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] 670+ nighthawks over Concord last night
8/30/19 8:01 am Brian R <reillybj49...> [NHBirds] Keene - Nighthawks - 8/29
8/29/19 8:28 pm Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...> [NHBirds] Exeter/Brentwood Nighthawks
8/29/19 6:20 pm Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Coast and offshore Thursday
8/29/19 5:29 pm Donna Carkin <dcarkin1...> [NHBirds] Binoculars
8/29/19 10:58 am D D <deedemail...> [NHBirds] Baltimore Orioles are back
8/28/19 7:05 pm Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...> [NHBirds] Missing camera
8/27/19 8:14 pm 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Common Nighthawks Powder Mill Pond
8/27/19 5:59 pm steph ttlc <steph...> [NHBirds] Capital Chpt. FT: Webster Warbler Walk (09/07)
8/27/19 5:28 pm Kathy Dube <kiedube...> [NHBirds] Common NIghthawks
8/27/19 5:20 pm Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...> [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks: 806
8/27/19 5:02 pm Steven Lamonde <slamonde...> [NHBirds] Keene Nighthawks
8/27/19 1:47 pm Sylvia Hartmann <s42yth...> [NHBirds] Immature Mourning warbler
8/26/19 6:41 pm JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...> [NHBirds] warblers starting to move
8/26/19 5:29 pm Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...> [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks: 354
8/26/19 5:11 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, August 26, 2019
8/26/19 1:50 pm Donna Carkin <dcarkin1...> Re: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Sep 2018) 13 Raptors
8/26/19 12:19 pm JCG Reardon <jcgreardon...> Re: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Sep 2018) 13 Raptors
8/26/19 11:04 am birdrecords <birdrecords...> [NHBirds] Nesting Kites, Grebes and the Order of Things
8/26/19 10:41 am Donna Carkin <dcarkin1...> Re: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Sep 2018) 13 Raptors
8/26/19 8:18 am Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Weekend observations (migration, shorebirds, kites, etc.)
8/26/19 7:18 am Christian Martin <cmartin...> [NHBirds] CONIs and other North Country birds
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8/25/19 6:35 pm Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...> [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks: 61
8/25/19 9:23 am Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Hooded Warbler in Concord this morning
8/25/19 7:37 am Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...> [NHBirds] Durham shorebirds and others
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8/25/19 3:48 am Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...> [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks: 115 on Saturday evening
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Date: 9/22/19 6:36 am
From: David Blezard <dblezard...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Seacoast Chapter NHA Pelagic - Monday, October 14 - Spaces still open!
We have plenty of spaces open for the October 14 pelagic trip being organized by the Seacoast Chapter of NH Audubon. Five more signups are needed to reach our minimum count to conduct the trip, and we can take many more beyond that.

Full details about the trip are below from the original post.

-David J. Blezard
Seacoast Chapter of NH Audubon


> On Sep 5, 2019, at 10:18 AM, Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...> wrote:
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> In past years October pelagic trips out of Rye harbor have ventured into MA, NH, and ME waters (which state's waters we visit depends on where the birds are) and have turned up interesting birds including four species of Shearwater (Great, Manx, Cory’s, and Sooty), 2 species of Phalarope (Red-necked and Red), 3 species of Jaeger (Parasitic, Long-tailed, Pomarine), two species of Storm-petrel (Wilson’s and Leach’s), Northern Fulmar, and other species such as Black Tern, Sabine’s Gull and Lesser Black-backed Gull. (As with any trip no bird species is guaranteed or should to be expected!). The Seacoast Chapter of NH Audubon is organizing an all day trip on Monday, October 14th out of Rye Harbor aboard the MV Granite State. The cost is $75 per person to cover fuel, boat time, and high-quality fish-based chum. So join us to see what birds we might find on an October Pelagic!
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> Additional details below: 
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> WHEN: Monday, October 14th - Meet dockside in Rye Harbor at 7:30AM for an 8:00 departure aboard the MV Granite State, with Captain Pete Reynolds. We'll spend all day at sea, searching for birds, and return to harbor around 5pm. Steve Mirick and Ben Griffith will be calling out birds and many other experienced pelagic birders will be on board to help call out and chum for birds. Parking at Rye Harbor costs $5 per car and is not included in the trip cost. Participants are encouraged to carpool. 
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> WHAT TO BRING: Binoculars!!! If you would like to bring a field guide, feel free, but there should be some on board already. If you have a camera, bring it and all necessary supplies. Snacks and a lunch are suggested along with ample water as we’ll be at sea for many hours. There is a small galley on board which serves snacks and beverages. Weather at sea is generally slightly cooler than weather on shore so please check the forecast and be prepared. Rain gear (for spray or drizzle), sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat are recommended. Take motion-sickness pills if you're vulnerable to seasickness an hour prior to departure.
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> REGISTRATION: You MUST REGISTER in advance for this trip – to do so please by emailing David Blezard at <dblezard...> <mailto:<dblezard...> or 603-343-1223. After registration please allow 24-48 hours for confirmation via email.
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> COST: Cost is $75 per person. Payment must be received before the trip or you may lose your spot! Address to send your payment (cash or check) will be provided upon registration. Ticket price covers boat fuel, crew time, and chum. Leaders are experts who are volunteering their time. The amount of chum will depend on number of participants as the cost of chum adds up quickly.
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> CANCELLATION POLICY: Any cancellation made within 7 days of the trip is non-refundable. Exceptions will be made if you find an alternate for your slot and if your cancellation does not result in bringing the trip roster below the minimum number to fund the boat.
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> We hope you will join us!
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> Kyle Wilmarth
> Plaistow, NH

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Date: 9/22/19 5:33 am
From: Becky <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Fwd: Am. Golden-Plover -- Yes
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From: Becky <rsuomala2...>
Date: Sep 22, 2019 7:58 AM
Subject: Am. Golden-Plover -- Yes
To: <mhbirds...>
Cc:

Present right now in the Durham fields where Kurk found it
yesterday.Becky Suomala


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Date: 9/22/19 3:34 am
From: Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sandhills
The 2 Sandhill Cranes were in with cows in Monroe Friday afternoon, seen
from Coppermine Rd off Plains Rd. This was our fourth try this year
finally, success.

Sandy and Mark Turner

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Date: 9/21/19 8:51 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (17 Sep 2019) 454 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 4 14 14
Bald Eagle 4 12 12
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 26 26
Cooper's Hawk 5 12 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 411 1617 1617
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 3 8 8
Merlin 1 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 4 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 4 4

Total: 454 1705 1705
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: David Lipsy

Observers: Betsy Janeway, Julie Brown, Kathleen Brockett,
Kathy Bennett, Katie McDonald, Phil Brown,
Robert Vallieres

Visitors:
For the morning we had a large number of people from the Concord Bird and
Wildflower Club helping us out. (This was erroneously reported on
yesterdays report).

55 Visitors came up to say hello.


Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Another Hummer came zipping by. I have seen others in previous days. This
is the last one I have seen (as of 09-21-19)
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Lipsy ()


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Date: 9/21/19 7:19 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (16 Sep 2019) 70 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 3 10 10
Bald Eagle 3 8 8
Northern Harrier 1 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 3 7 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 50 1206 1206
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 3 5 5
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 70 1251 1251
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: David Lipsy

Observers: Anne Hadshi, Dick DeSeve, Donna DeCrescenzo, Kathy Bennett,
Robert Vallieres, Sara Cairns

Visitors:
105 visitors stopped by the deck.
For the morning we had a large number of people from the Concord Bird and
Wildflower Club helping us out.


Weather:
Windy, Temps from 56-67℉

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Lipsy ()


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Date: 9/21/19 5:33 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Odiorne Biolblitz - Species list
Below is a tally of birds and bugs from the Bioblitz today.  I didn't
see all of these, but these are all that I heard of from various folks
out searching.  Birds were odd.  We ended up with a decent list, but
there were some odd misses (like zero swallows, a poor shorebird list,
and oddly very few migrating birds).  The weather was summer-like with a
light NW wind over-night and through the AM, then a PM light seabreeze. 
Temperatures inland reaching 80F.   Cooler than that on coast, but not
by much!

Below is the total list of everything I heard about.  I apologize if I
missed any species!

Steve Mirick for many others,
Bradford, MA


Birds - 75 Species
--------------------------
Canada Goose
Wood Duck - One flew in from offshore.
Mallard
Green-winged Teal - Flock of 4 moving south offshore.
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Mourning Dove
Black-bellied Plover
Least Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Bonaparte's Gull - Huge flock (300+) spent the night on the ocean just
offshore, but dispersed in morning.
Laughing Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull - "Woody" back on wooden posts.
Great Black-backed Gull
CASPIAN TERN - Two migrating south.  Picked out by Len.
BLACK SKIMMER - Three offshore picked out by Len in AM at mouth of
Portsmouth harbor.  Finally moved south.
Common Loon
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Eastern Screech-Owl - Calling from near Frost Point.
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
House Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Chipping Sparrow
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW - Reported by Len Medlock from south end.
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Waterthrush
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
CONNECTICUT WARBLER - Photographed by Jason Lambert in Alder swamp in
back of freshwater pond.
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Cape May Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler


Dragonflies & Damselflies - 13 species
-----------------------------------------------------
Spotted Spreadwing
Slender Spreadwing
Familiar Bluet
Eastern Forktail
Black-tipped Darner
Green-striped Darner
Common Green Darner
SEASIDE DRAGONLET - Appears to be a record late date and possibly a
first September record!!
Twelve-spotted Skimmer
Wandering Glider
Cherry-faced Meadowhawk
Autumn Meadowhawk
Black Saddlebags


Butterflies - 17 species
--------------------------------
Least Skipper
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail  - Caterpillar.
Cabbage White
Clouded Sulphur
Orange Sulphur
HARVESTER - Caterpillars in alders with alder aphids.  Found by Jason
Lambert.
American Copper
Gray Hairstreak
Eastern Tailed-Blue
Monarch
Red-spotted Purple
Viceroy
Common Buckeye
Question Mark
Mourning Cloak
Painted Lady
American Lady

Other critters I found interesting
---------------------------------------------
Snowberry Clearwing moth caterpillar
Brown-hooded Owlet moth caterpillar
TARDIGRADE - "Water Bear" - One found by David Blezard.  First record of
this phylum for count!


Steve Mirick (for many observers)
Bradford, MA

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Date: 9/21/19 5:22 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (21 Sep 2019) 58 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 105 106
Bald Eagle 0 78 78
Northern Harrier 0 16 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 453 455
Cooper's Hawk 2 34 34
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 22 7694 7696
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 65 65
Merlin 2 30 30
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 1 9 9
Unknown Buteo 0 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 33 33

Total: 58 8531 8536
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Levi Burford

Observers: Dan, Mel, and Anna Dipirro, Hillary Siener, Judd Nathan,
Krishna Mangipudi, Logan and Lisa Young, Mark Timmerman,
Melanie Haber

Visitors:
104 visitors to the hawk watch today including Tom Warren and 6 folks from
Mass Audubon, Broadmoor. On the whole it was a busy day for no birds.
Plenty of good views though!


Weather:
Just a warm day with no clouds in the morning with several small, ephemeral
clouds materializing from time to time.

Raptor Observations:
Not a whole lot going on today. Sharp-shinned Hawks outnumbered the
Broad-winged Hawks, a trend we should get more comfortable with in the
upcoming weeks. Hopefully we will have one more burst of 'wings before the
faucet turns off.

In addition to the migrants noted, the following non-migrants were
observed: 1 Red-shouldered Hawk remains loafing around the watch. I counted
it as a migrant in the morning and then removed it in the afternoon when it
popped back up. It has distinctive white upper tail coverts. Also observed
were 8 Turkey Vultures and 1 Red-tailed Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Migrant: 1 Double-crested Cormorant.

Some warblers today: Black-throated Green, and Yellow-rumped. Vireos:
Blue-headed. Golden-crowned Kinglets, Winter Wren.

Predictions:
Hot and southern winds. I don't expect much for migrants. Should be nice
weather up on the mountain for the annual Raptor Release Day at 3:00 PM
tomorrow (SUNDAY). Be there or be square.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lbburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/21/19 3:30 pm
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] tomorrow's walk at White Farm




My apologies for the late notice, but anyone planning to join me on Sunday's Capital Chapter bird walk at White Farm should bring waterproof footwear such as rubber boots - or be prepared to get their feet wet. The last couple of times I've been there there has been a lot of dew in the grass, which has not been mowed.

Good warbler activity in several areas in recent days, and sparrows are starting to show up, so it could be a good morning!

Pam Hunt,
Penacook


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Date: 9/21/19 11:05 am
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rumney Warblers this AM
This morning I spent a half hour around the back yard.(8:05-8:35) Of particular note was a fall plumage adult male Cape May Warbler. I was able to view all aspects of it as it foraged for caterpillars in an oak. The only mark it lacked was its chestnut cheek patch.
Also present were at least 3 Bay-breasted Warblers, a Blackpoll Warbler, and several Black-throated Green Warblers.
Also saw: 2 Blue-headed Vireos, 3 Red-eyed Vireos, a Scarlet Tanager, a Brown Creeper, 16 American Goldfinches (Confusing with the warblers) an Empidonax Flycatcher.

Yesterday I found three Eastern Phoebes foraging together in the meadow border and a first of the fall Lincoln’s Sparrow.

Last Hummingbird was Thursday the 19th.


John R Williams
Rumney

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Date: 9/21/19 6:53 am
From: Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Golden plover, Durham
Birders
The subject bird and 10 killdeer were working a recently plowed field near the UNH cow barns, between O'Kane Road and Main Street. A couple weeks ago, the field had several semi-palm plovers on it.

At the Thompson Forest on Wednesday Hill road I found a Lincoln's sparrow in the brush piles.

Kurk Dorsey
Durham

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Date: 9/20/19 4:17 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (20 Sep 2019) 127 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 104 105
Bald Eagle 5 78 78
Northern Harrier 1 16 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 37 429 431
Cooper's Hawk 6 32 32
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 65 7672 7674
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 62 62
Merlin 3 28 28
Peregrine Falcon 2 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 1 8 8
Unknown Buteo 0 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 30 30

Total: 127 8473 8478
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Levi Burford

Observers: Alan Chretien, Andre Moraes, Bob Sweet, Brian Rohde,
Cal Peterka, Howard Mansfield, Janet Delaney,
Jeannie Peterka, Jim McCoy, Judd Nathan, Karen Kambol,
Kayla Strese, Mark Timmerman, Mike Gebo, Peter Kambol,
Roy Spaulding, Sy Montgomery, Tom Delaney

Visitors:
81 visitors came to the platform today including 23 Fourth Graders from
Antrim Elementary School. We got to see a few Broad-wingeds and a Kestrel.


Weather:
The morning was swept by moderate wind until it died down just prior to
lunch. The sun beat down through mostly cloudless skies though much of the
day turning to wisps of cloud through the afternoon. Temps rose from 51 to
71 warming the platform nicely and causing heat shimmer in in the scopes
and binoculars.

Raptor Observations:
The flight didn't really start until 11:30 or so and became a steady
trickle through the day. It was a pleasant mix of birds, pretty good
diversity for the day.

In addition to the migrants noted, the following non-migrants were
observed: 6 Turkey Vultures, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, and
1 Cooper's Hawk that gave us a wonderful show with a Raven for several
minutes.

Non-raptor Observations:
The passerines around the platform today were less diverse. The Northern
Flicker was sticking around, and the warblers observed consisted of
Magnolia, Black-throated Green, and Yellow-rumped. A Blue-headed Vireo
poked its head out of a Maple near the platform briefly. The most notable
bird, however, was an Eastern Phoebe that flew through and alit on a branch
a ways out, before flying on its way.

Predictions:
Well, the forecast for the weekend looks like it has some ups and downs. It
looks like tomorrow might be more of the same. Light winds come out of the
north to northwest through Saturday. The flight could be about what we
experienced today or it could be great! Come and find out tomorrow.

Sunday we have the Raptor Release at 3 PM sharp! Weather for the event
looks mostly sunny with light wind from the south to southwest. I'm not
expecting much to be migrating so there should be nothing to distract us
from the released birds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lbburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/19/19 4:44 pm
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nighthawks in Hancock
Seven flew quickly north over Powder Mill Pond at around 530 this evening.

We also counted 19 over our house one evening last week.

Phil Brown
Hancock NH

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Date: 9/19/19 4:29 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (19 Sep 2019) 379 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 103 104
Bald Eagle 6 73 73
Northern Harrier 4 15 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 43 392 394
Cooper's Hawk 6 26 26
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 307 7607 7609
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 59 59
Merlin 1 25 25
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 7
Unknown Buteo 0 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 7 27 27

Total: 379 8346 8351
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Levi Burford

Observers: Andre Moraes, Don Stokes, Gail Coffey, Julie Brown,
Karen Kambol, Ken Grossweiler, Lillian Stokes, Lisa Kurtz,
Lois Burford, Lynne Lasalle, Mark Timmerman, Mike Gebo,
Phil and Alden Brown

Visitors:
109 visitors came to witness the migration today including 10 students and
1 Professor from the Ornithology class at Antioch University and 50 Fourth
graders from the Wilkens School in Amherst, NH.


Weather:
While some low-lying areas around the mountain got hit with a frost this
morning the summit was a balmy 42 degrees and warmed quickly in the blazing
sun. There was no cloud cover to shield us at all throughout the day.

Raptor Observations:
With no cloud cover there it was tough to detect birds above the horizon.
We found some kettles earlier on but as the afternoon progressed we found
fewer and fewer. There was plenty of haze and heat shimmer to suggest
heating of the earth but there were no cumulous clouds to suggest uplift.

In addition to the migrants noted the following non-migrants were observed:
8 Turkey Vultures, and 1 Red-shouldered Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Migrants noted in transit:
18 Canada Goose
4 Double-crested Cormorant

Other notable observations included Blackpoll and Cape May Warblers still
present. Today we had a talkative Northern Flicker hanging around. It seems
like they are moving back through. One Blue-headed Vireo gave its squeaky
song several times and the Winter Wren still hangs out.

Predictions:
Looks like the wind is forecast to be out of the west and northwest
tomorrow at a lightly moderate strength. The wind will be welcome to
observers as it looks like some warmth is returning.

We'll see what is flying tomorrow. West and northwest winds certainly
aren'y bad for birds looking for a ride on the orographic uplift at the
Wapack ridge. Perhaps a good Sharp-shinned Hawk migration will continue.
Maybe the Broad-wingeds will want to be wind driven tomorrow.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lbburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/19/19 4:19 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (19 Sep 2019) 85 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 0 6 6
Bald Eagle 1 6 6
Northern Harrier 1 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 1 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 78 1229 1229
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 2 3 3
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 85 1253 1253
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Tom McShane

Observers: Bjorn Lange, Dave Lipsy, Eric Thum, Lois Semrau,
Robert Vallieres, Sam Stoddard

Visitors:
50 visitors to the platform today. No groups.


Weather:
Clear sky, temps ranged from 45-68f. Winds calm, occasional light breeze.

Raptor Observations:
Small kettles of BW over the first three hours. Highest group was 15.
Activity decreased in the early afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non migrating raptors included local Bald Eagles and RT. Non raptors
included 7 Northern flickers and 4 Common Nighthawks.
Observers: David Lipsey,Bjorn Lange,Lois Semrau,Sam & Damaris
Stoddard,Robert Vallieres.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom McShane ()


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Date: 9/19/19 3:25 pm
From: Chris Duffy <chris...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Black skimmer
Skimmer and Peregrine at 6:15pm from Hampton Water tower to outlet under 101. Simply extraordinary sighting of Peregrine diving Black Skimmer over 40 times. I felt certain the skimmer would weaken and fall prey but finally the peregrine flew off out by 101. Incredible extended battle with many different attacking and evading techniques. Last saw skimmer from water tower out at 101. Tried to relocate but didn’t.

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From: 'JOANN O SHAUGHNESSY' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:04:01 PM
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Subject: [NHBirds] Black skimmer

There is a skimmer hunting behind the condos/Little Jacks in Hampton.
Good Birding,
JoAnn O’Shaughnessy
Hampton

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Date: 9/19/19 12:48 pm
From: birdrecords <birdrecords...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Storm Birding
As the Black Skimmers have highlighted, it's hurricane season in the Atlantic and storms tracking to the northeast may bring interesting birds to New England. How and why certain storms result in lots of rare bird sighting while others do not is poorly understood, but when conditions are right, New Hampshire has been the site of some interesting fall-outs. Check out this article from New Hampshire Bird Records regarding birding during Hurricane Irene: https://nhbirdrecords.org/all-articles/V30%20N3-Fall-11.pdf

The New Hampshire Bird Records crew!

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Date: 9/19/19 12:05 pm
From: 'JOANN O SHAUGHNESSY' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black skimmer
There is a skimmer hunting behind the condos/Little Jacks in Hampton.
Good Birding,
JoAnn O’Shaughnessy
Hampton

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Date: 9/19/19 10:29 am
From: JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black skimmer
Just seen in Hampton Salt Marsh behind little jacks heading south skimming the pools.

Jeanne-Marie Maher / Michael Pahl

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Date: 9/18/19 6:09 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (18 Sep 2019) 2545 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 9 98 99
Bald Eagle 6 67 67
Northern Harrier 1 11 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 79 349 351
Cooper's Hawk 2 20 20
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2435 7300 7302
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 59 59
Merlin 3 24 24
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 7
Unknown Buteo 2 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 20 20

Total: 2545 7967 7972
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:30:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 12 hours

Official Counter: Levi Burford

Observers: Andre Moraes, Don Stokes, Glen, Lori, and Alan Chretien,
Janet Delaney, Jon Woolf, Julie and Alden Brown,
Lillian Stokes, Mark Timmerman, Mark Wilson,
Michael Burgess, Mike Gebo, Scott Spangenberg, Tom Delaney

Visitors:
112 visitors to the site today including 42 Fourth grade students and 10
faculty/chapperones from the Wilkens School in Amherst, NH. They arrived at
the moment a massive squadron of Broad-winged Hawks 1,132 strong had just
flown over and things were tenuous at the site. I really want to thank
Lori, Mark Timmerman, and Mark Wilson for stepping in and helping give the
group what they needed.


Weather:
Cold and chilly to start the day just got colder. It remained clouded and
gray and windy until just before lunch when the clouds broke up. Temps rose
from a balmy 41 degrees to a balmy 60 degrees. Around noon the sky opened
up revealing blue. A lot of it.

Raptor Observations:
A few Broad-winged Hawks flew over today. Then 1,795 flew over the watch.
And then a few more Broad-winged Hawks flew over afterward.

It was a big day with a kettle totaling 1,132 'wings, followed by a smaller
kettles of several hundred. I am told by Katrina that this is not an
everyday occurrence.

In addition to the migrants noted the following non-migrants were observed:
1 Red-tailed Hawk, and 6 Turkey Vulture.

Non-raptor Observations:
Migrant non-raptors:
4 Common Loon
4 Double-crested Cormorant
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
23 Canada Goose

Notable today was a Belted Kingfisher seen flying westward in in front of
Crotched Mountain.

Observed today was:
2 American Robins! Yes, I am excited for Robins! 3 American Crow, 1
Red-eyed Vireo, and 2 Golden-crowned Kinglet. Also pleasantly present were
Dark-eyed Juncos and Black-capped Chickadees (love these guys) and 1
Red-breasted Nuthatch.

When will we get our first White-throated Sparrows? I am looking forward to
the day!

The Common Raven Clan hit 18 today. A new high, but it was brief.

Predictions:
It looks like winds from the northeast to the northwest through the day.
Light and variable. This sounds like great conditions for thermal
production. Maybe some Broad-wingeds will partake? Tomorrow might be
another good push.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lbburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/18/19 2:49 pm
From: Gail Coffey <gcoffeywriter...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cape May Warblers in Wilton this AM
Had a few warblers moving through this morning-*2 Cape May Warblers *just
above my head in an apple tree in my yard along with 5 chickadees who had
large caterpillars in their bills.

Other birds:
2 Common Yellowthroats
1 Pine Warbler
2 Red-eyed Vireos
0 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds this am-(there were two in my yard yesterday)
-maybe the cold front motivated them.

Keep enjoying this lovely September weather !

