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11/16/18 4:19 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (16 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/16/18 1:20 pm Tom McShane <tetamcfam...> [NHBirds] Common Redpolls Thornton
11/16/18 7:48 am Hale, Stephen <Steve.Hale...> [NHBirds] Barrington Long-tailed Duck
11/16/18 1:46 am Alfred Maley <alfredmaley...> [NHBirds] Barred Owl at the Ratla
11/15/18 7:03 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (15 Nov 2018) 4 Raptors
11/15/18 4:34 pm Jon Woolf <jsw...> [NHBirds] Coastbirding, 11/15
11/15/18 1:13 pm Susan Wrisley <swrisley13...> [NHBirds] Cackling Goose - Woodmont Orchard, Hollis
11/15/18 11:30 am Kathy Dube <kiedube...> [NHBirds] Bohemian waxwings
11/15/18 8:04 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] McLane Center raptor talk tonight - CANCELLED
11/14/18 11:30 pm 'Molly Jacobson' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Re: Grater woods walk, Saturday Nov 17th
11/14/18 9:29 pm Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...> [NHBirds] Lawrence MA Winter Crow Roost Patrol
11/14/18 6:23 pm <jennfrost67...> [NHBirds] Bald eagle Langley Parkway
11/14/18 6:10 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (14 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/14/18 3:19 pm Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...> [NHBirds] Winter wren Durham
11/14/18 2:49 pm 'Paul Dionne' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Yellow rumpled warbler
11/14/18 12:25 pm Fred Sladen <fwsladen...> [NHBirds] Redpolls in Sutton
11/14/18 9:32 am Lori Charron <lpcharron...> [NHBirds] Thanks
11/14/18 7:59 am Katie Towler <katie...> [NHBirds] Re: Evening Grosbeaks Portsmouth
11/14/18 7:43 am <heatherrutledge...> [NHBirds] YB Chat
11/14/18 6:21 am Donna Carkin <dcarkin1...> Re: [NHBirds] Grater woods walk, Saturday Nov 17th
11/13/18 3:13 pm birdrecords <birdrecords...> [NHBirds] Western Tanager
11/13/18 2:09 pm Lori Charron <lpcharron...> [NHBirds] Barnacle Goose
11/13/18 2:04 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (13 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/13/18 11:25 am 'Molly Jacobson' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Grater woods walk, Saturday Nov 17th
11/13/18 9:54 am Edward Larrabee <Edward_Larrabee...> [NHBirds] Snow Goose in North Hampton
11/13/18 9:03 am Catherine Fisher <catherineckx...> [NHBirds] 3 Fox sparrows, Lee
11/13/18 8:17 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (12 Nov 2018) 19 Raptors
11/13/18 5:25 am CK Borg <borealbirder...> [NHBirds] 11/12 Pondicherry Winter Finches +
11/12/18 7:22 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, November 12, 2018
11/12/18 5:11 pm Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...> [NHBirds] Evening Grosbeaks - Shadow Lake, Salem, NH
11/12/18 4:08 pm <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Late Inland Birds - Sunapee
11/12/18 3:59 pm Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...> [NHBirds] Offshore boat trip
11/12/18 3:33 pm Catherine Fisher <catherineckx...> [NHBirds] Fox Sparrow, Lee
11/12/18 2:02 pm Brian Reilly <reillybj...> [NHBirds] 2 Red-winged Blackbirds in Keene
11/12/18 8:41 am Ken Klapper <kklapper...> [NHBirds] Sandwich Grosbeaks (Pine & Evening)
11/12/18 8:25 am 'raqbirds' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Razorbills
11/12/18 8:13 am Chad Witko <chadjwitko...> [NHBirds] Boreal Chickadee at Pack Monadnock (again)
11/12/18 6:35 am Amanda Kallenbach <amanda.kallenbach...> [NHBirds] Y-B Chat continues - Odiorne
11/11/18 5:50 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (11 Nov 2018) 40 Raptors
11/11/18 5:02 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] NH Coast (Northern Parula, Tennessee Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, CLIFF SWALLOW, etc!)
11/11/18 1:22 pm DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...> [NHBirds] American Redstart in Rye
11/11/18 11:47 am bikenbird via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] ***NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter Wednesday November 14 , 2018 Program - Sanctuary Renewed: The Story of Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary***
11/11/18 11:23 am Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...> [NHBirds] Lempster Pine Grosbeaks
11/11/18 10:55 am David Deifik <david.deifik...> [NHBirds] 35 Sandhill Cranes over Nashua
11/11/18 10:13 am Becky <rsuomala2...> [NHBirds] Snow Goose at coast
11/11/18 7:57 am 'jennapet1' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Coots on Eel Pond
11/11/18 7:56 am Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...> [NHBirds] Durham highlights
11/11/18 7:56 am Ken Klapper <kklapper...> [NHBirds] Sandwich - N. Shrike
11/11/18 7:49 am Becky <rsuomala2...> [NHBirds] Dickcissel - Concord
11/11/18 6:17 am P Ackerson <peggy.f.ackerson...> [NHBirds] Evening grosbeaks!
11/11/18 5:27 am <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] YB Chat -Odiorne
11/10/18 3:41 pm Howard Muscott <hmuscott...> [NHBirds] Re: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Massachusetts - same bird?
11/10/18 2:37 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (10 Nov 2018) 2 Raptors
11/10/18 2:06 pm Becky <rsuomala2...> [NHBirds] Concord gardens - Orange-crowned
11/10/18 10:28 am Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Nashville Warbler, Chipping Sparrows in Penacook
11/10/18 10:21 am raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Northwood Ruddys and some coast highlights
11/10/18 5:00 am Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...> [NHBirds] Crow Patrol November 8 & 9 Lawrence MA
11/9/18 5:49 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (09 Nov 2018) 21 Raptors
11/9/18 5:31 pm Chad Witko <chadjwitko...> [NHBirds] Boreal Chickadee and Pine Grosbeaks- Pack Monadnock
11/9/18 1:32 pm Lori Charron <lpcharron...> [NHBirds] pine siskins
11/9/18 1:14 pm Catherine Fisher <catherineckx...> [NHBirds] Pine siskin, Lee
11/9/18 9:16 am Chad Witko <chadjwitko...> [NHBirds] Re: Boreal Chickadee at Pack Monadnock
11/9/18 8:55 am Chad Witko <chadjwitko...> [NHBirds] Boreal Chickadee at Pack Monadnock
11/9/18 8:39 am steph ttlc <steph...> [NHBirds] Siskins in Concord
11/9/18 8:08 am Ken Klapper <kklapper...> [NHBirds] Sandwich winter finches/sparrows/BOWAs
11/8/18 6:39 pm Jon Woolf <jsw...> [NHBirds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Massachusetts - same bird?
11/8/18 5:27 pm Wayne Scott <wsscott...> [NHBirds] Lincoln's Sparrow at Bedell Bridge this afternoon
11/8/18 2:52 pm Chad Witko <chadjwitko...> [NHBirds] American Woodcock- Peterborough
11/8/18 2:15 pm birdrecords <birdrecords...> [NHBirds] Raptor Migration Program
11/8/18 2:00 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (08 Nov 2018) 25 Raptors
11/8/18 11:21 am 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] N. Haverhill Red-winged Blackbirds Thursday a.m.
11/8/18 9:48 am Anne Ryc <annehadshi...> [NHBirds] GBH at Horseshoepond Concord
11/8/18 8:40 am Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Scissor-tailed Flyatcher at Hampton Beach SP
11/7/18 4:13 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (07 Nov 2018) 18 Raptors
11/7/18 1:34 pm Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Black-throated Green Warbler in Concord
11/7/18 11:49 am 'Molly Jacobson' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] American Coot, Horseshoe Pond Merrimack
11/6/18 5:43 pm <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Red Crossbill - Sunapee
11/6/18 3:51 pm JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...> [NHBirds] leucistic black scoter 11/5
11/6/18 1:36 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (06 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/6/18 8:28 am Alfred Maley <alfredmaley...> [NHBirds] A Golden Eagle Perspective
11/6/18 7:27 am Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...> [NHBirds] Moore Fields, Durham
11/6/18 7:10 am steph ttlc <steph...> [NHBirds] Capital Chpt. FT: MAINE COAST (11/17)
11/5/18 5:23 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, November 5, 2018
11/5/18 12:48 pm Brian Reilly <reillybj...> [NHBirds] Pine Siskins in Keene
11/5/18 12:41 pm 'John Keator' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Evening Grosbeaks
11/5/18 10:17 am Steve Hale <srhale20...> [NHBirds] Barrington Pine Siskins numbers climbing
11/5/18 10:11 am Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...> [NHBirds] Cheshire county sparrows
11/5/18 9:55 am Sylvia Hartmann <s42yth...> [NHBirds] Siskins and r-b nuthatch
11/5/18 8:02 am Greg Tillman <gregtillman...> [NHBirds] Grackles 5000+ Epping
11/5/18 6:35 am 'Geoff Niswander' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Crow Patrol Sunday November 5
11/5/18 5:49 am Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Concord November Challenge yields 86 species
11/5/18 5:46 am Jane Hills <jhbird...> [NHBirds] Black-throated Green Warbler and Pine Siskins
11/5/18 5:12 am Steve Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Ash-throated Flycatcher continues at Odiorne
11/5/18 4:05 am Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...> [NHBirds] Crow Patorl Sunday November 5
11/4/18 6:32 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (04 Nov 2018) 81 Raptors
11/4/18 6:01 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Coastal Challenge - 97+ species
11/4/18 4:55 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] BBC Field Trip on NH Coast (ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, HOODED WARBLER, Chimney Swift, Nashville, Dickcissel, RED BAT DRAMA, etc.)
11/4/18 10:26 am Steve Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Ash-throated Flycatcher at Odiorne
11/4/18 9:33 am Catherine Fisher <catherineckx...> [NHBirds] White-crowned sparrow, Lee
11/4/18 8:59 am Debbie <dlv...> [NHBirds] Hurt crow
11/4/18 5:01 am Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...> [NHBirds] Crow Parol Lawrence MA November 3rd
11/3/18 4:35 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (03 Nov 2018) 3 Raptors
11/3/18 3:34 pm Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...> [NHBirds] a few Durham highlights
11/3/18 3:30 pm Jon Woolf <jsw...> [NHBirds] Lingering Great Egret
11/3/18 3:13 pm David Lipsy <dlipsy...> Re: [NHBirds] Cattle Egret Concord NOT THERE around 2
11/3/18 2:32 pm Pam Hunt <biodiva...> Re: [NHBirds] Cattle Egret Concord NOT THERE around 2
11/3/18 1:18 pm <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Charlestown Shorebirds
11/3/18 10:46 am Jane Rice <moultnews...> [NHBirds] Palm Warbler sighting
11/3/18 8:58 am Jane Rice <moultnews...> [NHBirds] Palm warbler and more
11/3/18 7:12 am Becky <rsuomala2...> [NHBirds] Cattle Egret Concord
11/2/18 3:08 pm David Govatski <david.govatski...> [NHBirds] Canada Jay at Mud Pond in Jefferson
11/2/18 3:06 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (02 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/2/18 11:26 am Steve Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Cattle Egret in Greenland
11/2/18 10:23 am mresch8702 via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] NH Rare Bird Committee Votes to Add Common Shelduck (and 4 Others) to NH Statelist
11/1/18 6:01 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Nov 2018) Raptors
11/1/18 2:46 pm Ken Klapper <kklapper...> [NHBirds] Sandwich Bohemian(s) & more
11/1/18 2:00 pm Bob Crowley <crbob...> [NHBirds] Hooded Mergansers, Chatham, NH
11/1/18 12:30 pm Chad Witko <chadjwitko...> [NHBirds] Keene Area Bohemians and Pine Siskins
11/1/18 9:28 am Karen Mitchell <kmitchell5...> [NHBirds] Spam from “me”- please delete!
11/1/18 9:04 am <kmitchell5...> RE: [NHBirds] Evening Grosbeaks -Pittsfield again
11/1/18 8:52 am 'paul miliotis' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Nottingham Grosbeaks, Siskins
11/1/18 8:51 am dlipsy <dlipsy...> [NHBirds] Greater Yellowlegs.. Birch Street Gardens, Concord
11/1/18 7:47 am Samuel Lewis <samlewis100...> [NHBirds] Crows en masse murder - Epping
10/31/18 5:26 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (31 Oct 2018) 2 Raptors
10/31/18 3:58 pm DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...> [NHBirds] red-throated loon and green-winged teal rye
10/31/18 2:01 pm David Govatski <david.govatski...> [NHBirds] Jefferson Redpolls and Evening Grosbeaks
10/31/18 12:05 pm Jean <jmullen43...> [NHBirds] Red-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Brown Creeper Portsmouth
10/31/18 7:04 am Greg Tillman <gregtillman...> [NHBirds] Black hawk oct 29 again in Maine?!
10/31/18 6:56 am 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Evening Grosbeaks -Pittsfield again
10/30/18 7:41 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (30 Oct 2018) 25 Raptors
10/30/18 7:38 pm <jennfrost67...> [NHBirds] Evening grosbeaks & bears...
10/30/18 6:07 pm 'Molly Jacobson' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] new hotspot in Merrimack
10/30/18 2:57 pm <g-hsmart...> [NHBirds] Epping Evening Grosbeaks....
10/30/18 2:03 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (29 Oct 2018) Raptors
10/30/18 11:13 am Tom McShane <tetamcfam...> [NHBirds] Bald Eagle Thornton
10/30/18 10:51 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Goldens today
10/30/18 9:43 am 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Spotted Sandpiper and Evening Grosbeak - Turtle Pond Concord
10/30/18 9:35 am 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Evening Grosbeaks - Pittsfield
10/30/18 7:21 am Ken Klapper <kklapper...> [NHBirds] Sandwich birds: winter finches, sparrows, etc
10/29/18 6:03 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, October 29, 2018
10/29/18 11:46 am Anne Ryc <annehadshi...> [NHBirds] peregrine in Concord
10/29/18 11:08 am Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...> [NHBirds] Abundant yellow rumps
10/29/18 5:50 am Sylvia Hartmann <s42yth...> [NHBirds] Odd looking cardinal?
10/28/18 5:56 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (28 Oct 2018) Raptors
10/28/18 3:49 pm Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Concord birds: 64 species, including WR Sandpiper, Marsh Wren, 4 species warblers
10/28/18 12:31 pm Amanda Kallenbach <amanda.kallenbach...> [NHBirds] NHA Capital Chapter walk at Horseshoe Pond
10/28/18 11:41 am Jillian Price <jillian.price1918...> [NHBirds] Virginia rail sighting
10/28/18 11:16 am Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Pectoral Sandpipers in Concord
10/28/18 7:48 am <heather2cb...> [NHBirds] Redhead yes
10/28/18 5:25 am <heather2cb...> [NHBirds] Snow Bunting Hampton Beach SP
10/27/18 2:57 pm Donna Ellis <donnaellis1014...> [NHBirds] Black-throated Blue Warbler - Henniker
10/27/18 2:53 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (27 Oct 2018) Raptors
10/27/18 12:01 pm Catherine Fisher <catherineckx...> [NHBirds] Fox sparrow, rusty blackbird Lee
10/27/18 10:43 am Steve Hale <srhale20...> [NHBirds] Yellow-rumped Warblers and suet
10/27/18 9:42 am 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Nashville Warbler - Pittsfield
10/27/18 9:24 am Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...> [NHBirds] Durham Evening Grosbeaks etc.
10/27/18 8:44 am DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...> [NHBirds] orange crowned warbler? ID please
10/27/18 8:10 am Hale, Stephen <Steve.Hale...> [NHBirds] Barrington Pine Siskin
10/27/18 7:30 am Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Before the Rain: Wood Thrush and Evening Grosbeaks in Concord
10/27/18 7:11 am Al Howard <alanlhoward...> [NHBirds] Large flock of Grackles in Derry
10/26/18 6:26 pm 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Evening grosbeaks at ponemah bog, Amherst
10/26/18 6:19 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (26 Oct 2018) 55 Raptors
10/26/18 12:09 pm J. Esten <jennifere1234...> [NHBirds] Redstart and RE Vireo
10/26/18 11:39 am Anne Ryc <annehadshi...> [NHBirds] Hermit thrush in Concord
10/26/18 9:57 am Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...> [NHBirds] Continuing Common Redpolls plus Orange-crowned Warbler
10/26/18 8:38 am Jean <jmullen43...> [NHBirds] Hermit Thrushes Portsmouth
10/26/18 5:19 am Tom McShane <tetamcfam...> [NHBirds] Bald Eagle Thornton
10/26/18 4:52 am Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...> [NHBirds] From the coast yesterday
10/25/18 6:35 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (25 Oct 2018) 47 Raptors
10/25/18 5:09 pm Jon Woolf <jsw...> [NHBirds] Several sightings from this week
10/25/18 4:19 pm Jane Rice <moultnews...> [NHBirds] Late Redstart?
10/25/18 3:36 pm Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...> [NHBirds] Durham highlights on a blustery day
10/25/18 3:02 pm Brian Reilly <reillybj...> [NHBirds] Evening grosbeak
10/25/18 9:35 am Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...> [NHBirds] Common Redpolls
10/25/18 5:58 am Amanda Kallenbach <amanda.kallenbach...> [NHBirds] Concord's Horseshoe Pond walk postponed to Sunday, 10/28
10/24/18 4:45 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (24 Oct 2018) 9 Raptors
10/24/18 2:41 pm Gail Coffey <gcoffeywriter...> [NHBirds] Lots of White-throated and White-crowned Sparrows and Finches in Wilton
10/24/18 12:22 pm Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...> [NHBirds] Dunlin, World End Pond
10/24/18 6:03 am Jean <jmullen43...> [NHBirds] Eastern Phoebe, Brown Creeper Portsmouth
10/24/18 5:53 am Jean <jmullen43...> [NHBirds] Bald Eagle I 95 North 10/23
10/24/18 5:20 am Barbara Horton <byrder101...> [NHBirds] evening grosbeak in Derry
10/23/18 7:10 pm 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Evening flight - Concord
10/23/18 5:10 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (23 Oct 2018) 4 Raptors
10/23/18 2:47 pm Donna Carkin <dcarkin1...> [NHBirds] Juncos are here
10/23/18 2:44 pm Susan Wrisley <swrisley13...> [NHBirds] Yellow-rumped Warbler Eating Sunflower Seed
10/23/18 1:16 pm J. Esten <jennifere1234...> [NHBirds] Grebes
10/23/18 1:09 pm 'Stephen Whitney' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Lakes Region Mergansers and Juncos
10/23/18 12:37 pm birdrecords <birdrecords...> [NHBirds] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Concord
10/23/18 11:03 am Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...> [NHBirds] Horned Grebe, Canobie Lake
10/23/18 10:20 am Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...> [NHBirds] Moore Reservoir
10/23/18 10:06 am 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] morning flight - Pittsfield
10/23/18 6:31 am Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...> [NHBirds] Lawrence Crow Patrol October 22nd another theory broken
10/23/18 6:07 am deanneart via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] What a great morning
10/22/18 5:46 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (22 Oct 2018) 16 Raptors
10/22/18 5:39 pm JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...> [NHBirds] winter is a comin' - pack birds and snow bunting
10/22/18 5:23 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, October 22, 2018
10/22/18 2:32 pm Patience Chamberlin <patiencechamberlin...> [NHBirds] Odiorne birds
10/22/18 12:52 pm <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Sunapee
10/22/18 12:32 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (21 Oct 2018) 29 Raptors
10/22/18 10:19 am Bob Crowley <crbob...> [NHBirds] Siskins
10/22/18 9:39 am 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] four warbler species including Yellowthroat and Cape May - Pittsfield
10/22/18 8:36 am steph ttlc <steph...> [NHBirds] Capital Chapter: Annual Concord NOVEMBER CHALLENGE! (11/03-04)
10/21/18 3:43 pm Robert Ridgely <rridgely14...> [NHBirds] Evening Grosbeaks!
10/21/18 3:30 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] NH Coast (Massive passerine flight, Hudsonian Godwits, OC Warbler, and another YB Cuckoo)
10/21/18 2:24 pm J. Esten <jennifere1234...> [NHBirds] New London
10/21/18 2:03 pm 'W' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Vesper sparrows -Keene
10/21/18 1:37 pm 'Paul Dionne' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Siskin
10/21/18 1:34 pm Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...> [NHBirds] Exeter wastewater ponds
10/21/18 12:10 pm Becky <rsuomala2...> [NHBirds] White-rumped Sandpipers
10/21/18 11:49 am 'Joann O'Shaughnessy' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] SEO
10/21/18 11:07 am <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Horseshoe Pond Coot
10/21/18 10:07 am DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...> [NHBirds] rusty blackbird? Pickering Pond-Gonic
10/21/18 7:53 am Ken Klapper <kklapper...> [NHBirds] Sandwich warblers including Orange-crowned
10/21/18 7:08 am steph ttlc <steph...> [NHBirds] Concord White Crowned Sparrows
10/21/18 7:03 am Becky <rsuomala2...> [NHBirds] Phalarope - no
10/20/18 5:39 pm Chad Witko <chadjwitko...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Golden Eagles
10/20/18 5:28 pm Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Penacook Birds: Tennessee Warbler, Semipalmated Sandpiper, etc.
10/20/18 5:25 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (20 Oct 2018) 13 Raptors
10/20/18 5:09 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] NH Coast (Excellent morning flight of Gannets, Redhead, 3 YB Cuckoos, etc.)
10/20/18 4:42 pm <jennfrost67...> [NHBirds] Lesser yellow legs Birch st gardens
10/20/18 2:34 pm Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...> [NHBirds] The year of the White-crowned Sparrow?
10/20/18 2:06 pm CK Borg <borealbirder...> [NHBirds] 10/20 Concord Birch Street Community Garden Sparrows...
10/20/18 2:00 pm Steve Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Red Phalarope at Exeter WTP
10/20/18 1:23 pm Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...> [NHBirds] Durham birds
10/20/18 1:19 pm <jacksonwrxt89...> Re: [NHBirds] Re: Yellow-rumped Warblers like suet
10/20/18 12:44 pm jane kelley <janeekelley...> [NHBirds] Re: Yellow-rumped Warblers like suet
10/20/18 10:15 am 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Yellow-rumped Warblers like suet
10/20/18 7:42 am Anne Ryc <annehadshi...> [NHBirds] American coot at Horseshoe pond, Concord
10/19/18 5:14 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (19 Oct 2018) 4 Raptors
10/19/18 2:53 pm <heather2cb...> [NHBirds] Snow Goose update
10/19/18 2:11 pm JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...> [NHBirds] White crown sparrows
10/19/18 1:14 pm Steve Bennett <sbennett999...> [NHBirds] Snow Goose, Eel Pond
10/19/18 12:11 pm <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Golden Eagle - Mount Sunapee
10/19/18 9:45 am <heather2cb...> [NHBirds] Redhead YES - and possible Snow Goose
10/19/18 5:50 am Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...> [NHBirds] Lawrence Crow Patrol Oct 18, 2018
10/18/18 7:32 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (18 Oct 2018) 35 Raptors
10/18/18 11:14 am 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Dunlin - Turtle Pond, Concord
10/18/18 7:09 am Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Sunset Farm on Great Bay Access - UPDATE
10/17/18 5:40 pm 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Lyme Kestrels This Past Tuesday Afternoon
10/17/18 5:16 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Krif Road, Keene (Lots of sparrows, Marsh Wren, Orange-crowned Warbler)
10/17/18 4:59 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (17 Oct 2018) 15 Raptors
10/17/18 12:27 pm 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] More Goldens, Peterborough and Hancock
10/17/18 12:17 pm Leo McKillop <weomck...> [NHBirds] banded Brant @ Rye Harbor SP
10/17/18 9:55 am Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...> [NHBirds] The Lawrence MA Winter Crow Roost Patrol is back!!!
10/17/18 8:57 am 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Northern Parula - Pittsfield
10/17/18 8:54 am birdrecords <birdrecords...> [NHBirds] 2018 Christmas Bird Count Preview
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Date: 11/16/18 4:19 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (16 Nov 2018) Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 16, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 17 98
Osprey 0 0 181
Bald Eagle 0 11 172
Northern Harrier 0 4 64
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 13 668
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 124
Northern Goshawk 0 1 11
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 28 111
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 0 121 241
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 5 21
American Kestrel 0 2 171
Merlin 0 0 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 1 17
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 63

Total: 0 213 8815
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 15:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 0.75 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Levi Burford

Visitors:
Not a one.


Weather:
Morning snow tapered to flurries as the clouds slowly broke apart and
lifted. The summit of Monadnock and some of the more distant mountains
stayed shrouded, while sunlight made the Uncanoonucs and Crotched Mountain
glow against the gray. Ice and snow crystals painted the spruces with
winter's radiance at the peak, and prints dotting the supple ground told
tails of those who had stayed on the summit through the storm. The
temperature was just below freezing when we reached the count site. The WNW
wind still held enough frost to make one don all ones layers, even after a
warming ski up the mountain.

Raptor Observations:
One Red-tailed Hawk was the only raptor seen this afternoon, rising over
Monadnock in sharp silhouette against a backdrop of every shade of gray.

Non-raptor Observations:
The Fox Sparrow made itself known, skittering between patches of
ice-covered weeds and stunted spruce and the local chickadees wondered at
their seed being delivered so late. The porcupine that was up here
yesterday had moved a tree over, and seemed to be quite content sitting on
a branch that seemed hardly large enough to support it.

Predictions:
Clear morning skies are expected to give way to some afternoon clouds. The
wind will be out of the WNW at 10-20mph, diminishing later in the day.
Temperatures will start around freezing and may drop from there.
Historically we have had some good flights of Red-tailed Hawks and eagles
of both species following the first snow storm of the year. We shall see!
========================================================================
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: 11/16/18 1:20 pm
From: Tom McShane <tetamcfam...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Common Redpolls Thornton
Five Common Redpolls feeding on seeds in a birch tree today at Star Ridge
Condo Assoc. @ 12:30pm.
Tom McShane
Thornton

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Date: 11/16/18 7:48 am
From: Hale, Stephen <Steve.Hale...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Barrington Long-tailed Duck
Presently a lone Long-tailed Duck on North River Lake (southwest end) in Barrington.

Steve Hale
Open World Explorers


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Date: 11/16/18 1:46 am
From: Alfred Maley <alfredmaley...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Barred Owl at the Ratla
With the onset of cold temperatures, it was time to stock the ratla with a
frozen turkey. By yesterday the turkey in the garage had thawed out
sufficiently for the purpose and it was installed with due ceremony at
mid-day. Nothing touched it except for a couple of crows that came and
grabbed some giblets.

This morning at 4 AM I got up and was pleased to see a Barred Owl having a
turkey sandwich. Last year it was Barred Owls at night and Red-tailed and
Red-shouldered Hawks in the daytime, as well as the odd fisher.

Wildlife officials frown on this sort of thing because it can attract
bears, and “A Fed Bear is a Dead Bear”. If it’s a problem I’ll replace the
current post with a taller one. The copper flashing on it deters most
mammals except fishers (and flying squirrels), which can leap from nearby
trees. I’ve never seen a bear in Hampstead, although they do occur from
time to time.

Our flock of 18 Wild Turkeys has joined up with another group of seven and
is terrorizing other feeders in the neighborhood. Maybe they heard about my
plan to use them as Golden Eagle bait.

Al Maley
Hampstead.

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Date: 11/15/18 7:03 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (15 Nov 2018) 4 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 17 98
Osprey 0 0 181
Bald Eagle 0 11 172
Northern Harrier 0 4 64
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 13 668
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 124
Northern Goshawk 0 1 11
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 28 111
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 0 121 241
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 5 21
American Kestrel 0 2 171
Merlin 0 0 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 1 17
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 63

Total: 4 213 8815
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Chad Witko

Observers: Katrina Fenton, Levi Burford, Phil Brown, Rick Hartzell

Visitors:
Nine visitors appeared at the platform today to ask about late season
raptors and to commiserate on the forthcoming snow.


Weather:
In all regards, today was the quintessential ‘calm before the storm’. With
virtually no wind to speak of for most of the count, it was deafeningly
quiet on the platform. Despite no influence of windchill, ambient
temperatures remained well below freezing for the duration of the count (-8
to -2C), marking today as the coldest day of the season. Cloud cover
remained at 100% for the day while visibilities pushed out to Mount
Washington and beyond.

Raptor Observations:
Migrating raptors were limited to four individuals today with a lone Turkey
Vulture the first to the skies (and on the board) just after High Noon.
Three Red-shouldered Hawks (2 adults and 1 immature) rounded out the
migrant list while one lone Red-tailed Hawk held the local vigil.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor avian highlights included: Canada Goose (188- across 11 skeins),
Mallard (5), Pileated Woodpecker (2- one vocalizing-flyover over the
platform ridge and another over North Pack’s summit late in the day),
Golden-crowned Kinglet (1), and Fox Sparrow (2). Despite the dead-calm
conditions, no finches or Boreal Chickadee were detected despite the
perfect conditions for auditory detections of these species. Also, even
though it “felt” like a “shrike day”, as commented on by several observers
in the twilight hour, none were seen.

