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11/18/17 10:07 am Samuel Lewis <samlewis100...> [NHBirds] Chukar - Epping
11/18/17 9:58 am Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Penacook November Record!
11/18/17 7:02 am Anne Ryc <annehadshi...> [NHBirds] pileated in Concord
11/18/17 5:03 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (17 Nov 2017) 19 Raptors
11/18/17 5:03 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (17 Nov 2017) 19 Raptors
11/17/17 7:33 pm Dan Hubbard <danielhubbard...> [NHBirds] Rochester WTP Tree Swallow, Iceland Gull
11/17/17 2:03 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (17 Nov 2017) 11 Raptors
11/17/17 1:04 pm Howard Muscott <hmuscott...> [NHBirds] Re: Stoddard snowy owl no-show as of 9:30 this morning
11/17/17 8:16 am Howard Muscott <hmuscott...> [NHBirds] Re: Stoddard snowy owl no-show as of 9:30 this morning
11/17/17 6:59 am eric masterson <erictheirish...> [NHBirds] Stoddard snowy owl no-show as of 9:30 this morning
11/16/17 12:50 pm Kathy Dube <kiedube...> [NHBirds] snow buntings
11/16/17 11:28 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> Re: [NHBirds] Snowy in Stoddard
11/16/17 10:05 am Kathy Dube <kiedube...> [NHBirds] N. shrike
11/16/17 8:15 am Jim and Julie Moulton <jmoultons...> [NHBirds] Snowy in Stoddard
11/16/17 5:56 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (15 Nov 2017) 13 Raptors
11/15/17 2:44 pm 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Lyme Injured Snow Goose Wednesday Afternoon Update
11/15/17 2:20 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (15 Nov 2017) 32 Raptors
11/15/17 10:44 am DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...> [NHBirds] American Coots- Rollinsford NH
11/15/17 6:10 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (13 Nov 2017) Raptors
11/15/17 3:53 am Jim <jimkegley...> [NHBirds] NH Audubon Nashaway Chapter program tonight
11/14/17 5:39 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (14 Nov 2017) Raptors
11/14/17 2:51 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (14 Nov 2017) 4 Raptors
11/14/17 12:04 pm 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Rough-legged Hawk at Carter Hill now
11/14/17 10:46 am Stephen Mirick <smirick...> Re: [NHBirds] Re: Absence of birds?
11/14/17 6:12 am Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...> [NHBirds] Re: Absence of birds?
11/13/17 7:37 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, November 13, 2017
11/13/17 5:49 pm Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Absence of birds?
11/13/17 6:15 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (12 Nov 2017) 9 Raptors
11/13/17 5:21 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (12 Nov 2017) 29 Raptors
11/13/17 4:40 am chris gagnon <cgagnon...> [NHBirds] white mallard??
11/12/17 5:05 pm Christine Sheridan <cmsbirds...> [NHBirds] A wisp of Snipe...Nashua
11/12/17 3:31 pm Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Penacook Survey - a surfeit of thrushes
11/12/17 5:22 am Eduardo del Solar <edelsolar2...> [NHBirds] Donation of Birds of the Americas framed prints
11/12/17 5:14 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (11 Nov 2017) 23 Raptors
11/11/17 4:31 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (11 Nov 2017) 17 Raptors
11/11/17 1:46 pm Scott Young <sayoung603...> [NHBirds] > 22,000 blackbirds/Strafford
11/11/17 12:39 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Winter on the NH Coast (Yellow Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, etc.)
11/11/17 10:05 am Leo McKillop <weomck...> [NHBirds] Gadwall - Eel Pond
11/11/17 9:40 am 'Nancy' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Adult Bald Eagle Nashua
11/11/17 5:32 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (10 Nov 2017) 3 Raptors
11/10/17 5:35 pm 'Scottydog' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Re: Keene Krif road cattle egret still present
11/10/17 2:26 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (10 Nov 2017) 7 Raptors
11/10/17 11:17 am <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Lake Sunapee arrivals... FINALLY
11/9/17 7:36 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (09 Nov 2017) 22 Raptors
11/9/17 6:46 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (08 Nov 2017) 125 Raptors
11/9/17 5:50 pm Milton Trimitsis <trimitsis...> [NHBirds] Woodcock in Sullivan
11/9/17 3:22 pm DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...> [NHBirds] 22 black-bellied plovers Rye ( believe correct ID)
11/9/17 2:12 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (09 Nov 2017) 12 Raptors
11/9/17 12:46 pm Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...> [NHBirds] New York Corncrake - Expired
11/9/17 8:04 am danafox <danafox...> [NHBirds] 200 cowbirds Plaistow
11/9/17 6:34 am Leo McKillop <weomck...> [NHBirds] Lapland longspurs Hampton Beach State Park
11/9/17 4:20 am Matt Tarr <matt.tarr...> [NHBirds] Snow buntings Alton
11/8/17 2:19 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (08 Nov 2017) 34 Raptors
11/8/17 1:09 pm David Govatski Gmail <david.govatski...> [NHBirds] Black-backed Woodpecker at Little Cherry Pond in Jefferson
11/8/17 4:36 am JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...> [NHBirds] Re: a day at the beach 11/6 : ID's update and question
11/8/17 4:36 am Debra Powers <dmp2ec...> [NHBirds] Injured Sandhill crane update
11/8/17 3:59 am Sylvia Hartmann <s42yth...> [NHBirds] Flicker
11/7/17 5:49 pm Jeanne-Marie Maher <jeannemariemaher...> [NHBirds] A day at the beach 11/6
11/7/17 4:54 pm Kathy Dube <kiedube...> [NHBirds] cattle egrets
11/7/17 3:44 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (07 Nov 2017) 97 Raptors
11/7/17 2:22 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (05 Nov 2017) 20 Raptors
11/7/17 2:10 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (04 Nov 2017) 113 Raptors
11/7/17 1:25 pm Kathy Dube <kiedube...> [NHBirds] spruce grouse
11/7/17 12:48 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (07 Nov 2017) 49 Raptors
11/7/17 9:41 am DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...> [NHBirds] Update on injured sandhill crane
11/7/17 9:38 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> Re: [NHBirds] Golden Eagle and more migrating now
11/7/17 8:39 am Debra Powers <dmp2ec...> [NHBirds] Injured sandhill crane
11/7/17 7:35 am Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...> [NHBirds] lots of Ring-billed Gulls, Snow Bunting - Salem
11/7/17 7:15 am 'Geoff N.' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] November reptile
11/7/17 6:33 am eric masterson <erictheirish...> [NHBirds] Keene Krif road cattle egret still present
11/7/17 6:26 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Golden Eagle and more migrating now
11/6/17 7:39 pm bikenbird via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] ***NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter Wednesday November 8, 2017 Program - A Birder's Trip to Trinidad and Tobago***
11/6/17 6:54 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, November 6, 2017
11/6/17 3:28 pm 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Red-eyed Vireo - Pittsfield
11/6/17 2:39 pm David Govatski <david.govatski...> [NHBirds] Pondicherry birds and news from Monday
11/6/17 11:44 am 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Lyme Loon Monday Morning
11/6/17 7:48 am Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Stop the Presses! Turkeys found in Concord!!!
11/6/17 7:21 am Ken Klapper <kklapper...> [NHBirds] Sandwich Fairgrounds - Snow Buntings and Tree Sparrows
11/6/17 7:12 am birdrecords <birdrecords...> [NHBirds] Cattle Egrets, Milan - Yes
11/6/17 4:56 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (05 Nov 2017) 37 Raptors
11/5/17 6:18 pm Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...> [NHBirds] Brant, presumed Pine Grosbeak - Powwow Pond
11/5/17 5:28 pm Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Concord November Challenge Results
11/5/17 4:02 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Coastal Roundup - 93 species (Cave Swallow, WE Vireo, Yellow Warbler, Chat, Indigo Bunting, S-E Owls)
11/5/17 3:56 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] NH Coast (Huge migration, White-eyed Vireo Glaucous and Iceland Gulls)
11/5/17 2:45 pm Leo McKillop <weomck...> [NHBirds] Pickering Ponds - Rose-breasted Grosbeak
11/5/17 12:43 pm Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...> [NHBirds] common grackle, Richmond
11/5/17 4:53 am Fred Sladen <fwsladen...> [NHBirds] Russell Pond waterfowl
11/4/17 9:10 pm Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...> [NHBirds] Swanzey Brant
11/4/17 7:20 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (04 Nov 2017) 93 Raptors
11/4/17 7:12 pm Jen Esten <jennifere1234...> [NHBirds] Storm
11/4/17 6:06 pm <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Horned Larks - Sunapee
11/4/17 4:31 pm Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Concord November Challenge - Day 1
11/4/17 2:05 pm David Govatski <david.govatski...> [NHBirds] Pondicherry Bufflehead, Scoters, Otter and Trails
11/4/17 8:44 am Bob Crowley <crbob...> [NHBirds] Re: [Maine-birds] Fryeburg's Cranes
11/4/17 5:19 am Eduardo del Solar <edelsolar2...> [NHBirds] Birds of the America prints, Donation
11/4/17 5:10 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (03 Nov 2017) 11 Raptors
11/4/17 2:47 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (03 Nov 2017) 5 Raptors
11/3/17 6:11 pm Jeanne-Marie Maher <jeannemariemaher...> [NHBirds] Kettle of turkey vultures
11/3/17 5:33 pm Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...> [NHBirds] Re: Regarding the Great Curassow
11/3/17 5:33 pm Scott Spangenberg <sjspangenberg...> Re: [NHBirds] Cattle Egret, Keene
11/3/17 2:31 pm Christine Sheridan <cmsbirds...> Re: [NHBirds] Re: Over the pond duck identification
11/3/17 1:36 pm Edward Larrabee <rockhill152...> [NHBirds] Re: Over the pond duck identification
11/3/17 12:51 pm Robert Rotberg <rirotberg...> Re: [NHBirds] Regarding the Great Curassow
11/3/17 12:42 pm Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...> [NHBirds] Regarding the Great Curassow
11/3/17 11:11 am Alfred Maley <alfredmaley...> [NHBirds] Want Hawks? Visit Panama’s Canopy Tower.
11/3/17 7:05 am Steve Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Dickcissel in Durham
11/3/17 6:30 am David Govatski <david.govatski...> [NHBirds] Jefferson Notch Road closed due to storm damage
11/3/17 6:11 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (02 Nov 2017) 10 Raptors
11/3/17 6:07 am 'W' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Cattle Egret, Keene
11/3/17 6:00 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Nov 2017) 17 Raptors
11/2/17 2:18 pm 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] White-winged Scoters and Ruddy Ducks - Wilson Pond, Swanzey
11/2/17 2:02 pm David Govatski <david.govatski...> [NHBirds] Pondicherry Trails and Birds
11/2/17 10:10 am Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...> [NHBirds] Spofford Lake
11/2/17 9:10 am Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...> [NHBirds] Merlin/Harrier/ snake?
11/1/17 7:12 pm Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...> [NHBirds] Cuckoo in Dover
11/1/17 5:35 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (01 Nov 2017) 21 Raptors
11/1/17 5:04 pm eric masterson <erictheirish...> [NHBirds] Brant in Hancock
11/1/17 3:00 pm Edward Larrabee <rockhill152...> [NHBirds] Over the pond duck identification
11/1/17 10:06 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Inland waterbirds - Dunlin, Brant, RT Loon
11/1/17 9:40 am Hector Galbraith <hg2...> [NHBirds] Hinsdale migrants
11/1/17 6:25 am mresch8702 via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Black Vulture, Portsmouth, 10/31
11/1/17 5:06 am Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...> [NHBirds] Exeter blackbird migration
11/1/17 5:01 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (31 Oct 2017) 17 Raptors
10/31/17 3:29 pm Chad Witko <chadjwitko...> [NHBirds] CT River Long-tailed Duck
10/31/17 2:06 pm DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...> [NHBirds] scaup eel pond rye ?
10/31/17 1:57 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (31 Oct 2017) 12 Raptors
10/31/17 9:31 am eric masterson <erictheirish...> [NHBirds] 600mm wildlife lens for sale
10/31/17 8:35 am Mik Oyler <oylermik...> [NHBirds] Red Crossbills
10/31/17 8:32 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] BRANT at Carter Hill
10/31/17 7:19 am Pamela Hunt <phunt...> [NHBirds] Swans at Carter Hill
10/31/17 6:01 am 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Woodcock - Pittsfield
10/29/17 7:26 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, October 30, 2017
10/29/17 4:44 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] NH Coast Sea Watch (Caspian Terns, 7,000 Cormorants, etc.)
10/29/17 1:00 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (28 Oct 2017) 33 Raptors
10/29/17 7:22 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (28 Oct 2017) 28 Raptors
10/28/17 3:42 pm 'Stephen Whitney' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Buffleheads on Pemi
10/28/17 3:27 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Coastal Odds & Ends (YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, Yellow Warbler, 2 Dickcissels, OC Warbler, etc)
10/28/17 1:09 pm Susan Wrisley <swrisley13...> [NHBirds] Townsend's Solitaire - Yes
10/28/17 12:14 pm 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Lyme Black Scoter Late Saturday Morning
10/28/17 6:01 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE at Pack Monadnock
10/27/17 6:35 pm Jon Woolf <jsw...> [NHBirds] Coastbirding 10/27
10/27/17 4:45 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (27 Oct 2017) 51 Raptors
10/27/17 4:10 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (27 Oct 2017) 63 Raptors
10/27/17 3:49 pm 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Bald Eagles and Black Scoters at Wilder Dam and Kilowatt South Friday Morning
10/27/17 3:02 pm mresch8702 via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Clay-colored Sparrow, BH Vireo, Pipits, plus, Woodmont Orchard, Hollis, 10/27
10/27/17 12:11 pm DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...> [NHBirds] golden crowned kinglet? ID help please
10/27/17 6:27 am birdrecords <birdrecords...> [NHBirds] Cattle Egrets, Milan
10/25/17 2:24 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (25 Oct 2017) 1 Raptors
10/25/17 2:03 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (25 Oct 2017) Raptors
10/24/17 6:40 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (24 Oct 2017) 4 Raptors
10/24/17 6:02 pm <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Pine Siskin - Lake Sunapee
10/24/17 12:48 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] NH Coast Seawatch (3 species of shearwaters, Harlequin Ducks and lots more Gannets!)
10/23/17 6:51 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, October 23, 2017
10/23/17 4:45 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (23 Oct 2017) 18 Raptors
10/23/17 3:47 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (22 Oct 2017) 23 Raptors
10/23/17 3:05 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (21 Oct 2017) 19 Raptors
10/23/17 2:34 pm Carolyn Payzant <carolynpayzant...> [NHBirds] Juncos
10/23/17 9:24 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (20 Oct 2017) 42 Raptors
10/23/17 7:54 am Batwrangler <batwrangler...> Re: [NHBirds] Mystery bird in Hooksett
10/23/17 7:48 am ROBERT SWEET <rgsweet...> [NHBirds] Mystery bird in Hooksett
10/23/17 7:32 am Stephanie Parkinson <sparkinson...> [NHBirds] Cap. Chapter: CONCORD NOVEMBER CHALLENGE
10/23/17 7:19 am Steve Bennett <sbennett999...> [NHBirds] Gallinule at Eel Pond as of 10AM
10/22/17 6:03 pm Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...> [NHBirds] Offshore boat trip with Eastmans
10/22/17 5:41 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (22 Oct 2017) 114 Raptors
10/22/17 5:21 pm Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...> [NHBirds] Common Gallinule at Eel Pond
10/22/17 5:12 pm Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...> [NHBirds] Dickcissel, Goss Farm yesterday
10/22/17 4:55 am Patricia Wood <patriciamaxwellwood...> [NHBirds] Exeter Water Treatment Plant Question
10/21/17 4:53 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (21 Oct 2017) 50 Raptors
10/21/17 3:06 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Odiorne Point SP (Short-eared Owl, Forster's Terns, 10 Species of butterflies!)
10/20/17 4:26 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (20 Oct 2017) 54 Raptors
10/20/17 4:57 am DEBRA LAVALLEY <dlv...> [NHBirds] Bald Eagle - Pied Billed Grebe Horseshoe Pond, Concord
10/20/17 4:34 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (19 Oct 2017) 10 Raptors
10/19/17 6:00 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (16 Oct 2017) 34 Raptors
10/19/17 5:25 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (19 Oct 2017) 50 Raptors
10/19/17 11:26 am Gail Coffey <gcoffeywriter...> [NHBirds] Blue-headed Vireos and Yellow-rumped Warblers-Wilton
 
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Date: 11/18/17 10:07 am
From: Samuel Lewis <samlewis100...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Chukar - Epping
About 30 minutes ago on Rte.87 just after Jacob's Well Road. The little
fellow was 5 feet from the side of the road pecking at the ground for some
grub.

We watched for 10 minutes until he/she crossed the road (there is some sort
of adaptable chicken joke in there somewhere).

--
Samuel Lewis
Exeter, NH

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Date: 11/18/17 9:58 am
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Penacook November Record!
Greetings all,



I found 38 species on this morning's survey, which sets a new all-time
record for the month of November.



Highlights:



1) Six species of waterfowl, including a continuing female Goldeneye
and a linger pair of Wood Ducks. A total of 9 Hooded Mergansers on the river
suggests they're been displaced by ice in smaller wooded ponds over the last
week.

2) Roughly 100 Red-winged Blackbirds behind Murray's Greenhouses along
River Road

3) A flyover Red Crossbill at the latter location

4) Five species of sparrows (including a Fox), with a big influx of
juncos (103)



Good birding,

Pam Hunt

Penacook, NH



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the world."

- Alexander von Humboldt



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Date: 11/18/17 7:02 am
From: Anne Ryc <annehadshi...>
Subject: [NHBirds] pileated in Concord
Two pileated woodpeckers and one red-tail hawk on the same tree! the local
small birds were not happy

Anne H.
Concord

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Date: 11/18/17 5:03 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (17 Nov 2017) 19 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 17, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 24 324
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 3 22 163
Northern Harrier 0 10 82
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 53 1179
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 142
Northern Goshawk 0 3 17
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 121 180
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 14 205 319
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 1 5 7
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 64
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 6
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 9 50

Total: 19 473 11781
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Jeanne-Marie Maher

Visitors:
11


Weather:
This was a hang-onto-everything-you've-got sort of day with the WNW wind
tearing at anything not nailed down and giving flight to objects not meant
to go airborne. The morning overcast was pushed clear of the mountain by
noon, and by the end of the day just a few cumulus lingered far to the
north. The temperature ranged within a few degrees of either side of 30F.

Raptor Observations:
Watch your scope blow over in one direction and a Red-tailed Hawk holding
completely still in a kite in the other. Large raptors were undeterred by
the gusty conditions, though even the eagles were bounced around a little.
The Golden Eagle came through in the 11am hour; the first adult of the
season and putting us within a bird of our average for that species.

Non-raptor Observations:
The local songbirds were hunkered down and even the ravens were around in
smaller numbers than usual.

Non-raptor day list:
Common Raven- 11
Dark-eyed Junco- 12
White-throated Sparrow- 1

Predictions:
Looks like we'll get a bit of a break between storm systems. There will be
increasing clouds ahead of the oncoming rain, and the wind will be out of
the southwest at 10-15mph. It should feel mild with a temps in the low 40s.
We'll see what's flying on the lighter wind!
========================================================================
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: 11/18/17 5:03 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (17 Nov 2017) 19 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 24 324
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 3 22 163
Northern Harrier 0 10 82
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 53 1179
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 142
Northern Goshawk 0 3 17
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 121 180
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 14 205 319
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 1 5 7
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 64
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 6
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 9 50

Total: 19 473 11781
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Jeanne-Marie Maher

Visitors:
11


Weather:
This was a hang-onto-everything-you've-got sort of day with the WNW wind
tearing at anything not nailed down and giving flight to objects not meant
to go airborne. The morning overcast was pushed clear of the mountain by
noon, and by the end of the day just a few cumulus lingered far to the
north. The temperature ranged within a few degrees of either side of 30F.

Raptor Observations:
Watch your scope blow over in one direction and a Red-tailed Hawk holding
completely still in a kite in the other. Large raptors were undeterred by
the gusty conditions, though even the eagles were bounced around a little.
The Golden Eagle came through in the 11am hour; the first adult of the
season and putting us within a bird of our average for that species.

Non-raptor Observations:
The local songbirds were hunkered down and even the ravens were around in
smaller numbers than usual.

Non-raptor day list:
Common Raven- 11
Dark-eyed Junco- 12
White-throated Sparrow- 1

Predictions:
Looks like we'll get a bit of a break between storm systems. There will be
increasing clouds ahead of the oncoming rain, and the wind will be out of
the southwest at 10-15mph. It should feel mild with a temps in the low 40s.
We'll see what's flying on the lighter wind!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 11/17/17 7:33 pm
From: Dan Hubbard <danielhubbard...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rochester WTP Tree Swallow, Iceland Gull
The Tree Swallow found by Jason Lambert on Monday at the Rochester WTP continued there this am. It was skimming the pristine waters for ?? Are there still insects active? There was also an immature Iceland Gull; first of the fall. The male Northern Pintail, Ruddy Ducks, and Buffleheads continue. There was a Northern Harrier at the Strafford County Farm. Dan Hubbard, Rochester

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Date: 11/17/17 2:03 pm
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Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (17 Nov 2017) 11 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 20 429
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 0 14 96
Northern Harrier 1 12 53
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 79 866
Cooper's Hawk 0 15 129
Northern Goshawk 0 1 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 60 87
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 10 136 219
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 0 3 51
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 5 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 10 52

Total: 11 360 6269
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Dick & Marsha Haas, Pam Hunt

Visitors:
Ten - thanks to all for the company, questions, cookies, and sharing the
raptors!


Weather:
Overcast with strong winds (20-30mph, gusting to 40+) coming straight from
Mt. Kearsarge. The winds moderated a bit, and the sun came out by the
afternoon. Temps in the low to mid 30s.

Raptor Observations:
Red-tails trickled steadily through the day, with many low birds... but a
few surprisingly high in the gale-force winds. The harrier was a gray
ghost with a few brownish feathers that made for one beautiful raptor. It
flew right over the camel hump maples, low over the center of the north
orchard, buffeted by the winds the whole time. There were two non-migrant
Bald Eagles seen today, an immature giving a tantalizing Golden imitation,
and a spectacular adult cutting over the northeast corner of the orchard
and giving some of the best views of this species for the season.

Non-raptor Observations:
Five Canada Geese, five HOODED MERGANSER, two gull species (a Ring-billed
and a Herring), a Downy Woodpecker, two ravens, three crows, one robin,
five bluebirds, one starling, one junco, and 10 goldfinch.

Predictions:
A bit warmer and a whole lot less windy. Mostly cloudy with a SSE breeze.
A few raptors that were held back by today's wall of wind should push
through.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
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Date: 11/17/17 1:04 pm
From: Howard Muscott <hmuscott...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Stoddard snowy owl no-show as of 9:30 this morning
There has been no sign of the snowy owl in Stoddard through 3 PM today.