Gail Coffey
Wilton, NH

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Date: 9/18/19 12:16 pm
From: Paul Kursewicz <pkursewicz...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Peregrine Falcon
Drove by the Hampton Beach water tower around 9:30 am and a Peregrine Falcon was perched near the top. Took some pictures and posted on ebird.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59905701

Paul Kursewicz
Epping, NH

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Date: 9/18/19 8:27 am
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Broadwings at Pack!!
HUGE numbers of broadwings over Pack Monadnock right now. At least 1500 in the last 15 minutes.

— Jon Woolf
Manchester NH
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Date: 9/18/19 7:06 am
From: David Lipsy <dlipsy...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Carter Hill.... Lots of birds in the air!!!
Sorry to report the flow has dwindled at 10:00.
David LipsyConcord, NH
On Sep 18, 2019 9:26 AM, David Lipsy <dlipsy...> wrote:

Come on up... This appears to be a great day.
It is also the anniversary of the record count of 7,211
Broad-wingeds.
David LipsyConcord, NH

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Date: 9/18/19 7:05 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock kettles now
Like Carter Hill, Pack is starting to heat up with Broad-wings.Levi reports the first kettle of over 100 birds prior to 10 am this morning..wherever you are today, keep an eye on the sky!
Phil BrownHancock, NH

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Date: 9/18/19 6:26 am
From: David Lipsy <dlipsy...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill.... Lots of birds in the air!!!
Come on up... This appears to be a great day.
It is also the anniversary of the record count of 7,211 Broad-wingeds.
David LipsyConcord, NH

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Date: 9/18/19 6:18 am
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bioblitz on Saturday at Odiorne
This Saturday will be the 17th annual Bioblitz at Odiorne Point State
Park.  Naturalists will be out scouring the park to document all living
organisms.  Short bird walks will be offered first thing in the morning
at 6 AM and 7 AM, but there will be numerous explorations of nature over
the course of the day.

The cost is $10 per person or $30 per family (up to 6 people). Seacoast
Science Center members are FREE.  Members, please register if you plan
to attend.

For more information follow this link:

https://www.seacoastsciencecenter.org/events/bioblitz/

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 9/17/19 4:24 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (17 Sep 2019) 1365 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 89 90
Bald Eagle 10 61 61
Northern Harrier 3 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 69 270 272
Cooper's Hawk 4 18 18
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1262 4865 4867
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 53 53
Merlin 2 21 21
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 2 7 7
Unknown Buteo 0 5 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 18 18

Total: 1365 5422 5427
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Henry Walters

Observers: Al Grimstad, Andre Moraes, Anne Clauss, Don Stokes,
Dot Currier, Francie Von Mertens, Glen, Lori,
and Alan Chretien, Howard Mansfield, Janet Delaney,
Jerry Coffey, Kevin Murphy, Levi Burford, Lillian Stokes,
Mark Timmerman, Mark Wilson, Michael Burgess, Mike Gebo,
Miki Foley, Sy Montgomery, Tom Delaney, with many more...

Visitors:
Over 200 visitors to the hawkwatch today, including a great crew of
volunteers and 30 students from Peterborough Elementary's 3rd grade. Thanks
to all for your help!


Weather:
Conditions nearly ideal, with a morning chill giving way to sunshine and NE
winds. Cumulus clouds built in the course of the day, giving us a good
backdrop for migrants otherwise too high to see.

Raptor Observations:
Birds were at neck-cramping heights all day long, even through the
four-o'clock hour, but there were lots of them, and we had a ball picking
out kettles of 40 and 60 hawks at a time, with a couple groups of over a
hundred. Sharp-shinned hawks also put in a strong showing, and
crowd-pleasing eagles continue apace. An adult red-shoulder, calling, put
in an appearance, though not migrating, and a local Cooper's Hawk did
plenty of patrolling around the peak. An all-around excellent mid-September
migration day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Other migrants included Double-crested Cormorant (23), Canada Goose (54),
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Cape May Warbler, and
Yellow-rumped Warbler (7). A Great Blue Heron at a tremendous altitude,
flapping hard, passed us around 2 pm.

Predictions:
Weather looks good--more of the same!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Henry Walters (<walters.henry...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/17/19 10:51 am
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Connecticut Warbler at Horseshoe Pond (Concord) this morning




Greetings all,

Spurred on by a forecast of good migration from "Birdcast," this morning I headed out to Horseshoe Pond to see what the morning had to offer. Obviously the highlight was the subject bird, which was in the row of trees on the far side of the cornfield along the edge of the far pond. It actually popped out of the bushes and perched in the open in a dead tree about 30' off the ground for a few minutes, allowing me to get good photos (https://ebird.org/nh/view/checklist/S59878456). Becky and Zeke showed up a little later to look for it, with no luck.

Overall I found 53 species in 2.25 hours, 11 of which were warblers. The other notable warbler was my first Palm (a Western) of the fall. There were still several Bobolinks and Indigo Buntings around, 2 Lincoln's Sparrows, 38 Wood Ducks, and a Great Egret.

Go fall!

Pam Hunt
Penacook, NH


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Date: 9/17/19 7:08 am
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Hummingbirds
After missing seeing one on Sunday, still had a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the feeder yesterday and this morning.

John R Williams
Rumney

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Date: 9/16/19 5:34 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (16 Sep 2019) 662 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 12 85 86
Bald Eagle 9 51 51
Northern Harrier 2 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 49 201 203
Cooper's Hawk 2 14 14
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 584 3603 3605
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 45 45
Merlin 1 19 19
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 5
Unknown Buteo 0 5 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 18 18

Total: 662 4057 4062
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Iain MacLeod

Observers: Andre Moraes, Don Stokes, Henry Walters, Janet Delaney,
Jerry Coffey, Katrina Fenton, Levi Burford, Lillian Stokes,
Mike Gebo, Tom Delaney

Visitors:
135 visitor including one school group who got some great instruction from
an Americorp interpreter


Weather:
Partly cloudy (but mostly sunny) with brisk NNW wind.

Raptor Observations:
Birds moving all day long with only rare chunks of time with no birds in
the air. No big kettles (biggest was 36) as the wind broke them apart
quickly. Several Turkey Vultures and a Red-tailed Hawk hung around (not
migrating).

Non-raptor Observations:
A single cormorant fly by as well as a couple late Tree Swallows and a
Chimney Swift.

Predictions:
Should be a good one if the winds die down a little. Henry will need all
the eyes to the sky he can get.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Iain MacLeod (<pandiain.im...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320


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Date: 9/16/19 4:36 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, September 16, 2019
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, September 16th,
2019.



3 BLACK SKIMMERS were first seen along the coast and then in Hampton Harbor
on September 14th and 15th.



More than 16 CASPIAN TERNS, 8 FORSTER’S TERNS, at least 18 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS, and 43 LAUGHING GULLS were seen migrating south along
the coast on September 14th.



A COMMON TERN and 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were reported from Wilson Pond in
Keene on September 11th.



A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen in Hampton Harbor on September 14th.



4 WESTERN SANDPIPERS were seen along the coast on September 12th.



A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen in Nashua on September 10th.



2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in a field east of Route 156 and south of Ledge
Farm Road in Nottingham on September 10th.



A TRUMPETER SWAN was discovered at NH Audubon’s Abe Emerson Marsh in Candia
on April 13th and continues being seen. It was last reported on September
16th.



A NORTHERN SHOVELER and 2 BLUE-WINGED TEAL were seen at the Rochester
Wastewater Treatment Plant on September 9th. The treatment plant is gated
and the hours of operation are 7:30-3:00 on weekdays. If you visit, please
check in at the office and be out of the plant by 2:45 so that plant
personnel do not have to ask birders to leave. Do not drive on the dikes and
do not block the road. The Trails at Pickering Ponds, located east of the
plant, are not gated, and are always open during daylight hours.



2 LARK SPARROWS were seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on September
14th.



A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen in Greenland on September 12th.



2 DICKCISSELS were seen at the Concord Community Gardens located on Birch
Street off of Route 13 in Concord on September 14th. They were seen
associating with HOUSE SPARROWS.



A DICKCISSEL continues to be reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis and
was last reported on September 11th.



5 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on
September 15th.



There was an unconfirmed report of an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER from Gorham on
September 9th.



There were numerous sightings of migrating WARBLERS during the past week
including a few each of BLACKPOLL WARBLER, WILSON’S WARBLER,

TENNESSEE WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, and CAPE MAY WARBLER.



COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen migrating south on a few days during the past
week with a high count of 303 reported from Concord on September 11th.



RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough. Over 3,500
raptors have already been tallied since September 1st. The Carter Hill
Raptor Migration Observatory in Concord is now being staffed by volunteers
for a few days each week and has tallied over 1,150 raptors since September
1st. A GOLDEN EAGLE was reported from Carter Hill on September 13th. Be sure
to visit these observatories during the fall season to help out with the
count!



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Date: 9/16/19 2:09 pm
From: Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Recent birds, Richmond and Swanzey
monadnock birding cup was Saturday. The most notable sightings from me in
Richmond were an indigo bunting, magnolia warblers, and redstarts on fish
hatchery Rd. Wood Ducks and Kestrel at Mud Pond, and a Wood Duck at Tully
Brook.

sunday I stopped at Wilspn Pond in Swanzey. I saw lots of mallards, a
cormerant, and four common Nighthawks.

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Date: 9/16/19 7:37 am
From: 'Dan Hubbard' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Seacoast Chapter Strafford County Farm field trip 9/15 27 species
Ten birders joined me for a walk around the Don Black Trail at the
Strafford County Complex. Birding continues to be slow with only 27
species noted, however, the weather was nice for a pleasant walk.
Highlights were: a Cooper's Hawk strafing the many starlings without
success, a rather late Great Crested Flycatcher, lots of Rose-breasted
Grosbeaks, and a Scarlet Tanager. Nary a warbler or vireo was seen or
heard. Thanks to Alan Murray for providing the trip list below. Dan
Hubbard, Rochester
Rock Pigeon 15Mourning Dove 3Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2Herring Gull 5Turkey
Vulture 5Cooper's Hawk 1Downy Woodpecker 1Hairy Woodpecker 1Eastern
Phoebe 3Great Crested Flycatcher 1Blue Jay 3American Crow 1Black-capped
Chickadee 4Tufted Titmouse 1White-breasted Nuthatch 2European Starling
20Gray Catbird 7American Robin 2Cedar Waxwing 3House Sparrow 1House
Finch 5American Goldfinch 15Song Sparrow 2Eastern Towhee 1Scarlet
Tanager 1Northern Cardinal 2Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3 (probably more,
moving about constantly)


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Date: 9/15/19 6:36 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (15 Sep 2019) 484 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 9 73 74
Bald Eagle 10 42 42
Northern Harrier 2 5 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 51 152 154
Cooper's Hawk 4 12 12
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 379 3019 3021
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 13 42 42
Merlin 8 18 18
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 1 5 5
Unknown Buteo 0 5 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 7 18 18

Total: 484 3395 3400
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Levi Burford

Observers: Al Grimstad, Andre Moraes, Chad Witko, Don Stokes,
Glen & Lori Chretien, Hillary Siener, Janet Delaney,
Jim McCoy, Judd Nathan, Kat Lauer, Lillian Stokes,
Mark Timmerman, Mike Gebo, Phil Brown, Susie Spikol,
Tom Delaney, Tom Warren, with many more...

Visitors:
124 visitors made it to the watch today, most of them were there to
specifically witness the show that the raptors are putting on. I feel like
it was a good day to be at the watch too. Not massive numbers, but close
intimate views of Sharp-shinned hawks, Merlin, and Kestrels. The squadrons
of Broad-wingeds that floated over the watch were special too. It was a
good day to be a visitor and I was glad you could make it.


Weather:
A light wind waxed and waned and clouds built through the day. The sun's
energy was felt on the participants at the watch and I am sure it was felt
down low where thermals would have started to form. The wind never seemed
to wane enough for towering thermals to form however.

Raptor Observations:
The birds of prey that swept by the watch seemed to arrive at differing
heights today. Broad-wingeds slid through at altitude and below the watch
as did Osprey. It was the small falcons that seemed to come through in
regularity, doing what they always do and popping up from the trees to
interact with each other and Gina, our fake owl.

At one point a Sharp-shinned hawk popped up and started a beeline for Gina
right in front of us. It was called out early and all eyes were on the bird
as it steamed in, swiped at Gina and kept coming at the observers on the
platform! It quickly realized that there were 30 humans standing there and
wheeled in our face with a chirp, flying off through the trees and down the
west slope. The look on the bird's face was priceless, almost human, in its
surprise.

In addition to the migrants noted, the following non-migrants were
observed: 5 Turkey Vulture, 1 adult Bald Eagle that wasn't flying in the
right direction, 2 juvenile Red-tailed Hawk, and 1 Merlin that seemed to be
hanging around the watch hunting and interacting with other avian passers
by.

Non-raptor Observations:
The warbler show was pretty good this morning. Several Black-throated
Green, and Cape May were present as well as the usual Yellow-rumpeds.

The highlight of my morning was a small flock of 5 Red Crossbills that flew
by in plain view, circling around. I haven't seen or heard them in nearly a
week and a half.

Predictions:
Light wind with a strong north component? Looks like it could be a great
day for Broad-winged Hawks tomorrow! Iain might have another good day to
watch and I hope to make it up for a bit. I think the possibility of a
Katrina sighting will be high as well. If weather forecasts hold true there
might be a couple of good days ahead!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lbburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320


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Date: 9/15/19 5:59 pm
From: Tom McShane <tetamcfam...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory Coverage
We currently have observer/counter coverage at the Carter Hill Raptor
Observatory in Concord as follows:
Mon - AM and early PM, Wed - 9:00-4:00, Thurs - 9:00-4:00. Wed and Thurs
may have coverage until 5:00
Please come by and enjoy the migration.
Thank you, Tom McShane

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Date: 9/15/19 3:46 pm
From: Phyllis <pyaffie...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Trumpeter Swan - Yes
While driving west on 101 about 5:00 tonight we saw the trumpeter swan. We then drove to the Abe Emerson Marsh but could not see him from that angle.
Phyllis Yaffie
Deerfield

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Date: 9/15/19 1:03 pm
From: Robert Rotberg <rirotberg...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Hummingbirds in Newbury, New London
Still in Madison, also, 8 m south of Conway

> On Sep 15, 2019, at 12:24 PM, Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...> wrote:
>
> We still have Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. They were here in Newbury
> yesterday (12/14/19) and this morning (12/15/19).
>
> We also had several at the Spring Ledge nursery in New London yesterday, (12/14/19).
>
> Dr. Jay Pitocchelli, Professor
> Biology Department
> Saint Anselm College
> Manchester, NH 03102
> 
> Voice: 603 641 7397
> 
> Fax: 603 222 4012
>
> http://www.anselm.edu/Academics/Majors-and-Departments/Biology/Faculty/Jay-Pitocchelli.htm <http://www.anselm.edu/Academics/Majors-and-Departments/Biology/Faculty/Jay-Pitocchelli.htm>
> 
> Blog: http://mourningwarbler.blogspot.com/ <http://mourningwarbler.blogspot.com/>
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Date: 9/15/19 9:24 am
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Hummingbirds in Newbury, New London


We still have Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. They were here in Newbury
yesterday (12/14/19) and this morning (12/15/19).

We also had several at the Spring Ledge nursery in New London yesterday, (12/14/19).

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli, Professor
Biology Department
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH 03102

Voice: 603 641 7397

Fax: 603 222 4012
http://www.anselm.edu/Academics/Majors-and-Departments/Biology/Faculty/Jay-Pitocchelli.htm

Blog: http://mourningwarbler.blogspot.com/

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Date: 9/15/19 8:05 am
From: Ed Norton <etnorton...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black Skimmers
Thanks to Martha for pointing them out. They began circling around the harbor then flew over us and out to the ocean at 11.

Ed Norton
Newmarket

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Date: 9/15/19 7:44 am
From: Martha Wilson <quilter.martha...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black Skimmers
There are currently THREE Black Simmers in Hampton Harbor at the parking
area just south of the Yankee Coop. They’re on the sand along the row of
houses that sticks out in the bay.

Martha Wilson
Dober

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Date: 9/15/19 5:17 am
From: Mark A <marka413...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Carter Hill Observatory Raptors
I would like to join anyone going to the Carter Hill Observatory. Is there
a way to be notified of any activities at the observatory? My name is Mark
Anderson, I live in Henniker and my email is <MarkA413...> Thank You

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 9:50:58 PM UTC-4, Tom McShane wrote:
>
> Due to the latest weather report predicting rain, I will be at the
> observatory on Fri 9/13 and not Thurs.
> Tom McShane

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Date: 9/15/19 5:03 am
From: Steve Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black Skimmer in Hampton
One Skimmer continues in Hampton Harbor. Visible from Yankee Fisherman's Coop.


Steve Mirick
Bradford MA


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Date: 9/14/19 7:31 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rumney Transfer Station birds
While dealing with the trash at the transfer station midday:
An adult Bald Eagle flew by.
Then around the fringes
6 Indigo Buntings all young birds
2 White-throated Sparrows first of the fall
2 Song Sparrows
6 Chipping Sparrows
3 Tennessee Warblers
2 male Back-throated Blue Warblers
1 Black-throated Green Warblers
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Pine Warbler
2 Wilson’s Warblers
10+ unidentified.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird still at home.

John R Williams
Rumney

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Date: 9/14/19 4:20 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Coast (Black Skimmers, Caspian Terns, Lark Sparrow, Hudsonian Godwit, lots of Lesser Black-backed Gulls)
Great day on the coast today.  Moderate to strong SW winds, shifting to
S and SSE with overcast all day and showers.  The turbulent weather
brought some nice birds.

BLACK SKIMMER - Two flying past Bicentennial park in Hampton and then
later two (likely the same birds) in Hampton harbor.  No doubt a result
of Hurricane Dorian which brought a huge number of skimmers north and
dumped them in Nova Scotia along with a variety of southern terns. 
Let's hope more show up!  The two in Hampton harbor stuck around all day
and were still there as it started getting dark at 5:30.  My first in NH
since 2013.

CASPIAN TERN - 16 Migrating south!!  Nice migration with birds moving in
group sizes of 1,2,7,3,2,1.  And I think we missed a few that Ben
Griffith and Robbie Prieto saw.  Not sure if Caspian Terns were carried
northward with the hurricane or if these are normal fall migrants from
Newfoundland.  My 4th highest count for NH.  (41 on 10/1/08, 30 on
10/4/97, 25 on 9/13/15)

FORSTER'S TERN - 8 migrating south!  Group of 6 with a single Caspian
Tern and then a group of 2.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL - Somewhere between 18 and 20 birds!  My 2nd
highest count for NH (4/16/18).  Mostly adults, but several juveniles
and one 1st summer bird.

LAUGHING GULL - Somewhere around 43 birds.  Tough to count.  Some moving
north, some south, some on the rocks.  But lots around!

HUDSONIAN GODWIT - 1 very distant bird later in afternoon in Hampton
Harbor.  Finally lifted up and flew south!  Fortunately a few birders
got to see it.  Hudsonian Godwits have been notoriously difficult to
find in recent years.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA




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Date: 9/14/19 2:43 pm
From: Becky <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Dickcissels, Concord
At least two at the Community Gardens just now.Becky Suomala

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Date: 9/14/19 2:40 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (14 Sep 2019) 2 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 64 65
Bald Eagle 0 32 32
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 101 103
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2640 2642
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 29 29
Merlin 0 10 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 5 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 11 11

Total: 2 2911 2916
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Levi Burford, Phil Brown

Observers: Andre Moraes, Jim McCoy, Levi Burford, Phil Brown

Visitors:
77 visitors came to the watch today including two groups from Mass Audubon
totaling 11 folks. Even after the rain set in and visibility degraded,
folks were coming down to ask questions, quite engaged!


Weather:
There was some visibility this morning allowing us to see any movement.
However, there was a strong wind from the south that would have been tough
for birds to fight against. Temps remained pretty cool and coupled with the
rain that came between 12:15 and 1:15, it felt pretty raw. A good soup day!

Raptor Observations:
Not much on the move today. 1 American Kestrel was detected for just a
fraction of a second as it popped up above the trees and dropped back down.
1 Osprey came off the right (east) side of North Pack and streamed into the
valley below.

In addition to the migrants noted the following non-migrants were observed:
2 Turkey Vulture, 1 Broad-winged Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
The warbler flock came around several times today. In it we spotted at
least 2 Cape May Warbler, at least one Blackpoll Warbler, 6 Yellow-rumped
Warblers, 3 Red-eyed Vireos, and at least 3 Golden-crowned Kinglets. There
were Black-capped Chickadees and Dark-eyed Juncos as well. Phil and I were
doing the big sit and, all in all, it was a disappointing showing. The wind
was just too strong for decent warblering.

Predictions:
Tomorrow has potential for being another big day for Broad-winged hawk
migration. Light winds in the morning from the west and slightly from the
north might brings some numbers by the watch. The wind looks to intensify
through the day and we'll see what that brings.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lbburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320


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Date: 9/14/19 9:33 am
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black Skimmers - Yes
Scott Heron and I just had them flying over the harbor. Seen from the south side of the Yankee Fisherman’s Coop in Seabrook.

-Dylan Jackson
Goshen

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Date: 9/14/19 9:11 am
From: Paul Kursewicz <pkursewicz...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Black Skimmers
Wow that is awesome. Is this a first for NH?

We were at Hampton harbor latter on in the afternoon, around 6:00 pm (low
tide). Saw the usual, Gulls, Black-bellied Plovers, and many smaller shore
birds on the flats. It was such a nice day we decided to walk on Seabrook
beach along the water line. The highlight there was a Peregrine Falcon
flying over us going North to South. Then as we headed back to our vehicle,
walking by some cottages, the Falcon flew over us again going South to
North.

We actually started our day on Plumb Island, at the Parker River Reserve.
The highlight there was seeing (and taking some ok pictures) of a Hudsonian
Godwit. A lifetime bird for us. Hopefully it will make it's way into NH.

Paul & Lynn
Epping, NH

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Subject: [NHBirds] Black Skimmers


> Jane and I had 2 Black Skimmers moving south offshore from Bicentennial
> Park in Hampton at about 9:10 am. No doubt vagrants carried north by
> Dorian.
>
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> Bradford MA
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Date: 9/14/19 7:23 am
From: Becky <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Skimmers in Hampton Harbor now
We just had 2 skimmers flying around the harbor. We lost them towards the
north end by the marina.Becky Suomala

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Date: 9/14/19 7:00 am
From: Steve Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 2 Lark Sparrows in Rye
Pam Hunt reports 2 Lark Sparrows from rent near bathrooms at Odiorne.


Steve Mirick
Bradford MA


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Date: 9/14/19 6:29 am
From: Steve Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black Skimmers
Jane and I had 2 Black Skimmers moving south offshore from Bicentennial
Park in Hampton at about 9:10 am. No doubt vagrants carried north by Dorian.


Steve Mirick
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Date: 9/13/19 4:57 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (13 Sep 2019) 1082 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 1 1
Osprey 5 6 6
Bald Eagle 5 5 5
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1066 1151 1151
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1082 1168 1168
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Tom McShane

Observers: Dave Lipsy, Dick DeSeve, Kathleen Brockett,
Robert Vallieres, Steven Whitney, Tom Brewton

Visitors:
The beautiful weather brought 70 visitors to the sight. Extra binoculars
were shared and adults and children were able to watch 2 adult Bald Eagle
soaring together.


Weather:
Clear skies with winds initially calm and shifting slightly from N to S.
Temp range from 54f-66f. Skies stayed mostly clear for the majority of the
observation. Visibility to the Franconia Range.

Raptor Observations:
Many kettles of BW Hawks in the first hour. Shift in wind direction coming
from the south at 10am slowed the activity. Golden Eagle identified by
Robert Vallieres slightly after 2pm.

Non-raptor Observations:
Total of 12 observers contributed to the count today.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom McShane ()


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Date: 9/13/19 4:53 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (13 Sep 2019) 2355 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 10 63 64
Bald Eagle 12 32 32
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 30 101 103
Cooper's Hawk 6 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2267 2640 2642
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 16 28 28
Merlin 3 10 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 3 4 4
Unknown Buteo 3 5 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 5 11 11

Total: 2355 2909 2914
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter: Levi Burford

Observers: Cal Peterka, Henry Walters, Jeannie Peterka, Jerry Coffey,
Mark Timmerman, Meade Cadot, Mike Gebo, Steve Mirick,
Tom Baillio

Visitors:
83 folks made it to the watch today. Most hung out for a while! I was
excited to have 30 third grade students from Peterborough Elementary School
come to hear about hawks and even see a few.