Predictions:
Snow and wintry mix will dominate the region through midday tomorrow while
a high percentage of cloud cover will take us through the end of the count
period. Unless there is significant clearing of the snow and clouds (and
local roads), check back on Saturday when seasonable temperatures and a
moderate west wind will likely usher large raptors to move post-storm.
Think buteos and eagles! Also, don’t forget that the season officially ends
on November 20th. Until then, stop by and say hello to Katrina who will be
finishing the season as the volunteer counter.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 11/15/18 4:34 pm
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Coastbirding, 11/15
I spent some time on the coast this morning - specifically the
northern half, from Odiorne Point down to Route 111. There wasn't
much stirring in the way of land birds - a few chickadees, Song
Sparrows, goldfinches, etc. One Downy Woodpecker. A V of about
twenty geese flying overhead. Seabirds were a bit more
numerous. Besides the usual gulls (including one distant bird that I
think was a Bonaparte's Gull), there were:

several Double-crested Cormorants
at least one Great Cormorant
Red-necked Grebe
Horned Grebe
Common Loon
Red-throated Loon
Red-breasted Merganser
Hooded Merganser (a flotilla on Eel Pond, and at least one male on
the ocean, in the cove by the Seacoast Science Center)
Long-tailed Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Purple Sandpiper
American Coots (on Eel Pond)

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH

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Date: 11/15/18 1:13 pm
From: Susan Wrisley <swrisley13...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cackling Goose - Woodmont Orchard, Hollis
Cackling Goose in with a large flock of Canadas in the corn stubble at
Woodmont. Very small, blocky head, stubby petite bill.

Susan Wrisley, Hollis NH

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Date: 11/15/18 11:30 am
From: Kathy Dube <kiedube...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bohemian waxwings
150 Bohemian waxwings in downtown Berlin today, in vicinity of Dunkin Donuts. "Meat pile" in Dummer is active, 5 Bald eagles there a few days ago, also 50 Ravens.
Kathy Dube, Berlin

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Date: 11/15/18 8:04 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] McLane Center raptor talk tonight - CANCELLED
Please note that Julie Brown's scheduled raptor presentation at NH Audubon's McLane Center for tonight has been cancelled due to the forecast and will be rescheduled to a TBD date in 2019.
Phil Brown(on behalf of NH Audubon)

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Date: 11/14/18 11:30 pm
From: 'Molly Jacobson' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Grater woods walk, Saturday Nov 17th
An update on the walk:
In case anyone is having difficulty finding the trailhead, the exact location on Google Maps is here:https://www.google.com/maps/place/Grater+Woods+Trail/@42.8719123,-71.5640614,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89e3b5676150bef5:0xee1e686f90ba6ed6!8m2!3d42.8727915!4d-71.5646343
This can be inputted into your GPS and it will take you to the end of Beebe Ln. where there is a parking area.
Boots may be helpful, as the last time I went there were some muddy patches, but it's hard to know how it will be after Friday's precipitation. 
I've also been informed it's now deer hunting season, so precautions may want to be taken such as wearing bright clothing. There is no hunting allowed on the portion of the property near the middle school, so if there seems to be a significant amount of hunters where we plan to hike, we could relocate and take a different set of trails near the school (parking would then be in the school lot). 
I hope the cold and the snow this week won't drive out some of these late migrants that have been hanging around Grater Woods. There's no knowing what we'll find til we go, though!
I look forward to seeing all of you who are coming!
-Molly JacobsonMerrimack


On Tuesday, November 13, 2018 2:25 PM, Molly Jacobson <molly.j711...> wrote:


Hi all,In light of Grater woods in Merrimack being made an ebird hotspot, Amanda Kallenbach and I were thinking it would be a fun idea to host a casual birding walk to introduce birders and anyone else who's interested to the location. I was hoping to have this advertised around town but was unable to get ahold of the Conservation Commission. The weather seems promising, so the date will be Saturday Nov 17th at 8am. We would meet at the Beebe Ln trailhead, which luckily is on Google Maps so putting it into your GPS is easy. It should last around 2-3 hours.Like I said, this will be casual, especially since there likely won't be many members of the general public attending without advertisement. But anyone who would like to explore this birding spot with us is welcome, and regardless of what we find it's a beautiful hiking spot. The trail we plan to take is mostly a wide flat gravel path, with some uphill walking towards the end that isn't too strenuous. Scoping out the site last week revealed pine siskins, hermit thrush, ruby-crowned kinglet, palm warbler, and more. Feel free to share this with anyone! Thanks! 
-Molly JacobsonMerrimack



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Date: 11/14/18 9:29 pm
From: Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lawrence MA Winter Crow Roost Patrol
This evening (Wednesday) Bob and I took Pat Randall and her partner Michael
from Watertown MA to see the Lawrence Crow Roost. We started at the
Lawrence (although it is in North Andover) Airport where you can see a vast
distance to the north and west. I t was a cold, windy, and sunny afternoon.
Very few crows were moving towards the roost an hour before sunset. We moved
to the New Balance Parking lot off of So. Union St. in Lawrence just south
of the Merrimack River and saw crows coming in from the north side of the
river and some from the south over the mill building to the east of us.
After a few minutes, we moved to the rut filled So. Canal St. and looked
north over the truck depot north. From there you can just see the tops of
many now leafless trees along the river. Crows were beginning to assemble.
Soon we went out along Merrimack St. to Rt. 28 (So. Broadway) and went north
across the river to the first pull in where you get a great look of the top
of the dam, the vast river and trees to the west of us which were filling up
with crows including many Fish Crows. None on the ground tonight. As the
sun set, birds began to stream in from the west along the river and many
came over to the trees on the north side. Suddenly, vast numbers of crows
streamed over the bridge so we pulled out to the north and immediately
turned into the first driveway and made our way over to Pemberton Park (now
filled with trailers for those still unfortunate families without gas heat
or hot water). The trees along the river were filling up with crows and many
were streaming over the next bridge (The Casey Bridge). The light is now
beginning to fade but the western horizon still has a soft glow. Soon we
moved out going south over the bridge and took the first left onto the dirt
So. Canal St and back to the truck depot. Now hundreds of crows were
streaming around, many settling into the trees for the night. Our last stop
was back to the New Balance parking lot where we parked and walked across
the street and out onto the (Duck) bridge and looked west to the trees
lining the river and marveled at the amazing number of crows filling the
tree tops and many all along the branches hanging over the river. Many
were silhouetted against the light western sky. It was such a juxtaposition
- crows on spindly branches, the vast river, towering old brick mill
buildings and the raucous calling of thousands of crows. Soon they would
quiet down and wait for sunrise. Tonight we did not even try to count them.
The other night there were 7000+ coming in from the east and the last time
we got a count from the west there were 3000.



Do plan to come - it is quite a show.

Dana

Dana Duxbury-Fox

North Andover, MA



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Date: 11/14/18 6:23 pm
From: <jennfrost67...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bald eagle Langley Parkway
Today at 11 am, I was surprised to see a mature bald eagle sitting in a
bare tree in the cornfield on Langley parkway.


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Date: 11/14/18 6:10 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (14 Nov 2018) Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 14, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 16 97
Osprey 0 0 181
Bald Eagle 0 11 172
Northern Harrier 0 4 64
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 13 668
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 124
Northern Goshawk 0 1 11
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 25 108
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 0 121 241
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 5 21
American Kestrel 0 2 171
Merlin 0 0 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 1 17
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 63

Total: 0 209 8811
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Due to sub-freezing temperatures and a high wind warning, no count was
conducted today as a measure of security.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Partly cloudy conditions with light and variable winds will be a distinct
change of pace from the past few days. However, it is going to be extremely
cold to start the day, perhaps the coldest of the season. Lingering raptors
should be on the move and viewable ahead of tomorrow's snow storm. Once
again, a friendly reminder that the platform will be operational until the
20th, although the autoroad is officially closed for the season. So, if
you're looking for an excuse to take a nice hike up to stay warm on a calm
and cold day, stop on up to see Chad on his final count of the season
before Katrina takes over for the last few days.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 11/14/18 3:19 pm
From: Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Winter wren Durham
Birders
A winter wren was calling foot faults from the brushy area behind the tennis courts at the Woodridge playing fields this morning.

Kurk Dorsey
Durham

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Date: 11/14/18 2:49 pm
From: 'Paul Dionne' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Yellow rumpled warbler
This late traveler was here enjoying suet today.
Paul Dionne,
Derry

“Let there be songs to fill the air.”
R. Hunter/J. Garcia


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Date: 11/14/18 12:25 pm
From: Fred Sladen <fwsladen...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Redpolls in Sutton
Right now, there are 19 redpolls feeding on paper birch catkins here on
Morgan Lane in North Sutton.
Fred Sladen

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Date: 11/14/18 9:32 am
From: Lori Charron <lpcharron...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Thanks
Thanks everyone for the update on the barnacle goose! Guess I will not drive three hrs to go on a goose chase 😉

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Date: 11/14/18 7:59 am
From: Katie Towler <katie...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Evening Grosbeaks Portsmouth
We had five Evening Grosbeaks at our feeders on South Mill Pond in downtown Portsmouth this morning. They stayed for five minutes before taking off. This is a first yard bird for us in 25 years. Also in the yard were two pine siskins and a white-crowned sparrow. Nice collection of species for our first day counting for Project Feeder Watch this season!

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Maybe we’ll get a northern shrike next!

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Date: 11/14/18 7:43 am
From: <heatherrutledge...>
Subject: [NHBirds] YB Chat
Still at Odiorne "Chat Cove" as of 9:40 this cold morn. Mockingbird kept driving it out of this one bush they both seemed to love!

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Date: 11/14/18 6:21 am
From: Donna Carkin <dcarkin1...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Grater woods walk, Saturday Nov 17th
Bummer, I can't make it Saturday. Have a rose society meeting that
morning. Can't wait to see your list.
Have fun.
Cheers,
Donna

On Tue, Nov 13, 2018 at 2:25 PM 'Molly Jacobson' via NHBirds <
<nhbirds...> wrote:

> Hi all,
> In light of Grater woods in Merrimack being made an ebird hotspot, Amanda
> Kallenbach and I were thinking it would be a fun idea to host a casual
> birding walk to introduce birders and anyone else who's interested to the
> location. I was hoping to have this advertised around town but was unable
> to get ahold of the Conservation Commission.
> The weather seems promising, so the date will be Saturday Nov 17th at 8am.
> We would meet at the Beebe Ln trailhead, which luckily is on Google Maps so
> putting it into your GPS is easy. It should last around 2-3 hours.
> Like I said, this will be casual, especially since there likely won't be
> many members of the general public attending without advertisement. But
> anyone who would like to explore this birding spot with us is welcome, and
> regardless of what we find it's a beautiful hiking spot. The trail we plan
> to take is mostly a wide flat gravel path, with some uphill walking towards
> the end that isn't too strenuous. Scoping out the site last week revealed
> pine siskins, hermit thrush, ruby-crowned kinglet, palm warbler, and more.
> Feel free to share this with anyone!
> Thanks!
>
> -Molly Jacobson
> Merrimack
>
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Date: 11/13/18 3:13 pm
From: birdrecords <birdrecords...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Western Tanager
NH Audubon received a photo of a Western Tanager taken on Sunday, 11/11/18 in Pembroke, NH.
It was photographed on the ground in the yard at 335 Buck St. but has not been seen again.
Please be respectful of the owner's property and privacy - it doesn't look like you can see the backyard from the street.
Becky Suomala
New Hampshire Bird Records
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Date: 11/13/18 2:09 pm
From: Lori Charron <lpcharron...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Barnacle Goose
Any sightings on the goose today?

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Date: 11/13/18 2:04 pm
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Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (13 Nov 2018) Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 13, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 16 97
Osprey 0 0 181
Bald Eagle 0 11 172
Northern Harrier 0 4 64
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 13 668
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 124
Northern Goshawk 0 1 11
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 25 108
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 0 121 241
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 5 21
American Kestrel 0 2 171
Merlin 0 0 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 1 17
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 63

Total: 0 209 8811
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Rain, heavy at times, prevented any count from happening today.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Sunny and cold with blustery winds out of the WNW (gusting to 55 mph under
a 'Wind Advisory'). This will likely be the coldest day of the season.
Remaining raptors should be ushered to move with these conditions. However,
when there are high winds such as these, raptors might wait it out another
day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 11/13/18 11:25 am
From: 'Molly Jacobson' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Grater woods walk, Saturday Nov 17th
Hi all,In light of Grater woods in Merrimack being made an ebird hotspot, Amanda Kallenbach and I were thinking it would be a fun idea to host a casual birding walk to introduce birders and anyone else who's interested to the location. I was hoping to have this advertised around town but was unable to get ahold of the Conservation Commission. The weather seems promising, so the date will be Saturday Nov 17th at 8am. We would meet at the Beebe Ln trailhead, which luckily is on Google Maps so putting it into your GPS is easy. It should last around 2-3 hours.Like I said, this will be casual, especially since there likely won't be many members of the general public attending without advertisement. But anyone who would like to explore this birding spot with us is welcome, and regardless of what we find it's a beautiful hiking spot. The trail we plan to take is mostly a wide flat gravel path, with some uphill walking towards the end that isn't too strenuous. Scoping out the site last week revealed pine siskins, hermit thrush, ruby-crowned kinglet, palm warbler, and more. Feel free to share this with anyone! Thanks! 
-Molly JacobsonMerrimack

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Date: 11/13/18 9:54 am
From: Edward Larrabee <Edward_Larrabee...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Snow Goose in North Hampton
The Snow Goose is with a large flock of Canada Geese feeding on the lawn
adjacent to the coast road in Little Boar's Head.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/89728593@N00/44047524820/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/89728593@N00/44047524870/in/dateposted-public/

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Date: 11/13/18 9:03 am
From: Catherine Fisher <catherineckx...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 3 Fox sparrows, Lee
Feeding among juncos and a few white-throated sparrows. Most we've had on
Allen's Ave. in many years.

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Date: 11/13/18 8:17 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (12 Nov 2018) 19 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 12, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 16 97
Osprey 0 0 181
Bald Eagle 1 11 172
Northern Harrier 0 4 64
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 13 668
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 124
Northern Goshawk 0 1 11
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 25 108
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 10 121 241
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 1 5 21
American Kestrel 0 2 171
Merlin 0 0 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 1 17
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 63

Total: 19 209 8811
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Levi Burford, Mike Gebo, Susan Wrisley

Visitors:
72 visitors were out enjoying the sunshine and lack of wind.


Weather:
Clear morning skies were invaded by a thin layer of cloud seeping in from
the south, veiling the sun and providing contrast to the "blue screen of
death". Haze hung over the horizon, blotting out the Whites and the more
distant of the Vermont mountains for much of the day. The wind was light
but persistent, blowing out of the WSW at 5-10mph. Temperatures rose from
freezing to the upper half of the 30s.

Raptor Observations:
Hawks took their time shaking frost off of their wings and taking to the
skies. Lift was difficult to find between the light wind and lack of
thermals, and most migrants barely crested the ridge before gliding out of
sight into the valley.

Non-raptor Observations:
The BOREAL CHICKADEE continues here at Pack Monadnock! We were greated by
it calling incessently from the summit parking lot at 8:35 this morning. It
came by the hawkwatch shortly before 9 but didn't stick around long enough
for photos. A Fox Sparrow was also around for much of the day.

None- raptor migrants:
Canada Goose- 19
Pine Siskin- 1

Predictions:
Rain will be moving in overnight and lasting through the middle of
tomorrow. After the showers wind down, the wind will be picking up out of
the northwest, which just might clear the mountain in time for a little
counting before the day's end. Temperatures will be in the 30s to low 40s.
The auto road is now closed for the season, but we'll still be counting for
a while yet!
========================================================================
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: 11/13/18 5:25 am
From: CK Borg <borealbirder...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 11/12 Pondicherry Winter Finches +
Folks,
Had a nice day at Pondicherry yesterday with 6 Pine Grosbeak and flyover
Common Redpoll (x4) & Evening Grosbeak (x2). Also seen were a Black-backed
Woodpecker, Black Bear, River Otter, and assorted expected species.
Peace,
-CK Borg
Concord, NH

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Date: 11/12/18 7:22 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, November 12, 2018
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 12th,
2018.



A SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER was seen briefly at Hampton Beach State Park on
November 8th before moving south into Massachusetts.



A TOWNSEND’S SOLITAIRE was seen at a private residence in Bow on November
8th.



A flock of 35 SANDHILL CRANES was seen migrating south over Nashua on
November 11th.



A DICKCISSEL was seen near the Birch Street Gardens in Concord on November
11th.



A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR, and 35 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen
at Hampton Beach State Park on November 9th.



A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen in Sandwich on November 11th.



A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on
November 11th and 12th.



An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen at the Birch Street Gardens in Concord on
November 10th, and 1 was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on the
11th.



A BOREAL CHICKADEE, 2 PINE GROSBEAKS, a RED CROSSBILL, a SNOW BUNTING, and
11 PINE SISKINS were reported from the summit of Pack Monadnock in
Peterborough on November 9th.



2 PINE GROSBEAKS were seen by a hiker at Silver Mountain in Lempster on
November 11th.



A RED CROSSBILL was reported from Lake Sunapee on November 6th, and 1 was
reported from Jaffrey on the 11th. A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was reported
from Sandwich on the 10th.



BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, COMMON REDPOLLS, EVENING GROSBEAKS and PINE SISKINS were
reported from scattered locations during the past week and sightings seem to
be increasing in number.



A COMMON TERN was seen off of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on November
6th.



A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was seen in Hampton Marsh on November 8th. Other
lingering shorebirds seen during the past week included: SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, and LESSER
YELLOWLEGS.



An AMERICAN WOODCOCK was seen in Peterborough on November 8th, and 2 were
seen in Orford on the 6th. A WILSON’S SNIPE was seen in Penacook on the
11th.



A SNOW GOOSE was seen along Route 1A in North Hampton on November 11th.



2 RAZORBILLS were seen along the coast on November 9th, and 12th.



There was a confirmed report of a VIRGINIA RAIL seen by hikers on the
Crawford Path in the White Mountains on November 11th.



5 AMERICAN COOTS were seen at Eel Pond in Rye on November 11th, and 1 was
seen at Horseshoe Pond in Merrimack on the 7th. A BLUE-WINGED TEAL was seen
in Swanzey on November 12th, and 3 RUDDY DUCKS were seen in Northwood on the
9th.



A GREAT EGRET was seen along the coast on several days during the past week.



Lingering migrant warbler species reported during the past week included:
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, TENNESSEE
WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, NORTHERN PARULA, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER,
AMERICAN REDSTART, PRAIRIE WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, and PALM WARBLER.



Lingering migrant sparrow species reported during the past week included:
CHIPPING SPARROW, FIELD SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, LINCOLN’S SPARROW,
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and FOX SPARROW.



A CLIFF SWALLOW was seen at North Hampton State Beach on November 11th, and
a BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen in Concord on November 10th. Other late-migrant
species of note during the past week included: YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER,
GRAY CATBIRD, HERMIT THRUSH, SWAINSON’S THRUSH, RED-EYED VIREO, and EASTERN
PHOEBE.



20 migrating GOLDEN EAGLES have been seen from Pack Monadnock in
Peterborough so far this season, and 1 was seen migrating over Nottingham on
November 8th.



RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough. Pack
Monadnock has tallied over 8,800 raptors since September 1st. The majority
of the raptors that have been seen so far this season were BROAD-WINGED
HAWKS, but over 170 BALD EAGLES have also been seen. An OSPREY was seen at
Northwood Lake on November 12th.



Birders on a fishing boat trip off the coast on November 12th reported: a
PARASITIC JAEGER, a possible POMARINE JAEGER, 35 GREAT SHEARWATERS, 17
NORTHERN FULMARS, 7 RAZORBILLS, 40 BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKES, and 26 NORTHERN
GANNETS.



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: 11/12/18 5:11 pm
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Evening Grosbeaks - Shadow Lake, Salem, NH
NH Birders,

I received an email today with a photo reporting Evening Grosbeaks at
Shadow Lake in Salem, NH.

Birders keep an eye out...

Good birding,

Sue

Sue McGrath

Newburyport, MA

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Date: 11/12/18 4:08 pm
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Late Inland Birds - Sunapee
While prepping driveways around Sunapee for the oncoming snow, I came across a couple species that are starting to get exceptionally late for the area:

A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER that I flushed from the roadside along Fernwood Point was a nice surprise. It’s unusual for me to find any Warblers around Sunapee anytime into November.

Later on, I was pulling out of a driveway on Lower Main Street when I noticed a small sparrow feeding under a crabapple tree on the opposite side of the street. I stopped beside it to get a good view of the bird to confirm it was indeed a CHIPPING SPARROW. Also surprisingly late for Sunapee.

To add to the late migrants in town, Jay Gamble had a FIELD SPARROW yesterday at a location located along Route 103B between Sunapee and Newbury.

Hope these birds get a move on before the brutal temperatures and precipitation headed our way arrives.

-Dylan Jackson
Goshen

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Date: 11/12/18 3:59 pm
From: Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Offshore boat trip
Zeke Cornell and I went on an Eastman's fishing trip out of Seabrook
to Jeffreys Ledge today. Weather was great, especially compared to the
last few days. There was some wind which generated a little chop and
very minor roll, but overall comfortable conditions with the
appropriate clothing (7 layers for me - the usual :-). Way more
shearwaters than we expected but not many alcids yet. Loons and
scoters were migrating, the scoters mostly inside the Isles of Shoals.
The fishing was good and the boat was full so they were cleaning fish
all the way back to the Harbor giving us a good show off that back of
the boat the entire time. Highlights are below.


Jaegers - 1 Parasitic, 1 Pomarine, one sp., pending photo
confirmation.

Great Shearwater 35 (conservative, 28 off the back of the boat at
once)

Northern Fulmar 17

Razorbill 7

Black-legged Kittiwake 40

Northern Gannet 26

Common Loon 72 all migrating, some out at Jeffreys


Becky Suomala

Concord, NH

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Date: 11/12/18 3:33 pm
From: Catherine Fisher <catherineckx...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Fox Sparrow, Lee
On Allen's Ave: A very striking fox sparrow spent the day scratching out
an impressive trench as it fed among a pair of white-throated sparrows and
many, many juncos. It's been quite a season for sparrows.

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Date: 11/12/18 2:02 pm
From: Brian Reilly <reillybj...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 2 Red-winged Blackbirds in Keene
I’ve not seen RWBL nearby since Summer. I had two in my backyard at the platform feeder briefly early this afternoon.
I also spotted 3 Tufted Titmice at the same time. It’s much more typical to just see one at a time. Perhaps they had a good local breeding season.
Brian

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Date: 11/12/18 8:41 am
From: Ken Klapper <kklapper...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sandwich Grosbeaks (Pine & Evening)
From my yard this morning I spotted a single Pine Grosbeak in the vanguard
of a flock of robins flying southwest. I also counted four each Evening
Grosbeaks and Redpolls in flight. I can't say the numbers are superb
(yet?), but I am impressed with the diversity of irruptive species so far
this season!

Ken Klapper
Sandwich, NH

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Date: 11/12/18 8:25 am
From: 'raqbirds' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Razorbills

Two very close Razorbills also at. Odiorne.

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Date: 11/12/18 8:13 am
From: Chad Witko <chadjwitko...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Boreal Chickadee at Pack Monadnock (again)
Greetings,

On behalf of Levi Burford and Katrina Fenton who are manning the Pack
Monadnock Raptor Observatory today. They report having had the BOCH earlier
this morning between 8:35 and 8:59. It was moving quickly around the summit
and platform before heading towards North Pack. It has not been detected
since. Good luck to anyone who might try for it today.

Best,
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Date: 11/12/18 6:35 am
From: Amanda Kallenbach <amanda.kallenbach...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Y-B Chat continues - Odiorne
Chat cove, behind winterberry 8:55am.
Amanda Kallenbach, Bob Quinn et al

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Date: 11/11/18 5:50 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (11 Nov 2018) 40 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 11, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 15 96
Osprey 0 0 181
Bald Eagle 4 10 171
Northern Harrier 0 4 64
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 13 668
Cooper's Hawk 2 6 124
Northern Goshawk 0 1 11
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 19 102
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 30 111 231
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 2 4 20
American Kestrel 0 2 171
Merlin 0 0 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 1 17
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 63

Total: 40 190 8792
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Jeanne-Marie Maher, Levi Burford, Michael Pahl, Mike Gebo

Visitors:
38


Weather:
This morning was cold enough for ice to form in one's water bottle. By
early afternoon, the air had warmed enough to form a semi-frozen rivulet
delta at the base of the path and melt a layer of mud across the top of the
platform. Morning clouds dissipated until all that remained was a veil over
Washington. The wind continued to be on the strong side, blowing straight
from Monadnock at 15-20mph and gusting higher.

Raptor Observations:
Today belonged to raptors crow-sized and larger. Red-tailed Hawks ruled the
skies, kiting over likely hunting areas and climbing thermals and updrafts
to coast south. Two Northern Goshawks resisted the pull towards warmer
wintering grounds and headed north. Mike spotted an immature Golden Eagle
working its way towards Pack. It seemed that the eagle would come right
over us, but it turned and headed out over the valley. A couple minutes
went by before we spotted it again-diving on a second golden whose crop was
bulging with an afternoon snack.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:
Canada Goose- 82
Snow Bunting- 1
Evening Grosbeak- 2
finch sp- 9

Predictions:
Clouds will be on the increase tomorrow afternoon ahead of Tuesday's rain.
The wind will be out of the SW at 5-10mph, light enough that it shouldn't
interfere with the formation of thermals. After what could be the coldest
night of the fall thus far, temperatures will rebound into the upper 30s or
even a bit higher. Migrant raptors might take advantage of the lighter wind
and lift to put in some miles.
========================================================================
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: 11/11/18 5:02 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Coast (Northern Parula, Tennessee Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, CLIFF SWALLOW, etc!)
Another great day on the coast.....completely different from last
weekend's rarities!  Nothing super rare, but a nice variety of very late
birds.

TENNESSEE WARBLER - Remarkable bird from North Hampton State Beach this
morning.  Found by Jason Lambert low to the ground and near the Beach
Plum Retaurant along Rt. 1A, we chased it north for a 1/4 mile as it
continuously was on the move.  Non stop!  Hard to get glimpses of it,
let alone photograph it!  Then it turned and we chased it south back to
the Beach Plum and another 1/4 mile south.  Running after it the whole
way!  The most exercise I've gotten in 3 months! When we finally left
it, it was still heading south.  Barely got a somewhat blurry photo!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/45110495784/in/photostream/

NORTHER PARULA - 1 found by Scott and Betsy Heron "cave feeding" in the
rocks at the north end of North Hampton State Beach.  JUST LIKE THE
PROTHONOTARY last year!  Present all day.  Appears to be the 4th latest
record for NH.  (12/17/11 - S. & J. Mirick, 11/19/70 - W. & G. Kidder,
11/12/60 - R. Smart)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/45110496244/in/photostream/

MAGNOLIA WARBLER - Brief views by Jane and I of bird in cove north of
Science Center Odiorne.  Unfortunately, it flew off to the south toward
the center and we couldn't relocate it.  Appears to be the 3rd latest
record for NH.  People should keep an eye out for this bird as it may be
the same bird that has been around for a few weeks.  Keep an eye out on
the cove north of the Science Center. Particularly on sunny days with
west or northwest winds.

