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7/17/18 1:48 pm Christian Martin <cmartin...> [NHBirds] Adult peregrine in downtown Concord on 7/17
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7/4/18 10:29 am Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...> [NHBirds] Fwd: eBird Report - 10-mile Dodge/Partridge/Moore survey, Jul 4, 2018
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7/2/18 3:05 pm Edward Larrabee <Edward_Larrabee...> [NHBirds] Expert help required again
7/2/18 6:25 am Evelyn Nathan <evynathan...> [NHBirds] rail in Kingston, cont'd
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6/30/18 1:40 pm Pam Kasnet <pamkas...> RE: [NHBirds] Foiling Squirrels Feeding Off Humming Bird Feeders
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6/29/18 3:36 pm Suzanne Smith <zanne719...> [NHBirds] Begging barred owls
6/29/18 3:03 pm 'Chris Yaun' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Bird behavior question.
6/28/18 1:24 pm David Larson <dlarson...> [NHBirds] Whale and Seabird Trips on the 7 Seas Whale Watch out of Gloucester
6/28/18 12:38 pm Lori Charron <lpcharron...> [NHBirds] Brant
6/28/18 11:19 am Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...> [NHBirds] Rye Oystercatcher
6/27/18 6:09 am Tom McShane <tetamcfam...> [NHBirds] Osprey Thornton
6/26/18 10:42 am Greg Tillman <gregtillman395...> [NHBirds] Brant
6/26/18 4:42 am Gail Coffey <gcoffeywriter...> [NHBirds] Evening Grosbeak Visit Wilton
6/26/18 3:36 am Amanda Kallenbach <amanda.kallenbach...> [NHBirds] Capital Chapt. FT—Cannon Mt. Early Tram 7/7, 7-10am
6/26/18 1:54 am Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...> [NHBirds] Lang Rd. Richmond
6/25/18 5:37 pm marsha richelli <marshaaido...> [NHBirds] Re: Two hikes today in Stratham and Newmarket
6/25/18 5:19 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, June 25, 2018
6/24/18 6:09 pm Steve Hale <srhale20...> [NHBirds] Tanagers and Warblers
6/24/18 3:29 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Two hikes today in Stratham and Newmarket
6/24/18 3:23 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Mississippi Kites this weekend
6/24/18 11:10 am DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...> [NHBirds] least tern chick HBSP
6/23/18 8:02 pm Amanda Kallenbach <amanda.kallenbach...> [NHBirds] Capital Chapter--Nottingcook--Great Hill Notes
6/23/18 7:50 pm Len Medlock <lenmedlock...> [NHBirds] 9 Piping Plover nests--and Least Tern family
6/23/18 2:30 pm Sylvia Miskoe <sylviasmiskoe...> [NHBirds] Peaceable Kingdom update
6/23/18 2:17 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] NH Coast (816 Common Eiders, scoters, FIN WHALE, etc.)
6/23/18 5:42 am Dennis Skillman <d.skillman...> [NHBirds] Purple Martin update - Seabrook and Hampton
6/22/18 5:34 pm Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...> [NHBirds] Plaice Cove Brant
6/22/18 2:20 pm birdrecords <birdrecords...> [NHBirds] Why are Detailed eBird Locations Important? – New Hampshire Bird Records Winter 2016-17
6/21/18 12:52 pm Stephanie Parkinson <sparkinson...> [NHBirds] Capital Chapt. FT: (6/30) Ashuelot Headwaters & Lempster Town Forests
6/21/18 6:58 am Jane Hills <jhbird...> [NHBirds] Head's Pond in Hooksett today
 
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Date: 7/21/18 4:25 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Coast & Durham (Glossy Ibis & 2 kites)
Jane and I hit the coast this morning.  A few more shorebirds, but
nothing unusual.  Purple Martins are hatching in Seabrook and a juvenile
Least Tern, but otherwise, all adults.  Juveniles should start showing
up in the next couple of weeks.

NH Coast
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Wild Turkey  3     In Rye saltmarsh.
Common Loon  1     One adult in Rye harbor.
Great Blue Heron  7
Great Egret  20
Snowy Egret  10
Green Heron  4
Black-crowned Night-Heron  2
Glossy Ibis  15     Off Appledore/Boulter's Roads in North Hampton. All
adults?  Carefully looked through, but no obvious WFIB.
Semipalmated Plover  7
Killdeer  22     Includes 3 growing fluff balls at Yankee Fisherman's Coop.
Least Sandpiper  32
Semipalmated Sandpiper  222
peep sp.  20
Short-billed Dowitcher  4
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  8
Willet  1     One in Meadow Pond only.  High tide in harbor so none were
seen there.
Lesser Yellowlegs  11
Bonaparte's Gull  1     Fly by 1st summer.
Least Tern  1     Only 1 and it was a JUVENILE sitting alone in the salt
pannes at Little River Saltmarsh.
Roseate Tern  2
Common Tern  34     No juveniles noted yet.  Terns have been slow this
summer along coast.
Belted Kingfisher  2
Willow Flycatcher  1     Still singing.  From Rt. 111 overlook at Little
River saltmarsh in N. Hampton.
Fish Crow  2
Purple Martin  22     All on Cross Beach Road at gourds.  Several
juveniles.  One banded orange-red over yellow.
Tree Swallow  350     About 250 off Cross Beach Road.
Bank Swallow  16     Most off Cross Beach Road with nice bunch of Tree
Swallows.
Barn Swallow  23
Carolina Wren  1
Nelson's Sparrow  2     Singing on Pollock Drive.
Saltmarsh Sparrow  2

And in Durham on Madbury Road with Dylan Jackson
------------------------------------------------------------------------
MISSISSIPPI KITE - 2.  Mostly only a single bird flying back and forth
feeding for about 1 hour in the same vicinity as last week.....+/- 74
Madbury Road.  Briefly, a definite second bird.  The brief (and high)
bird attacked a Bald Eagle and the consistent bird chased a crow, so
there is a clear territory, but still no clear nest site.
Bald Eagle - 2
Broad-winged Hawk - 1
Turkey Vulture - 1
Fish Crow - 1

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 7/21/18 11:04 am
From: Roger Frieden <roger...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Least Bitterns in Salem, World End Pond
Thanks to Susan Wrisley’s post yesterday, we decided to go to World End Pond in Salem this morning for our third try there for a Least Bittern. We succeeded beyond our wildest dreams, getting great looks at three. This was a life bird for us, and we were just hoping for a glimpse through the reeds, but one even posed for us in full sight! One was an adult male, and the other two probably juveniles.

Other highlights included three Virginia Rails, including a good look at a juvenile, and at one point, a view to the south of the pond that included ten Great Blue Herons at once!

There are a few of Roger’s photos included with the checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47330734

Kathryn and Roger Frieden

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Date: 7/20/18 9:41 am
From: Susan Wrisley <swrisley13...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Least Bitterns - World End Pond, Salem 7/19
Jenna Pettipas and I hit the Least Bittern jackpot at World End Pond in
Salem yesterday! We had one, possibly two birds at the south east end. We
first heard one calling (unprompted), then saw a bird fly twice. We are
not sure if it was the same bird, or two different birds. At the same
time, we could hear another Least Bittern calling from the north side of
the pond. On the north side we found 3 juveniles roosting in the bushes,
and had brief looks at two adults. We could hear ongoing calls from the
bushes near the youngsters - perhaps the adults or another youngster.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127183139@N08/albums/72157693464903430

Susan Wrisley, Hollis, NH
Jenna Pettipas, Auburn NH

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Date: 7/20/18 5:27 am
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Piping plovers and other shorebirds
I had a total of five Piping Plovers on Hampton beach yesterday
(Thursday) morning. Three were adults; one was a tiny juvenile
fuzzball about half adult size; and the fifth appeared to be an older
juvenile from a different nest: full size, but with a pale gray
partial neck band and an all-black bill. There was also a single
adult Sanderling running around, which still had a lot of red on its
head and neck.

I also rambled up the coast as far as Rye Harbor, where I found a
litter of Willets on the mudflats, along with a couple of Greater
Yellowlegs and a single dowitcher. This bird had a pale red wash
only on the throat and upper chest, and the bill appeared rather
short, so I'm calling it a Short-billed Dowitcher.

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH

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Date: 7/20/18 4:51 am
From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...>
Subject: [NHBirds] New developments in bird tracking
For those who don't follow Herb Wilson's (professor at Colby College)
column, "Maine Birds", his latest blog entry has to do with "MOTUS and
tracking bird migration", which is a program of Birds Study Canada in
conjunction with Acadia University that uses new ultra-small radio
transmitters in place of the usual aluminum band to help track bird
migration. This may even be used with large dragonflies.
Herb's blog: http://web.colby.edu/mainebirds/author/whwilson/
MOTUS: https://motus.org/

Among other things on the MOTUS site is a map showing the locations of
sites in its world network. I think some of you will be interested in
checking this out.

Clifford Otto
Manchester

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Date: 7/19/18 2:29 pm
From: 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Norwich Bald Eagle Thursday, the 19th
Single adult seen flying east across the Connecticut River just below "Pompy Farms" about 4:15 p.m.

Blake Allison
Lyme, NH 03768-3400



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Date: 7/19/18 12:14 pm
From: DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] mississippi kite newmarket
https://www.flickr.com/photos/143862779@N08/28626837097/in/dateposted-public/


Happy to report I saw one Mississippi Kite do a flyover ( crappy pic) in the vicinity of the Newmarket golf course.

Thanks

Deb Powers

South Berwick Maine

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Date: 7/19/18 9:45 am
From: 'Rob Woodward' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Palm Warbler - Ossipee
Today I covered some of the Ossipee Pine Barrens, starting with the airstrip in the Freedom Town Forest.  I then went over to  the Nature Conservancy property off Rt 41.  I unwittingly walked down the dead end Pine Barrens Trail instead of the loop trail but it worked out well since that is where I saw and photographed the PALM WARBLER.  There are no breeding season reports in this area on eBird.  It has nested in Effingham and Albany, not too far away.  A picture is in the attached eBird report.

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47293898



Rob Woodward
Gilford, NH

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Date: 7/18/18 8:19 am
From: Alfred Maley <alfredmaley...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rough-winged Swallows Pay a Rare Visit, Lured By an Ant(?) Swarm
We rarely see swallows of any kind in our small back yard, ringed as it is
by large trees and forest. Recently there have been Tree Swallows high
overhead having a good time, but they rarely descend except when they
occasionally condescend to nest in our nest boxes in the more open front
yard.