Weather:
Light wind from the northeast died down to next to nothing offering puffs
from all directions today. Temps remained cool but the sun’s strength
kept us warm as we watched the show.

Raptor Observations:
As I walked across the parking lot to the trail that leads to the watch,
this morning, I noticed an accipiter already flying. My pace quickened and
I began noticing more birds, not accipiters, flying above the platform. I
was early but not early enough today.

Broad-winged Hawks were flying in loose kettles in the wind-driven uplift.
15 to 50 birds at a time (and one kettle of more than 300) they glided just
over my head making for easy identification but difficult counting as
kettle melted into kettle. As help started arriving the birds pulled back
to a little more respectful distance. It wound up being a great flight
early in the day before trickling off mid-day. More than 2200 Broad-winged
hawks were counted and a few other birds.

I want to thank everyone who helped today. I thank you for bearing with me.
This was the first time I have been in the position of official counter in
a situation where the flight is heavy, sporadic, and widely spaced with a
moderately large number of observers. As the official counter it was
important for me to keep track of the kettles coming and going as well as
other birds that are moving through on different flight paths. I tried to
listen to all of you to gauge where birds were flying. Your observations
were valuable and I hope you didn’t slighted when I didn’t jump on your
observations of Turkey Vultures or Ravens.

Non-migrants observed today in addition to those migrants noted above: 8
Turkey Vultures, 2 Red-tailed Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Other migrants of the day:
1 Common Loon seen high-flying
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
6 Tree Swallows

The warbler and vireo flock, today, consisted of 3 Northern Parula, 1 Cape
May Warbler, 1 Black-and-white Warbler, 1 Nashville Warbler, 6
Yellow-rumped Warblers, 1 Red-eyed Vireo, and 1 Blue-headed Vireo.

Detected this evening with nice looks for some was a young male
Rose-breasted Grosbeak squeaking away in a tree near the platform. I
thought someone was messing around so it took a while to register the
classic “squeaky basketball shoes” call.

The rarity of the day was a Steve Mirick sighted somewhere between 11:00
and 11:30. He must’ve been blown inland by the east winds. I’m not sure
if photo documentation was procured but as is good practice of good birders
I drew this detailed picture of him before the mental image got stale.
Well, staler.

<a data-flickr-embed="true"
href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/140681339@N07/48728838858/in/dateposted/"
title="Careful attention to detail"><img
src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48728838858_b8102bc6d8.jpg"
width="375" height="500" alt="Careful attention to detail"></a><script
async src="//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js"
charset="utf-8"></script>

Predictions:
Forecasts seem to disagree with each other a little. It appears like there
is a possibility of showers mid-day on Saturday. One thing that they really
do agree on is a wind from the south. This is not usually a good sign but
we shall see what tomorrow brings.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lbburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/13/19 7:10 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Broad-wings continue at Pack
Up to 1500 birds already this morning.

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Date: 9/13/19 6:55 am
From: ROBERT SWEET <rgsweet...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Hooksett...4 broadwings and 1 sharpie in about 20 minutes. All single birds no kettles yet......
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Date: 9/13/19 6:30 am
From: Tom McShane <tetamcfam...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Broad Wings Carter Hill
Over 200 already, some very close in. Carter Hill Orchard in Concord.
Tom McShane

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Date: 9/13/19 5:57 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Broad-wings on the move now
Over 200 reported from Pack already this morning. It should be an excellent day to watch hawks.

Phil Brown
Hancock NH

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Date: 9/13/19 4:56 am
From: Becky <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Dickcissel, Concord
1 very pale Dickcissel at the Community Gardens with House Sparrows. It
was in the mid-section of the gardens near the two taller trees close
to the road.
A few warblers but not many other migrants.
Becky Suomala

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Date: 9/13/19 4:16 am
From: Jim Kegley <jimkegley...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Plum Island field trip tomorrow and more
The Nashaway Chapter of NH Audubon has a field trip tomorrow. Later this
month, there will also be a Ponemah Bog walk, and Beaver Brook is holding
its Fall Festival. Details below:



Field Trip to Plum Island, Saturday, September 14, 2019, 7am-4:30pm

Parker River National Wildlife Refuse occupies the Southern 7 miles of Plum
Island. We will be looking for migrating songbirds, late shorebirds and
early ducks. Bring a lunch for the day. (NOTE: there is a $5/car entrance
fee and pets are not allowed on the refuge). Meet at the Exit 7 Park & Ride,
on the hill behind Fireside Inn and Suites in Nashua or contact Richard
Bielawski for directions at <rbielawski...> <mailto:<rbielawski...>



Ponemah Bog Autumn Plant & Bird Walk, Saturday, September 28, 2019,
9:30-11:30am

(Rain date Sunday, Sept. 29, 9:30 - 11:30am). Bogs and fens contain
communities of plants uniquely adapted to thrive in a challenging aquatic
environment. They also support a variety of bird species by providing food
and habitat. Join plant professional Doug Gagne on a walk to learn more
about bogs and fens, including the plants which inhabit them. Christine
Sheridan will accompany us to spot and identify birds typically found at the
bog, along with migratory flocks passing through. Bring binoculars and a
magnifying lens if you have them as well as a notebook and a camera. Dress
appropriately for the weather. We'll be walking on a boardwalk, so boots
aren't necessary. For more information, contact Phil Brown 224-9909 ext. 334
or <pbrown...> <mailto:<pbrown...> .



Fall Festival at Beaver Brook Association, Hollis, September 28 and 29

Beaver Brook Association is holding a great fall event you may be interested
in attending. Here is the page for information
https://www.beaverbrook.org/fall-festival-and-nature-art-show/



Jim Kegley

Nashaway Chapter Newsletter Editor

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Date: 9/13/19 1:30 am
From: evyn <evynathan...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: OT: Bird-themed latte art
Love it! Thanks

On Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11:12:02 AM UTC-4, Cliff Otto wrote:
>
> By a woman in Japan: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/best-latte-art
>
> Visited Carter Hill yesterday afternoon, not a lot of activity during the
> hour I was there...westerly winds.
>
> Clifford Otto
> Manchester
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Date: 9/12/19 4:19 pm
From: 'Bill' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Coast from Hampton to Rye
On the way up the coast today.Not too many birds .Lots of seagulls
In the Marsh across from Rye Harbor on the curve in the road.
1...Non breeding adult Snowy egret.2...Great Blue Herons2...great Egret....One flying2 ..Common Mergansers

Such a beautiful evening.Very clear.
Bill Perry from Hampstead, NH

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Date: 9/12/19 3:19 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (12 Sep 2019) 0 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 53 54
Bald Eagle 0 20 20
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 71 73
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 373 375
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 12 12
Merlin 0 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 6 6

Total: 0 554 559
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 10:00:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Levi Burford

Observers:

Visitors:
4 visitors checked out the board and asked a couple of questions. Hardy
hikers.


Weather:
The skies showed promise this morning as I arrived at the summit. However,
within 15 minutes I had lost visibility of North Pack and it started to
drizzle. Visibility came and went. Mostly went. At 11:00 (10 EST) I pulled
the plug.

The radar showed possible clearing around 3 so went up for 2:15 and found
the same fog bank as before.

Raptor Observations:
No raptors in migration today.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 migrant Ruby-throated Hummingbird. The only migrant observed today.

Not a great day for raptors, however, it was pretty great for warblers. I
was reminded of how much I love Pack Monadnock in a light rain as I was
standing there with three Cape Mays just beyond arms reach. One was
spectacularly colored still and the other two weren't fully drab.

Also on the list of warblers was a Common Yellowthroat foraging nearby.

I finally got a view of the WInter Wren. No binocs needed!

Predictions:
Well, it doesn't look like rain but the winds look to come from the east.
Looks like full sun and cooler temperatures. If the winds stay down maybe
we can get some thermal action and resulting Broad-winged action. Compared
to today, I will take anything!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lbburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/12/19 1:55 pm
From: Debbie <dlv...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 2 peregrine falcons Horseshoe Pond Concord
Now ... perched in craggy tree across from the next building down from #70.

Debbie/Boscawen


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Date: 9/12/19 1:10 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (10 Sep 2019) 86 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 85 85 85
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 86 86 86
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Tom McShane

Observers: Bob Quinn, Dave Lipsy, Kathy Bennett, Steven Whitney

Visitors:
total of 40-50 which included students from St. Paul's Academy.


Weather:
Temperature range from 54f-66f. Winds light and initially from the NW. At
10:00 winds shifted to S and then SSW. Initial cloud cover 40% and
increased to 100% by 11:00. Cloud deck low.

Raptor Observations:
9:25 first BW observed and a total of 66 in the next hour. However with the
wind direction change and increase cloud cover the activity slowed. Osprey
seen during the last hour of observation.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non migrating raptors include 1 ss, 2 adult BE and one Merlin.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Tom McShane ()


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Date: 9/12/19 8:12 am
From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...>
Subject: [NHBirds] OT: Bird-themed latte art
By a woman in Japan: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/best-latte-art

Visited Carter Hill yesterday afternoon, not a lot of activity during the
hour I was there...westerly winds.

Clifford Otto
Manchester

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Date: 9/12/19 7:33 am
From: steph ttlc <steph...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Capital Chpt. FT: White Farm & Community Gardens (09/22)
Field Trip: White Farm and Community Gardens

Date: Sunday, September 22, 7:00-10:00 a.m.
Late September often offers a good mix of species of migrants, and this trip
will visit two popular birding spots right off Clinton Street in Concord.
We'll meet at White Farm (144 Clinton Street - park in open area immediately
to your left after turning off the main road) and walk the trails there, and
shift to the community gardens along Birch Street as time and interest
permit. Contact Pam Hunt 753-9137 (evenings) or <biodiva...>









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Date: 9/12/19 7:27 am
From: Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concords nighthawks: 303
September 11th is getting late for nighthawk migration, but the SW winds
with temps in the 80's looked favorable, so three of us did one last watch.
It turned out to be a good flight. The season total was 3,930.

I would like to thank Kathleen Brockett, Bob Quinn, Jane Kolias, Chris
Duffy, and Mark Suomala for leading the watch, while I was pursuing pelagic
birds in California.

Zeke Cornell
Bow, NH

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Date: 9/12/19 6:05 am
From: steph ttlc <steph...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Capital Chpt. FT: White Farm & Community Gardens (09/22)
Field Trip: White Farm and Community Gardens

Date: Sunday, September 22, 7:00-10:00 a.m.

Late September often offers a good mix of species of migrants, and this trip
will visit two popular birding spots right off Clinton Street in Concord.
We'll meet at White Farm (144 Clinton Street - park in open area immediately
to your left after turning off the main road) and walk the trails there, and
shift to the community gardens along Birch Street as time and interest
permit. Contact Pam Hunt 753-9137 (evenings) or <biodiva...>









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Date: 9/11/19 6:54 pm
From: Tom McShane <tetamcfam...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Raptor Observatory Schedule
Due to the latest weather report predicting rain I will not be at the observatory on Thurs. I will be there on Fri 9/13.
Tom McShane

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Date: 9/11/19 6:51 pm
From: Tom McShane <tetamcfam...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory Raptors
Due to the latest weather report predicting rain, I will be at the observatory on Fri 9/13 and not Thurs.
Tom McShane

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Date: 9/11/19 5:47 pm
From: 'Scottydog' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Wilson Pond Keene Plovers, Eagle and Tern
Semipalmated plovers, Bald Eagle and a Tern(Arctic or common) at Wilson
Pond today!

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Date: 9/11/19 5:33 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (11 Sep 2019) 11 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 53 54
Bald Eagle 1 20 20
Northern Harrier 1 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 71 73
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2 373 375
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 12 12
Merlin 1 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 6 6

Total: 11 554 559
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Levi Burford

Observers: Mark Timmerman, Phil Brown

Visitors:
42 visitors came to the platform today, including 11 Road Scholars
participants that were treated to two Sharp-shinned hawks interacting with
each other fairly close to the watch.


Weather:
The summit remained in the clouds until noon. The wind, coming from the
west remained moderately high all day. While temps were warm it never
seemed it with the constant breeze.

Raptor Observations:
Birds that were moving were moving low today. The birds that were detected
often popped up for just a brief glimpse before streaming down the slope
out of view.

There were many birds exhibiting non-migratory behavior, including 3 Turkey
Vultures, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, and 1 Sharp-shinned
Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 migrant Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.
1 migrant Chimney Swift.

Rotating flocks of warblers moved periodically around the platform. Mostly
Yellow-rumped, Phil was able to pick out some different birds as well
including Black-throated Green and a Tennessee.

No sign of the Winter Wren today.

Predictions:
Wow. The forecast right now at 8:30 looks different from what it was a
couple of hours ago. Now it looks like rain. That's no good.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lbburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320


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Date: 9/11/19 2:39 pm
From: Tom McShane <tetamcfam...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory Raptors
The observatory will be manned on Thurs 9/12 from 9am to 4pm. Please join us if you can as we watch for migrating Broad-winged Hawks and other raptors. The observatory is located at the Carter Hill Orchard in Concord, NH.
Thank you,
Tom McShane

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Date: 9/11/19 7:01 am
From: Sylvia Hartmann <s42yth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Adult bald eagle
flying SE to NW low over my house in northeast manchester, bridge st ext/101 area twenty minutes ago.
Sylvia Hartmann. Manchester nh


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Date: 9/10/19 8:06 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (10 Sep 2019) 1 Raptor
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 50 51
Bald Eagle 0 19 19
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 68 70
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 371 373
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 12 12
Merlin 0 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 6 6

Total: 1 543 548
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Henry Walters, Julie Brown, Levi Burford

Observers: Al Grimstad, Janet Delaney, Miki Foley, Tom Delaney

Visitors:
Thanks to all counters and observers for a team effort in their patient
coverage of the mountain today. Just a handful of other visitors to the
peak.


Weather:
Disappointing: visibility practically nil until 1:30, and even then,
viewing was compromised by the low cloud deck. South winds dragging up
moisture that kept us socked in.

Raptor Observations:
One osprey was the day's lone migrant.

Non-raptor Observations:
An enormous black bear coming over the mountain, just as in the children's
song, was the sighting of the morning. Ten minutes after it disappeared in
the mist, the counter's heart raced to hear a huffing and puffing coming
quickly towards him up the path. Luckily it was only Al.

Cloud conditions let us focus, for a change, on what was near at hand. A
good warbler day, with Pine, Blackburnian, Cape May, Blackpoll,
Black-and-white, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, and
Yellow-rumped all observed from near the platform. Red-eyed Vireo and a
Winter Wren also in attendance.

Predictions:
The southern air flow will shift to the west, but there may still be some
morning fog to deal with. It should be warmer, with some sun breaking
through. We're getting close to prime time for the broad-wings, so every
day is worth a trip to the mountain.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Henry Walters (<walters.henry...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320


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Date: 9/10/19 7:21 pm
From: Catherine Fisher <catherineckx...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sharp-shinned hawk/adult and fledgling cardinals encounter, Lee
On Allen's Ave. this morning, my husband commented on a downy woodpecker
that looked, as he put it, "glued to the suet". When I looked up, the
downy was, indeed, frozen on the suet feeder; even more interesting were
two cardinals I'd been watching a few minutes earlier: an adult male and
fledgling female (the latter constantly fluttering her wings and
continuously making begging sounds while being fed an endless stream of
sunflower seeds by her dad). This pair, still sitting side by side (facing
different directions), were now, like the downy, stone cold still. I got
up to look for a raptor, and there was a sharp-shinned hawk, perched on a
nearby pine and looking down at the apple tree where our feeding station is
located. I was impressed by the fact that the hitherto relentlessly
begging fledgling, somehow knew it was time to be motionless. At such a
perilous moment, how is that information conveyed to a young bird?
After a minute or two, the sharpie moved to the outer reaches of its
branch, waited and then launched toward the apple tree. Downy and
cardinals, as well as a few goldfinches, instantly scattered; this time,
the sharpie came up empty-taloned.

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Date: 9/10/19 3:04 pm
From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] early a.m. warblers in Webster
A large flock of at least 12 species of warblers brightened my yard this morning. This was a "canopy" flock due to the sun just gracing the tops of the trees at an early hour (7:30-8:30 a.m.), which meant that that is where the insects were most active.

Highlights: (all numbers are conservative)
Red-eyed Vireo- at least 15.Ovenbird- two seen and part of the flock.
Tennessee Warbler- at least four.
American Redstart- at least four with one being a full adult male looking bird.
Magnolia Warbler- at least five, all looking like first year females.
Black-throated Blue Warbler- one adult male, always a treat.
CAPE MAY WARBLER- at least three and all in very different plumages from very dull to rather bright. First for the season in my yard.
Other species of warblers- B&W, Northern Parula, Blackburnian, Blackpoll, Chestnut-sided, and Black-throated Green.
warblers not identified- at least 50!

Bob Quinn

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Date: 9/10/19 12:30 pm
From: Lynn Greenberg <llgreenberg...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Juvenile Black-crowned Night -Heron

Good Afternoon,
I know some individuals are tracking this Heron in Nashua. I was able to get some clear photos and a second confirmation. This Juvenile was seen at Fields Grove Nashua NH today 9/10/19.


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Date: 9/10/19 9:14 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Kettles!!! Concord.
Thanks to Tom and David for raptor migration reports from Concord.
Birders interested in seeing broad-winged hawk migration may also be tempted to head up to Pack Monadnock. However, a current report is that the mountain has been fogged in all morning and remains so. If it breaks, though, expect migration there shortly afterwards.

For directions, events, and all things hawk watch, see the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory page:
https://harriscenter.org/conservation-research/pack-monadnock-raptor-observatory/visiting-the-hawk-watch

Phil Brown
Hawk Watch Coordinator
Harris Center for Conservation Education
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> On Sep 10, 2019, at 10:14 AM, David Lipsy <dlipsy...> wrote:
>
> I'm currently on Fisk Hill road from softy area by St. Pails.. Just had multiple kettles of broad wings estimated at 250. They are heading towards Carter Hill, coming in from the East North East.
> These low clouds are a problem as they spiral up into them and stream off. You can see them through the bottom of the layer of clouds.
>
> Just checking in the bins, and there's more coming again from the East North East direction.
>
> This is a good push... May not be the big day, but could come close.
>
> David Lipsy
> Concord, NH
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Date: 9/10/19 9:10 am
From: David Lipsy <dlipsy...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Kettles!!! Concord.
Cloud cover basically you shut off The thermals and the flow of birds. so
I take back my last statement about this being a good day it's a nice
day but it's not one of the big ones.
I had one Bald Eagle and a couple Osprey up over Long pond in Concord.
Good birding,David LipsyConcord, NH
On Sep 10, 2019 10:14 AM, David Lipsy <dlipsy...> wrote:

I'm currently on Fisk Hill road from softy area by St. Pails..
Just had multiple kettles of broad wings estimated at 250. They
are heading towards Carter Hill, coming in from the East North
East.These low clouds are a problem as they spiral up into them
and stream off. You can see them through the bottom of the layer
of clouds.
Just checking in the bins, and there's more coming again from the
East North East direction.
This is a good push... May not be the big day, but could come
close.
David LipsyConcord, NH

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Date: 9/10/19 8:13 am
From: 'Paul Dionne' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nashville warbler
Bathing in our birdbath.
Paul Dionne,
Derry

“Let there be songs to fill the air.”
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Date: 9/10/19 8:12 am
From: David Lipsy <dlipsy...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Kettles!!! Concord.
I'm currently on Fisk Hill road from softy area by St. Pails.. Just had
multiple kettles of broad wings estimated at 250. They are heading
towards Carter Hill, coming in from the East North East.These low
clouds are a problem as they spiral up into them and stream off. You
can see them through the bottom of the layer of clouds.
Just checking in the bins, and there's more coming again from the East
North East direction.
This is a good push... May not be the big day, but could come close.
David LipsyConcord, NH

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Date: 9/10/19 7:10 am
From: Tom McShane <tetamcfam...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Broad-winged Hawks Carter Hill
50 in the last 45 min. If anyone can help out, it's just me so far, come on up.
Tom McShane

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Date: 9/10/19 6:06 am
From: 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 33 Nighthawks Powder Mill Pond
Surprisingly, we had 33 nighthawks yesterday, viewed from our deck. First 2 flew by at 4:30 p.m. headed north. Then, while scanning for raptors at 4:45 p.m. we spotted a tight kettle of birds which were nighthawks! The kettle was a tight, rather flat group of circling nighthawks getting lift. They rose then peeled off in a loose line heading north. They found more lift and re-kettled near Crotched Mt. Then they peeled off and flew north in a loose line. This behavior so reminded us of the behavior of Broad-winged Hawks. Of interest was the report yesterday from Pack Monadnock of getting larger kettles of Broadwings later in the day. We saw the kettle of nighthawks later in the day also, clearly there were lift conditions then. We continued to look for nighthawks for the rest of the evening and only saw one flying south at 6:30 p.m.
The take-away is that there is much to learn about the migration behavior of nighthawks in terms of time of day, dates of season and flight behavior.
Lillian and Don Stokes
Hancock

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Date: 9/10/19 4:16 am
From: Jim Block <jim...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Webster Warblers Saturday -- PHOTOS
If you are interested, you can see photos from the recent Webster Warbler
Walk sponsored by the Capitol Chapter and led by Bob Quinn. We visited the
beautiful Knight's Meadow area. Bob has published a summary of the what we
saw. Some photos are here:



https://www.jimblockphoto.com/2019/09/knights-meadow-bird-walk/



Jim Block

Etna, NH

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Date: 9/9/19 6:48 pm
From: 'Dan Hubbard' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Seacoast Chapter Pickering Ponds field trip 9/8 46 species
Seven birders joined me for a leisurely bird walk at Pickering Ponds
trails on Sunday. Activity hadn't picked up from Wednesday's walk
although we did have more warblers, including Cape May and
Blue-winged. A Northern Shoveler and both teal were seen through the
fence at the treatment plant. A Carolina Wren which is rare here was
heard singing at the beginning of the walk. Thanks to Alan Murray and
Robbie Prieto for keeping species tallies. Dan Hubbard, Rochester

Canada Goose 28
Wood Duck 7
Blue-winged Teal 2 at Wastewater Treatment Plant
Northern Shoveler 1 WTP
Mallard 10 WTP
American Black Duck 5 WTP
Green-winged Teal 12 WTP
Mourning Dove 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3
Killdeer 2
Ring-billed Gull 10
Herring Gull 75
Great Black-backed Gull 30
Double-crested Cormorant 6
Great Blue Heron 1
Green Heron 1
Turkey Vulture 15
Cooper's Hawk 1
Downy Woodpecker 3
Eastern Phoebe 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 5
American Crow 3
Black-capped Chickadee 10
Tufted Titmouse 10
Tree Swallow 3
Barn Swallow 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 3
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
European Starling 10
Gray Catbird 14
American Robin 10
Cedar Waxwing 10
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 7
Song Sparrow 4
Blue-winged Warbler 1
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Nashville Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 9
Cape May Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Northern Cardinal 4



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Date: 9/9/19 5:38 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, September 9, 2019
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, September 9th,
2019.



Birders aboard the “Granite State” on a boat-cruise out of Rye Harbor on
September 3rd, and arranged by NH Audubon, reported the following
highlights: a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, 2+ LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, a BLACK
TERN, 7 COMMON TERNS, 3 GREAT SHEARWATERS, 3 MANX SHEARWATERS, 154 WILSON’S
STORM-PETRELS, and 42 NORTHERN GANNETS. There is another cruise planned for
October 14th and it is open to the public. There is a fee. For more info,
navigate to:
http://www.nhaudubon.org/calendar/seacoast-chapter-pelagic-trip/



3 MISSISSIPPI KITE breeding territories, one each in Durham, Newmarket, and
Stratham were established this year. The easiest birds to see are in Durham,
usually along Madbury Road near Maple Street, and they were last reported
there on September 2nd.



A TRUMPETER SWAN was discovered at NH Audubon’s Abe Emerson Marsh in Candia
on April 13th and continues being seen. It was last reported on September
2nd.