On Friday, November 17, 2017 at 11:16:41 AM UTC-5, Howard Muscott wrote:
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> It's a windy day and in my experience, they hunker down. Thanks for the
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> On Friday, November 17, 2017 at 9:59:03 AM UTC-5, eric masterson wrote:
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Date: 11/17/17 8:16 am
From: Howard Muscott <hmuscott...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Stoddard snowy owl no-show as of 9:30 this morning
It's a windy day and in my experience, they hunker down. Thanks for the
update Eric.

On Friday, November 17, 2017 at 9:59:03 AM UTC-5, eric masterson wrote:
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Date: 11/17/17 6:59 am
From: eric masterson <erictheirish...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Stoddard snowy owl no-show as of 9:30 this morning


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Date: 11/16/17 12:50 pm
From: Kathy Dube <kiedube...>
Subject: [NHBirds] snow buntings
route 16 Cambridge, 6 snow buntings

Kathy Dube
Berlin

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Date: 11/16/17 11:28 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Snowy in Stoddard
Female Snowy Owl still on grounds of Carlisle Plank Flooring. Thanks to Jim for posting. Staff here are very friendly and willing to host birders, and property isn't gated, so you can access during daylight hours. Please park in designated areas to stay out of the way of traffic and employees, and be courteous, as always.

Bird has moved a couple of times between rooftops of buildings and utility poles. Access the site from Route 9 just west of the junction for Route 123 south towards Hancock. Carlisle is on the south side of the highway across from an auto yard.

Phil Brown
Hancock

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Date: 11/16/17 10:05 am
From: Kathy Dube <kiedube...>
Subject: [NHBirds] N. shrike
today, route 116 Jefferson, northern Shrike

Kathy Dube
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Date: 11/16/17 8:15 am
From: Jim and Julie Moulton <jmoultons...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Snowy in Stoddard
Just received a report of a Snowy Owl sitting atop a roof at Carlisle Plank
Flooring off Rte 9.

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Date: 11/16/17 5:56 am
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Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (15 Nov 2017) 13 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 20 429
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 1 14 96
Northern Harrier 1 11 52
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 79 866
Cooper's Hawk 1 15 129
Northern Goshawk 0 1 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 60 87
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 6 126 209
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 0 3 51
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 5 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 10 52

Total: 13 349 6258
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Crawford Lyons

Visitors:
Eight


Weather:
A beautiful late fall day with temps from the low 30s to the mid 40s, and a
light variable wind. When the sky went from partly cloudy to mostly, one
felt a bit of a chill.

Raptor Observations:
A bakers dozen of migrants - the common buteos, accipiters, plus an
immature Bald Eagle and a Northern Harrier. The Concord-area Peregrine
Falcon pair put in an appearance, soaring high over the camel hump maples
before shooting off to the east. A local adult Bald Eagle came from the
northeast to soar over the Contoocook River for a while, before flying back
from whence it came.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ninety-six Canada Geese, three Mallards, a Black Duck, two dozen
Ring-billed Gulls, three woodpecker spp (Downy, Hairy, and Pileated),
several Blue Jays, 88 crows, a few ravens, four Horned Larks, a chickadee,
two robins, four bluebirds, a half dozen starlings, a smattering of juncos,
a cardinal, ~50 goldfinch, and a few House Sparrows.

Predictions:
It should be a rainout. Friday will clear out on moderately strong
northwest winds.... hopefully bringing something big out of the north.
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Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
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Date: 11/15/17 2:44 pm
From: 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lyme Injured Snow Goose Wednesday Afternoon Update
Despite the lack of any sightings Wednesday morning and early afternoon, I decided around 3:30 p.m., I to visit the corn field on Post Pond Lane where the snow goose was last viewed Tuesday afternoon.
I did locate the bird. It obligingly was standing just inside the tree line at the field's southern edge. I parked about 50 yards from the goose. I started to walk into the field to get a closer look, and the bird immediately retreated into the woods.

A few moments thereafter, I was joined by Post Pond Lane resident John Quimby who had earlier made several unsuccessful attempts to locate the goose. While we were chatting, the bird reappeared at the wood's edge.
John could not stay, but I was able to reach Lyme's licensed bird rehabilitator Catherine Greenleaf who runs St. Francis Wild Bird Hospital. She arrived on the scene about 4:00 with a couple of nets. Shortly thereafter, the goose started working its way into the corn field stubble to forage. With the bird about five yards away from the tree cover, Catherine decided to circle around behind it to see if a capture could be made. She was about fifteen yards away when the goose took flight. It circled as if intending to return to the field but seeing Catherine there, it flew off the short distance to Clay Brook disappearing behind the brook's tree and shrub buffer.
The fact the bird seems alert, wants to eat and can fly are reasons for hope. However, Catherine did observe that the bird has a neck wound. and it likely is weakened from lack of food and loss of blood. We'll return Thursday morning and hope for the best.
Blake Allison
Lyme, NH 03768-3400


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Date: 11/15/17 2:20 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (15 Nov 2017) 32 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 24 324
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 1 19 160
Northern Harrier 0 10 82
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 53 1179
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 142
Northern Goshawk 1 3 17
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 121 180
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 21 191 305
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 1 4 6
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 64
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 9 50

Total: 32 454 11762
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Nancy Moreau, Phil and Alden Brown

Visitors:
9


Weather:
Today was a gem of November. Snow-dusted spruces became chimeras as the sun
melted their southern halves back to plain evergreen. Cumulus gradually
filled in the sky, low enough for ravens to play in their frothy
undersides. What little wind there was came mostly out of the east, with
the occasional breath from the north or west to provide variety.

Raptor Observations:
Large buteos and small accipiters filled most of the count's hours. Eagles
took over shortly after 1pm when an immature bald and a juvenile golden
found parallel thermals off to the east and circled almost within the same
binocular view.

Non-raptor Observations:
Crossbills circled the summit and landed in the spruces. Around 60
Dark-eyed Juncos arrived overnight and kept the brush busy with their
chirrs and chips. Goose flocks pushed through steadily, most numbering
around 20 birds.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Canada Goose- 269
Mallard- 34
Herring Gull- 2
American Crow- 24
Ceder Waxwing- 2
Snow Bunting- 1
Pine Siskin- 2
White-winged Crossbill- 25
Red Crossbill- 7
American Goldfinch- 2
finch sp.- 6

Predictions:
Rain
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
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Date: 11/15/17 10:44 am
From: DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] American Coots- Rollinsford NH
A million miles away...lol, pic is awful, but very cool to see.


Deb Powers-South Berwick Maine


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Date: 11/15/17 6:10 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (13 Nov 2017) Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 13, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 24 324
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 0 18 159
Northern Harrier 0 10 82
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 50 1176
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 142
Northern Goshawk 0 2 16
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 117 176
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 0 170 284
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 3 5
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 64
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 8 49

Total: 0 422 11730
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Julie Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
1


Weather:
A dreary day. No visibility with rain and snow showers. Left at noon.

Raptor Observations:
None

Non-raptor Observations:
dark-eyed junco
black-capped chickadee
white-throated sparrow
common raven
blue jay
northern flicker
flock of red crossbills
========================================================================
Report submitted by Julie Brown (<julie_tilden...>)
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Date: 11/15/17 3:53 am
From: Jim <jimkegley...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Audubon Nashaway Chapter program tonight
Tonight in Nashua, consider how tree identification can enhance birding skills ...

Monthly Program: 7 pm, Wednesday Nov. 15 at Nashua Library
Tree Identification
Celeste Barr, a Beaver Brook Association naturalist, will lead a hands-on program in identifying New Hampshire tree species during the winter after leaves have fallen and conifers stand out. We’ll consider identifiers such as bark, bud arrangement, leaf scars, and more.

All programs are free and open to the public. Programs are held in the handicapped accessible theater room if the Nashua Public Library. For more information, contact Program Coordinator Richard Maloon 603-424-5621 or <Richard.maloon...>

Jim Kegley
Hudson
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Date: 11/14/17 5:39 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (14 Nov 2017) Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 14, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 24 324
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 0 18 159
Northern Harrier 0 10 82
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 50 1176
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 142
Northern Goshawk 0 2 16
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 117 176
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 0 170 284
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 3 5
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 64
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 8 49

Total: 0 422 11730
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Henry Walters

Observers: Anne & David Forsyth

Visitors:
Thanks again to Anne and David Forsyth for their patience and company on
this cold, action-packed day. Their tales of Norwegian fish oil and Marbled
Murrelets in the Pribilof Islands staved off the solitary-confinement
feeling.


Weather:
A cold coat of wet snow lighting up the landscape this morning. Overcast
and 27 degrees all day. Weak northeast winds.

Raptor Observations:
A young red-tail kiting over the spruces greeted us this morning before
9:00; little did we suspect she'd be the last raptor of the day! The north
simply had nothing to give us.

Non-raptor Observations:
We hopscotched between snowshoe hare tracks all the way from the parking
lot. Two flocks of robins (19, 15) were our only company at the platform to
speak of. Other migrants were limited to a skein of Canada Geese (16), a
goldfinch, and a handful of juncos and white-throated sparrows. Local
pileated flirted with us from afar in Morse code.

Predictions:
A little sun and slightly warmer...an improvement!
========================================================================
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: 11/14/17 2:51 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (14 Nov 2017) 4 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 14, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 20 429
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 0 13 95
Northern Harrier 1 10 51
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 77 864
Cooper's Hawk 0 14 128
Northern Goshawk 1 1 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 58 85
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 0 120 203
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 1 3 51
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 5 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 10 52

Total: 4 336 6245
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Ken Klapper

Visitors:
2


Weather:
The platform was covered over with an inch and a half of snow this morning,
which hardly had a chance to melt between the 30 degree temperatures and
lack of sunshine. There hardly any wind to speak of, just a slight bit of
drift to the tower of steam rising from the valley.

Raptor Observations:
There were no repeat species among the day's 6 raptors. One of the local
Red-tailed Hawks landed in the big pine at the back of the orchard, and a
Cooper's Hawk seemed to have plans other than migrating. The Merlin was
powering south with a purpose, the latest of its species to be seen at
Carter Hill by 9 days. Just 15 minutes before the end of the official count
period, a light-morph Rough-legged Hawk crossed the back of the orchard and
perched at the tip of a pine high on the hillside. It stayed and preened
for several minutes before continuing on.

Non-raptor Observations:
A total of 35 bird species were observed from the orchard today, from a
female American Wigeon mixed in with a flock of Mallards and American Black
Ducks to a mixed flock of Eastern Bluebirds and a couple of lingering
Chipping Sparrows hanging out in the big maple.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Canada Goose- 102
Mallard- 37
American Black Duck- 6
AMERICAN WIGEON- 1
Common Merganser- 10
anas duck sp.- 1
duck sp.- 1
American Robin- 555
Horned Lark- 1
Common Grackle- 7
Red-winged Blackbird- 47
Brown-headed Cowbird- 2
American Goldfinch- 13
finch sp.- 10
passerine sp.- 55

Predictions:
They're forecasting mostly sunny skies, a high of 40F, and a light wind out
of the southeast. There should be some thermals out there for lift-seeking
migrants.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<trina16...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 11/14/17 12:04 pm
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rough-legged Hawk at Carter Hill now
Katrina reports a perched bird from the hawk watch platform now.

Sent from my iPhone

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Date: 11/14/17 10:46 am
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Re: Absence of birds?
Derek Lovitch passed this along for me to post.

He has some additional thoughts regarding this topic:

https://mebirdingfieldnotes.blog/2017/11/02/why-there-are-no-birds-at-your-feeders-right-now/

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 11/14/17 6:12 am
From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Absence of birds?
Pam Hunt just wrote about "The question of “why are there no birds around.”

Herb Wilson's, who teaches ornithology at Colby University, specializing in
foraging, migration, and habitat selection, posts bi-weekly bird
essays at http://web.colby.edu/mainebirds/author/whwilson/
They are also carried by some Maine newspapers.

His latest one is *Birds Avoiding Feeders* and begins:

"Where are the birds? I’m sure I have been asked this question at least 20
times in the last few weeks. Lots of people are finding that many of our
familiar, common birds have abandoned our feeding stations."

One conclusion he draws conclusion is partial migration of species
depending on natural food supply.

Cliff Otto

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Date: 11/13/17 7:37 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, November 13, 2017
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 13th,
2017.



A SNOWY OWL was seen at Hampton Beach State Park on November 9th.



4 GOLDEN EAGLES were seen from the Carter Hill Raptor Migration Observatory
in Concord on November 7th.



A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen on November 8th, and 1 was seen on the 11th, both
from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough, and a
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen here on the 7th.



Observers at the Carter Hill Raptor Migration Observatory in Concord saw 2
SANDHILL CRANES on November 7th, 8 on the 8th, and 18 on the 11th, all
migrating south. An injured SANDHILL CRANE was seen in Rollinsford on
November 7th and 8th.



3 CATTLE EGRETS continue to be seen at Flint Farm in Milan, and another
CATTLE EGRET was seen foraging in cornfields at Krif Road in Keene on the
November 7th.



A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was seen from the summit of Pack Monadnock in
Peterborough on November 11th.



A WHITE-EYED VIREO was seen in Hampton on November 12th.



A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on
November 12th.



2 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS were seen at Great Bay Farm in Greenland on November
9th and again on the 12th, a WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen here on the 9th,
and 3 LINCOLN’S SPARROWS were seen here on the 12th.



3 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on November 12th.



14 SNOW BUNTINGS were reported from Carter Hill in Concord on November 12th.



4 RED CROSSBILLS were seen at the summit of Pack Monadnock in Peterborough
on November 12th.



A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen along the coast in Rye on November 11th,
and an ICELAND GULL was seen at Hedgehog Pond in Salem on November 9th.



A GREAT EGRET was seen at Meadow Pond in Hampton on November 12th, and a
LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen here on the 7th.



2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen at World End Pond in Salem on November 7th.



4 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were seen on the coast on November 11th, and 2
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were seen at Seabrook Beach on November 8th.



An AMERICAN WOODCOCK was seen in Sullivan on November 9th, and 2 were seen
in Freedom on the 8th. 5 WILSON’S SNIPES were seen in Nashua on November
12th.



2 BRANT were seen at Rye Harbor State Park on November 9th, and 1 was seen
on Highland Lake in Stoddard on the 10th.



A BLACK SCOTER and a RED-BREASTED MERGANSER were seen on Lake Sunapee on
November 10th, and a RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Goose Pond in Canaan on
November 12th.



A GADWALL was seen at Eel Pond in Rye on November 11th, and a NORTHERN
SHOVELER was seen here on the 10th.



11 RUDDY DUCKS were seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on November 11th.



A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was photographed in Rochester on November 7th.



A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was seen in Conway on November 7th.



A BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was seen at Eel Pond in Rye on November 12th.



A TREE SWALLOW was seen in Rochester on November 13th.



A YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on
November 12th, and a BLUE-HEADED VIREO was seen in Pittsfield on the 13th.



Additional lingering songbirds reported during the past week included a
YELLOW WARBLER in Hampton on November 11th, a TENNESEE WARBLER in New Castle
on the 11th, a NORTHERN PARULA in Rye in the 11th, a BLACKPOLL WARBLER in
Rye on the 11th, a PINE WARBLER in Rye on the 11th and 1 in Newton on the
7th, a PALM WARBLER in Rye on the 11th, a MAGNOLIA WARBLER in Rochester on
the 8th, and a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT in Keene on the 8th. Also, there were
several reports of RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, GRAY CATBIRD, and HERMIT THRUSH
during the past week.



A SPRUCE GROUSE was seen along Route 16 in Dummer near the Cambridge town
line on November 7th.



A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen along the Little Cherry Pond trail at the
Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson on November 8th.



A flock of about 200 BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS was seen in Plaistow on November
9th.



Over 20,000 BLACKBIRDS were seen migrating south in Strafford on November
11th.



RAPTOR migration monitoring at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration
Observatory in Peterborough, and at the Carter Hill Raptor Migration
Observatory in Concord will be drawing to a close in mid-November. Pack
Monadnock has reported 11,730 raptors and Carter Hill has reported 6,241
raptors, all since September 1st. The most unusual raptor sightings during
that time were 10 GOLDEN EAGLES and 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS. Thanks are due to
the supporters of New Hampshire Audubon that make this important on-going
research project possible, and to the observatory staff for their
dedication, observation skills, people skills, and long hours during the
2017 fall season!



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: 11/13/17 5:49 pm
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Absence of birds?
Greetings all,



The question of "why are there no birds around" has been coming in to NH
Audubon, NH Fish and Game, and presumably our colleagues across the river in
Vermont, for most of the fall. Seeing as how it just exploded somewhat on
the UV Birders email list, I finally decided to do a little analysis, and
share the results with folks on both that list and the bigger NH.birds
google group.



Our line at Audubon, and one repeated by several folks on UV Birders, is
that a combination of a mild fall and abundant natural food crops has
reduced the "need" (perhaps "inclination" is a better word?) for birds to
visit feeders, and people with feeders are the source of much of the
concern. That said, there have certainly been times when birds also seem
scarce away from feeders as well. The most obvious way to study this
question a little more thoroughly is to look at some data, and in this case
we have an excellent (if I say so myself) dataset with which to work.



In 2005 I moved to Concord, and as those who know me know, I have a tendency
to establish long weekly bird survey routes wherever I live. The "Penacook
Survey Route" was established in August of 2005. It is a 10 km walk and
passes through a mix of forest, wetland, low intensity housing, a couple of
condo complexes, and along a river. I survey this route weekly all year long
(weather and presence permitting) and thus have a wealth of data with which
to answer questions about variation in species phenology, diversity, and
abundance over time.



I extracted the data on 12 common birds for the last 13 falls, focusing on
the period between Oct 1 and Nov 15. For each species, I calculated the
AVERAGE number of birds each year for that 6 week period, and then plotted
that number on a graph by year. I also calculated the average of the
previous 12 years (I'll call it the long-term average) for direct comparison
to 2017.



A picture may be worth a thousand words, but unfortunately I can't/shouldn't
send these graphs to the lists, so a bit of text will have to suffice. I'll
give each species a line or two summary.



1) Mourning Doves go up and down quite a lot since the species is
partially migratory. The long-term average is 5.34, this year it's 5.8. Last
year was near a record low at 2.2.

2) Downy Woodpecker is actually showing a very slow overall increase.
They are down a little this fall (4.8) compared to the long-term average
(5.84)

3) Hairy Woodpecker hovers right around 5 (4.94) and like the Downy is
a little lower this year (4.2).

4) Blue Jay is a species that can vary A LOT depending on accord crops,
and it's also partially migratory. Despite this, numbers are pretty
consistently near 20 (19.92), and the current season finds them at 19.2.

5) Black-capped Chickadees DO show a pretty consistent long-term
decline (which I think is present in other data sets), but are still
abundant. The average for 2017 is 25.4, vs. 31 for the long term. The
average was 29 for the last two years, after a record high of 44 in 2014.

6) Most folks know that Tufted Titmice are slowly increasing, and this
also the case for the Penacook Survey. This year: 13.2, long-term: 13.02.

7) The longer trend for White-breasted Nuthatch is an erratic increase,
but the last few years have shown a drop. The highest was 13 in 2014 and
they're now half that (7.4). The long-term average is 9.

8) I expected White-throated Sparrow to show some noise, and it
certainly did (range is 10-82). That low of ten was actually just last fall,
and this year they're at 35.2 as compared to the long-term average of 34.7.

9) Dark-eyed Juncos are also highly variable, since the numbers I get
in Penacook are entirely non-local birds. They are down significantly this
year (25) compared to last (74) and the long-term (55). Given the mild fall,
many could still be farther north - or there are just fewer of them. Junco
populations seem to follow a rough two-year cycle.

10) Northern Cardinal is a little like the nuthatch: slowly increasing
with a bit of dip this year: 6.8 in 2017 vs 7.3 for the preceding 12 years.

11) House Finch actually surprised me a little. This non-native was
severely impacted by Salmonella in the mid-1990s, and NH populations dropped
like a rock and stayed stable but low ever since. They are steadily
increasing on the Penacook survey however, and hit a record high of 18.6
this fall, compared to the long-term average of 8.7.

12) Last but not least, I expected American Goldfinch to be the most
variable of the lot, since it has a definite two-year cycle in winter data.
Not so in the late fall, however, when the data show a pretty tight range
between 15 and 25. Long-term average is 21.2 while for 2017 it's 21.0. Now
I'm curious whether the two-year cycle shows up in the WINTER data for
Penacook, but THAT analysis is not the subject of this email!



Put all this together, and the majority of species in this subset are stable
or increasing, albeit often with a high degree of variability. Is this
pattern the same everywhere? Certainly not, since innumerable factors
influence bird populations at all manner of spatial and temporal scales.
However, I have no reason to believe that my little corner of NH differs
radically in any major way from anywhere where other birders are looking.
How it MAY differ is in that I have a long-term standardized data set that
covers a fair bit of territory. Based on this I simply cannot support any
conclusion that birds have declined dramatically and that there is something
going on we should be worried about. With luck, your local birds will
eventually find your feeders or favorite haunts. Or not, they kinda tend to
do what they want!



In the meantime, enjoy what you can find and perhaps save a little money on
bird seed.



Pam Hunt

Concord, NH





"The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed
the world."

- Alexander von Humboldt



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Date: 11/13/17 6:15 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (12 Nov 2017) 9 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 12, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 20 429
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 1 13 95
Northern Harrier 0 9 50
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 77 864
Cooper's Hawk 0 14 128
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 58 85
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 7 120 203
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 0 2 50
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 5 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 10 52

Total: 9 332 6241
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Crawford Lyons, Levi Burford

Visitors:
Fifteen - thank to everyone who stopped by and shared interesting
conversation!


Weather:
Partly cloudy, variable to light southeast winds. Temps started in the
upper 20s and climbed to the low 40s for the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Very few migrants moving today, but one was a juvenile Bald Eagle... At
least three other non-migrant Bald Eagles were seen today - another
juvenile and two adults.

Non-raptor Observations:
18 Canada Geese, 4 Mallards, 9 Common Merganser, a Herring Gull, 89 crows,
4 ravens, several blue jays, chickadee, titmouse, 2 robins, 10 bluebirds, 2
Song Sparrows, 2 lingering Chipping Sparrows, several juncos, 14 Snow
Buntings, a male cardinal, 23 goldfinch, a few House Sparrow, and a
White-tailed Deer seen from the property (but outside the fencing) by
Crawford.

Predictions:
Overcast, light north winds, and perhaps a snow or rain shower, especially
in the afternoon. Overall numbers will probably be low but you can't
dismiss the possibility of a Goshawk or Golden Eagle moving through,
especially with some north winds. There have also been some good
non-raptors seen both here and at Pack Monadnock recently - this time of
year exciting birds often turn up when you put in some effort!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
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Date: 11/13/17 5:21 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (12 Nov 2017) 29 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 12, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 24 324
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 1 18 159
Northern Harrier 1 10 82
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 50 1176
Cooper's Hawk 1 11 142
Northern Goshawk 1 2 16
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 117 176
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 21 170 284
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 3 5
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 64
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 8 49

Total: 29 422 11730
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Nancy Moreau

Visitors:
65


Weather:
No sign of Mount Washington today with the southwest wind bringing in just
enough haze to blend out the White Mountains. A few patches of altocirrus
formed islands around which sailing aircraft could leave their con-trail
wake. The temperature brushed 40F after beginning just below 30F, feeling
like a heat wave after the last couple of days.