This morning, shortly after 10 A.M. I was alerted to the call of a
Rough-Winged Swallow as I worked in the yard. I looked up to see three of
them patrolling the small lawn and garden space in a feeding frenzy - it
was an insect swarm, probably ants of the carpenter kind. I went looking
for the source - it’s not good if it’s your house! But I found nothing
although the swallows continued to feed for another hour, gradually rising
up to and above treetop level.

I seem to recall that ant swarms occur after a heavy rain, but I may be
mistaken.

The other thing of note was that, once again, the trick of placing dead
tree about the yard proved to be useful as the swallows would stop and rest
in the “trees” (about 15 feet tall) that “grow” around the yard. There’s
nothing like a convenient perch on a lawn to attract birds - in our case
it’s mostly owls and hawks but flycatchers, birds queued up for the peanut
feeder or bird baths and even migrant warblers stop briefly to let us
admire them.

Al Maley
Hampstead, NH

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Date: 7/18/18 6:15 am
From: aerart via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 10 loons on Berry Bay, Freedom

Most Loons I have ever seen together on the lake at one time.




They were seen yesterday when it was cloudy with storms approaching.




https://www.flickr.com/photos/30833180@N00/albums/72157693390884860






Andrea Robbins
Pittsfield, NH

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Date: 7/17/18 1:48 pm
From: Christian Martin <cmartin...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Adult peregrine in downtown Concord on 7/17
This morning at 9:30, I found an unbanded adult female Peregrine Falcon perched atop the Christian Science Church steeple in downtown Concord. Next I went to Horseshoe Pond, but did not find any adult or fledgling Peregrines there. I scanned many of the ultra-tall light poles associated w/ I-93/393 interchange, too. I am still hoping we might detect some adult-juvenile peregrine interactions somewhere in Concord (e.g., Horseshoe Pond, Post Office fields, downtown) over next couple weeks, as has been the case in the past several years.

- Chris

Chris Martin
Senior Biologist, NH Audubon
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Date: 7/17/18 10:46 am
From: Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...>
Subject: [NHBirds] American Bittern
While driving the 1 paved road in Lyman, I followed a car that began
slowing, then stopped. I pulled to the side to see why and there was a
Wild Turkey ..... oops....
an American Bittern doing its bitterny thing: neck stretched and beak
pointed at
the sky: camo. This was the second time in 70 years of birding I've seen
one doing
this out-of-habitat, not at all camo there, behavior. When the car in
front slowly pulled to the side, the bird flew and I pulled forward to
talk. They were thrilled, having just moved to town and seeing such
unusual behavior in a bird never seen before.

Sandy Turner
Lyman

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Date: 7/16/18 5:07 pm
From: Samuel Lewis <samlewis100...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Merlins Exeter - Adjustment
Just wanted to send an adjustment to my earlier number. It looks like there
are actually five birds total. We watched them feeding and zooming around
for over an hour.

Happy birding!

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Exeter, NH

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Date: 7/16/18 4:55 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, July 16, 2018
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 16th, 2018.



A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen near Bennett Road in Newmarket, 1 was seen near
the Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland, and 1 was seen near Madbury
Road in Durham, all on July 14th.



A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Newmarket on July 14th, and 1 was reported from
West Chesterfield on the 11th.



A LEAST BITTERN was seen in a wetland behind the Price Chopper store in West
Lebanon on July 15th, and 1 was seen in Dover on the 12th.



A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Cherry Pond in Jefferson on July
13th, 1 was seen at Goose Pond in Canaan on the 13th, and 8 were seen in
Hampton Harbor on the 14th.



2 LEAST TERNS were seen in Hampton Marsh, and a ROSEATE TERN was seen in
Hampton Harbor, all on July 14th.



A BRANT was seen off of Concord Point in Rye on July 14th.



A NORTHERN PINTAIL was reported from Quincy Bog in Rumney on July 15th, and
5 GREEN-WINGED TEAL were seen on Page Pond in Meredith on the 12th.



6 PIPING PLOVERS were seen at Seabrook Beach, and 50 WILLETS were seen at
Hampton Harbor, all on July 14th.



A BLACK GUILLEMOT was seen in Rye Harbor on July 15th.



6 BICKNELL’S THRUSHES were reported from the Caps Ridge Trail located off of
Jefferson Notch Road in the White Mountains on July 14th.



5 PURPLE MARTINS were seen north of Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on July
10th.



A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen in Concord on July 12th, and a family of 4
MERLINS was seen in Exeter on the 16th.



Birders on whale watch trips out of Rye Harbor during the past week reported
seeing 2 BLACK TERNS, 10 GREAT SHEARWATERS, 2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS, a CORY’S
SHEARWATER, a MANX SHEARWATER, and 50 WILSON’S STORM-PETRELS.



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: 7/16/18 3:30 pm
From: Samuel Lewis <samlewis100...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Merlins Exeter Cemetery
Currently four now in the trees. Looks like the young have become
teenagers.

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Date: 7/16/18 5:02 am
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Audubon fall Pelagic Birding Trip
Listfolk,

It's been ten years since the first time I ran a fall Pelagic Birding
Trip for Massabesic Audubon Center. Lots of trips, lots of birds,
lots of great times with great people. That first trip was run in
September 2008. So this year, we've decided to do the same: go in
early September, in search of better weather and better birds.
Specifically, we'll be going out on September 4th, the day after Labor
Day. Otherwise, the plan remains the same:

WHAT: NH Audubon Fall Pelagic Birding Expedition
WHEN: Tuesday, September 4th, the day after Labor Day.
WHERE: From Rye Harbor into offshore waters and out to Jeffreys Ledge
WHERE TO MEET: Dockside at Rye Harbor, 7:30AM

The plan hasn't changed from previous years: depart from Rye Harbor
about 8:00AM aboard the MV Granite State, and spend the day at sea,
returning to port between 5:00 and 5:30PM. We'll search the waters
along Jeffreys Ledge for whatever seabirds (and other interesting
things) we can find. Steve Mirick will lead and narrate, while our
hosts are Pete Reynolds and his expert crew of whale and
bird-watchers.

What can we expect to see? Well, our previous trips have produced
large numbers of shearwaters of all four expected species (Greater,
Sooty, Cory's, Manx), along with Northern Gannets, Wilson's
Storm-petrels, Red and Red-necked Phalaropes, Common Terns, and
several jaegers of at least two and maybe three different species.
All are equally likely this time, and we might well add a few more.
Past September pelagic trips have also found six different species of
cetaceans: Fin, Minke, and Humpback whales, Harbor Porpoises, Atlantic
White-sided Dolphins, and once a real rarity: a Sperm Whale on the
outer edge of Jeffreys Ledge.

What to Bring: Binoculars and bird guide, of course. Bring a lunch if
you like. A digital camera if you have one -- last fall's trip
produced spectacular photo opportunities for birds, whales, and
dolphins. Weather on the open water is unpredictable: sometimes hot,
sometimes rather chilly. Prepare for both. Certainly bring sunscreen
and sunglasses. Bring motion-sickness pills if you're vulnerable to
seasickness. Granite State's seating is mostly wooden benches, so a
seatcushion might be a good idea if you have trouble with sitting on
hard surfaces.

We need a minimum of 30 people to pay for the trip. We've set a
maximum of 50 so that the boat doesn't get too crowded. Cost is $70
for NH Audubon members, $90 for non-members. To sign up, contact
Massabesic Audubon Center (phone 603-668-2045, email
<mac...>). Contact either MAC or me with any questions you
might have.

Thanks to all who have made these trips a success for the last ten
years, and to those who join us in future.

See you on board!

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH
(Massabesic Audubon Center Programming Committee)

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Date: 7/15/18 2:53 pm
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Whale-and-bird watching, 7/15
I took Granite State Whale Watch's morning run this morning. We
headed down south into Massachusetts water -- very unusually, into
shallow waters off Newburyport, where we found several Humpback
whales in waters less than 150 feet deep. (On the return trip, we
encountered two Minke whales close to Rye Harbor, in water no more
than 80 feet deep.)

Birdwise, the pickings were thin but varied. Terns and cormorants,
of course. Several swallows over water close to shore. A scattering
of Wilson's Storm-petrels -- a dozen at least, which is more than my
total year-to-date. And a hat trick of shearwaters: three or four
Great Shearwaters, one Cory's Shearwater, and (again, only a mile or
so offshore) a Manx Shearwater.

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH

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Date: 7/15/18 11:28 am
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Least Bittern - West Lebanon
While on my way home from visiting my brother in VT I decided I’d try to find the LEAST BITTERNS Jeff McQueen discovered last year in a marsh behind the Price Chopper on Plainfield Road in West Lebanon. This was my third attempt to see one at this spot this summer. Thankfully, a striking adult male flew over the pond area of the marsh and landed in the phragmites on the edge. It quickly worked its way deeper into the phragmites before disappearing from sight. Unfortunately, I don’t think I got any good photos, but seeing it here is a treat in itself.

Last year, Jeff photographed a female here and on a trip I took there I photographed an immature male. The presence of more than one bird here made me think this could be a breeding location. Now that they have returned here for a second season has me almost convinced. This is exciting because I know known breeding locations for this species in the state are few and far between. Hopefully some more local birders can collect further breeding evidence.

Also, I’m not on Vermont or Upper Valley listservs so please feel free to spread the word of one wants to.

-Dylan Jackson
Goshen

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Date: 7/15/18 5:42 am
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black Guillemot in Rye Harbor
Enroute out of Rye Harbor on Granite State's morning whale watch, I just saw an unusual bird in the harbor: a breeding-plumage Black Guillemot.

Also seen: a breeding-plumage Common Loon.

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH
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Date: 7/14/18 5:59 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Coast and inland (3 X Mississippi Kites, and BLACK VULTURE in Newmarket)
I was birding solo today.  Hit the coast first and it continues to be
rather slow.  The highlight was Hampton Harbor where a nice feeding
frenzy of egrets and herons were working early at low tide. Still no
juveniles of any species yet, and shorebird migration (except Willets)
were unexceptional.