2 SANDHILL CRANES were photographed in a field along Route 156 south of
Deerfield Road in Nottingham on September 2nd.



4 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen at the Rochester Wastewater Treatment
Plant on September 5th, and 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS were seen here on the
4th. The treatment plant is gated and the hours of operation are 7:30-3:00
on weekdays. If you visit, please check in at the office and be out of the
plant by 2:45 so that plant personnel do not have to ask birders to leave.
Do not drive on the dikes and do not block the road. The Trails at Pickering
Ponds, located east of the plant, are not gated, and are always open during
daylight hours.



A WESTERN SANDPIPER was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on September
8th, and 1 was seen in Hampton Marsh on the 7th.



A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen in coastal Rye, and a PIPING PLOVER was seen on
Seabrook Beach, both on September 8th.



2 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen on Lake Sunapee on September 5th.



A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON seen in coastal Seabrook on September 4th.



A DICKCISSEL was reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on September 5th.



A few RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Brookline, Lempster, North Conway,
and Peterborough during the past week.



There were numerous sightings of migrating WARBLERS during the past week
including a few each of BLACKPOLL WARBLER, WILSON’S WARBLER,

TENNESSEE WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, and CAPE MAY WARBLER.



An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on
September 5th.



COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were reported migrating south all during the past week
with high counts of 870 in Hancock on September 3rd, and 216 in Concord on
the 4th.



RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough. Over 540
raptors have already been tallied since September 1st. Be sure to visit this
observatory during this fall season to help out with the count!



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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Date: 9/9/19 4:46 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (09 Sep 2019) 316 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 9 49 50
Bald Eagle 10 19 19
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 68 70
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 274 371 373
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 12 12
Merlin 0 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 6 6

Total: 316 542 547
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Iain MacLeod

Observers: Cal Peterka, Glen, Lori, and Alan Chretien, Janet Delaney,
Jeannie Peterka, Kevin Murphy, Mike Gebo, Pam Hunt,
Tom Delaney

Visitors:
Not too many came down the path -- maybe 20-25 in total


Weather:
Lots of clouds but no rain. Nice temps with light winds.

Raptor Observations:
Steady trickle throughout the day with larger kettles in the late p.m.
Local immature Red-shouldered put in a couple of appearances (not counted)
and the same with a young Cooper's and of course several non-migrating
Turkey Vultures

Non-raptor Observations:
Lots of tweets and chirps throughout the day. Juncos, very vocal
Red-breasted Nuthatches, Magnolia, Yellow-rumped and B-T Green Warblers and
Red-eyed and Blue Headed Vireos. Golden crowned Kinglets too. Steady
passage of Monarchs and nice views of Red and Purple Admirals

Predictions:
More of the same before some rain on Wednesday.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Iain MacLeod (<pandiain.im...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320


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Date: 9/9/19 3:30 pm
From: Tom McShane <tetamcfam...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Raptor Observatory
I am organizing an independent group of volunteers to collect raptor
migration data to submit to the Hawk Migration Association of North
America(HMANA). I am trying to have volunteers cover 2-3 days per week. I
will post on this site when we have an observer at the platform. This week
we are hoping to get coverage and assistance as it is peak Broad-winged
Hawk migration. If you think you could spend half a day or full day
observing please let me know. As of now I will be at the platform tomorrow
from 9:00-3:00 or 4:00 If you can assist with observations please join us.
I will post updates as I have them. This is an independent effort and we
have support for questions and direction from HMANA. My contact information
is (603)703-2061. Preferred email is <tetamcfam...> Please contact me
with any questions, ideas or suggestions.
Thank you,
Tom McShane

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Date: 9/9/19 1:20 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rumney this morning
I saw two Bay-breasted Warblers, a Black-throated Green and a Black-throated Blue in the yard this morning.
A Rose-breasted Grosbeak was also present.

John R Williams
Rumney

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Date: 9/9/19 10:41 am
From: Jeanne <jcgreardon...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bald Eagle
Driving 101 West somewhere between exits 4 and 3, we spied a bald eagle flying parallel to the highway, pretty low, with a fish in its talons.

Jeanne

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Date: 9/9/19 10:08 am
From: Jane Rice <moultnews...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Merlin in Meredith
On a rock just offshore of Stonedam Island in Lake Winnipesaukee. Perched there for several minutes, but of course my binoculars were out of reach. I saw a smallish falcon with a dark blue-gray back, wide "shoulders", and no outstanding facial marks. Tail was not really noticeable from my viewpoint, but I did hear a ki ki ki ki ki call that sounded like the merlin call on Merlin, so that's what I'm saying that I saw.

Jane Rice

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Date: 9/8/19 5:01 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (08 Sep 2019) 77 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 40 41
Bald Eagle 1 9 9
Northern Harrier 1 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 45 47
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 2
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 45 97 99
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 12 12
Merlin 1 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 2 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 6 6

Total: 77 226 231
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Levi Burford

Observers: Andre Moraes, Glen, Lori, and Alan Chretien, Mark Timmerman,
Mike Gebo

Visitors:
159 visitors, many of which were a part of the Appalachian Mountain Club's
hike at the park.


Weather:
Today's wind was fairly consistent once the wind settled down this morning.
The temperature rose from 48 degrees to 68 degrees and the cloud cover
waffled between fairly sunny and fairly cloudy.

Raptor Observations:
Even though today's totals never reached the thousands, today's push felt
pretty good. Birds were flying early and we started to see small groups of
Broad-wingeds rising 4's and 5's.

Today we saw our first appearance of the Peregrine Falcon. Two found their
way through and one gave us awe-inspiring views as it soared above the
platform.

Also making a cameo appearance was our first Northern Goshawk. It was a
decent view for a Gos. In my experience they are usually just barely caught
before they disappear into the trees and you have to identify them by a
nanosecond view of their tail.

In addition to the migrants noted there were additional non-migrants: 2
adult Bald Eagles, 2 Sharp-shinned Hawks (male and female still bugging the
ravens), 1 Red-tailed Hawk, and 3 Turkey Vulture.

Non-raptor Observations:
It was quite the warbler day at the platform. Mid-day brought a flock of
warblers and vireos though the trees surrounding the platform. There was a
bathing Northern Parula in a puddle, Mike got great photos of a
Blackburnian, and Andre got great photos of a Yellow warbler. A while later
we got some fleeting glimpses of Blackpolls. Along with the Yellow-rumpeds
we are had some good warbler diversity.

Migrants for the day included 5 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and 3 Chimney
Swift.

Also observed was 1 Blue-headed Vireo, 1 Double-crested Cormorant, 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet, and the continuance of the 1 Winter Wren, that even
went off on its song at one brief moment.

Predictions:
Tomorrow could be a good day. Light winds out of the northwest could allow
for good thermal production. I hope today's Broad-winged hawk flight is
kicked up a notch despite it being slightly early. For three years Iain has
gotten lousy weather on Mondays. He is overdue for a good day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lbburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320


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Date: 9/8/19 4:28 pm
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sullivan County Birds
I did some scouting around up on Lempster Mountain this morning/afternoon in search of migrants. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much of a showing, but I did come away with some decent birds. At Duck Pond in the Lempster Town Forest off of Long Pond Road I came across my first YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER of the year. I did come across a small flock of Warblers mixed in with some Chickadees and Red-breasted Nuthatches, but no species that don’t breed in the area.
I walked out to the twin bridges in the Ashuelot River Headwaters forest off of Mountain Road and I came away with a beauty male CAPE MAY WARBLER and I also had a single RED CROSSBILL fly over that Tim Spahr has ID’d as Type 10.
Cone crops in the area are especially abundant amongst the Spruce and Tamarack trees, but lacking in White Pines so it’s hard to say if Crossbills will persist here throughout the winter. Only time will tell.
I ended my birding day at the Charlestown WTP. The south pool, which is usually the one that holds the majority of shorebirds during migration, is being drained into the north pool so water levels are much lower than normal. It appears to have perhaps brought more shorebirds, but no species to do cartwheels over. Today there were only Least, Semipalmated and Spotted Sandpipers along with a couple of Killdeer. With more exposed mud here now than normal, I suspect (hope) it will draw more unusual species for the area such as Dowitchers. Again, only time will tell.

-Dylan Jackson
Goshen

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Date: 9/8/19 2:02 pm
From: 'Stephen Whitney' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lakes Region, Bristol Birding
>> 9/8/2019 12:08
<nhbirds...>
"Stephen Whitney" <swhit_41...>
Subject: Lakes Region, Bristol Birding

>> 9/8/2019 Sunday early morning and >> 9/7/2019 Saturday afternoon

Pemi--
Pemigewasset Lake, New Hampton/Meredith
43.616744, -71.593250
Tufted Titmouse, 2 in trees by boat launch. Loon.
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, 2, at house with feeders on Campground Road.
(This is not quite a peaceful kingdom situation from what I have seen. The hummingbirds here (whatever their number => 2) take turns sipping from the "nectar" feeder although two at once could be accommodated. And I have seen "hurry up" displacement, mild aerial combat/dominance testing with the other hummingbird.

Meredith Docks--
Bald Eagle, departing as I arrive. Immature (head not white-- that I glimpse by eye)
Loon calls and repeatedly diving comes close to dock for fine binoc view.
Rock Pigeons, RBG.

Waukewan Bridge--
43.6640532,-71.546316
Catbirds, 3. A group playing in brush on bog near North-east side of bridge.
Wood ducks, 3

Hatch Corner Road Bog (Wetlands)
43.642922, -71.546935
Wood ducks, 2.

Peaked Hill Rd-- 3:30 P.M.
43.611980, -71.679678
Monarch butterflies, 5 in field across from the farmhouse.
I do not setup the scope, no peppercorns in the sky.

Ayers Dam, Bristol-- 3:40 P.M.
Osprey on power cable over the spillway, facing the nest. Fine VV10X42 view.
A half dozen rock pigeons are sitting nearby on this cable. Peaceful Kingdom.


Central Street Bridge, Bristol-- 3:55 P.M.
There is here now upgraded parking and a walkway down to Pemi River.
Starlings, group of at least 6 high in tree on West side of Pemi.

Smith River Road, Bristol-- 5:10 P.M.
Wild Turkeys, 3. Just East of Walker Farm, in field.

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Date: 9/8/19 11:44 am
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rumney Warblers
This morning about 7:30 a nice frenzy of warblers moved through the yard. Light was difficult and they often retired to the opposite side of the trees, but I was able to ID
3 Blackpolls
5 Black-throated Green
1 Black-throated Blue
1 Nashville
1 Yellow-rumped
1 Northern Parula
15-20 ufo’s

ALSO
1 Scarlet Tanager
4 Red-eyed Vireos
6 Purple Finches
2 Chipping Sparrows
6 American Goldfinches
2 WB Nuthatches
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

John R Williams
Rumney

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Date: 9/7/19 5:12 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (07 Sep 2019) 55 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 32 33
Bald Eagle 1 8 8
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 32 34
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 20 52 54
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 8 8
Merlin 3 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 5 5

Total: 55 149 154
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Levi Burford

Observers: Jim McCoy, Judd Nathan, Mark Timmerman, Sandy Fenton,
Tom Delaney

Visitors:
74 Visitors today.


Weather:
The mountain was already clear before I arrived at 8:00am this morning. I
was pleasantly surprised as I was expecting to be socked in for several
hours. The wind starting in the northeast slowly veered through the day
until it was coming from the west. Cloud cover was variable, at times
filled with mix of cumulous and stratus. Temps rose from jacket weather to
sweatshirt weather and the wind had a hand in that.

Raptor Observations:
Today wasn't bad for an early season day. Raptors didn't really start
flying until the wind had shifted to the north, then Sharp-shinned and
Broad-winged Hawks became a regular occurrence. We witness several
"attacks" on Gina and she and the "assailants" (Sharpies and Merlins)
remained unscathed as usual. It was a nice day to watch the continuance of
the Osprey and Kestrel push.

In addition to the migrants noted there were several non-migrants: 1
Red-tailed hawk, 2 adult Bald Eagles, and 4 Turkey Vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
Today brought a resurgence of a dilemma that has plagued us before. At one
point a shout of "Monarch" alerted the counter to tally another butterfly
and within an instant the Monarch Butterfly that had been slowly migrating
past the platform was snatched by a Merlin that came shooting out of the
coniferous forest. The Merlin was countable but how about the butterfly? In
the end, it was decided to be added to the day's tally.

Migrant Ruby-throated Hummingbirds today: 2

Nothing but Yellow-rumped for warblers today. The Winter Wren continued to
bump around near the watch. This morning a Blue-headed Vireo gave its Evil
Laugh and I joined it.



Predictions:
Polling several weather forecast it looks like tomorrow might have moderate
winds from the West or slight north of West. It certainly isn't the wrong
direction for migration. We'll see what it brings. While the beginnings of
the Broad-winged Hawk migration are starting to hit us I don't think
tomorrow is going to bring the hoards, but, then again, I get surprised all
the time. I think tomorrow will be good but maybe Monday will be better.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lbburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/7/19 4:32 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Freedom Town Forest - 17 species of warblers
Jane and I got tired of searching (in vain) for warblers along the
coast, so we decided to head north to the Freedom Town Forest. Although
we didn't have a huge number of warblers, we came up with some good
diversity and ended up with 17 species including the 3 "spruce budworm"
species (Bay-breasted, Cape May, and Tennessee). At first we walked the
airport strip where we have gotten lots of warblers in the past, but
this year, it was completely empty of warblers!  It was amazingly slow
in the birches along the sandy strip.  But we finally found warblers in
isolated flocks along the wooded trails in the forest.

Wood Duck  1
Osprey  1
Broad-winged Hawk  14     Including kettle of 12 migrating.
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  3
Black-capped Chickadee  26
Tufted Titmouse  5
Red-breasted Nuthatch  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  4
Gray Catbird  1
Cedar Waxwing  36
Chipping Sparrow  1
Field Sparrow  2
Song Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  1

Warblers - 17 species
-----------------------------
Ovenbird  3
Black-and-white Warbler  2
Tennessee Warbler  2     One bright yellow immature.
Nashville Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  9
Cape May Warbler  1     At least one bright bird
Northern Parula  2
Magnolia Warbler  9
Bay-breasted Warbler  3
Blackburnian Warbler  4
Chestnut-sided Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  2
Black-throated Blue Warbler  2 including a male and a very confusing
dull immature female.
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1     Ratty looking juvenile.
Black-throated Green Warbler  5

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 9/7/19 1:35 pm
From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] But wait, there's more! (warblers in Webster)
When I returned home from the fun morning walk here in Webster there was a flock of warblers in my crabapples  which added for more species for a morning's total of 15 species for me in Webster.

The new ones for the morning were;
Northern Parula- several.
Tennessee- several.
Blackpoll- several.
Bay-breasted- one seen well enough to see the bay-colored flanks and dark legs and feet.

For the fall my yard tally is at 17 species of warblers and 20 species for Webster (no Yellow, Prairie nor Wilson's in my yard, yet).

Bob QuinnWebster, NH"Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth." Chief Seattle  

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Date: 9/7/19 1:22 pm
From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Webster warbler walk succesful
Elevenstalwart birders braved the gloomy forecast for a Capital Chapter walk in Webster for a morning fullof wonderful warblers, plus a few bonus birds.

Rob Woodward (residing outsideNH these days) and his famous “Dendroica Alley” at Elm Brook Park inWest Hopkinton have nothing on Webster’s now famous Knight’s Meadow Road,a.k.a “Setophaga Street” (check your warbler taxonomy if thesedescriptors puzzle you).

A nice tally of elevenwarbler species (many in the current genus Setophaga,hint, hint) entertained us, severalat eye level.
Just some of the highlightsincluded:A high-in-a-tree butvisible Nashville. Nattily attired Chestnut-sideds.Variable yet entertainingMagnolias. Subtle, varying to ratherbright Blackburnians, at eye level. Somewhat drab butflashing female-type Redstarts (the only true Setophaga in NH, IMPO). Captivating Black-throatedGreens in several styles. And a winsome Wilson’s,also at eye-level.

BONUS birds- A likely Yellow-billed Cuckoo callingat our gathering spot; a sedate Killdeer and a very close-by SolitarySandpiper plus three vocal Greater Yellowlegs at the marsh itself; aRed-shouldered Hawk; and a “teenage” Yellow-bellied Sapsuckerplacidly ignoring us.

Many thanks to all thesharp eyes and ears who helped make the morning a success.
See you here next year!
Bob QuinnWebster, NH"Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth." Chief Seattle  

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Date: 9/7/19 7:39 am
From: bikenbird via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] ***NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter Wednesday September 11 , 2019 Program CHANGE TO - Penguins, Pardalotes and Pademelons: Seeing Australia While Avoiding the Deadlier Species***
New HampshireAudubon Seacoast Chapter  Note: This is a program change(as advertised in the NH Audubon Afield and The Seacoast Chapter web site) from eBirdUpdate.                                WednesdaySeptember 11, 2019 7:30 pm Program - Penguins, Pardalotes and Pademelons: Seeing AustraliaWhile Avoiding the Deadlier Species         Australia conjures up images of deadlywildlife-crocodiles, snakes, rugby players and dangerous landscapes, but on hisrecent trip, Kurk Dorsey, Chair of the History Department at University of NewHampshire and invaluable Chapter member, encountered nothing more threateningthan a questionable meat pie. He and his family, however, saw lots of great(and very safe) wildlife and landscapes. Thisis the Seacoast Chapter annual business meeting for the election of executiveboard officers.      All are welcome to attend our WednesdaySeptember 11, 2019 program which is free of charge at the Seacoast ScienceCenter (wheelchair accessible), Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Boulevard,Rye NH (click here for Google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/mfnQT ) . Refreshmentsare at 7:00 PM. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM. Entrance doors will be locked at7:45 PM.  For more information see ourweb site at http://www.seacoastchapter.org/programs.Cancellations will be announced on http://www.seacoastchapter.org/programs  and this Google group.       Thank You! Dunkin’ of 802 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth,NH (603) 436-9717 donates hot coffee, creamer, cups, napkins, stir sticks forour programs. When you visit the location mention a thank you!    Al Stewart, Jr.

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Date: 9/6/19 6:29 pm
From: Diana S <wildlifenorth100...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Gull ID Help
Hello fellow bird lovers,

I could use some help identifying this gull species. I think these may be
juvenile Bonaparte's Gulls. Any informed birders out there... I could use
your input. Steve?
Anybody? Please see my eBird checklist below.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59531283

Thanks,

Diana Stephens

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Date: 9/6/19 3:47 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (06 Sep 2019) 37 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 06, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 9 28 29
Bald Eagle 2 7 7
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 13 15
Cooper's Hawk 1 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 13 32 34
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 2 2
Merlin 1 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 2 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 37 94 99
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Levi Burford

Observers: Amanda Kallenbach, Hillary Siener, Jim McCoy

Visitors:
There were 47 visitors to the watch today including 5 students and 2
teachers from the Souhegan High School who dared break away from the mayhem
in the parking lot to hear a little about raptor migration.


Weather:
Winds rose slightly during the day but remained within the 6 to 11 km
range all day. The clouds increased through the day would have provided a
good backdrop if the birds had gotten any height. Temps rose from the low
50s to the 60s but it never felt tremendously warm.

Raptor Observations:
Today's flight was better than I had expected. Despite the general cool
feeling, the moderate east wind ushered in a few birds, many of which came
from the northeast direction. Through the day small bursts of migrants
would come through, giving us some excitement at just the right times.

Of note today was our first Northern Harrier of the count season! It was
not a Gray Ghost so I guess we would call it a Brown Ghost?

In addition to the migrants noted there were the 2 resident Sharp-shinned
hawks playing with the ravens, 3 Turkey Vultures teetering around, 1
Red-tailed hawk making a short appearance, and 1 adult Bald Eagle.

Non-raptor Observations:
Some good birds surrounded us today. We had a Winter Wren kicking around in
near the platform all day. Another Cape May Warbler was spotted by Jim
McCoy. And a Double-crested Cormorant made a blazing pass through from east
to west over the ridge between Pack and North Pack.

There were 2 migrant Ruby-throated Hummingbirds today.

Also observed were 1 American Goldfinch, 1 Blue-headed Vireo, Juncos,
Black-capped Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuhatches...

Predictions:
Looks like tomorrow's forecast is for light rain tapering off in the
morning becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. The forecast also suggests
that winds might be veering from north to northwest and staying moderate in
strength. It will be interesting to see what these winds bring our way.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lbburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/6/19 3:14 pm
From: Sylvia Miskoe <sylviasmiskoe...>
Subject: [NHBirds] swallows
Last w/e the last swallow nest fledged and left the barn. There has only
been 1 family chirping madly for food. This is the latest they have stayed
for several years.
Apologies if I have already sent this, it's been a busy week.
Sylvia Miskoe

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Date: 9/6/19 3:05 pm
From: Jady Girlz <jadygirlz...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Re: Entitled Photog at the MIKI Nest
David, Al was not saying ALL photographers are breaking the law. I read
that he was referring to the 1 individual that did not obey the law.
Citizen is singular not plural in his comment.

On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 4:33 PM Jady Girlz <jadygirlz...> wrote:

> Well said Al! I don't know why people feel entitled to do obnoxious
> things with their big equipment. Absolutely no respect! I am glad you
> spoke up! I had a man
> actually take out his phone and start to play Mississippi Kite sounds. I
> told him that was not acceptable, he laughed and put his phone away. Good
> thing because he would have had it somewhere he would't want it!
>
>
> On Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6:21:22 AM UTC-4, alfredmaley wrote:
>>
>> Had some errands near Durham yesterday, so I thought I’d try for my
>> now-annual kite sighting. After finding a legal parking spot, I walked a
>> ways to the recommended observation spot. There the boisterous kitelet was
>> showing well and its mother showed up, circling around looking for
>> dragonflies and cicadas.
>>
>> I was about to leave when a car with MA plates drove up and parked on the
>> opposite side of the street, next to a No Parking sign. A man got out with
>> a camera and walked back to get an unobstructed view and started taking
>> pictures. Being cantankerous by nature, I yelled across the street “No
>> Parking signs don’t apply to you?” He turned and said “Well I’m only here
>> for a few minutes.”
>>
>> He took some more pictures and then returned to his car, opening the
>> driver-side door wide while he stored his camera. The polite drivers on the
>> street stopped to wait for the door to close, which it finally did.
>>
>> It always amazes me that the mere purchase of an expensive camera can
>> turn an otherwise law-abiding citizen into a scofflaw to whom the laws
>> don’t apply.
>>
>> Al Maley
>> Hampstead, NH
>>
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Date: 9/6/19 9:49 am
From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Webster warbler walk- Rain of shine?
Hi everyone (at least 12 people have contacted me),

 Webster Warbler walk,Saturday, September 7, 2019, 8:00 a.m. starting at the Webster ElementarySchool along Route 127 in Webster. Rain or shine?
Itsounds like we are likely to have both, RAIN and SHINE. Since I live only onemile away, I will be there. We might have to wait out a shower or two but ifthat is the case the birding might be good just after/between showers.

Sincemany people are coming from some distance it is entirely up to you whether youshow up or not. If you do show up make sure you have rain gear. And be prepared for the walk to be completely washed out.

PLEASE-no need to contact me further. I will start the proceedings at 8:00 a.m. withwhomever arrives and, if it rains, I will make a final decision on the spot.
Thankyou- Bob

Robert A. QuinnWebster, NH

"Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth." Chief Seattle  
Robert A. QuinnMerlin Wildlife Tours 603-746-2535 office 603-568-8582 cell 

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Date: 9/5/19 11:13 pm
From: Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Screech Owl Richmond
Tonight I heard my first ever screech Owl.winnies. since the bird was only
heard and not seen I cannot rule out a recording or good immitation.