CLIFF SWALLOW - AMAZING bird.  First spotted by Jane in area of Northern
Parula at North Hampton State Beach late in the day. Thinking it
might/should be a Cave Swallow, we were able to (finally) get close
views and then it landed to confirm it was NOT a Cave Swallow, but a
CLIFF Swallow!  Actually more unusual than a Cave, this is a new RECORD
LATE date for the State (11/7/93 - S. Mirick et al, 11/7/98 - S. Mirick
et al).  And only our 3rd record this year for this declining species. 
Even got a blurry photo of the Cliff Swallow and the  Northern Parula in
the same field of view!  To make things even MORE interesting, we lost
the bird and gave up on it.  As it was getting dark, we stopped just
south of Great Boar's Head in Hampton for what turned out to be a
Ruby-crowned Kinglet and THERE WAS A CLIFF SWALLOW! Almost 3 miles south
of the first sighting.  But it certainly must have been the same bird. 
It was repeatedly flying up and circling under the porch areas of a
condo looking for a night-time roost.  It did this for several minute
before it continued south...searching for a nice place to spend the night!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/44018604460/in/dateposted/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/31964340988/in/photostream/

Aside from these highlights, we had a number of interesting and
lingering birds working the immediate shoreline including:

Brant - 1 flyby in Hampton
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - 7 total for the day!!
White-crowned Sparrow - 3 total for the day.  The great fall continues. 
One possibly gambelli in Rye, but couldn't get views in good lighting.
Yellow-rumped Warbler - About 18 for the day!
Snow Goose - Continuing bird.  We had it in North Hampton with small
group of Canada Geese.
Great Egret - Lingering bird in Awcomin Marsh in Rye.
American Pipit - 1 at Odiorne.
Fox Sparrow - 1 in Hampton.
Pine Siskin - 5 beautiful close birds feeding in Goldenrod seeds at
point at Ragged Neck in Rye.  But NO REDSTART!

Birds we MISSED, BUT WERE SEEN BY OTHERS!

YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT - 1 at Odiorne seen by Dylan Jackson
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER - 1 at Odiorne seen by several
NORTHERN PARULA - ANOTHER (!) bird at Urban Forestry Center in
Portsmouth found by Jim Sparrell and Katie Towler.
AMERICAN REDSTART - BEAUTIFUL bird photographed by Debra Powers, but had
disappeared by the time we got there.  :-(

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 11/11/18 1:22 pm
From: DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] American Redstart in Rye
I saw this American Redstart at Rye Habor State Park this morning, seems a bit late to still be hanging around.


Deb Powers

South Berwick Maine


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Date: 11/11/18 11:47 am
From: bikenbird via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] ***NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter Wednesday November 14 , 2018 Program - Sanctuary Renewed: The Story of Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary***
New Hampshire Audubon Seacoast Chapter                                    Wednesday November 14, 2018  7:30 pm Program - Sanctuary Renewed: The Story of Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary  
      Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary (www.MassAudubon.org/Tidmarsh) is Mass Audubon's newest wildlife sanctuary. The 481 acre sanctuary is home to the largest freshwater restoration in the northeast. Once a working cranberry bog, this degraded landscape was restored to a vibrant ecological landscape. Come hear about this brand new sanctuary, the wonderful wildlife you can see when you visit, and some entertaining stories about what it takes to create a wildlife sanctuary from Sanctuary Director and former Chapter President Lauren Kras! 

     All are welcome to attend our Wednesday November 14, 2018 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: 11/11/18 11:23 am
From: Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lempster Pine Grosbeaks
While hiking down from Silver Mt. (Ashuelot Headwaters Forest) I came across two female Pine Grosbeaks.

Jack Swatt

Wolcott CT

Lempster, NH

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Date: 11/11/18 10:55 am
From: David Deifik <david.deifik...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 35 Sandhill Cranes over Nashua
While doing a little birding in Greeley Park, I heard some distant trumpeting. After a moments disbelief I realized they were Sandhill Cranes Calling. I started scanning the sky and sure enough a flock flying approximately to the Southwest was coming over at high altitude. I estimate 2-3 thousand feet. I counted 35 which was confirmed on my photo review (which also confirms the species). Needless to say I was floored! I have a feeling that might possibly be a State record high. The sighting was today 11/11 at approximately 1:15 PM.

David Deifik
Nashua, NH

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Date: 11/11/18 10:13 am
From: Becky <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Snow Goose at coast
Harold O'Brien reports a Snow Goose on the lawn of one of the mansions on
Rt. 1A south of Eel Pond, in either Rye or N. Hampton.Becky Suomala

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Date: 11/11/18 7:57 am
From: 'jennapet1' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Coots on Eel Pond
There are 5 Americans at the back edge of Eel Pond in Rye.

Jenna Pettipas Manchester NH
Susan Wrisley Hollis NH

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Date: 11/11/18 7:56 am
From: Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Durham highlights
Birders,

This morning at Thompson Forest on Wednesday Hill Road, I found a Prairie Warbler and a Lincoln's Sparrow, as well as my first Common Redpolls of the year (2 flyovers) and a young Bald Eagle. Moore Fields was quiet on a very brief visit.


Friday we were in our driveway talking to a visitor when suddenly a Woodcock flew out of the leafy debris along the retaining wall. It must have been hunkered down for several minutes waiting for us to leave before it got spooked--someone should patent that camouflage.


Kurk Dorsey

Durham

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Date: 11/11/18 7:56 am
From: Ken Klapper <kklapper...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sandwich - N. Shrike
An immature Northern Shrike briefly perched on the prominent snag in my
backyard this morning. There were also flyovers of a single Pine Siskin
and a male Evening Grosbeak. Several Bald Eagles (an adult, a sub-adult or
advanced immature, and a 2 year old) and a Northern Goshawk added to the
fun... none of the raptors looked like they were actively migrating, but
there were a few skeins of Canada Geese moving.

Ken Klapper
Sandwich, NH

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Date: 11/11/18 7:49 am
From: Becky <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Dickcissel - Concord
About 10:00 am, Zeke Cornell and I had a very bright Dickcissel with a
flock of juncos off Clinton St. There's a small dirt road almost
opposite Birch St. that goes into an abandoned building with a tangle
of bushes that had lots of activity. There was also a Swainson's
Thrush and 2 White-crowned Sparrows. I had a Common Redpoll there
earlier this morning.Becky Suomala

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Date: 11/11/18 6:17 am
From: P Ackerson <peggy.f.ackerson...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Evening grosbeaks!
I finally set up bird feeders on Nov 10, and to my surprise (and delight),
the first visitors were not the expected chickadees or blue jays, but a
flock of 10 Evening Grosbeaks! The flock grew to 14 this morning. It has
been well over 15 years, 20 years(?) since a flock has been present at the
bird feeders.

Peg Ackerson
Lyme Center

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Date: 11/11/18 5:27 am
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] YB Chat -Odiorne
Seen a few minutes ago in Chat Cove of all places. Last seen in some bittersweet near the juniper/cedar trees.

-Dylan Jackson
Goshen

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Date: 11/10/18 3:41 pm
From: Howard Muscott <hmuscott...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Massachusetts - same bird?


[image: Scissored Tailed Fly Catcher Salisbury CR-1.jpg]
The scissor-tailed Fly Catcher was at Salisbury State Reservation yesterday
morning much to the delight of bird watchers and photographers alike.

On Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 9:39:43 PM UTC-5, Jon Woolf wrote:
>
> A follow-up to the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher that Zeke Cornell saw
> briefly at Hampton Beach State Park this morning:
>
> Marjorie Waton reported finding a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at
> Salisbury State Park in Massachusetts about 3:20 this
> afternoon. Given the close correlation in both time and location, it
> seems reasonable to think that this is the same bird. For those who
> have time to look for it tomorrow (sadly, I don't), the second
> sighting should give an idea for where to start.
>
> -- Jon Woolf
> Manchester, NH
>
>

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Date: 11/10/18 2:37 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (10 Nov 2018) 2 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 15 96
Osprey 0 0 181
Bald Eagle 0 6 167
Northern Harrier 0 4 64
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 13 668
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 122
Northern Goshawk 0 1 11
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 17 100
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 1 81 201
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 2 18
American Kestrel 0 2 171
Merlin 0 0 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 1 17
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 63

Total: 2 150 8752
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Chad Witko, Katrina Fenton

Observers: Jeanne-Marie Maher, Kat Lauer, Levi Burford, Mark Timmerman,
Michael Pahl

Visitors:
Eighteen visitors found their way to the platform today with several in the
morning questioning their sanity for braving the wind.


Weather:
Overcast conditions and light mist lingering from overnight rain eventually
transitioned to wind-driven sleet and snow squalls with variable cloud
cover by mid-morning. Eventually, sunshine and partly cloudy conditions
established themselves for the day, ushered in from heavy winds, which
quickly cleared the air of any lingering moisture. These winds were part of
the overall 'Wind Advisory' that was in place across the region.
Unfortunately, very little raptor migration was occurring at viewable
altitudes from the platform due to the wind.

Raptor Observations:
A Red-tailed Hawk and a Turkey Vulture were the only two migrants on the
day. Three local Red-tailed Hawks were observed at various points in time,
often kiting in the high winds.

Non-raptor Observations:
Not much to report today, just the usual cast of Common Ravens,
Black-capped Chickadees, and Dark-eyed Juncos. A Golden-crowned Kinglet
heard above the wind felt like a nice find.

Predictions:
Another blustery and cold day. Winds are forecasted out of the WNW,
decreasing as the day progresses. Temperatures should remain around
freezing at the platform, plus or minus, depending upon the time of day in
question. With cold temperatures and a wind that is looking to be a bit
moderated compared to today's, we should see a better flight of raptors.
With only a week-and-a-half left in the season, come on up while you can.
While you can always hike up to the platform, know that the auto road
closes after this holiday weekend.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 11/10/18 2:06 pm
From: Becky <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord gardens - Orange-crowned
Before working in my plot at the Concord Community Gardens I birded the
gardens with Jen Frost right after the rain stopped. Sparrow variety
was low but there was still good activity with lots of juncos, Song
Sparrows and White-throateds.
Highlights were:ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER seen well but briefly at the
edge of the woods in the southern section of the garden
A late BALTIMORE ORIOLE at the northern end of the garden that flew
from the bittersweet covered trees to the lone fruit left on the pear
tree.
Becky SuomalaConcord, NH

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Date: 11/10/18 10:28 am
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nashville Warbler, Chipping Sparrows in Penacook




Greetings all,

I did the Penacook Survey Route this morning to avoid the high winds forecast for tomorrow. I did get rained/drizzled on, but ended up with 32 species - probably a little on the low side (e.g., missed Mallard and Red-bellied Woodpecker). That said, a Nashville Warbler in a brushy area behind The Vinyards condos was a nice surprise - possibly my latest ever in NH. On the home stretch, there was a Chipping Sparrow (getting late for Concord) along River Road with a small mixed sparrow flock, and a second one with a large flock of 50 juncos when I was back on the island. Perhaps 5 minutes previously, I'd encountered a flock of 65 juncos, giving me a survey total of 197. Siskins are on the increase and they've finally found my feeders, but Purple Finch was another miss.

Good Birding,
Pm Hunt
Penacook


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Date: 11/10/18 10:21 am
From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Northwood Ruddys and some coast highlights

A "day at the beach" on Friday with Miki Foley and Isabel Brintnall. A few highlights:


Ruddy Duck- three female-type birds on Northwood Lake at the gravel boat ramp on Lakeshore Drive (just off Route 4). This area is typically mudflats by November but not this wet year.



Coast- the usual assortment of early November water birds such as Red-throated Loons, Red-knecked Grebes, Gannets, all three scoters, one Goldeneye, lots of Long-tailed Ducks, and Buffleheads.



Shorebirds- one White-rumped Sandpiper at Rye Harbor.
Semipalmated Plover- one at Hampton State Park.

Black-bellied Plovers, Sanderlings (a few), Dunlin (about 70) and a few Purple Sandpipers.



Alcids- zero. But the ocean was choppy.

Gulls- no Glaucous at Seabrook yet.


Snow Buntings- 35 or more at Hampton State Park.

Lapland Longspur- one with the buntings.



Robert A. Quinn
Merlin Wildlife Tours


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Date: 11/10/18 5:00 am
From: Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Crow Patrol November 8 & 9 Lawrence MA
First, do you know we (actually Craig Gibson) created a blog?



Go to: www.wintercrowroost.com <http://www.wintercrowroost.com>

You will find lots to enjoy.



Also, if you have not read my article on winter crow roosts and the Lawrence
crow roost that appeared in the February 2018 Bird Observer, let me know. It
will be up on the blog soon.



The crows are still coming in along the Merrimack. On Thursday night we
counted 3000+ crows coming in from the west along the Merrimack River. Last
night, Friday, we had 7000+ coming in from the east along the Merrimack
River. There were many that came in from the south that we did not count
either night AND there were Fish Crows that congregate in one place. They
are likely to not be the same birds but we need simultaneous counters. That
is a significant increase and seems to be showing the arrival of migrants
from the north. It is so exciting, you just never know what to expect.



Where we count them from to the east and west is not visible from our main
observation spot these days on So Canal St. (TO THE WEST OF THE NEW BALANCE
FACTORY OFF OF MERRIMACK ST.).



We will be out tonight at about 3:15 and tomorrow night which both promise
to be sunny at sunset. All are welcome. Just let me know if you are coming.
Came and enjoy the phenomena and Bob can turn you into a counter!!!!! If you
wish.



All the best,

Dana

Dana Duxbury-Fox

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North Andover, MA



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Date: 11/9/18 5:49 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (09 Nov 2018) 21 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 09, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 14 95
Osprey 0 0 181
Bald Eagle 0 6 167
Northern Harrier 2 4 64
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 13 668
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 122
Northern Goshawk 1 1 11
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 17 100
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 6 80 200
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 2 18
American Kestrel 1 2 171
Merlin 0 0 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 1 17
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 4 63

Total: 21 148 8750
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Chad Witko

Observers: Hillary Siener, Katrina Fenton, Levi Burford

Visitors:
Twenty visitors made their way to the platform today, most of which were
hikers of one brand or another.


Weather:
Light NE winds under a mostly cloudy (mackerel) sky to start the count
eventually turned to a moderate ENE breeze in the afternoon under full
overcast conditions. Mount Washington was in full view for most of the day,
at times appearing illuminated from within as the sole patch of sun across
the horizon beamed upon its snowy summit. Temperatures ranged from -1C to
6C, just cold enough that when any light precipitation fell from the sky
ahead of this evening’s rain it fell in the form of sleet or flurries.
Cold, gray, and dark, it was a quintessential late fall day ahead of the
winter to come.

Raptor Observations:
Seven species of raptors were confirmed on the day. Highlights included
Northern Harrier (2), a full sweep of the accipiters, all of which have had
lower than average numbers so far this season, and an American Kestrel,
which appears to be the latest record for this species (outside of
yesterday's) by far (looks to be no previous November records!?).

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor avian highlights included a phenomenal showing of northern
passerines, including BOREAL CHICKADEE (1), Pine Grosbeak (2), Red
Crossbill (1), Pine Siskin (11), and Snow Bunting (1-summit parking lot).
The Boreal Chickadee is only the third confirmed sighting of this species
at this site with previous detections on October 28, 2005 and October 23,
2008. Waterbirds were also nicely represented with Canada Goose (54),
Herring Gull (1), and Great Black-backed Gull (1) of note. Full details for
the rarities can be found here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49813535

Predictions:
Rain overnight will mostly dwindle to overcast conditions by daybreak
before turning sunny for the afternoon. This will largely be facilitated by
strong W winds. Temperatures will likely remain just above freezing for the
day atop the summit, although strong gusty winds could add a significant
windchill. Once again, after the passage of this front, strong W winds and
cold temperatures should usher another flight of raptors past the platform.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 11/9/18 5:31 pm
From: Chad Witko <chadjwitko...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Boreal Chickadee and Pine Grosbeaks- Pack Monadnock
Greetings,

In addition to the Boreal Chickadee which was observed twice today between
11:45 AM and 12:10 PM, two Pine Grosbeaks made an unexpected appearance at
the raptor observation platform just after 1 PM.

It appears as if this is the third observation of BOCH at Pack Monadnock in
the last 13 years. The first came on October 28, 2005 and the last one was
October 23, 2008.

Full details for these sightings (and others), including some photos, can
be seen here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49813535
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Date: 11/9/18 1:32 pm
From: Lori Charron <lpcharron...>
Subject: [NHBirds] pine siskins
The juncos have been replaced by pine siskins in Errol!

Sent from my iPad

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Date: 11/9/18 1:14 pm
From: Catherine Fisher <catherineckx...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pine siskin, Lee
On Allen's Ave. one pine siskin feeding among a good-sized flock of
goldfinch; many juncos, almost all male; four white-throated sparrows; two
red-breasted nuthatch' plus the usual complement of chickadees; w.b.
nuthatch; titmice; bluejays; house finch; cardinals; and hairy, downy and
red-bellied woodpeckers.

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Date: 11/9/18 9:16 am
From: Chad Witko <chadjwitko...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Boreal Chickadee at Pack Monadnock
Boreal Chickadee resurfaced 10 mins ago allowing for some photos (poor),
video, and sound recordings. Out of sight at the moment.

On Fri, Nov 9, 2018 at 11:55 AM Chad Witko <chadjwitko...> wrote:

> Greetings, Hillary Siener and I just heard and saw a Boreal Chickadee at
> the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory platform.
>
> The bird was first heard and we discussed its possibility before we played
> a recording and the bird came in to investigate. I did not have my camera
> today, although if I did I might have missed its ID. I tried recording its
> vocalizing and may have it distant, but will need to check later.
>
> The bird was WELL seen, albeit briefly by two observers. It was last seen
> flying west past and behind the platform.
>
> A full report to come later today on eBird.
>
> Chad Witko
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> me aware of the world in which we live."
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>
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Date: 11/9/18 8:55 am
From: Chad Witko <chadjwitko...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Boreal Chickadee at Pack Monadnock
Greetings, Hillary Siener and I just heard and saw a Boreal Chickadee at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory platform.

The bird was first heard and we discussed its possibility before we played
a recording and the bird came in to investigate. I did not have my camera
today, although if I did I might have missed its ID. I tried recording its
vocalizing and may have it distant, but will need to check later.

The bird was WELL seen, albeit briefly by two observers. It was last seen
flying west past and behind the platform.

A full report to come later today on eBird.

Chad Witko
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Date: 11/9/18 8:39 am
From: steph ttlc <steph...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Siskins in Concord
A small flock of Pine Siskins (15) stopped briefly in my Hawthorn tree this
morning. The most I've ever seen in my city yard and the first in several
years.



S. Parkinson

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Date: 11/9/18 8:08 am
From: Ken Klapper <kklapper...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sandwich winter finches/sparrows/BOWAs
This morning a few Evening Grosbeaks, a White-winged Crossbill, and a
handful of Pine Siskins flew over my yard, calling (separately, not in one
group). The sparrow flock from yesterday (which included an adult
White-crowned in addition to the regulars) seems to have moved on.

On Wednesday (11/7) a few small flocks (5, 8) of Bohemian Waxwings and a
single Common Redpoll flew by the yard. There was also a decent showing of
raptors that day, which included two Goshawks, at least five Bald Eagles
(being very conservative in my #'s), and several Red-tails and Sharpies.

Yesterday (11/8) the Sandwich Fairgrounds held one American Tree Sparrow
(and not much else!)

Ken Klapper
Sandwich, NH

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Date: 11/8/18 6:39 pm
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Massachusetts - same bird?
A follow-up to the Scissor-tailed Flycatcher that Zeke Cornell saw
briefly at Hampton Beach State Park this morning:

Marjorie Waton reported finding a Scissor-tailed Flycatcher at
Salisbury State Park in Massachusetts about 3:20 this
afternoon. Given the close correlation in both time and location, it
seems reasonable to think that this is the same bird. For those who
have time to look for it tomorrow (sadly, I don't), the second
sighting should give an idea for where to start.

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH

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Date: 11/8/18 5:27 pm
From: Wayne Scott <wsscott...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lincoln's Sparrow at Bedell Bridge this afternoon
I came across a small mixed flock of sparrows along the path to the
platform overlook by the small pond on the right that included 2 song
sparrows, 5 white-throats, 1 (red) fox sparrow, 1 American tree sparrow,
and surprisingly, a late Lincoln's sparrow that sat up for me at close
range for about 30 seconds.

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Date: 11/8/18 2:52 pm
From: Chad Witko <chadjwitko...>
Subject: [NHBirds] American Woodcock- Peterborough
Greetings,

Right at 5 PM as I was getting into my car in Peterborough, I had a single
American Woodcock fly directly over me against the very dimly lit sky. It
was a very unexpected and pleasant surprise.

Cheers,
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Date: 11/8/18 2:15 pm
From: birdrecords <birdrecords...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Raptor Migration Program
http://www.nhaudubon.org/calendar/raptor-migration-monitoring-what-is-it-and-what-are-we-learning/

Raptor Migration Monitoring: What Is It and What Are We Learning? <http://www.nhaudubon.org/calendar/raptor-migration-monitoring-what-is-it-and-what-are-we-learning/>
November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
NH Audubon McLane Center, 84 Silk Farm Rd.
Concord, NH 03301 United States + Google Map<https://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=84+Silk+Farm+Rd.+Concord+NH+03301+United+States>

Learn about raptor migration monitoring and how and why hawks are counted during fall migration season. Julie Brown will illustrate and discuss migration as a whole and her work as Monitoring Site Coordinator for the Raptor Population Index (RPI) with Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA). She will discuss what NH has contributed to the RPI and the current status of raptor species. Julie Brown is the Monitoring Site Coordinator for the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA)...
Find out more ><http://www.nhaudubon.org/calendar/raptor-migration-monitoring-what-is-it-and-what-are-we-learning/>


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Date: 11/8/18 2:00 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (08 Nov 2018) 25 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 08, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 14 95
Osprey 0 0 181
Bald Eagle 3 6 167
Northern Harrier 2 2 62
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 10 665
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 121
Northern Goshawk 0 0 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 11 94
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 11 74 194
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 1 2 18
American Kestrel 1 1 170
Merlin 0 0 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 1 1 17
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 3 62

Total: 25 127 8729
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Chad Witko

Observers: Hillary Siener, Miki Foley

Visitors:
Visitors to the platform seemed a bit sparse today, likely due to the
colder temperatures and the blustery winds. In total, 21.


Weather:
Today saw partly sunny skies with increasing cloud cover along with gusty
WNW winds that waxed and waned throughout the day. Ambient temperatures
were above freezing for the duration of the count, ranging from 4-8C,
although any associated windchill made us forget about this fact. Late
afternoon haze limited visibility over the farthest points of interest.

Raptor Observations:
The morning flight of raptors was a nice start to the day and held
relatively steady for the duration of the count. With 7 species observed on
the day there was a nice diversity to be had. Outside of a late male
American Kestrel, eagles continue to be the star of the show. On the day 3
Bald Eagles (1 adult and 2 immatures) and 1 Golden Eagle (immature)
continue to represent ever-increasing numbers of these large raptors this
season. As stated yesterday, with each eagle that is spotted this year, of
either species, a new all-time season record is being established for this
site. In the last twenty minutes of the day a local Bald Eagle was observed
directly over the site, gaining altitude and flying north, hoping to be
counted on another day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor avian highlights included: Canada Goose (6), Common Raven (25-
non-migratory), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1), Pine Siskin (3), and Fox Sparrow
(1). Mammalian highlights: Southern Red-backed Vole (1), Short-tailed
Weasel (1), and Porcupine (1). Dogs with porcupine quills in their muzzle
(0- it was a good day).

Predictions:
Clear conditions and near-freezing temperatures overnight will persist into
the first part of the count tomorrow. However, clouds will be quickly
moving in ahead of the front during mid-morning and by late afternoon rain
will infiltrate the region. While the rain itself is unlikely to have an
impact on the count, thickening clouds ahead of the precipitation could
limit visibility and shut down the day. Regardless of clouds or rain, winds
with a distinct easterly component (NE to ESE) will dominate the day and
likely limit good conditions for migrating.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 11/8/18 11:21 am
From: 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] N. Haverhill Red-winged Blackbirds Thursday a.m.
A very large flock of red-wingeds was observed 10:30 a.m. today at Bedell Bridge State Historic Site. Roughly 410 +/- individuals were observed over the course of ten minutes. The count is likely accurate, because the birds flew over at intervals in groups of 15s, 20s and 25s making the count much easier than trying to tally them during an en masse flyover.
Blake Allison
Lyme, NH 03768-3400



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Date: 11/8/18 9:48 am
From: Anne Ryc <annehadshi...>
Subject: [NHBirds] GBH at Horseshoepond Concord
Not a rarity but always fun to see, a great blue heron was clearly visible
in the Western part of the pond, left of the walkway around 8 am this
morning

Anne H.

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Date: 11/8/18 8:40 am
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Scissor-tailed Flyatcher at Hampton Beach SP
Found by Zeke Cornell.  Currently working the low fence between the
parking area and the RV area.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 11/7/18 4:13 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (07 Nov 2018) 18 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 07, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 3 14 95
Osprey 0 0 181
Bald Eagle 2 3 164
Northern Harrier 0 0 60
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 6 661
Cooper's Hawk 2 3 121
Northern Goshawk 0 0 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 9 92
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 8 63 183
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 17
American Kestrel 0 0 169
Merlin 0 0 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 0 16
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 3 62

Total: 18 102 8704
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Chad Witko

Observers: Hillary Siener, Karen Kambol, Mark Timmerman, Peter Kambol,
Phil Brown

Visitors:
With a break in the weather the mountain saw a lot of foot traffic today
with 30 visitors making their way to the platform (including 2 gents from
Italy) to check in on the observers and to ask how the season was wrapping
up.


Weather:
Clear skies paired with low cloud cover and warm WSW winds (albeit very
gusty at times), produced a very pleasant day atop the observation
platform. Temperatures ranged from 10-14C and were a welcomed way to end
the first week of November.

Raptor Observations:
While only 18 raptors were observed on the day, today was one for the
record books. With the passage of two immature Bald Eagles past the
platform, the all-time single season high for this species was tied at 163
birds (10:08 AM) and later surpassed at 164 birds (3:30 PM). With two weeks
left in the season, we are now in a unique position where every eagle that
is seen from here on out, whether they be of the Bald or Golden variety,
sets the new all-time season max count for that respective species! The
previous season high of 163 for Bald Eagles was set in 2017.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor avian highlights included: Hairy Woodpecker (1), Ruby-crowned
Kinglet (1), and Pine Siskin (3).

Predictions:
For any observers considering to make the trip, tomorrow is shaping up to
be a good day on the platform. With sunny skies, moderately warm
temperatures (albeit cooler than today due to clear conditions overnight),
and a lighter wind than today, it should feel quite nice with appropriate
clothing. More importantly, raptors should be on the move! With the clear
and cool conditions overnight and WNW winds and sunny skies during the day,
it will be the best conditions for migrating raptors since last Sunday.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 11/7/18 1:34 pm
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black-throated Green Warbler in Concord




Three days after the Concord November Challenge, Unity Dienes and I found a Black-throated Green Warbler foraging in the woods behind the Unitarian Church on Pleasant Street in Concord. We were just sitting there minding our own business when she saw the bird flitting about on the ground among the trees. She pulled her bins from her purse and exclaimed "I think it's some kind of warbler!" I took a look, confirmed the ID and then the bird went behind a tree. When we walked closer to try finding it there was no sign.

And thus the amazing fall of 2018 continues.

Pam Hunt
Penacook, NH


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Date: 11/7/18 11:49 am
From: 'Molly Jacobson' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] American Coot, Horseshoe Pond Merrimack
First visit to Horseshoe Pond in over two months and I was greeted by a surprise - my first American coot for New Hampshire! It was right in the little bit of pond tucked in between the road and the left side of the boat ramp, feet from a great blue heron. My closest look at one, for sure. This was about noon, and by the time I left around 45 minutes later, I didn't see it. Also had a hermit thrush poking around in the leaf litter by the road.
-Molly JacobsonMerrimack

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Date: 11/6/18 5:43 pm
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Red Crossbill - Sunapee
An unexpected but welcome surprise while working on the shore of Lake Sunapee today. A single RED CROSSBILL flew over Fernwood Point just after arriving at my first job in the morning. Really unexpected despite last years invasion. The cone crops have been inconsistent among hemlock and white pines, some robust, others dreary. Red pines and tamaracks are especially lackluster this season. I’ll be curious to see how the season pans out considering the numbers of Redpolls and Evening Grosbeaks starting to make a decent presence.

-Dylan Jackson
Goshen

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Date: 11/6/18 3:51 pm
From: JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...>
Subject: [NHBirds] leucistic black scoter 11/5
After trying to relocate the hooded Warbler yesterday, Holly Bauer and I cam across a huge raft of (mostly) black scoters (a few bufflehead, surf scoter and white winged thrown in for good measure). Likely over 500 birds.
But the highlight was the white hooded bird, with a yellow bill (like a black scoter male) The photo isn’t great but shows the bird (amid the waves). Not a particularly nice day for birding but fun just the same.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49704863 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49704863>

bird in question is in second photo on left side.