BRANT  1 continuing rare summer bird.  Today (and yesterday) from
Concord Point in Rye.
Great Blue Heron    14 in harbor
Great Egret    43 in harbor
Black-crowned Night-Heron    8.  All adults in harbor with egrets and
herons.  A decent count of adults.
Semipalmated Plover    15 flying over mud flats.
Piping Plover    6 on Seabrook Beach.  Includes one adult with 3 fledged
young and a 2nd pair accompanying a nest with 4 late eggs still in it.
Killdeer    8 in Hampton salt marsh
Short-billed Dowitcher    7 flying over mud flats.
Greater Yellowlegs    2
WILLET  50 in Hampton harbor.  A nice concentration (mostly migrants?)
as sometimes happens in mid to late July.  (My other high counts...105
on 7/26/08, 53 on 7/11/09, 52 on 7/12/14)
Lesser Yellowlegs    3
Bonaparte's Gull    1 1st year old in Hampton harbor
Great Black-backed Gull  including a uniquely identifiable individual
with a distinct call at Yankee Fisherman's Coo. Nicknamed "Our Guy" by
Jane and I many years ago.  Present for about 10 years or so.
Least Tern    2 in Hampton salt marsh.  ZERO on Seabrook Beach. Doesn't
appear they nested on Seabrook Beach this year?  Or failed?
Roseate Tern    1 in harbor.
Common Tern    42 in harbor.  All adults.
Tree Swallow    200+ in Hampton harbor area.  Starting to build.

And inland......3 MISSISSIPPI KITES IN 3 TOWNS.

Stratham - One at Great Bay Discovery Center.  Soaring over trees to the
south.  Watched for about 5 minutes before it disappeared below trees
toward Dunbarton Road.  Could not relocate.

Newmarket - One briefly from Bennett Road, but could not relocate.

Durham - One for a LONG TIME.  Over an hour as it (I think a female)
flew around near 74 Madbury Road the whole time and landed on both sides
of Madbury Road several times and was very vocal when I first spotted
it.  But NEVER SAW A SECOND BIRD and it never seemed to fly to a nest. 
So....?

And finally...

BLACK VULTURE - While trying to track down Kites in Newmarket, I got the
briefest of views of what I was certain was a Black Vulture way down
Lady Slipper Drive.  I kept driving around, trying to relocate it, and
finally did!  Near the Rockingham Country Club on Honeycomb Way. 
Although there are lots of records for NH (this is my 5th State record),
this is the first that I have ever discovered for myself in New Hampshire!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/42505003025/in/photostream/lightbox/

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA


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Date: 7/14/18 5:48 am
From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...>
Subject: [NHBirds] OT: Purple Martins cause lowering of speed limit on Outer Banks (NC) bridge
Thought some might find this interesting even though it is not NH
news--Seems that Purple Martins have found a 14,000 foot long bridge in the
Outer Banks of North Carolina a good place to break their migration. They
rest on girders under the bridge but their schedule coincides with humans,
over 100,000 taking off in the morning to look for food and then returning
in late afternoon. The Coastal Carolina Purple Martin Society convinced the
state's Transportation Department to lower the speed limit. There is a
flashing sign reading,"LOW FLYING BIRDS. SPEED LIMIT 20 WHEN FLASHING."

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/purple-martin-bridge-outer-banks

Clifford Otto
Manchester

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Date: 7/13/18 7:33 pm
From: 'Rob Woodward' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Green-winged Teal - Meredith
A single Green-winged Teal in NH in summer is rare enough, especially inland, but a whole group is even more unexpected.  Yesterday I birded Page Pond, a conservation property stewarded by the Meredith Conservation Commission.  I photographed a group of ducks roosting in a pond on this property that turn out to be Green-winged Teals.  Keith and Fox says that "Occasional stragglers are found in June and July, ... apparently unmated and presumably nonbreeding birds."  They are referring to single birds. But here is a group of 5 (or is it 6) with a pair resting side-by-side.  
Over the last 30 days there has been just 1 other eBird record inland (Hanover) and a few reports from the coast.
Here is my eBird report with distant photographs:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47150091



Rob Woodward
Gilford, NH

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Date: 7/13/18 4:26 pm
From: eric masterson <erictheirish...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Jeffrey’s ledge
Went fishing with friends for the day. Tubenose numbers creeping up.

Great Shearwater - 10 minimum
Sooty shearwater - 2
Wilson’s storm petrel - 50 minimum
Black term - 2

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Date: 7/13/18 10:13 am
From: Bruce Boyer <brumyster...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bald Eagle, Jaffrey
While paddling on Mt. Brook Reservoir, I saw an adult Bald Eagle perched in a tree on an island. A man who lives on the shore told me that there are 2 eagles there, which suggests that they may be nesting there, although I did not see any nest.

Bruce Boyer

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Date: 7/13/18 10:13 am
From: Bruce Boyer <brumyster...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bald Eagle, Jaffrey
While paddling on Mt. Brook Reservoir, I saw an adult Bald Eagle perched in a tree on an island. A man who lives on the shore told me that there are 2 eagles there, which suggests that they may be nesting there, although I did not see any nest.

Bruce Boyer

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Date: 7/12/18 5:14 pm
From: Jeremy Faucher <ecobirding16...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Swainson's thrush
A nice Swainson's thrush "weeping" while we were having dinner outside.
Jeremy Faucher
Spofford NH

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Date: 7/12/18 12:11 pm
From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] a few recent highlights from my local patches

I have gotten out locally during a couple of recent evenings with these highlights:



Concord from the Durgin parking garage: Chimney Swift- 180+. A conservative average of three counts over a one hour period.

Peregrine Falcon- one adult.


Hopkinton at Elm Brook park- swallows- four species (no Cliff) and 50+ individuals. This flock should grow.

Bobolinks- at least 50.

Eastern Meadowlark- two seen. All this was from the fields. I did not bird the beach area due to it being a Sunday evening with lots of swimmers and BBQers.

Black-billed Cuckoo.



Webster- Barred Owls and a Black-billed Cuckoo have been vocal.
land birds- many family groups have started showing up in the yard, including Ruffed Grouse.





Bob Quinn
Webster, NH





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Date: 7/12/18 10:26 am
From: 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Another Black-billed Cuckoo in Lyme
This one was heard, but not seen, Thursday about 8:00 a.m. calling from a grove of trees near Clay Brook in the Chaffee Wildlife Sanctuary.

Blake Allison
Lyme, NH 03768-3400

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Date: 7/12/18 3:15 am
From: Wayne Scott <wsscott...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Quincy Bog Reports - NOT
My sincerest apologies! The reports of Pintail, Least Bittern and Red
Phalarope for yesterday at Quincy Bog are an error. I use my iPhone to
record sightings, and these three managed to accidentally get recorded and
uploaded to ebird on the software I use (not ebird). I have removed them
from my ebird list.

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Date: 7/11/18 9:35 am
From: Bruce Boyer <brumyster...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cameras
I am commenting on Cliff Otto’s information on the new Nikon P1000 Extreme Zoom camera. First, the lens has an equivalent field of view to a 3000mm lens on a full frame camera, but it is much easier to make a long telephoto lens for a camera with a tiny sensor, which this camera has. Smaller sensors are much more likely to show noise in the image when light is not bright, which would be the case when photographing birds in the woods, for example.

Sony has a camera which has a similar concept, that is a body with a fixed long-range zoom lens. However, the Sony RX10 IV has a much larger sensor. Its lens only goes from 24-600mm (35mm equivalent), but 600mm is all that is needed for most bird photography. The lens is a Zeiss with 6 aspherical and 8 ED elements. Autofocus is very fast. The catch is that it costs $1698. However, its image quality should be better than the Nikon.

Too many people think the only manufacturers of serious cameras are Nikon and Canon. Actually, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus and Fuji all make great cameras. Sony makes most of the sensors used by all those brands except Canon. Their cameras are praised by reviewers and used by an increasing number of professionals. Canon & Nikon are being forced to bring out their own mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras to compete with Sony’s.

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Date: 7/11/18 7:48 am
From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...>
Subject: [NHBirds] New Nikon 3000mm optical zoom camera
Just received announcement from Nikon about the release of their P1000
Extreme Zoom camera, which has a built-in 24-3000 mm lens with "Dual Detect
image stabilization (horizontal and vertical movement) and great low-light
capability." It also other bells and whistles.

My experience with an earlier model (P900) was that the slow shutter
reaction time made it difficult for hand-held bird photography. The shutter
on this new model can be triggered remotely so with a solid tripod mount
one could get an extremely long lens on a camera for only $1000.

I have no connection with Nikon other than I have used their cameras for
more than fifty years. I'm just passing this on in case any of the readers
are looking for an inexpensive LONG lens. I'd read reviews and get a
hands-on look before buying it but even if you don't use the full zoom
range, it is an attractive sounding option.

Clifford Otto
Manchester

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Date: 7/11/18 6:25 am
From: Jim and Julie Moulton <jmoultons...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black Vulture in West Chesterfield
I just saw it circling near the CT River/VT border.

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Date: 7/10/18 8:13 pm
From: Jay Pitocchelli <jpitocch...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Northern Bobwhite at Saint Anselm College


I had at least one bird calling all afternoon today. The location is near
the parking lot behind the football stadium scoreboard. There is a large
mound of mulch in the parking lot and the bird(s) could be heard in the
fields of Clark’s Farm to the right of the mound.



Jay





Dr. Jay Pitocchelli

Professor, Biology Department

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH 03102



Voice: 603 641 7397

Fax: 603 222 4012

Personal Homepage: http://biocourses2016.weebly.com/contact.html

Saint Anselm Homepage:
https://www.anselm.edu/faculty-staff-directory/jay-pitocchelli

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

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Date: 7/9/18 5:09 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, July 9, 2018
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 9th, 2018.



A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen near Mockingbird Lane in Newmarket on July 4th,
1 was seen near South Main Street in Newmarket on the 8th, and 1 was seen
near Edgewood Road in Durham on the 8th.



A ROYAL TERN was seen from Great Boar’s Head in Hampton on July 6th, and a
ROSEATE TERN was seen in Hampton Harbor on the 4th.



A BRANT was seen at Rye Harbor State Park on July 6th.



8 PIPING PLOVERS were seen at Seabrook Beach on July 4th.



A flock of 12 GLOSSY IBIS was seen flying over Hampton Marsh on July 4th.



2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS were seen at Week’s State Park in Lancaster on July
4th. Also of note, 2 MOURNING WARBLERS were seen near the parking area.



3 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS and several BICKNELL’S THRUSHES were seen near the
summit of Cannon Mountain on July 7th.



3 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, a FOX SPARROW, and 4 BICKNELL’S THRUSHES were
reported from the Caps Ridge Trail located off of Jefferson Notch Road in
the White Mountains on July 8th.