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Date: 9/5/19 7:58 pm
From: 'Dan Hubbard' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Seacoast Chapter Pickering Ponds/Rochester WTP field trip 9/4 52 species 2 American Golden-Plovers
An amiable 17 birders joined me for a bird walk at Pickering Ponds and the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant yesterday. It was very quiet with very few warblers. Highlights were waterfowl, raptors, and shorebirds. A Merlin and a Cooper's Hawk terrorized the shorebirds at the WTP, but fortunately, not enough to discourage 2 American Golden-Plovers from providing excellent photo-ops. Thanks to Alan Murray for tallying species in lieu of my usual scribe Zeke Cornell who jilted me for Southern California birding. The trip list follows. Dan Hubbard, Rochester

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Mallard
American Black Duck
Green-winged Teal
Hooded Merganser
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
American Golden-Plover-2
Killdeer
Semi-palmated Plover-1
Least Sandpiper
Semi-palmated Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Cooper's Hawk-1
Bald Eagle
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Merlin-1
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Tree Swallow
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Gray Catbird
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Song Sparrow
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

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Date: 9/5/19 5:13 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (05 Sep 2019) 15 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 19 20
Bald Eagle 1 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 5 7
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 7 19 21
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 2 2
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 15 57 62
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Levi Burford

Observers: Kevin Murphy, Michael Burgess, Phil Brown

Visitors:
42 folks visited the watch today. Everyone was pleasant, no one was unruly.


Weather:
Strong winds steadily died down to near calm conditions today as 11am
rolled around. Some clouds built giving us a little more background to
watch against than the Blue Screen of Death. As the day continued a thin
veil of cirrus was pulled from behind us (to the south) northward. By the
end of the day there was only about 30 percent of the sky not showing any
clouds.

Raptor Observations:
I have to admit some disappointment in the numbers that we put up today.
Conditions seemed right but the birds just didn't want to fly yet I guess.

Bald eagles noted as migrants were both young, being 1st or 2nd year
birds.

In addition to the migrants noted there were 2 young Sharp-shinned Hawks
that continue to hang out and harass the ravens from time to time. Also
noted were 3 non-migrant Turkey Vultures, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, and 1
near-adult Bald Eagle.

Non-raptor Observations:
There were two surprises from the platform today. The first came in the
form of an Olive-sided Flycatcher that teed up in several spruces, before
flying over our heads and to the west. It looked to be feeding. The second
surprise was a young Indigo bunting that still had color on the sides of
its mouth. Phil was talking to it in its native tongue and it was
responding.

Also observed were many Yellow-rumped warbler, three Cape May warblers, and
one Black-throated Green warbler.

Also, also observed were your typical Pileated Woodpecker (1),
Golden-crowned Kinglet (1), Red-breasted Nuthatches (5), Red-eyed Vireo
(1), and American Goldfinch (1).

There were 2 Chimney Swifts and 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds that flew
through on their way south.

Predictions:
It looks like tomorrow's high temperatures are supposed to remain cool,
like today. However the winds are forecast to shift to hit us more from the
east. The strength with which it hits might determine the flight tomorrow.
Note, though, that historically Pack doesn't do too well with east winds.

The forecast for Saturday is more interesting. With Dorian forecast to be
sitting off the Atlantic coast the winds are forecast to be more northern.
We'll see what that brings.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lbburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/5/19 4:23 pm
From: Sylvia Miskoe <sylviasmiskoe...>
Subject: [NHBirds] barn swallows
The last swallow nest is empty as of last Friday. This is the latest
nesting in a very long time. It all depends on when the first nest fledges
and the 2nd one starts. The barn is quiet.
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord NH

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Date: 9/5/19 12:08 pm
From: Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Durham warblers
Birders
I had a couple of interesting warbler encounters recently. Yesterday I had a Blue-winged Warbler singing on Fogg Drive in Durham. Today, I heard a noise at the window on the 4th floor of Horton hall on campus; I looked out and there was a beautiful Tennessee Warbler sitting on the ledge, about as close as I've ever been to that species. Sadly it was stunned, but it flew off on its own power shortly thereafter, so I'm hoping it's OK.

Kurk Dorsey
Durham

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Date: 9/5/19 12:04 pm
From: Mascoma Chapter NH Audubon <mascomabirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Fall Event Schedule Now Posted
Please visit www.mascomabirds.org to view our upcoming slate of birding
events for the fall season.

The first one is to take place on Saturday, September 14 beginning 7:00
a.m. when Mascoma Chapter Steering Committee member and Orford resident
Jeff MacQueen leads a visit to Orford's Richmond Conservation Land and
other nearby bird watching hot spots.

More details on the Chapter website.
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Date: 9/5/19 7:50 am
From: <fernw...> <fernw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Can't figure out where to park for the swan
Here is a link to a Trail Guide that has directions to parking on Patten
Hill Road as well as other information about Emerson.
http://www.nhaudubon.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Abe-Emerson-Marsh-Trail-Guide.pdf

On Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 4:25:28 PM UTC-4, Ducky Darrick wrote:
>
> I traveled it to Candia to see the swan a table Emerson but I can't figure
> out where to park to actually look at it.I googled directions to ABE
> Emerson Marsh and it only gave me directions on how to get to a place on
> the interstate where you pull over in the breakdown Lane overlooking it
> there was absolutely no place that I could park and get out and Google
> won't tell me of any such place.

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Date: 9/5/19 7:19 am
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Seacoast Chapter NHA Pelagic - Monday, October 14 - register now!
In past years October pelagic trips out of Rye harbor have ventured into
MA, NH, and ME waters (which state's waters we visit depends on where the
birds are) and have turned up interesting birds including four species of
Shearwater (Great, Manx, Cory’s, and Sooty), 2 species of Phalarope
(Red-necked and Red), 3 species of Jaeger (Parasitic, Long-tailed,
Pomarine), two species of Storm-petrel (Wilson’s and Leach’s), Northern
Fulmar, and other species such as Black Tern, Sabine’s Gull and Lesser
Black-backed Gull. (As with any trip no bird species is guaranteed or
should to be expected!). The Seacoast Chapter of NH Audubon is organizing
an all day trip on Monday, October 14th out of Rye Harbor aboard the MV
Granite State. The cost is $75 per person to cover fuel, boat time, and
high-quality fish-based chum. So join us to see what birds we might find on
an October Pelagic!

Additional details below:

WHEN: Monday, October 14th - Meet dockside in Rye Harbor at 7:30AM for an
8:00 departure aboard the MV Granite State, with Captain Pete Reynolds.
We'll spend all day at sea, searching for birds, and return to harbor
around 5pm. Steve Mirick and Ben Griffith will be calling out birds and
many other experienced pelagic birders will be on board to help call out
and chum for birds. Parking at Rye Harbor costs $5 per car and is not
included in the trip cost. Participants are encouraged to carpool.

WHAT TO BRING: Binoculars!!! If you would like to bring a field guide, feel
free, but there should be some on board already. If you have a camera,
bring it and all necessary supplies. Snacks and a lunch are suggested along
with ample water as we’ll be at sea for many hours. There is a small galley
on board which serves snacks and beverages. Weather at sea is generally
slightly cooler than weather on shore so please check the forecast and be
prepared. Rain gear (for spray or drizzle), sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat
are recommended. Take motion-sickness pills if you're vulnerable to
seasickness an hour prior to departure.

REGISTRATION: You MUST REGISTER in advance for this trip – to do so please
by emailing David Blezard at *<dblezard...> <dblezard...>* or
603-343-1223. After registration please allow 24-48 hours for confirmation
via email.

COST: Cost is $75 per person. Payment must be received before the trip or
you may lose your spot! Address to send your payment (cash or check) will
be provided upon registration. Ticket price covers boat fuel, crew time,
and chum. Leaders are experts who are volunteering their time. The amount
of chum will depend on number of participants as the cost of chum adds up
quickly.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Any cancellation made within 7 days of the trip is
non-refundable. Exceptions will be made if you find an alternate for your
slot and if your cancellation does not result in bringing the trip roster
below the minimum number to fund the boat.

We hope you will join us!

Kyle Wilmarth
Plaistow, NH

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Date: 9/4/19 7:08 pm
From: Ducky Darrick <dadams...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Can't figure out where to park for the swan
Thank you everyone

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Date: 9/4/19 6:30 pm
From: Jennifer Frost -Dunbarton <jennfrost67...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Info on the Trumpeter Swan
As there seems to be an increased interest in the Trumpeter Swan I wanted
to share the following information:
This summer I have been in contact with the Director of the North American
Trumpeter society ( Plymouth Minnesota) Margaret Smith, when I reported
the Swan seen at the Abe Emerson Marsh.She responded that she was unable
to tell from the picture I sent her. if this swan is a male or female.She
stated that Trumpeter Swans turn white their 2nd summer but are not old
enough to breed until 3-6 yrs old. Her guess is that this Swan is an
immature sub adult that found it's way here. She also stated that the area
where it is now may be a possible future nesting area,time will tell. She
also said that these Swans usually spend time with other Swans in the
winter when new pairs form and that sub adults often hang around together
in the summer too but not always.It could be that this swan likes this
area, feels safe,has food etc. If it spends the summer here, it may imprint
on this area. She explained that when it does find a mate,where it goes to
nest depends on the gender and the age as to which one picks the nesting
territory. She then states, "so your NH swan is making history"! She would
like to be kept informed on when it leaves in the fall and any pics we
would like to send that she uses for educational purposes will be credited
to who takes them. She stated that a documentary filmmaker ,"Steve
Harryman" is hoping to come here to film this swan for the Trumpeter
society as the first NH sighting.( I don't know if he has already come or
not, I just emailed Margaret to ask her)
Please explore the fabulous,informative website for the Trumpeter Society.
It provides a wealth of information on Trumpeter Swans, and has
heartwarming stories/pictures sent in about sightings called: "My Swan
story".
Also, see the trailer for "The return of the Trumpeter Swans" a documentary
filmed by Steve Harryman it is lovely.
Jennifer Frost
Dunbarton

website: trumpeterswansociety.org


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Date: 9/4/19 5:55 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (04 Sep 2019) 2 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 15 16
Bald Eagle 1 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 12 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 2 42 47
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:15:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Levi Burford

Visitors:
10 visitors today on a day threatened with weather.


Weather:
A moderate, steady wind from the southwest carried enough moisture to
hamper visibility for much of the day. I could never really see beyond the
Camel Humps and several times visibility was reduced to just North Pack. It
was a storm cloud butting in that ended the count today. It crushing the
visibility and leaving me soaked.

Raptor Observations:
Levi Burford was the official Counter today. Please bear with us until Levi
gets added as an official counter to Pack Monadnock on hawcount.

There were just two migrants today coming from the large class of raptors.
Both the Osprey and the Bald Eagle followed similar flight paths, hugging
North Pack and then the ridge below it very closely.

Non-migratory birds included: 1 resident young Sharp-shinned Hawk that
came off the ridge to dogfight with the ravens, and 1 adult Cooper's Hawk
that was clearly commuting northward over the ridge and east of North Pack.
Also cruising the air searching for bad smells were two Turkey Vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor migrants today included 1 Chimney Swift, 4 Tree Swallows, and 4
Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.

The warbler party was just Yellow-rumped and one Black-throated Green.

Predictions:
Tomorrow has good potential for a little wave of migrants. Light north
winds and mostly sunny! If this was forecast during the historic bubble of
Broad-wingeds (September 10-25), I would be doing warm up exercises with my
tally counter thumb.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320


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Date: 9/4/19 3:45 pm
From: 'JOANN O SHAUGHNESSY' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Can't figure out where to park for the swan
The NH AUDUBON site has directions.
The swan was visible yesterday and today.
Good Luck!
JoAnn O’Shaughnessy

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> On Sep 4, 2019, at 5:19 PM, Jcgreardon <jcgreardon...> wrote:
>
> Sometimes it's in a part of the marsh that you can't see from parking area. I only ever see it when I'm driving 101 East, and that's not every day.
>
>
>> On Sep 4, 2019 at 4:25 PM, <Ducky Darrick> wrote:
>>
>> I traveled it to Candia to see the swan a table Emerson but I can't figure out where to park to actually look at it.I googled directions to ABE Emerson Marsh and it only gave me directions on how to get to a place on the interstate where you pull over in the breakdown Lane overlooking it there was absolutely no place that I could park and get out and Google won't tell me of any such place.
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Date: 9/4/19 3:28 pm
From: Jcgreardon <jcgreardon...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Can't figure out where to park for the swan



I'm curious if anyone knows why the swan is alone? I thought they mated for life.









>
> On Sep 4, 2019 at 5:28 PM, <Jon Woolf (mailto:<jsw...>)> wrote:
>
>
> Here are directions to the parking area at Abe Emerson Marsh:
>
> 1) Whether traveling east or west on Rte 101, get off at exit 3. At the T-intersection at the end of the off ramp, turn right. This will take you past an Irving station on the left.
>
> 2) A little ways farther there's a Y-intersection. Take the right branch of the Y. (Main St.)
>
> 3) Pass Chester Road on the right, then turn right on Patten Hill Road.
>
> 4) On Patten Hill Road, you'll cross the Rockingham Rail Trail, then cross over the outflow stream from the marsh. Maybe 200 yards farther on, you'll come to a dirt driveway on the right and a small dirt parking lot - big enough for maybe 5 cars, but no more. If you cross under Rte 101, you went too far.
>
> From the parking lot, you can scan most of the marsh. You can also walk back to the Rail Trail and turn left (west); there are places along the trail that give a decent view of the back part of the marsh.
>
> Wear hiking clothes and heavy shoes, and don't forget bug spray. :-)
>
> -- Jon Woolf
> Manchester, NH
>
> At 05:00 PM 9/4/2019, Sallie Barker wrote:
>
> > My husband and I just went through the exact same ordeal last evening! We did finally discover a trail by Stump Road (children’s learning center across road) at 7 PM, thanks to Brent Baker’s observance on 9/2 in Candia NH on eBird’s location map. After all that, unlike Disney’s perfect world, there was no swan in sight!
> > Sallie Barker
> >
> > Sent from my iPhone
> >
> > > On Sep 4, 2019, at 4:25 PM, Ducky Darrick <dadams...> wrote:
> > >
> > > I traveled it to Candia to see the swan a table Emerson but I can't figure out where to park to actually look at it.I googled directions to ABE Emerson Marsh and it only gave me directions on how to get to a place on the interstate where you pull over in the breakdown Lane overlooking it there was absolutely no place that I could park and get out and Google won't tell me of any such place.
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Date: 9/4/19 3:26 pm
From: Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Plaice Cove
N. Gannet - counted 36 individuals in a single scan at 5 PM, with a few only 100 yards off shore.

Semipalmated SP and Semipalmated Plovers continue to congregate on the rubble at high tide. Numbers are diminishing but still a few hundred individuals, mostly plovers. No Westerns.

Rich Aaronian

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Date: 9/4/19 2:29 pm
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Can't figure out where to park for the swan
Here are directions to the parking area at Abe Emerson Marsh:

1) Whether traveling east or west on Rte 101, get off at exit 3. At
the T-intersection at the end of the off ramp, turn right. This will
take you past an Irving station on the left.

2) A little ways farther there's a Y-intersection. Take the right
branch of the Y. (Main St.)

3) Pass Chester Road on the right, then turn right on Patten Hill
Road.

4) On Patten Hill Road, you'll cross the Rockingham Rail Trail, then
cross over the outflow stream from the marsh. Maybe 200 yards farther
on, you'll come to a dirt driveway on the right and a small dirt
parking lot - big enough for maybe 5 cars, but no more. If you cross
under Rte 101, you went too far.

From the parking lot, you can scan most of the marsh. You can also
walk back to the Rail Trail and turn left (west); there are places
along the trail that give a decent view of the back part of the
marsh.

Wear hiking clothes and heavy shoes, and don't forget bug spray. :-)

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH

At 05:00 PM 9/4/2019, Sallie Barker wrote:

My husband and I just went through the exact same ordeal last
evening! We did finally discover a trail by Stump Road
(children’s learning center across road) at 7 PM, thanks to
Brent Baker’s observance on 9/2 in Candia NH on
eBird’s location map. After all that, unlike
Disney’s perfect world, there was no swan in sight!
Sallie Barker

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 4, 2019, at 4:25 PM, Ducky Darrick
<dadams...> wrote:
>
> I traveled it to Candia to see the swan a table Emerson but I
can't figure out where to park to actually look at it.I googled
directions to ABE Emerson Marsh and it only gave me directions on
how to get to a place on the interstate where you pull over in the
breakdown Lane overlooking it there was absolutely no place that I
could park and get out and Google won't tell me of any such place.
>
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Date: 9/4/19 2:19 pm
From: Jcgreardon <jcgreardon...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Can't figure out where to park for the swan



Sometimes it's in a part of the marsh that you can't see from parking area. I only ever see it when I'm driving 101 East, and that's not every day.







>
> On Sep 4, 2019 at 4:25 PM, <Ducky Darrick (mailto:<dadams...>)> wrote:
>
>
>
> I traveled it to Candia to see the swan a table Emerson but I can't figure out where to park to actually look at it.I googled directions to ABE Emerson Marsh and it only gave me directions on how to get to a place on the interstate where you pull over in the breakdown Lane overlooking it there was absolutely no place that I could park and get out and Google won't tell me of any such place.
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Date: 9/4/19 2:00 pm
From: Sallie Barker <salliebarker...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Can't figure out where to park for the swan
My husband and I just went through the exact same ordeal last evening! We did finally discover a trail by Stump Road (children’s learning center across road) at 7 PM, thanks to Brent Baker’s observance on 9/2 in Candia NH on eBird’s location map. After all that, unlike Disney’s perfect world, there was no swan in sight!
Sallie Barker

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 4, 2019, at 4:25 PM, Ducky Darrick <dadams...> wrote:
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> I traveled it to Candia to see the swan a table Emerson but I can't figure out where to park to actually look at it.I googled directions to ABE Emerson Marsh and it only gave me directions on how to get to a place on the interstate where you pull over in the breakdown Lane overlooking it there was absolutely no place that I could park and get out and Google won't tell me of any such place.
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Date: 9/4/19 1:25 pm
From: Ducky Darrick <dadams...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Can't figure out where to park for the swan
I traveled it to Candia to see the swan a table Emerson but I can't figure out where to park to actually look at it.I googled directions to ABE Emerson Marsh and it only gave me directions on how to get to a place on the interstate where you pull over in the breakdown Lane overlooking it there was absolutely no place that I could park and get out and Google won't tell me of any such place.

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Date: 9/3/19 7:44 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (03 Sep 2019) 14 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 14 15
Bald Eagle 2 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 3 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2 12 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 4 4

Total: 14 40 45
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Henry Walters, Julie Brown

Observers: Cynthia Nichols, Jami Bascom, Janet Delaney, John Avila,
Jon Creamer, Tom Baillio, Tom Delaney

Visitors:
Many thanks to all observers, especially Tom and Janet Delaney, for the
joint effort in keeping the skies covered today. 35 visitors all told.


Weather:
Beautiful summer day, temperatures in the 70s, light winds from the WNW.
Excellent visibility, and some large cumulus clouds built during the
morning hours, making for optimal viewing. With such good conditions,
though, the birds don't have much incentive to get out of Dodge.

Raptor Observations:
A merlin grabbing dragonflies on the wing was a highlight around midday; at
two points the local broad-wings also seemed to be getting in on the
dragonfly-hunting, though it was hard to tell whether they were meeting
with any success. Adult and juvenile bald eagles passed near the summit
within a few minutes of each other.

Non-raptor Observations:
Cape May, Magnolia, and plenty of Yellow-rumped Warblers about. Scarlet
Tanager, Common Loon, and Barn Swallow (6) also spotted in transit.

Predictions:
Warm, with southwest winds expected to pick up. The early trickle of
ospreys shouldn't be daunted, though.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Henry Walters (<walters.henry...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320


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Date: 9/3/19 6:51 pm
From: 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 870 Nights Powder Mill Pond
We had quite an afternoon on Powder Mill Pond. Starting at 3:30 pm clouds of nighthawks gathered over the pond, at first rising on thermals silhouetted against the cumulous clouds, reminding us of Broad-winged Hawks. Then more groups came and swarmed over the pond feeding on the big ant hatch. Ants were landing on us as we watched and from 3:30 to 5:30 the sky was continuously filled with nighthawks, totaling 870 birds. Then they were gone and had moved south. The air had become less humid, the breeze had picked up a little and the big cumulous had dissipated.
Lillian and Don Stokes
Hancock

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Date: 9/3/19 1:05 pm
From: 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nighthawks now, 400 over Powder Mill Pond
We just had large groups of nighthawks rising on thermals since 3:30 pm. looking like broadwings. Ants are dispersing.
Get out and look tonight.
Lillian and Don Stokes
Hancock

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Date: 9/3/19 11:28 am
From: 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 292 nighthawks Powder Mill Pond
Last night we had 292 Common Nighthawks at Powder Mill Pond. All came after 6:30 pm. Many stayed and feed for a time. All headed south.
Also moving north in a long group at that time were 800 + blackbirds, mainly grackles.
Then a lone Solitary Sandpiper flew over.
Lillian and Don Stokes
Hancock

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Date: 9/2/19 5:18 pm
From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Tennessee Warblers in Webster
A decent flock of warblers and vireos today in Webster (between showers) was highlighted by numbers rather than species diversity, but the Tennessee Warblers were nice.

Highlights: Common Loon- calling as it flew over during the heaviest rain!Eastern Wood-Pewee- one or two daily.Red-eyed Vireo- at least 15. Every other bird seemed to be a ReVi.Blue-headed Vireo- two. Not a daily sighting here.
Ovenbird- one seen in a tall Hemlock.
Tennessee Warbler- at least two. Not only my FOS but my first local "budworm" species for the season too.
Chestnut-sided Warbler- all first year female-types.
B&W Warbler- at least four, including one adult male; most fall birds here are in female-type plumage.Black-throated Green Warbler- at least a dozen.
Canada Warbler- two.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak- one immature. An uncommon fall migrant here.

Conspicuous by their absence today- Redstart, Black-throated Blue, and Blackburnian.

Bob QuinnWebstah, NH


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Date: 9/2/19 4:04 pm
From: Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Red Crossbill(s)
Yesterday, I took some guests on a hike up Mt. Kearsarge North (N. Conway\Bartlett area) for the terrific views from the peak. While the birding along the trail was fairly quiet, I did have two calling Red Crossbills on the way up on the ~south side of the mountain and then on the way down another calling in flight on the ~north side of the mountain. My guess is two birds, possibly three. Unfortunately, I could not get my mobile out in time to record the calls.

Charlie Nims
Bartlett, NH

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Date: 9/2/19 4:01 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Odiorne SHOREBIRD BONANZA!
The cove north of the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point State
Park, is THE hot spot along the coast for shorebirds right now.  The
birds are working the shoreline within a few hours of high tide.
Ballpark numbers from this afternoon as follows:

Semipalmated Plover - Only a few
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 350 (almost 100% juveniles)
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER - 1 juvenile new today
WESTERN SANDPIPER - 2 juveniles continue
Least Sandpiper - Only a few
Bonaparte's Gull - 200 in a beautiful squabbling flock

If you have the chance, check it out.  You can watch from close range at
your leisure from the shoreline trail or you can creep down into the
mucky seaweed and watch them feed from very close!

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 9/2/19 2:20 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, September 2, 2019
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, September 2nd,
2019.



3 MISSISSIPPI KITE breeding territories, one each in Durham, Newmarket, and
Stratham were established this year. The easiest birds to see are in Durham,
usually along Madbury Road near Maple Street, and they were last reported
there on September 2nd.



A TRUMPETER SWAN was discovered at NH Audubon’s Abe Emerson Marsh in Candia
on April 13th and continues being seen. It was last reported on September
1st.



A POMARINE JAEGER was seen offshore at Jeffrey’s Ledge on August 30th.



A LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen in the Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area
on August 31st, and a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at Odiorne Point State Park
in Rye on September 2nd.



9 WESTERN SANDPIPERS were seen along the coast on September 1st.



A RED-NECKED GREBE was reported from First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg on
August 30th.



2 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, 5 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, and 2 GLOSSY
IBIS were seen in coastal Seabrook on August 29th.



A GREAT EGRET was seen in Concord and 1 was seen in Errol during the past
week.



A MOURNING WARBLER was seen in Manchester on August 27th, and CAPE MAY
WARBLERS were seen in Peterborough and Stoddard on August 31st.



There was an unconfirmed report of a BREWSTER’S WARBLER from Jaffrey on
September 1st.



A DICKCISSEL was reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on September 1st,
and 1 was reported from Pittsburg during the past week.



2 BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS were seen in Whitefield on August 31st, and a
SPRUCE GROUSE was seen on East Inlet Road in Pittsburg on the 30th.