Jeanne-Marie Maher
Nashua, NH

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Date: 11/6/18 1:36 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (06 Nov 2018) Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 06, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 11 92
Osprey 0 0 181
Bald Eagle 0 1 162
Northern Harrier 0 0 60
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 659
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 119
Northern Goshawk 0 0 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 8 91
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 0 55 175
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 17
American Kestrel 0 0 169
Merlin 0 0 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 0 16
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 3 62

Total: 0 84 8686
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
More fog, low clouds, and rain prevented today's count from taking place.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Seasonable temperatures, sunny skies, and WSW winds should make for a
tolerable time at the platform tomorrow. The winds look to be fairly brisk,
so it may be a bit colder than in the valley. Expect raptors to be on the
move after today's rainout, although wind direction could moderate the size
of the flight just a bit.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 11/6/18 8:28 am
From: Alfred Maley <alfredmaley...>
Subject: [NHBirds] A Golden Eagle Perspective
The reports this Fall from Pack Monadnock have included an impressive
number of Golden Eagles, with a max of 6 on a single day. But geography is
everything when it comes to raptor migration - you have to be south of a
large nesting ground to see a lot of these birds. One such site was
discovered in New York State, long after I had left the area - Franklin
Mountain, near Oneonta, NY.

On October 25 of this year, 160 raptors were counted on the mountain on a
day with very light NW winds. Not impressive until you learn that four out
of every five raptors was a Golden Eagle - 128 of them in all. There have
been 259 recorded as of Nov 4, and the season is still going strong.

After Franklin Mountain was discovered as an important Golden Eagle watch
point, it became clear that it should be. All of Quebec and eastern Ontario
are to the north, and the swath of land between the eastern end of Lake
Ontario and the barrier of the Adirondack Mountains forms a thruway south
past Franklin Mt. to the Kittatinny Ridge in PA, which then provides an
aerial lift all the way south to Georgia.

Keep an eye to the sky.

Al Maley
Hampstead, NH

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Date: 11/6/18 7:27 am
From: Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Moore Fields, Durham
Birders,

Yesterday there was a grey ghost harrying the rodents at Moore Fields, as well as the biggest Cooper's Hawk I've ever seen (if it hadn't been perched on a telephone pole and cruising the corn fields I would have thought it was a goshawk).


This morning there were about 20 snow buntings mixed in with about 50 horned larks and a few pipits. There was also a season-high amount of mud.


Kurk Dorsey

Durham

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Date: 11/6/18 7:10 am
From: steph ttlc <steph...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Capital Chpt. FT: MAINE COAST (11/17)
Field Trip: Maine Coast

Date: Saturday, November 17, 6:30 AM-noon

We'll venture out of the Concord area for this field trip to the Maine
Coast, starting at Perkins Cove in Ogunquit. We'll walk the Marginal Way,
and then make our way down the Maine Coast, looking for sea ducks and late
land birds. We usually see Harlequin Ducks on this trip! Meet at 6:30 AM
at the NH Audubon McLane Center in Concord for carpooling or at Perkins Cove
in Ogunquit, Maine at 8:00 AM. Contact Jane Hills at
<mailto:<jhbird...> <jhbird...> with questions.



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Date: 11/5/18 5:23 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, November 5, 2018
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, November 5th,
2018.



An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was seen at the south end of Odiorne Point State
Park in Rye on November 4th and 5th.



A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was seen at the Birch Street gardens in Concord on
October 31st.



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



A CATTLE EGRET was seen at Great Bay Farm in Greenland on November 2nd, 1
was seen at Runnymede Farm in North Hampton on the 3rd, and 1 was seen at
Horseshoe Pond in Concord on the 3rd.



A REDHEAD continues to be seen on Eel Pond in Rye and was last reported on
November 4th. An AMERICAN COOT was also seen here on the 3rd.



A SNOW GOOSE was seen at Runnymede Farm in North Hampton on November 3rd.
and 26 BRANT were seen migrating along the coast on November 4th.



A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen from Rye Harbor State Park on November 3rd.



A GLAUCOUS GULL and an ICELAND GULL were reported from Rye Harbor on
November 3rd. A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen on the coast in Rye on
November 3rd, and a LAUGHING GULL was seen on the coast on November 5th.



A RAZORBILL was seen on the coast on November 3rd and 4th.



6 migrating GOLDEN EAGLES were seen from Pack Monadnock in Peterborough, and
1 was seen migrating over Newmarket, all on October 30th. Another GOLDEN
EAGLE was seen from Pack Monadnock on November 4th.



A NORTHERN SHRIKE was reported near the airport in Keene on November 3rd.



An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen in cornfields adjacent to Horseshoe Pond
in Concord on October 31st, 1 was seen at Hampton Beach State Park on
November 3rd, and 2 were reported from Rye Harbor State Park on October
31st.



12 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen at Moore Fields on Route 155A in Durham on
November 3rd, 2 were seen at Hoit Road Marsh in Concord on the 4th, and 1
was seen in Penacook on the 4th.



2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS and a GREATER YELLOWLEGS were seen in Charlestown,
and a GREATER YELLOWLEGS was seen in Concord, all on November 3rd. 8
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were seen at Rye Harbor on November 3rd.



A flock of 24 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen near the Keene Dillant-Hopkins
Airport, and 2 were seen in Sandwich, all on November 1st.



2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS and 200 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen at Hampton Beach State
Park, and 100 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen at Rye Harbor State Park, all on
November 4th.



31 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at Cherry Pond in Jefferson on October 31st.



A female HOODED WARBLER was seen at the Little River Salt Marsh in North
Hampton on November 4th.



Lingering migrant warbler species reported during the past week included:
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, CAPE MAY
WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, NORTHERN PARULA, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER,
and PALM WARBLER.



3 GREAT EGRETS were seen on the coast on November 3rd, and 1 was seen on the
4th.

A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen on the coast on November 5th.



An OSPREY was seen on the coast on November 4th.



A BLUE-HEADED VIREO was seen in Conway on October 31st.



A CHIMNEY SWIFT was seen in Rye on November 4th. A TREE SWALLOW was seen at
Eel Pond in Rye on October 31st, and 1 was seen on the coast on November
4th.



A SCARLET TANAGER was seen in Rochester on October 31st.



Other late-migrant species of note during the past week included:
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, GRAY CATBIRD, HERMIT THRUSH, RED-EYED VIREO,
EASTERN PHOEBE, HOUSE WREN, MARSH WREN, and LINCOLN’S SPARROW.



A CANADA JAY was seen at Mud Pond in Jefferson on November 2nd.



EVENING GROSBEAKS and PINE SISKINS were reported from scattered locations
during the past week.



A GREAT CORMORANT was seen in Herrick’s Cove on the Connecticut River on
November 2nd, and a LONG-TAILED DUCK and 2 BLACK SCOTERS were seen at the
Kilowatt station on the Connecticut River on November 1st.



56 HOODED MERGANSERS were seen at the Basin in Chatham on October 30th.



RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough. Pack
Monadnock has tallied over 8,600 raptors since September 1st. The majority
of the raptors that have been seen so far this season were BROAD-WINGED
HAWKS, but over 160 BALD EAGLES have also been seen.



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: 11/5/18 12:48 pm
From: Brian Reilly <reillybj...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pine Siskins in Keene
Flock of 50 - 60 Pine Siskins visiting my feeder here in Keene today. A few American Goldfinch mixed in but they have been here daily for some time now. Also my first American Tree Sparrow of the season. I stuck my hand out the window with sunflower hearts in my palm and the Siskins were on my hand in less than 5 seconds.

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Date: 11/5/18 12:41 pm
From: 'John Keator' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Evening Grosbeaks
Observed approximately 20 Evening Grosbeaks descend on our feeders today. They only stayed a few minutes before something spooked them. A new yard bird for us. I only had our feeders out for 3 days.

Earlier in the day a red fox was stalking the feeders.

Sent from my iPhone

John Keator
Glen, NH

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Date: 11/5/18 10:17 am
From: Steve Hale <srhale20...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Barrington Pine Siskins numbers climbing
Over the last 5 days, the numbers of Pine Siskin at my feeder in Barrington
typically ranged between 1 and 5. Today that changed ... as there are 20
plus Pine Siskin battling for feeder space with an approximately similar
number of American Goldfinch.

Steve Hale
Open World Explorers

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Date: 11/5/18 10:11 am
From: Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cheshire county sparrows
Monday I saw my first of the season fox sparrows. One in Richmond and two
in Hinsdale.

On Sunday I saw some chipping sparrows are still lingering around the KSC
campus in Keene.

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Date: 11/5/18 9:55 am
From: Sylvia Hartmann <s42yth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Siskins and r-b nuthatch
Have had siskins at the feeders for a week, but red breasted nuthatch just arrived. Woohoo! Sylvia hartmann. Manchester, nh

✨🌟🌙⭐️💫

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Date: 11/5/18 8:02 am
From: Greg Tillman <gregtillman...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Grackles 5000+ Epping
Yesterday from 3.45 til 4.30 or so, I watched grackles stream south and slightly east from Two Rivers consv area in Epping, near flag hill winery. They were headed in the general direction of Brentwood mitigation, but not sure where they finally went to roost. I ebirded it as 5000, but 15000 would not surprise me.

The ash throated flycatcher was great, but volume has its own impressiveness.

-Greg

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Date: 11/5/18 6:35 am
From: 'Geoff Niswander' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Crow Patrol Sunday November 5
Yesterday at exactly 4:37pm, I drove through Manchester, NH, heading North on 293, going by the old mill yard. All around the Amoskeag Bridge exit there were crows in the trees, Clearly 100s of them and maybe more. There is still enough foliage on the trees so that I think I was unable too see in to the tree tops well. A flock of at least 150 was airborne and passed directly over the car as I drove. It was getting pretty dark.

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Date: 11/5/18 5:49 am
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord November Challenge yields 86 species
Greetings all,

We can't compete with the impressive finds on the coast this weekend, but
here in landlocked Concord a total of 20 observers managed to scrape up a
quite respectable 87 species over the weekend. The weather turned out pretty
good overall, with torrential rains only for a short period (but exactly
when I was walking out from an unsuccessful Cattle Egret search on Saturday
- and without a raincoat) and the strongest winds restricted to the
overnight period.

Here's the full list, with annotations where appropriate:

Canada Goose
Wood Duck
Mallard
American Black Duck
Green-winged Teal - Hoit Marsh, 7th CNC record
Ring-necked Duck - Hoit Marsh
Bufflehead - Hothole Pond
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Wild Turkey
Pied-billed Grebe - Turtle Pond
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Killdeer - Morrill's Farm (amazingly, the only place they were found over
the weekend!), 7th CNC record
Greater Yellowlegs -Birch Street gardens, 4th CNC record
Pectoral Sandpiper - Morrill's Farm, 4th CNC record
Common Snipe - Birch Street Gardens, 6th CNC record
American Woodcock- Birch Street Gardens, 7th CNC record, and wrapping up a
sweep of all shorebird species ever recorded during this event
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull - Horseshoe Pond
Common Loon
Great Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant - NHTI/horseshoe Pond,
Great Blue Heron
Cattle Egret - Horseshoe Pond, first CNC record
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier - Horseshoe Pond
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Merlin - Morrill's Farm, chasing larks
Peregrine Falcon
Eastern Phoebe - at least three, 4th CNC record
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Winter Wren - Turtle Pond
Carolina Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet - strangely scarce: only 5 and all in Penacook
Ruby-crowned Kinglet - these guys actually outnumbered Golden-crowns over
the weekend, with at least 8!
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird - West Locke Road, 7th record for CNC
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow
American Pipit - Morrill's Farm
Evening Grosbeak - flyover at Morrill's on Sunday, 4th CNC record
Purple Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin - scattered about on Sunday
American Goldfinch
Lapland Longspur- 1 along Clinton Street, 7th record for CNC
Snow Bunting - 1 at Morrill's Farm
American Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow- Birch Street Gardens, 5th record for CNC
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird - - Birch Street Gardens area (with other blackbirds),
7th CNC record
Rusty Blackbird
Common Grackle
Common Yellowthroat - West Lock Road, 2nd record for CNC
Palm Warbler - 3 in Penacook, 7th record for CNC
Yellow-rumped Warbler - still unseasonably numerous, I had 34 at Morrill's
on Saturday
Northern Cardinal

Good Birding,
Pam Hunt, Penacook

"The most dangerous worldview is the worldview of those who have not viewed
the world."
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Date: 11/5/18 5:46 am
From: Jane Hills <jhbird...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black-throated Green Warbler and Pine Siskins
While outside raking leaves this morning, I found a Black-throated Green
Warbler flitting around in a bush right in front of me at eye level! Also a
small flock of Pine Siskins around the neighborhood for the past two days.



Jane



Jane Hills

Manchester, NH

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environmentalist realizes that nature has its pleasures and deserves
respect. A planetist puts the earth ahead of the earthlings." --William
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Date: 11/5/18 5:12 am
From: Steve Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Ash-throated Flycatcher continues at Odiorne
Leo Mckillop reports the subject bird is being seen again near pull off
south of Odiorne along edge of Chat cove.


Steve Mirick
Bradford MA


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Date: 11/5/18 4:05 am
From: Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Crow Patorl Sunday November 5
Last night Bob and I were on Crow Patrol. We started out in the New Balance
Parking lot off of So. Union St. and had a couple of thousand crows coming
in from the east following the south side of the river and going over New
Balance around 4 pm- not over the bridge. It was a sunny late afternoon and
an hour before sunset was 3:33 last night as we were back on standard time.

When Karen Towle and her daughter, Margaret, from Wakefield arrived after 4
pm , we joined them on South Canal St. off of Merrimack St. This is a
horrid, holey dirt road - just drive slowly and have high clearance but it
gets you off the main street and gives you a good view through the truck
depot.

Last night was the best night of the fall so far. There were thousands of
crows - they were all milling around on every roof top, in the truck parking
lot, on the trees along the river - coming and going, more from the south
and west than we had seen before, Fish Crows along the telephone wires along
So. Canal St. so obvious now with their shorter legs, posture parallel to
the ground, and nasal call (unlike the American Crows who have much longer
legs, pantaloons, and up right posture and when side by side you can see a
size difference). They were very noisy and moving from every direction.

Finally, a half hour after sunset, they began moving to the trees along the
river, some still in the parking lot, and in the dwindling light we could
see the last ones moving one by one off the roofs and the wires into the
roost.

Hard to be sure how many as we did not see where the 2000+ from the east
landed and because they kept milling around, and were not all visible once
they settled on a roof but over 5000 to be sure.

Very impressive last night.

Wish you were there to see the spectacle.

Dana

Dana Duxbury-Fox

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North Andover, MA



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Date: 11/4/18 6:32 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (04 Nov 2018) 81 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 04, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 11 11 92
Osprey 0 0 181
Bald Eagle 1 1 162
Northern Harrier 0 0 60
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 4 659
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 119
Northern Goshawk 0 0 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 8 8 91
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 52 55 175
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 1 1 17
American Kestrel 0 0 169
Merlin 0 0 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 0 16
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 3 3 62

Total: 81 84 8686
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Jeanne-Marie Maher, Kevin Murphy, Levi Burford, Meade Cadot,
Michael Pahl, Miki Foley, Richard Sirull

Visitors:
People responded to the dry weather and sunshine with the same enthusiasm
as the hawks. Some 92 visitors came by the count site today.


Weather:
The west-northwest gale following yesterday's storm left a carpet of leaves
and twigs up the auto road, the chalk board on the ground, and hours of
gusts that gradually blew to calm by the day's end. Sunshine and blue
blended with milky white in the expanse over the mountain. The temperature
rose from a breath above freezing to the mid 40s.

Raptor Observations:
Red-taileds kited in the morning wind, looking for a warm breakfast before
hitting the road. A Northern Goshawk slipped up the ridge towards North
Pack, heading upstream against the flow of southbound buteos. Two eagles
sank below the ring of the earth for several minutes before chasing each
other back into view, the sub-adult golden testing the younger Bald Eagle's
maneuvering skills.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor migrants:
Canada Goose- 6
duck sp.- 3
Common Loon- 1
Herring Gull- 6
Ring-billed Gull- 1
American Crow- 69
Pine Siskin- 8
American Goldfinch- 1

Predictions:
A warm front will be moving into the region, bringing more clouds and rain.
Ahead of it, there will be light east wind and temps in the 40s at the hawk
watch. Hopefully the wet will hold off and clouds stay high enough for at
least part of the day to be countable!
========================================================================
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: 11/4/18 6:01 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Coastal Challenge - 97+ species
A lot of birders along the coast this weekend.  Finding some pretty cool
birds!!  I'm guessing at least 96 species recorded along the coast (Rt.
1A corridor from Seabrook to New Castle) this weekend. Jane and I had 88
species for the weekend and I heard about at least 9 others.  I'm sure I
missed some seen by others, but this was not a formal effort.

Jane and I - 88 Species
------------------------------
Snow Goose
Brant
Canada Goose
Mallard
American Black Duck
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
CHIMNEY SWIFT
American Coot
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Sanderling
Dunlin
White-rumped Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
RAZORBILL
Black Guillemot
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
GREAT EGRET
CATTLE EGRET
Turkey Vulture
OSPREY
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Merlin
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Lapland Longspur
Snow Bunting
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
NASHVILLE WARLBER
HOODED WARBLER
CAPE MAY WARBLER
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal
DICKCISSEL
House Sparrow

Species seen by others -
----------------------------------
Common Redpoll - B. Griffith & R. Prieto
Greater Scaup - J. Lambert
PARASITIC JAEGER - J. Lambert
CAVE SWALLOW - T. Graham
NORTHERN PARULA - J. Lambert et al
Ruddy Turnstone - J. Lambert
Eastern Phoebe - B. Griffith et al

I also heard about a Winter Wren and a Pine Warbler from a birder
(didn't get name) at Urban Forestry Center

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Date: 11/4/18 4:55 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] BBC Field Trip on NH Coast (ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER, HOODED WARBLER, Chimney Swift, Nashville, Dickcissel, RED BAT DRAMA, etc.)
Jane and I led our annual Brookline Bird Club field trip along the NH
seacoast.

https://www.brooklinebirdclub.org/

An AMAZING day!  Lots of great birds.  As sometimes happens at this time
of year, a lot of birds have cleared out, but fortunately, a few
rarities have dropped in!!  Northwest winds led to a nice southbound
flight of hawks and very late swallows (but no cave! :-() and a swift! 
And the wind died down in the afternoon to make a nice pleasant day.  We
worked from Hampton Beach State Park north to Odiorne Point State Park
and stopped at several spots in between.

75 Species
---------------
BRANT  26     Two migrating flocks. An amazing flock of 17 birds flying
HIGH and COMING FROM OVER LAND at Bicentennial Park in Hampton.  Another
more typical flock of migrating birds flying south low over the ocean at
Odiorne.
Canada Goose
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck  8     Eel Pond.
Lesser Scaup  2     Two females with Ring-necked Ducks on Eel Pond.
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-necked Grebe
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)
Mourning Dove
CHIMNEY SWIFT  1     Extremely late date and easily my personal latest. 
Apparently 2nd latest record for NH (11/8/05 - D. Finch). Excellent
views of bird flying low past Bicentennial Park.  Picked out by J. Lambert.
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover  1     One at Bicentennial Park.  One heard at
Hampton Beach SP.
Killdeer  1     Not seen by me.  At Ragged Neck and flushed by dog walker.
Sanderling
Dunlin
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER  2     Two birds together lingering at Ragged Neck.
Greater Yellowlegs  1
RAZORBILL  1     Close bird at Odiorne.  Looks like a first winter.
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Red-throated Loon     Lots of Red-throated Loons.  None migrating today.
Common Loon
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron     Including 2 MIGRATING south well offshore past
Great Boar's Head.
Turkey Vulture  4     At Odiorne.
OSPREY  1     Very late bird picked out by Jane migrating over Goss Farm.
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Bald Eagle  2
Red-tailed Hawk  8     Estimate.  Probably more.  Some clearly migrating.
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Merlin  1     At least one bird AMAZINGLY SEEN HUNTING AND CAPTURING RED
BAT!!!!!!!  Sad, after we got great looks at this bat late in day near
Odiorne.
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER  1     Fantastic bird found and ID'd by Marge
Watson and Sophia Wong in Chat Cove at Odiorne Point.  Working low
toward and even crossing Rt. 1A.  Great views by all!
Blue Jay
American Crow
Horned Lark  1     Overhead at Hampton Beach SP.
TREE SWALLOW  2     Great views of adult.  Apparently two.  Jason had 10
(!!) for the day.
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1     Flying south overhead at Bicentennial Park.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush  1     Near Hooded Warbler.
American Robin
Gray Catbird  1     Good views.  Loosely with Hooded Warbler.
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Lapland Longspur  2     With Snow Buntings at Hampton Beach SP.
Snow Bunting  300     Ballpark.  200 at Hampton Beach SP.  100 at Rye
harbor SP.
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow  2     At Bicentennial Park.
White-throated Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
blackbird sp.
NASHVILLE WARBLER  1     Great views of one feeding low at Bicentennial
Park.  Found by J. Lambert.  Small, gray hood, bold eye-ring, small bill.
HOODED WARBLER  1     Female found by B. Griffith and R. Prieto.  In
thickets below overlook for Little River Salt Marsh off Rt. 111 in North
Hampton.  Seen by all in group!!!
Palm Warbler (Western)  1     Well seen bird at Goss Farm.
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal
House Sparrow

and last but not least.....

RED BAT - Great views of Red Bat flying in circles overhead as we
watched Ash-throated Flycatcher at Odiorne.  Great lighting hitting the
bat, but hard to photograph!  Then a few minutes later. Incredibly. 
Sadly.  A MERLIN appeared, spotted the bat, and repeatedly dove on it as
we all watched and screamed....to no avail.  After about 3 attempts, it
SUCCEEDED and PICKED OFF THE RED BAT in mid-air!  Wish it could have
just chased the starlings!  :-(

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 11/4/18 10:26 am
From: Steve Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Ash-throated Flycatcher at Odiorne
Found by Sophia Wong and Marge Watson in Chat Cove toward pullout south of
Odiorne.


Steve Mirick
Bradford MA


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Date: 11/4/18 9:33 am
From: Catherine Fisher <catherineckx...>
Subject: [NHBirds] White-crowned sparrow, Lee
1st year, feeding with juncos and a few white-throated sparrows. A few
members of this species used to reliably pass through the yard here on
Allen's Ave. in both spring and fall, but it's been many years since we've
seen one.

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Date: 11/4/18 8:59 am
From: Debbie <dlv...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Hurt crow
My mom lives at 9 Hullbakers Place in Penacook (off Lilac St). There appears to be a crow with a broken right wing hoping around. It was in her yard eating on the ground. I went out to see if it could fly and it just hopped off into the neighbor’s yard. I don’t know if anyone could check it out or not. I just saw it again and it hopped around the neighbor’s garage.

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Date: 11/4/18 5:01 am
From: Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Crow Parol Lawrence MA November 3rd
Last night Bob and I managed to get out on crow patrol. Thank heavens most
of the clouds had blown off from the west and we had a period of sunshine
with those still blustering winds. We first went to the Lawrence airport
and sat in from of gate 1 looking north across the runway with a long view
to the north and west. Although we were there an hour before sunset (4:35
pm), the crows were not streaming by. It wasn't until 5:10 pm that they
started to flow by - most staying low and they were much further away.

At about 5:20 we went into the city to see how many were along Merrimack St.
and how many were coming in from the west and south. We turned north to
start over the second bridge (Casey) and immediately turned into the dirt
So. Canal St. We drove as far as the end of the storage building and were
able to see crows down below in the truck storage area, some close to the
building eating Oriental Bittersweet and many beginning to get into the
trees along the river and onto building on the south side of the river.

We never went into the New Balance parking lot off of So. Union St. but
turned to go back out So. Canal and found an amazing number of birds
streaming in from the west over the river. Bob counted 5,000 birds but we
have no real idea of how many there actually were.



How frustrating - we just can't be in more than one place at a time. We do
need more observers. Are you willing and able to spend an hour and a half
in Lawrence watching crows? It is great fun and we will be your guide.

Just let me know,

Dana



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Date: 11/3/18 4:35 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (03 Nov 2018) 3 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 03, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 81
Osprey 0 0 181
Bald Eagle 0 0 161
Northern Harrier 0 0 60
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 655
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 118
Northern Goshawk 0 0 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 83
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 3 3 123
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 16
American Kestrel 0 0 169
Merlin 0 0 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 0 16
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 59

Total: 3 3 8605
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 14:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 0.75 hours

Official Counter: Chad Witko

Observers: Kat Lauer

Visitors:
One visitor made his way to the platform to ask about the migration season
and whether or not raptors would be moving in the heavy wind and rain.


Weather:
Heavy rain and low clouds precluded any type of count from happening this
morning. An apparent clearing in the weather prompted a long-distance dash
to the mountain, upon which heavy bands of rain were encountered in the
area on the way in, despite no sign on the radar. Eventually, time was
spent on the platform where a seasonable temperature (8C), was paired with
extremely gusty winds, to the point of knocking the counter and another
observer around when caught off guard. Eventually, bands of rain in the
valley approached the summit and the count was ended as the summit and the
valley nearby had showers along with extremely gusty winds which didn't
afford good viewing conditions as the sun began to sink.

Raptor Observations:
Three Red-tailed Hawks were observed moving south in a tight squadron along
the ridge. Careful eyes were kept to make sure they were not locals, but no
sign of their return along with bullet-sharp directionality showed their
true nature.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor highlights were very limited and 3 species were observed in
total: Common Raven (2), Black-capped Chickadee (2), and White-throated
Sparrow (1).

Predictions:
With sunny skies, pleasant temperatures, and only a moderate NW wind, it
should be a great day to be atop the mountain looking for late-season
raptors. It should also be a great day for raptors to move after the recent
bouts of heavy rain and gusty winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 11/3/18 3:34 pm
From: Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...>
Subject: [NHBirds] a few Durham highlights
Birders,

Moore Fields this afternoon in the wind was loaded with gulls, but the only things that annoyed eBird were the 12 Pectoral Sandpipers (at least I was happy with them) and a high count of 12 Savannah Sparrows.


Along Fogg Dr. near the Woodridge playing fields there were two lingerers--Palm Warbler and Phoebe, as well as my first Tree Sparrow for the year.


Kurk Dorsey

Durham

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Date: 11/3/18 3:30 pm
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lingering Great Egret
There was a very late Great Egret in Wallis Sands salt marsh this afternoon around 2PM.

— Jon Woolf
Manchester NH

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Date: 11/3/18 3:13 pm
From: David Lipsy <dlipsy...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Cattle Egret Concord NOT THERE around 2
I got there around 4:00 and searched from the road. 100’s of Gulls and even more Crows but no Cattle Egret.
I did see a nice female Northern Harrier.

David Lipsy
Concord, NH


> On Nov 3, 2018, at 5:31 PM, Pam Hunt <biodiva...> wrote:
>
> Unity Dienes and I went down to Horseshoe Pond in the afternoon (roughly 1:30-2:00) and saw no sign of the Cattle Egret. The gulls were still there (but not always visible, thus entailing a walk across the cornfield) but there was nothing of note with them.
>
> And then the heaviest rain of the day totally drenched us as we walked back to the car.
>
> Highlight was a Turkey Vulture.
>
> Pam Hunt
> Penacook, NH
>
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> On Sat, 03 Nov 2018 10:11:50 -0400, Becky wrote:
>
> At Horseshoe Pond - Just flew in and landed in the cornfield with a flock of gulls.
> Becky Suomala
> Zeke Cornell
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Date: 11/3/18 2:32 pm
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Cattle Egret Concord NOT THERE around 2




Unity Dienes and I went down to Horseshoe Pond in the afternoon (roughly 1:30-2:00) and saw no sign of the Cattle Egret. The gulls were still there (but not always visible, thus entailing a walk across the cornfield) but there was nothing of note with them.

And then the heaviest rain of the day totally drenched us as we walked back to the car.

Highlight was a Turkey Vulture.

Pam Hunt
Penacook, NH

&nbsp;


On Sat, 03 Nov 2018 10:11:50 -0400, Becky wrote:
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At Horseshoe Pond - Just flew in and landed in the cornfield with a flock of gulls.
Becky Suomala

Zeke Cornell


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Date: 11/3/18 1:18 pm
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Charlestown Shorebirds
After reluctantly returning home from paradise... I mean, Arizona, I decided to get back to exploring my home county. I dodged the rain and visited the Charlestown WTP briefly before being chased out by an incoming storm. Despite it being November there were still some Shorebirds around the plant:

1 Spotted Sandpiper
2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS
1 Greater Yellowlegs

Not much else to report from here except my first American Tree Sparrows in NH for the fall season and a bunch of American Pipits working the cornfields.

Yesterday, Don Clark had an immature GREAT CORMORANT in the Connecticut River from Herrick’s Cove in VT. It would be a first for me in Sullivan County, so I tried my luck at it from the NH side of the river. Unfortunately I was only able to find 3 Double-crested’s before again I was driven off by this nightmarish weather.