Raptor Observations:
Red-tailed Hawks were on the move despite the southerly wind, with the
exception of two that spent the entirety of the count hunting over North
Pack. A male Northern Harrier pale as snow and shadow sparked the
discussion as to whether or not white ghost would be a better nickname than
gray. Perhaps silver would be best.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:
Canada Goose- 8
Blue Jay- 2
American Robin- 4
Red Crossbill- 2

Predictions:
Cloudy with a light northeast wind and temperatures in the 30s. There's a
chance of a spot rain or snow shower. As long as the clouds stay high
enough, we should see some migrants. The park is now closed for the season,
but is of course open for hiking and hawk watching. We'll be counting
through the 20th!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 11/13/17 4:40 am
From: chris gagnon <cgagnon...>
Subject: [NHBirds] white mallard??
I saw an interesting duck this morning in Chichester on Dear Meadow Rd. There is a white duck swimming with mallards. I am not sure if it is some kind of domesticated duck or simply a white mallard.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/138601499@N02/



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Hooksett, NH




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Date: 11/12/17 5:05 pm
From: Christine Sheridan <cmsbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] A wisp of Snipe...Nashua
Dylan's post about the Red-breasted Merganser that has shown up for several
years in the same spot on Lake Sunapee reminded me I had not checked on the
Wilson's Snipe that seems to appear annually in the Salmon Brook wetland
just upstream from Improved Machinery Pond off Burke St.

I had looked earlier in the fall, when it usually shows up, but the water
was too high--no mudflats.

Today I peeked through the fence surrounding the wetland and quickly
located a Snipe! Also, four more Snipe!

Which demonstrates nothing--except it's a good spot to look for Snipe in
the fall...

Chris Sheridan
Nashua

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Date: 11/12/17 3:31 pm
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Penacook Survey - a surfeit of thrushes
Greetings all,



Sorry for the delay on this. I meant to send it this morning but got
distracted.



After two days of cold and wind (during which I didn't really even go
outside!), this morning was downright balmy with temperatures just on either
side of freezing. The 10 km Penacook Survey netted an above-average 32
species, with a few noteworthy highlights:



1) Four species of ducks on the Contoocook, including two Common
Goldeneyes. This is only my FOURTH record for the survey (now in its 12th
year; they clearly don't like this river!) and a new record high.

(The other ducks were Mallard, black, and Hooded Merganser)

2) A late Ruby-crowned Kinglet

3) And the highlight of highlights: SIX Hermit Thrushes. All were along
Bog Road in the shrubby/wetlands, and they were in groups of 2 and 4. They
are all the more remarkable in that I only had TWO in all of Sept and Oct (7
surveys), when their migration should have been peaking.



The record for mid-Nov is 37 species, and my list of misses could easily put
me over the edge: Canada Goose, Wild Turkey, Pileated Woodpecker, Common
Raven, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Cedar Waxwing, and American
Tree Sparrow. Of course, if I'd found some of those the unwritten laws of
birding would dictate that I'd NO have found the rarities, once again
illustrating why we do this!



Enjoy,

Pam Hunt

Penacook, NH



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Date: 11/12/17 5:22 am
From: Eduardo del Solar <edelsolar2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Donation of Birds of the Americas framed prints
My Birds of the Americas project was a 10 year project that involved
travelling across the Americas and exhibiting in the New England area once
a year. Due to intensive cross country travel inside the US and new
projects on the way, I am donating my entire BOA collection to conservation
and non-profit organizations. Since my last post about half of my
collection has gone to conservation and non-profit organizations. I am
elated to see many of my images hanging in places that support and promote
conservation strategies. Most of the images I took here in New England or
the US are gone but still have about 40 framed and matted prints from Peru,
Galapagos, Costa Rica and Canada.

These framed prints are free of cost to organizations, large or small, that
are non-profit and/or concentrate on conservation issues, otherwise stated
prices apply. If you are a non-profit and conservation organization, or
know of any organization that fits this profile, please see the link below
of framed and matted prints that are still available at no cost if you fit
that profile. I have about 40 framed and matted prints sized 18 x 24, most
large sized are gone.

Updated list, November 12
http://delsolar.org/docs/prices.html

Feel free to share the link to images I am donating, free of cost to
conservation organizations. If interested, please reply via email, or
phone. First come, first served.

Eduardo del Solar
<delsolar...>
Brighton, Mass.

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617-319-1862

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Date: 11/12/17 5:14 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (11 Nov 2017) 23 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 23 323
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 0 17 158
Northern Harrier 0 9 81
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 50 1176
Cooper's Hawk 0 10 141
Northern Goshawk 0 1 15
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 115 174
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 19 149 263
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 1 3 5
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 64
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 7 48

Total: 23 393 11701
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Becky Suamala, Levi Burford, Mike Gebo, Zeke Cornell

Visitors:
42


Weather:
The starting temperature was 16.9F, feeling like 0 with the wind chill. The
wind was out of the northwest at 10-20mph, dropping off through the
afternoon. Mount Washington was as easy to spot as the daytime moon,
looming in its snow-capped glory behind the rest of the mountains. The air
warmed to the low 30s before falling back to the 20s to end the day.

Raptor Observations:
The day began with a Golden Eagle rising with three ravens to soar down the
ridge. It did not seem to appreciate its ebony escorts, diving on one of
them repeatedly. Migration the rest of the day was surprisingly light given
the conditions.

Non-raptor Observations:
A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD flew overhead this morning at 9:40, the rising
sun lighting up the mustard hues on its face in contrast to the rest of its
dark plumage. It seemed to be a 1st year male or an adult female as we did
not see wing patches and the yellow seemed a shade muted from the pure
lemon hood of an adult male.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Canada Goose- 28
Common Merganser- 6
American Robin- 8
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD- 1
Pine Siskin- 1

Predictions:
Decreasing 5-15mph southwest wind, partly cloudy skies, and temperatures in
the 30s are what's being forecasted. It will probably be a lighter day for
migration, but there are still plenty of red-taileds and Golden Eagles out
there to come...
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 11/11/17 4:31 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (11 Nov 2017) 17 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 20 429
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 0 12 94
Northern Harrier 0 9 50
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 77 864
Cooper's Hawk 0 14 128
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 57 84
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 10 113 196
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 0 2 50
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 5 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 1 10 52

Total: 17 323 6232
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Andre Moraes, Mark Suomala

Visitors:
Twenty-seven.


Weather:
Winter weather to start - temps in the low twenties and NW wind in the
teens, which made it feel like temps in the low teens. Partly to hardly
cloudy all day, with winds and temps moderating a bit.

Raptor Observations:
Lower than expected... Red-tails predominated. A juvenile Bald Eagle seems
to have taken up residence in the area - it gradually flew further and
further north this afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Eighteen SANDHILL CRANES flew southwest along the Contoocook River valley
at 9:15am. Also seen or heard today were 85 Canada Geese, 31 Mallards, 5
Black Ducks, 13 Common Mergansers, a Hairy Woodpecker, the three usual
corvid species, a Titmouse, 2 Robins, 5 Eastern Bluebirds, a male Cardinal,
6 Song Sparrows, 18 Juncos, a late CHIPPING SPARROW, 9 Goldfinch, and a
House Sparrow.

Predictions:
A bit warmer with light south winds. Hey... it's happened on these
conditions before!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 11/11/17 1:46 pm
From: Scott Young <sayoung603...>
Subject: [NHBirds] > 22,000 blackbirds/Strafford
Mostly grackles passing as a sinuous ribbon heading due south. Missed the
first 5 minutes because I didn't look up. I was texting while listening and
expecting the local 500 grackles to roll out of the forest from out back.
-Scott Young

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Date: 11/11/17 12:39 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Winter on the NH Coast (Yellow Warbler, Tennessee Warbler, etc.)
Jane and I hit the coast today......and wow, what a contrast from last
weekend.  Last Friday and Saturday, we had 8 species of butterflies and
record late date for two damselflies and temperatures in the mid-70's. 
Today, we had a temperature in the upper teens to low 20's and
windchills much colder.  Small freshwater ponds and some tidal creeks
frozen over.  Marsh Road pond which had lots of Familiar Bluets last
Friday is now a frozen block of ice!  With the strong cold front and NW
winds, we hoped for maybe some finch or hawk migration or maybe a Cave
Swallow.  We got nothing.  Very little migration going on, but a few
late day skeins of geese.

Highlights included the continuing YELLOW WARBLER in the pines at North
Side Park in Hampton.  Now ties for the 3rd latest date for NH.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/38341086301/in/dateposted/
And Jason Lambert reported a TENNESSEE WARBLER (3rd latest for NH) at
Fort Stark in New Castle.  We searched for it, but came up empty.  We
did but have a Gray Catbird and a Hermit Thrush with about 3
Yellow-rumps there.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 11/11/17 10:05 am
From: Leo McKillop <weomck...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Gadwall - Eel Pond
Had a gadwall this morning around 11am on Eel pond in Rye. pic
<https://flic.kr/p/21mSuUw>
Also present were: ring-necked ducks, bufflehead, hooded mergansers, scaup
and possibly more. opposite Eel pond were a dozen or so sanderlings.

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Date: 11/11/17 9:40 am
From: 'Nancy' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Adult Bald Eagle Nashua
A beautiful adult bald eagle just circled a few times over the Merrimack River near the Nashua River then turned and headed west over the Nashua River.
It was striking against the bright, blue sky.

Nancy Murphy
Nashua, NH

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Date: 11/11/17 5:32 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (10 Nov 2017) 3 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 23 323
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 0 17 158
Northern Harrier 0 9 81
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 50 1176
Cooper's Hawk 0 10 141
Northern Goshawk 0 1 15
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 113 172
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 3 130 244
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 2 4
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 64
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 47

Total: 3 370 11678
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Levi Burford

Visitors:
Girl scouts from Merrimack and college students from Nashua were among the
day's 19 visitors.


Weather:
As promised, the weather was a bit less than inviting. The wind was tearing
out of the west at 20-30mph, with plenty of 40-50mph gusts thrown in to
make even the largest of the spruces dance to their roots. The air
temperature was in the 20s, the wind chill in the single digits. A line of
snow showers obscured some of the Green and all of the White Mountains for
most of the count.

Raptor Observations:
Just a few hardy Red-tailed Hawks hunting their way down the ridge.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Raven- 5
White-throated Sparrow- 5
Dark-eyed Junco- 3
American Goldfinch- 3

Predictions:
Colder in the morning, with temps in the teens and a wind chill factor in
the negatives. The 20mph NW wind should be dropping to a more reasonable
10-15mph, and the temperature should make a run at 30F. There won't be much
by way of cloud cover, though some might move in later in the day. There's
potential for it to be another great migration day with the wind drawing
migrants to the ridge. Bundle up and come join us!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 11/10/17 5:35 pm
From: 'Scottydog' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Keene Krif road cattle egret still present
Where is it spotted? I drive through there all the time and all I see is
Geese!

On Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 9:33:29 AM UTC-5, eric masterson wrote:
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Date: 11/10/17 2:26 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (10 Nov 2017) 7 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 19 428
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 0 12 94
Northern Harrier 0 9 50
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 75 862
Cooper's Hawk 2 14 128
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 54 81
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 3 103 186
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 0 2 50
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 5 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 9 51

Total: 7 306 6215
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Betsy Chadwick, Mike Bourgault, Paul Bourgault

Visitors:
Ten. Thanks to those that spent some time at the observatory today - it
certainly helped take my mind off the pain from the cold!


Weather:
Partially cloudy, cold (low 30s dropping to the high 20s) and NW winds,
20-30mph, gusting to over 40mph. Wind chills bottomed out in the
mid-teens. A brief flurry shower reminded us that winter is on the way.

Raptor Observations:
Not much - a few Red-tails and small accipiters were brave enough to
attempt some southbound migration. A few local Red-tails kited and hovered
in various corners of the sky, and a local adult Bald Eagle occasionally
peeked out of the valleys and then quickly drew back down.

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Geese - 148; RB Gull - 3; Am. Robin - 5; Eastern Bluebird, and a few
of the common corvids.

Predictions:
A smidge warmer with more moderate NW winds. There is some serious
potential for late season migration!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
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Date: 11/10/17 11:17 am
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lake Sunapee arrivals... FINALLY
So far this fall, Lake Sunapee has had absolutely zero migrating ducks and other water birds (with the exception of a few Bonaparte's Gulls a couple of weeks ago). Thankfully it looks like that trend may be coming to a close. On Wednesday I had a single BLACK SCOTER hen inside Herrick Cove along the New London shoreline. Today I was working at a residence formally known as Seminole Point in Sunapee. At one time it was a rehabilitation center, but now is privately owned. Off shore in the late morning I found a single hen RED-BREASTED MERGANSER. I'm curious about this bird as I've had a single hen that has hung out around his property during migration for the last three years. Very tough to say if it's the same bird or not, but it's starting to become so regular that even a non-birder coworker of mine joked about if we'd see it again a few weeks ago.
https://flic.kr/p/DeNuMm

-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Date: 11/9/17 7:36 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (09 Nov 2017) 22 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 09, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 23 323
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 1 17 158
Northern Harrier 0 9 81
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 50 1176
Cooper's Hawk 0 10 141
Northern Goshawk 0 1 15
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 113 172
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 18 127 241
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 2 4
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 64
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 47

Total: 22 367 11675
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers:

Visitors:
15


Weather:
The day started in sunshine and ended mostly cloudy. In the hours in
between, a few cirrus filtered in to break up the blue and Mt Washington
and the rest of the Whites retreated back into the haze. The wind was light
and variable, but predominantly out of the south. The temperature was in
the 40s.

Raptor Observations:
Raptors seemed to find the light and variable wind far less motivating with
eagles flying north and red-taileds out hunting. Today's Peregrine Falcon
was later by a day than any other peregrine counted at Pack. The final bird
was our 323rd Turkey Vulture of the fall, setting another new season
record.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Raven numbers have built to at least 93 individuals, filling the air
around the hawk watch will tumbling forms and a cacophony of chortles,
croaks, caws, and gargles. A flock of 4 Snow Buntings lended their
tree-frog-like trills to the mix as they passed through.


Predictions:
Bitter.... There's a chance the temperature at the top might not make it
out of the teens and wind gusts could reach 40-45mph. Saturday is looking
better for both birds and counters.
========================================================================
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: 11/9/17 6:46 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (08 Nov 2017) 125 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 08, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 5 21 321
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 5 16 157
Northern Harrier 1 9 81
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 50 1176
Cooper's Hawk 1 10 141
Northern Goshawk 1 1 15
Red-shouldered Hawk 39 113 172
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 62 109 223
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 1 2 4
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 63
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 1 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 47

Total: 125 345 11653
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Anna & David Forsyth, Henry Walters, Meade Cadot,
Nancy Moreau, Phil Brown

Visitors:
22


Weather:
The sunshine took its time pushing back the cloud deck to reach the
mountain, but by the afternoon there were only a few clouds left swept to
the far corners of the horizon. There was a light breeze out of the
northeast, and the temperature rose from just below freezing into the 40s.
There was just enough powder from the flurries overnight to scrape together
the first snowball of the season...

Raptor Observations:
A Red-tailed Hawk soared past the count site first thing in the morning,
followed by nearly half an hour of empty sky that built up anticipation
like a Mark Twain pause. Then in a rush, hawks began to find thermals and
mixed-buteo kettles built on both sides of the ridge. 47 migrants were
counted in the 10am hour alone, more hawks than are seen in total on an
average November day. A gang of 4 young Bald Eagles sparked a tornado of
ravens over North Pack, causing even Nancy to declare, "What a mess!" as we
tried to sort out their intentions to migrate. An immature Golden Eagle
came from the east to join one of the balds as it streamed off towards
Monadnock.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor migrants:
Canada Goose- 22
Common Loon- 1
Herring Gull- 3
American Crow- 156
American Robin- 19
Snow Bunting- 1
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 11/9/17 5:50 pm
From: Milton Trimitsis <trimitsis...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Woodcock in Sullivan
Sorry for the late post. I got very close looks at a woodcock in my sheep pasture on Monday night (6 Nov) as I was moving livestock by the light of headlamp. eBird suggests this is pretty late for woodcock around here (Cheshire County). Are other folks still seeing them?

Cheers,

Milton Trimitsis
Sullivan, NH

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Date: 11/9/17 3:22 pm
From: DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 22 black-bellied plovers Rye ( believe correct ID)
Today, 22 black-bellied plovers were seen in Rye, (believe correct ID)

2 Brant's RHSP


Deb Powers-South Berwick Maine



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Date: 11/9/17 2:12 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (09 Nov 2017) 12 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 09, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 19 428
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 0 12 94
Northern Harrier 1 9 50
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 73 860
Cooper's Hawk 2 12 126
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 54 81
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 5 100 183
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 0 2 50
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 5 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 9 51

Total: 12 299 6208
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Judd Nathan, Tom McShane

Visitors:
Seventeen, including several friends of the observatory who helped make for
a fun day!


Weather:
Cool, but sunny to start, with clouding making for a colder feeling day in
the afternoon. Increasing SE winds seemed to axe the flight.

Raptor Observations:
A dozen migrants of five species. Two Bald Eagles (an adult and a
young-of-the-year) did not migrate. An adult Red-tailed Hawk posed in
perfect lighting on a close orchard post - unfortunately all photographers
had left.

Non-raptor Observations:
Thirty-one Ring-billed Gulls, a Northern Flicker, Hairy and Downy
Woodpeckers, 37 Am. Crows, several Blue Jays, a Chickadee, 17 Am. Robins,
four E. Bluebirds, four Starlings, 10 Juncos, two Purple Finch, 10 Am.
Goldfinch, and a few House Sparrows.

Predictions:
Cold - highs will be just below freezing - with ripping winds out of the
northwest. Will they bring a large raptor of the northern climes?? If you
come, please dress for the weather!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 11/9/17 12:46 pm
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...>
Subject: [NHBirds] New York Corncrake - Expired

Hi, NH Birders,

These posts were on Massbird today...

Good birding,
Sue

Sue McGrath

Newburyport, MA


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From: Paul R Sweet>
Date: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 at 15:02
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Corncrake data for those interested
To: <NYSBirds-L...> <mailto:<NYSBirds-L...>
<NYSBirds-L...> <mailto:<NYSBirds-L...>>


Several people have asked about cause of death. The bird was clearly hit
by a car with a fractures in both hind limbs and the pelvis.

Jonas Lai has skinned the bird and we have obtained the following data.

The bird was a male with testes 5 x 2.5 mm

It weighed 100g which is rather light for this species. Published
weights range from 135-210 g (Handbook of the Birds of Europe the Middle
East and North Africa). There was no fat but the pectoral muscles did
not appear atrophied.

Stomach contained tiny insect parts which have been persevered but not
identified.

A moderate parasite load of Acanthocephalans was identified by AMNH
parasitologists Mark Siddall and Michael Tessler



-------- Forwarded Message --------
Subject: [MASSBIRD] NY Corncrake is Deceased
Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:28:35 +0000
From: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo
Reply-To: Jose Ramirez-Garofalo
To: <massbird...> <massbird...>



Hello all,

Just a heads up for those of you that wanted to chase the Long Island,
NY Corncrake..
The bird was found dead this morning and is currently on its way to the
American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan-

Good birding,

Jose
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José Ramírez-Garofalo
Research Assistant
College of Staten Island

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Date: 11/9/17 8:04 am
From: danafox <danafox...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 200 cowbirds Plaistow
Right along Rt 125 at 10:45 am. A few starlings mixed in. Half male , half female. K just bc after church light on right.Dana Duxbury-Fox and Bob Fox 



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Date: 11/9/17 6:34 am
From: Leo McKillop <weomck...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lapland longspurs Hampton Beach State Park
I just had two Lapland longspurs at the parking lot of Hampton Beach State
Park mixed in with snow buntings and horned larks.
Leo mckillop
Manchester

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Date: 11/9/17 4:20 am
From: Matt Tarr <matt.tarr...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Snow buntings Alton
Saw my first snow buntings of the year in a blueberry barrens off Africa
Road on Prospect mtn in Alton yesterday - just two individuals.

Also had a group of about 1000 common grackles foraging on the ground deep
within an oak-pine stand - seemed to be eating birch and/or maple/ash seeds
that they were gather among the leaves.

Oh yeah, and the lowbush blueberries were in full flower - not right.

Matt

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cannot conserve the waters and waste the ranges; you cannot build the
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Date: 11/8/17 2:19 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (08 Nov 2017) 34 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 08, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 18 427
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 3 12 94
Northern Harrier 0 8 49
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 70 857
Cooper's Hawk 1 10 124
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 54 81
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 16 95 178
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 0 2 50
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 1 5 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 3 9 51

Total: 34 287 6196
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Amanda Kallenbach, Crawford Lyons, Mark Timmerman,
Maureen Joyce

Visitors:
Eleven.


Weather:
Cool - upper 30s to upper 40s, with a light NE to NNW wind... but lots of
sun - clouds to the south in the morning gave way to nearly clear skies.

Raptor Observations:
A bit of a continuing push of buteos and Bald Eagles, plus a few small
accipiters.

Non-raptor Observations:
Eight SANDHILL CRANES were seen at 9:20am, south of the orchard, flying
WSW. Other interesting sightings include 14 Mallards, about 100 American
Crows (including a group of 64), five Eastern Bluebirds, a single Common
Grackle, numerous Goldfinch, and a Purple Finch.

Predictions:
Light SSE winds, and increasing clouds in the afternoon. If the winds
aren't too heavy, we should see a few migrants.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 11/8/17 1:09 pm
From: David Govatski Gmail <david.govatski...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black-backed Woodpecker at Little Cherry Pond in Jefferson
I saw a female Black-backed Woodpecker on the Little Cherry Pond Trail at the Pondicherry NWR in Jefferson on Wednesday afternoon. It was a beautiful day outside and there were very few ducks on either pond, just a pair of common mergansers and 4 bufflehead. Good flying weather kept the migrants heading south. American robins were the most common bird and a dozen or so were feeding on winterberry holly.

David Govatski
Jefferson, NH


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Date: 11/8/17 4:36 am
From: JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: a day at the beach 11/6 : ID's update and question
The sandpipers that I saw at Seabrook I erroneously labeled as Semipalmated, but are White Rumped.

And it has been suggested to me that the red throated loon I photographed might be a Pacific Loon. Is the bird’s bill to thin? is that really a chin strap or a shadow?