RED CROSSBILLS and WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported from Pittsburg
during the past week, and RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Pack Monadnock
in Peterborough, and Pitcher Mountain in Stoddard on August 31st.



COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were reported migrating south all during the past week
with high counts of 806 on August 27th and 670 on the 29th, in Concord.
There were additional reports of note from Milan, Canaan, Exeter,
Peterborough, Keene, and Pembroke.



RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough. Be sure to
visit this observatory during this fall season to help out with the count!



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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Date: 9/2/19 12:18 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (02 Sep 2019) 0 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 10 11
Bald Eagle 0 1 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 3
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 12
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 0 26 31
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Katrina Fenton, Kim Snyder, Levi Burford

Visitors:
50 people showed up on this Labor Day holiday Monday.


Weather:
The rain in the forecast pushed back and the morning was actually quite
nice. Fully overcast, the cloud ceiling was high allowing for good viewing,
but the winds were from the southwest- the wrong direction for
southwestward travel. The count ended at 2pm with the onslaught of rain.

Raptor Observations:
Levi Burford was the official counter for the day.

None dared the headwind nor the impending rain this morning. Any early
migrant either hunkered down or chose a different flight path to get
southward today.

Non-raptor Observations:
A nice, small mixed flock of warblers, vireos, and chickadees moved through
the mixed deciduous/coniferous forest beside the platform. Observed were 2
Blue-headed Vireo, 1 Red-eyed Vireo, 5 Yellow-rumped Warbler, 2 American
Redstarts, and 8 Black-capped Chickadee. Also observed today were 14 Juncos
and 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches. The special bird of the day was a RED
CROSSBILL that was relatively close but never close enough to see from the
platform. This is not the first time that I have heard them up at the hawk
watch platform this year. I wonder how long they will hang around?

Migrant Ruby-throated Hummingbirds:5

Predictions:
With tomorrow's weather looking like a warm one with very light wind it
could be a good day for a little push of migrants.It is still early,
however, for the bulk of the broad-winged migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lbburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/2/19 12:12 pm
From: Steven Lamonde <slamonde...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Southbound through Jaffrey
Hi Chris,

From your description, it sounds as though the bird could be Brewster's
Warbler! If the bird has a white throat, I'd put my money on a
first-generation hybrid between a Golden-winged Warbler and Blue-winged
Warbler. If the throat was yellow, in addition to the breast, this could
indicate that the bird is a Brewster's x Blue-winged Warbler
(2nd-generation backcross), although multiple combinations of
Golden-winged, Blue-winged, and hybrid parentage could create this
particular plumage pattern.

The genetics behind Blue-winged Warblers and Golden-winged Warblers is
somewhat complicated, yet leads to a variety of fascinating hybrid plumage
variations. For anyone interested in learning more, I invite you to read
this article on identifying "winged-warblers"
<https://vt.audubon.org/sites/default/files/static_pages/attachments/winged-warblers._how_to_tell_a_pure_species_from_a_hybrid._7-10-19e.pdf>
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On Mon, Sep 2, 2019 at 10:09 AM Chris Heys <chris.p.heys...> wrote:

>
> Warblers are passing through heading south this week. I’ve had a number of
> species moving through.
>
> Yesterday I had what I believe must’ve been a Brewster’s Warbler at my
> farm in Jaffrey. It’s a species I am not very familiar with but I struggle
> to make it into anything else. Yellow wing bars, yellow breast, bright
> white under tail coverts. Generally olive above being brighter yellow on
> the cap. Strong facial pattern....
>
> Does anyone have suggestions about what other fall warbler this could be?
>
> Also, yellow bellies sap sucker(s) are showing themselves again after
> their summer absence.
>
> Good birding.
>
> Chris Heys
>
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Date: 9/2/19 7:09 am
From: Chris Heys <chris.p.heys...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Southbound through Jaffrey

Warblers are passing through heading south this week. I’ve had a number of species moving through.

Yesterday I had what I believe must’ve been a Brewster’s Warbler at my farm in Jaffrey. It’s a species I am not very familiar with but I struggle to make it into anything else. Yellow wing bars, yellow breast, bright white under tail coverts. Generally olive above being brighter yellow on the cap. Strong facial pattern....

Does anyone have suggestions about what other fall warbler this could be?

Also, yellow bellies sap sucker(s) are showing themselves again after their summer absence.

Good birding.

Chris Heys

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Date: 9/1/19 9:26 pm
From: Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks: Sat 101; Sun 160
Kathleen Brockett wrangled the last two evenings of nighthawk migration and
had other folks helping scan the skies. There were two Bald Eagles each
evening and still plenty of Chimney Swifts. Sunday was particularly nice
with nighthawks flying directly overhead—something that doesn’t seem to
happen often enough.

Zeke Cornell
thanking all the able assistance from somewhere out on the Pacific Ocean

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Date: 9/1/19 6:31 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Sep 2019) 26 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 10 10 11
Bald Eagle 1 1 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 3
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 10 10 12
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 3 3

Total: 26 26 31
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Andre Moraes, Katrina Fenton, Mike Gebo

Visitors:
187 visitors came down to the hawk watch platform today and asked good
questions.


Weather:
A tough day to dress for, the weather depended on whether the sun was
behind a cloud or not. The temp rose from from 55 degrees with a little
wind to 68 with barely any wind. Thermal production seemed to be ramping up
at 10:40 (9:40 EST) but was squashed by building clouds in about an hour or
so.

Raptor Observations:
Levi Burford was the official counter today.

The raptor migration day started at 10:40 when the Broad-wingeds,
Sharp-shinned Hawks, Cooper's Hawks and Ospreys started moving southward.
There was a mid-day lull and the day ended with a late Osprey push. Still,
numbers were pretty low.

Bald Eagle during the 1-2pm hour was a juvenile and I watched it move
convincingly south.

Non-raptor Observations:
While radar last night gave us reason to believe that today's trees would
be filled with warblers, we were met at 7:00 am (6:00 EST) by Dark-eyed
Juncos and Yellow-rumped Warblers.

An additional Black-throated Green was observed as well as two Cape May
Warblers. Other birds included Red-breasted Nuthatch, Blue Jays, 1 Pileated
Woodpecker. 1 Red-eyed vireo, and one Purple Finch. Special mention should
go to two Chimney Swifts, one of which had a Ruby-throated Hummingbird
harassing it. I've never seen a Chimney Swift flare its tail!

Predictions:
Tomorrow's forecast looks iffy for hawk watching. I am planning on arriving
for 9am but am slightly doubtful that I will even be setting up at all
tomorrow. Rain makes for poor visibility up on the mountain and renders
hawk watching pointless. Right now the forecast looks best for Thursday,
although that is still a few days out right now. Light winds and northern
wind might help usher the raptors south in moderate numbers. But, you know
how weather forecasts are...
========================================================================
Report submitted by Levi Burford (<lbburford...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320


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Date: 9/1/19 5:08 pm
From: David Lipsy <dlipsy...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] FW: Bird photographer event, Please let anyone interested know
Should be very interesting… Tina is extremely talented!!


David Lipsy
Eagle Eye Photography
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Nature & Sports Photographic Services
Concord, NH




> On Aug 31, 2019, at 9:36 PM, Jon Woolf <jsw...> wrote:
>
> Posted with the moderator's permission:
>
> I know we have a lot of bird photographers here, so I thought this might interest y'all:
>
>>
>> From: Jill Kyle [ mailto:<jhkyle...> <mailto:<jhkyle...>]
>> Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2019 6:41 PM
>> To: mac <mac...>
>> Cc: Tanya Hervey <tanya...>
>> Subject: Bird photographer event, Please let anyone interested know
>>
>>
>> Hello Mac,
>>
>> I stopped by the NH Audubon in Auburn today to see if I could help publicize an event and I talked with Bevery. I am part of the NHPPA, New Hampshire Professional photographers Association and we wanted to let people know we are hosting a bird photographer to speak at our September meeting. Everyone is invited. Dinner is included at the Derryfield and the cost is only $25.
>>
>> Please if you can, help spread the word about this program. We are trying to expand our membership and we would greatly appreciate the publicity. I know this will be a really good event and of great interest to all bird photographers of all levels.
>>
>> NHPPA is a Non Profit Organization. Our main focus is the education of our membership.
>>
>> Best Regards,
>>
>> <2d1bf15d.jpeg>
>>
>>
>> Jill Kyle
>>
>> Jill Kyle Photography
>> Mobile: 603 289-9504
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>> . <http://jillkylephoto.com/> jillkylephoto.com <http://www.jillkylephoto.com/> Facebook <https://www.facebook.com/JillKylePhotography/> Instagram <https://www.instagram.com/jillkylephotography/>
>> Commercial and Family Photography, specializing in
>> Portraits | Product | Studio and Natural light | Interior and Architectural Photography
>>
>>
>> Auburn, NH
>> Fully Insured
>> Certified UAS Federal Aviation Administration Drone Pilot
>> Certified Professional Photographer with Professional Photographers of America
>> Director for the Governing Board for New Hampshire Professional Photographers Association
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Date: 9/1/19 10:20 am
From: Jane Hills <jhbird...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Massabesic Audubon Center today
Early this morning I walked around the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn.
I saw/heard no migrants, so I guess we'll have to wait for them to make
their way south. Here's my list for the hour I was present:



Common Loon (adult and juvenile) I first saw the adult making a series of
one-note contact calls and those calls stopped when the juvenile showed up

Double-crested Cormorant (2)

Canada Goose (1)

Ring-billed Gull (6)

Wild Turkey (about 15 adults and juveniles in the road)

Pileated Woodpecker (2)

Hairy Woodpecker (1)

Downy Woodpecker (2)

American Crow (1)

Blue Jay (1 heard)

Black-capped Chickadee (3 heard)

White-breasted Nuthatch (3 heard)

House Wren (5)

Gray Catbird (3)

Eastern Bluebird (1 heard)

Veery (2 heard)

Common Yellowthroat (1)

House Sparrow X

Northern Cardinal (3)

House Finch X

Goldfinch (several heard)

Chipping Sparrow (6)



Good birding to all on this beautiful September 1!



Jane Hills

Manchester, NH

jhbird(at)myfairpoint(dot)net



"We are all environmentalists now, but we are not all planetists. An
environmentalist realizes that nature has its pleasures and deserves
respect. A planetist puts the earth ahead of the earthlings." --William
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Date: 8/31/19 8:02 pm
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] CT Lakes and other north country sightings, 8/26-30

I led a multi-day nature tour to the Connecticut LakesRegion of northern NH with several other birders this week. Our group was basedin Pittsburg for four nights and focused mainly on this northern border town,but we also explored parts of Pondicherry, Lake Umbagog, the Colebrook areagrasslands, and even over the VT border into Moose Bog.

We tallied 94 species of birds including several targetboreal bird species - the highlights being a cooperative and stunning maleSpruce Grouse on East Inlet Road (near MM 3), close and lengthy looks atmultiple groups of Boreal Chickadees in Pittsburg, both Red and White-winged (morecommon) Crossbills, a Black-backed Woodpecker and Palm Warbler at Moose Bog(VT), and an Olive-sided Flycatcher on Scott Bog Road. Other notable species ofthe trip included a flyover Dickcissel at First Connecticut Lake, a continuing GreatEgret along the Magalloway River south of the Umbagog NWR headquarters, asingle remaining Cliff Swallow along Tabor Road in Pittsburg, and a beautifulbreeding-plumage Red-necked Grebe on First Connecticut Lake.

Waterfowl were seen in good numbers, especially on LakeUmbagog, where we observed several family groups of Ring-necked Ducks, a CommonGoldeneye, and many other species from an evening boat tour. Raptors put in agood showing, too, with Northern Harrier (juvenile confirmed from one locationwith Chris Martin, and two others seen with Dave Govatski at Pondicherry), aswell as young of Merlin, American Kestrel, and Bald Eagle.

While many of the species we saw were area residents, fallmigration was very much underway. Warblers were moving through in mixed feedingflocks and were evident in good numbers most days (and nights) with 16 speciesobserved, but strangely, very few ‘spruce budworm’ specialists.

In addition to fantastic birds, our group enjoyed greatweather, scenery, and the night sky in one of the darkest parts of the state,as well as good looks at several species of mammals (but no moose), amphibiansincluding Mink Frog, insect life including butterflies, dragonflies and moths,and numerous wildflowers and interesting bog plants.
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Date: 8/31/19 7:40 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (31 Aug 2019) 5 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 31, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 2 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 5 5 5
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 12:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Andre Moraes, Cliff Otto, Katrina Fenton, Mike Gebo

Visitors:
86 visitors came to admire the view from the platform today and were
greeted by a small hawk watching contingent.


Weather:
It was a warm but lightly windy day at the platform. Winds were a tad bit
high for thermal production, but were coming from the right direction to
entice migrants wanting to use orographic updraft as a source of lift.
Still, there were few takers. I guess it is still early.

Raptor Observations:
Levi Burford was the official counter today.

There was a lot of action at the Observatory today! However, the majority
of it was by a non-migrant Merlin and two young Sharp-shinned Hawks, all
exercising their wings on each other or the poor Ravens.

We did have a few migrants though. Several Broad-wingeds, Several Sharpies,
and a female Osprey moved on southward today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Yellow-rumped Warblers graced moved through the trees as did Black-capped
Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatches, and ubiquitous Cedar Waxwings. Juncos
were a wonderful sight. They have probably been waiting for the feeding
routine to start.

Predictions:
Tomorrow kicks off our official season at the Pack Monadnock Raptor
Observatory! The forecast calls for light winds out of the Southeast. There
might be some migrants willing to succumb to the feel of the southward pull
in these conditions but it is still early for a great flight. The following
three days don't look great for migrants but the long-term forecast after
Wednesday's front moving through shows promise. Cooler weather and northern
winds might bring the first real push.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320


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Date: 8/31/19 6:36 pm
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] FW: Bird photographer event, Please let anyone interested know
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Date: 8/31/19 1:19 pm
From: David Govatski <david.govatski...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black-backed Woodpeckers in Whitefield
On Saturday afternoon Kathi and I saw 2 Black-backed Woodpeckers at the Pondicherry NWR. The location was along a dirt road known locally and on maps as Cinder Road and on eBird as Localizer Drive. It is the old railroad grade that parallels the south and east side of the Whitefield Airport. This is not the same old railroad grade that goes to Cherry Pond. Beavers have flooded an area where a few dozen spruce have recently died on the right side about 0.6 miles down this dirt road. The road is a nice walk and we also saw five warbler species, abundant bear scat and several migrating monarch butterflies.

David Govatski
Jefferson, NH

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Date: 8/31/19 1:10 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Coast - Shorebirds - yes. Land birds - no
Jane and I hit the coast today.  A warm summer day to start the labor
day weekend.  And lots of people!

We started with a long and thorough walk around Odiorne.  A pleasant
walk, but not much in the way of migrants.  We ended with 14 warblers of
6 species, highlighted by a Prairie.  Of more interest was 4 species of
swallows with at least 7 Banks and 6 Cliffs.

On the shorebird front, things have changed in the last week. ADULTS
have left!  Now juveniles dominate the shorebird scenery.  Of around 400
Semipalmated Sandpipers I looked through, I think I only saw one or two
adults.  Of the 29 Short-billed Dowitchers we saw, there was only a
single adult.  And the few Sanderlings and Ruddy Turnstones we saw today
were all juveniles. And all the adult White-rumped Sandpipers we had
last weekend seem to have left.  We had zero today.

Perhaps the highlight of the day was the 6+ juvenile WESTERN SANDPIPERS
we saw.  We had at least 2 juveniles with a big flock of juvenile
Semipalmated Sandpipers at Odiorne, and we had at least 4 more roosting
in the Hampton salt marsh.  We didn't even bird Plaice Cove due to the
tides and crowds.  Interesting, the 6+ Western Sandpipers I had today
(8/31/19) represent the 3rd highest daily total for me.  My first and
second highest counts are both 9 individuals, and both came from August
31st!!  In 2004 and 2007!

These two Western Sandpipers were photographed at Odiorne, north of the
Science Center on an incoming tide.  One has a typical bill, but one has
a rather short bill:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/48655120441/in/photostream/lightbox/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/48654658178/in/photostream/lightbox/


Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradfdord, MA

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Date: 8/31/19 12:56 pm
From: 'Stephen Whitney' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bald Eagles and Osprey
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Subject: Bald Eagles and Osprey

>> 8/30/2019
Pemi-- 6:45 P.M.
Pemigewasset Lake, New Hampton/Meredith
43.616744, -71.593250
Observation Platform.
Immature and adult Bald eagles in Kelley Island trees.
They seem to tolerate one another, the adult flies close by and a minute or so later the immature takes off, the adult has circled around and comes to rest in a nearby tree.
This is the first time this summer that I have seen two eagles in relatively close proximity here.

>> 8/26/2019 Monday
Pemi-- 7 PM
An Osprey is hunting here. I arrive just in time to binoc an Osprey lift off, departing fast with a fish. A fisherman on the Observation Platform says I just missed the cannonball splash and we speculate that with eagles about, the Osprey is quickly departing so he can keep his dinner.

>> 8/23/2019 Friday
Pemi-- 7:15 AM
Adult Bald Eagle, Kelley Island

>> 8/8/2019
Ayers Dam, Bristol-- 7 PM
Osprey, two adults.

>> 8/5/2019 Monday
Pemi-- 7PM
Adult Bald Eagle calmly resting after a feast in wetland shallows just East of Kelley Island. Spectacular view as kayaks and canoes zip past giving a wide berth.

>> 8/2/2019 Friday
Pemi-- 7:15 AM and 7:30 PM
Adult Bald Eagle, Kelley Island far West End.
Adult Bald Eagle, Kelley Island far West End.

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Date: 8/31/19 12:53 pm
From: 'Geoff Niswander' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Re: Entitled Photog at the MIKI Nest
As a photographer I can honestly say, I’ve seen far more birders acting inappropriately than photographers. At the Newport GGO field, it was the non-photographers who were yelling out, telling others what to do, or not to, and in general causing a lot more ruckus than the photographers who were there. It was the non-photographers who started yelling at children who were simply playing. If that owl was stressed out, it would have been because of the non-photographers present. This seems to be what I see with my own eyes, more often than not. I too, agreeing with other replies, am beyond tired of being considered vermin among the snooty type of birders who think they exist on some higher road than all others. Or offer their opinions when it’s probably none of their business to do so. I find it easier to live and let live. Not stress out about where along a public road someone parked their car, because I am not a law enforcement officer. I am not going to categorize all photographers together as bad people and unethical birders because I see one park in a no parking zone. I have bigger fish to fry, personally. If someone needs a bit of education on birding ethics, there are far better, friendlier, and more kind ways to go about it than most of the examples I’ve witnessed in recent years. One of our goals should be to encourage new birders, to get more people interested. Not stomp them in to the ground at the first opportunity to do so. Instant, hostile reactions, Sharp, scolding words at youngsters, these are not the ways we should be introducing others to bird watching.

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Date: 8/31/19 5:03 am
From: Paul Lacourse <placourse55...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Exeter Nighthawks
Hi Everyone,

Yesterday evening (8/30) while seated on the deck enjoying the late summer
weather we watched 226 Nighthawks pass over the house. My highest count in
quite awhile.

Happy Birding
Paul Lacourse

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Date: 8/31/19 4:42 am
From: Deb Powers <dmp2ec...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Re: Entitled Photog at the MIKI Nest
So well said David. it saddens me how all photographers with a big lens seemed to be put in the same category.
Thank you for posting
Deb Powers-south Berwick maine

Sent from my iPhone

> On Aug 30, 2019, at 8:13 PM, David Lipsy <dlipsy...> wrote:
>
> The photog that blocked traffic was one of the individuals that give the rest of us photogs a bad name. Personally I’m sick of the expressions I get just because I have a large lens. I’m a birder, and would have jumped down both their throats… the photog and the idiot with the cellphone.
>
> I wish to stress however, that just because I fell in love with birds so much that I want to take their photograph does not make me a bad person, nor one that disobeys civil laws or the ABA’s Code of Ethics.
>
> I’m in agreement on both issues spoken of here. Please try to make thee types of comments about the individual… and not leave it open ended towards anyone with a big prime lens. We have enough problems with the general birding population when we walk up to a group with just bins and scopes... they see the camera and noses get bent. Not everyone, but enough that I have noticed this too many times for my liking. Heck, I have bins and a scope too.
>
> Thank you,
> David
>
> David Lipsy
> Eagle Eye Photography
> Eagle Eye Sports Photography
> Nature & Sports Photographic Services
> Concord, NH
>
>
>
>
>
>> On Aug 30, 2019, at 4:33 PM, Jady Girlz <jadygirlz...> wrote:
>>
>> Well said Al! I don't know why people feel entitled to do obnoxious things with their big equipment. Absolutely no respect! I am glad you spoke up! I had a man
>> actually take out his phone and start to play Mississippi Kite sounds. I told him that was not acceptable, he laughed and put his phone away. Good thing because he would have had it somewhere he would't want it!
>>
>>
>>> On Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6:21:22 AM UTC-4, alfredmaley wrote:
>>> Had some errands near Durham yesterday, so I thought I’d try for my now-annual kite sighting. After finding a legal parking spot, I walked a ways to the recommended observation spot. There the boisterous kitelet was showing well and its mother showed up, circling around looking for dragonflies and cicadas.
>>>
>>> I was about to leave when a car with MA plates drove up and parked on the opposite side of the street, next to a No Parking sign. A man got out with a camera and walked back to get an unobstructed view and started taking pictures. Being cantankerous by nature, I yelled across the street “No Parking signs don’t apply to you?” He turned and said “Well I’m only here for a few minutes.”
>>>
>>> He took some more pictures and then returned to his car, opening the driver-side door wide while he stored his camera. The polite drivers on the street stopped to wait for the door to close, which it finally did.
>>>
>>> It always amazes me that the mere purchase of an expensive camera can turn an otherwise law-abiding citizen into a scofflaw to whom the laws don’t apply.
>>>
>>> Al Maley
>>> Hampstead, NH
>>
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Date: 8/31/19 4:32 am
From: Mark Szantyr <birddog55...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Re: Entitled Photog at the MIKI Nest
As a 45 year birder and a bird photographer, i have given up many opportunities to photograph birds in Connecticut because i am tired of the irreverent behavior of most of the birding community. There are a few of us with long lenses that seem to be the only ones in the crowd being quiet and respectful of the bird we are recording. We are the only ones wearing muted colors, getting low in the cover so as not to spook the bird, or shooting from our cars because cars are much less stressful on birds that 10-15 moving, talking, laughing “birders” congratulating each other on another notch on their belts. Personally, i am tired of dealing with birders and go my own way rather than make the obligatory chase to every rarity. So far photographing bugs hasn’t gotten this bad.

Mark Szantyr
Storrs, CT







> On Aug 30, 2019, at 8:13 PM, David Lipsy <dlipsy...> wrote:
>
> The photog that blocked traffic was one of the individuals that give the rest of us photogs a bad name. Personally I’m sick of the expressions I get just because I have a large lens. I’m a birder, and would have jumped down both their throats… the photog and the idiot with the cellphone.
>
> I wish to stress however, that just because I fell in love with birds so much that I want to take their photograph does not make me a bad person, nor one that disobeys civil laws or the ABA’s Code of Ethics.
>
> I’m in agreement on both issues spoken of here. Please try to make thee types of comments about the individual… and not leave it open ended towards anyone with a big prime lens. We have enough problems with the general birding population when we walk up to a group with just bins and scopes... they see the camera and noses get bent. Not everyone, but enough that I have noticed this too many times for my liking. Heck, I have bins and a scope too.
>
> Thank you,
> David
>
> David Lipsy
> Eagle Eye Photography
> Eagle Eye Sports Photography
> Nature & Sports Photographic Services
> Concord, NH
>
>
>
>
>
>> On Aug 30, 2019, at 4:33 PM, Jady Girlz <jadygirlz...> wrote:
>>
>> Well said Al! I don't know why people feel entitled to do obnoxious things with their big equipment. Absolutely no respect! I am glad you spoke up! I had a man
>> actually take out his phone and start to play Mississippi Kite sounds. I told him that was not acceptable, he laughed and put his phone away. Good thing because he would have had it somewhere he would't want it!
>>
>>
>>> On Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6:21:22 AM UTC-4, alfredmaley wrote:
>>> Had some errands near Durham yesterday, so I thought I’d try for my now-annual kite sighting. After finding a legal parking spot, I walked a ways to the recommended observation spot. There the boisterous kitelet was showing well and its mother showed up, circling around looking for dragonflies and cicadas.
>>>
>>> I was about to leave when a car with MA plates drove up and parked on the opposite side of the street, next to a No Parking sign. A man got out with a camera and walked back to get an unobstructed view and started taking pictures. Being cantankerous by nature, I yelled across the street “No Parking signs don’t apply to you?” He turned and said “Well I’m only here for a few minutes.”
>>>
>>> He took some more pictures and then returned to his car, opening the driver-side door wide while he stored his camera. The polite drivers on the street stopped to wait for the door to close, which it finally did.
>>>
>>> It always amazes me that the mere purchase of an expensive camera can turn an otherwise law-abiding citizen into a scofflaw to whom the laws don’t apply.
>>>
>>> Al Maley
>>> Hampstead, NH
>>
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Date: 8/30/19 6:46 pm
From: Jane Kolias <juliet_kilo...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord Nighthawk Watch
Tonight's CoNi migration watch from the Capital Commons parking garage
yielded 497 Common Nighthawks. Birds were traveling south to north along
the Merrimack River as well as south to north over the western edge of the
city. We also had a group of about 40 to the distant NE circling and
feeding early in the evening. Peak sightings were between 5:45pm to
6:30pm, with a count for that time period of 300 birds. We had a smattering
of other birds with the highlights being 2 adult and one juvenile Bald
Eagle, 1 Osprey and 3 RT Hawks. Thank you to Bob Quinn, Pam Hunt, & Dave
Lipsy for helping me manage tonight's count.