-Dylan Jackson
Goshen

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Date: 11/3/18 10:46 am
From: Jane Rice <moultnews...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Palm Warbler sighting
Thought I had mentioned the location of the palm warbler, bluebirds, etc. that I saw this morning, but apparently not. They were on Ossipee Mountain Road in Moultonborough.

Jane

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Date: 11/3/18 8:58 am
From: Jane Rice <moultnews...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Palm warbler and more
A better day for a walk than last Saturday, when there was snow, rain, wind, and tree fragments banging off the roof and walls. Today was still showery but almost springlike in terms of birds. Any day with 7 bluebirds, a palm warbler, two yellow rumps, a phoebe, and a song sparrow, can't be too bad, even if it is November. There were also about 75 Canada geese, 20 turkeys, 10 or so juncos, a couple of chickadees, and a flyover pileated.

Jane Rice

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Date: 11/3/18 7:12 am
From: Becky <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cattle Egret Concord
At Horseshoe Pond - Just flew in and landed in the cornfield with a flock
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Date: 11/2/18 3:08 pm
From: David Govatski <david.govatski...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Canada Jay at Mud Pond in Jefferson
Kathi and I heard and then saw a Canada Jay feeding on Cranberries at Mud Pond in the Pondicherry NWR in Jefferson on Friday afternoon. Had 12 Pine Siskins at our lone feeder this morning along with 4 Evening Grosbeaks, 8 Goldfinch and 1 White-throated Sparrow plus the more common species. I have not seen any more redpolls although I have been wearing a hard hat with ear muffs while running a chain saw on trail projects at Pondicherry the past few days. The larch is spectacular right now.

David Govatski
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Date: 11/2/18 3:06 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (02 Nov 2018) Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 02, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 81
Osprey 0 0 181
Bald Eagle 0 0 161
Northern Harrier 0 0 60
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 655
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 118
Northern Goshawk 0 0 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 83
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 120
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 16
American Kestrel 0 0 169
Merlin 0 0 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 0 16
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 59

Total: 0 0 8602
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Heavy rain, rumbles of thunder, and low clouds precluded a count today.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
More of the same although tomorrow's forecast (at this time) suggests there
may be some very late afternoon clearing on strong west winds. However,
will the clouds clear the summit even if the rain stops? It looks possible,
but not guaranteed.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 11/2/18 11:26 am
From: Steve Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cattle Egret in Greenland

Allan Smith reports a Cattle Egret is visiting his cattle at the Great Bay
farm in Greenland. Use appropriate discretion in attempting to see it.

Steve Mirick
Bradford MA


Allan Smith reports a Cattle Egret is visiting his herd at the Great Bay
farm in Greenland. Use appropriate discretion in attempting to see it.


Steve Mirick
Bradford MA



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Date: 11/2/18 10:23 am
From: mresch8702 via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Rare Bird Committee Votes to Add Common Shelduck (and 4 Others) to NH Statelist
Yesterday the NH Rare Bird Committee (NHRBC) voted on records of review species covering the four 2017 seasons - Spring 2017, Summer 2017, Fall 2017, and Winter 2017/2018.  Highlights were the addition of 5 species to the NH statelist -
   Common Shelduck - 8/13 - 9/11/17, Rye
   Yellow-nosed Albatross - 7/4/17, Seavey and Star Islands (previously on the NH hypothetical list)
   Brown Booby -   6/10-20/17, Cobbetts Pond, Windham
   Western Wood-Pewee -10/1/17, Star Island
   MacGillivray's Warbler - 9/4-11/17, Odiorne Point State Park (previously on the NH hypothetical list)
That brings the NH statelist to 418 after the addition of an amazing 10 species over just the last 2 years.
The complete report of the NHRBC's 2017 votes will be published in a future edition of New Hampshire Bird Records.

Mike ReschSecretary, NHRBC
On behalf of the other members of the NHRBC-
Hector Galbraith, ChairDavid DonskerKurk DorseyJason LambertIain MacleodJeanne-Marie MaherEric Masterson

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Date: 11/1/18 6:01 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Nov 2018) Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 01, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 81
Osprey 0 0 181
Bald Eagle 0 0 161
Northern Harrier 0 0 60
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 655
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 118
Northern Goshawk 0 0 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 83
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 120
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 16
American Kestrel 0 0 169
Merlin 0 0 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 0 16
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 59

Total: 0 0 8602
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 09:15:00
Total observation time: 1.25 hours

Official Counter: Chad Witko

Observers:

Visitors:
One visitor made it to the platform today and while his initial purpose was
to see if he could spot his house, he also spent a little time asking about
eagle migration.


Weather:
Mild temperatures (~11C) along with a very light southerly flow produced
very comfortable conditions at the platform at first count. This was until
the rather high cloud ceiling of 5000 feet slowly lowered to platform
height along with light rain and poor visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Not a one. All local and migratory raptors were grounded for the morning.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor avian highlights included the following: Golden-crowned Kinglet
(3), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2), and an Eastern Bluebird (1).

Predictions:
Rain overnight will turn to showers and possibly a thunderstorm in the
morning. Lingering showers are still possible in the afternoon. However,
the high percentage of cloud cover around these storms also spells bad news
for visibility and getting any count in for the day. Time will tell what
ultimately happens. Winds are forecasted from the SW.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 11/1/18 2:46 pm
From: Ken Klapper <kklapper...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sandwich Bohemian(s) & more
Sandwich had at least one Bohemian today as well, along Great Rock Road. I
clearly saw and heard one, which flew away from me. A few minutes later I
heard a closer call - so likely a second bird. There may have been more,
but the habitat was dense with trees and shrubs, so visibility was limited.

Over at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, an American Tree Sparrow joined the
continuing flock, which also still held had a few Chipping Sparrows (one of
those uncommon days when one could see both!). Yesterday there was a Rusty
Blackbird near the same location. At home another (or the same?) Fox
Sparrow joined my small flock.

Sandwich Bay on Squam Lake hosted four female Common Goldeneye (my first of
the season), two female Buffleheads, and two Common Merganser.

Ken Klapper
Sandwich, NH

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Date: 11/1/18 2:00 pm
From: Bob Crowley <crbob...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Hooded Mergansers, Chatham, NH
This afternoon in the Basin, Chatham, NH there were 46 Hooded Mergansers. Two days ago there were 56 Hooded and 2 Common Mergansers

Bob Crowley
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Date: 11/1/18 12:30 pm
From: Chad Witko <chadjwitko...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Keene Area Bohemians and Pine Siskins
Greetings,

Earlier this afternoon I was able to relocate the flock of 24 Bohemian
Waxwings first discovered by Sam Jaffe this morning at Dillant-Hopkins
Airport. The birds were located on the southern end of Airport Road in an
open area of "dead" deciduous trees (airport side).

Here is a checklist showing a few documentation quality photos:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49603269

Two hours later I returned with a friend from the Antioch Bird Club and we
were able to find them again (smaller sized flock) in the same area (along
with a Rusty Blackbird).

Back on campus at Antioch University in Keene, Pine Siskins have taken over
the feeders with at least 30 being noted at the time of writing this post.

Good birding!

Best,
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Date: 11/1/18 9:28 am
From: Karen Mitchell <kmitchell5...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Spam from “me”- please delete!

Hi all,
I just received spam from myself (?) as a reply-to-all of an earlier email about Evening Grossbeaks. I did not send it, promise! It contains an attachment. Please delete without opening.

Karen Mitchell
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Date: 11/1/18 9:04 am
From: <kmitchell5...>
Subject: RE: [NHBirds] Evening Grosbeaks -Pittsfield again


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> In case anyone is wondering.... yesterday’s Evening Grosbeaks (about 6) did find our feeders in Pittsfield.

>

>

> They used to be common here, years ago....

>

> But yesterday’s visit was very exciting since it has been upwards of 20 years since we have had any stop to eat (we have only heard flyovers now and then.)

>

>

> This morning they had added some friends, so the flock was up to 10.


> Not at the feeders yet, but in the area!

>

> We love their calls.

>

> Andrea and George Robbins

> Pittsfield, NH

>

> PS One Chipping Sparrow is still here.

>

>

>

> Sent from my iPad

>

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Date: 11/1/18 8:52 am
From: 'paul miliotis' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nottingham Grosbeaks, Siskins
NHBirders,
Yesterday had my first Evening Grosbeaks,small group calling, flying over Garden and
Powerline in Nottingham, NH. 4 Birds showing some white in wing, calling many times.Not at the feeder yet.
Today had my first Pine Siskins, two, which came to feeder. Winter is coming!
Good Birding,Paul M.

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Date: 11/1/18 8:51 am
From: dlipsy <dlipsy...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Greater Yellowlegs.. Birch Street Gardens, Concord
I'm not sure if this is report worthy but just in case there's a Greater Yellowlegs running around down in the flooded field at the South End of the Birch Street Gardens in Concord.David LipsyConcord Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 11/1/18 7:47 am
From: Samuel Lewis <samlewis100...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Crows en masse murder - Epping
Right now hundreds of crows are flying westbound over the area of just
north of Walmart.

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Date: 10/31/18 5:26 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (31 Oct 2018) 2 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 71 81
Osprey 0 23 181
Bald Eagle 0 38 161
Northern Harrier 0 28 60
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 198 655
Cooper's Hawk 0 39 118
Northern Goshawk 0 8 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 63 83
Broad-winged Hawk 0 45 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 0 95 120
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 16 16
American Kestrel 0 51 169
Merlin 0 23 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 10 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 16
Unknown Buteo 1 11 16
Unknown Falcon 0 4 10
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 38 59

Total: 2 771 8602
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Chad Witko

Observers: Hillary Siener, Jeanne-Marie Maher, Jon Woolf, Kat Lauer,
Mark Timmerman

Visitors:
15 visitors made their way to the PMRO platform today with warmer
temperatures and slighter wind encouraging their time outdoors.


Weather:
Today’s weather was the epitome of a classic late fall day- overcast, cold,
leaden skies, sleet, and just a little Fata Morgana. Wait…what? For the
entirety of the morning, adjacent mountains in Vermont, along with the
Whites, experienced a series of lava lamp-like shape shifting moments as
mirages caused by a form of thermal inversion distorted their appearance.
It was a wild and surreal experience to see well-known summits morph into
low, flat domes, tabletop mesas, Matterhorn-like peaks, and glacier-esque
monoliths, all in the matter of minutes! Aside from this incredible
phenomenon, temperatures ranged from -1 to 10 C while WSW winds were light
and pleasant.

Raptor Observations:
An unidentified buteo and a Sharp-shinned Hawk were the only migrating
raptors on the day. Several resident Red-tailed Hawks and a non-migratory
adult Bald Eagle flying northeast rounded out the raptor list.

Non-raptor Observations:
Pine Siskin (6) and Yellow-rumped Warbler (2) were the non-raptor avian
highlights on the day.

Predictions:
Showers, rain, and clouds will likely prevent a count from taking place
tomorrow (through Saturday?!?). However, check the forecast for
Peterborough periodically as these things change! If there's no rain and a
count is being conducted, we hope to see you there!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 10/31/18 3:58 pm
From: DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] red-throated loon and green-winged teal rye
Red-throated loon, green-winged teal and two black-bellied plovers were on the beach in Rye today.

Deb Powers-South Berwick Maine


https://www.flickr.com/photos/143862779@N08/44931405114/in/dateposted-public/


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Date: 10/31/18 2:01 pm
From: David Govatski <david.govatski...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Jefferson Redpolls and Evening Grosbeaks
I counted 31 Redpolls at Cherry Pond at the Pondicherry NWR in Jefferson on Wednesday morning 31 October. They were feeding on gray birch catkins next to the viewing platform. The larch is at peak golden color right now around Cherry Pond. Also noted on the pond were two otter feeding on freshwater mussels, a few bufflehead and several ring-necked ducks. A late ruby-crowned kinglet was looking for insects in the balsam fir. The trails at Pondicherry NWR are back in good shape after we removed a couple dozen blowdowns from recent wind storms yesterday.

We have one bird feeder out when we are at home during the day. We saw two pairs of evening grosbeaks today. Other birds coming to the feeder include both nuthatches, black capped chickadees, goldfinch and purple finch.

David Govatski
Jefferson, N. H.



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Date: 10/31/18 12:05 pm
From: Jean <jmullen43...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Red-breasted Nuthatch, Carolina Wren, Brown Creeper Portsmouth
Happy Halloween! Much to my delight the Red-breasted Nuthatch landed on the shepherd’s hook while I was filling the feeder. He appeared rather non-plused by my presence! I believe it is a new yard bird.Earlier this morning, theBrown Creeper was seen on its favorite trees. As I was coming in I heard a familiar song and was able to spot the Carolina Wren. A Common Raven called from the woods. All in all a bewitching day!

Oh! The Barred Owl called at 4:30 am.
Jean Mullen
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Date: 10/31/18 7:04 am
From: Greg Tillman <gregtillman...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black hawk oct 29 again in Maine?!
Mentioning it here since I assume it’s been in New Hampshire the whole time

https://www.maineaudubon.org/news/rare-bird-alert-great-black-hawk/

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Date: 10/31/18 6:56 am
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Evening Grosbeaks -Pittsfield again
In case anyone is wondering.... yesterday’s Evening Grosbeaks (about 6) did find our feeders in Pittsfield.


They used to be common here, years ago....

But yesterday’s visit was very exciting since it has been upwards of 20 years since we have had any stop to eat (we have only heard flyovers now and then.)


This morning they had added some friends, so the flock was up to 10.
Not at the feeders yet, but in the area!

We love their calls.

Andrea and George Robbins
Pittsfield, NH

PS One Chipping Sparrow is still here.



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Date: 10/30/18 7:41 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (30 Oct 2018) 25 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 71 81
Osprey 0 23 181
Bald Eagle 0 38 161
Northern Harrier 3 28 60
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 197 654
Cooper's Hawk 1 39 118
Northern Goshawk 0 8 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 63 83
Broad-winged Hawk 0 45 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 10 95 120
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 6 16 16
American Kestrel 0 51 169
Merlin 0 23 58
Peregrine Falcon 2 10 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 16
Unknown Buteo 0 10 15
Unknown Falcon 0 4 10
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 1 38 59

Total: 25 769 8600
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Chad Witko

Observers: Kevin Murphy, Tom Delaney

Visitors:
With the brutal combination of cold temperatures and blustery winds the
platform was relatively devoid of visitors. Nevertheless, 14 visitors made
their way to the platform to interact with the counter and observers or the
wonderful and informative signage on site.


Weather:
Overcast, cold, and blustery! Despite ambient temperature readings
comfortably above freezing today (2-5C/35-41F), gusty winds out of the WNW
kept us honest, layered up, and hoping for just a little more sunshine. For
those that remembered them, toe warmers were put to good use today, and for
those that forgot them, personal vehicles that offered a respite from the
elements were just a short walk away. It was a cold one atop Pack!

Raptor Observations:
Golden Eagles have once again taken center stage in the airspace above Pack
Monadnock and today’s flight was one for the record books! In total, 6
Golden Eagles were observed (1 adult and 5 immatures), with the first 4
detected in less than 1 hour (between 1-2 PM EST). This amazing showing has
set at least three records for this species at this site, including: most
in a season (16 and counting), most in a day, and most in a single hour.
Additionally, this flight of Golden Eagles now holds the state record for
most individuals seen in a single day anywhere in the Granite State! The
previous state record of 4 was observed on November 7, 2017 from the Carter
Hill Raptor Observatory in Concord. For the few of us that were present, it
was a wonderful experience to be had. Not surprisingly, there were other
raptors on the move today aside from the Goldens, including Northern
Harrier (3- including 1 Gray Ghost), Red-tailed Hawk (10), and Peregrine
Falcon (2). In fact, before the Goldens stole the show, an immature
Peregrine Falcon was a real show stopper as it flew over the platform,
almost too close for binoculars, in hot pursuit of a Common Raven. This
pursuit lasted off-and-on for 15 minutes before the bird gave up its
endeavors and powered south.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor avian highlights were slim today due to the combination of good
raptors in the sky keeping our attention elsewhere and gusty winds keeping
most of the songbirds out of sight. Nevertheless, Pine Siskin (16) and
Yellow-rumped Warbler (1) were distinct highlights.

Predictions:
Tomorrow is forecast to be much warmer and less cloudy than today with
temperatures likely to reach the middle to upper 40s (F) on the platform
(low 50s in the valley). While this is good news to help bring comfort to
any would-be visitors, winds are predicted to be SSW, a less than ideal
direction for ushering good movements of raptors. As always, we welcome
your presence, and with only three more Bald Eagles to go to establish a
new all-time season high for this species, the more eyes we can have, the
better!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 10/30/18 7:38 pm
From: <jennfrost67...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Evening grosbeaks & bears...
1. I am jealous reading about the many Evening grosbeak sightings. I have
not seen one here in Dunbarton for 15 yrs.
Are these sighting considered an irruption? If not, I wonder why I do not
attract them at my home
in the woods .I feed sunflower chips along with black oil seeds, suet.
2. Many here are describing birds at their feeders, seems early to have
feeders out in regards to bears still being awake?
Has anyone been seeing bears? Last year we constructed a "Bear proof
feeder" with plans sent to us from Cornell Ornithology
lab.Feeders are hung on a cable, strung 15 feet high in between 2 large
trees with 3 feet of metal flashing 6 feet from the base
of each tree.We use a pole to raise/lower feeders. The bears still come,
but cannot reach the feeders. There are many slashed
claw marks on the metal flashing.We have see SO many bears here over the
years, but none can now reach the feeders.
It works!

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Date: 10/30/18 6:07 pm
From: 'Molly Jacobson' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] new hotspot in Merrimack
Hi everyone!It's been a while! I have been in Cape May, NJ, for the fall helping out with migration monitoring and outreach for the Cape May Bird Observatory. I'll be headed home early next week and I look forward to doing the CBC and checking up on my favorite spots.  I just wanted to give a shoutout though - this summer I nominated a birding spot in Merrimack for a hotspot and it was approved today. Grater Woods is a 480-acre conservation property spanning a large tract of land between the middle school and Baboosic Lake. It's widely used for many forms of recreation and has a wide network of trails through a variety of ecologically important habitat types, including many wetlands. I birded there a few times this spring and was blown away by the level of diversity and activity. However, it's severely underbirded! I know other checklists have been submitted from there, so I encourage those who have gone there to merge their checklists with the new hotspot. I also encourage birders to check out the site this coming year, so we can figure out what's there! I'd love for it to be as regularly visited as Horse Hill Nature Preserve. It has incredible potential I think! Plus it's just a really nice place to walk, any time of year. 
Anyway just thought I'd give that plug, because I'm excited about it! I think a lot of places in Merrimack have unexplored potential and I hope to bird around town more often this winter.
(The hotspot might not yet be publicly accessible for 24 hours.)
Happy birding!-Molly JacobsonMerrimack

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Date: 10/30/18 2:57 pm
From: <g-hsmart...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Epping Evening Grosbeaks....

A life bird for me. 8 Evening Grosbeaks ( and 1 Rosebreasted Grosbeak mixed in) have invaded my feeders! Enjoying their stopover!

Holly Smart
Epping

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Date: 10/30/18 2:03 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (29 Oct 2018) Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 71 81
Osprey 0 23 181
Bald Eagle 0 38 161
Northern Harrier 0 25 57
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 195 652
Cooper's Hawk 0 38 117
Northern Goshawk 0 8 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 63 83
Broad-winged Hawk 0 45 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 0 85 110
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 10 10
American Kestrel 0 51 169
Merlin 0 23 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 29
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 16
Unknown Buteo 0 10 15
Unknown Falcon 0 4 10
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 37 58

Total: 0 744 8575
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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


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


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Date: 10/30/18 11:13 am
From: Tom McShane <tetamcfam...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bald Eagle Thornton
Another visit today from an adult Bald Eagle flying low over the Pemi at 2 pm today in the area the Jack O Lantern Resort. Came in from the south and last seen flying northerly over the river.
Tom McShane Thornton

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Date: 10/30/18 10:51 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Goldens today
Chad has reported 3 at Pack in the past hour! That ties a daily record and now the season record!

No less exciting was an immature Golden that I spotted over the Folletts Brook Sanctuary in Newmarket at 11 this morning. I also had a Goshawk migrating over.

Phil Brown
Hancock NH

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Date: 10/30/18 9:43 am
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Spotted Sandpiper and Evening Grosbeak - Turtle Pond Concord
A brief stop at Turtle Pond in the wind this morning
yielded

Spotted Sandpiper feeding close on the left

Flyover Pine Siskin and Evening Grosbeak.

Also a couple of Buffleheads

Andrea and George Robbins
Pittsfield, NH

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Date: 10/30/18 9:35 am
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Evening Grosbeaks - Pittsfield
We have a flock of 6 or so Evening Grosbeaks in the trees in our backyard
here in Pittsfield.

Hoping they will find the feeders!

Andrea Robbins
Pittsfield, NH





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Date: 10/30/18 7:21 am
From: Ken Klapper <kklapper...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sandwich birds: winter finches, sparrows, etc
Notable birds from the past few days:

10/26
Common Yellowthroat & Pine Warbler in my yard, in addition to Palm & Myrtle
Plus a warbler I didn't see very well (quick look through branches), but
possibly a female BT Blue
Also a Lincoln's Sparrow, continuing through today (10/30)

10/28
Bufflehead and Hooded Merganser at Chick's Corner marsh
Horned Lark at Sandwich Fairgrounds

10/29
Fox Sparrow in my yard

10/30
Evening Grosbeaks (3) and Redpolls flying over my yard, calling
2-3 Bald Eagles (one, possibly two, adults, and a young-of-the-year)

Ken Klapper
Sandwich, NH

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Date: 10/29/18 6:03 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, October 29, 2018
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, October 29th,
2018.



A CORY’S SHEARWATER and a RAZORBILL were seen at Rye Harbor State Park on
October 27th.



A ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration
Observatory in Peterborough on October 25th.



A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen in Canaan on October 29th.



A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was seen in the cornfields behind Memorial Field
in Concord on October 23rd.



A REDHEAD continues to be seen on Eel Pond in Rye and was last reported on
October 28th. 12 LONG-TAILED DUCKS and 5 BLACK SCOTERS were seen at
Merrymeeting Lake in New Durham on the 28th.



An AMERICAN COOT was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on October 23rd, and
a VIRGINIA RAIL was seen at the Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland on
the 28th.



A HORNED GREBE was seen at Canobie Lake in Salem, and a HORNED GREBE and a
RED-NECKED GREBE were seen at Pleasant Lake in New London, on October 23rd.



An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen in Hampton Harbor on October 28th.



3 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, 3 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, and a DUNLIN were seen at
World End Pond in Salem on October 24th. 5 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, a
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, and a SOLITARY SANDPIPER were seen in Penacook on
October 28th. 13 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen at Moore Fields on Route 155A
in Durham on October 27th, and 5 were seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on
the 28th. 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen at Hampton Marsh on October 25th.



17 PURPLE SANDPIPERS were seen at Rye Harbor State Park on October 28th.



7 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen in North Conway on October 28th.



A few EVENING GROSBEAKS were reported from scattered locations during the
past week, including: Pittsfield, Derry, Keene, Peterborough, Durham, and
Amherst.



A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was reported from Moore Fields on Route 155A in Durham on
October 25th, and 50 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on
October 28th.



A RED CROSSBILL was seen on Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on October 28th.



A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen on Briar Road in Hampton on October 28th.



An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was reported from Durham, and 1 was seen in North
Conway, both on October 26th.



Lingering migrant warbler species reported during the past week included:
BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE
WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, MAGNOLIA WARBLER,
BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, PINE WARBLER,
and PALM WARBLER.



A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was seen in Hampton on October 22, and 1 was seen in
Rye on the 28th.



A WOOD THRUSH was reported from Concord on October 27th.



Other late-migrant species of note during the past week included: GRAY
CATBIRD, HERMIT THRUSH, SWAINSON’S THRUSH, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, EASTERN
PHOEBE, HOUSE WREN, MARSH WREN, BROWN THRASHER, LINCOLN’S SPARROW, and
RED-EYED VIREO.



RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough. Pack
Monadnock has tallied over 8,500 raptors since September 1st. The majority
of the raptors that have been seen so far this season were BROAD-WINGED
HAWKS, but over 160 BALD EAGLES have also been seen. Be sure to visit the
observatory this fall season to help out with the count!



This message is also available by phone recording: call (603) 224-9909 and
press 4 as directed or ask to be transferred. If you have seen any
interesting birds recently, you can leave a message at the end of the
recording or send your sightings to the RBA via e-mail at:
<birdsetc...> Please put either "bird sighting" or "Rare Bird
Alert" in the subject line and be sure to include your mailing address and
phone number. The RBA is also available on-line at the New Hampshire Audubon
web site, www.nhaudubon.org


Thanks very much and good birding.

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Date: 10/29/18 11:46 am
From: Anne Ryc <annehadshi...>
Subject: [NHBirds] peregrine in Concord
Seen while driving on I-93 north, a peregrine sitting on a dead tree next
to the Manchester street bridge over the Merrimack (exit 13), in driving
rain.

Anne H.

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Date: 10/29/18 11:08 am
From: Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Abundant yellow rumps
Saturday I stopped by Wilson pond. Though their were some waterfowl (two
common mergansers by the beach which left to join a flock flying over, and
two more an an exposed area sleeping next to a Canada goose. The highlight
of the day however was the beach had a flock of Yellow Rumped Warblers
foraging their. I counted 16 of them.

Yesterday a yellow rump perched on the ledge on the side of HCP in Hinsdale.

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Date: 10/29/18 5:50 am
From: Sylvia Hartmann <s42yth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Odd looking cardinal?
The bird is cardinal size, back is grayish/dark with a couple of white splotches, from shoulders up the head is white, beak is red as is the crest. Very odd looking. It did not go to the feeders, was eating weed seeds. Sylvia Hartmann. Manchester nh

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Date: 10/28/18 5:56 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (28 Oct 2018) Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 71 81
Osprey 0 23 181
Bald Eagle 0 38 161
Northern Harrier 0 25 57
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 195 652
Cooper's Hawk 0 38 117
Northern Goshawk 0 8 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 63 83
Broad-winged Hawk 0 45 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 0 85 110
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 10 10
American Kestrel 0 51 169
Merlin 0 23 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 29
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 16
Unknown Buteo 0 10 15
Unknown Falcon 0 4 10
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 37 58

Total: 0 744 8575
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 13:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Levi Burford, Tom Delaney

Visitors:
Nineteen visitors found their way to the count site, undeterred by the lack
of a view. A woman from Minnesota remarked on the increase of Turkey
Vultures and Bald Eagles (almost too many of the eagle now, in her mind!)
in her corner of the country.


Weather:
Early morning rain gave way to a low overcast that clung to the mountain
tops like wet toilet paper. Pack unrolled itself from the tendrils for
about an hour this afternoon, just long enough to watch a dozen ravens
cavort over North Pack and the Lindboroughs glow like a row of
jack-o-lanterns in a shred of sun. The southwest wind did nothing to
encourage migrants, and would-be hawk watchers and gear got heavily misted
as the clouds settled back over the view.

Raptor Observations:
Not a one, though a couple of hikers told of a hawk with white-speckled
wings out towards the cliffs of North Pack.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Red Crossbill announced its arrival as it pulled up to the top of a
nearby spruce. The local junco and White-throated Sparrow swarm payed him
no mind. The local chickadee flock seemed particularly jumpy today, sending
out warning signals whenever a Blue Jay or raven came into view. Perhaps a
raptor was hunting around the hawk watch earlier in the day...

Predictions:
Another round of rain is moving in before daybreak and sticking around for
most of the day tomorrow. It looks like there's a chance it might end
sometime in the afternoon, with a light westerly wind and slowly clearing
skies to end the day. If it clears quickly enough, there might be a few
raptors moving through.
========================================================================
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: 10/28/18 3:49 pm
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord birds: 64 species, including WR Sandpiper, Marsh Wren, 4 species warblers




Greetings all,

Despite some persistent drizzle in the morning, and again around 4, it turned out to be an excellent day to bird around Concord. The Penacook Survey netted a respectable 42 species, including continuing good numbers of sparrows (Song 22, White-throat 32, junco 76) and Yellow-rumps (10). A single Chipping Sparrow is all that remains of the hoards from 2-3 weeks ago, but Am Tree Sparrows are building up (3). Other highlights included a late phoebe, single Palm Warbler, quite a few Golden-crowned Kinglets (17), 3 siskins, and a Sharp-shinned Hawk.