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40370546 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40370546>

Jeanne-Marie Maher
Nashua, NH

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Date: 11/8/17 4:36 am
From: Debra Powers <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Injured Sandhill crane update
Relocated this morning in Rollinsford, flying better now at Treetop level. Definitely has a broken leg when flying by it was just hanging flapping back-and-forth, eating, unfortunate really won’t be able to do anything about it at least at this point in time. Spoke with wings this morning, given its ability to know fly better will just have to wait-and-see. I’ll keep an eye on it the next few days and hoping for the best.
Deb Powers
South Berwick Maine

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Date: 11/8/17 3:59 am
From: Sylvia Hartmann <s42yth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Flicker

Just had a flicker gobbling down suet pudding on my porch railing. Nice surprise on a dreary morning. Sylvia Hartmann. Manchester nh
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Date: 11/7/17 5:49 pm
From: Jeanne-Marie Maher <jeannemariemaher...>
Subject: [NHBirds] A day at the beach 11/6
Late report for yesterday, when I decided to head over to see the very impressive King Tide. Long before the tide was full the waves were crashing along beaches and onto the streets. Hampton/Portsmouth marshes seemed to be without marsh at all.
No luck on the recent white eyed vireo and the chat was silent in the misty, showers of the day.
Very few songbirds at all at Odiorne and Goss Farm.
Large flocks of cormorants in flight throughout the day.

However the tide proved interesting in that all the local shorebirds had little place to be, and Seabrook became a haven at and after the peak of the tide.
I had at least 70 black bellied plovers on the beach with well over 300 Dunlin and a small though surprising handful (14) of semipalmated sandpipers clustered together on the beach (one of whom I suspected might be a Western but very little color) see photos.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40370546

Ragged neck had one lone Brant sitting on the lawn, with two snow buntings nearby, and 4 more Brant remained in Hampton Harbor (from a few days back) seemingly looking for a place to land (and later found a spot). Long tail ducks seem to be arriving in good numbers, as do the red breasted mergansers and red throated loons.
Heavy rains fortunately held off until I headed home.

Jeanne-Marie
Nashua, NH

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Date: 11/7/17 4:54 pm
From: Kathy Dube <kiedube...>
Subject: [NHBirds] cattle egrets
Cattle egrets still at Flint Farm in Milan, NH today Nov. 7
Kathy Dube
Berlin

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Date: 11/7/17 3:44 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (07 Nov 2017) 97 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 07, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 9 17 426
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 6 9 91
Northern Harrier 0 8 49
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 66 853
Cooper's Hawk 2 9 123
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 18 49 76
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 52 79 162
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 4 4 5
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 0 2 50
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 1 4 20
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 6 48

Total: 97 253 6162
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Phil Brown

Visitors:
There were 9 visitors today. Sending a big "thanks" to Ron, Emily, and Bill
for your help today!


Weather:
Not many clouds to start the day, but by the afternoon, the forecasted
overcast was solidly in place and beginning to lower over the mountains.
There was just enough of a northwest wind to keep one's gloves handy and
scarf tucked tightly about one's neck to ward off the chill. The
temperature was stuck in the lower half of the 40s.

Raptor Observations:
At 9:04, a young Golden Eagle rose to the north, then streamed high over
Carter Hill. The next few hours saw Bald Eagles and Red-tailed Hawks
soaring by in ones and twos, with the occasional other raptor mixed in. At
12:10, Bill found another Golden Eagle off to the west, and just 20 minutes
later, 2 more goldens were spotted circling together in the distance beyond
the pines on the eastern side of the orchard. The rest of the day belonged
to the buteos, with mixed kettles of up to 8 red-taileds and
red-shouldereds forming in the dwindling thermals as the clouds rolled in.

Non-raptor Observations:
Two SANDHILL CRANES briefly shared a thermal with a Red-tailed Hawk out
towards the Contoocook.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Canada Goose- 3
Mallard- 2
Common Merganser- 1
Common Loon- 1
Sandhill Crane- 2
Ring-billed Gull- 1
Blue Jay- 17
American Crow- 59
Horned Lark- 4
Snow Bunting- 1
American Robin- 27
Common Grackle- 7
American Goldfinch- 3

Monarch Butterfly- 1
butterfly sp.- 1

Predictions:
Another day of light north wind should make for another great day for
migrants! There won't be much by way of cloud cover, and the sun should
warm the air to around 50F. Come join us!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<trina16...>)
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Date: 11/7/17 2:22 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (05 Nov 2017) 20 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 05, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 14 314
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 0 7 148
Northern Harrier 4 8 80
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 36 1162
Cooper's Hawk 1 8 139
Northern Goshawk 0 0 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 47 106
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 10 38 152
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 1 1 3
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 63
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 6 47

Total: 20 171 11479
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Levi Burford

Visitors:
42


Weather:
A southeast wind kicked up overnight and gusted throughout the day, blowing
20-25mph and keeping migration on the western side of the mountain at a
minimum. Hardly a sliver of blue could be seen in the overcast, but a few
rays of sun found their way through to light up patches of the valley. The
temperature hovered in the low 40s.

Raptor Observations:
The flight carried over into first hour of the morning, with Red-tailed
Hawks pealing off the side of North Pack and working their way down the
east side of the ridge. At 11:25, a Golden Eagle with three raven escorts
came into the gap and drifted down in front of North Pack. We caught it
again from the parking lot as it cruised around the mountain, its nape
gleaming like polished brass and a sliver of white running down its wings
as we looked down on it.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:
Herring Gull- 1
Ring-billed Gull- 6
Blue Jay- 8
Ceder Waxwing- 10
American Robin- 10
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
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Date: 11/7/17 2:10 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (04 Nov 2017) 113 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 04, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 13 14 314
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 4 7 148
Northern Harrier 3 4 76
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 33 1159
Cooper's Hawk 5 7 138
Northern Goshawk 0 0 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 46 47 106
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 20 28 142
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 63
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 1 1 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 4 5 46

Total: 113 151 11459
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Andre Moraes, Levi Burford, Mike Gebo, Wayne Byrnes

Visitors:
150


Weather:
The wind began out of the northwest at 15-20mph, dropping to 5-10mph as it
shifted to come out of the northeast by the second half of the
afternoon.The sky gradually filled from 10% cloud cover to 5% empty blue.
Temperatures started at freezing and topped out in the mid 50s.

Raptor Observations:
Give them perfect migration weather and they will fly! At last, we had a
day of light northerly wind after a cold front, the perfect recipe for a
good flight. Red-shouldered Hawks responded in a huge way, pouring through
in such numbers that our season total jumped from roughly half of the
average to above average in a matter of hours. The last red-shouldered to
be counted tied the single day record for Pack, and we watched the last few
migrants settle into the trees for the evening.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:
Canada Goose- 292
Common Merganser- 5
waterbird sp.- 1
Blue Jay- 6
American Crow- 155
American Robin- 3
Eastern Bluebird- 3
Snow Bunting- 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 2
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 11/7/17 1:25 pm
From: Kathy Dube <kiedube...>
Subject: [NHBirds] spruce grouse
female spruce grouse route 16 Dummer very near Cambridge town line. Was in same spot for at least 40 minutes. Common loon on Androscoggin river about 2 miles north of Cambridge line, has been there for a couple of weeks. Wood duck at Magill bay. All seen this afternoon.
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Date: 11/7/17 12:48 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (07 Nov 2017) 49 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 07, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 16 316
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 4 11 152
Northern Harrier 0 8 80
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 41 1167
Cooper's Hawk 1 9 140
Northern Goshawk 0 0 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 27 74 133
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 9 47 161
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 1 3
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 63
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 47

Total: 49 220 11528
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Henry Walters

Observers: Anna & David Forsyth

Visitors:
An amateur telescope-maker from the isle of Chincoteague was proficient
with nebulae and star-clusters, but keeping sharp-shinned hawks in sharp
focus posed some problems. Many thanks to Anna and David Forsyth, who hung
in for the afternoon, despite empty skies. 6 visitors today.


Weather:
Early sunshine and NW winds got birds moving this morning, but the overcast
clamped down around noon and temperatures fell quickly. Flight quickly
dropped well below eye-level.

Raptor Observations:
A solid Red-shouldered Hawk flight this morning, picking up where Friday's
record-tying numbers left off. Not too much dilly-dallying for these birds
on their way: one or two quick pirouettes upward, and away they streamed to
the south. Clouds shut off the spigot around noon. Pack's second
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK of the season arrived about 1:00 pm and was gone by 1:01.
A light-morph bird, it slunk by low and refused to circle up off the side
of the mountain.

Non-raptor Observations:
Snow Bunting - 1
Double-crested Cormorant - 9
Canada Goose - 8
Herring Gull - 7
American Robin - 6


Predictions:
After a cold night, tomorrow's sunny skies should bring more migration.
Winds are predicted to be light.
========================================================================
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: 11/7/17 9:41 am
From: DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Update on injured sandhill crane
attempts to capture were unsuccessful, it can still fly but is unable to get much lift. It leg appears to be broken, last seen in the Cemetery in Rollinsford. York told me to capture if I could and put in a "large plastic box", so I called Avain Haven, was told to keep an eye on it but not to try to capture anymore because it would stress it out to much, if anyone comes across it laying down then attempt to. Very sad, I understand this is part of life, wish it did not have to be.

Deb Powers

South Berwick Maine

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Date: 11/7/17 9:38 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Golden Eagle and more migrating now
Now up to 4 goldens today at Carter Hill, a new high daily AND season count for this species!

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> On Nov 7, 2017, at 9:26 AM, 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> wrote:
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> We just had a Golden Eagle from Carter Hill, nice and close. It should be an excellent day for late season Buteos, Harriers, and Eagles at both observatories. November hours are 9-3.
>
> Also, tune into NHPR's The Exchange tomorrow at 9 am to hear Eric Masterson, Julie Brown, and me talk about raptor migration.
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> Phil Brown
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Date: 11/7/17 8:39 am
From: Debra Powers <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Injured sandhill crane
Looking for assistance please, I am observing the sandhill crane in Rollinsford it appears to be injured, hopping holding one leg up.
Deb Powers
South Berwick

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Date: 11/7/17 7:35 am
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] lots of Ring-billed Gulls, Snow Bunting - Salem
This morning I drove through the Rockingham Park area and had over 125
Ring-billed Gulls roosting in the Sears parking lot. I didn't have a lot of
time to pick through them and there appeared to be more coming in as I was
leaving. While not that unusual, this IS the same spot where the Mew Gull
was seen back in March...you never know!!! No Iceland's yet but my buddy
Rocky should be back any day now.

Another highlight from this past weekend was a very unusual find at World
End Pond - a Snow Bunting on the mudflats! Photos: https://flic.kr/p/21gg4fe
- Like most of the birds encountered here on kayak, it allowed me to get
quite close...it's also the 188th species recorded here. Also 2 Pectoral
Sandpipers hanging around.

Kyle Wilmarth
Plaistow, NH

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Date: 11/7/17 7:15 am
From: 'Geoff N.' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] November reptile
I know this is a birding forum, but I can't help but to report that yesterday in Bow, I saw an adult (2 feet +) Garter snake on the move, crossing a roadway. I ensured it made it safely across. I don't ever recall seeing a snake in NH during November (for that matter how about October?), however a few years back I was out in the woods on November 8th and heard multiple species of frogs calling from a fall vernal pool.

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Date: 11/7/17 6:33 am
From: eric masterson <erictheirish...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Keene Krif road cattle egret still present


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Date: 11/7/17 6:26 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Golden Eagle and more migrating now
We just had a Golden Eagle from Carter Hill, nice and close. It should be an excellent day for late season Buteos, Harriers, and Eagles at both observatories. November hours are 9-3.

Also, tune into NHPR's The Exchange tomorrow at 9 am to hear Eric Masterson, Julie Brown, and me talk about raptor migration.

Phil Brown
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Date: 11/6/17 7:39 pm
From: bikenbird via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] ***NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter Wednesday November 8, 2017 Program - A Birder's Trip to Trinidad and Tobago***






New Hampshire Audubon Seacoast Chapter


Wednesday November 8, 2017 7:30 pm Program - A Birder's Trip to Trinidad and Tobago




Visit these tropical islands, famous as a birding destination, with colorful honeycreepers, motmots, tanagers, and Scarlet Ibis, among many others. From the unique Oilbird, to the hummingbird show at Trinidad's Asa Wright Nature Center's veranda, to the tropicbirds of the blue waters of Tobago, Bob Quinn of Merlin Enterprises and Becky Suomala of NH Audubon will introduce you to some of the wonders of a trip here. Bob has been on many trips to these islands and Becky went on one in March 2017, enjoying the butterflies and plants, as well as the birds.





All are welcome to attend our Wednesday November 8, 2017 program which is free of charge at the Seacoast Science Center (wheelchair accessible), Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye NH (click here for Google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/mfnQT ) . Refreshments are at 7:00 PM. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM. Entrance doors will be locked at 7:45 PM. For more information see our web site at http://www.seacoastchapter.org/programs . Cancellations will be announced on http://www.seacoastchapter.org/programs and this Google group.




Make any donation to the Seacoast Chapter in the tin on the food table and pick up a NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter sticker as a thank you!

Al Stewart, Jr.






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Date: 11/6/17 6:54 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, November 6, 2017
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 6th,
2017.



A CAVE SWALLOW was seen at Bicentennial Park in Hampton on November 4th.



A WHITE-EYED VIREO and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT were seen at Odiorne Point
State Park in Rye on November 5th, and an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen
there on the 4th.



4 SANDHILL CRANES were photgraphed flying over Epping on October 31st.



3 CATTLE EGRETS continue to be seen at Flint Farm in Milan, and were last
reported on November 5th. Another CATTLE EGRET was seen foraging in
cornfields at Krif Road in Keene on the 3rd.



A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen flying over cornfields at Krif Road in Keene on
November 2nd, 1 was seen at coastal dunes in Seabrook on the 4th, and 1 was
seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on the 4th.



A BLACK VULTURE was seen flying over Portsmouth on October 31st.



A juvenile COMMON GALLINULE was seen at Upper Suncook Lake in Barnstead on
November 3rd.



A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen near the north end of Odiorne Point
State Park in Rye on November 5th.



A GLAUCOUS GULL, an ICELAND GULL, and a LAUGHING GULL were seen migrating
south along the coast on November 5th. There was also a report of a GLAUCOUS
GULL in Hampton Marsh on the 5th.



3 SWANS of undetermined species were seen flying south along the Contoocook
River in Concord on October 31st.



A DICKCISSEL was seen with HOUSE SPARROWS near the train tracks next to
Parking Lot A at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, and 1 was seen
at Great Bay Farm in Greenland, both on November 3rd.



An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen at Rye Harbor on October 31st, and a
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen in Rochester on November 2nd.



A flock of 5 DUNLIN was seen flying near Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on
November 1st.



2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen at World End Pond in Salem on November 4th,
1 was seen at Turkey Pond in Concord on the 4th, 1 was seen at Upper Suncook
Lake in Barnstead on the 4th, and 1 was seen in Rochester on the 3rd.



A KILLDEER was seen at White’s Farm in Concord on November 5th.



An AMERICAN WOODCOCK was seen migrating off of the coast on November 5th, 1
was seen in Concord on the 4th, and 1 was seen in Pittsfield on October
31st.



2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were seen in Hampton Harbor on November 4th. A
LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen in Hampton Marsh, and a SEMIPAMATED SANDPIPER was
seen in Hampton Harbor, both on November 5th.



A LONG-TAILED DUCK was seen on the Connecticut River in North Walpole on
October 31st.



A RED-THROATED LOON was seen on the Connecticut River in Hinsdale, and 1 was
seen on Dublin Lake, both on November 1st.



12 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS were seen on Cherry Pond in Jefferson, 7 were seen
on Spofford Lake in Chesterfield, and 6 were seen on Wilson Pond in Swanzey,
all on November 2nd.



A flock of 14 BLACK SCOTERS was seen flying over Concord on November 4th.



2 RUDDY DUCKS were seen on Wilson Pond in Swanzey on November 2nd.



7 PIED-BILLED GREBES were seen on Cherry Pond in Jefferson on November 4th,
and 6 were seen on the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on the 1st.



A flock of 12 BRANT was seen on October 31st, and a flock of 28 was seen on
November 1st, all migrating south over Concord. A few sightings of 1-2
individuals were reported from various locations on the same dates.



A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen in Seabrook on November 1st, and a
GREAT EGRET was seen in Hampton on the 5th.



A flock of 6 RED CROSSBILLS was seen at Black Pond in Windsor on October
31st.



A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was reported from Penacook on November 5th.



10 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen on the coast and a few were reported from inland
locations during the past week.



A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was seen at Adams Point in Durham on November 3rd,
and a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was seen in Dover on November 1st.



A NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen in Concord, and a YELLOW WARBLER and a
BLACKPOLL WARBLER were seen in Hampton, all on November 4th. A
BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER and a PINE WARBLER were reported from Concord on
November 5th.



2 PALM WARBLERS were seen in Concord on November 4th, and 1 was seen in
Seabrook on the 3rd.



A SORA was seen in Dixville on October 27th.



A MARSH WREN was reported from Turtle Pond in Concord on November 4th.



An INDIGO BUNTING was seen in Greenland on November 3rd and 4th.



Late migrating species reported during the past week include: RED-EYED
VIREO, GRAY CATBIRD, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, EASTERN PHOEBE, YELLOW-BELLIED
SAPSUCKER, FOX SPARROW, LINCOLN’S SPARROW, and FIELD SPARROW.



A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was seen in Keene, and a flock of 8 AMERICAN TREE
SPARROWS were seen in Sandwich, all on November 6th.



A flock of about 40 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS was seen at Powwow Pond in East
Kingston on November 5th. A possible PINE GROSBEAK was also reported from
here on the 5th.



A flock of 28 TURKEY VULTURES was seen in Wilton on November 3rd.



RAPTOR migration monitoring will be drawing to a close in mid-November, but
raptors are still being counted daily at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration
Observatory in Peterborough, and at the Carter Hill Observatory in Concord.
Pack Monadnock has reported over 11,346 raptors and Carter Hill has reported
over 6,065 raptors, all since September 1st. The majority of BROAD-WINGED
HAWKS have already passed by, but there are still PEREGRINE FALCONS,
NORTHERN HARRIERS, SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, RED-TAILED
HAWKS, and BALD EAGLES being seen. The most unusual sightings so far are 3
GOLDEN EAGLES and a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK. Be sure to visit these New Hampshire
Audubon staffed observatories this fall season to help out with the counts!



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: 11/6/17 3:28 pm
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Red-eyed Vireo - Pittsfield
Had this guy this morning in our backyard.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40348978

Andrea Robbins
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Date: 11/6/17 2:39 pm
From: David Govatski <david.govatski...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pondicherry birds and news from Monday
There was one loon and 12 ring necked ducks on Cherry Pond on Monday morning. Visibility was not good in the light rain that was falling and there were a lot of other waterfowl further out on the pond. We had two each three person saw crews that were able to reopen both the Little Cherry Pond Trail and the Mooseway Trail. Our four helpers came from Americorps and were essential to getting the trail reopened. We had about 90 trees, including the fallen national champion black spruce to cut through. The forest between Cherry and Little Cherry Ponds looks considerably different now. But disturbance is something forests deal with including this spruce fir forest. The habitat will change and be favorable for different wildlife species. Snowshoe hare will benefit. We will finish clearing the rail trail from Route 115A on Tuesday. Still to be decided is if we will have a trail work day on Veterans Day.

David Govatski
Jefferson, NH

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Date: 11/6/17 11:44 am
From: 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lyme Loon Monday Morning
Seen fishing at Post Pond about 9:15, perhaps 20 yards off shore on the pond's NH Route 10 side. It was in full winter plumage.

Blake AllisonLyme, NH 03768-3400

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Date: 11/6/17 7:48 am
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Stop the Presses! Turkeys found in Concord!!!




I just received an email from a Penacook friend to report that a couple of her neighbors saw turkeys in their development on Sunday. Kn owing there's usually a flock there, I actually drove through Sunday morning with no success, and when things finally looked bleak called Sara to see if she or anyone she knew up there had seen them over the weekend. And success!

Thanks Sara's neighbors!

Official total is now 89 species. Woo hooo!

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Penacook, NH











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Date: 11/6/17 7:21 am
From: Ken Klapper <kklapper...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sandwich Fairgrounds - Snow Buntings and Tree Sparrows
2 Snow Buntings and 8 Am. Tree Sparrows at the fairgrounds this morning.
Perhaps rarer was a late Chipping Sparrow near the gate by the library.
Nice to get both of those sparrows on the same day, their window of overlap
is generally brief.

Ken Klapper
Sandwich, NH

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Date: 11/6/17 7:12 am
From: birdrecords <birdrecords...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cattle Egrets, Milan - Yes
Lori Charron reports that the Cattle Egrets are still present at Flint Farm in Milan yesterday (11/5/17).

New Hampshire Bird Records
www.nhbirdrecords.org<http://www.nhbirdrecords.org>

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Date: 11/6/17 4:56 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (05 Nov 2017) 37 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 05, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 8 417
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 0 3 85
Northern Harrier 1 8 49
Sharp-shinned Hawk 17 61 848
Cooper's Hawk 0 7 121
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 9 31 58
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 6 27 110
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 0 2 50
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 3 19
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 2 6 48

Total: 37 156 6065
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Crawford Lyons

Visitors:
Nineteen, including a friendly couple who have just returned to the Granite
State after many years in the Fredericksburg, VA area.


Weather:
Low clouds, increasing by noon, then a steady light rain by 1240. A light
east wind. Temps from the mid 40s to the low 50s.

Raptor Observations:
A welcome continuation of yesterday's nice late push of raptors, including
several excellent close looks at adult Red-shoulders and sharpies.

Non-raptor Observations:
Notable species include a close flyover group of eight Horned Larks, five
Eastern Bluebirds, a large flock of Common Grackles (about 250) settling
into the tree line on the east side of the orchard in the morning, and
small groups of Ring-billed and Herring gulls moving west.

Predictions:
Bands of rain, mostly in the afternoon. Given the flights of the past few
days I think it's more than likely some raptors will try to sneak by in the
morning!
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Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=679


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Date: 11/5/17 6:18 pm
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Brant, presumed Pine Grosbeak - Powwow Pond
I spent a couple hours on Powwow Pond with a friend his afternoon. It was
the first time I'd paddled out there in a while and as usual it did not
disappoint.

The first highlight was a BRANT that was seen on the east end of the pond,
it was headed east and not sure if it circled back around.

Another interesting bird was what I presume to be a Pine Grosbeak...I was
alerted to a yellowlegs (tee tee tew) type call overhead. After failing to
spot 'the yellowlegs', I realized it was coming from a passerine that
appeared to land in the tall pines not far from the boat launch - the tree
also happened to be loaded with pine cones. I was unable to relocate it as
I got closer, and I never did get a clear visual, but I'm not sure what
else it could have been?

There was also a nice flock of Rusty Blackbirds (40ish) and then some
Red-winged Blackbirds (500+) who were interestingly going to town on pine
cones.