A note for folks who watch on the garage: We were visited by two employees
of The Concord Hotel, which abuts the garage to the west. Some guests had
registered a concern about people on the roof with bins and scopes
apparently worried that we were looking into the hotel rooms. We explained
what we were doing and who we were and assured them we were only looking at
birds. That put them at ease and they were very understanding and
re-assured. The hotel staff said they will let guests know, during check
in, that they may see people on the roof with scopes and advise them of
what folks are doing. We also let them know their guests were invited to
join us if interested to do so. Please just be mindful of this sensitive
location when birding up on the garage.

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Date: 8/30/19 5:13 pm
From: David Lipsy <dlipsy...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Re: Entitled Photog at the MIKI Nest
The photog that blocked traffic was one of the individuals that give the rest of us photogs a bad name. Personally I’m sick of the expressions I get just because I have a large lens. I’m a birder, and would have jumped down both their throats… the photog and the idiot with the cellphone.

I wish to stress however, that just because I fell in love with birds so much that I want to take their photograph does not make me a bad person, nor one that disobeys civil laws or the ABA’s Code of Ethics.

I’m in agreement on both issues spoken of here. Please try to make thee types of comments about the individual… and not leave it open ended towards anyone with a big prime lens. We have enough problems with the general birding population when we walk up to a group with just bins and scopes... they see the camera and noses get bent. Not everyone, but enough that I have noticed this too many times for my liking. Heck, I have bins and a scope too.

Thank you,
David

David Lipsy
Eagle Eye Photography
Eagle Eye Sports Photography
Nature & Sports Photographic Services
Concord, NH





> On Aug 30, 2019, at 4:33 PM, Jady Girlz <jadygirlz...> wrote:
>
> Well said Al! I don't know why people feel entitled to do obnoxious things with their big equipment. Absolutely no respect! I am glad you spoke up! I had a man
> actually take out his phone and start to play Mississippi Kite sounds. I told him that was not acceptable, he laughed and put his phone away. Good thing because he would have had it somewhere he would't want it!
>
>
> On Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6:21:22 AM UTC-4, alfredmaley wrote:
> Had some errands near Durham yesterday, so I thought I’d try for my now-annual kite sighting. After finding a legal parking spot, I walked a ways to the recommended observation spot. There the boisterous kitelet was showing well and its mother showed up, circling around looking for dragonflies and cicadas.
>
> I was about to leave when a car with MA plates drove up and parked on the opposite side of the street, next to a No Parking sign. A man got out with a camera and walked back to get an unobstructed view and started taking pictures. Being cantankerous by nature, I yelled across the street “No Parking signs don’t apply to you?” He turned and said “Well I’m only here for a few minutes.”
>
> He took some more pictures and then returned to his car, opening the driver-side door wide while he stored his camera. The polite drivers on the street stopped to wait for the door to close, which it finally did.
>
> It always amazes me that the mere purchase of an expensive camera can turn an otherwise law-abiding citizen into a scofflaw to whom the laws don’t apply.
>
> Al Maley
> Hampstead, NH
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Date: 8/30/19 4:52 pm
From: J. Esten <jennifere1234...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nighthawks

At least 60 Nighthawks swirling around over the Pembroke Pines golf course in Pembroke at 6:30 tonight

Jen Esten
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Date: 8/30/19 4:28 pm
From: 'h_titus98' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nashua Nighthawks
Saw several Nighthawks, perhaps 20, flying north over Nashua about 7:00 pm. My exact location is about 1/2 mile west of exit 4 of the Everett Turnpike. Dinner was ready to come out of the oven, so I didn't have time to count any more. Howard Titus Nashua Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 8/30/19 4:25 pm
From: 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] First Common Mergansers of the Season
Four seen Thursday morning swimming away from two, canoe paddlers on Vermont's Ompompanoosuc River alongside Campbell Flats road.

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Date: 8/30/19 2:52 pm
From: Ducky Darrick <dadams...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nighthawks
Might as well add my nighthawks to the discussion. Last night saw 10 over the Keene Home Depot parking lot.

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Date: 8/30/19 2:43 pm
From: Fred Sladen <fwsladen...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Digest for - 7 updates in 7 topics
Hi again,
I bought the Bushnells for $395 at Optics4Birds a couple of months ago. You
might also look up Swift Audubons 8.5x44. They are also really good birding
glasses. They should sell for about the same price.
Fred

On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 4:44 PM <nhbirds...> wrote:

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> - Entitled Photog at the MIKI Nest
> <#m_-1420388761801062598_group_thread_0> - 1 Update
> - other recent reports and sightings
> <#m_-1420388761801062598_group_thread_1> - 1 Update
> - 670+ nighthawks over Concord last night
> <#m_-1420388761801062598_group_thread_2> - 1 Update
> - Keene - Nighthawks - 8/29 <#m_-1420388761801062598_group_thread_3> - 1
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> - Exeter/Brentwood Nighthawks <#m_-1420388761801062598_group_thread_4>
> - 1 Update
> - Coast and offshore Thursday <#m_-1420388761801062598_group_thread_5>
> - 1 Update
> - Binoculars <#m_-1420388761801062598_group_thread_6> - 1 Update
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> <http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/t/588a81de235d783c?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Jady Girlz <jadygirlz...>: Aug 30 01:33PM -0700
>
> Well said Al! I don't know why people feel entitled to do obnoxious things
> with their big equipment. Absolutely no respect! I am glad you spoke up!
> I had a man
> actually take out his phone and start to play Mississippi Kite sounds. I
> told him that was not acceptable, he laughed and put his phone away. Good
> thing because he would have had it somewhere he would't want it!
>
>
> On Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6:21:22 AM UTC-4, alfredmaley wrote:
> Back to top <#m_-1420388761801062598_digest_top>
> other recent reports and sightings
> <http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/t/badc0f549d2a580a?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> <raqbirds...>: Aug 30 03:35PM
>
> A couple of belated trip reports- my well publicized NH Audubon Capital
> Chapter paddle on the Merrimack River attracted 14 people in eleven boats
> (!!) for a nice float/paddle down the river from Gerrish (Boscawen) to
> Penacook, on August 23. Eagles were everywhere with between 15-20 Bald
> Eagles carefully tallied along the way. At one point six kestrels and two
> Merlins were swirling around each other and an eagle or three. A higher
> than typical water level resulted in fewer shorebirds but we did see about
> 20 Spotted Sandpipers, most of which were "Spotless", though spotted (by us
> ); plus one Least Sandpiper. BTW- yesterday, with much lower water, I saw a
> Greater Yellowlegs in the river off Jamie Welch Park in Boscawen.
>
> Other sightings- a Great Egret at Little Turkey Pond in Concord; 17
> species and large numbers of warblers at Trudeau Road in Bethlehem and
> several places in Pittsburg; two Boreal Chickadees and one Rusty Blackbird
> 11 miles out the East Inlet Road plus a dozen Nighthawks over the village
> were the other modest highlights in the north country. Finches and other
> boreal species were few and far between but the cone crop is large so that
> should change.
>
> My yard in Webster has been full of vireos and warblers (including my
> second Mourning warbler of the season) and I have heard a Yellow-billed
> Cuckoo calling here ever day for three weeks now.
>
> Bob QuinnWebster, NH
>
> "Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth."
> Chief Seattle
> Back to top <#m_-1420388761801062598_digest_top>
> 670+ nighthawks over Concord last night
> <http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/t/f8a65c8b58262824?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> <raqbirds...>: Aug 30 03:20PM
>
> A group of eight folks joined me as I stood in for Zeke and Becky at the
> Common Nighthawk watch Thursday night in Concord, from the top of the
> Caiptal Commons parking garage.
>
> A steady flow of birds headed northeast over Main Street (and us!) and
> also along the Merrimack River between 5:12-6:30 p.m. before it slowed to a
> trickle. This mass of individuals gathered well to the east and swirled
> around in one or two distant feeding frenzies, silhouetted against gorgeous
> pink clouds. Most of them remained there until dusk and then they began to
> peel away into flocks- some headed west and south and others due south. Our
> tally of 678 birds is probably low because it was obvious that many birds
> were flying up the Merrimack River so low that they were obscured by the
> shoreline trees!
>
> One Merlin, two urban Red-tailed Hawks, and a couple of dozen Chimney
> Swifts also entertained us but the parade of nighthawks was impressive.
>
> Many thanks to Ruth and John (new to nighthawks and they spotted the first
> ones directly overhead!), David, Judd, Jane, Dot, Mark, and Diane for
> helping.
>
> Tonight looks good too, hope to see you there.
>
> Robert A. QuinnMerlin Wildlife Tours 603-746-2535 office 603-568-8582 cell
>
> "Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth."
> Chief Seattle
> Back to top <#m_-1420388761801062598_digest_top>
> Keene - Nighthawks - 8/29
> <http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/t/e2032eb239f42154?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Brian R <reillybj49...>: Aug 30 11:01AM -0400
>
> Last evening between 5:25 and 6 pm, two groups of Nighthawks passed over
> my house headed north and numbering 57.
> Again, I’m on route 12A, on property bordering the Green Wagon Farm Stand
> near the Ashuelot River.
> Back to top <#m_-1420388761801062598_digest_top>
> Exeter/Brentwood Nighthawks
> <http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/t/cdb1d31c1314ec4?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> "Aaronian, Richard S." <raaronian...>: Aug 30 03:27AM
>
> Erik Janicki reported approximately 75 Nighthawks over PEA athletic
> fields. Chris Matlack and I saw 15-20 flying over a property in Brentwood
> as well.
>
> Rich Aaronian
>
> Sent from my iPad
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> Coast and offshore Thursday
> <http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/t/a8d0cb15b036446c?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> "Pam Hunt" <biodiva...>: Aug 29 09:20PM -0400
>
> Greetings all,
>
>
>
> Just home from a long day on the coast, with scattered highlights as
> follows:
>
>
>
> 2 YC Night-Herons with 5 Black-crowns at the roost in Seabrook. Lots of
> egrets in general at most stops.
>
>
>
> 2 Glossy Ibis on the west side of the marsh from the end of Cross Beach
> Road. Still several hundred Tree Swallows out there. They were across the
> marsh early, but then dispersed over most of the coast later in the
> morning.
>
>
>
> 15 species of shorebirds. Nothing unexpected, with a highlight being a
> single Western at the roost at Plaice Cove. Given the exceptional high
> tide,
> some 800 birds were packed like sardines on the high cobble area at the
> extreme northern end of the beach. Lots of shorebirds in wrack all along
> coast, from Odiorne to Foss Beach to North Hampton to even the extreme
> northern end of Hampton Beach below Great Boards Head. I'm sure the rakers
> will be out in force to "clean" up this "mess" in time for the holiday
> weekend, but for now it was pretty cool to see a place like Wallis Sands
> have the sand actually cut off from the ocean by a mass of marine algae.
>
>
>
> Then I took the afternoon whale watch on the Granite State. Scattered
> Wilson's Storm-Petrels and gannets, but not a lot else. Only shearwaters
> were a Sooty and 2 Greats not too far southeast of the Shoals, and one more
> Great deep into Mass waters. We went 24 miles offshore today, ending up to
> the EAST of Cape Ann. Just east of our farthest point was a distant
> swirling
> mass of a couple hundred storm-petrels, but a whale was found to the NW and
> we never made it to what might have been a pretty good bit of bird
> activity.
> Other marine wildlife put on a good show, with 2 humpbacks, 6-9 minkes,
> FIVE
> mola molas (ocean sunfish), a small pod of harbor porpoises, and several
> blue sharks.
>
>
>
> Staying local tomorrow!
>
> Pam Hunt
>
> Panacook
>
> "The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed
> the world."
>
> - Alexander von Humboldt
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> Binoculars
> <http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/t/b30a0dff01b5528c?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
> Donna Carkin <dcarkin1...>: Aug 29 08:29PM -0400
>
> Hi all,
> I currently have Redfield Rebel 10 x 42 that I bought years ago. It
> works ok, but distances are an issue. I had a hard time @Plum Island
> viewing across North Pond (Hellcat). I have a Vortex scope I use for
> distances, but would like
> to upgrade my binocs (a bit - nothing over the top). What magnification
> would be suggested for birding? 10 x 50? ???
>
> Thank you,
> Donna, Townsend / Brookline NH
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Date: 8/30/19 1:33 pm
From: Jady Girlz <jadygirlz...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Entitled Photog at the MIKI Nest
Well said Al! I don't know why people feel entitled to do obnoxious things
with their big equipment. Absolutely no respect! I am glad you spoke up!
I had a man
actually take out his phone and start to play Mississippi Kite sounds. I
told him that was not acceptable, he laughed and put his phone away. Good
thing because he would have had it somewhere he would't want it!


On Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 6:21:22 AM UTC-4, alfredmaley wrote:
>
> Had some errands near Durham yesterday, so I thought I’d try for my
> now-annual kite sighting. After finding a legal parking spot, I walked a
> ways to the recommended observation spot. There the boisterous kitelet was
> showing well and its mother showed up, circling around looking for
> dragonflies and cicadas.
>
> I was about to leave when a car with MA plates drove up and parked on the
> opposite side of the street, next to a No Parking sign. A man got out with
> a camera and walked back to get an unobstructed view and started taking
> pictures. Being cantankerous by nature, I yelled across the street “No
> Parking signs don’t apply to you?” He turned and said “Well I’m only here
> for a few minutes.”
>
> He took some more pictures and then returned to his car, opening the
> driver-side door wide while he stored his camera. The polite drivers on the
> street stopped to wait for the door to close, which it finally did.
>
> It always amazes me that the mere purchase of an expensive camera can turn
> an otherwise law-abiding citizen into a scofflaw to whom the laws don’t
> apply.
>
> Al Maley
> Hampstead, NH
>

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Date: 8/30/19 8:35 am
From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] other recent reports and sightings
A couple of belated trip reports- my well publicized NH Audubon Capital Chapter paddle on the Merrimack River attracted 14 people in eleven boats (!!) for a nice float/paddle down the river from Gerrish (Boscawen) to Penacook, on August 23. Eagles were everywhere with between 15-20 Bald Eagles carefully tallied along the way. At one point six kestrels and two Merlins were swirling around each other and an eagle or three. A higher than typical water level resulted in fewer shorebirds but we did see about 20 Spotted Sandpipers, most of which were "Spotless", though spotted (by us ); plus one Least Sandpiper. BTW- yesterday, with much lower water, I saw a Greater Yellowlegs in the river off Jamie Welch Park in Boscawen.

Other sightings- a Great Egret at Little Turkey Pond in Concord; 17 species and large numbers of warblers at Trudeau Road in Bethlehem and several places in Pittsburg; two Boreal Chickadees and one Rusty Blackbird 11 miles out the East Inlet Road plus a dozen Nighthawks over the village were the other modest highlights in the north country. Finches and other boreal species were few and far between but the cone crop is large so that should change.

My yard in Webster has been full of vireos and warblers (including my second Mourning warbler of the season) and I have heard a Yellow-billed Cuckoo calling here ever day for three weeks now.

Bob QuinnWebster, NH

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Date: 8/30/19 8:20 am
From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 670+ nighthawks over Concord last night
A group of eight folks joined me as I stood in for Zeke and Becky at the Common Nighthawk watch Thursday night in Concord, from the top of the Caiptal Commons parking garage.

A steady flow of birds headed northeast over Main Street (and us!) and also along the Merrimack River between 5:12-6:30 p.m. before it slowed to a trickle. This mass of individuals gathered well to the east and swirled around in one or two distant feeding frenzies, silhouetted against gorgeous pink clouds. Most of them remained there until dusk and then they began to peel away into flocks- some headed west and south and others due south. Our tally of 678 birds is probably low because it was obvious that many birds were flying up the Merrimack River so low that they were obscured by the shoreline trees!

One Merlin, two urban Red-tailed Hawks, and a couple of dozen Chimney Swifts also entertained us but the parade of nighthawks was impressive.

Many thanks to Ruth and John (new to nighthawks and they spotted the first ones directly overhead!), David, Judd, Jane, Dot, Mark, and Diane for helping.

Tonight looks good too, hope to see you there.

Robert A. QuinnMerlin Wildlife Tours 603-746-2535 office 603-568-8582 cell 

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Date: 8/30/19 8:01 am
From: Brian R <reillybj49...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Keene - Nighthawks - 8/29
Last evening between 5:25 and 6 pm, two groups of Nighthawks passed over my house headed north and numbering 57.
Again, I’m on route 12A, on property bordering the Green Wagon Farm Stand near the Ashuelot River.

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Date: 8/29/19 8:28 pm
From: Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Exeter/Brentwood Nighthawks
Erik Janicki reported approximately 75 Nighthawks over PEA athletic fields. Chris Matlack and I saw 15-20 flying over a property in Brentwood as well.

Rich Aaronian

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Date: 8/29/19 6:20 pm
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Coast and offshore Thursday
Greetings all,



Just home from a long day on the coast, with scattered highlights as
follows:



2 YC Night-Herons with 5 Black-crowns at the roost in Seabrook. Lots of
egrets in general at most stops.



2 Glossy Ibis on the west side of the marsh from the end of Cross Beach
Road. Still several hundred Tree Swallows out there. They were across the
marsh early, but then dispersed over most of the coast later in the morning.



15 species of shorebirds. Nothing unexpected, with a highlight being a
single Western at the roost at Plaice Cove. Given the exceptional high tide,
some 800 birds were packed like sardines on the high cobble area at the
extreme northern end of the beach. Lots of shorebirds in wrack all along
coast, from Odiorne to Foss Beach to North Hampton to even the extreme
northern end of Hampton Beach below Great Boards Head. I'm sure the rakers
will be out in force to "clean" up this "mess" in time for the holiday
weekend, but for now it was pretty cool to see a place like Wallis Sands
have the sand actually cut off from the ocean by a mass of marine algae.



Then I took the afternoon whale watch on the Granite State. Scattered
Wilson's Storm-Petrels and gannets, but not a lot else. Only shearwaters
were a Sooty and 2 Greats not too far southeast of the Shoals, and one more
Great deep into Mass waters. We went 24 miles offshore today, ending up to
the EAST of Cape Ann. Just east of our farthest point was a distant swirling
mass of a couple hundred storm-petrels, but a whale was found to the NW and
we never made it to what might have been a pretty good bit of bird activity.
Other marine wildlife put on a good show, with 2 humpbacks, 6-9 minkes, FIVE
mola molas (ocean sunfish), a small pod of harbor porpoises, and several
blue sharks.



Staying local tomorrow!

Pam Hunt

Panacook

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Date: 8/29/19 5:29 pm
From: Donna Carkin <dcarkin1...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Binoculars
Hi all,
I currently have Redfield Rebel 10 x 42 that I bought years ago. It
works ok, but distances are an issue. I had a hard time @Plum Island
viewing across North Pond (Hellcat). I have a Vortex scope I use for
distances, but would like
to upgrade my binocs (a bit - nothing over the top). What magnification
would be suggested for birding? 10 x 50? ???

Thank you,
Donna, Townsend / Brookline NH

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Date: 8/29/19 10:58 am
From: D D <deedemail...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Baltimore Orioles are back
We've been lucky to have Baltimore Orioles visit our yard every spring and summer for a number of years. This year our first male arrived on May 4th. We continued to have daily BaOrs visits, both male and female, and then with their juveniles in tow, until July 15th. Then they were gone. But on August 11th, we started having daily BaOr visits again, usually accompanied by a grackle or two. Today, we had a male and two females visiting the grape jelly and the suet. I'm assuming the BaOrs we've been seeing this month are migrants passing through and not the birds that spent the spring and early summer here. So keep out the fresh jelly and suet, even after you stop seeing BaOrs in July (the catbirds will enjoy the jelly), and you too may get to enjoy seeing these beautiful birds in your yard for a few more weeks.

~Derry birder

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Date: 8/28/19 7:05 pm
From: Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Missing camera
Hi Folks,

I'm trying to spread the word in the rare (futile?) chance that it might
help.



It looks like I left my camera at the nighthawk watching spot on the Capital
Commons Garage in Concord on Monday night. I had it sitting on the concrete
wall at the outer edge in the area where we usually stand. When I was up
there last night and went to my car to get my camera it wasn't there and of
course it was no longer on the garage wall. If by any chance someone
mentions finding a camera in that area, please let them know it's mine. It
is a Canon SX50 with a nighthawk sticker on it! It can be dropped off at NH
Audubon or given to anyone who can drop if off there for me or give them my
email or work phone# (603-224-9909 x309).



Thank you!

Becky Suomala

Concord, NH





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Date: 8/27/19 8:14 pm
From: 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Common Nighthawks Powder Mill Pond
We had 171 Common Nighthawks at Powder Mill Pond tonight. Most were seen after 7:00 p.m. and were heading south.
Lillian and Don Stokes
Hancock

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Date: 8/27/19 5:59 pm
From: steph ttlc <steph...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Capital Chpt. FT: Webster Warbler Walk (09/07)
Field Trip: Webster Warbler Walk

Date: Saturday, September 7, 8:00 - 11:30 a.m.

This is around the peak of fall warbler migration and we will spend the
morning in a variety of habitats to maximize our sightings. We will go where
the birds are, starting with Webster's now well-known Knight's Meadow Road.
We will walk a mile or two on roads and easy trails. Meet just beyond the
Webster elementary school (on Route 127) at 8:00 AM. Contact Bob Quinn at
<raqbirds...>





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Date: 8/27/19 5:28 pm
From: Kathy Dube <kiedube...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Common NIghthawks
40 common nighthawks over Androscoggin River and adjacent fields in Milan, NH this evening, on the E. Milan rd. Kathy Dube, Berlin

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Date: 8/27/19 5:20 pm
From: Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks: 806
Nine folks were up on the parking garage and rewarded with a very nice
flight for most of the two hours and fifteen minutes of watching. We even
had a couple of groups get into a feeding swirl and mix in with Chimney
Swifts for a great side by side comparison.

Got to love those south winds. Season total is now 1,881.

Zeke Cornell
Bow, NH

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Date: 8/27/19 5:02 pm
From: Steven Lamonde <slamonde...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Keene Nighthawks
I went out to Green Wagon Farm in Keene from 4:39 - 6:14 this evening, and
was pleased to count 278 nighthawks! All but 7 were moving north/northeast.
Flock sizes ranged from 6 to 107, with peak movement during the 20-minute
segment from 5:17pm - 5:37pm (128 nighthawks). The first group was spotted
at 4:56pm and the last (that I saw) at 6:11pm.

Steven Lamonde

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Date: 8/27/19 1:47 pm
From: Sylvia Hartmann <s42yth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Immature Mourning warbler
Was just in shrubs close to my living room window, ate a green caterpillar. A pleasant surprise and almost too close to use binocs. Best view I have ever had of a mourning.
Sylvia hartmann Manchester nh

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Date: 8/26/19 6:41 pm
From: JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...>
Subject: [NHBirds] warblers starting to move
Nice morning in Jackson!