A SWAINSON’S THRUSH continues to be seen in Lempster, and was last reported
on July 8th. This is a relatively southern breeding record for the state.



2 PURPLE MARTINS were seen north of Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on July
7th.



A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen at Cherry Pond in Jefferson on July 8th.



A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen at Hampton Marsh on July 4th.



Birders on a whale watch trip out of Rye Harbor reported seeing a GREAT
SHEARWATER, 3 WILSON’S STORM-PETRELS, 3 NORTHERN GANNETS, and a LAUGHING
GULL on July 4th.



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: 7/9/18 9:08 am
From: Mascoma Chapter NH Audubon <mascomabirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lyme's Chaffee Willdlife Sanctuary Trail Work and Closure
The Lyme Conservation Commission is partnering with the Upper Valley Trails
Alliance's High School Youth Corps to completely replace the boardwalk that
comprises the Chaffee Sanctuary's "Clay Brook Woodland Trail."

Work will take place at weekly intervals over a period of several weeks
beginning this Wednesday, July 11 and concluding the week of August 6.
Re-siting the Trout Brook footbridge also is part of the planned work.

On days when the crew is working, the trail will be closed to the public.
However, during those times, the sanctuary's wildlife viewing blind and
meadow trails will be available. Also, on non-work days the "Clay Brook
Woodland Trail" will be open as per usual.

In addition to this Wednesday, the other planned closure dates are:

Thursday, July 19
Tuesday, July 31
Monday, August 6

We apologize for any inconvenience this disruption may cause, but the work
will greatly enhance the trail's future use.

Blake Allison, Chair


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Date: 7/9/18 8:19 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nature Tours in NH, ME, and MA this summer and fall

Birders,

I’llbe leading three regional birding tours late this summer into fall that willprovide excellent opportunities to enjoy and learn about boreal birds, migrant warblers, seabirds andmore:

Connecticut Lakes of Northern NH– August 24-28, 2018

Year five of this popular tour returns to the fallmigration time frame. Five days of leisurely birding in Pittsburg, NH andsurrounding locations in search of boreal birds and wildlife (think Moose andmaybe even Lynx!), early migrant songbirds, and exploring wild natural placesalong the Canada border including a special boat tour of Lake Umbagog. Lodgingat the scenic Glen Lodge on First Connecticut Lake. Act now as only a few spacesremain.

Monhegan Island, Maine –September 24-28, 2018

Fall migration on Monhegan is perhaps unparalleled by anyplace on the East Coast! On Monhegan, birders define ‘island time’ as gettingclose looks at large numbers of warblers, tanagers, cuckoos, and even a fewwayward vagrants as they rest on lobster traps or feed in spruce trees. Spectacularcoastal hiking, enjoyable meals, and a brief immersion into quiet island lifeare all guarantees. Trip is filling fast.

Cape Cod, MA – November 1-5,2018

In-depth exploration of some of the diverse naturalareas of the Outer Cape during a most exciting time for coastal migration.Great seabird and waterfowl flights, southern and western rarities, and evenwhales from shore are possible. We may even venture to one of the islands for aday trip. If you haven’t been to the Cape this time of the year, you’re missingout!

Pleaseemail me at <pbrownnature...> for more details onany of these tours.




Phil Brown

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forMerlin Wildlife Tours

(postedwith permission of the Moderator)

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Date: 7/8/18 6:28 pm
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] White Mountain Birding
Today I was joined by Scott Heron in doing some birding in the White Mountains. The weather was beyond perfect and the turnout of birds was almost just as nice. We started by hiking up a short way passed the “pot hole” rocks on the Caps Ridge Trail first thing. We then stopped by Pondicherry NWR in Jefferson before finishing the day at Trudeau Road in Bethlehem. The following are the highlights of our trip:

Caps Ridge Trail: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47065127
Gray Jay - One juvenile up beyond “pot hole” rocks.
https://flic.kr/p/28SA8KU
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher - 2
Boreal Chickadees - 6, Including a group of fledglings not far from the trailhead.
Bicknell’s Thrush - 4, two near “pot hole” rocks, one just up the trail from the rocks and one more surprisingly far down the trail from the rocks.
Blackpoll Warbler - 11
FOX SPARROW - 1, singing bird up the trail from “pot hole” rocks. Only sang twice or three times, but we heard it well. It’s interesting to see how far this species has spread through the Whites since my fellow field tech discovered one on Dixville Peak in 2011.
White-winged Crossbill - 3, along the trail below the rocks.
Pine Siskin - 12

Pondicherry NWR: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S47069952
American Bittern - 1, seen flying over and landing in some swamp on the edge of Little Cherry Pond.
SOLITARY SANDPIPER - 1, a surprising flyover at Little Cherry Pond. Initially heard it call then got a visual as the bird flew off and out of sight. Seems a little early.
Palm Warbler - 1, an unfamiliar bird song was coming from the marshes around Little Cherry Pond. It took me a minute, but I realized it was a Palm Warbler. We eventually ended up getting good looks at it from the viewing platform.
https://flic.kr/p/28SA8Ko

-Dylan Jackson
Goshen

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Date: 7/8/18 4:10 pm
From: 'Stephen Whitney' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Common Loon Family on Pemi Lake
"Stephen Whitney" <swhit_41...>
Subject: Common Loon Family on Pemi Lake
Pemigewasset Lake, New Hampton/Meredith
43.616744, -71.593250

Two adult Common Loons and two babies swim on Pemi this morning.
A resident here says the loons nest is on the other side of Kelley Island.
Confirm with scope it is two tiny fluff ball babies swimming close to one another and just behind one of the adult loons.

Bald Eagle (adult) not seen on Pemi Lake, Kelley Island this morning but seen here:
7/2, 7/1 and many times in June.

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Date: 7/8/18 3:11 pm
From: Steve Hale <srhale20...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pishing good on Tecumseh
This morning, I had a trip up Mt. Tecumseh in Waterville Valley from the
western approach that begins on Tripoli Rd. It's a 3.1 mile route to the
summit. I estimated the number of birds encountered. Most of the birds were
Heard Only, but there were two spots where birds were close to the trail,
and pishing grew the small groups into many more. Ambitious to join in were
Red-breasted Nuthatch, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Blackpoll Warber,
White-throated Sparrow, and Slate-colored junco. There were really good
numbers of Red-breasted Nuthatch and my estimate is likely too low, but it
was hard tracking them in the large mixed flocks.

(Side Note: This season, I have observed very few Nashville Warbler)

Steve Hale
Open World Explorers

NAME Count Heard Only
Hairy Woodpecker 2 Yes
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 3 Yes
Blue-headed Vireo 1 No
Red-eyed Vireo 4 Yes
Blue Jay 3 Yes
Boreal Chickadee 2 Yes
Red-breasted Nuthatch 6 No
Brown Creeper 2 Yes
Winter Wren 2 Yes
Golden-crowned Kinglet 8 No
BICKNELL'S THRUSH 1 Yes Singing and calling
Swainson's Thrush 4 Yes
Hermit Thrush 1 Yes
Cedar Waxwing 2 Yes
Magnolia Warbler 3 Yes
Black-throated Blue Warbler 4 Yes
Yellow-rumped Warbler 6 Yes
Black-throated Green Warbler 4 Yes
Blackburnian Warbler 3 Yes
Blackpoll Warbler 8 No
American Redstart 2 Yes
Ovenbird 3 Yes
White-throated Sparrow 3 No
Dark-eyed Junco 5 No
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1 Yes

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Date: 7/8/18 5:46 am
From: Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cannon Mt. field trip
A big thank you to Amanda Kallenbach for organizing a Capital Chapter
field trip up Cannon Mt. and making arrangements for our group to take
a special early tram at 7:30 am. We had the mountain top to ourselves
until the tram officially opened at 9:00. Zeke Cornell and I led the
group of 30 with thanks to other experienced birders on the trip who
helped spot things on the narrow trails.


It was a spectacular day with fantastic views. We listened for birds
as we stopped at the various towers for the crew to do their daily
inspection. This gave a chance for a few folks to see a bear on one of
the ski trails.


We heard Bicknell's Thrush and some in the group were lucky to have a
sighting. Blackpoll Warblers were singing and visible at times. An
adult and two juvenile White-winged Crossbills feeding near the summit
building were a highlight. Most of our birds were heard, but not
easily coaxed into view. We suspected birds were being particularly
secretive because they were feeding young. Notable by their absence or
scarcity were Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Magnolia Warbler, and
Swainson's Thrush. White-throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos were
most numerous and singing constantly.


The full eBird list will eventually follow.

Becky Suomala,

Concord, NH

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Date: 7/6/18 8:14 am
From: Leo McKillop <weomck...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Royal Tern - Great Boars Head, Hampton
Saw a large tern flying south and away from me from Ragged Neck this
morning so drove south to Great Boars head and a few minutes later it came
by allowing me to get better pictures. thanks to Steve for confirming ID.
I tried to get it again further south but could not relocate.
pic <https://flic.kr/p/27Mhtqb>

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Date: 7/6/18 3:39 am
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Chukar sighting in Freedom
Our daughter’s husband saw a Chukar in Freedom yesterday.

He clearly saw the striped sides, bright orange-red bill and bold black stripe on the head, on the grouse-sized bird.



Andrea and George Robbins
Pittsfield, NH

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Date: 7/5/18 7:32 pm
From: Lori Charron <lpcharron...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Coos County
As birding May be slowing down in most areas, Coos County has been pretty active with fledglings and birds still carrying food! Today was an exceptionally good day. My morning at work started off with a shrike flying right past me with a mouse! Then a new family of ringnecks were in one of the ponds. Nine chicks with the parents! I then went to check on the grebes, and I was finally able to get photos and watch the family. Four young ones my first photos of the grebe family pretty exciting day at work!

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Date: 7/5/18 9:19 am
From: 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lyme Black-billed Cuckoo Thursday, the 5th
Heard about noon calling from a line of trees at the rear of the home property. It vocalized for almost two minutes but could not be visually located due to the foliage's density.
Blake Allison
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Date: 7/5/18 5:14 am
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Unusual loon in Rye Harbor
Last night I went on the Granite State Whale Watch "Isles and
Fireworks" trip. While dockside in Rye Harbor waiting to depart, I
noticed an unusual loon swimming in the harbor. Well, actually it
was a Common Loon; what was unusual was its plumage. I've seen
Common Loons on the ocean in summertime before, but all of them have
been immatures wearing some form of immature plumage. I don't recall
ever seeing one in breeding plumage.