Kyle Wilmarth
Plaistow, NH

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Date: 11/5/17 5:28 pm
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord November Challenge Results
Greetings all,



This weekend was the tenth annual holding of the "Concord November
Challenge," an attempt to see as many species as possible in the City of
Concord over the first full weekend in November. This year's event came on
the heels of an unusually warm fall, and this probably helped us get a
higher than predicted 88 species over the two days. The complete annotated
list is below:



Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Mallard

American Black Duck - Turkey Pond on Sat afternoon

Green-winged Teal - a couple of places

Ring-necked Duck - from Carter Hill Hawk Watch on Sat afternoon

Common Goldeneye - Turtle Pond

Bufflehead - Turtle Pond

Hooded Merganser

Common Merganser

Pied-billed Grebe - at least four for the weekend

Rock Pigeon

Mourning Dove

American Coot - one at Morrill's Farm, third record for CNC

Killdeer

Greater Yellowlegs - four at Morrill's Farm, third record for CNC

Pectoral Sandpiper - Turkey Pond on Sat afternoon, second record for CNC

Common Snipe - three at Morrill's

American Woodcock - one at Carter Hill

Ring-billed Gull

Herring Gull

Common Loon

Great Blue Heron

Turkey Vulture

Bald Eagle

Northern Harrier - good flight at Carter Hill

Sharp-shinned Hawk

Cooper's Hawk

Red-shouldered Hawk - very good flight at Carter Hill

Red-tailed Hawk

Great Horned Owl - Turtle Pond at dawn on Sat

Belted Kingfisher

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Merlin

Peregrine Falcon - Horseshoe Pond Sun morning

Blue Jay

American Crow

Common Raven

Horned Lark - still scarce, but five at Morrill's

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Red-breasted Nuthatch

White-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Winter Wren

Marsh Wren - Turtle Pond: NEW for CNC

Carolina Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet - several scattered across town

Eastern Bluebird

Hermit Thrush - at least three found on Sun after being missed Sat

American Robin

Gray Catbird - W Portsmouth St on Sun

Northern Mockingbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

House Sparrow

American Pipit - Morrill's

Purple Finch

House Finch

Pine Siskin

American Goldfinch

Lapland Longspur - flyover at Morrill's Sun

Snow Bunting

American Tree Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Field Sparrow - Merrill Park on Sun

Savannah Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Lincoln's Sparrow - Morrill's on Sun

Swamp Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-winged Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Rusty Blackbird

Common Grackle

Black-and-white Warbler - Bouchard Nurseries on Sunday: NEW for CNC

Nashville Warbler - off Loudon Road on Saturday: NEW for CNC

Pine Warbler - SINGING along River Road in Penacook on Sunday

Palm Warbler - two at Birch St Gardens on Sat

Yellow-rumped Warbler (Five species of warblers! Take THAT Seacoast!)

Northern Cardinal



Our cumulative total over ten years now stands at 127 species

As usual there were a few misses, but one rises far above the others, even
attaining legendary status. Unless a report comes out of the woodwork soon,
2017 will go down in the history books as "The Year We Couldn't Find A Wild
Turkey." The tale will be sung by bards across the realm, and who knows,
maybe someone will even bid for the movie rights. And now you all know why
we call it a challenge!



Less dramatic misses were Ruffed Grouse, Double-crested Cormorant, and
Barred Owl, each of which had been recorded on at least six of the nine
previous CNCs.

The CNC wouldn't be possible without all the people who help out each year.
This time there were 22 of us, including five who were new to the event.
Special thanks go out to Becky and Mark Suomala, who along with yours truly
have participated every year.



Pam Hunt

Becky Suomala

Mark Suomala

Bob Quinn

Dave Howe

Stan McCumber

Pat Myers

Andrea Robbins

Doreen Lania

Zeke Cornell

Phil Brown

Jane Hills

Crawford Lyons

George Robbins

Brenda Dyment

Dylan Jackson

Amanda Kallenbach

Unity Dienes

Jack Swatt

Mike Thompson

Ken Klapper

Penny Verville



"The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed
the world."

- Alexander von Humboldt



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Date: 11/5/17 4:02 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Coastal Roundup - 93 species (Cave Swallow, WE Vireo, Yellow Warbler, Chat, Indigo Bunting, S-E Owls)
I've compiled a rough list of "coastal" birds recorded this weekend. 
Mostly by Jane and I, but also with a few choice "nuggets" by other
birders.  I'm sure I'm missing a few species seen by others, but still
interesting to compare and contrast with the Concord list.

Brant
Canada Goose
Wood Duck - 6 yesterday on Dodge Ponds in Hampton Falls.
American Wigeon - Lots on Great Bay yesterday, but no Eurasian.
American Black Duck
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe - 1 yesterday on Dodge Pond in Hampton Falls.
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
GREAT EGRET - 1 lingering bird in Hampton reported by Marj Watson.
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs - Lingering birds in Hampton marshes
Sanderling
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 1 in Hampton harbor today by Jason Lambert.
White-rumped Sandpiper - 2 yesterday, but none today.
Dunlin
American Woodcock - Seen by Jason Lambert MIGRATING IN FROM OFFSHORE!
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull - Late bird today
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull - Adult bird migrating
Lesser Black-backed Gull - Woody
GLAUCOUS GULL - Immature bird migrating.
Great Black-backed Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
SHORT-EARED OWL - 2 birds seen yesterday only.  One by Jason Lambert in
Seabrook.  One in Rye by Katie Towler and Jim Sparrell.
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
WHITE-EYED VIREO - 1 today at Odiorne as previously reported
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
CAVE SWALLOW - 1 seen yesterday by Jason Lambert at Bicentennial Park.
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Winter Wren - 1 yesterday in Seabrook
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird - 1 yesterday in Hampton.  1 today at Odiorne.
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Snow Bunting - Remarkably FEW for first weekend in November.  Less than
10 total for Jane and I.   Only 3 at Hampton Beach SP!!!
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER - 1 yesterday at Odiorne.
YELLOW WARBLER - Continuing bird in Hampton.  My first ever November record.
Yellow-rumped Warbler
YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT - 1 yesterday at Odiorne by Leo Mckillop.
American Tree Sparrow - 1 yesterday at Odiorne.
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
INDIGO BUNTING - 1 yesterday at Great Bay Farm in Greenland. Ties my
latest date for NH.
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 11/5/17 3:56 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Coast (Huge migration, White-eyed Vireo Glaucous and Iceland Gulls)
NH coast, Rockingham, New Hampshire, US
Nov 5, 2017
Comments:     Off and on sea watch.  Non-stop watch from about 8:00
until 10:00 AM at Great Boar's Head.  Then, while leading a Brookline
Bird Club trip, we spent intermittent time looking offshore from various
spots along the shoreline.  Moderate SE winds and mostly overcast skies.

The following were counted MIGRATING SOUTH
------------------------------------------------------------------
Brant  6
Canada Goose  50
Mallard  3
American Black Duck  101
Northern Pintail  7
Green-winged Teal  30
Ring-necked Duck  1
Greater Scaup  22
Common Eider  30
Surf Scoter  102
White-winged Scoter  154
Black Scoter  237
scoter sp.  129
Long-tailed Duck  134
Common Goldeneye  7   First of fall.
Red-breasted Merganser  286
RED-THROATED LOON  834     Huge flight of Red-throated Loons.  My second
highest total for NH. Largest flocks of about 30 to 40 birds.
Common Loon  100
Northern Gannet  15   Remarkably low number.
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT  2,562     Huge flight for November.
Greater Yellowlegs  7
Bonaparte's Gull  9
Laughing Gull  1     Adult.  Flying south relatively close at north end
of Great Boar's Head.
Ring-billed Gull  600     Huge southbound flight of Ring-bills.  Not a
terribly careful count, but likely an underestimate.  Constant flow with
pulses right through the afternoon.  Certainly some Herring and Great
Black-backed Gulls, but the vast majority were Ring-bills.
ICELAND GULL  1     Adult flying south with flock of Ring-billed Gulls.
GLAUCOUS GULL  1     Juvenile/first winter.  Obvious white-winged gull
flying south along Hampton Beach.  I initially called out Iceland Gull,
but when I got it in the scope, the bird appeared bulky and the bill was
obviously long and bi-colored.
Peregrine Falcon  3     Two clearly coming south offshore.  One obvious
juvenile tundrius.
Snow Bunting  2

Later, while exploring the north end of Odiorne (the south end was DEAD
with the SE winds)
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
WHITE-EYED VIREO - 1.  I got the briefest of glimpses of this bird
yesterday and didn't want to "call it" so I was ecstatic to relocate it
today for the group.  Len and Jim Sparrell got nice photos.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock/38198167691/in/photostream/lightbox/

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 11/5/17 2:45 pm
From: Leo McKillop <weomck...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pickering Ponds - Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Spent the morning with Jason Pietrzak at Pickering Ponds.
Highlight was a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak that flew over the river for
a minute before flying back over and out of sight. pic
<https://flic.kr/p/Z7DNw5>
Other welcome sightings were 5 rusty blackbirds on the south end of the
trail down by the river, 1 pied-billed grebe, 8 hooded mergansers, and 3
common mergansers.
link to full checklist <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40326126>

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Date: 11/5/17 12:43 pm
From: Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...>
Subject: [NHBirds] common grackle, Richmond
I had a common grackle at my feeders in Richmond today. Not sure if it is
too late in the season for blackbirds or not.

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Date: 11/5/17 4:53 am
From: Fred Sladen <fwsladen...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Russell Pond waterfowl
On Russell Pond in South Sutton:  2 pairs of Bufflehead; 2 pairs of
Hooded Mergansers; 2 pairs of Mallards; one male and two female Wood
Ducks; plus an adult Otter.

Fred Sladen

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Date: 11/4/17 9:10 pm
From: Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Swanzey Brant
I saw a brant in the back yard of one of the houses along wilson pond in
swanzey today. The pond itself had lots of canada geese and mallards in it.

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Date: 11/4/17 7:20 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (04 Nov 2017) 93 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 04, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 4 6 415
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 3 3 85
Northern Harrier 5 7 48
Sharp-shinned Hawk 28 44 831
Cooper's Hawk 6 7 121
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 18 22 49
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 21 21 104
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 1 2 50
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 3 3 19
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 4 4 46

Total: 93 119 6028
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Phil Brown

Observers: Bob Quinn, Crawford Lyons, Dave Howe, Ken Klapper,
Mark Suomala, Pam Hunt

Visitors:
68. Several participants from the Concord November Challenge coming up in
hopes of seeing a Golden Eagle or Northern Goshawk, but these species
didn't appear today.


Weather:
Finally fall! Crisp and clear with light to moderate northwest winds. Thin
overlay of clouds providing an ideal backdrop for spotting high-flying
migrants. (KF)

Raptor Observations:
Big Buteo push with season high totals of Red-tailed and Red-shouldered
Hawks. Record high Sharp-shinned Hawk and Red-shouldered Hawk flight for
November. Sharpie total almost eclipsed highest monthly total for the
species at the site; indicating of how late migrating is this season.
The 6,000th bird of the season flew past at 1:23, a Red-shouldered Hawk
spotted by Crawford Lyons.

Non-raptor Observations:
54 species of birds tallied from the Orchard including 40 from the platform
- definitely a record high for November. American Woodcock (1), Fox Sparrow
(1), Snow Bunting (1), American Pipit (2), Horned Lark (1), Carolina Wren
(1), Common Loon (1), Common Merganser (14), Ring-necked Duck (3), Rusty
Blackbird (1).
Late Monarch Butterfly (3), Sulphur sp. (3).

Predictions:
Come out and join Ken for a slightly warmer day on the platform. Perhaps a
few more Buteos moving early.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Phil Brown (<pbrown...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=679


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Date: 11/4/17 7:12 pm
From: Jen Esten <jennifere1234...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Storm
About the storm -
I’ve heard a lot about what a great cone crop it is this year. My feeder birds had all but disappeared - I suspect because they had better options. My neighborhood in New London shows evidence of tornado activity from the storm. I lost about 25 trees. I was dismayed to see that there is not one single pine cone left on the white pines here. The roads were covered with them. I’d be curious to know if this happened all over NH, and the effect it may have on the wintering birds.

Jen Esten
New London

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Date: 11/4/17 6:06 pm
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Horned Larks - Sunapee
After partaking in today's Concord November Challenge I stopped by the hay fields along Trask Brook Road in Sunapee. As I drove onto the road two HORNED LARKS flushed up but came to land only feet off the side roadside. Of course I didn't have my camera but I pulled off a documentation shot with my phone. Right now the nearby farm is spreading manure all over the fields to fertilize next year's harvest and it really seems to attract the Larks and Pipits.
https://flic.kr/p/215e8Bf

As mentioned before, I joined Jane Hills and Michael Thompson in the Concord November Challenge where we birded around a few spots near the McClane Audubon Center. Things are definitely slowing down, but both an Eastern and Western PALM WARBLER were a nice late find at the Birch Street Community Gardens. We also found a FOX SPARROW at White Farm which added a nice touch to our day.
Western:
https://flic.kr/p/GdvVca
https://flic.kr/p/GdvVck
Eastern:
https://flic.kr/p/GdvVbi

On a final note, a few weeks ago I found a leucistic Canada Goose in Chapin Pond in Newport that showed almost a completely white head. I got documentation photos but then totally forgot about it until today, whoops!
https://flic.kr/p/GdwgFr


-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Date: 11/4/17 4:31 pm
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord November Challenge - Day 1




Greetings all,

19 birders fanned out across Concord today in search of as many species as possible in the 10th annual Concord November Challenge. Preliminary results as of 7 p.m. indicate that we collectively found 78 species today, a little below our expected weekend total of something in the low 80s. Some of us will be out again tomorrow to hopefully find a few more goodies, so for anyone birding in Concord tomorrow, here's a list of our highlights and most glaring misses (although some of the latter may still have been found today).

Waterfowl were a little sparse, but one highlight was the first Green-winged Teal since 2013.
We still need Ring-necked Duck though.

Other waterbirds put in a good showing, with four Pied-billed Grebes, and American Coot (Morrill's Farm), Pectoral Sandpiper (Turkey Pond), and four Greater Yellowlegs and three Wilson's Snipe (also at Morrill's). With all those "bonus" shorebirds around, there really should be a Killdeer somewhere, so keep your eyes open!

The Carter Hill Hawkwatch pulled through with most of the expected raptors - plus an early morning woodcock. We're still missing Peregrine Falcon though, so anyone downtown on Sunday keep your eyes out!

In the passerine department, there were a handful of "field birds" (Horned Lark, American Pipit, Snow Bunting), while sparrows were well-represented but noticeably less numerous than in recent days. Field sparrow is hit-or-miss in early November, and right now it's still a miss. There are good numbers of sparrows at the Birch Street gardens and White Farm. Among the sparrows at the gardens were two Palm Warblers.

Other landbird highlights were Pine Siskin, Winter Wren, and a good showing of Ruby-crowned Kinglets, but a big miss so far is Hermit Thrush (we're only missed it once before, and there are certainly a few still around).

The biggest miss (unless someone saw one and has yet to report in!) is Wild Turkey. Ruffed Grouse and Barred Owl are certainly out there, but not always easy to find during this event.

To close, we found two species for the CNC: a marsh wren at Turtle Pond and Nashville Warbler in a powerline cut in the heights. Misses in the less likely category, but certainly possible considering the warm fall, include Eastern Phoebe, Gray Catbird, and White-crowned Sparrow.

Thanks again to everyone who helped out, and good luck to anyone heading into the field tomorrow!
Pam


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Date: 11/4/17 2:05 pm
From: David Govatski <david.govatski...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pondicherry Bufflehead, Scoters, Otter and Trails
On Saturday 4 November 2017 there a variety of waterfowl on Cherry Pond at the Pondicherry NWR in Jefferson.
3 pair of Bufflehead
7 Pied-billed Grebes
11 White-winged Scoters
7 Ring necked Ducks
5 Hooded Mergansers
6 Common Mergansers
Plus one otter.
There probably were more before they heard my chainsaw but these stuck around. The bufflehead and common mergansers typically are the last of the waterfowl moving south.

We continue to work on reopening the trails damaged by the Halloween Storm. We now have a four person Americorps crew from Massachusetts to help remove the blowdowns. We saw about thirty people on the rail trail including several bicyclists. On Monday and Tuesday we will be working to reopen the Little Cherry Pond Trail. Monday will bring rain and slow progress but Tuesday is looking nice.

The storm was an unusual meteorological event called bombogenesis. That was a new word for me.
http://mainepublic.org/post/unusual-bomb-cyclone-blamed-widespread-power-outages#stream/0
A meteorologist by the name of Bob Henson accurately forecast the event and why it developed. https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/new-york-new-england-raked-weird-autumn-storm

David Govatski
Jefferson, NH

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Date: 11/4/17 8:44 am
From: Bob Crowley <crbob...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: [Maine-birds] Fryeburg's Cranes
The first sighting was on August 11, 2011 of 1 bird. 3 in 2012 and each
year afterwards there was an increase to the high this year of 21
Cranes. They do prefer the fields of Maine. I have only seen one in East
Conway, NH in the spring of 2016 and then 6 in the spring of this year,
2017. They are within an air mile of

New Hampshire but prefer Maine but so does Poland Springs.


Bob Crowley

Chatham, NH



Joe Scott wrote:
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> It's amazing how this flock has grown over only a few years.
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>
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> *From:* <maine-birds...> <maine-birds...> on
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> *Sent:* Friday, November 3, 2017 9:55 PM
> *To:* Maine Birds
> *Subject:* [Maine-birds] Fryeburg's Cranes
> This evening at the large pool of rain water at the North end of McNiel
> Road there were 21 Sandhill Cranes.. Also 2 Common Goldeneyes and 3
> Buffleheads.
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> Bob Crowley
> Chatham, NH
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Date: 11/4/17 5:19 am
From: Eduardo del Solar <edelsolar2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Birds of the America prints, Donation


It is now more than ten years that I started my Birds of the Americas
project, one that has taken me across the Americas (including my native
Perù, Galàpagos, Costa Rica, Canada, etc.) to photograph birds. This
project involved doing a number of exhibits in the New England area, most
of them in Audubon sites around Boston. Due to intensive cross-country
travel I plan to do the next two years inside our beautiful country, I am
now placing my entire collection of framed prints free of cost to
organizations, large or small, that are non-profit and/or concentrate on
conservation issues. If you are a non-profit and conservation organization,
or know of any organization that fits this profile, please see the link
below of framed and matted prints that are available at no cost if you fit
that profile. My bird photography collection has about 60+ framed and
matted prints. Most of them are 18 x 24, a few are sized up to 26 x 32
framed prints.

http://delsolar.org/docs/prices.html



Feel free to share the link to images I am donating, free of cost to
conservation organizations. If interested, please reply via email, or
phone. First come, first served.



Eduardo del Solar

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Brighton, Mass.



cell

617-319-1862



my website

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Date: 11/4/17 5:10 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (03 Nov 2017) 11 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 301
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 3 3 144
Northern Harrier 0 1 73
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 17 1143
Cooper's Hawk 1 2 133
Northern Goshawk 0 0 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 60
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 5 8 122
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 62
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 1 42

Total: 11 38 11346
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Jeanne-Marie Maher

Visitors:
42


Weather:
The morning began with layers of cloud piled up with enough space between
for the blue to seep through. The piles thickened and filled in to become a
lowering cloud ceiling that threatened to come crashing down and engulf the
mountain as it did the summits of higher peaks. By mid-afternoon, bands of
drizzle began to drift by, sending rainbow fragments on either side of
North Pack. The 15-20mph SW wind dropped slightly and began to shift
westward, setting kiting red-taileds to face towards Monadnock. The
temperature shifted through a couple of degrees on either side of 60F.

Raptor Observations:
Turkey Vultures headed north while Bald Eagles sauntered south. Four of the
local Red-tailed Hawks spent the day trying to hunt over North Pack, though
the raven swarm did their best to ensure no hawk was able to kite for long
without getting dive-bombed.

Non-raptor Observations:
One Pine Siskin and four Blue Jays were the only non-raptors observed
migrating.

Predictions:
Partly cloudy skies, a light and variable (though mostly northerly) wind,
and temperatures in the 40s should make for better migration weather than
we've seen in a while. It should be good!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 11/4/17 2:47 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (03 Nov 2017) 5 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 2 411
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 0 0 82
Northern Harrier 0 2 43
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 16 803
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 115
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 31
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 83
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 0 1 49
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 16
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 42

Total: 5 26 5935
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Dick DeSeve

Visitors:
Twenty-seven, including folks from Mississippi and Chicago, and twelve
students and adults from Merrimack Valley High School.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy to overcast with light to moderate WSW winds. Off and on
drizzle/showers from 12:15 to 3:30. Temps were unseasonably warm... in the
60s.

Raptor Observations:
Very few raptor migrants, but local TVs and Red-tails put in a showing.

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Goose - 10; Mallard - 4; Black Duck - 2; BLACK SCOTER - 14; Downy
Woodpecker; Northern Flicker; Jays, Am. Crows, and 2 Ravens; Tufted
Titmouse; Am. Robin - 83; Starling - 10; Cedar Waxwing - 7; Yellow-rumped
Warbler - 2; a few Chipping, Song, and White Throated Sparrows; Goldfinch -
several; Purple Finch - 4

Predictions:
Lighter air, cooler, open skies. Conditions look great for birds to move!
Phil will be counting (as part of the Concord November Challenge) - come by
and say hi and help look for some interesting bird species.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
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Date: 11/3/17 6:11 pm
From: Jeanne-Marie Maher <jeannemariemaher...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Kettle of turkey vultures
As I returned from a somewhat windy and slightly shower filled day at Pack with Katrina on the Hawkwatch, I was returning and surprised by the large kettle of Turkey vultures over Wilton. I had to pull over to count the 28 Circling late this afternoon.

Jeanne-Marie Maher
Nashua NH

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Date: 11/3/17 5:33 pm
From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Regarding the Great Curassow
Thanks to Anne H, for providing a lead. My initial web search did not turn
up anything but after I reworded it, I did find several dictionaries that
regard curassow as a late 17th century anglicized version of Curaçao.

Cliff Otto
Manchester

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Date: 11/3/17 5:33 pm
From: Scott Spangenberg <sjspangenberg...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Cattle Egret, Keene
The Cattle Egret was still there when I arrived at noon, and remained until
4:48 PM. Earlier, there had been four in the same corn field.

I also observed 180 Canada Geese, 43 American Crows, a couple of American
Pipits, and a Peregrine Falcon that appeared as I was putting away my
camera gear, but I was able to refind the Peregrine and photograph it.

I did not make time to check the marsh on Airport Road to see if the other
Cattle Egrets had moved over there. (That was the direction that the
original observer saw two of the birds take when they departed.)

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> There was a CattleEgret foraging in the corn fields at Krif rd in Keene
> this morning. Wendy
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Date: 11/3/17 2:31 pm
From: Christine Sheridan <cmsbirds...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Re: Over the pond duck identification
Mallards does make sense. Wild Mallards cheerfully interbreed with various
breeds of domestic
Mallards, and domestics often mingle with the wild ones. A black Mallard
with a white bib might be "Black Swedish" or a cross with one. Some years
ago a very similar bird was hanging with the wild ones here in Nashua.

Chris Sheridan
Nashua

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> Several persons have suggested a mallard. This bird was solid black except
> for a white blaze on its chest, Does that make sense?
>
>
> On Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:00:19 PM UTC-4, Edward Larrabee wrote:
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>> Can someone with experience with English birds identify this duck?
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/89728593@N00/
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Date: 11/3/17 1:36 pm
From: Edward Larrabee <rockhill152...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Over the pond duck identification
Several persons have suggested a mallard. This bird was solid black except
for a white blaze on its chest, Does that make sense?

On Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 6:00:19 PM UTC-4, Edward Larrabee wrote:
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> Can someone with experience with English birds identify this duck?
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> https://www.flickr.com/photos/89728593@N00/
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Date: 11/3/17 12:51 pm
From: Robert Rotberg <rirotberg...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Regarding the Great Curassow
The Great Currassow is found in much of South America. A great skulking bird.

Robert Rotberg
Madison
> On Nov 3, 2017, at 3:42 PM, Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...> wrote:
>
> Alfred Mailey wrote about hawk watching in Panama and reported seeing the Great Curassow. This is not a bird I have heard of but I cannot help but think of Curaçao. While there doesn't seem to be a connection between the bird and the island, there is some indication on-line that Curassow is an anglicized spelling of Curaçao. Does anyone know an more about this?
>
> Cliff Otto
> Manchester
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Date: 11/3/17 12:42 pm
From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Regarding the Great Curassow
Alfred Mailey wrote about hawk watching in Panama and reported seeing the
Great Curassow. This is not a bird I have heard of but I cannot help but
think of Curaçao. While there doesn't seem to be a connection between the
bird and the island, there is some indication on-line that Curassow is an
anglicized spelling of Curaçao. Does anyone know an more about this?

Cliff Otto
Manchester

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Date: 11/3/17 11:11 am
From: Alfred Maley <alfredmaley...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Want Hawks? Visit Panama’s Canopy Tower.
After decades of frustration with New England’s hawk watches, we bit the
bullet and headed down to the Mother of All New World Hawk Watches - Panama
- for two weeks. We saw nearly a quarter of a million vultures and hawks,
and over 40 species of birds of prey.

The Canopy Tower has a hawk migration program that intersperses hawk
watching with local field trips, depending on the weather. Thus we spent
one morning at Cerro Ancon (close by Panama City) on a day when 100k birds
flew by the watch, and two half days at the tower when 90k birds flew by.

About 3 million raptors fly through Panama each Fall - roughly one million
each of Turkey Vulture, Swainson’s Hawk, and Broad-winged Hawk, with lesser
numbers of Mississippi Kites, Ospreys and Peregrine Falcons, among others.
At one time we were looking at a cloud of 10k Swainson’s Hawks.

After a week at the tower we went to Canopy Camp in the Darien, where there
is considerable primary forest still intact. There we saw all the
hawk-eagles, Great Curassow, four Aplomado Falcons and an endless variety
of small birds for Linda to photograph. I especially enjoyed a flock(!) of
five Prothonotary Warblers which are so rare here in NH. We also continued
to see migrating hawks almost every day in the Darien. For those who count,
we ended up seeing about 327 species for the trip.

There’s no need to book a big- (or small-) name tour to go there;
everything is arranged by the Canopy group and the costs are reasonable
during the “green” (wet) season that coincides with the raptor migration
($2k for a week at the tower, $1700 for six days at the camp). We flew Copa
Air’s direct flight from Logan (only one pass through security) for a
reasonable $604. r.t.

The program runs through the last two weeks of October, although there is
some migration even through December. Think October 2018.

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Date: 11/3/17 7:05 am
From: Steve Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Dickcissel in Durham
Mike Thompson reports a Dickcissel in Durham on the east side of lot a at
unh next to the train tracks. Associating with a flock of HOSP. Parking
is tricky but there is visitor parking next to the transit building.

Steve Mirick
Bradford MA


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Date: 11/3/17 6:30 am
From: David Govatski <david.govatski...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Jefferson Notch Road closed due to storm damage
The Jefferson Notch State Highway in the White Mountains is closed until crews can clear the blowdowns off the road. The crew responsible for this state highway is busy working on reopening Route 302 in Crawford Notch. If you are planning a hike or driving on national forest back roads be sure to check on their status before you head out. Forest Service crews are working to reopen roads and conduct damage assessments. Volunteers and trail adopters are working on trails and it will take some time to get things back in shape.

David Govatski
Jefferson, NH

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Date: 11/3/17 6:11 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (02 Nov 2017) 10 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 301
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 0 0 141
Northern Harrier 0 1 73
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 16 1142
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 132
Northern Goshawk 0 0 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 60
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 2 3 117
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 2 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 1 42

Total: 10 27 11335
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers:

Visitors:
12


Weather:
The 15-20mph SSW wind did little to encourage migrants, but the raven flock
seemed to enjoy it. Low clouds delayed the start of the count, and a band
of light rain shut down the flight for around 45 minutes in the afternoon.
The temperature wavered in the upper half of the 50s.

Raptor Observations:
Gina excelled at her job, drawing in most of the day's Sharp-shinned Hawks
and Merlins for a closer look. The two Red-tailed Hawks couldn't care less,
sinking into the col soon after they were spotted.

Non-raptor Observations:
Around 3 dozen White-throated Sparrows kept up a nearly-constant banter of
lazy whistles and chirps, though a frantic warning heralding the arrival of
a taloned foe brought a few minutes of complete silence. Most of the
Dark-eyed Juncos seemed to have moved on, but the Song Sparrow seems
content to linger.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Blue Jay- 2

Predictions:
Low clouds to start the day, and it looks like there may be some showers to
contend with in the afternoon. There will be a strong, 20-30mph wind out of
the SW, which will limit the number of migrants flying at an elevation high
enough for us to see them. The temperature is expected to brush 60F.
========================================================================
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: 11/3/17 6:07 am
From: 'W' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cattle Egret, Keene


There was a CattleEgret foraging in the corn fields at Krif rd in Keene this morning. Wendy


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Date: 11/3/17 6:00 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Nov 2017) 17 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 1 301
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 0 0 141
Northern Harrier 1 1 73
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 11 1137
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 132
Northern Goshawk 0 0 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 60
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 115
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 1 1 104
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 41

Total: 17 17 11325
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Levi Burford, Mark Timmerman, Nancy Moreau, Wayne Byrnes

Visitors:
16


Weather:
The temperature was a bit more seasonal with the high a couple of degrees
shy of 50F. Occasionally a small crack of blue would form in the overcast,
but most of the sunshine stayed far to the north and west, lighting up the
peaks of Killington, Lafayette, and Washington. The wind was out of the
south-southeast at 5-12mph.

Raptor Observations:
The first two hours of the count featured birdless skies, but then
Sharp-shinned Hawks began to trickle by. There seemed to be little to be
found by way of lift, and most birds were spotted in front of North Pack or
off to the east.

Non-raptor Observations:
Six Common Loons were heading south in ones and twos, one bird shy of tying
the site record. A flock of DUNLIN hurrying towards the coast were a
welcome surprise; a Pack Monadnock first and an uncommon species for NH
away from the coast.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Canada Goose- 34
Common Loon- 6
DUNLIN- 5
American Crow- 4
Horned Lark- 4
Eastern Bluebird- 2
American Robin- 11
========================================================================
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: 11/2/17 2:18 pm
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] White-winged Scoters and Ruddy Ducks - Wilson Pond, Swanzey
At noon today,
In Wilson Pond (across from the Keene airport) we had

6 White-winged Scoters
2 Ruddy Ducks
3 Hooded Mergansers
3 Canada Goose

(and a Muscovy Duck)

Andrea and George Robbins
Pittsfield, NH


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Date: 11/2/17 2:02 pm
From: David Govatski <david.govatski...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pondicherry Trails and Birds
The 8 miles of trails at the Pondicherry NWR in Jefferson and Whitefield suffered extensive blowdowns from the Sunday wind storm. Volunteers and a USFWS forester are working on reopening the trails for public access. The Mud Pond Trail is now fully reopened. The Rail Trail from Airport Road to Cherry Pond is fully open for walking or bicycles. We are working on reopening the Rail Trail to Route 115A and are almost to Slide Brook. We have hundreds of trees to cut through.

The Little Cherry Pond Trail was extensively damaged and is closed with hundreds of blowdowns and is even hard to find the route in places. The national champion black spruce was a casualty and is uprooted. The Mooseway is closed for the section near the LCP trail. We are planning a work day on Veterans Day to reopen both these trails and help volunteers Kevin and Joanne Jones get this trail fixed. I will post an invitation next week.

On Cherry Pond today there were 12 white winged scoters and 1 pied billed grebe. The sound of chain saws was not the best way to find birds! We will get the trails fixed.

David Govatski
Jefferson, NH

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Date: 11/2/17 10:10 am
From: Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Spofford Lake
I stopped by Spofford Lake this morning on my way up to Lempster for the weekend. There were 7 White-winged Scoter mixed in with a small flock of Buffleheads and Common Mergansers.

Jack Swatt

Wolcott, CT
Lempster, NH

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Date: 11/2/17 9:10 am
From: Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Merlin/Harrier/ snake?
Birders,

So Dover traffic paid off again today, as I had a Merlin flash by the car as I was sitting on NH 108 at Back River Road.


A short visit to Moore Fields in Durham turned up a male harrier, being harassed by crows, 40 Horned Larks and still a few Savannah Sparrows in the recently cut corn.


At home at the Woodridge playing fields, there were plenty of common birds, but oddest of all was a 2-foot long, mostly grey snake. Based on an internet search of images, I think it was a very drab Northern Water Snake. It actually lunged at my dog, which walked right over it because it was so still. I'm not sure which of us was more surprised.


Kurk Dorsey

Durham

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Date: 11/1/17 7:12 pm
From: Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cuckoo in Dover
Birders,
i was sitting in traffic on Knox Marsh Road in Dover enjoying a TV circling overhead when a long-tailed bird flopped right by at eye level. I was pretty amazed that it was a cuckoo and that it perched in a tree right next to the road! It turned enough that I could see that it was a Black-billed based on the tail pattern. I think it was only cuckoo sighting of the year--in November while sitting in traffic. Maybe it's actually 1 April instead of 1 November?

Kurk Dorsey
Durham

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Date: 11/1/17 5:35 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (01 Nov 2017) 21 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 398
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 0 0 82
Northern Harrier 2 2 42
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 13 798
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 114
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 4 31
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 81
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 0 0 239
Merlin 1 1 48
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 9
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 41

Total: 21 21 5900
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Jen Frost

Visitors:
Ten, including Hoosiers and a Washintonian (i.e. a DC'er)


Weather:
Cool and cloudy, with a light variable to SE breeze, temps from 35 to 50F,
but it certainly felt chilly after all the recent mild weather.

Raptor Observations:
Just over a score of migrant raptors, mostly sharpies, but with a
smattering of Red-shoulders and a couple Harriers, a Coops and a Merlin.
There were several local Red-tails, TVs, and an adult Bald Eagle as well,
plus another Coops or two.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights include Common Loon - 1, BRANT - 28, Canada Goose - 35,
Shorebird Sp - 2, E. Bluebird - 2, Hermit Thrush - 1, Cedar Waxwing - 130.
Flocks of robins poured down the Contoocook valley at the end of the day -
close to a grand were counted between 4:30 and 5:00 pm.

Predictions:
A bit warmer, cloudy, with light south winds. If the air is not too heavy,
there might be some movement.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=679


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Date: 11/1/17 5:04 pm
From: eric masterson <erictheirish...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Brant in Hancock
Clearly a big movement of brant recently, including last night. I picked up
vocalizations on my nocturnal flight call station - new yard bird. See link
below.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40254722

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Date: 11/1/17 3:00 pm
From: Edward Larrabee <rockhill152...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Over the pond duck identification
Can someone with experience with English birds identify this duck?

https://www.flickr.com/photos/89728593@N00/

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Date: 11/1/17 10:06 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Inland waterbirds - Dunlin, Brant, RT Loon
Ken Klapper reports more Brant at Carter Hill today (28 flying south).

Katrina Fenton reports 5 Dunlin flying past Pack Monadnock.

I saw a Red-throated Loon on Dublin Lake. Also, lots of waterfowl on Monadnock area lakes and ponds today, including a returning BuffleheadxCommon Goldeneye on Tolman Pond in Nelson, returning for a third consecutive year.

Phil Brown
Hancock


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Date: 11/1/17 9:40 am
From: Hector Galbraith <hg2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Hinsdale migrants
Today at Hinsdale there were 6 pied-billed grebes and a single red-throated loon (a rare bird at this inland site).

Hector Galbraith, PhD
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Date: 11/1/17 6:25 am
From: mresch8702 via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black Vulture, Portsmouth, 10/31

On 10/31, while in route to Maine for some birding time, I watched a Black Vulture fly over I-95 in Portsmouth, about a mile short of the ME border. I still need Black Vulture for my ME list, but I couldn't will it over the Piscataqua River. It ended up perching on one of the large overhead lights near the hiway. There have been quite a number of recent sightings of Black Vulture in this general area, including at least 1 I remember where the observer watched it fly from one state to the other. Unfortunately it was just in NH for me. And it was better than anything I ended up seeing in Maine. (In hindsight, maybe I should have just parked on the I-95 shoulder and waited for the bird to hopefully fly across the stateline.) :-)


Mike Resch
www.statebirding.blogspot.com
Pepperell, MA

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Date: 11/1/17 5:06 am
From: Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Exeter blackbird migration
While taking out recycling this morning around 715, I noticed an impressive number of blackbirds moving SW over house on Washington St. Mostly grackles but did not have bins with me. Estimated somewhere between 2500 -3000 birds.

Rich Aaronian

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Date: 11/1/17 5:01 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (31 Oct 2017) 17 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 3 338 398
Osprey 0 18 131
Bald Eagle 1 39 82
Northern Harrier 0 20 40
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 486 785
Cooper's Hawk 0 60 113
Northern Goshawk 1 5 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 18 27
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 8 69 81
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 96 239
Merlin 0 23 47
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 10
Unknown Buteo 0 1 9
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 14 41

Total: 17 1215 5879
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: David Fenton, Sandra Fenton, Steven Whitney

Visitors:
17, including a fawn...


Weather:
Halloween's weather was a study in fickleness with a sky that went from
clear to overcast to nearly clear again. The wind was out of the west, at
times shifting a few points to the south and blowing from 5-145mph. By the
end of the day, viewing conditions had improved to the point there you
could see snow at the top of the highest peaks in Franconia Notch.

Raptor Observations:
Quiet skies for much of the day, though the local Red-tailed Hawks and
Turkey Vultures did their best to ensure there was always something to look
at. A juvenile Northern Goshawk circled in from the east before slipping
out of site behind the house, never to reappear.

Non-raptor Observations:
A juvenile and two adult swans were making their way south along the
Contoocook this morning, a bit too far to confirm if they were mutes or
tundras. The flock of Brants worked their way over and flew directly over
Carter Hill, close enough to make out the snowy collars of the adults.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Canada Goose- 19
Brant- 12
swan sp.- 3
Ring-billed Gull- 1
Herring Gull- 1
Blue Jay- 4
American Crow- 19
American Robin- 7
Pine Siskin- 3
passerine sp.- 14

Predictions:
After a frosty start, the temperature is expected to rise well into the
50s.There will be increasing cloud cover ahead of a warm front that is set
to cross the region overnight. The wind will be out of the SSW at 0-5mph,
light enough to not be an issue for migrants.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<trina16...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 10/31/17 3:29 pm
From: Chad Witko <chadjwitko...>
Subject: [NHBirds] CT River Long-tailed Duck
Greetings,

This afternoon while looking for waterfowl along the CT River after a
failed attempt at the Barnacle Goose in Chester/Grafton, VT, Steven Lamonde
and I encountered a single LONG-TAILED DUCK on the CT River. The bird was
found just north of North Walpole along Route 12 and was observed from a
pulloff. It was associating with a flock of 17 American Black Ducks and a
lone Green-winged Teal.

The eBird checklist for this stop can be found here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40235667

Good birding,
Chad Witko
www.chat-happens.com

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aware of the world in which we live."
Roger Tory Peterson

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Date: 10/31/17 2:06 pm
From: DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] scaup eel pond rye ?
As reported by other's this pair was seen in Eel pond, Rye. Could someone please identify if they are lesser or greater? I have no idea how to do so.

Thanks

Deb Powers-South Berwick Maine


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Date: 10/31/17 1:57 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (31 Oct 2017) 12 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 3 293 300
Osprey 0 51 219
Bald Eagle 1 64 141
Northern Harrier 0 28 72
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 394 1126
Cooper's Hawk 1 59 131
Northern Goshawk 0 14 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 44 59
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 1 108 114
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 0 58 166
Merlin 1 36 103
Peregrine Falcon 2 41 61
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 14 41

Total: 12 1243 11308
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Henry Walters

Observers:

Visitors:
22 visitors, including a mother and daughter searching on hands and knees
for a tiny, green "Mexican Asteroid Crystal" that had gotten snatched by
the wind. The hawkcounter's discovery of this object was met with
over-the-top jubilation.


Weather:
Clear air in place after our recent storms. Brisk wind from the SW to start
the morning. Clouds thickened as the day went on.

Raptor Observations:
Only a few hawks on the move, though two peregrines simultaneously strafing
a young eagle before an audience of ravens was one for the highlight reel.
The same 2nd-year eagle made a few appearances during the afternoon,
unfazed by all the attention and in no mood to migrate.

Non-raptor Observations:
A deluge of White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos (200+) moving
through the spruces early this morning, stopping to sing some fragmentary
songs.

Common Loon - 1
American Robin - 5
Hermit Thrush - 2
Song Sparrow - 4


Predictions:
Some morning sun, clouding up later on. Lighter winds should allow more
buteo migration.
========================================================================
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: 10/31/17 9:31 am
From: eric masterson <erictheirish...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 600mm wildlife lens for sale
Posted with the permission of the moderator.

I am selling a Nikon AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4 ED VR. Near perfect condition.

Contact me offline if interested.

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Date: 10/31/17 8:35 am
From: Mik Oyler <oylermik...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Red Crossbills
This AM, there were 6 Red Crossbills eating grit at the same location as a
couple weeks ago at Black Pond in Windsor.

Mik Oyler
North Conway

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Date: 10/31/17 8:32 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] BRANT at Carter Hill
Katrina just reported 12 Brant from the carter hill observatory!
Obviously a good flight of waterbirds is underway.

Phil Brown
Hancock

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> Just in case they’re still in transit or settled down, Katrina Fenton had three SWANS of undetermined species flying south along the Contoocook River at 9:40 this morning. I was at the orchard store at the time and didn’t get to the platform in time to see them.
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Date: 10/31/17 7:19 am
From: Pamela Hunt <phunt...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Swans at Carter Hill
Just in case they're still in transit or settled down, Katrina Fenton had three SWANS of undetermined species flying south along the Contoocook River at 9:40 this morning. I was at the orchard store at the time and didn't get to the platform in time to see them.

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Concord, NH 03301

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Date: 10/31/17 6:01 am
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Woodcock - Pittsfield
Late post since we just got our power back on.

Yesterday morning, after the storm, I had a Woodcock fly up near
our flooded marsh.


We lost three Fir trees that were foot plus in diameter beside our house.
Luckily they fell the opposite way of our house.
There goes our windbreak against the NW winds....

Andrea Robbins
Pittsfield, NH

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Date: 10/29/17 7:26 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, October 30, 2017
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, October 30th,
2017.



A TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE was discovered and photographed on the summit of Pack
Monadnock in Peterborough on October 28th.



3 CATTLE EGRETS were seen at Flint Farm in Milan on October 25th, and 1 was
photographed there on the 26th.



A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen from Carter Hill in Concord on October 24th.



A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on October
27th. Also present was a VESPER SPARROW, a FIELD SPARROW, a flock of 76
AMERICAN PIPITS, and a flock of 40 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS.



An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, a BLACKPOLL WARBLER, a PALM WARBLER, and a
RED-EYED VIREO were seen at the south end of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye
on October 29th, and a YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, and a YELLOW WARBLER were seen
in Hampton on the 28th.



2 HARLEQUIN DUCKS, 7 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 3 GREAT SHEARWATERS, a MANX
SHEARWATER, 1,591 NORTHERN GANNETS, 4 LAUGHING GULLS, and a SNOW BUNTING
were observed migrating south along the coast in Hampton on October 24th.



6 BRANT, 440 BLACK SCOTERS, 281 RED-THROATED LOONS, 7,158 DOUBLE-CRESTED
CORMORANTS, 4 RAZORBILLS, 4 BLACK GUILLEMOTS, a LAUGHING GULL, a LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL, 3 CASPIAN TERNS, and

2 PEREGRINE FALCONS were observed migrating south along the coast in Hampton
on October 29th.



2 juvenile COMMON GALLINULES, 9 AMERICAN COOT, an AMERICAN WIGEON, 2
NORTHERN PINTAILS, and 2 GREATER SCAUP were reported from Eel Pond in Rye
multiple times during the past week.



An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, and 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS were reported from
Hampton on October 28th.



A GREAT CORMORANT and a DUNLIN were seen at the Wilder Dam on the
Connecticut River on October 29th, and 3 BLACK SCOTERS were seen in this
area on the 27th.



An EASTERN SCREECH-OWL was heard in North Hampton on October 28th.



RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough, and at the
Carter Hill Observatory in Concord. Pack Monadnock has reported over 11,296
raptors and Carter Hill has reported over 5,862 raptors, all since September
1st. The majority of BROAD-WINGED HAWKS have already passed by, but there
are still good numbers of SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS,
RED-TAILED HAWKS, and BALD EAGLES to be seen. Be sure to visit these New
Hampshire Audubon staffed observatories this fall season to help out with
the counts!



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: 10/29/17 4:44 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Coast Sea Watch (Caspian Terns, 7,000 Cormorants, etc.)
Great Boars Head, Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, US
Oct 29, 2017 7:20 AM - 1:20 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     Sea watch.  Mostly cloudy to overcast all day with some
spot showers.  Light S winds early, increasing and shifting to SE at 10
knots increasing to 20 knots.  Approaching storm from south.  Birding
from north side.  Then, with permission, we were offered unique
opportunity to bird from private property near tip! With Jason for most
of time.