10 warbler species in mixed flock included Canada, Black and white, Nashville, Tennessee, American redstart, Blackburnian, Common yellowthroats, wilsons, Chestnut sided and Pine, with a total of 25 birds species, Migration is underway!

Jeanne-Marie Maher and Michael Pahl
Jackson/Nashua NH

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Date: 8/26/19 5:29 pm
From: Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks: 354
The winds flipped and came from the south this afternoon. It made for a
nice flight of nighthawks, and plenty of Cedar Waxwings and swifts were
hawking insects, as well.

The season total is at 1081.

Zeke Cornell
Bow, NH

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Date: 8/26/19 5:11 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, August 26, 2019
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, August 26th,
2019.



2 BLACK VULTURES were seen in Westmoreland on August 24th.



3 MISSISSIPPI KITE breeding territories, one each in Durham, Newmarket, and
Stratham were established this year. The easiest birds to see are in Durham,
usually along Madbury Road near Maple Street, and they were last reported
from there on August 25th.



A TRUMPETER SWAN was discovered at NH Audubon’s Abe Emerson Marsh in Candia
on April 13th and continues being seen there. It was last reported on August
24th.



An AMERICAN AVOCET was seen in Rye Harbor and the surrounding area salt
marshes on August 17th and 18th, and there was a possible sighting of 2 in
Hampton Marsh on the 22nd.



A LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER and a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen in the
Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area on August 24th.



A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen along the coast in Rye on August 22nd, and 1
was seen inland in Rochester on the 23rd.



At least 4 WESTERN SANDPIPERS were seen in coastal Hampton and Rye, and 1
was seen inland in Rochester, all during the past week.



6 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were seen at Pease International Tradeport on August
24th.



2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen with a mixed group of shorebirds at Surrey
Lane Marsh, and a LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen with a mixed group of
shorebirds at Moore Fields, all in Durham on August 25th.



2 BLACK TERNS were seen at Akers Pond in Errol on August 19th.



A PARASITIC JAEGER and at least 6 unidentified JAEGERS were seen along the
coast in Hampton on August 20th.



An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen at Rye Harbor on August 23rd.



Up to 3 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen along Route 1A in Seabrook
during the past week, and a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Mine Falls
Park in Nashua on August 20th.



2 GREAT EGRETS were seen in Concord on August 23rd, and an AMERICAN BITTERN
was seen in New London on the 22nd.



A female HOODED WARBLER was seen in Penacook on August 25th.



A MOURNING WARBLER was seen in Webster, and a WILSON’S WARBLER was seen in
Rumney, both on August 21st.



3 DICKCISSELS were reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis, and 1 was
reported from Berry Bay in Freedom, all on August 20th.



12 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported from East Inlet in Pittsburg on
August 24th, and a RED CROSSBILL was reported from New London on August
21st.



COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were reported migrating south all during the past week
with high counts of 192 in Concord on August 22nd, 74 in Hancock on the
24th, and 54 in Durham on the 23rd.



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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Date: 8/26/19 1:50 pm
From: Donna Carkin <dcarkin1...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Sep 2018) 13 Raptors
Yes, you're correct Sept 1 through Nov 15. :) I plan to take a day off
work and hike up Pack Monadnock mid September.
Donna

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Date: 8/26/19 12:19 pm
From: JCG Reardon <jcgreardon...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Sep 2018) 13 Raptors
https://harriscenter.org/conservation-research/pack-monadnock-raptor-observatory/visiting-the-hawk-watch


On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 1:41 PM Donna Carkin <dcarkin1...> wrote:

> Just curious when the raptor watch starts on Pack Monadnock? MASSBIRDS
> has been reporting sightings of Broad Wings Mt Wachusett. :)
>
> Donna
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Date: 8/26/19 11:04 am
From: birdrecords <birdrecords...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nesting Kites, Grebes and the Order of Things
The Summer 2018 issue of New Hampshire Bird Records has three free articles! You can read about New Hampshire's nesting Mississippi Kites and a pair of nesting Pied-billed Grebes in Dixville Notch with photos of the chicks. As a bonus, there's a terrific article by Pam Hunt on the changing order of birds. Have you ever wondered about the order that birds appear in field guides and New Hampshire Bird Records? It's based on taxonomy and there's been a huge change recently which Pam explains. These articles appear in the Summer 2018 issue of New Hampshire Bird Records, now on the website:
http://nhbirdrecords.org/our-journal-new-hampshire-bird-records/current-issue-of-nh-bird-records/

Also in the issue:
Photo Quiz
2018 Goodhue-Elkins Award - Rich Aaronian, Paul Lacourse, and Peggy Meyette
Chan Robbins: His second 25 years - 1943-1968 by George Robbins
Summer Season: June 1 through July 31, 2018 by Chad Witko
Summer 2018 Field Notes compiled by Diana Talbot
Amazing Nest Camouflage by Diana Talbot
Red-tailed Hawk Raises Chick in Downtown Manchester
House Finch Begs From Brown-headed Cowbird by Dan Hubbard
Successful Eagle Re-Nest! by Chris Martin and Diana Talbot
Osprey Nest Moved to Better Location at Tuscan Village
Piping Plover Chicks of Two Different Ages
Color Banded Semipalmated Sandpiper
Chukars Everywhere by Kathryn Frieden
Boat Changes at Rye Harbor for 2018 by Jon Woolf
Field Trip Report
Early Tram to Cannon Summit, July 7, 2018 by Amanda Kallenbach
Lempster Town Forest and Ashuelot Headwaters Field Trip by Jack Swatt
How Should We Count the Barred Owls? by Kathryn Frieden
Backyard Birder - Why do some Scarlet Tanagers have orange feathers? by Brenda Sens
Birding in Randolph-"A Little Stretch of Nothing" by David Forsyth
Photo Gallery - Watching Robins Grow! Photos by Jane Kelley

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Date: 8/26/19 10:41 am
From: Donna Carkin <dcarkin1...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Sep 2018) 13 Raptors
Just curious when the raptor watch starts on Pack Monadnock? MASSBIRDS has
been reporting sightings of Broad Wings Mt Wachusett. :)

Donna

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Date: 8/26/19 8:18 am
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Weekend observations (migration, shorebirds, kites, etc.)
A few random photos and observations from this weekend:

Photos:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/

Observations:

SEA DUCKS - We had a small number of White-winged Scoters moving south. 
Apparently early migrants.  Meanwhile, at least two male Surf Scoters
continue to over-summer off North Beach in Hampton.  No signs of any
Black Scoters recently.  A Red-necked Grebe off Great Boar's Head was a
bit of a surprise as well.

SHOREBIRDS - Good numbers of shorebirds continue to be found along the
coast.  But perhaps fewer than last year, and a couple of the good birds
appear to have "flown the coop".  We ended with 18 species for the
weekend which is respectable.  But, the American Avocet hasn't been seen
all week (although Phred Benham may have had a couple) and the Baird's
Sandpiper appears to also have left with the cold front Friday night. 
It seems to be a decent fall for Western Sandpipers (4 juveniles on
Saturday) and White-rumped Sandpipers (16 adults on Saturday).  An adult
LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER appeared in the Hampton salt marsh.  A rarity for
NH, Possibly the same bird which disappeared 2 weeks ago!  If the same
bird, where did it go???  We came up empty for Buff-breasted Sandpipers
at Pease Golf Course (maybe next weekend?), but managed to find 6 Upland
Sandpipers....my highest count here since 2010.

LAUGHING GULLS, TERNS, & JAEGERS - On August 20 (last Tuesday) there
were LOTS of terns along the shoreline in Hampton (perhaps a couple of
hundred) and lots of Laughing Gulls (I counted 61 moving NORTH).  This
resulted in a great jaeger show off Plaice Cove with at least 7 jaegers
chasing terns around.  This weekend, there were almost ZERO terns along
the coastline and very few Laughing Gulls. And zero jaegers!  :-(  Just
goes to show how quickly things can change along the coast at this time
of year.

NORTHERN GANNETS - Northern Gannets have infiltrated the coasts with
dozens seen both Saturday and Sunday.  One again there appears to be a
decent number of Atlantic Menhaden (pogies) offshore and the Ospreys
have been feeding on them and presumably the Gannets as well.

DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT - The cold front on Friday led to a nice early
migration for Double-crested Cormorants.  We counted 539 on Saturday and
488 on Sunday.   My 2nd and 3rd highest counts for August.  My highest
migration count for August is 892 on 8/28/16.

MIGRANT LAND BIRDS - Almost zero.  Despite the cold front Friday night
with NW winds, we didn't have much in the way of migrant land birds. 
Warblers were almost non-existent although we didn't walk all around
Odiorne.  We heard from Jason that there wasn't a whole lot there
anyhow.  And Saturday brought NE winds which practically kills all
landbird migration on the coast.  Tree Swallows don't seem to be
especially numerous this year.  We estimated about 500 in the Seabrook
area on Saturday, but few further north and even fewer on Sunday.

MISSISSIPPI KITES - Jane and I visited the kite nest in Newmarket and
were EXTREMELY happy to find the fledged juvenile being fed by both
adults.  It had been 17 days since I had last seen the juvenile when it
had (prematurely?) fledged from the nest after strong storms and had
fallen into the driveway at the nest site.  The home owners called NH
Audubon and I drove over to help out.  But by the time I got there, the
young bird had managed to fly back up to a low branch and looked
healthy.  I was optimistic that things were going to be OK (following
the disaster from 2 years ago!), but I had failed to see the youngster
in recent visits so I was slightly concerned.  On Sunday, the juvenile
was found the next road over from the nest site.  At roughly 49 days
old, the bird was STILL being fed by the adults.  We watched the
youngster being fed a cicada, which is typical, but for the first time
ever, I saw an adult bring in a bird!  What appeared to be a JUVENILE
EASTERN BLUEBIRD!!!  That's a big meal!  So we can safely say that the
Newmarket nest was successful this year!!

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 8/26/19 7:18 am
From: Christian Martin <cmartin...>
Subject: [NHBirds] CONIs and other North Country birds
On Sun 8/25 at sunset, there were 10 Common Nighthawks swirling over downtown Colebrook, but generally following the Connecticut River valley south.

Also, on Sat morning 8/24 in Pittsburg, 1 adult Pied-billed Grebe was a surprise find in open water on Lake Francis at the river inlet by Lake Francis State Park.

At East Inlet on Sat afternoon 8/24 in Pittsburg, a noisy flock of about 12 White-winged Crossbills occupied the tops of stunted conifers, and a juvenile Peregrine Falcon was circling around raising havoc.

- Chris

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Date: 8/26/19 6:46 am
From: Donna Carkin <dcarkin1...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Moving to North Carolina, Thanks for the Memories
Best wishes to you :) My daughter visits Asheville, NC quite often for
horse shows; beautiful area.
Happy Birding,
Donna, Brookline NH

On Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 6:50 AM mresch8702 via NHBirds <
<nhbirds...> wrote:

> After 26 years in New England I’m retiring to the mountains of western
> North Carolina. I’ve had a great time birding throughout the region, and
> greatly appreciate all the help provided by New Hampshire birders. Although
> I birded extensively throughout New England, I’m especially proud of the
> 370 on my NH list, starting with finding a Townsend’s Warbler at Odiorne
> Point SP on 11/21/93, just a couple months after I moved to New England. Other
> fond memories -
>
> Almost any trip to the coast, whether it was to chase after a rarity (like
> Sabine’s Gull – 7/8/09, Brown Pelican – 6/24/17, and of course the Shelduck
> - 8/19/17), or just general birding for migrant passerines and shorebirds.
> Though on my first trip to the coast in August 1993 I realized that you
> need town stickers on the car to park in many locations (an expensive
> ticket at Eel Pond opened my eyes to that requirement).
>
> Pelagic and whale watch trips, including trying to figure out which state
> each bird was in. And my favorites were those birds that NH birders
> thought were in NH while MA birders thought were in MA.
>
> Many trips to pumpkin patches for fall sparrows in Hollis
>
> And finally, two amazing rarities in Neotropic Cormorant and Wood Stork on
> the same day - 8/9/18 (not to mention the Great Black Hawk in Maine that
> day as well)
>
> Now I’m looking forward to learning more about the birds of the mountains
> of NC and beyond. Afterall, just like New England, there are a lot of
> states nearby -SC and TN are just short drives away. One species I’m
> especially looking forward to learning about is the Swainson’s Warbler that
> breeds in the mountainous rhododendron thickets – I’ve never seen them in
> that habitat.
>
> Also now that I’m retired from my 9-to-5 job, I’m starting a bird guiding
> company - 50 States Birding. I’m putting my knowledge of birding in all
> 50 states to use in providing two guiding options:
>
> 1. Traditional guiding services where I accompany birders in the field
> to help find target species or in general bird an area that is new to them.
>
> 2. A unique research-based service where I provide birders with
> customized information to help them bird an area on their own. In this
> lower-cost option I use on-line research supplemented with my own personal
> knowledge of the area to identify birding sites that best meet the client’s
> objectives. Then for each site I provide a downloadable PDF including
> maps, lists of expected species, tips to find key species, and general
> suggestions on how to bird each site.
> (sorry for the commercial)
>
> If your travels take you to the mountains of western NC, or places nearby,
> send me an e-mail – perhaps we could bird together (Swainson’s Warbler
> anyone?) Plus I can catch up on all those rarities I’ve missed back in
> New England.
>
>
> Mike Resch
> www.statebirding.blogspot.com
> Hendersonville, NC
>
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Date: 8/26/19 3:50 am
From: mresch8702 via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Moving to North Carolina, Thanks for the Memories
After 26 years in New England I’m retiring to the mountainsof western North Carolina.  I’ve had agreat time birding throughout the region, and greatly appreciate all the helpprovided by New Hampshire birders.  AlthoughI birded extensively throughout New England, I’m especially proud of the 370 onmy NH list, starting with finding a Townsend’s Warbler at Odiorne Point SP on 11/21/93,just a couple months after I moved to New England.  Other fond memories - 
Almost any trip to the coast, whether it was to chase aftera rarity (like Sabine’s Gull – 7/8/09, Brown Pelican – 6/24/17, and of coursethe Shelduck - 8/19/17), or just general birding for migrant passerines andshorebirds.  Though on my first trip tothe coast in August 1993 I realized that you need town stickers on the car topark in many locations (an expensive ticket at Eel Pond opened my eyes to thatrequirement). 
Pelagic and whale watch trips, including trying to figureout which state each bird was in.  And myfavorites were those birds that NH birders thought were in NH while MA birdersthought were in MA.
Many trips to pumpkin patches for fall sparrows in Hollis
And finally, two amazing rarities in Neotropic Cormorant andWood Stork on the same day - 8/9/18 (not to mention the Great Black Hawk inMaine that day as well) Now I’m looking forward to learning more about the birds of themountains of NC and beyond.  Afterall,just like New England, there are a lot of states nearby -SC and TN are justshort drives away.  One species I’m especiallylooking forward to learning about is the Swainson’s Warbler that breeds in themountainous rhododendron thickets – I’ve never seen them in that habitat.
Also now that I’m retired from my 9-to-5 job, I’m starting abird guiding company - 50 States Birding.  I’m putting my knowledge of birdingin all 50 states to use in providing two guiding options:

1.  Traditional guiding services where Iaccompany birders in the field to help find target species or in general birdan area that is new to them.

2.  A unique research-based service whereI provide birders with customized information to help them bird an area ontheir own.  In this lower-cost option Iuse on-line research supplemented with my own personal knowledge of the area toidentify birding sites that best meet the client’s objectives.  Then for each site I provide a downloadablePDF including maps, lists of expected species, tips to find key species, andgeneral suggestions on how to bird each site. (sorry for the commercial)
If your travels take you to the mountains of western NC, orplaces nearby, send me an e-mail – perhaps we could bird together (Swainson’sWarbler anyone?)  Plus I can catch up onall those rarities I’ve missed back in New England.

Mike Reschwww.statebirding.blogspot.comHendersonville, NC

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Date: 8/25/19 7:32 pm
From: 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Powder Mill Pond Nighthawks, 61
We had 61 nighthawks tonight from our deck overlooking Powder Mill Pond.
All came after 7:30 pm and all were heading south.
Lillian and Don Stokes
Hancock

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Date: 8/25/19 6:35 pm
From: Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks: 61
The cooler temps (low 70's) and northerly winds have not been the most
favorable conditions historically. It looks like that might change in a
couple of days; maybe the floodgates will open at that time. For the season
we have counted 727 nighthawks.

Zeke Cornell
Bow, NH

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Date: 8/25/19 9:23 am
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Hooded Warbler in Concord this morning




Migration is picking up here in Penacook, but that didn't prepare me for finding an immature female HOODED WARBLER this morning on my 10 km survey route. The bird was lurking in a brushy area behind a couple of developments, and is probably not easily findable given the location and time that has passed.

'Tis the season for unexpected stuff to show up - so keep your eyes open!

Pam Hunt
Penacook


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Date: 8/25/19 7:37 am
From: Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Durham shorebirds and others
Birders
I found a pair of shorebird concentrations in unlikely places this weekend. On Saturday afternoon, Moore Fields had three puddles in the corn that held a snipe, lesser yellowlegs, spotted sandpaper (told by its rough call), 4 solitaries, 2+ semi-palmated sandpipers, and 30+ leasts.

The Surrey Lane marsh is almost completely dry, exposing two old hockey nets that fell through the ice years ago, I'd guess. Friday morning that were more than 100 shorebirds on the mud, including 30+ leasts, 2 pectorals, and 25+ semi-palm plovers.

Oddly the town landing this morning was completely free of shorebirds.

Other birds of note include Black-billed Cuckoo in the Woodridge neighborhood this morning and Nashville and Canada warblers at Oyster River Forest Friday.

Kurk Dorsey
Durham

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Date: 8/25/19 5:15 am
From: 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Powder Mill Pond nighthawks
Last night a group of us watched from our deck overlooking Powder Mill Pond and had 74 nighthawks mostly between 7-8:30 pm. Many were headed north which is not unusual for this site.
Also saw 2 adult Bald Eagles.
Lillian and Don Stokes
Hancock

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Date: 8/25/19 3:48 am
From: Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks: 115 on Saturday evening
The nighthawks were generally flying higher than we tend to see them, and
most were flying quickly through our view corridors. About ten seemed to be
feeding on the wing where we could see them...

Zeke Cornell
Bow, NH

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Date: 8/24/19 7:20 pm
From: Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Coast highlights
A few highlights from a morning check of the coast with Zeke Cornell.


1 Western Sandpiper - Plaice Cove, Hampton

11 White-rumped Sandpipers behind Little Jack’s, Hampton

60 Bonaparte’s Gulls and 3 Ruddy Turnstones at Seal Rocks, Rye

2 Virginia Rails, Borthwick Marsh, Portsmouth

3 Upland Sandpipers from “the billboard” at the southeast end of Pease


Generally a quiet day at the coast.


Becky Suomala,

Concord, NH

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Date: 8/24/19 3:53 pm
From: John Ranta <john.f.ranta...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nighthawks in Peterborough
This afternoon, at a friend’s barbecue, I watched groups of nighthawks gather and circle together, and then drift south. There were 4-5 groups in the course of an hour, 10-15 birds in each group.

John Ranta

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Date: 8/24/19 1:44 pm
From: Sylvia Hartmann <s42yth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] bald eagles
Yesterday late morning I saw a single eagle circling just east of east side plaza/Hanover street in Manchester, nh. Today early afternoon my son saw two eagles circling together in the same area of east side plaza.
Sylvia Hartmann. Manchester, nh.

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Date: 8/24/19 9:54 am
From: 'MascomaBirds' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Fw: Mascoma Chapter Birding Event Saturday, August 24



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Begin forwarded message:

On Saturday, August 24, 2019, 12:52 PM, MascomaBirds <mascomabirds...> wrote:

Finding early fall migrants - both waterfowl and land birds - was the objective of the twenty-one birders who gathered at the Norwich end of the Ledyard  Bridge with early morning, river valley fog lingering and the temperature hovering around 47. Over the course of the next three hours, making three stops, the party would record a total of 37 species. Highlights included a Baltimore oriole at the Ledyard Bridge, a green-winged teal at "Pompy Flats" and a green heron and black-billed cuckoo at Campbell Flats.

Complete lists for the morning's count can be view by clicking on the eBird links below.

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Thanks to George Clark, Susan Tiholiz, Ed Hack and Blake Allison for co-leading. Thanks to Susan for keeping the eBird count lists.

Mascoma Chapter of New Hampshire Audubon


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Date: 8/24/19 6:44 am
From: Chad Witko <chadjwitko...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Monadnock Region Birding Cup Final Reminder
Greetings,

This is a friendly reminder that in three weeks (September 14th), the
Antioch Bird Club will host its 1st Annual Monadnock Region Birding Cup!

https://www.monadnockregionbirdingcup.com/

Whether the Monadnock Region is your local patch providing a home-field
advantage or you're from the Seacoast getting your land legs, we welcome
birders of all ages and skill levels from across the state (and
beyond)! This 12-hour birding competition will take place within the
Monadnock Region, pitting teams against each other in a friendly
competition to see and hear as many species of birds as possible across six
categories.

The event is $35 per adult, $25 per student, and youths (under 18) are
free. All proceeds above the cost of the event help to support the Antioch
Bird Club in our effort to create a scholarship fund to support graduate
students conducting bird research in the Monadnock Region.

While registration for the event is open up until the day before the event,
if you would like to receive a free, event t-shirt, please register no
later than September 1. If you are unable to compete in the event but would
like to support it with a one-time contribution, there is information for
Kinglet-level sponsorship on the site. We are still accepting
small-business sponsorships as well.

Finally, to not overwhelm this group, I anticipate this will be the last
call for registration. However, we encourage all participants of the cup to
share their pre-event sightings on the listserv to help make this a truly
community-based event.

Cheers,

*Chad Witko*
"I came to believe birds are the most vivid expression of life. It made me
aware of the world in which we live."
Roger Tory Peterson

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Date: 8/23/19 7:38 pm
From: Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift <birdwsg...>
Subject: [NHBirds] A Birder Inspires Hope and Courage.
This past Tuesday, the birding community lost one of its pillars. Ida Giriunas was a long-time friend, mentor, and an inspiration to all who knew her. At 91, she had led more Brookline Bird Club trips than anyone, organized and ran the nationally known pelagic trips out of Massachusetts, and her courage and determination inspired all that she came in contact with. Her often direct and gruff approach was easily overcome by her sense of humor and sweet smile. She was the “Energizer Bunny” of the local birding community, fearless of what might happen, and she birded through her bouts with illness and treatments until the end. It was the birds that kept her determined to keep going, and she was an inspiration to everyone around her.

One of my fondest inspirational moments that Ida exemplified for me was our quest for the yellow rail that I wrote in my weekly column back in 2006. In her memory, you may read it on our website with photos, or in this Saturday's edition of the Newburyport Daily News:

On our website:
http://www.birdwatcherssupplyandgifts.com/Words/Words2019/Aug_24_19.htm (non-mobile link)

Or in my column in the Newburyport Daily News:
www.newburyportnews.com

Humbly,
Steve

Steve Grinley
Bird Watcher's Supply & Gift
194 Route 1, Newburyport, MA 01950
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Date: 8/23/19 3:07 pm
From: 'Molly Jacobson' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 54 Nighthawks in Durham
FOY for me...spotted between 5-5:30 at Oyster River Landing.-Molly JacobsonMerrimack

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Date: 8/23/19 12:16 pm
From: Anne Ryc <annehadshi...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 2 Great egrets at Horseshoe pond
In Concord.

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Date: 8/23/19 12:08 pm
From: Jcgreardon <jcgreardon...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Great regret in concord



No regrets! 😜😜







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> On Aug 23, 2019 at 3:06 PM, <Anne Ryc (mailto:<annehadshi...>)> wrote:
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Date: 8/23/19 12:06 pm
From: Anne Ryc <annehadshi...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Great regret in concord
At Horseshoe pond on the north side

AH

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Date: 8/23/19 10:15 am
From: Jcgreardon <jcgreardon...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Help?







Juvenile heron or Great Egret?



Thanks in advance!



Jeanne








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