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH

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Date: 7/4/18 8:12 pm
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Granite State Whale Watch, 7/4
My six-year old daughter and I continued our annual July whale watch tradition by taking the afternoon Granite State out of Rye. Conditions were calm seas and slightly cooler temps offshore with a nice breeze while we were moving - a nice way to beat the heat. Whales were somewhat few and far between, at least without any notable activity at Jeffrey's Ledge as the whales seem to be feeding very close to shore so far this summer. In fact, we motored way out to Cape Ann well within a mile of land to finally catch up with a humpback and two fin whales! Good looks at the fins, and decent looks at the humpback (though this whale was surrounded by a fleet of mainly smaller boats in pursuit of its every move), with a couple of quick looks at minkes and harbor porpoises to round things out in the cetacean category. We also saw two harbor and one gray seal, and there was a too-quick-to-ID shark.
Birds were somewhat thin, outside of the usual gulls and common terns, and flyby cormorants:Common Eider - 10 mainly close to and in Rye HarborCommon Loon - 9 mainly between Rye and south of the Isles of Shoals
Great Shearwater - 1 Jeffrey's
Wilson's Storm-Petrel - 3 Jeffrey's
Northern Gannet - 3 Jeffrey's
Double-crested Cormorant - uncounted
Willet - 1 in Rye Harbor (only shorebird of the trip; no migrants noted)
Bonaparte's Gull - 1 1st year, close to Rye HarborLaughing Gull - 1 adult between Rye and south of Shoals
Least Terns - a few well offshore including one likely in NH waters; several more closer to Cape AnnCommon Tern - uncounted
Phil and Laurel BrownHancock, NH

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Date: 7/4/18 6:30 pm
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lempster Swainson’s Thrush
On this holiday I ventured out to the Lempster Town Forest, adjacent to the Ashuelot Headwaters Forest on Mountain Road, in hopes of relocating the SWAINSON’S THRUSH Jack Swatt found on June 29th. Because this bird has seemed return here for its third year, I went out in hopes of collecting any observations which may confirm that this species is breeding in this location. If so, it would appear to currently be the most southern breeding location for the species in the state.
I went out in the afternoon starting up the Duck Pond outer trail. I stopped at the location where we had heard the bird on Saturday and ventured down to where I got recordings of it before. After a long walk I could finally hear the bird even further in. I approached the bird without using playback so I believe I got to the exact area where I believe it has set its territory.
The bird would sing from a high perch, then disappear for a while and then return to a perch to sing again. At one point I saw the bird scurrying along the forest floor, possibly foraging or maybe just checking out the new intruder. Unfortunately, I couldn’t observe any signs of breeding other than singing and before I left I used a playback and the bird appeared defensive of the territory, flying around me and countersinging.
Reading the Atlas of Breeding Birds in New Hampshire (published in 1994), they showed records of birds on Mt Kearsarge, Mt Sunapee and confirmed breeding in locations as far south as Mt Monadnock. Curiously, there are no eBird records of this species on Monadnock and considering the size of this mountain I find it particularly interesting.
I hope to spend more time with the Lempster bird and collect more observations that may confirm breeding at the location. This would surely add to this areas ever growing intriguing attraction of boreal species.

Checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46987143

Dylan Jackson
Goshen

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Date: 7/4/18 5:51 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Birds & Bugs Big Day (Mississippi Kite, Carolina Saddlebags, etc.)
Today, Jane and I did our sixth annual 4th of July "Birds & Bugs Big
Day" where we attempted to see or hear as many species of birds,
dragonflies and butterflies as we can in a single day.  Once again, not
an all-out effort, but still managed to give it our all from about 5:30
AM to 5:15 PM.  We covered JUST extreme southeastern NH including the
coast, pease tradeport area, parts of Lee and Durham, Newmarket, and
barely into Exeter.  Past attempts have found such rarities as Western
Kingbird, Pacific Loon, Taper-tailed Darner, and Variegated Frittilary!

We had an average day for birds with 96 species.  The coast was so-so. 
Highlight was our first southbound (fall) migrants....right on schedule
including Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs.  Only a single species of
scoter offshore, and no surprises expect for a flock of Glossy Ibis.  A
MISSISSIPPI KITE in Newmarket was also very nice to see, and quite a
surprise since it was perched in a snag in a neighborhood where we
hadn't seen any in the past.

Dragonflies were pretty good.  Nothing terribly rare, but the Carolina
Saddlebags was nice to see again and the Cyrano Darner was fun to watch
as it patrolled a pond in Rye.

AGAIN.....Butterflies were few and far between....similar to past
years.  Seems like the coastal section of the State is not a very good
place to find butterflies at this time of year!

Weather was mostly hot and sunny all day with light winds. Temperature
peaked at about 94F, but generally mostly in the upper 80's and low 90's.

Totals from today and past years in parentheses.

Birds - 96 Species (94, 99, 106, 97, 105)
-----------------------------------------------------
Canada Goose
Wood Duck - Just one for the day.
Mallard
Common Eider
White-winged Scoter - Just 1 on coast and no other scoters.
Common Loon - Only a couple on coast.
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Green Heron
GLOSSY IBIS - Nice flock of 12 over Hampton salt marsh
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
MISSISSIPPI KITE - 1 perched off MOCKINGBIRD LANE (off Hersey Lane) in
Newmarket.  Appeared to be a male.  I've never heard of reports in this
specific area, but not all that far from Huckin's Road. Need to recheck
this area.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/42300178455/in/dateposted/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/42485504914/in/photostream/
Broad-winged Hawk - 2 in Newfields
Red-tailed Hawk
AMERICAN KESTREL - 1 juvenile near nest box off Lee Hook Road in Lee
PEREGRINE FALCON - 1 flew over Hampton marsh and landed on water tower.
Virginia Rail - 1 at Great Bay Discovery Center
Piping Plover - 8 on Seabrook Beach including one late nest with 4 eggs
in it.
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper - Several at Exeter WTP.....but no sign of Common
Goldeneye that has been hanging out this summer.  :-(
GREATER YELLOWLEGS - 6 total on coast.  New southbound arrivals for me.
Willet
LESSER YELLOWLEGS - 4 total on coast.  New southbound arrivals for me.
Bonaparte's Gull - Perhaps 8 total on coast.  All 1 year olds.
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
ROSEATE TERN - Just one with Common Terns in Hampton harbor.
Common Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Barred Owl - 2 off Rail Trail in Newmarket in mid-afternoon.
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - 1 male DOING DISPLAY FLIGHT WITHIN 20 FEET
OF US off Newmarket Rail Trail.  Did this for about 20 seconds and then
perched.
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker - 2 off Worthely Road in Seabrook
Eastern Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Fish Crow - One near Bicentennial Park in Hampton
Common Raven - Juveniles calling incessantly near cell tower (where they
nest) in Newmarket
Purple Martin - Lots off Cross Beach Road in Seabrook at nest gourds
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2 over Lamprey River in Lee
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren
Marsh Wren - Eel Pond
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush - 1 off Ash Swamp Road in Newmarket
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Nelson's Sparrow - 1 or 2 off Pollack Drive in Rye
Saltmarsh Sparrow - 2 at Philbrick Marsh in North Hampton, but no Nelson's.
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark - Pease Tradeport
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Dragonflies and Damselflies - 29 Species (31, 32, 25, 28, 25)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Ebony Jewelwing
Elegant Spreadwing - 1 caught
Variable Dancer
Powdered Dancer
Turquoise Bluet - I think!
Stream Bluet
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/42300178765/in/photostream/
Skimming Bluet
Lilypad Forktail - 1 at Eel Pond
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/41394311220/in/photostream/
Fragile Forktail
Eastern Forktail
Common Green Darner
Cyrano Darner - 1 at Love Lane in Rye.
Unicorn Clubtail - 1 at Rye Recreation area and another in Portsmouth
Prince Baskettail - 1 at Eel Pond
Calico Pennant - Just 1
Eastern Pondhawk
Seaside Dragonlet
Spangled Skimmer
Slaty Skimmer
Widow Skimmer
Twelve-spotted Skimmer
PAINTED SKIMMER - LOTS at Marsh Road Pond in Rye (but no Needham's
Skimmer).  Perhaps 8 to 10 or more.  More than I've ever seen in NH. 
Typically a more southern species.
Blue Dasher
Spot-winged Glider - 10+ scattered along coast
Eastern Amberwing - Just 1
Common Whitetail
 Meadowhawk sp.
CAROLINA SADDLEBAGS - 1 off Arboretum Drive in Newington near (now
closed) pond where we've had them in the past.  Southern species that is
Uncommon and local in coastal areas of NH.
Black Saddlebags - A few

Butterflies - 14 Species (16, 14, 14, 13, 14)
---------------------------------------------------------
Silver-spotted Skipper - 1
Least Skipper - 3 or so in one spot
Dun Skipper - I think!
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail - 3
Cabbage White
Clouded Sulphur - less than 10
American Copper - A couple
Gray Hairstreak - 1
Eastern Tailed-Blue - 3 or 4
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/42485504494/in/photostream/
Summer Azure - 2 or 3
Monarch - 2 or 3
Fritillary sp. - I think Great Spangled, but just brief looks
Pearl Crescent - 1 or 2
Common Ringlet - 1


Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 7/4/18 5:44 pm
From: Phyllis <pyaffie...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Bird ID help please - re-identified

Consensus of opinion is that this bird is a juvenile Cardinal, not an immature Hermit Thrush. Thanks everyone for your help!

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> On Jul 2, 2018, at 11:50 PM, Phyllis <pyaffie...> wrote:
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Date: 7/4/18 12:55 pm
From: Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Weeks State Park and Mt. Washington
Zeke Cornell and I joined Ann Griffin at 5:00 am this morning for a
"beat the heat" (sort of) walk up Weeks State Park in Lancaster, NH.
The road up the park opens at the too-late hour of 10:00 so we planned
to walk the 1.4 miles up. The early morning bird song was fabulous
with lots of species overlapping song when we first arrived, including
3 Purple Finch loudly burbling away. We had a total of 42 species.


Ann, the "Philadelphia Vireo whisperer" brought me to the spot where
she had one last weekend and there it was, singing away as if on cue,
giving us a nice view. We also had a second one about halfway up the
road.