Brant  6     Two groups of 3 migrating.
Wood Duck  2
Mallard  3
American Black Duck  54
Green-winged Teal  2
Greater Scaup  5
Common Eider  200
Surf Scoter  83
White-winged Scoter  55
BLACK SCOTER  440
Long-tailed Duck  165
Bufflehead  1
Red-breasted Merganser  78
RED-THROATED LOON  281     Largest flocks of 10 to 14 birds.  One flock
of 20.  Birds HEARD VOCALIZING as they passed overhead at Great Boar's Head.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/37968393336/in/photostream/lightbox/
Common Loon  49
Northern Gannet  353
Great Cormorant  1
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT  7,158     Largest flock was 1,375!!!! Took
about 10 minutes to pass by in long continuous string of birds.  Three
other flocks of 800+.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/38021952291/in/photostream/lightbox/
peep sp.  5
Razorbill  4     Good views.
large alcid sp.  1     Almost certainly a Common Murre, but I backed out
on ID due to distance and my lack of experience with this species. 
Appeared paler black on back.  Bill did not appear thick.
Black Guillemot  4
Bonaparte's Gull  7
Laughing Gull  1     Very distant bird.  Appeared to be a juvenile.
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1     Adult.  Flew right below us.
CASPIAN TERN  3     First a single bird seen by Jane and briefly by
Jason.  Then 2 birds flying past point.  My latest record.  Prior late
date for me was 10/21/16.
Peregrine Falcon  2     Both birds coming in from far offshore.  One
clearly a juvenile tundrius.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 10/29/17 1:00 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (28 Oct 2017) 33 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 10 290 297
Osprey 0 51 219
Bald Eagle 0 63 140
Northern Harrier 1 28 72
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 392 1124
Cooper's Hawk 0 58 130
Northern Goshawk 2 14 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 43 58
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 9 107 113
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 0 58 166
Merlin 3 35 102
Peregrine Falcon 0 39 59
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 1 14 41

Total: 33 1231 11296
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Andre Moraes, Levi Burford, Mark Timmerman, Mike Gebo,
Steve Bennett, Susan Wrisley, Tom Delaney

Visitors:
212


Weather:
The day began with a 15-20mph southwest wind and a sky that was nearly
cloudless. By the second half of the day, the wind had shifted to come
straight out of the south and cloud's began to advance out of the west
ahead of tomorrow's storm. The temperature peaked in the low 60s.

Raptor Observations:
An adult Northern Goshawk strafed a kiting Red-tailed Hawk on her way
through, nearly a match for the buteo in size. Migrant numbers were largely
concentrated in the middle of the day, with a Merlin zipping under the sun
and a Red-tailed Hawk sinking into the valley the only birds seen after
2pm.

Non-raptor Observations:
A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE flew over the hawk watch shortly before 9:00am; its
bold, buffy wing stripes flashing in the morning light. It landed in a
nearby snag for a couple of minutes before dropping deeper into the
spruces. Susan and Steve were able to relocate it in some mountain ash on
the east side of the summit later in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Migrants:
American Crow- 92
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 1
Pine Siskin- 1

Monarch Butterfly- 1

Predictions:
It looks like another wash-out is in store for tomorrow with light morning
rain expected to give way to heavier showers in the afternoon. Monday is
also looking questionable at this point. Perhaps the storm will encourage
the Townsend's Solitaire to stick around for a few days.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 10/29/17 7:22 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (28 Oct 2017) 28 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 6 335 395
Osprey 0 18 131
Bald Eagle 1 38 81
Northern Harrier 0 20 40
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 482 781
Cooper's Hawk 0 60 113
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 18 27
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 1 61 73
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 96 239
Merlin 1 23 47
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 10
Unknown Buteo 0 1 9
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 1 14 41

Total: 28 1198 5862
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Dave Howe, Kathy Bennett, Mark Suomala, Pam Hunt

Visitors:
Two-hundred and twenty-one, including several escapees from the Garden
State.


Weather:
Carter Hill was an island paradise overlooking a sea of fog in the morning.
The peaks of Kearsarge and Ragged Mountains helped us form a little
archipelago. The mist stubbornly clung to the valleys for a few hours,
gradually lifting as a paisley of cirrus clouds slowly covered us. A SE
wind began almost imperceptably in the morning, but steadily increased in
the afternoon. Temperatures started chilly (upper-30s) and climbed to the
comfortable mid-60s.

Raptor Observations:
An OK push of seven species, dominated by sharpies. The fog seemed to hold
raptors back in the morning, and the SE winds convinced migrants to throw
on their air-brakes in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Sparrows and Myrtle Warblers are gradually diminishing, but still rule the
field edges. At one point in the afternoon a big group (a mass murder?) of
about 150 American Crows flew over, darkening the skies for a bit. Nine
Mallards, 10 Canada Geese, a Ring-billed and a Herring Gull, four
Bluebirds, 20 Cedar Waxwings, 10 Red-winged Blackbirds, and five woodpecker
species (the expected ones) were also seen or heard. Three Monarchs made a
southward move in the morning.

A Cloud Dragon provided an exotic but welcome backdrop for one of four
(plus?) local or non-migrant Bald Eagles seen today (you had to be there).

Predictions:
An approaching nor'easter will bring low clouds and showers in the morning,
becoming a steadier rain in the afternoon, and finally intense rain and
wind overnight. It does not look like a good day for raptors or their
aficionados.

Go Pats!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 10/28/17 3:42 pm
From: 'Stephen Whitney' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Buffleheads on Pemi
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Subject: Buffleheads on Pemi
Pemigewasset Lake,  New Hampton/Meredith
43.616744, -71.593250

5:45 PM Saturday
Two male, one female bufflehead ducks on Pemi, just off Campground Shore.
Seen from Observation platform with binocs and scope.
Four mallards swim near them.
Bald Eagle, adult, last seen  10/25/2017 Wednesday 7:15, Pemi's Kelly Island tree.

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Date: 10/28/17 3:27 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Coastal Odds & Ends (YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, Yellow Warbler, 2 Dickcissels, OC Warbler, etc)
Random list of birds along the coast today.  Not a lot of land birds,
but a couple of pockets including one hot pocket off Briar Road in
Hampton.  And two personal late records for me for Yellow Warbler and
Yellow-throated Vireo.

Canada Goose    20 migrating
Wood Duck    3 Eel Pond
American Wigeon    1 Eel Pond
Green-winged Teal    17 with 16 on Meadow Pond
Ring-necked Duck    4 on Eel Pond
Bufflehead    1 in Hampton Harbor
Red-throated Loon    30 Migrating
Common Loon    15 Migrating
Double-crested Cormorant    1,038 Migrating
COMMON GALLINULE    2 juveniles continue in Eel Pond.
American Coot    9
AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER    1 over Hampton Harbor.
Greater Yellowlegs    94 with 90 in Meadow Pond
Lesser Yellowlegs    2 lingering birds.
Eastern Screech-Owl    1 calling off Willow Ave. in North Hampton.
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker    1 on Briar Road in Hampton.
Peregrine Falcon    1 adult in Hampton harbor
Eastern Phoebe    1 at Goss Farm
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO    1  Spectacular views of extremely late bird off
Briar Road in Hampton.  Only my second October record (previous late
date of October 2nd for me).  Apparently the latest NH State record by 3
weeks!  Sadly my camera was in the car a 10 minute walk away!!!  We
walked back and when we returned, the Vireo was gone and the YELLOW
WARBLER showed up!
Ruby-crowned Kinglet    1
Hermit Thrush    2
Gray Catbird    1 off Woodland Road in N. Hampton
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER    1 at Goss Farm in Rye
YELLOW WARBLER    1  Extremely late bird.  My latest by over a week. 
There are a handful of later records into November and even December!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/37966458532/in/dateposted/
Blackpoll Warbler    2
Palm Warbler    1
Pine Warbler    1
Yellow-rumped Warbler    12
Chipping Sparrow    1
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW    1  A remarkable fall for CC Sparrows!  I've had
a minimum of 6 this fall.
Field Sparrow    1
DICKCISSEL    2  Both flyover birds in Hampton.  Calling.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 10/28/17 1:09 pm
From: Susan Wrisley <swrisley13...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Townsend's Solitaire - Yes
Subject bird originally found by Mark Timmerman and identified by Katrina
Fenton is still present at Pack Monadnock. Steve Bennett and I had it
around 3pm on the Summit Loop Trail. It was in the area behind the
bathrooms, in the Mountain Ash bushes. Two other birders had it again
around 3:45 in the same area. Many thanks to Phil Brown for getting the
word out.

Susan Wrisley, Hollis NH

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Date: 10/28/17 12:14 pm
From: 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lyme Black Scoter Late Saturday Morning
A solitary scoter was seen about 11:00 a.m. on the Connecticut River just north of the Hanover - Lyme line.
Blake Allison
Lyme, NH 03768-3400


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Date: 10/28/17 6:01 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE at Pack Monadnock
Katrina Fenton just saw the subject bird fly in from the hawk watch area. It perched briefly in a spruce and may still be around.

Phil Brown
Hancock

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Date: 10/27/17 6:35 pm
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Coastbirding 10/27
I spent some time on the coast this afternoon, just roaming along 1A
stopping at familiar places. Found nothing really unusual, but a few
sightings worth posting. The most unusual one was two geese of some
sort, which I'm fairly sure were BRANT, flying south past Great
Boar's Head. I can't think of what else they could have been:
big-bodied, long-necked birds with a very gooselike flight style, but
the obvious white chin strap of the Canada Goose was nowhere to be
seen, and the neck seemed short for Canadas too.

Seabrook Harbor had a decent number of shorebirds, a mix of
Black-bellied Plovers and Dunlin. There were also some Dunlin on the
rocks at Ragged Neck. Along the coast, there were a handful of
Common Loons, some White-winged Scoters, and one group of four or
five female Red-breasted Mergansers.

On Eeel Pond I saw a bird that might have been the
previously-reported Common Gallinule. Or it might have been an
American Coot. It was swimming like a coot, with the
forward-and-back head motion that I associate with coots. OTOH, I'm
not at all familiar with gallinules - do they swim the same way?

Closer to home, a stop at Massabesic Audubon Center found a couple of
White-throated Sparrows, some Song Sparrows, a Cardinal, and many
House Finches.

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH

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Date: 10/27/17 4:45 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (27 Oct 2017) 51 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 15 329 389
Osprey 0 18 131
Bald Eagle 2 37 80
Northern Harrier 2 20 40
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 466 765
Cooper's Hawk 1 60 113
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 17 26
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 4 60 72
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 95 238
Merlin 1 22 46
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 20
Unknown Accipiter 1 5 10
Unknown Buteo 0 1 9
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 1 13 40

Total: 51 1170 5834
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Robert Vallieres

Visitors:
Forty-five, including visitors from Andover (Mass), Devon in the U.K., and
Tallahassee.


Weather:
Cool to fair, with a light WNW-ish wind, gradually diminishing as a veil of
clouds increased in the afternoon. Snow capped the peaks of Lafayette and
Moosilauke.

Raptor Observations:
A decent push for late October.

Non-raptor Observations:
59 Canada Geese, 35 Am. Crows, 1 GC Kinglet, 22 Am. Robins, 4 Eastern
Bluebirds, 6 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 13 Common Grackles, 9 Red-winged
Blackbirds, 9 Monarchs, and a Green Darner.

Predictions:
A light SE wind and plenty of sun. There should be some movement of
migrants, perhaps more.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=679


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Date: 10/27/17 4:10 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (27 Oct 2017) 63 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 15 280 287
Osprey 0 51 219
Bald Eagle 3 63 140
Northern Harrier 1 27 71
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 387 1119
Cooper's Hawk 3 58 130
Northern Goshawk 2 12 12
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 41 56
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 19 98 104
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 2 58 166
Merlin 1 32 99
Peregrine Falcon 1 39 59
Unknown Accipiter 1 3 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 13 40

Total: 63 1198 11263
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Judd Nathan, Levi Burford

Visitors:
101


Weather:
The thermometer was reading 37F at the start of the day's count, climbing
20 degrees through the first part of the afternoon. Cirrus clouds provided
the perfect amount of contrast without blocking the welcome sunshine. The
wind was out of the west for most of the day, blowing at 10-20mph before
shifting a touch to the south for the count's end. A snow-capped Mount
Washington loomed behind the rest of the Whites, it's icy towers visible
through a scope.

Raptor Observations:
Red-tailed Hawks were cruising down the Wapack this morning in a nearly
even blend of juveniles and adults. A trickling of Red-shouldered Hawks
took over for the second half of the day before the wind shifted. A
juvenile Peregrine Falcon closed out the day, a streak of sandy brown
tearing through an ebony kettle of protesting ravens.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:
Double-crested Cormorant- 11
Herring Gull- 5
Blue Jay- 3
American Robin- 1

Predictions:
More sunshine and the return of the south wind is in store for tomorrow.
The temperature is expected to rise well into the 60s in the valley, which
means it will be in the upper 50s or low 60s at the top. Partly cloudy
skies are expected. If the south wind isn't too much of an issue, we should
see a fair number of migrants.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 10/27/17 3:49 pm
From: 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bald Eagles and Black Scoters at Wilder Dam and Kilowatt South Friday Morning
Stopped by to see the great cormorant again and to search for any newly arrived waterfowl that might have been forced down by Thursday's rain.
At Wilder Dam was greeted by the spectacle of water cascading through an open gate, the surging roiling water completely covering the cormorant's favored boulder perch. Bad timing, I thought. However, a scan downstream with my binoculars revealed the bird sitting on a snag that protruded into the water from the river bank about 100 yards below the dam on the right. Almost directly above it, in a tall white pine, sat an adult bald eagle. It was joined in that tree a few minutes later by its presumed mate, a surmise based on the knowledge that a pair has a nest in the immediate area.
Upstream at Kilowatt South were three black scoters out in the middle of the large pool behind the dam; clearly seen through spotting scopes provided by Michael Foster and Chris Rimmer. Also at Kilowatt was a northern mockingbird.

Blake Allison
Lyme, NH 03768-3400



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Date: 10/27/17 3:02 pm
From: mresch8702 via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Clay-colored Sparrow, BH Vireo, Pipits, plus, Woodmont Orchard, Hollis, 10/27

Had a fun morning at the fields around Woodmont Orchardin Hollis. I ran into flocks of migrants at most every stop. Highlights included -

9 sparrow species including -
- 1 Clay-colored Sparrow - near the large top soil pile - same area one was seen about a month ago. Same bird?
- 1 Vesper Sparrow
- 1 Field Sparrow - at same brush pile as a pair I had a month ago - continuing bird ?
1 Blue-headed Vireo - very bright individual (late per eBird)
A flock of Pipits that I estimated to be 75 birds - they visited every field
1 Phoebe (late per eBird)
Flock of 40 Bluebirds - I think that was the largest flock of bluebirds I've ever seen
Raptors - 2 Harriers, 1 Cooper's, 2 Red-tails (always seems to be a good raptor show there)

Link to the eBird checklist - http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40145788


Mike Resch
www.statebirding.blogspot.com
Pepperell, MA


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Date: 10/27/17 12:11 pm
From: DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] golden crowned kinglet? ID help please
This pic is not the best, was seen off of Lubber trail-Newmarket ( great bayside) very hard to get it to sit still..lol

Thanks

Deb Powers-South Berwick, Maine


https://www.flickr.com/photos/143862779@N08/37918881836/in/dateposted-public/

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Date: 10/27/17 6:27 am
From: birdrecords <birdrecords...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cattle Egrets, Milan
Lori Charron sent an email to NH Audubon with a photo of a Cattle Egret in Milan yesterday (10/26/17). Evidently there have been three present the last few days at Flint Farm.
Becky Suomala
New Hampshire Bird Records
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Date: 10/25/17 2:24 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (25 Oct 2017) 1 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 265 272
Osprey 0 51 219
Bald Eagle 0 60 137
Northern Harrier 0 26 70
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 376 1108
Cooper's Hawk 0 55 127
Northern Goshawk 0 10 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 37 52
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 0 79 85
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 0 56 164
Merlin 0 31 98
Peregrine Falcon 0 38 58
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 4
Unknown Buteo 0 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 13 40

Total: 1 1135 11200
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 13:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers:

Visitors:
1


Weather:
Low clouds and drizzle in the morning, followed by low clouds in the
afternoon. The summit cleared for a bit late in the day, but tendrils of
cloud continued to blow in front of the landscape. The wind was light and
southerly, while temperatures were in the 60s.

Raptor Observations:
Two Ruffed Grouse exploded from the woods, followed seconds later by a
Sharp-shinned Hawk with its eyes set on Gina. After the plastic owl failed
to respond, the sharpie settled on one foot on a nearby snag to fan its
tail and preen.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ruffed Grouse- 2
Blue Jay- 2
American Crow- 1
Common Raven- 2
Pileated Woodpecker- 1
Black-capped Chickadee- 3
Golden-crowned Kinglet- 2
White-throated Sparrow- 5
Dark-eyed Junco- 6

Predictions:
Rain
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 10/25/17 2:03 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (25 Oct 2017) Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 314 374
Osprey 0 18 131
Bald Eagle 0 35 78
Northern Harrier 0 18 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 443 742
Cooper's Hawk 0 59 112
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 16 25
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 0 56 68
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 95 238
Merlin 0 21 45
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 9
Unknown Buteo 0 1 9
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 12 39

Total: 0 1119 5783
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 09:30:00
Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers:

Visitors:
Besides this counter, only one person made it up the stairs to the
platform.


Weather:
Low clouds, heavy air, rain, showers. Temps in the low to mid 60s, with a
SSE breeze.

Raptor Observations:
Nada

Non-raptor Observations:
Three Pileated Woodpeckers played on a snag to the NW, past the near house.
Another called in the woods, pushing the high count for this species to
four.

Predictions:
More of the same. Friday should be good.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 10/24/17 6:40 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (24 Oct 2017) 4 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 314 374
Osprey 0 18 131
Bald Eagle 0 35 78
Northern Harrier 1 18 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 443 742
Cooper's Hawk 0 59 112
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 16 25
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 0 56 68
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 1 95 238
Merlin 0 21 45
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 9
Unknown Buteo 0 1 9
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 12 39

Total: 4 1119 5783
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Phil Brown

Visitors:
15


Weather:
Light rain and drizzle delayed the count for an hour and a half this
morning, followed by a few light sprinkles and lingering humidity. The
overcast took its time pulling itself up from where it had been lying over
the mountains. Gusts from the southeast wind pushed 25-30mph by the
afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
A Sharp-shinned Hawk scooting west after the drizzle ended brought hope
that there might be a bit of a hawk flight despite the weather, but for
most of the day the sky was empty of raptors save for local red-taileds and
Turkey Vultures. At 4:17pm (EDT) the first Golden Eagle of the season (a
juvenile) made its way across the back of the orchard, balancing in the
gusts with it's dark-tipped, snowy tail and white-slashed wings.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:
Mallard- 2
Ring-billed Gull- 1
American Crow- 75
Blue Jay- 6
American Robin- 19
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 5
finch sp.- 3
passerine sp.- 7

Predictions:
It looks like some much needed rain is in store for the next couple of
days. There might be a migrant or two moving between bands of wet, but most
hawks will be waiting for drier skies on Friday.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<trina16...>)
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www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 10/24/17 6:02 pm
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pine Siskin - Lake Sunapee
Earlier today I had a single PINE SISKIN calling overhead as it flew over a Bowles Road residence where I was working in Newbury. It's my first Siskin of the year in New Hampshire. Seems like there have been very few sightings of this species throughout the state this year.

-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Date: 10/24/17 12:48 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Coast Seawatch (3 species of shearwaters, Harlequin Ducks and lots more Gannets!)
NH coast, Rockingham, New Hampshire, US
Oct 24, 2017 7:13 AM - 9:31 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     2.25 hours at north side of Great Boar's Head. Additional
counting for about 1/2 hour from various spots to the north.  Overcast
and humid with moderately strong SE winds.  15-25 knots.  Decent
visibility with Isles of Shoals barely visible. Strong migration at
sunrise.  Dwindling after a couple of hours. Still no kittiwakes or
jaegers.  Still not many scoters.  Lots of gannets and shearwaters again.

Count of birds moving south
--------------------------------------
Canada Goose  11
American Black Duck  16
Greater Scaup  2
Common Eider  111
HARLEQUIN DUCK  2     Well marked male and female type bird flying south
together just past point.
Surf Scoter  79
White-winged Scoter  36
Black Scoter  53
Long-tailed Duck  3
Bufflehead  1     Female.
Red-breasted Merganser  28
Red-throated Loon  21
Common Loon  44
Red-necked Grebe  4
CORY'S SHEARWATER 7     At least two of these well seen.  The remainder
ID'd by flight style.  All flying south.
GREAT SHEARWATER  3     At least three.  Both well seen flying together
past point.
MANX SHEARWATER  1     Very well seen bird.  Picked up well before point
and watched for over 30 seconds.  Small with rapid wing beats.  Jet
black above and white below.  No sign of collar.  Ties my latest record
and ties for record late date for NH.  Surprisingly my first record of
the year.
NORTHERN GANNET  1,591     Another large southbound movement. Careful
count/estimate.  Used clicker.  Heaviest in first hour. Slowed
considerably by 9:30.
Double-crested Cormorant  500
Northern Harrier  1  Beautiful bird flew south close offshore.
Sanderling  3
alcid sp.  2     Consistent with Razorbill.  Distant.
Bonaparte's Gull  2
LAUGHING GULL  4     All adult birds.  Well seen.
Snow Bunting  1     Not necessarily migrating, but flew past and
disappeared into rocks along point.  First of season.


Later on Eel Pond in Rye:
---------------------------------
COMMON GALLINULE - 2 juveniles.  The bird found by Becky and Zeke has
found a buddy.  These two birds were with 4 American Coots and
apparently frustratingly hard to find as they disappeared behind the
vegetation in the SW corner.


Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 10/23/17 6:51 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, October 23, 2017
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, October 23rd,
2017.



7 CASPIAN TERNS, a LAUGHING GULL, a BLACK GUILLEMOT, 11 BRANT, and nearly
3,500 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS were seen on the coast from Rye Harbor State
Park on October 18th.



2 FORSTER’S TERNS, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, and 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS were
seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on October 21st.



A FORSTER’S TERN was seen at Rye Harbor State Park on October 21st.



A CORY’S SHEARWATER was seen off of the coast at Odiorne Point State Park in
Rye on October 16th.



Birders on a fishing boat excursion out of Hampton Harbor reported: 264
GREAT SHEARWATERS, 11 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, a SOOTY SHEARWATER, a MANX
SHEARWATER, 13 NORTHERN FULMARS, a POMARINE JAEGER, 3 BLACK-LEGGED
KITTIWAKES, an ICELAND GULL, 3 RAZORBILLS, 247 NORTHERN GANNETS, 3,770
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, 741 COMMON EIDERS, a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, and
a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, all on October 22nd.



A COMMON GALLINULE was seen at the Upper Suncook Recreation Area on Upper
Suncook Lake in Barnstead from October 19th to the 22nd. A MARSH WREN was
reported from here on the 21st.



A COMMON GALLINULE, 13 AMERICAN COOT, and an AMERICAN WIGEON were seen on
Eel Pond in Rye on October 22nd. The COMMON GALLINULE was still present on
the 23rd.



A BRANT was seen at Moore Fields along Route 155A in Durham on October 20th.



A male REDHEAD was seen with a flock of RING-NECKED DUCKS at Echo Lake in
Franconia Notch State Park on October 17th.



A GREAT CORMORANT and a SURF SCOTER were seen at the Wilder Dam on the
Connecticut River on October 19th. The GREAT CORMORANT was still present on
the 23rd.



A DUNLIN was seen at the Charlestown Wastewater Treatment Plant on October
18th.



A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, and 1 was
seen at Rye Harbor State Park in Rye, both on October 21st(possibly the same
bird?).



A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen migrating over Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on
October 18th.



3 BLACK VULTURES were seen flying west in Nashua on October 22nd.



A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen along the Boy Scout Trail at Odiorne Point
State Park in Rye on October 17th.



An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was reported from NH Audubon’s Dahl Sanctuary in
Conway on October 21st.



A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport in West
Swanzey on October 21st.



A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on
October 17th.