After breakfast I wandered around Morrill's Farm for 2.5 hours, tallying 44 species. Highlights were myriad, including 5 species of shorebirds, 9 of sparrows, and 4 of warblers, as follows:

Shorebirds: 10 Killdeer, 5 Pectorals, 1 WHITE-RUMP (my first for Concord), 1 Solitary (getting quite late now), and 2 snipe.
Sparrows: 1 tree, 37 Savannah, 99 Song (approximately!), 9 Swamp, 1 Lincoln's, 60 White-throats, 14 White-crowns, and 40 juncos
Warblers: 1 Nashville, 4 Palms, 76 Yellow-rumps, and 1 Black-throated Green
Also of note: 5 Green-winged Teal, 4 Ruby-crowned Kinglets, and 21 pipits

An errand took me into town, so while there I took a walk around Horseshoe Pond. Again, lots of Yellow-rumps, Song and Swamp Sparrows, and another 4 Palm Warblers. Bu the highlight here was ANOTHER person first for Concord: Marsh Wren - about halfway down the inner curve of the pond in a patch of cattails. Honorable mentions go to Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, and Peregrine Falcon.

And to top of the day, I heard a catbird in my back yard while installing my feeder pole for the season. The actual feeders will go up in the morning, since there's been a bear around!

As others have noted, this has been an exceptional week or so for Yellow-rumped Warblers, and the ones at Morrill's this afternoon were moving like a slow wave across the cornfields heading north. Most were feeding in the open and on the ground, often with sparrows. It's also been a great month for inland shorebirds. The Concord November Challenge is only 5.5 days away, and here's hoping some of these goodies stick around.

Good Birding,
Pam Hunt, Penacook


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Date: 10/28/18 12:31 pm
From: Amanda Kallenbach <amanda.kallenbach...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NHA Capital Chapter walk at Horseshoe Pond
Five of us, along with an equal number of duck hunters, braved the chill
and mist at Horseshoe Pond this morning. Song sparrows (two singing) ruled
the rail trail, accompanied by white-throats, juncos and savannahs.

Yellow-rumps seemed to be everywhere (with a few gnatcatching on lily pads
mid-pond), and three yellow palms flirted trailside, giving us great,
close-up views. Ruby-crowned kinglets hovered closer yet, seemingly our
avian escorts most of the morning.

As we ambled back, five pectoral sandpipers alit in the nearby mud,
providing excellent plumage studies as they foraged. (Thanks again for
scope-schlepping, Mark!)

Last but not least, one of our Carolina wrens was singing...always a great
delight.

Many thanks to Heidi and Heidi, who joined us all the way from Guatemala!

Full eBird report here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49519615

Amanda Kallenbach, Bow
Mark Suomala, Concord
Jane Hills, Manchester

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Date: 10/28/18 11:41 am
From: Jillian Price <jillian.price1918...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Virginia rail sighting
Around noon today at Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland, at the very
beginning of the boardwalk loop. Bit late in the season for them, don’t you
think?

Jillian Price
Exeter NH

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Date: 10/28/18 11:16 am
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pectoral Sandpipers in Concord
On the Capitol Chapter Horseshoe Pond birding field trip at around noon
today:

5 Pectoral Sandpipers were present in the muddy area of the field where the
farm tractors are parked

Mark Suomala
Concord

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Date: 10/28/18 7:48 am
From: <heather2cb...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Redhead yes
Eel Pond 10.45

Heather Burns

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Date: 10/28/18 5:25 am
From: <heather2cb...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Snow Bunting Hampton Beach SP
Approx. 50 in the parking lot and camp site 8.15 am

Heather Burns

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Date: 10/27/18 2:57 pm
From: Donna Ellis <donnaellis1014...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black-throated Blue Warbler - Henniker
I spent sometime watch birds out the window today while it snowed then
rained. We had a Black throated blue warbler visit the beef suet many
times today. It came up rare on ebird. The feeders were very busy today.

Donna Ellis
Henniker

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Date: 10/27/18 2:53 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (27 Oct 2018) Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 71 81
Osprey 0 23 181
Bald Eagle 0 38 161
Northern Harrier 0 25 57
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 195 652
Cooper's Hawk 0 38 117
Northern Goshawk 0 8 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 63 83
Broad-winged Hawk 0 45 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 0 85 110
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 10 10
American Kestrel 0 51 169
Merlin 0 23 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 29
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 16
Unknown Buteo 0 10 15
Unknown Falcon 0 4 10
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 37 58

Total: 0 744 8575
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Rain and mixed precipitation dominated the region from the first nor'easter
of the season.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Any precipitation from today's system is expected to subside by early
morning tomorrow. Clouds are predicted to dominate the skies above
Peterborough and the real question that remains is whether or not they will
be high enough to allow a count to be conducted.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 10/27/18 12:01 pm
From: Catherine Fisher <catherineckx...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Fox sparrow, rusty blackbird Lee
Strictly armchair birding today:
Don't know why the rusty's hanging out by himself. Likely a dropout from
the sizable mixed blackbird flock going from farm to farm in Lee (with the
boom in the squirrel population this year, the mast crop was harvested in
the trees before the nuts were even ripe, resulting in very few acorns for
blackbird flocks; hence they're foraging in grain fields; have heard more
than one farmer refer to them as "winged rats"). The rusty has been
feeding beneath the bird feeder for two days - feathers fluffed out
constantly, so likely this is an ailing bird.

Song sparrow 1
Fox sparrow 1
Song sparrows 4
Rusty blackbird 1
R.B. nuthatches 2
W.B. nuthatches 2
Cardinals 3
Bluejays 5
Titmice 4
Chickadees 3
Downy woodpeckers 2
Hairy woodpeckers 2
Goldfinches 10+
Purple finch 1
Mourning doves 2
D.E. juncos 14+

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Date: 10/27/18 10:43 am
From: Steve Hale <srhale20...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Yellow-rumped Warblers and suet
This afternoon I had a high-count of five Yellow-rumped Warblers in one
view on my two suet cakes.

They were very water-logged and with their matted, wet feathers, they
cannot help but show their yellow crowns.

Steve Hale
Open World Explorers

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Date: 10/27/18 9:42 am
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nashville Warbler - Pittsfield
I just had a very quick, binocular view of a Nashville Warbler
behind our feeder.

It dropped down and vanished, so no photo...

I am hoping it might learn from the four Yellow-rumped Warblers that
are frequenting our suet feeders and may reappear...


Andrea Robbins
Pittsfield, NH

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Date: 10/27/18 9:24 am
From: Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Durham Evening Grosbeaks etc.
Birders,

Like many of you, I headed out before the rain and found a few uncommon birds.


The Woodridge Playing fields at dawn had a pair of Carolina Wrens, and later there was a Pine Warbler checking out our feeders.


I swung by Moore Fields and found either 5 hunters and a bunch of goose decoys or a flock of geese with hunter decoys to keep other people out. So I turned around and drove to Thompson Forest, relatively new town land (parking just a bit off of Packers Falls Road on Wednesday Hill Road). The preserve has a 1.2 mile trail that goes half through a weedy field and half through a mixed forest and down by the Lamprey River. In the weedy field I was fortunate to find a Lincoln's Sparrow, a Magnolia Warbler, and 3 fly-over Evening Grosbeaks. My list for this patch is up to 76 species with these three gems.


I swung back to Moore Fields and the hunter decoys were still there, so I figured the geese must be smarter than me. Keeping safety in mind, I birded from the Tecee's parking area and got decent results: 13 Pectoral Sandpipers in flight, 2 Cooper's Hawks in flight, and 2 harriers (surprise--in flight!), as well as a pair of calling pipits. No sign of the plovers, but they could easily have been paying protection money to the geese.


Kurk Dorsey

Durham

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Date: 10/27/18 8:44 am
From: DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] orange crowned warbler? ID please
As we all know I usually screw up the little birds..lol...so I put this out to a bird identification group on facebook, they came back with Orange-crowned warbler ( which I don't see but that is not saying much!). Not the best pic, very shaded. Was taken yesterday in Durham. ID help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Deb Powers

South Berwick Maine


https://www.flickr.com/photos/143862779@N08/45583456071/in/dateposted-public/

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Date: 10/27/18 8:10 am
From: Hale, Stephen <Steve.Hale...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Barrington Pine Siskin
Two Pine Siskin showed up at my thistle feeders this morning.

Also, have two Yellow-rumped Warblers regularly visiting my suet.

Hopefully, awaiting Evening Grosbeak arrival here next.

Steve Hale
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Date: 10/27/18 7:30 am
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Before the Rain: Wood Thrush and Evening Grosbeaks in Concord




Greetings all,

I spent about an hour wandering around the White Farm off Clinton St in Concord this morning. Part of the goal was to keep an eye out for the massive blackbird flock that's still frequenting the area, but I also just wanted to check out a spot I hadn't been to yet this fall. Shortly after I got out of my car I heard a couple of Evening Grosbeaks fly over, continuing a pretty clear pattern of this species making a small but noticeable southward incursion this fall.

There were sparrows everywhere, mostly Songs, White-throats, and juncos, and the 200+ blackbirds in the corn included mostly Red-wings, 37 Rusties, and single-digit cowbirds and grackles. No sign of the Yellow-headed, but there were a lot more blackbirds elsewhere. Five Red-tailed Hawks were scattered around the cornfield, presumably to take advantage of the numerous squirrels that were foraging with the sparrows and blackbirds.

There were still several Yellow-rumped Warblers around, one Palm flew over, and a Winter Wren was in a dense wet edge. But the highlight of the morning was the loud "whit-whit-whit" of a Wood Thrush from the wet woods behind the cornfield.

All in all a great little late October excursion - and I mostly beat the rain.

Pam Hunt
Penacook, NH
(currently house-sitting in Concord's south end)


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Date: 10/27/18 7:11 am
From: Al Howard <alanlhoward...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Large flock of Grackles in Derry
Around 8AM this morning, a huge flock of grackles descended into the
neighbor's yard, than to our yard and feeders, then across the street to
another yard. All in all, about a twenty minutes visit, before leaving.
Wife likened it to Hitchcock's "The Birds".

Al Howard, Derry

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Date: 10/26/18 6:26 pm
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Evening grosbeaks at ponemah bog, Amherst
Two flew over this morning as I was working on rebuilding a platform today. My first record from here.
Several groups of pine siskins were also noted.

Phil Brown
Hancock NH

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Date: 10/26/18 6:19 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (26 Oct 2018) 55 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 26, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 71 81
Osprey 0 23 181
Bald Eagle 2 38 161
Northern Harrier 1 25 57
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 195 652
Cooper's Hawk 3 38 117
Northern Goshawk 3 8 10
Red-shouldered Hawk 16 63 83
Broad-winged Hawk 0 45 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 18 85 110
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 10 10
American Kestrel 0 51 169
Merlin 0 23 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 29
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 16
Unknown Buteo 4 10 15
Unknown Falcon 0 4 10
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 3 37 58

Total: 55 744 8575
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Chad Witko

Observers: Hillary Siener, Levi Burford, Mike Gebo, Miki Foley

Visitors:
On this clear, crisp October day some 61 visitors made their way to the
platform, some hailing as far away as Sweden!


Weather:
Clear, cold, and crisp. From start to finish, today was graced with tack
sharp visibility. For the entirety of the day a gleaming Mount Washington,
along with the rest of the White Mountains, were visible with the naked
eye, prompting many audible gasps from a plethora of visitors. A brisk NW
breeze to start the day, enough to create some bite to one’s face,
eventually subsided and it remained rather comfortable in the sun, all
things considered. Temperatures ranged just below and above freezing from
-2C to 5C (28-41F, before windchill).

Raptor Observations:
Eight species of migrating raptors were observed today, a nice showing for
late October. Buteos and accipiters were well represented with a decent
flight on Red-shouldered and Red-tailed Hawks as well as a sweep on the
forest-hawks. While a lot of attention has been given as of late to the
excellent showing of Golden Eagles, a constant stream of Bald Eagles has
been pushing this year closer and closer to breaking the all-time season
high for this emblematic raptor. In fact, after today’s two migrant Bald
Eagles, we are now just two away from tying the all-time season record of
163.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor avian highlights included: Hairy Woodpecker (1), White-breasted
Nuthatch (1), Golden-crowned Kinglet (3), Pine Siskin (11), and finch sp.
(2).

Predictions:
A rainout. The first nor’easter of the season will impact the area tomorrow
bringing rain, heavy at times, as well as some wet snow to higher
elevations. Check back for updates on Sunday and beyond.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 10/26/18 12:09 pm
From: J. Esten <jennifere1234...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Redstart and RE Vireo
Today in my yard in New London I had a female American Redstart, a Red-eyed Vireo, a Hermit Thrush and two Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Photos on eBird list:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49472737

Jen Esten
New London


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Date: 10/26/18 11:39 am
From: Anne Ryc <annehadshi...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Hermit thrush in Concord
Hermit thrush anded on the road in front of me to grab a caterpillar. Was
making little chirpy noises.

Anne H.

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Date: 10/26/18 9:57 am
From: Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Continuing Common Redpolls plus Orange-crowned Warbler
This morning, I headed back to NH Audubon’s Dahl WS (N. Conway) with fellow birders Will Broussard, Joe Scott and Rick Steber to see if we could relocate the 3 Common Redpolls a couple of us saw yesterday. We were not disappointed as late morning, the 3 birds were re-found in the same area. A bonus was a perched Barred Owl.

But, the highlight for us was a cooperative Orange-crowned Warbler which all of us got on and were able to view for several minutes (photos posted to eBird). The OCWA was joined by a somewhat furtive Magnolia Warbler and two Yellow-rumped Warblers who came with in inches of us at times. Great sunlit views!!

The sparrows were thin with only a couple Swamps and a currently ubiquitous White-crowned. There were good numbers of both Kinglets, including a flock of 5 Golden-crowned. We also had a nice male Purple Finch and a—for this area—uncommon Red-bellied Woodpecker. There are still good numbers of Hermit Thrush present.

Full report with photos posted to eBird.

Charlie Nims
Bartlett, NH

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Date: 10/26/18 8:38 am
From: Jean <jmullen43...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Hermit Thrushes Portsmouth
Hi! On Wednesday there were 2 Hermit Thrushes that spent the day foraging in my yard. Yesterday there 4 that spent the day. Also had 2 Yellow-rumped Warblers, a Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 2 Chipping Sparrows among 5-8 White-throated Sparrows and at least 20 Dark-eyed Juncoes. Just saw a Hermit Thrush and Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Jean Mullen
Portsmouth

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Date: 10/26/18 5:19 am
From: Tom McShane <tetamcfam...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bald Eagle Thornton
Adult Bald Eagle flying south over the Pemi in the area of the Jack O Lantern Resort at 8:10 am today. Came into view from the west over near Mirror Lake.
Tom McShane Thornton

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Date: 10/26/18 4:52 am
From: Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...>
Subject: [NHBirds] From the coast yesterday
At 4:15 PM yesterday there was an immature Black-bellied Plover at the
Fisherman's Co-op,

At 4:30 there were 46 very skittish Snow Buntings at Hampton Beech State
Park.

At 4:45 in Eel Pond we finally got enough light to id the Redhead as it was
diving with a group of ducks, 5 Bufflehead, one Mallard. There was also one
Pied-billed Grebe.

Dana Duxbury-Fox and Bob Fox



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Date: 10/25/18 6:35 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (25 Oct 2018) 47 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 70 80
Osprey 0 23 181
Bald Eagle 6 36 159
Northern Harrier 0 24 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 191 648
Cooper's Hawk 0 35 114
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 47 67
Broad-winged Hawk 0 45 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 23 67 92
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 10 10
American Kestrel 1 51 169
Merlin 2 23 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 29
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 16
Unknown Buteo 1 6 11
Unknown Falcon 0 4 10
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 2 34 55

Total: 47 689 8520
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Phil Brown

Observers: Cal Peterka, Hillary Siener, Jeannie Peterka, Karen Kambol,
Levi Burford, Peter Kambol

Visitors:
46 folks worked their way down to the platform to take in the view through
watery eyes. Levi Burford started the day as official counter for the first
hour and helped close out with Hillary Siener for the last 4 hours. Phil
Brown was the Official counter between 10am (9 EST) and 1pm (12 EST).


Weather:
The temperature never deviated far from freezing today and the moderate
wind grew to stiff by midday. It was a puffy jacket and toe warmers kind of
day.

Raptor Observations:
Hillary Siener spotted our first Rough-legged Hawk of the year. What a
wonderful find, even though the distant views were less than satisfying.

A juvenile Norther Goshawk (non-migrant from what we could tell) was
witnessed harassing a Common Raven.

An adult Bald Eagle was seen flying westerly and northerly during the 3-4
EST hour. It was not presumed a migrant.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Common Loon was the first bird to be observed for the day flying over
North Pack Monadnock. It seemed to be speeding it way toward the ocean to
the east.

A Palm Warbler blew through, not far in front of the observation platform.
The early visitor boosted our spirits and gave us hope that other goodies
were yet to come.

Also observed from the platform: Northern Flicker, Hermit Thrush,
Golden-crowned Kinglet, Downy Woodpecker. 11 American Crow, Yellow-rumped
Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, 1 American Goldfinch, and
18 Pine Siskin.

25 Canada Geese were observed in migration today.

Predictions:
Slightly warmer temperatures and slightly calmer winds might make for more
comfortable observing tomorrow. A west wind with a northern component shows
promise for a good flight. A winter jacket, a hat, and gloves would
probably make observing more comfortable.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 10/25/18 5:09 pm
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Several sightings from this week
Several sightings from this week...

A couple of days ago I came home from a job interview and happened to
glance out the back door at my bird feeder. Much to my surprise,
there was a PINE SISKIN on it. It's early for siskins in any event,
and I really would not expect one to be hanging around a landscaped
townhouse complex like mine. But there it was, unmistakable: a
goldfinch-ish bird with a sharp beak and heavily streaked belly. No
gilding on the flight feathers, which makes me think it was a female
or juvenile.

Then a walk yesterday morning at Massabesic Audubon Center produced a
horde of small brown birds. Most were there-and-gone too fast to
identify, but among the ones I did identify were a couple of Palm
Warblers, a female Bluebird, several Song and White-throated
sparrows, and two Ruby-crowned Kinglets. In the last week or so I've
also seen White-crowned Sparrows there.

Very nice.

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH



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Date: 10/25/18 4:19 pm
From: Jane Rice <moultnews...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Late Redstart?
Not seen by me...I ran into a neighbor who claimed to have seen a small black bird with orange highlights yesterday in Gilford...I showed him a picture on my phone of a Redstart and he was quite sure that was what he had seen. Not a birder as such but a good observer of nature, for what it's worth.


Jane Rice

Moultonborough

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Date: 10/25/18 3:36 pm
From: Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Durham highlights on a blustery day
Birders,

Tigger, Pooh, and I went birding on this blustery day (well, actually it was Tigger and Vicky, our terriers, but since Vicky is a puppy Pooh isn't that far off). The Woodridge playing fields were alive with sparrows today, 40+ juncos and white-throats, as well as a fox sparrow, not to mention many robins on the football field.


Later on the UNH campus, without dogs because they never go to class, I came across a late Blackburnian Warbler along the creek between the library and Horton hall (but I don't know what it was late for).


Late afternoon, the critters came with me to Moore Fields to see what the fields might yield (mud, which was their highlight). A harrier was cruising the fields, a sharpie was perched along the tree line where about 12 sparrows were lying verrrry low, and I was fortunate to pick up the rattle of a Lapland Longspur along with a Horned Lark and a few pipits.


But I do need to retract my report from the weekend of 6 Black-bellied Plovers. There actually are 7. They flew in at reasonably close range, called a few times, flashed their black wingpits, and just generally looked out of place. These two sightings are only the 4th and 5th for Moore Fields, and yet I'm bummed that not one of them was a Golden Plover. Speaking of which, my hopes for them rose when a flock of brownish shorebirds of the appropriate size flew by the smaller of the harvested fields. Sadly, they turned out to be Pectoral Sandpipers. Tigger and Vicky remain without Golden Plovers on their life lists.


Kurk Dorsey

Durham

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Date: 10/25/18 3:02 pm
From: Brian Reilly <reillybj...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Evening grosbeak
A solitary Evening Grosbeak spent the entire day today at my platform feeder at my home here in Keene. It will be interesting to see if others show up in the next few days. I had seen Rose-breasted Grosbeaks regularly during the early summer but the last Evening Grosbeaks visit was just for a day in the Spring.

Brian

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Date: 10/25/18 9:35 am
From: Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Common Redpolls
This morning, a supposedly non-birding morning, changed when I got a text from Will Broussard that he had a couple of Common Redpolls at Dahl WS (N. Conway). Naturally, I headed down there, midmorning, for 1.5 hrs of unplanned birding. Fairly quickly, I found 3 redpolls in a small grove of birch trees. Given the winter finch forecast, I think these are a harbinger of things to come as Will also already has had Pine Siskin and Evening Grosbeak at Dahl in the past week or so.

The recent large group of sparrows were not to be seen, headed south, as I only had a single Song Sparrow. There were still some migrants around including a Swainson’s Thrush, several Hermit Thrushes, a lone Red-winged Blackbird, a couple Yellow-rumped Warblers and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Charlie Nims
Bartlett, NH

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Date: 10/25/18 5:58 am
From: Amanda Kallenbach <amanda.kallenbach...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord's Horseshoe Pond walk postponed to Sunday, 10/28
Hi all. Due to predicted wet weather this Saturday, we're postponing the
walk to Sunday, 10/28. Start time pushed to 8:00am.
Thanks!
Amanda

"A perennial Concord favorite! Let’s see what turns up on this late
October morning. Wood duck, Pied-billed Grebe and Green-winged Teal were
all present last fall. We’ll keep eyes peeled for passing raptors and
late-season songbirds, too. Amanda Kallenbach and Mark Suomala will
co-lead. Meet at the end of Commercial Street at Horseshoe Pond. Contact
Amanda Kallenbach at <amanda.kallenbach...> or 503-964-1805."

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Date: 10/24/18 4:45 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (24 Oct 2018) 9 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 68 78
Osprey 0 23 181
Bald Eagle 0 30 153
Northern Harrier 4 24 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 185 642
Cooper's Hawk 1 35 114
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 44 64
Broad-winged Hawk 0 45 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 1 44 69
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 10 10
American Kestrel 0 50 168
Merlin 0 21 56
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 29
Unknown Accipiter 1 8 16
Unknown Buteo 0 5 10
Unknown Falcon 0 4 10
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 32 53

Total: 9 642 8473
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 13:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Chad Witko

Observers: Levi Burford

Visitors:
For the duration of the count, 6 visitors made their way to the platform.


Weather:
Early to mid-day rain showers brought along with them low clouds that
snuffed the summit out of view. Eventually, the cloud ceiling lifted enough
by the afternoon that the last three hours of the day were countable. Once
cleared, the summit was buffeted by strong NW winds and cold temperatures
(5-6C).

Raptor Observations:
Despite not having a full day to count, there was a nice diversity of
raptors from the platform today including Northern Harrier and two of three
accipiters (save Northern Goshawk).

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor avian highlights included the following: Canada Goose (90 over
two skeins), American Crow (1), and a fairly sizeable White-throated
Sparrow flock (12).

Predictions:
Cold temperatures, partly cloudy skies, and strong NW winds should produce
conditions similar to this afternoon. With any luck, this should turn on
the flow for migrating raptors once again, especially after the recent bit
of rain.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 10/24/18 2:41 pm
From: Gail Coffey <gcoffeywriter...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lots of White-throated and White-crowned Sparrows and Finches in Wilton
We have had fairly large flocks of White-throated Sparrows with
White-crowned Sparrows mixed in with them over the past week. This morning
there were about 15 WTSP and 3 WCSP. Three days ago we had 30+ WTSP and at
least 5 WCSP Lots of Juncos as well.

Today, there were 3 Purple Finches and 1 Pine Siskin. We have had all
male Purple Finches and no females for the past week.

Prepare for Winter...

Gail Coffey
Wilton

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Date: 10/24/18 12:22 pm
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Dunlin, World End Pond
It doesn't happen as often as I wish it did....but it's nice when your
instincts are correct.

I was scoping out at World End Pond this afternoon and noted a small group
of shorebirds poking around the flats at the south end of the pond. I
assumed they were all Pectorals (one of the pond's default October
shorebirds) but something told me to paddle my butt out there to make sure
there wasn't a Dunlin in the mix (a bird I've yet to see in Salem).

Sure enough as I reached the flats — three Pectoral Sandpipers, three
Semipalmated Sandpipers and one Dunlin! Score! Dunlin marks the 17th
shorebird sp. and my 190th sp. at World End Pond!

Also, the Horned Grebe is still hanging out at Canobie.

Kyle WIlmarth
Plaistow, NH

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Date: 10/24/18 6:03 am
From: Jean <jmullen43...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Eastern Phoebe, Brown Creeper Portsmouth
For the last 3 days an Eastern Phoebe was flycatching. Also present in the yard were Red-bellied, Hairy&Downy Woodpeckers, Brown Creeper, Yellow-rumped Warblers. FOY Juncoes&White-throated Sparrows arrived also.

Jean Mullen
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Date: 10/24/18 5:53 am
From: Jean <jmullen43...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bald Eagle I 95 North 10/23
Hi! While traveling north at Travis River just before NH liquor store I was treated to great views of an adult Bald Eagle flying at eye level.

Jean Mullen
<jmullen43...>

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Date: 10/24/18 5:20 am
From: Barbara Horton <byrder101...>
Subject: [NHBirds] evening grosbeak in Derry
Hi
I have one adult male evening grosbeak visiting my feeder and crab apple
tree. He showed up on the morning of Oct. 22nd. and has been coming to the
feeder/tree ever since. Spotted him in the crab apple early this morning.

Also a banner fall for white throated sparrows. I always have a small group
who winter over in my yard. This year I have the largest group ever that
have been hanging around - has to be at least 30-40. Not too good at
counting! Been here for several weeks now. And in the past week, I have
been seeing juvenile white crowned sparrows mixed in.

I too have had one yellow rumped warbler who has been coming to my suet
feeder 2 days now. Not sure if he is still around here today. That is a
first for me.

Barb Horton Derry

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Date: 10/23/18 7:10 pm
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Evening flight - Concord
We took the family to dinner in Concord.

But, before that, we stopped at Horseshoe Pond for a few minutes.

The American Coot is still there, and a Common Yellowthroat.
There were a few Canada Geese, Ring-billed Gulls, Wood Ducks,
and Yellow- rumped Warblers.

Before the light rain turned into crazy torrential rain with hail, lighting and thunder, there was a prolonged flight of American Crows going to roost.
They were more or less following the old train tracks, headed south.

George had a good position for counting them as they flew by.
Final total 1776.

Andrea and George Robbins
Pittsfield, NH






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Date: 10/23/18 5:10 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (23 Oct 2018) 4 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 23, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 68 78
Osprey 0 23 181
Bald Eagle 0 30 153
Northern Harrier 3 20 52
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 183 640
Cooper's Hawk 0 34 113
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 44 64
Broad-winged Hawk 0 45 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 0 43 68
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 10 10
American Kestrel 0 50 168
Merlin 0 21 56
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 29
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 15
Unknown Buteo 0 5 10
Unknown Falcon 0 4 10
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 32 53

Total: 4 633 8464
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Chad Witko

Observers:

Visitors:
With somewhat seasonable temperatures and fairly calm winds to start the
day, it is a great surprise so few people made their way to the platform to
take advantage of the morning before the rain. Nevertheless, 13 visitors
eventually found their way to the platform to ask questions with the
counter.


Weather:
Autumn weather in New England is a lot like a mixed pack of craft brew from
your favorite local brewer. Across the season you can encounter everything
from light and crisp or wet and unfiltered to something darker and heavier.
Sometimes you can encounter all of these in the same day! Today’s weather
was a lot like this and it even included a few limited-edition one-offs.
Outside of snow, just about every type of fall weather was encountered or
viewed today from the platform. Overcast and gray, the air was still to
start, with maybe the slightest of a SE breeze bringing a rustling sound of
dried leaves to the observatory platform. Temperatures ranged from 3-11C
(37-52F) throughout the duration of the count and it remained very
seasonable without much wind. The threat of rain to the platform was
palpable all afternoon and reports of downpours nearby likely limited any
raptors from the platform even though it didn’t rain until sometime during
the last two hours of the day. Eventually, thick cloud cover, rain, and
even thunder pushed the counter from the platform and down the mountain. It
was perfect timing as within the half hour of making it into town the sky
was nighttime dark, lightening flashed, thunder roared, and pea-sized hail
coated the local roadways like the first slushy coating of snow.