A couple of other highlights included:

Mourning Warbler 2, both relatively closed to the parking area

Veery, Hermit, and Wood Thrush all singing


After this, Zeke and I went up the Mt. Washington Auto Road, starting
at 8:30 (road opens at 8:00). Again the bird song was better than
expected this "late" in the morning on a warm day in July. It was 69 F
at the summit at 11:10! Remarkable for Mt. Washington and close to a
record I think.


Highlights included:

American Pipit 3 - all near the summit

Boreal Chickadee 3 - my first on the Auto Road

Bicknell's Thrush 5 - none seen, just heard doing the "veer" call
above 4,000 ft.

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1

Blackpoll Warbler 9

Pine Siskin 3

Swainson's Thrush 10

Purple Fimch male fluttering at his reflection in the rear view mirror
of a road grader at mile 5.5

Surprisingly only 1 Magnolia Warbler.

A couple of possible Philadelphia Vireos were at a section of the road
where we could not pull off and I'm extremely hesitant to id this
species by call alone, they're too similar to the variable Red-eyed
for my ear.


A great birding expedition for a hot day in July.


The full checklists will be in eBird later.


Becky Suomala

Concord, NH


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Date: 7/4/18 10:29 am
From: Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Fwd: eBird Report - 10-mile Dodge/Partridge/Moore survey, Jul 4, 2018
No surprises, but a good morning for this survey

Sandy and Mark Turner
Lyman
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Date: Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 1:26 PM
Subject: eBird Report - 10-mile Dodge/Partridge/Moore survey, Jul 4, 2018
To: <tmsprgrn...>


10-mile Dodge/Partridge/Moore survey, Grafton, New Hampshire, US
Jul 4, 2018 6:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
10.5 mile(s)
50 species

Canada Goose 2
Mallard 3
Hooded Merganser 3
Wild Turkey 2
Common Loon 4 2 adults, 2 small young Partridge Lake
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 2
Ring-billed Gull 1
Mourning Dove 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1 carrying a crawfish near nest hole
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 7 2 fledglings
Pileated Woodpecker 1
American Kestrel 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 4
Eastern Kingbird 3
Blue-headed Vireo 2
Warbling Vireo 4
Red-eyed Vireo 42
Blue Jay 10
American Crow 12
Common Raven 1
Tree Swallow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 1
House Wren 1
Veery 6
Wood Thrush 1
American Robin 14
Gray Catbird 6
Ovenbird 8
Northern Waterthrush 1
Common Yellowthroat 7
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Canada Warbler 1
Chipping Sparrow 5
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 16
Swamp Sparrow 2
Scarlet Tanager 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 2
Red-winged Blackbird 6
Common Grackle 7
Purple Finch 3
American Goldfinch 4

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46986757

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 7/3/18 7:25 am
From: Phyllis <pyaffie...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Bird ID help please - Got It
Richard Bielawski suggested this is an immature Hermit Thrush, and I believe he is correct given the dark brown tail feathers and shape of the bill. Thanks Richard!

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> On Jul 2, 2018, at 11:50 PM, Phyllis <pyaffie...> wrote:
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> A friend sent me this photo and I cannot help her on this one. Not the best picture but ... anyone?
>
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Date: 7/3/18 5:58 am
From: 'Geoff Niswander' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Barred Owls
2 chicks confirmed. Seen and photographed last evening at dusk.

On Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 7:38:56 PM UTC-4, mrsuomala wrote:
>
> Heard 2 Barred Owls spontaneously vocalizing in forest at Harris Center in
> Hancock at around 5:00 pm
> "who turned the heat up, who turned the heat up"
>
> Also an adult loon with 1 or 2 chicks on-board at Willard Pond in Antrim
>
> Birdier than expected for late afternoon in hot weather. Heard Veeries,
> Red-eyed Vireos, Pine Warblers, etc.
>
> Mark Suomala
> Concord
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Date: 7/2/18 8:50 pm
From: Phyllis <pyaffie...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bird ID help please
A friend sent me this photo and I cannot help her on this one. Not the best picture but ... anyone?

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Date: 7/2/18 4:34 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, July 2, 2018
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 2nd. 2018.



An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER was seen again on Star Island in the Isles of
Shoals on June 27th, and 1 was seen at Ragged Neck in Rye on the 28th.



An ARCTIC TERN was seen at the Isles of Shoals on June 30th.



A BRANT was seen north of Jenness Beach in Rye on June 26th.



A male EVENING GROSBEAK was seen at a private residence in Wilton on June
26th.



5 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, 2 BOREAL CHICKADEES, and a BICKNELL’S THRUSH were
seen by hikers on the Caps Ridge Trail located off of Jefferson Notch Road
in the White Mountains on June 30th.



4 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from the Concord Airport on June 27th,
and 3 were reported from the Cemetery Fields in Amherst on the 25th.



A FOX SPARROW was reported from Millsfield on June 29th, and 1 was reported
from Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch on the 27th.



A PEREGRINE FALCON, a NORTHERN GOSHAWK, and 2 BARRED OWLS were reported from
Hancock on June 30th.



During the past week, a few birds were reported from locations where they
are not usually found, including: a CAROLINA WREN at Bretton Woods on June
27th, a BANK SWALLOW in Easton on the 30th, and a SWAINSON’S THRUSH in
Lempster on the 30th.



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: 7/2/18 4:07 pm
From: Edward Larrabee <Edward_Larrabee...>
Subject: Fwd: Re: [NHBirds] Expert help required again
I was sure that it would turn out to be a rarity that would make me
famous. Next time....

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Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Expert help required again
Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2018 18:15:57 -0400
From: Scott Heron <smheron...>
To: <edward_larrabee...>



Ed, you're correct on juvenile. It's a European Starling.

On Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 6:04 PM, Edward Larrabee
<Edward_Larrabee...> <mailto:<Edward_Larrabee...>> wrote:

What is it? I think it must be a juvenile. It's call was a strange
buzzing sound.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/89728593@N00/albums/72157698148323064
<https://www.flickr.com/photos/89728593@N00/albums/72157698148323064>

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Date: 7/2/18 3:45 pm
From: Linda M. Charron <clinda912...>
Subject: RE: [NHBirds] Foiling Squirrels Feeding Off Humming Bird Feeders




we witnessed a raccoon drinking from our HB feeder at dusk. We take it in every night now! little masked bandit...
&nbsp;

Linda Charron
New Boston, NH
Cell: (603) 470-7037




On Sat, 30 Jun 2018 16:40:20 -0400, Pam Kasnet wrote:


My squirrels have also started raiding one of my hummingbird feeders, so please include me on the replies! Mine is on a shepherd's hook within jumping distance from a deck. The placement makes it visible from inside. So far I've strung a slinky on the pole, which has helped only a little.

&nbsp;

Pam Kasnet

Exeter&nbsp;

&nbsp;

&nbsp;

&nbsp;


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Date: 06/30/2018 3:35 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: nhbirds &lt;<nhbirds...>&gt;
Subject: [NHBirds] Foiling Squirrels Feeding Off Humming Bird Feeders
&nbsp;

We’ve been seeing squirrels hanging upside down on humming bird feeders, drinking them dry. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Al


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Date: 7/2/18 3:05 pm
From: Edward Larrabee <Edward_Larrabee...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Expert help required again
What is it? I think it must be a juvenile. It's call was a strange
buzzing sound.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/89728593@N00/albums/72157698148323064

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Date: 7/2/18 6:25 am
From: Evelyn Nathan <evynathan...>
Subject: [NHBirds] rail in Kingston, cont'd
I’m posting again because I’m so excited about my rail…Steve Arena from Mass., who says he’s been studying marsh birds for years, was kind enough to listen to my clips and send me some of his own. We decided that the bird I saw and recorded does match up with Virginia rail!! It may be a first for Kingston, but I’m not sure about that. I’ve only ever seen one other relative of the Virginia rail, and that was a “light-footed, or Ridgeway’s rail” in the Tijuana estuary in California, so that makes the VR a lifer for me as well. Yee-ha!
Evy Nathan
Kingston

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Date: 7/2/18 6:08 am
From: Terri Fratus <mizpah3149...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Northern Quail (Bobwhite)
I passed a Bobwhite eating on the side of the road on the way to work at 8:08AM. It was on the right as I was going south on 108 between Durham and Newmarket. I haven’t seen one since we had a covey in our backyard in 2004.

Terri Fratus
Dover, NH

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Date: 7/1/18 2:18 pm
From: Jonathan Smith <jksmith69...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Belted Kingfisher in Londonderry
Londonderry Fish and Game Club's trout pond had a kingfisher this afternoon around 2 PM today. Really cool to watch from about 100 feet or so.



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Date: 7/1/18 7:33 am
From: Christine Sheridan <cmsbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Good news for Hawks and other Predators?
http://www.fosters.com/news/20180701/rat-ice-approved-in-nh-for-rodent-control?template=ampart

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Date: 7/1/18 5:08 am
From: Steve Hale <srhale20...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Franconia BBS Species List
Yesterday morning I ran my 8th consecutive (since 2011) coverage of the
Franconia Breeding Bird Survey. 56 species were recorded (personal Avg =
55.6, Min = 51, Max = 59). The Franconia Route was initiated in 1966.
Highlight was a lone Bank Swallow sitting on a wire in Easton along Rte.
112 and the Wild Ammonoosuc River- 1st Franconia BBS record since 1995;
prior to 1995 they were more regular being reported in 17 of 29 surveys).

Steve Hale
Open World Explorers

Total Records: 56

NAME
Mallard
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Alder Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
BANK SWALLOW
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Veery
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch

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Date: 6/30/18 8:06 pm
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Peregrine and Goshawk in Hancock
A June peregrine (unknown age) being harassed by swallows was a surprise over Norway Pond in the center of Hancock today. Truly a wanderer as the species is not known to nest locally.

An adult Northern Goshawk was more expected as it alighted briefly on a plum tree outside our house late this afternoon, trying in vain to secure a chicken dinner.

Phil Brown
Hancock

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Date: 6/30/18 4:39 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Barred Owls
Heard 2 Barred Owls spontaneously vocalizing in forest at Harris Center in
Hancock at around 5:00 pm
"who turned the heat up, who turned the heat up"

Also an adult loon with 1 or 2 chicks on-board at Willard Pond in Antrim

Birdier than expected for late afternoon in hot weather. Heard Veeries,
Red-eyed Vireos, Pine Warblers, etc.