A NELSON’S SPARROW was seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on October 16th,



A DICKCISSEL was seen at Goss Farm in Rye on October 17th and 21st.



5 RED CROSSBILLS were seen at Trudeau Road in Bethlehem on October 18th, 2
were reported from Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on the 22nd, and several
were reported from Indian Pond in Orford on the 22nd.



A SNOW BUNTING was seen at Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on October 21st.



Late-migrating songbirds reported during the past week included: RED-EYED
VIREO, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER,
NORTHERN PARULA, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, HERMIT THRUSH, SWAINSON’S THRUSH, and
GRAY CATBIRD.



RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough, and at the
Carter Hill Observatory in Concord. Pack Monadnock has reported over 11,199
raptors and Carter Hill has reported over 5,779 raptors, all since September
1st. The majority of BROAD-WINGED HAWKS have already passed by, but there
are still good numbers of AMERICAN KESTRELS, SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, COOPER’S
HAWKS, RED-TAILED HAWKS, OSPREYS, and BALD EAGLES to be seen. Be sure to
visit these New Hampshire Audubon staffed observatories this fall season to
help out with the counts!



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: 10/23/17 4:45 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (23 Oct 2017) 18 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 23, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 5 265 272
Osprey 1 51 218
Bald Eagle 2 60 138
Northern Harrier 1 26 70
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 375 1107
Cooper's Hawk 0 55 127
Northern Goshawk 0 10 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 37 52
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 7 79 85
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 1 56 164
Merlin 1 31 98
Peregrine Falcon 0 38 58
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 4
Unknown Buteo 0 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 13 40

Total: 18 1134 11199
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Iain MacLeod

Observers: Mike Gebo

Visitors:
45.


Weather:
Socked in with cloud in the morning then some blue sky for an hour then
heavy cloud cover.

Raptor Observations:
Slow of course (it was Monday).

Non-raptor Observations:
A flyover bluebird, several robins, a great black-backed gull with 4
herring gulls, plus the usual white-throats, kinglets, etc. The highlight
of the day was the visiting Scots bagpiper who went through his repertoire
of Scottish classics just up the trail. It felt like home.

Predictions:
Rain, rain, then rain!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Iain MacLeod (<pandiain.im...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 10/23/17 3:47 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (22 Oct 2017) 23 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 22, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 4 260 267
Osprey 2 50 217
Bald Eagle 0 58 136
Northern Harrier 2 25 69
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 375 1107
Cooper's Hawk 1 55 127
Northern Goshawk 0 10 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 37 52
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 0 72 78
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 0 55 163
Merlin 1 30 97
Peregrine Falcon 1 38 58
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 4
Unknown Buteo 0 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 13 40

Total: 23 1116 11181
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Levi Burford, Mark Timmerman, Mike Gebo

Visitors:
362


Weather:
This would have been an ideal spring day. The wind slowly built from being
barely strong enough to stir a leaf to a 10-15mph southeasterly breeze. The
temperature climbed to within a few degrees of 80F, bringing mirages of
northbound kettles to the front of everyone's mind. The sky was a perfect
blend of lacy swirls, herringbone, and con-trails striping the blue, just
waiting to be peppered with birds.

Raptor Observations:
There seemed to be little lift in the air today between the light wind and
even temperature aloft and below. Most migrants were in view briefly as
they skimmed the horizon before dropping back into the valley. A Northern
Harrier late in the day seemed surprised to find itself the center of
attention as it flew up over the nearby spruces, then hustled back towards
North Pack to take the long way around.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:
Canada Goose- 182
goose sp.- 2
Double-crested Cormorant- 14
waterbird sp.- 40
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 6
Pine Siskin- 1
Red Crossbill- 1
passerine sp.- 2

Monarch Butterfly- 1
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 10/23/17 3:05 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (21 Oct 2017) 19 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 256 263
Osprey 0 48 215
Bald Eagle 1 58 136
Northern Harrier 1 23 67
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 364 1096
Cooper's Hawk 2 54 126
Northern Goshawk 1 10 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 37 52
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 0 72 78
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 2 55 163
Merlin 3 29 96
Peregrine Falcon 2 37 57
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 3
Unknown Buteo 0 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 13 40

Total: 19 1093 11158
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Cynthia Nichols, David Fenton, Henry Walters,
Julie & Laurel Brown, Mike Gebo, Phil and Alden Brown,
Sandy Fenton, Sharon Harvell

Visitors:
A perfect day for having a soup contest at the top of a mountain, albeit
unseasonably warm. This season's contest had 5 entries running the gamut
from Hawkwatcher's Chowder packed with an Osprey's feast to rosy-hued
Cranberry Bogsucker soup. Every soup had their fan club, but at the end of
the day, the Brown family claimed the prizes for Julie's second-place
Falcon Fiesta soup and Phil's aptly-named Golden Garlic Potato Bisque.

There were 348 visitors enjoying the foliage and festivities at the hawk
watch.


Weather:
Clear skies shifted to partly cloudy late in the day. The wind was blowing
straight from Monadnock at a steady 8-12mph. Temperatures rose to the low
70s by the end of the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Buteos spent the day kiting and chasing each other instead of migrating,
while falcons and accipiters sauntered south. A juvenile Peregrine Falcon
showed up as the soup contest came to a close, chasing ravens overhead for
a good 15 minutes in a show of tucks, spins, and dives as though it was
auditioning to join the Blue Angels.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Snowshoe Hare spent a little time foraging around the count site this
morning, showing off its whitening face and feet.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Canada Goose- 19
SNOW BUNTING- 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 1
Pine Siskin- 1

Monarch Butterfly- 4

========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 10/23/17 2:34 pm
From: Carolyn Payzant <carolynpayzant...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Juncos
I have had my first flock of juncos for the season. I assume they are migrating further south.



Carolyn

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Date: 10/23/17 9:24 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (20 Oct 2017) 42 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 256 263
Osprey 2 48 215
Bald Eagle 3 57 135
Northern Harrier 2 22 66
Sharp-shinned Hawk 20 358 1090
Cooper's Hawk 8 52 124
Northern Goshawk 1 9 9
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 36 51
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 0 72 78
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 1 53 161
Merlin 1 26 93
Peregrine Falcon 0 35 55
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 3
Unknown Buteo 0 2 4
Unknown Falcon 1 4 4
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 1 13 40

Total: 42 1074 11139
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Levi Burford, Meade Cadot, Michael Burgess, Nancy Moreau,
Sharon Harvell

Visitors:
104


Weather:
There were hardly any clouds in the crisp, blue sky, and Mt. Washington
could be seen standing tall beyond the distant Whites from the start of the
count 'til the end. The WNW wind blew in at 15-20mph, which seemed to be
the ideal speed for the nearly 50 Common Ravens that spent the day
popcorning off of Pack and other peaks. The temperature peaked in the low
60s after starting the day a few degrees shy of 50F.

Raptor Observations:
A two-foot wingspan limit seemed to have been put into effect for the
second half of the count when raptor diversity fell from 7 species to 4.
Local adult Bald Eagles were around for much of the day, encouraging
younger birds to continue south.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:
Canada Goose- 20
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 1
Pine Siskin- 2

Monarch Butterfly- 6
Green Darner- 1
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 10/23/17 7:54 am
From: Batwrangler <batwrangler...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Mystery bird in Hooksett
My thoughts are either a mocking bird or a rose-breasted grosbeak.

On Mon, Oct 23, 2017 at 10:48 AM, ROBERT SWEET <rgsweet...> wrote:

> Need ID help. Saw the following while driving in car: approx blue jay size
> or larger, bird flew in front of car then continued flying in front of me
> as I drove, so had good view of it from birds rear, real dark black in
> color with distinctive white patches starting on its body or on its wings,
> no distinctive wing or flying motion was noted before it ducked into
> bushes. Have checked 3 birding books and have found nothing close to what I
> saw. It is the distinct white patches on body/ wing that have me confused
> and only saw it for a few seconds.
>
> It was unusual, need help
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Date: 10/23/17 7:48 am
From: ROBERT SWEET <rgsweet...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Mystery bird in Hooksett
Need ID help. Saw the following while driving in car: approx blue jay size or larger, bird flew in front of car then continued flying in front of me as I drove, so had good view of it from birds rear, real dark black in color with distinctive white patches starting on its body or on its wings, no distinctive wing or flying motion was noted before it ducked into bushes. Have checked 3 birding books and have found nothing close to what I saw. It is the distinct white patches on body/ wing that have me confused and only saw it for a few seconds.

It was unusual, need help

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Date: 10/23/17 7:32 am
From: Stephanie Parkinson <sparkinson...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cap. Chapter: CONCORD NOVEMBER CHALLENGE
Field Trip: Concord November Challenge
Date: Saturday-Sunday, November 4-5
2017 marks the tenth year that birders have gathered in Concord in early November to see how many species we can find within the city limits. Over the years we've found 124 species, with the record of 93 set in 2013. Can we top it in 2017?! Birders of all skill levels are welcome to participate, and we'll make every effort to pair new folks up with hardened veterans of the CNC. Traditionally, we bird pretty intensively on Saturday morning and then meet for a group lunch to see what we've found. Afternoon and Sunday birding are a little more low key and generally involve visiting areas no one got to or seeking out species we missed. If interested, contact Pam Hunt 753-9137 (evenings) or <biodiva...><mailto:<biodiva...>. Please try to "sign up" several days in advance, since last minute planning can be tricky.


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Date: 10/23/17 7:19 am
From: Steve Bennett <sbennett999...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Gallinule at Eel Pond as of 10AM
Susan Wrisley & I refound the Common Gallinule at Eel Pond in Rye this
morning in the same southwest corner where Jim Sparrell originally located
it on Sunday.

Steve Bennett Rye, NH

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Date: 10/22/17 6:03 pm
From: Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Offshore boat trip with Eastmans
Zeke Cornell, Jim Sparrell, and I went on an all day Eastman's fishing
trip out of Seabrook today. Conditions were great, with very calm seas
and light winds to start. There was some chop later in the day as
winds picked up and clouds moved in, but mid-day was warm and sunny.
The two Peregrine Falcons on the Hampton Harbor bridge as we went
under turned out to be a good omen. There was LOTS of bird activity
both from pelagics and migrants, and we had no real lulls during the
trip (I can't go to the bathroom I might miss something....). One of
the best fishing trips I've been on. Highlights below.

Becky Suomala


Trip totals:

Great Shearwater 264, with some great feeding frenzies behind the
fishing boats

Cory's Shearwater 14

Sooty Shearwater 1

Manx Shearwater 1

Northern Fulmar 13

Jeager sp. 4 (haven't checked photos yet for id)

Black-legged Kittiwake 3

Razorbill 3

Northern Gannet 247

Double-crested Cormorant 3,770, nearly all were migrating, many large
flocks, most closer to shore

Common Eider 741, also migrating but about 250 at mouth of Hampton
Harbor

White-throated Sparrow landed on the boat about 30 miles out, and
Yellow-rumped flew around once


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Date: 10/22/17 5:41 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (22 Oct 2017) 114 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 22, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 13 314 374
Osprey 0 18 131
Bald Eagle 2 35 78
Northern Harrier 2 17 37
Sharp-shinned Hawk 65 442 741
Cooper's Hawk 12 59 112
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 16 25
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 5 56 68
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 94 237
Merlin 5 21 45
Peregrine Falcon 1 9 20
Unknown Accipiter 2 4 9
Unknown Buteo 0 1 9
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 12 39

Total: 114 1115 5779
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Crawford Lyons, Mara Factor, Mark Suomala, Paul Bourgault

Visitors:
Three-hundred forty-seven. Wowsers!


Weather:
A veil of clouds covered most of the sky, a SE breeze blew summer back to
us, temps from 50F to the low 70s.

Raptor Observations:
A great late season day. Accipiters took center stage, but not gentilis or
any other big rarities. Still, a killer fun day!

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Geese, American Crows and Robins made decent movements, along with a
few blackbirds.

Predictions:
Continued southeast winds, starting light. Maybe we'll get a continuation
of the current flow in the morning?!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
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www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 10/22/17 5:21 pm
From: Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Common Gallinule at Eel Pond
This evening there was a COMMON GALLINULE at Eel Pond in Rye. Thanks to Jim Sparrell who called us about the coot on the pond, we made a diversion on our trip home from a boat trip (report to follow). There was a nice collection of birds in the back southwest corner of the pond. The Gallinule kept disappearing back behind some cattails and moved out of sight at dusk.


Ducks included:

13 American Coot

1 American Wigeon

41 Green-winged Teal

1 scaup


Becky Suomala

Zeke Cornell

Bow, NH

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Date: 10/22/17 5:12 pm
From: Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Dickcissel, Goss Farm yesterday
On Saturday (10/21/17), Zeke Cornell and I had a Dickcissel at Goss Farm in Rye. It was at the garden beyond the greenhouse. This individual was pale and not one of the two bright birds seen earlier this month.


We also had a Forster's Tern fly by Rye Harbor State Park.

Becky Suomala

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Date: 10/22/17 4:55 am
From: Patricia Wood <patriciamaxwellwood...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Exeter Water Treatment Plant Question
Is it okay to walk the paths around the northern most pools late in the day on weekends?
Thanks,
Patti Wood

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Date: 10/21/17 4:53 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (21 Oct 2017) 50 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 19 301 361
Osprey 1 18 131
Bald Eagle 0 33 76
Northern Harrier 0 15 35
Sharp-shinned Hawk 26 377 676
Cooper's Hawk 1 47 100
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 15 24
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 1 51 63
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 88 231
Merlin 0 16 40
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 7
Unknown Buteo 0 1 9
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 12 39

Total: 50 1001 5665
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Dave Howe, Doug Bechtel, Jen Frost, Mark Suomala,
Rick Steber

Visitors:
Three-hundred and eighty-nine, including Jean, Karl, Rick and Wendy from
the Tin Mountain birding group.


Weather:
Mostly blue skies, with a few wisps most of the day. Cloud cover came by
mid-afternoon, unfortunately the flight had stopped by then. Warm (~50F to
80F) with a W to WSW breeze.

Raptor Observations:
Similar to the last few days. At least three non-migrant Bald Eagles
provided entertainment and inspiration for part of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Similar to the last few days, but with two Mallards, 83 Canada Geese, one
DC Cormorant, nine Ring-billed Gulls, and one Common Grackle. No kinglets
or catbird. Three Monarchs.

Predictions:
Warm, light and variable winds, and partly cloudy skies. Probably similar
#'s as the last few days, but it's the time of year for something
interesting to show up.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
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Date: 10/21/17 3:06 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Odiorne Point SP (Short-eared Owl, Forster's Terns, 10 Species of butterflies!)
Summer day on the coast.  100% sun with SW winds.  Temperatures rising
into the upper 70's.  Lots of people on the coast.  Continued warm
weather, but not much for lingering land birds except for a latish
Red-eyed Vireo.  LOTS of butterflies brought to the coast with recent NW
and W winds and continued warmth.

Odiorne Point State Park, Rye, Rockingham, New Hampshire, US
Oct 21, 2017 8:54 AM - 1:04 PM
Comments:     Long walk around entire park.  Spent a lot of time on
butterflies and dragonflies.  Sunny.  Warm.  SW winds.  Temps climbing
to upper 70's in afternoon.  Continued warm weather. Exceptional numbers
and diversity of butterflies for date:

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

Butterflies
--------------
Monarch - 34 (big year)
Painted Lady - 26 (big year)
American Lady - 2
Common Buckeye - 9 (!!)
Orange Sulphur - 12
Clouded Sulphur - 6
Cabbage White - 12
GRAY HAIRSTREAK - 1 (late)
Red Admiral - 1
FIERY SKIPPER - 2 (my latest by 1 day)

Dragonflies
---------------
Autumn Meadowhawk - Several including pairs in tandem
Common Green Darner - Perhaps 4
BLACK SADDLEBAGS - 1.  Late.  No photos.
WANDERING GLIDER - 1.  Late.  No photos.

Birds
--------
Canada Goose  X
American Black Duck  1
Common Eider  X
Surf Scoter  4
Red-throated Loon  17     6 migrating.  The rest sitting in water.
Common Loon  56     2 migrating.  54 sitting in water!!!
Great Cormorant  2
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Great Blue Heron  3     Two migrating.
Turkey Vulture  2     One over ocean being dive-bombed by Bonaparte's Gull.
Northern Harrier  1     Migrating high overhead.
Bald Eagle  2
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Greater Yellowlegs  32     In "Shelduck Pool"
LESSER YELLOWLEGS  2     Well seen with Greaters in "Shelduck Pool".
Juveniles.
Bonaparte's Gull  15
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1     Woody.
Great Black-backed Gull  X
FORSTER'S TERN  2     Seen sitting on mooring balls in Little Harbor
from Frost Point.
SHORT-EARED OWL 1     Good but brief views of bird circling twice low
over trees near park entrance.  Likely flushed from roost spot. No photos.
Belted Kingfisher  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  2
RED-EYED VIREO  1     Photos
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  9
Black-capped Chickadee  9
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Brown Creeper  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  3
Eastern Bluebird  5
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  1     Good looks
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  2
Blackpoll Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3
Dark-eyed Junco  6
White-throated Sparrow  15
Savannah Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  11
Swamp Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  2
House Finch  7
American Goldfinch  1

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 10/20/17 4:26 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (20 Oct 2017) 54 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 14 282 342
Osprey 1 17 130
Bald Eagle 1 33 76
Northern Harrier 0 15 35
Sharp-shinned Hawk 26 351 650
Cooper's Hawk 1 46 99
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 15 24
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 3 50 62
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 86 229
Merlin 2 16 40
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 7
Unknown Buteo 0 1 9
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 12 39

Total: 54 951 5615
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Ken Bednars, Marsha Richelli, Maureen Joyce

Visitors:
One hundred and eighty one, including visitors from south Texas,
California, and southern Indiana.


Weather:
Mostly blue skies, with an increasing WNW to NW wind. Temps from the upper
50s to about 70F.

Raptor Observations:
A nice push of birds but no late season rarities. Again sharpies and TVs
dominated, with a fair shake of small falcons.

Non-raptor Observations:
Lincoln's and Field Sparrows, RC Kinglet, four E. Bluebirds, 31 Canada
Geese and eight Monarchs.

Predictions:
Lighter winds, out of the west to WSW. We should get a few.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
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Date: 10/20/17 4:57 am
From: DEBRA LAVALLEY <dlv...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bald Eagle - Pied Billed Grebe Horseshoe Pond, Concord
Good morning,

When I was driving to work today, I noticed an eagle (3 year old?) and a pied billed grebe at Horseshoe Pond. I think the eagle was eyeing the grebe and vice versa. This was about 7:30 am. I didn't have my big lens - so my photos aren't the greatest.



https://flic.kr/p/Ywq2Y7

https://flic.kr/p/Ywq38W

https://flic.kr/p/ZwSNVy



Debbie LaValley/Boscawen

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Date: 10/20/17 4:34 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (19 Oct 2017) 10 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 3 254 261
Osprey 1 46 213
Bald Eagle 1 54 132
Northern Harrier 1 20 64
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 338 1070
Cooper's Hawk 1 44 116
Northern Goshawk 0 8 8
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 36 51
Broad-winged Hawk 0 26 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 1 72 78
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 1 52 160
Merlin 1 25 92
Peregrine Falcon 0 35 55
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 3
Unknown Buteo 0 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 12 39

Total: 10 1032 11097
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers:

Visitors:
91


Weather:
Leaves were snatched from their branches hurled to the north in a constant
stream by the gusty, 20-30mph SW wind. A shifting overlay of mare's tails
brought the sky from mostly cloudy to almost clear to everything in
between. Temperatures ranged from the low 50s to the mid 60s.

Raptor Observations:
Not much was moving at elevation against the wind. Both of the day's small
falcons came up to flash their talons at Gina on their way through.

Non-raptor Observations:
An Eastern Tiger Swallowtail was the solitary lepidoptera to blow by the
hawk watch.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Common Loon- 1
Blue Jay- 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 1
Pine Siskin- 1
passerine sp.- 1



Predictions:
A weak cold front in the early morning will bring 15-20mph NW wind, sunny
skies, and a high of around 60F. The change in wind direction should be far
more attractive to migrants looking to utilize the updrafts along the
Wapack.

The annual Big Soup is taking place this Saturday at 1pm. Bring a bowl and
spoon and come taste and vote for your favorite soups!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
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www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 10/19/17 6:00 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (16 Oct 2017) 34 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 209 269
Osprey 0 15 128
Bald Eagle 1 28 71
Northern Harrier 0 13 33
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 247 546
Cooper's Hawk 4 36 89
Northern Goshawk 2 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 18
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 4 35 47
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 75 218
Merlin 1 13 37
Peregrine Falcon 2 8 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 7
Unknown Buteo 1 1 9
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 1 7 34

Total: 34 713 5377
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Robert Vallieres

Observers: Crawford Lyons, Phil Brown, Tom Brewton

Visitors:
Esteemed colleagues plus at least 10 migrant visitors.


Weather:
Cool, WNW winds.

Raptor Observations:
A nice day, first Goshawks of the season!

Non-raptor Observations:
117 Canada Geese. Corvids, Pileated Woodpecker, Robins, Gulls. Four
Monarchs.

Predictions:
Should be good.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
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Date: 10/19/17 5:25 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (19 Oct 2017) 50 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 16 267 327
Osprey 0 16 129
Bald Eagle 3 31 74
Northern Harrier 1 15 35
Sharp-shinned Hawk 22 312 611
Cooper's Hawk 3 41 94
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 13 22
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 2 43 55
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 78 221
Merlin 0 13 37
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 7
Unknown Buteo 0 0 8
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 1 11 38

Total: 50 863 5527
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Dick DeSeve, Robert Vallieres

Visitors:
Eighty-nine, including denizens of the Beehive and Centennial States,
German exchange students, and a Champlain sailor.


Weather:
Cool to warm, with an increasing SW wind. A mostly to partly cloudy veil
of clouds provided an excellent backdrop for spotting migrant birds of
prey. Temps from the low 40s to the mid 70s.

Raptor Observations:
A decent day, again heavy with TVs and sharpies, and most before the SW
winds kicked in.

Non-raptor Observations:
Some waterbirds (28 Canada Geese, 5 Am. Black Ducks, 3 DC Cormorants, a
Common Loon & 13 Ring-billed Gulls), continuing RC Kinglet, Gray Catbird,
Savannah and White-crowned Sparrows, four Bluebirds, a Purple Finch and a
sole Grackle among the usual suspects.

Predictions:
NW winds. Should be good! Will this observer finally see a Goshawk this
season? Come spend some quality time at the best view in Concord, NH, and
find out!
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Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=679


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Date: 10/19/17 11:26 am
From: Gail Coffey <gcoffeywriter...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Blue-headed Vireos and Yellow-rumped Warblers-Wilton
I had 4 Blue-headed Vireos and 5 Yellow-rumped Warblers in my apple tree a
few minutes ago. Quite a fascinating sight to see them all together.

Earlier had a Hermit Thrush in the same apple tree. This tree has been a
magnet for migrating birds this fall-lots of insects to eat.

Gail Coffey
Wilton, NH

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