Raptor Observations:
Due to the impending rain, the air felt and looked surprisingly thick and
hazy today. Even with visibility out for miles, the air was so thick and
dark it made scanning for low-flying raptors against the landscape
virtually impossible. With little to no wind to start, raptors were slow in
taking to the air and even then, were far from numerous. Three migrating
Northern Harriers (all adult females) bookended the day while a lone
Sharp-shinned Hawk (presumed adult male), found its way onto the data
sheet. A local immature Red-shouldered Hawk represented the closest raptor
to the platform today while distant Red-tailed Hawks continue their stint
around their favorite haunt of North Pack.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor avian highlights today included the following: Canada Goose
(85), Downy Woodpecker (1), Black-capped Chickadee (8), Red-breasted
Nuthatch (1), Golden-crowned Kinglet (2), Hermit Thrush (1), Pine Siskin
(3), and Yellow-rumped Warbler (3). Fall, is really setting in across the
mountain top and is starting to show the precursors of the winter to come
in the birds we are seeing consistently.

Predictions:
At this moment, showers are predicted during the first part of tomorrow’s
count and even if they end up not being a big threat, any associated clouds
from that system may limit visibility. Fortunately, there should be some
afternoon clearing. Temperatures are predicted to be in the 40s (F) with
winds from the NNW. With recent precipitation, continuing cool
temperatures, and winds returning to a more favorable direction, we should
hopefully see more activity than we had today.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 10/23/18 2:47 pm
From: Donna Carkin <dcarkin1...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Juncos are here
Juncos are here :)
Donna (Townsend, Brookline NH border)

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Date: 10/23/18 2:44 pm
From: Susan Wrisley <swrisley13...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Yellow-rumped Warbler Eating Sunflower Seed
I was watching the feeders on my deck this morning, hoping a Pine Siskin
would show up, when I saw a Yellow-rumped go to the seed feeder and eat a
sunflower chip (sunflower with no shell). The bird then went to the peanut
feeder and ate a small bit of a nut. I thought it was just a fluke, and
figured the bird was looking for suet or meal worms, but the bird was there
this afternoon, eating more sunflower chips, while it ignored the mealworm
feeder I had put out. It landed on the peanut feeder too, but I couldn't
tell if it ate any. It flew to my front yard and ate some suet, but once
again went to the seed feeder and seemed to prefer the sunflower chips. I
have often seen Pine Warblers eat sunflower chips, but this is the first
time I've seen a Yellow-rumped do it. I took a couple photos.

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Susan Wrisley, Hollis NH

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Date: 10/23/18 1:16 pm
From: J. Esten <jennifere1234...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Grebes
Today on Pleasant lake in New London we saw (and photographed) a Red-necked Grebe and a Horned Grebe along with 7 Buffleheads.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49394406

Jen Esten
New London, NH

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Date: 10/23/18 1:09 pm
From: 'Stephen Whitney' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lakes Region Mergansers and Juncos
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"Stephen Whitney" <swhit_41...>
Subject: Lakes Region Mergansers and Juncos

>> 10/23/2018 15:43
Campground Road, Pemi, house with feeders.
43°37'11.0"N 71°35'28.0"W
Juncos, 3. Juncos first seen here several days ago.

Saltmarsh Pond State Forest, Gilford
11:20 AM
43°31'47.9"N 71°25'06.4"W
Common mergansers, 6; hooded mergansers, 3.


Yesterday 10/22/18 late Afternoon:

Sky Pond
43.6680608  -71.5842736
Common Mergansers, 10. Hooded Mergansers, 2.

Dana Hill Road and Magoon Hill Road junction.
43°38'06.7"N 71°37'51.6"W
Juncos, several. Wild Turkeys, 6 + 3 further in on Magoon Road.



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Date: 10/23/18 12:37 pm
From: birdrecords <birdrecords...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Concord
Pam Hunt just called to say that she had a Yellow-headed in a huge flock of blackbirds off Clinton Street in Concord. The flock was in a corn field off Langley Parkway that extends behind Memorial Field. She was looking at it from behind one of the churches on the north side of Clinton Street opposite the South Concord Meadows apartments/Norwich St. (Trinity Baptist Church or the one next to it).

Becky Suomala
New Hampshire Bird Records
All about birds and birding in New Hampshire
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Date: 10/23/18 11:03 am
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Horned Grebe, Canobie Lake
On a quick lunch break stop I had a Horned Grebe on Canobie Lake —- seen
from the pulloff on N. Policy St. It was pretty distant on the opposite
side of the lake, but viewable with a scope.

This was an overdue bird for me on Canobie and represents #215 for my Salem
patch! The only other record is from October 2002 (M Harvey).

Kyle Wilmarth
Plaistow, NH

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Date: 10/23/18 10:20 am
From: Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Moore Reservoir
Moore Reservoir has been a disappointment so far this season. We had 1
small group of Black Scoters once, and we've checked almost daily. Will
keep scoping it out.
The Pied-billed Grebe is still here at Dodge Pond. I'm assuming the
same one, since we've never seen one on the pond before a few days ago.

Sandy and Mark Turner
Lyman

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Date: 10/23/18 10:06 am
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] morning flight - Pittsfield
For a rare treat I had a morning flight of birds traveling south, right over our property in Pittsfield.

I counted from about 8 am to 11 am.

The majority were Robins in flocks every few minutes: total of 719......
42 flocks averaging about 17 birds per flock.

Others migrants:

Northern Harrier 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12
Cooper’s hawk 2
American Kestrel 2
Peregrine Falcon
Turkey Vulture 17
American Pipit
Yellow-rumped Warblers 17
Warbler Sp. 3
Eastern Bluebirds 22
Evening Grosbeak


I heard a lot of Purple Finches and Siskins, but we have so many at our feeders nearby that I did not count them as moving.....

except for one obvious flock of
Pine Siskins 23

Andrea Robbins
Pittsfield, NH


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Date: 10/23/18 6:31 am
From: Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lawrence Crow Patrol October 22nd another theory broken
Another night, another theory blown. Just when you think you have it
straight, these crows blow up your theory and even change the script.



I wrote the following in an article in Bird Observer published February 2018
-

"Staging areas are usually different almost every night. In Lawrence, crows
start to pour into the city along the Merrimack River from all directions
about an hour before sunset on a winter day. It is a breathtaking experience
watching the crows stream in against the background of old textile mills,
factories, telephone wires, and lights. They appear immune to the fact that
they are settling into a bustling city. No one knows for sure how far away
the crows come from. Each night, they seem to choose a different staging
area either to the east or the west of their final roosting spot. Every
night is like "Where's Waldo" experience."



Nothing like putting something in print and before it is even printed, have
the crows totally change their behavior. In early January of this year
(before the article was printed), rather than " In Lawrence, crows start to
pour into the city along the Merrimack River from all directions about an
hour before sunset on a winter day", they started to stage all over the city
(not near New Balance) often miles from their earlier staging areas and
they even roosted in different places. That was last winter!



Well. last night we got to watch a dramatic new show. An hour before sunset
(our recommended time!!!!) we set up to the west of New Balance off of
Merrimack St. and saw a few crows from the south and west we believe staging
there.. We moved to the New Balance Parking lot off of So Union St. and
parked a few cars in facing the river but with a great viewing spot from the
passenger's side down the river. Suddenly, at sunset (an hour later than
previous years), the crows from the EAST poured in over the Merrimack River
in the dwindling light for half an hour, flock by flock and went straight
into the roost - all 4,500 of them. Bob had a view point where he could
count them as they streamed by rising over the "Duck" bridge, (South Union
St.). They seemed to come in in large flocks from the north either from
behind the hospital hill trees or over the pre-release center, turn and then
following the river west. So these birds had staged somewhere else and came
directly into the roost after sunset. Why? Will they continue to do this as
the winter progresses? Are these all "local" crows? Where did they stage?



On the 16th and 18th, we had noticed as we were observing from the west side
of the New Balance Building, quite a few crows streaming in from the east
starting at sunset and going into the roost. On the 19th we tried to find
their approach route and watched as they streamed over the pre-release
prisoner center between the river and the approach to Rt. 495. On the 21st,
we searched north of that spot on the east and west of the river and saw TWO
crows, but last night we hit the jackpot.



You must come to see the spectacle. Please report an sightings of crows
especially to the east.



More to follow!!!



As we move through the birding community, I am beginning to acknowledge the
title of the "crow lady"!!!!!



In the summer, I change titles up north I am the "loon lady"!!!!!



Keep in touch,

Dana

Dana Duxbury-Fox



North Andover, MA



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Date: 10/23/18 6:07 am
From: deanneart via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] What a great morning
Terrific morning in  my feeders, I had Pine Siskins and a female Pileated Woodpecker in the feeders this morning.  What a nice  surprise!  Hoping  that  beautiful girl comes back. Deanne FortnamNashua  

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Date: 10/22/18 5:46 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (22 Oct 2018) 16 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 22, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 68 78
Osprey 0 23 181
Bald Eagle 1 30 153
Northern Harrier 0 17 49
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 182 639
Cooper's Hawk 0 34 113
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 44 64
Broad-winged Hawk 0 45 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 2 43 68
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 10 10
American Kestrel 0 50 168
Merlin 0 21 56
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 29
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 15
Unknown Buteo 0 5 10
Unknown Falcon 0 4 10
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 32 53

Total: 16 629 8460
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Iain MacLeod

Observers: Jeanne-Marie Maher, Levi Burford, Richard Sirull

Visitors:
20


Weather:
Cool and blustry. Wind from SW all day ( although forecast to be from N!!)

Raptor Observations:
Just a few distant birds. Very slow. A local adult eagle left Powder Mill
Pond and headed north.

Non-raptor Observations:
Just a few yellow-rumps and a Kinglet or two. One Hermit Thrush showed
itself and three skeins of Canada Geese battled their way South. Highlight
was the mammals with a porcupine and Short-tailed Weasel.

Predictions:
Colder....and more chance of 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: 10/22/18 5:39 pm
From: JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...>
Subject: [NHBirds] winter is a comin' - pack birds and snow bunting
After a very cold day up at Pack with howling cold winds out of the west/ southwest temps in the 30’s to low 40’s and a smattering of intrepid sharp shin hawks, red shoulder hawks, red tails. white throated sparrows, yellow rumps and one lone ruby crowned kinglet, I came home in time for an afternoon apt. As I arrived at the office area In Merrimack (town) just after 4:30 pm , there was one lone snow bunting wandering the parking lot. Was still hanging out to greet me when I left 45 minutes later before flying away.
Definitely felt like winter was upon us today.

Jeanne-Marie Maher
Nashua NH

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Date: 10/22/18 5:23 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, October 22, 2018
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, October 22nd,
2018.



10 GOLDEN EAGLES were seen from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration
Observatory located atop Pack Monadnock in Peterborough all during the past
week. A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen soaring over Mountain Road on Mount Sunapee in
Newbury on the 19th, and 1 was seen over Hancock on the 17th.



A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen along the coast in Hampton on October 21st.



A RED PHALAROPE was seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant on October
20th. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, 7 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, and 2 RUDDY DUCKS were
seen here on the 21st. The Treatment Plant is only accessible to birders on
weekends, and only if workers are not present.



2 HUDSONIAN GODWITS were seen at Meadow Pond in Hampton on October 21st.



2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS and a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER were seen at Rye Harbor
State Park on October 20th. 6 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS and a PECTORAL SANDPIPER
were seen at Moore Fields on Route 155A in Durham on October 20th.



2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen at Little Cherry Pond in Jefferson on
October 16th, and 1 was seen at Morrill’s Farm in Penacook on the 20th.



6 LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen in Hampton Marsh on October 19th, and single
SOLITARY SANDPIPERS were seen in Penacook, Greenland, Stratham, and Salem
during the past week.



2 DUNLIN were seen at Turtle Pond in Concord on October 18th.



3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were seen on the coast in Rye on October 21st, and
a SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was seen at Morrill’s Farm in Penacook on the 20th.



A REDHEAD continues to be seen on Eel Pond in Rye and was last reported on
October 21st. A SNOW GOOSE was seen here on the 19th.



5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen on Cherry Pond in Jefferson on October 16th.



50 BRANT were seen migrating by Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on October
16th.



2 BLACK SCOTERS and a RED-BREASTED MERGANSER were seen at the Wilder Dam on
the Connecticut River on October 16th. 5 LESSER SCAUP and a GREATER SCAUP
were seen on Turtle Pond in Concord on the 16th.



2 HORNED GREBES were seen on Pleasant Lake in New London on October 21st.



An AMERICAN COOT was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on October 21st.



A GREAT EGRET was seen on the Connecticut River in Plainfield on October
19th.



Over 1,700 NORTHERN GANNETS were tallied on the coast on October 20th, and a
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was also seen.



An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was seen in Gorham on October 15th, 1 was seen in
Keene on the 17th, 1 was seen in Hampton on the 21st, and 1 was seen in
Sandwich on the 21st. Lingering migrant warbler species reported during the
past included: BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER,
NASHVILLE WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, NORTHERN PARULA, MAGNOLIA WARBLER,
BLACKPOLL WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, CAPE MAY WARBLER, PALM WARBLER, and
PINE WARBLER.



4 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen in Sandwich, and 1 was seen in Rochester, all
on October 16th. A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was reported from Pittsfield on
the 17th.



A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was seen at Great Bay Farm in Greenland on October
19th, 3 were seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on the 20th, and 1 was
seen at Applecrest Farm in Hampton Falls on the 21st.



2 TREE SWALLOWS were reported from coastal Hampton on October 21st, and a
BARN SWALLOW was reported from Colebrook on the 16th. Other late-migrant
species of note during the past week included: GRAY CATBIRD, HERMIT THRUSH,
SWAINSON’S THRUSH, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, EASTERN PHOEBE, HOUSE WREN,
MARSH WREN, BOBOLINK, and RED-EYED VIREO.



70 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS, an unusually high number, were counted at Airport
Marsh in Whitefield on October 19th. A few “winter” visitors, AMERICAN TREE
SPARROWS, have begun to be reported.



A SNOW BUNTING was reported from Warren and 1 was reported from Merrimack,
both on October 22nd.



Flocks of invading PINE SISKINS have been reported from northern parts of
the state.



RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough. Pack
Monadnock has tallied over 8,400 raptors since September 1st. The majority
of the raptors that have been seen so far this season were BROAD-WINGED
HAWKS, but over 150 BALD EAGLES have also been seen. Be sure to visit the
observatory this fall season to help out with the count!



This message is also available by phone recording: call (603) 224-9909 and
press 4 as directed or ask to be transferred. If you have seen any
interesting birds recently, you can leave a message at the end of the
recording or send your sightings to the RBA via e-mail at:
<birdsetc...> Please put either "bird sighting" or "Rare Bird
Alert" in the subject line and be sure to include your mailing address and
phone number. The RBA is also available on-line at the New Hampshire Audubon
web site, www.nhaudubon.org


Thanks very much and good birding.

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Date: 10/22/18 2:32 pm
From: Patience Chamberlin <patiencechamberlin...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Odiorne birds
A beautiful couple of hours wandering Odiorne SP this afternoon focusing on land birds. Birds all over the place.

Red-tailed Hawk 3
N. Harrier 1 juv.
T Vulture 6
E. Bluebirds 3
Hermit Thrush 4
N. Mockingbird 2
Grey catbird 1
Goldfinch 2
Chickadee 1 heard only! seems impossible…
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
E. Phoebe 3
Brown Creeper 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 50+ estimate everywhere. on the seaweed, rocks, in the weeds , trees
Golden -Crowned Kinglet 4
Yellow-rumped Warblers common like the Kinglets, everywhere
Palm Warblers 4
C. Yellowthroat 1
Song Sparrow common
White-crowned Sparrow 2 immature
White -throated sparrow 10
Savannah Sparrow 2
Chipping Sparrow 1
Pine Siskins 8

Patience Chamberlin
New Castle


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Date: 10/22/18 12:52 pm
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - Sunapee
The subject bird began foraging around a goldenrod field I had just mowed along with some Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers in Sunapee Harbor. Allowed me to get quite close and I was able to get a few documentation shots that are in the checklist below. Seems notably late for this species (or any Flycatcher besides Phoebes). According to eBird, the last one reported in the state was on September 23rd.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49376330

-Dylan Jackson
Goshen

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Date: 10/22/18 12:32 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (21 Oct 2018) 29 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 4 68 78
Osprey 0 23 181
Bald Eagle 2 29 152
Northern Harrier 0 17 49
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 172 629
Cooper's Hawk 0 34 113
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 41 61
Broad-winged Hawk 0 45 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 4 41 66
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 10 10
American Kestrel 0 50 168
Merlin 0 21 56
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 29
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 15
Unknown Buteo 1 5 10
Unknown Falcon 0 4 10
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 32 53

Total: 29 613 8444
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Mark Timmerman

Observers: Anne Forsyth, Brian Rusnica, Mike Gebo, Philip Kirkhart

Visitors:
127 visitors passed the site including Dave Lewis and Honey Weiss with
their SEEING EYES FOR THE BLIND puppy in training. Hikers paused long
enough to add that extra layer that was stowed at journey's onset.
Five Austrian exchange students gathered for a brief tutorial on hawk
migration.
Some visitors were compelled to visit the site where BBC and PBS filmed the
Hawkwatch portion of their third show of the 'Autumn Watch' series seen
last Wednesday-Friday and now on their online website.


Weather:
Cold and blustery with winds starting from the West, shifting gradually to
the NW. Skies changing from fully overcast in the am to only 20% cloud
cover at day's end.
Intense drop from 43 to 34 F throughout the day with intermittent
snowflakes dancing through the spruces at times.

Raptor Observations:
The first eagle was an immature Golden that coursed from the north and
circled briefly between Pack and Mt. Monadnock at 9:23 am. Full adult and
immature Bald Eagles rose and dropped out of sight several times including
a nearby adult that thrilled onlookers.
Red-shouldered Hawks had the same idea with one overflying the platform
from behind and nearly carrying off the owl! Red-tails practiced kiting.

Non-raptor Observations:
The local short-tailed weasel found a fresh lunch, thanks to the seeds that
attracted red squirrels, chipmunks, white-throated sparrows, blue jays, and
dark-eyed juncos. One hiker spotted a young porcupine. Also seen were one
crow, six ravens, 40 Canada geese, one golden-crowned kinglet, five
shorebird sp., 2 DC Cormorants, and many migrating leaves.

Predictions:
Colder and blustery with more sunshine.
Perhaps eagles and redtails will be motivated by the conditions.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Phil Brown (<pbrown...>)
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: 10/22/18 10:19 am
From: Bob Crowley <crbob...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Siskins
My feeders are being overwhelmed by Pine Siskins to the point where other species can not find space to get to the Sunflower Meaties.

Bob Crowley
Chatham, NH

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Date: 10/22/18 9:39 am
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] four warbler species including Yellowthroat and Cape May - Pittsfield
I had four warbler species this morning in Pittsfield.

Yellow-rumped Warblers (at the suet feeder)
Palm Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Cape May Warbler

Andrea Robbins
Pittsfield, NH

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Date: 10/22/18 8:36 am
From: steph ttlc <steph...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Capital Chapter: Annual Concord NOVEMBER CHALLENGE! (11/03-04)
Field Trip: Annual Concord November Challenge!

Date: Saturday-Sunday, November 3-4

Join in the fun of this annual event, now in its eleventh year, as birders
gather 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 2018?! Birders of all skill
levels are welcome to participate, for all or part of the weekend, 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 <mailto:<biodiva...> <biodiva...>
Please try to "sign up" several days in advance, since last minute planning
can be tricky.



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Date: 10/21/18 3:43 pm
From: Robert Ridgely <rridgely14...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Evening Grosbeaks!
A wonderful if maybe prematurely chilly few days here in Sandwich saw me
working away on the computer most of the time, but of course looking up
occasionally to scan the throngs of sparrows on the lawns near my feeders.
Mostly White-throats and juncos of course, but never have I seen so many
White-crowns, as others have commented. This has always been a good place
for them, but usually no more than 3 or 4 at a time. Yesterday and today
there were 15+, now most of them handsome immatures.

But the prize was the wonderful quartet of Evening Grosbeaks that graced my
front feeder for about fifteen minutes this morning, three beautiful males
and a female. We just don't seem to get them like we used to (thinking back
decades now). I hope they hang around.

Last night the first Saw-whet Owl of the season squealed across Thompson
marsh.

What a wonderful lot of birds you all have been seeing these past few days.
I hope the excitement continues.



Good birding,

Robert S. Ridgely

North Sandwich



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Date: 10/21/18 3:30 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Coast (Massive passerine flight, Hudsonian Godwits, OC Warbler, and another YB Cuckoo)
I was shaken out of bed (for some reason I slept in!) this morning by a
text message from Jason Lambert at 8 AM.  He was having wave after wave
of birds flying overhead and heading south.  Many coming in from off the
water.  By the time I got to the coast, there were still huge numbers of
land birds flying overhead.  I met Jason at Bicentennial Park where the
sky was just about filled with birds. Almost all impossible to ID due to
height, etc.  It is believed that there was a mix of birds including
mostly Yellow-rumped Warblers and American Goldfinches, but there were
also Robins noted as well as an occasional kinglet and blackbirds.  And
there were hawks!!!  They were moving like crazy early.  I had at least
7 Northern Harriers, 13 Sharp-shinned Hawks and 3 Kestrels......in about
1/2 hour!!  I ballparked 1,500 passerines passed over in less than one
hour. Jason's numbers are much more impressive as many thousands of
birds likely passed along the coast.

What caused this?  Yesterday was strong SW winds and a cold front passed
by LATE last night and into the morning hours with some light rain and
lots of clouds.  Apparently the winds were rather light out of the north
at dawn.  By 10 AM it was all over and the winds started getting
progressively stronger and eventually gusting VERY STRONG out of the
northwest and the temperature plummeted during the afternoon.

Some other highlights of the day in the cold blustery wind:

HUDSONIAN GODWIT - 2 juveniles in Meadow Pond in Hampton.  (Also an
unusually high count of 60 Dunlin here) First noted by Jason at
Bicentennial Park, they flew past him heading south.  They then circled
near Meadow Pond.  Jason texted me and I got over just in time to see
them.  They stayed for about 10 minutes before taking off and resuming
their flight south.

ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER - 1 off Island Path in Hampton.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/44755428294/in/dateposted/

CAPE MAY WARBLER - 1 off Tidemill Road in Hampton.  Brief views and bad
photo.

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO - 1 at Applecrest Farm in Hampton Falls. Eating a
"wooly bear" Isabella Moth caterpillar.  This is my 5th (!) in 3 days. 
All photographed.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/44563527285/in/photostream/

NASHVILLE WARBLER - 1 at Seabrook Dog Track parking lot.  Almost
certainly a Magnolia Warbler there also.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 10/21/18 2:24 pm
From: J. Esten <jennifere1234...>
Subject: [NHBirds] New London
30 minutes ago - we went to check on our resident Loon chick and found 2 Horned Grebes and 2 Buffleheads on Pleasant Lake, New London

Jen Esten


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Date: 10/21/18 2:03 pm
From: 'W' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Vesper sparrows -Keene


This morning I had 2 Vesper sparrows at Krif Road in Keene. They were with a large number of song sparrows some white crowns, white throats, a handful of savannah's and a single lincoln's foraging in the weedy strips on the sides of Cornwell Drive between the cornfields. It's been incredibly fun watching the Coopers Hawks fly through the sparrows to scatter them and then circle back a few minutes later to catch them off guard. I haven't seen them make a kill, but there's plenty of evidence of their success throughout the Krif Road fields.Wendy


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Date: 10/21/18 1:37 pm
From: 'Paul Dionne' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Siskin
One first, now two at our thistle feeder. October 21 is by far our earliest date by at least six weeks.
Paul & Susan Dionne,
Derry

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R. Hunter/J. Garcia



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Date: 10/21/18 1:34 pm
From: Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Exeter wastewater ponds
Like others today, I could not find the Red Phalarope.

Birds seen:
N. Shoveler 7
Bufflehead 1
Ruddy Duck 1: ( unfortunately, found one dead and being eaten by Black-backed Gull on path between ponds)
Turkey Vulture 1

Yellow-rumpled W. 21 ( counted)

The warblers were showing an amazing display on edge of 1st pond. Sitting on rocks and on low wires, flying out feeding on surface organisms as swallows might. The number, I think, is conservative since there were others also flying in and out of vegetation.

Rich Aaronian

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Date: 10/21/18 12:10 pm
From: Becky <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] White-rumped Sandpipers
3 in the Rt.1A pools south of Odiorne now.Becky Suomala
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Date: 10/21/18 11:49 am
From: 'Joann O'Shaughnessy' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] SEO
Short eared owl just flew over my driveway being chased by crows. Going to try to relocate.
JoAnn O’Shaughnessy
Great Boars Head
Hampton

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Date: 10/21/18 11:07 am
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Horseshoe Pond Coot
The AMERICAN COOT continues at Horseshoe Pond in Concord. I found it on the Commercial Street edge of the pond across from the Grappone Conference Center.

-Dylan Jackson
Goshen

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Date: 10/21/18 10:07 am
From: DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] rusty blackbird? Pickering Pond-Gonic
I believe I have ID correctly, Pickering Pond, today. Is this early for this time of the year?

Thanks

Deb Powers-South Berwick Maine


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Date: 10/21/18 7:53 am
From: Ken Klapper <kklapper...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sandwich warblers including Orange-crowned
In my yard this morning single Orange-crowned, Nashville, and Magolia
warblers joined the handful of Palms and Yellow-rumps.

An immature White-crowned joined the rapidly dwindling (except for juncos)
sparrow flock. This is also the first year I've seen White-crowneds in my
yard - they started showing up about two weeks ago.

Ken Klapper
Sandwich, NH

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Date: 10/21/18 7:08 am
From: steph ttlc <steph...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord White Crowned Sparrows
I was delighted to see 2 White Crowned Sparrows in my yard yesterday, first
time ever. I live right in the city and it's nice to see something other
than House Sparrows!



Stephanie Parkinson

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Date: 10/21/18 7:03 am
From: Becky <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Phalarope - no
Zeke Cornell, Len Medlock, Dan Hubbard and I could not relocate the Red
Phalarope at Exeter this morning.
There was a White-rumped Sandpiper, 2 Ruddy Duck and 7 shovelors.
Becky Suomala

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Date: 10/20/18 5:39 pm
From: Chad Witko <chadjwitko...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Golden Eagles
Greetings,

To all who are interested or to any who might overlook the details of the
daily reports that come out of the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory, there
have now been 9 Golden Eagles observed over the last 5 days! If I remember
correctly what I saw the other day in the data, this now ties for the best
showing of Goldens over any 5-day stretch at this site. With more winds
predicted out of the NW or WNW over the next week, including tomorrow, this
might be the best opportunity to see this grand raptor of the north before
the official hawk watch ends as they are clearly on the move. However, it
will be interesting to see what the totals are in another month.

For reference- 2018 is already above the 12-year average of 8 Golden Eagles
per year, and just 5 birds shy of tying the all-time season record of 13.
Good luck to any who look. Maybe I'll see some of you there!

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

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Date: 10/20/18 5:28 pm
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Penacook Birds: Tennessee Warbler, Semipalmated Sandpiper, etc.




Greetings all,

A gorgeous day to explore a couple of my core areas here in Penacook. Tomorrow's weather forecast had me shift the Penacook Survey from tomorrow morning to today (warmer and WAY less wind), and it netted a respectable 46 species for mid-October (6 more than last weekend). The nightlight was a nice Tennessee Warbler near the Thirty Pines retention pond, with runners up of a late Northern Parula (a lot of those lingering this fall) and my first of fall American Tree Sparrow. Sparrow numbers were down compared to the last two surveys - or they were all in places I wasn't. An Eastern Phoebe on The Island was another nice bonus, and getting toward the late side for Concord.

After some mid-day commitments I spent the 1.5 hours before sunset at Morrill's Farm (would have liked to have gotten there earlier), where the highlights were shorebirds. There was one each of Pectoral, Solitary (getting pretty late), and Semipalmated (unusual inland), and at least three Killdeer in the cornfields. There could easily have been more of the latter, but I didn't have time to walk the fields before it got dark. Lots of White-crowned and Savannah Sparrows along with the generally expected Songs and White-throats, and the bonus passerine was a Blackpoll Warbler (5th warbler species for the day!!). A Peregrine Falcon and 260+ crows heading to roost rounded out the highlights.

This email is serving double duty as the first official reminder to interested parties that in TWO WEEKS we will be convening for the 11th annual Concord November Challenge! This exciting event is like a Christmas Bird Count but restricted to the city of Concord, and taking place over two days (Nov 3-4 this year). Our goal is to find as many species as possible within the city limits on the first full weekend in November, and our current record is 93. Birders of all skill levels are welcome to participate, but I ask that interested parties let my know they want to help ASAP. This makes it a lot easier to spread people out among the key birding areas and ensure that newbies get paired up with veterans. We tend to hit things pretty hard Saturday morning, and then gather for a group lunch to see what we found. The afternoon and Sunday are then spent looking for still-missing species and searching areas no one's been to let. If interested, feel free to drop me an email!