Mark Suomala
Concord

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Date: 6/30/18 4:05 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cap's Ridge Trail (Bicknell's, WW Crossbills, etc.)
Jane and I hiked the Cap's Ridge Trail early this morning.  We were the
first one's on the trail at 6:45 AM, but the trail was soon packed with
people.  Generally very slow for the "specialty birds" of this hike, but
as always, a nice way to spend a morning.

Caps Ridge and LinkTrails, Coos, New Hampshire, US
Jun 30, 2018 6:44 AM - 11:52 AM
Comments:     Hike up to Pothole Rocks and down Link Trail for close to
a mile.  Calm, comfortable (59F) and overcast when we started, but
clearing and getting hot by the time we got back down to car at noon.
18 species

Hairy Woodpecker  2
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher  11
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Gray Jay  0     None at Pothole Rocks.
Boreal Chickadee  2     Only two together near start of Link Trail.
Red-breasted Nuthatch  11     Higher than normal.
Winter Wren  3     Lower than normal.
Bicknell's Thrush  1     Only one Bicknell's.  Heard calling softly, but
seen nicely at Pothole Rocks.  None at all calling along Link Trail
Swainson's Thrush  25     A bit higher than normal.
American Redstart  3
Magnolia Warbler  10
Blackpoll Warbler  32     High count.
Yellow-rumped Warbler  14
Black-throated Green Warbler  5
Dark-eyed Junco  14
White-throated Sparrow  8
Purple Finch  4
White-winged Crossbill  5     Together at start of Link Trail.  My first
Crossbills on the trail in a long time.  At least one apparent juvenile
and at least on adult male.
Pine Siskin  4

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 6/30/18 3:15 pm
From: Catherine Fisher <catherineckx...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Foiling Squirrels Feeding Off Humming Bird Feeders
What is it with the squirrels this year? We've never had a problem with
them guzzling at the hummingbird feeders, but this year they're
relentless. They drink the feeders dry. We thwarted them by spending $30
on a long, plastic, transparent-green, conical hood; the hood hooks onto a
branch and the feeders hook onto a loop. The squirrels can't access the
feeders - but it's hugely satisfying to watch them attempt to; they hurl
themselves at it - then slide ignominiously off the hood and crash land.

Catherine

On Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 4:40 PM Pam Kasnet <pamkas...> wrote:

> My squirrels have also started raiding one of my hummingbird feeders, so
> please include me on the replies! Mine is on a shepherd's hook within
> jumping distance from a deck. The placement makes it visible from inside.
> So far I've strung a slinky on the pole, which has helped only a little.
>
> Pam Kasnet
> Exeter
>
>
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> Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S® 5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone
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> From: Al Howard <alanlhoward...>
> Date: 06/30/2018 3:35 PM (GMT-05:00)
> To: nhbirds <nhbirds...>
> Subject: [NHBirds] Foiling Squirrels Feeding Off Humming Bird Feeders
>
> We’ve been seeing squirrels hanging upside down on humming bird feeders,
> drinking them dry. Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks, Al
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Date: 6/30/18 2:58 pm
From: Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lempster Town Forest and Ashuelot Headwaters Field Trip
The heat and humidity did not deter 16 participants from venturing into the
Lempster Mountain forests on the joint NH Audubon Capital Chapter and
Forest Society field trip. Dylan Jackson and I led the walk through some
of the Lempster Town Forest and Ashuelot Headwaters Forest trails.
Highlight of the trip should have been the SWAINSON'S THRUSH that has set
up a territory in the Lempster Town Forest for the third year in a row. It
was singing yesterday, and this morning before the walk, but we could not
coax it to sing or make an appearance for the crowd. Surprisingly, the
photogenic bird of the day was a singing WINTER WREN perched up on a short
snag for all to see. Warblers were singing but were hard to coax into view
but most participants were able to get views of CANADA WARBLER,
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, and BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER. When we reached the twin
bridges over the Ashuelot River the finale was a COOPER'S HAWK circling
overhead with a mouse in it's talons.

eBird reports are linked below:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46901618

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46901614

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Date: 6/30/18 2:45 pm
From: Al Howard <alanlhoward...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Foiling Squirrels Feeding Off Humming Bird Feeders
WE have a bird bath. They want the sweet nectar.

Al



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Date: 6/30/18 2:19 pm
From: Corinne in Bedford, NH <c.null...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Foiling Squirrels Feeding Off Humming Bird Feeders
put out a birdbath?


On Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 3:35:18 PM UTC-4, <alanl......> wrote:
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> We’ve been seeing squirrels hanging upside down on humming bird feeders,
> drinking them dry. Any suggestions?
>
> Thanks, Al
>

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Date: 6/30/18 2:12 pm
From: Evelyn Nathan <evynathan...>
Subject: [NHBirds] unidentified rail in a Kingston marsh
I’ll add part of a message I sent to friend Scott Heron earlier:
FINALLY after ten years of kayaking there (to a particular inaccessible marsh) I heard and saw a rail! I assumed it was a sora because you’ve seen one in Kingston. (then I sent Scott a sound clip that he described as a kek)

me: I think it’s a little more of a nasal kew than a kek. It was definitely distinctive and stopped my paddle in mid-air. All I could think of was everyone who's ever told me "you'll hear it before you see it." Then I watched and saw a rail like bird traveling quickly over lily pads into the reeds, (just an obstructed glimpse) nosed in and saw it between the reeds with binocs. All I really saw clearly was the tipped-up blunt tail with a light edge which could be any rail. My vague impression was that it seemed a bit light-colored for a sora. I just wish it had reappeared. It moved on into more dense rushes, then I didn’t hear it any more. Try these two similar sounds on AAB:
Sora: “Alberta" call
Virginia rail: NY calls
I sent Scott a second sound clip. If anyone would like to listen to the sound clips and give their opinion, please email me.

Evy Nathan
Kingston


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Date: 6/30/18 1:40 pm
From: Pam Kasnet <pamkas...>
Subject: RE: [NHBirds] Foiling Squirrels Feeding Off Humming Bird Feeders


My squirrels have also started raiding one of my hummingbird feeders, so please include me on the replies! Mine is on a shepherd's hook within jumping distance from a deck. The placement makes it visible from inside. So far I've strung a slinky on the pole, which has helped only a little.
Pam KasnetExeter 


Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S® 5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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Date: 06/30/2018 3:35 PM (GMT-05:00)
To: nhbirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Foiling Squirrels Feeding Off Humming Bird Feeders

We’ve been seeing squirrels hanging upside down on humming bird feeders, drinking them dry. Any suggestions?Thanks, Al

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Date: 6/30/18 1:38 pm
From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Why owls might suffer in a cashless society
There is a recent article on BBC Capital, *The strange reason owl theft may
be on the rise*, which suggests the the movement towards a cashless society
may be moving thieves towards selling protected species in order to get
cash. They cite as an example that last year in Sweden only 2% of all
transitions were made in cash and that there are countries where owning a
bird of prey is a status symbol. One example given is that an adult Great
Grey Owl can be sold for more than $112,000. Orchids are another protected
species that will bring back a lot of money.

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20180626-why-owls-might-suffer-in-a-cashless-society

I just thought some of you might find it interesting.

Clifford Otto
Manchester

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Date: 6/30/18 1:11 pm
From: DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] is this an unusual bird behavior?
At Pickering Pond this morning I observed a common yellow throat feeding what I believe to be a fledgling cowbird? ( not sure if that ID is correct), it feed it three times then they both flew off.


Thank you

Deb Powers-South Berwick Maine


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Date: 6/30/18 12:35 pm
From: Al Howard <alanlhoward...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Foiling Squirrels Feeding Off Humming Bird Feeders
We've been seeing squirrels hanging upside down on humming bird feeders,
drinking them dry. Any suggestions?

Thanks, Al

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Date: 6/29/18 3:36 pm
From: Suzanne Smith <zanne719...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Begging barred owls
An hour ago, I began hearing a very odd call. It was coming from 2 or 3
different directions but all in the woods behind my house. I couldn't even
imagine it was a bird, but was clueless. I walked into the yard where I
could look more closely and watched a barred owl on the ground, eating. It
didn't notice me as I stood very still, but I kept hearing the calls.
Eventually she noticed me and flew, but not very far. The call I heard was
youngsters begging. (I confirmed the sound).
A neighbor had told me that she saw 4 barred owls a few days ago. I can
only assume these were those.

what a treat.
suzanne smith
Hebron

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Date: 6/29/18 3:03 pm
From: 'Chris Yaun' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bird behavior question.
A friend is photographing a green heron on nest. When she approaches both adults fly away and lite nearby.
She writes, "These don't seem bothered at all and never go far. They just fly from the nest to the power lines and back. Yesterday one walked right up to me."
Does this behavior indicate the bird is trying to distract an intruder? Or is the behavior benign?
Chrs

"In our century it was the fashion not to ask unanswerable questions. That was left to priests and poets. Then a bacterium grew green pigment. This was the essential miracle. It somehow unmated carbon dioxide to eat the carbon and turn it Into sugar and spit out, hiss out the molecules of oxygen the child on her way to school is breathing, and so bred life."
- The State of the Planet
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Date: 6/28/18 1:24 pm
From: David Larson <dlarson...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Whale and Seabird Trips on the 7 Seas Whale Watch out of Gloucester
Fans of the maritime world,

Join Captain Jay Frontierro and me aboard the Privateer IV for a series of whale and seabird trips out of Gloucester. Yes, these are whale watching trips, but Jay and I will also point out seabirds including storm-petrels, gannets, jaegers, terns, gulls, phalaropes, and whatever else shows up. We will mostly target the productive Stellwagen Bank area.

To register for these trips, call Joppa Flats at 978-462-9998 or register online at
https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/program-catalog#results:sanctuary=7:keywords=seabird:whatTags[]=schedule_week_day.

Dates (all Mondays):

July 16, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

August 13, from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

September 17, from 1 - 5 pm

Prices:

Adults (17+): $42 members, $46 nonmembers

Children (4-16): $32 members, $36 nonmembers

Reservations close at noon on the Sunday before each trip.

Hope to see you out on the water this summer.
Dave

David M. Larson, Ph.D., Science and Education Coordinator    
Joppa Flats Education Center, Mass Audubon, 1 Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport, MA 01950
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Date: 6/28/18 12:38 pm
From: Lori Charron <lpcharron...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Brant
Has anyone seen the Brant since the 26th.. If so where’s the best place to park down there to find it? Thanks Lori

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Date: 6/28/18 11:19 am
From: Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rye Oystercatcher
American Oystercatcher (1) seen at Ragged Neck SP at 10 AM. Flew low over eastern part of the park from the north and disappeared along edge of Rye Hbr. Could not relocate it in the rain.