Pam Hunt
Penacook, NH


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Date: 10/20/18 5:25 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (20 Oct 2018) 13 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 3 64 74
Osprey 1 23 181
Bald Eagle 0 27 150
Northern Harrier 0 17 49
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 157 614
Cooper's Hawk 1 34 113
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 39 59
Broad-winged Hawk 0 45 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 1 37 62
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 9 9
American Kestrel 0 50 168
Merlin 1 21 56
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 29
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 15
Unknown Buteo 0 4 9
Unknown Falcon 0 4 10
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 1 32 53

Total: 13 584 8415
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Chad Witko

Observers: Julie Brown, Kat Lauer, Levi Burford, Phil Brown,
Scott Harvell, Sharon Harvell, with many more...

Visitors:
Visitors totaled 152 strong today, including 70 visitors to the Big Soup
contest, 40 of which casted votes. Sharon Harvell’s ‘Magic Merlin Mushroom
Pumpkin Soup’ took home first prize while Chad Witko’s ‘End of the Rainbow
Pot of Golden Eagle Soup’ took second place. There was a three-way tie for
third place between Levi Burford, Julie Brown, and Phil Brown. It was of
course great fun and all soups were winning quality. Thank you to all who
participated or casted votes!


Weather:
With mostly cloudy skies, a stiff breeze, cool temperatures, and even a
passing shower, it was the perfect day to host our annual Big Soup contest.
Temperatures ranged from 11-14C (52-57F), the first day over the last week
where the count started well above freezing. Winds were locked into the SW
quadrant for the entirety of the count.

Raptor Observations:
Once again, the Golden Eagle Express is back on schedule with another two
individuals observed on the day. This brings up the season total to 9- all
observed in the last 5 days! With the 12-year average sitting at 8 Golden
Eagles per year, 2018 is now on track for a superb showing of this amazing
raptor. Outside of this continued showing of Goldens, a single Osprey and a
lone Merlin were welcomed additions.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor avian highlights included the following: Canada Goose (71),
Ring-billed Gull (1 immature), Downy Woodpecker (1), and Pine Siskin (1).

Predictions:
Showers and light rain during the early morning hours will gradually
transition to cloudy and eventually partly sunny conditions by the time the
count gets underway. Temperatures will once again remain cool to start,
just above freezing, warming into the 40s. Winds will also shift overnight
to the NW and remain brisk throughout the day. These combined conditions
should not only prime raptors to move but should also allow for good
viewing.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 10/20/18 5:09 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Coast (Excellent morning flight of Gannets, Redhead, 3 YB Cuckoos, etc.)
Jane and I hit the coast today.  Fortunately we checked the ocean early
because birds were moving!  Great flight of Gannets, and a generally
great diversity of other species.  All moving south.  Most of the
migration was from 7 AM to 9 AM when it all died down quickly.  But
cormorants picked up a bit and there were still some scoters moving.

Comments:     Migration watch 7 AM - 11 AM.  Most birds in first 2 hours
after sunrise from Seabrook Beach.  A few more from Little Boar's
Head.   Overcast with strong SW winds at about 25-30 knots! Amazing
morning migration on STRONG SOUTHWEST winds.

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All counted MIGRATING SOUTH
---------------------------------------------
Canada Goose  12
American Wigeon  2     With Pintails.
American Black Duck  81
Northern Pintail  4     With Wigeon.
Green-winged Teal  1
Greater Scaup  4
Lesser Scaup  2
Common Eider  243
Surf Scoter  291
White-winged Scoter  55
Black Scoter  282
scoter sp.  467
Long-tailed Duck  6     First of fall.
Bufflehead  7
Red-breasted Merganser  47
Red-necked Grebe  3
Dunlin  2
Black Guillemot  1
Black-legged Kittiwake  1     Juvenile flying south off Little Boar's Head.
Bonaparte's Gull  59
Red-throated Loon  71     Most fairly close.
Common Loon  55     Modest flight of Common Loons, but our first decent
flight of the season.
Northern Gannet  1,727     Fantastic morning flight.  All in first 2
hours.  Dead by 9 AM.  Careful, accurate count by Jane of birds passing
by a single spot offshore.  She kept counts of birds by 25 and I logged
them and counted other birds.
Double-crested Cormorant  968
Peregrine Falcon  2

Then.....continuing north.....later in morning.

REDHEAD - Male continues on Eel Pond

YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO - 3 (!) at Odiorne Point State Park.  Clearly a lot
around lately.

And later RED PHALAROPE at Exeter WTP.  Great find at Exeter WTP by Leo
Mckillop.  Remarkably find considering the steady westerly winds over
the last couple of days!

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 10/20/18 4:42 pm
From: <jennfrost67...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lesser yellow legs Birch st gardens
I observed a lone lesser yellow legs wading/foraging at 5pm today in a
large puddle
in a field to the left of the Birch street gardens.There was a young
gentleman birding there too
that said he drove here from NJ to go birding in this "Hot spot" he read
about on Ebird.
He said he travels to different states with the goal of seeing 100
different birds in each
state! He pointed out many different sparrows and we also saw some house
finches and
flickers. Sadly, he had just left when I spotted the yellow legs. He was
leaving to
go birding in VT tomorrow, I wish him luck!


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Date: 10/20/18 2:34 pm
From: Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...>
Subject: [NHBirds] The year of the White-crowned Sparrow?
Jeanne-Marie sort of beat me to the punch as I was going to post about the large numbers of White-crowned Sparrow (WCSP). Anecdotally, they are all over some of the “local” birding areas near where I live in the Mt. Washington Valley. No matter where I have gone in the past couple of weeks, there have always been WCSP’s: Dahl WS, Thompson WS, local farms, etc. including my own yard where I have had several. While the White-throated Sparrows along with Dark-eyed Juncos are here in good numbers, it is clearly the WCSP’s that are the outliers.

Charlie Nims
Bartlett, NH

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Date: 10/20/18 2:06 pm
From: CK Borg <borealbirder...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 10/20 Concord Birch Street Community Garden Sparrows...
...good afternoon birding was had at the Gardens today with decent sparrow
diversity and abundance.
...most notable was a beautiful Fox Sparrow
...adult and juvenile White Crowned Sparrows (x8)
...& late Blackpoll Warblers (x2).

Peace,
CK Borg
Concord, NH

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Date: 10/20/18 2:00 pm
From: Steve Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Red Phalarope at Exeter WTP
Currently being seen.

Found by Leo Mckillop.

Steve Mirick
Bradford MA


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Date: 10/20/18 1:23 pm
From: Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Durham birds
Birders,

A Northern Parula was flitting around the yard today, which is always a nice sight in October. Lots of Chipping Sparrows and White-throated Sparrows in the neighborhood.


Also had an adult Bald Eagle over the high school.


A walk at Moore Fields in the afternoon was supposed to turn up some field birds, which was fortunate. I got about halfway down the gravel road without much to show for it, but then I heard the distinctive call of a pipit. A couple more called and then a killdeer joined them. At that point, things got really interesting. A few vultures drifted over the field, as did a bunch of Ring-billed Gulls, so I was surprised when pipits started flying everywhere (about 50); the Killdeer got up and brought with them 6 Black-bellied Plover with the distinctive black armpits, the biggest surprise of the day, and then a Pectoral Sandpiper. I noted 3 Red-tails battling in the field's airspace, but that didn't seem enough. That's when I noticed an adult Peregrine circling high over the field. The number of species was small, but the diversity and species were great!



Kurk Dorsey

Durham

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Date: 10/20/18 1:19 pm
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Re: Yellow-rumped Warblers like suet
Yellow-rumped Warblers, as well as a few other of the northern lingering species will visit suet feeders when the weather gets cold and insects become scarce.

-Dylan

Sent from my iPhone

> On Oct 20, 2018, at 3:44 PM, jane kelley <janeekelley...> wrote:
>
> Is that unusual? I've had one at my feeder for 2 days. First time I've seen it.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/jc8179/31554148668/in/dateposted-public/
>
> Jane,
> Gilford
>
>
>> On Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:15:47 PM UTC-4, A. Robbins wrote:
>>
>> One figured it out. Then two more got the idea.
>>
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/30833180@N00/albums/72157702631777105/
>>
>> Andrea Robbins
>> Pittsfield, NH
>>
>>
>> Sent from my iPad
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Date: 10/20/18 12:44 pm
From: jane kelley <janeekelley...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Yellow-rumped Warblers like suet
Is that unusual? I've had one at my feeder for 2 days. First time I've seen
it.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jc8179/31554148668/in/dateposted-public/

Jane,
Gilford


On Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:15:47 PM UTC-4, A. Robbins wrote:
>
>
> One figured it out. Then two more got the idea.
>
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/30833180@N00/albums/72157702631777105/
>
> Andrea Robbins
> Pittsfield, NH
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
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Date: 10/20/18 10:15 am
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Yellow-rumped Warblers like suet

One figured it out. Then two more got the idea.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/30833180@N00/albums/72157702631777105/

Andrea Robbins
Pittsfield, NH


Sent from my iPad

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Date: 10/20/18 7:42 am
From: Anne Ryc <annehadshi...>
Subject: [NHBirds] American coot at Horseshoe pond, Concord
In my brief visit to the pond, saw an American coot midway across the pond.
Also, in the trees and brush on the south side, five cardinals, many yellow
rumped warblers, one wood thrush seen up close. A mockingbird was singing,
albeit faintly.

Anne H

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Date: 10/19/18 5:14 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (19 Oct 2018) 4 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 61 71
Osprey 1 22 180
Bald Eagle 0 27 150
Northern Harrier 0 17 49
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 154 611
Cooper's Hawk 0 33 112
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 39 59
Broad-winged Hawk 0 45 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 1 36 61
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 7 7
American Kestrel 0 50 168
Merlin 0 20 55
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 29
Unknown Accipiter 0 7 15
Unknown Buteo 0 4 9
Unknown Falcon 0 4 10
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 31 52

Total: 4 571 8402
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Chad Witko

Observers: Miki Foley

Visitors:
With mild conditions in the valley, the platform was abuzz with people
today, some 66 in total. Many stayed for extended periods of time, asked a
series of questions, and remained engaged with the platform and the counter
despite the overall lack of raptors in sight.


Weather:
Beautiful from start to finish, it was a gorgeous fall day from the
observatory platform. Clear skies persisted throughout the count which
contributed to both the cold start (0C/32F- freezing point) and the
comfortable end (13C/55F). Winds had quieted down quite a bit from
yesterday but remained somewhat stiff at times, this time primarily from
the WSW. Visibility was good today, although limited slightly by distant
haze. Nevertheless, a snow-capped Mount Washington could be viewed through
binoculars or a scope by late afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
It seems as if Midas did not wish to once again bestow his magic touch to
today and only 4 migrating raptors were observed in total. Sharp-shinned
Hawks took the prize for most numerous raptors with two while a late-day
Osprey was a nice treat.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor avian highlights included: Brant (8), Canada Goose (60), swallow
species (1- very distant and backlit, but Barn, Tree, and Bank were ruled
out based on silhouette and flight pattern. A Cave?!?!), Golden-crowned
Kinglet (2), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (5), Pine Siskin (2), Fox Sparrow (1),
and Yellow-rumped Warbler (3).

Predictions:
Tomorrow looks to be like today with a few slight variations. Winds are
predicted to range from SW to WSW under mostly cloudy skies with even
milder temperatures (50s). This is distinctly different than the conditions
that ushered in the recent influx of Golden Eagles, but one never knows
what will fly by the platform! If the potential for expected and unexpected
raptors doesn’t tempt you to pay a visit, perhaps the offering of hot soup
is something that might! Please join us tomorrow for our annual ‘Big Soup’
contest which will take place right at the platform! Regular hawk watchers
and friends of the observatory will present a wide array of homemade soups
that will be available to anyone who comes to the platform during the event
(~12PM). The event is free and open to all who wish to participate, either
in presenting or partaking in soupy-goodness. No registration is required.
Show up, enjoy some soup, vote on your favorite, and help us look for
hawks!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 10/19/18 2:53 pm
From: <heather2cb...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Snow Goose update
I don't believe I got any good clear photos, so the video (link below) is
the best I can do.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/142748277@N07/43618772740/in/dateposted-public/

Heather Burns

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Date: 10/19/18 2:11 pm
From: JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...>
Subject: [NHBirds] White crown sparrows
From airport Marsh alone we had 70 white crowned sparrows. On to Pittsburg I think we had close to a total of 100 today. Was harder to find a white throated sparrow today !

Is something going on with white crowns? I’ve even had them in my yard in Nashua

Jeanne-Marie Maher
Nashua NH

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Date: 10/19/18 1:14 pm
From: Steve Bennett <sbennett999...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Snow Goose, Eel Pond
I am currently (4:00 pm) at Eel Pond in Rye and I believe the white goose
seen earlier by Heather is indeed a Snow Goose. It is currently in the back
Southern corner. Looking through the Reeds with my scope and looking into
the sun I can clearly see a very white large goose with distinctive black
primaries. I can't get a definitive look at the head through the reeds but
of what I can see, the head shape looks good and it has a dark bill so it's
probably an immature . It is with a half dozen Canada's

Steve Bennett

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Date: 10/19/18 12:11 pm
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Golden Eagle - Mount Sunapee
While mowing the lawn of a residence on the side of Mount Sunapee around 2pm I had what appeared to be an adult GOLDEN EAGLE flying south overhead. Nice low flyover but poor lighting to see plumage details well and no optics on hand. A great work-bird nonetheless.

-Dylan Jackson
Goshen

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Date: 10/19/18 9:45 am
From: <heather2cb...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Redhead YES - and possible Snow Goose
Eel Pond 12.45pm

Heather Burns
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Date: 10/19/18 5:50 am
From: Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lawrence Crow Patrol Oct 18, 2018
Last night sunset was at 5:47 PM and Bob and I started our patrol on the
south side of the river along Merrimack St. at 4:47 PM.

As is their pattern, they chose a different staging area from the 16th
night.

There were NONE on the south side.

Craig Gibson(who usually posts on e-bird) joining us from the north side of
the river found some on the north side around the Court Building.

Later we saw a few streaming in from the south and crossing the river.
Craig saw a few coming in from the west. None from the north.

We went over to the north side catching a view of one of the Lawrence
Peregrines streaming over us headed for the clock tower and enjoyed the crow
show with small numbers. Some of the crows were eating the buds on the trees
around the court house. Must identify those trees!

At sunset, the crows started to move over to the south side. We went over to
the south side and watched them from South Canal Street (one horrid dirt
road ) over the trucks in a parking lot. There were still over 600 on the
north side sitting on the roof of the 240 apartment building evenly spaced
like gargoyles.

Suddenly, now at sunset hundreds kept pouring in from the east - a few
sitting on buildings across the river and others settling into the trees on
the south side. Had they staged further to the east? It is virtually
impossible some nights to get a full count. Bob is our official counter and
we can get glimpses of the number but at the moment they are not all sitting
out in view. It still amazes me how many crows there are coming - even now
in October - into the roost from the 20 mile circle.



Gradually all of the perched birds on the north side moved over to the south
side. By a half hour after sunset most of the birds were perched in the
trees on the south side of the river.



It is a fascinating juxtaposition with crows streaming here and there along
the river and perching on many of these old brick textile mills and settling
eventually into the Silver Maples along the river at first in the bright
light of sunset and then in the shadows as night approaches. Most of the
trees still have their leaves on.



Remember the crows welcome you and encourage you to watch the nightly show.
It will only get more impressive as the winter sets in. We would welcome a
few folks to help us monitor them coming in from the east and the west along
the Merrimack. Two folks have reported flocks seen from their homes in
Haverhill headed west.



Until the next patrol -

Dana Duxbury-Fox





North Andover, MA



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Date: 10/18/18 7:32 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (18 Oct 2018) 35 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 18, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 3 61 71
Osprey 0 21 179
Bald Eagle 4 27 150
Northern Harrier 2 17 49
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 152 609
Cooper's Hawk 0 33 112
Northern Goshawk 0 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 39 59
Broad-winged Hawk 0 45 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 5 35 60
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 7 7
American Kestrel 2 50 168
Merlin 2 20 55
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 29
Unknown Accipiter 1 7 15
Unknown Buteo 0 4 9
Unknown Falcon 0 4 10
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 3 31 52

Total: 35 567 8398
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Chad Witko

Observers: Karen Kambol, Levi Burford, Peter Kambol, Susan Wrisley

Visitors:
Some 27 visitors made their way to the platform to either wonder at the
spectacle of hawk watchers bundled up standing in the cold staring skyward
or to punch a ticket on the Golden Eagle Express.


Weather:
Clear, cold, and windy, today was a blustery preview for some of the
conditions that Pack will likely offer in the weeks ahead. A dusting of
snow greeted early counters to the summit while gusty winds with a strong
westerly component paid a visit to all who stopped by the platform whether
it was morning, midday, or the afternoon. Temperatures hovered right around
freezing for the duration of the count (-2 to 6 C), however, a strong
windchill from winds gusting 40-64 km/h (25-40 mph) made sure no one got
too comfortable in their extra layers.

Raptor Observations:
Without question, the highlight to today’s raptor showing is the continued
presence of Golden Eagles migrating past the platform. With two confirmed
individuals on today’s count, there have officially been 7 Golden Eagles
observed at Pack over the last three days (3, 2, and 2 respectively). This
marks the greatest 3-day showing of Golden Eagles in the history of
organized hawk watching at this site since 2003! The closest any stretch of
three days has come was in 2006 when between October 30th and November 1st
a total of 6 Goldens were observed (3, 1, and 2). However, this stretch in
2006 added an additional 3 Goldens on November 3rd, resulting in 9
individuals over the course of a 5 day stretch. On a quick glimpse, it
appears as if 2010 also had a decent showing with 4 individuals being seen
over the course of 4 days (1 each day) between October 28th and November
1st. Will tomorrow continue this historic streak of Golden Eagles? Or will
the flood gates close? Beyond the spectacle of Golden Eagles, today
provided a nice mid-October showing with 9 confirmed raptor species
migrating.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor avian highlights were limited today due to the high wind
conditions that either forced songbirds to retire to the trees or to have
their call notes drowned out. Nevertheless, there is always something
special to note and today included the observed migrations of Canada Goose
(218) and American Crow (51). While not detected from the platform, Hermit
Thrushes have been quite common the last few days along the auto road with
at least 6 noted by the official counter this morning. A lone Monarch
Butterfly either regretted its decision to migrate today or is now halfway
to Mexico.

Predictions:
Clear conditions overnight will once again push temperatures to freezing or
below to start the morning. Fortunately, temperatures are expected to rise
into the lower 50s by the afternoon (10C) with WSW winds that will not be
nearly as gusty as today. Nevertheless, it’s going to be another cold and
chilly day at the platform. With cold conditions overnight and sunny skies,
raptors will once again be on the move and will be viewable without any
cloud cover to get in the way. If you like crisp air, wide vistas, and good
company, stop on up and say hello!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 10/18/18 11:14 am
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Dunlin - Turtle Pond, Concord
Despite the windy conditions, we made a quick check of Turtle Pond
while running errands in Concord.

The scaup had been replace by Ring-necked Ducks.
The buffleheads has increased from 2 to 9.

But best birds were two Dunlin, first seen flying around the shoreline,
then observed feeding on the left shore.

Looks like, according to ebird, that Dunlin is a new species for the pond.

Andrea and George Robbins
Pittsfield, NH

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Date: 10/18/18 7:09 am
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sunset Farm on Great Bay Access - UPDATE
As I stated in a prior email, the property at Sunset Farm in Greenland
along the southeast shoreline of Great Bay has changed ownership as part
of a "Life Estate" agreement.  It is now owned by the State of New
Hampshire, and I believe is managed by the Great Bay Discovery Center as
part of the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve.  This
location is often a great spot to find ducks on Great Bay and is the
most reliable spot for Eurasian Wigeon (although I don't know of any
reports yet this fall).  A spotting scope is essential and don't bother
trying with gusty NW winds (like today!).

The property is still in a state of transition as the single family home
and apartment buildings are still standing at the end of the driveway. 
It is likely that some or all of these buildings will be razed in the
future.

FOR NOW.  A heavy gate has recently been installed to block vehicular
access past the open fields portion of the driveway. This took me by
surprise last weekend.  I got this "official" response through Beth
Heckman at the Great Bay Discovery Center:

> You are welcome to bird on the site, but please do not go into the buildings. The department is working on a long term plan for the site, but our first priority was to make sure it is secure. NHFG put up the gate because the buildings are vacant, and we are concerned about vandalism.
>
> Happy birding!
> Beth

THE PROBLEM is that there is almost zero parking.  The driveway is
narrow and is somewhat elevated.  You could try to pull off along the
side of the driveway, but be VERY CAREFUL not to go too far off and get
stuck!  Or you could park directly in back of the gate, but be aware
that someone from the State may have keys and want to try to get by you
to access the property.  Or you could park way back along the Newington
Road.  In either case, you can walk the remainder of the way down the
driveway and past the house and apartments to get a view off the bay.

Good birding!

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 10/17/18 5:40 pm
From: 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lyme Kestrels This Past Tuesday Afternoon
At around 3:30 p.m., a pair was observed sitting on the utility wires that draw a line between E.Thetford Road and the Berway Dairy Farm pastures.
Blake Allison
Lyme, NH 03768-3400



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Date: 10/17/18 5:16 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Krif Road, Keene (Lots of sparrows, Marsh Wren, Orange-crowned Warbler)
I was heading to the NH Coast, but got lost and ended up in Keene! So I
decided to bird the farm fields around Krif Road.  Not a huge
diversity of species, but White-throated Sparrows everywhere! Full list
with photos at:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49254709

Krif Road, Keene, Cheshire, New Hampshire, US
Oct 17, 2018 1:17 PM - 2:51 PM
Protocol: Traveling
3.2 mile(s)
20 species

Mourning Dove  10
Red-shouldered Hawk  1     Juvenile.  Circling over fields.
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  3
MARSH WREN  1     Toward the end of Krif Road near athletic fields
access road.
American Goldfinch  4
Field Sparrow  1
White-crowned Sparrow  8
White-throated Sparrow  320     Staggering numbers. Largest numbers
along the walking trail north of Krif Road north to Rt. 101 overpass and
along edge of standing corn field.  Birds clearly feeding in corn field
on corn and retreating to edges.  More than doubles my previous high for NH.
Savannah Sparrow  4
Song Sparrow  31
Lincoln's Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  5
Red-winged Blackbird  20
Rusty Blackbird  4
Common Grackle  4
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER   1     At the turnaround at the end of Cornwell
Drive past UPS.
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Northern Cardinal  3

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 10/17/18 4:59 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (17 Oct 2018) 15 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 58 68
Osprey 0 21 179
Bald Eagle 0 23 146
Northern Harrier 2 15 47
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 142 599
Cooper's Hawk 0 33 112
Northern Goshawk 1 5 7
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 38 58
Broad-winged Hawk 0 45 6756
Red-tailed Hawk 2 30 55
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 5 5
American Kestrel 1 48 166
Merlin 0 18 53
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 29
Unknown Accipiter 0 6 14
Unknown Buteo 0 4 9
Unknown Falcon 0 4 10
Unknown Eagle 1 1 1
Unknown Raptor 1 28 49

Total: 15 532 8363
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 14:45:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Chad Witko

Observers: Hillary Siener, Kat Lauer, Levi Burford, Mark Timmerman,
Phil Brown, Steven Lamonde

Visitors:
Eagles seemed to be on everyone’s mind today and 41 people from near and
far made their way to the platform with many asking us if we had seen any
such birds. Many were surprised by our answer (hint- if you missed it
above, we had several of the Golden variety).


Weather:
Clear and cold conditions to start the day slowly transitioned to overcast
skies and rain by day’s end. Temperatures ranged from 0C at first light
(covered by Levi Burford) to 12C. After yesterday’s gusty conditions it
felt somewhat seasonable on the platform with less windchill to factor in.
Precipitation in the form of heavy rain along with gusty winds moved into
the area by late afternoon shutting down visibility and ultimately the
count.

Raptor Observations:
Not to be outdone by yesterday’s showing, the first two birds on the day
today included a Northern Goshawk attacking Gina, the resident plastic owl,
and an adult Golden Eagle. The Golden showed nicely coming in close enough
that it dipped below the spruce-covered ridgeline in front of the platform.
However, this was not to be the only Golden on the day and another adult
slipped in about an hour before today’s rain, on almost the exact same
flight line as the first- originating above Crotched Mountain flying
directly below Pack. This second bird came just an hour after Phil Brown,
director of the raptor observatory messaged us about a Golden Eagle above
his home in Hancock! There was no doubt that Golden Eagles found a window
of opportunity that they liked these past two days and took advantage of
it. Rounding out the eagle spectacle was a final individual that also
passed ahead of the storm on the same flight path as the two Goldens prior!
The bird looked good for a third Golden, all dark, similar-ish silhouette,
however, it showed nothing more (head projection, any coloration or tone on
the body) and was in very poor light, so it went down as the dreaded "UE-
Unidentified Eagle” to play it safe.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor avian highlights included the following: Golden-crowned Kinglet
(2), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (1), Pine Siskin (16), Fox Sparrow (1),
White-throated Sparrow (7), and Yellow-rumped Warbler (2). Siskins are
starting to become quite regular on the platform!

Predictions:
Clear, cold, and very windy! Clear conditions overnight with brisk NW winds
will lower ambient temperatures to freezing or just below to start the day
while a 'Wind Advisory' with wind gusts up to and exceeding 45 mph will
likely keep it there. If you plan on coming up, be prepared for COLD
conditions. Dress warmly and do your best to reduce skin exposed to the
wind. There has been a solid Golden Eagle flight the last few days and with
winds out of the NW there’s a strong chance this could continue! Smaller
raptors will likely seek refuge for the day, but there are always a few
outliers in the crowd to prove one wrong.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Chad Witko (<chadjwitko...>)
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: 10/17/18 12:27 pm
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] More Goldens, Peterborough and Hancock
Two more at Pack today, plus one juvenile low over my yard in Hancock.
My first but Julie's second for our yard!

Phil Brown
Hancock

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Date: 10/17/18 12:17 pm
From: Leo McKillop <weomck...>
Subject: [NHBirds] banded Brant @ Rye Harbor SP
Found a brant in the parking lot of Rye Harbor SP yesterday around 1230PM
yesterday and to my delight it was still there this morning. I submitted
the band information and just got a repy that it was banded in NY in 2015.

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Date: 10/17/18 9:55 am
From: Dana Duxbury-Fox <danafox...>
Subject: [NHBirds] The Lawrence MA Winter Crow Roost Patrol is back!!!
Birders,



We made our first visit last night to Lawrence.



The Crows - both American and Fish Crows are gathering. Most likely these
are local breeders and their young. Don't think the migrants are here yet.
We suspect they come from as far out as 20 miles each afternoon following
mainly along the Merrimack River from the east and the west .



We started our watch an hour before sunset - that was 5 PM yesterday and
watched them to a half hour after sunset. Remember the time changes on
November 4th.



Take a look at our blog developed by Craig Gibson - pretty fancy!!
www.wintercrowroost.com <http://www.wintercrowroost.com>



All are welcome. Let me know if you need directions or assistance.



Dana Duxbury Fox with Bob Fox and Craig Gibson



<danafox...>



North Andover, MA



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Date: 10/17/18 8:57 am
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Northern Parula - Pittsfield
I had a late Northern Parula out back of our house this morning.

And, amongst the many Purple Finches, Siskins and Robins moving this morning, I heard one White-winged Crossbill.


Andrea Robbins
Pittsfield, NH

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Date: 10/17/18 8:54 am
From: birdrecords <birdrecords...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 2018 Christmas Bird Count Preview
I know it's still fall, but for those who are planning ahead -

The Christmas Bird Count Preview is now available on the New Hampshire Bird Records web site:
https://nhbirdrecords.org/new-hampshire-christmas-bird-count/

Becky Suomala
New Hampshire Bird Records
All about birds and birding in New Hampshire
www.nhbirdrecords.org<http://www.nhbirdrecords.org>

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Date: 10/17/18 8:50 am
From: Sylvia Miskoe <sylviasmiskoe...>
Subject: [NHBirds] ?? eagle
I looked up from my computer and saw a large raptor gliding over the back
field, East to West. I often see a red tail hunting and watching. I went
into the next room for the bins and only got a quick look. Instead of a
red tail it was white. Could I have seen an eagle? I am 1 mile from Long
Pond
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord NH

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