Rich Aaronian

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Date: 6/27/18 6:09 am
From: Tom McShane <tetamcfam...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Osprey Thornton
9:00 am observed an Osprey flying southeast across the Pemi. in the area of the Jack O Lantern Resort. Observation was from my deck on the east side of the river. Had reported two Osprey together flying north over the river earlier in the season. Hadn't seen any again until today.
Tom McShane Thornton

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Date: 6/26/18 10:42 am
From: Greg Tillman <gregtillman395...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Brant
1 brant just north of Jenness beach

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Date: 6/26/18 4:42 am
From: Gail Coffey <gcoffeywriter...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Evening Grosbeak Visit Wilton
A male Evening Grosbeak stopped by yesterday afternoon for a "snack", I
got a few decent photos of him in our birch tree.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/131936744@N04/?

Enjoy this beautiful summer day!

Gail Coffey
Wilton, NH

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Date: 6/26/18 3:36 am
From: Amanda Kallenbach <amanda.kallenbach...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Capital Chapt. FT—Cannon Mt. Early Tram 7/7, 7-10am
Ever wished you could take a private *and early* tram to the summit of
Cannon Mountain? Well, on July 7th*, you can! It’s a rare opportunity to
bird this special place with Becky Suomala and Zeke Cornell, in relative
peace and quiet.

Bicknell’s and Swainson’s Thrushes await, along with Yellow-bellied
Flycatchers, Pine Siskins, Blackpoll Warblers and other boreal species.

Trip is limited to 28 participants. Cost: $15 per person. Donations
welcome, to benefit NH Audubon Capital Chapter.

Meet at Cannon Mountain parking lot (260 Tramway Dr. in Franconia) at
7:00am, or carpool from Concord (Stickney Avenue Park and Ride–Exit 14 off
I-93) at 5:45am. Please come prepared for temperatures cooler than the
lowlands. The trip officially ends at 10:00am, but participants are
welcome to enjoy the summit for as long as they like!

RSVP via email to Amanda Kallenbach (<amanda.kallenbach...>) by June 28
th. Payment via check (made out to NH Audubon—Capital Chapter) must be
received by July 2nd. Please mail checks to Amanda Kallenbach, 450 Page
Road, Bow, NH 03304.

* Rain date—July 8th

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Date: 6/26/18 1:54 am
From: Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lang Rd. Richmond
On Sunday I decided to explore a dirt road in my home I decided to explore
a dirt road in my home town of Richmond called Lang Road.

My first stop was at a wooded swamp. I heard Veery and Overbird here, but
opther than a glimpse of an unidentifiable warbler (a hopping silhouette
hidden by leaves) I saw nothing.

My next stop was a marshy area. This spot was rich in birds. Upon seeing
swamp sparrows I tried to chip call them into the open. This riled up the
yellowthroats, at least four of them were their in various bushes. In
addition to Swamp Sparrow and Common Yellowthroat I saw Pine Warbler, Red
Winged Blackbird, Barn Swallow (odd looking, they had pointed forked tails
like a barn but lightish patches on their back like a cliff swallow), great
crested flycatcher, and eastern kingbird. Among the calls I could recognize
were blue jay, and black capped chickadee. I could hear some unidentified
baby birds calling in the woods behind me. I also heard a woodpecker
drumming and some very odd call from the woods that sounded like a low
pitched chicken.

It was getting late by my last stop, a wooded area called Quint Preserve. I
did not see anything here other than chickadees, but I heard the calls of
veery, ovenbird, great crested flycatcher, evening grosbeak, and a few I
could not identify.

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Date: 6/25/18 5:37 pm
From: marsha richelli <marshaaido...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Two hikes today in Stratham and Newmarket
Noted 3 ospreys on 6/24 from the rail trail beaver ponds. One on nest and
two flying about.Early in the afternoon.

On Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 6:29:03 PM UTC-4, Steve Mirick wrote:
>
> Took a couple of hikes today in southeastern NH. One around the Great
> Bay Discovery Center in Stratham. We walked down the trail, around the
> board walk, and then all the way down the railroad tracks to the salt
> marsh and the trestle bridge.
>
> Later we walked a short distance down the Rockingham Rail Trail in
> Newmarket. Accessed from the trail head down Ash Swamp Road near Route
> 108 and the Rockingham Station.
>
> Here are a few photos and complete lists:
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/
>
> Great Bay Discovery Center, Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire, US
> Jun 24, 2018 9:24 AM - 11:07 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 2.31 mile(s)
> Comments: Long walk. Including walk down RR tracks to trestle
> bridge and salt marsh.
> 42 species (+1 other taxa)
>
> Mallard 10
> Double-crested Cormorant 7
> Turkey Vulture 1
> Osprey 4 Including bird on nest.
> Bald Eagle 1 Adult flew over from Shackford Point and landed on
> Sandy Point side.
> Virginia Rail 3 At least 3 from both sides of board walk! One came
> and gave good views.
> Herring Gull 1
> Common Tern 5
> Mourning Dove 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 3 1 juvenile
> Downy Woodpecker 3
> Hairy Woodpecker 2
> Northern Flicker 1
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Warbling Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 5
> Blue Jay 1
> American Crow 3
> Tree Swallow 8
> Tufted Titmouse 5
> White-breasted Nuthatch 3
> House Wren 1
> Eastern Bluebird 1
> Veery 3
> Gray Catbird 8 Including ONE LEUCISTIC BIRD. Seen down railroad
> tracks toward bridge. Pale mocha color. Very distinctive. But no
> camera!
> Cedar Waxwing 4
> Ovenbird 2
> Common Yellowthroat 4
> Pine Warbler 1
> Nelson's Sparrow 1 Heard singing and seen well. Chased by
> Saltmarsh Sparrow.
> Saltmarsh Sparrow 1 Seen well. At one time side-by-side with
> Nelson's.
> Nelson's/Saltmarsh Sparrow (Sharp-tailed Sparrow) 1 At least one or
> two birds not seen well.
> Chipping Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 4
> Scarlet Tanager 1
> Northern Cardinal 3
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
> Red-winged Blackbird 7
> Common Grackle 4
> House Finch 1
> American Goldfinch 7
>
>
>
> Rockingham Rail Trail, Rockingham, New Hampshire, US
> Jun 24, 2018 11:38 AM - 1:30 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.93 mile(s)
> Comments: Mid-afternoon hike in to beaver dam pond and back.
> Overcast with some sunny breaks in mid-70s.
> 43 species
>
> Great Blue Heron 4 Three nestlings in nest. One adult nearby, but
> did not go in to nest while we were there. Young birds seem small for
> date.
> Green Heron 4 Seemingly everywhere! They all seemed to be adults,
> although I can't say for sure.
> Osprey 2 One adult at nest. Another nearby. Female sitting on
> edge and looking in and covering nest as if there were young in it;
> however, we could not see any heads stick up above the edge.
> Red-tailed Hawk 1
> Mourning Dove 2
> Barred Owl 3 I hooted one or maybe two birds in to trail. Then two
> (more?) birds hooting in distance. Kept on hooting long after we left
> them at noon time!
> Belted Kingfisher 1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
> Downy Woodpecker 1
> Northern Flicker 2
> Pileated Woodpecker 2
> Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
> Eastern Phoebe 1
> Great Crested Flycatcher 1
> Eastern Kingbird 10 Includes nest with 4 young. Low nest with
> parents coming in repeatedly to feed.
> Warbling Vireo 1
> Red-eyed Vireo 3
> Blue Jay 2
> American Crow 2
> Tree Swallow 2
> White-breasted Nuthatch 2
> House Wren 1
> Eastern Bluebird 2 Carried food to nest hole.
> Veery 1
> Wood Thrush 3 One bird carrying food.
> American Robin 4 Bird carrying food in to nest.
> Gray Catbird 4
> Cedar Waxwing 2
> Ovenbird 1
> Common Yellowthroat 1
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
> Pine Warbler 2
> Chipping Sparrow 1
> Song Sparrow 3
> Swamp Sparrow 1
> Scarlet Tanager 2
> Northern Cardinal 1
> Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
> Baltimore Oriole 2
> Red-winged Blackbird 1
> Common Grackle 2 Bird incubating on nest.
> Purple Finch 1
> American Goldfinch 9
>
> Steve & Jane Mirick
> Bradford, MA
>
>
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Date: 6/25/18 5:19 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, June 25, 2018
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 25th, 2018.



A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen near the town library in Durham on June 23rd,
and 1 was seen near downtown Newmarket on the 24th.



A BLACK VULTURE was reported from Center Ossipee on June 21st.



An ARCTIC TERN was seen at Seal Rocks in Rye on June 21st, 6 LEAST TERNS
were seen at Seabrook Beach on the 23rd, and 2 ROSEATE TERNS were seen on
the coast on the 23rd.



An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER was seen on Star Island in the Isles of Shoals on
June 25th.



9 PIPING PLOVERS were seen along the coast on June 23rd.



A BRANT was seen in Plaice Cove in Hampton on June 22nd, and a RED-NECKED
GREBE was seen in coastal Rye on the 23rd.



A RUDDY DUCK, first reported from the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plan on
June 6th, continues to be seen, and was last reported on the 20th. The
treatment plant is gated and the hours of operation are 7:30-3:00 on
weekdays. If you visit, please check in at the office and be out of the
plant by 2:45 so that plant personnel do not have to ask birders to leave.
Do not drive on the dikes and do not block the road. The Trails at Pickering
Ponds, located east of the plant, are not gated, and are always open during
daylight hours.



4 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Osgood Hill in Hancock on June 20th, and
10 were reported from Gunstock Mountain in Gilford on the 19th.



6 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported from the Mount Washington Auto Road
on June 22nd.



4 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from the Concord Airport on June 24th,
and 3 were reported from the Cemetery Fields in Amherst on the 25th.



A FOX SPARROW was reported from Millsfield on June 19th.



32 PURPLE MARTINS were seen near Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on June 22nd.



A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen in Merrimack on June 19th.



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: 6/24/18 6:09 pm
From: Steve Hale <srhale20...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Tanagers and Warblers
This evening I made a quick hike up to Sunset Hill within the John Hay
Forest Reservation (SPNHF) in Newbury, NH. I was evening-ish ... around
5pm-6pm. Therein were good numbers of Scarlet Tanagers and Blackburnian
Warblers. This conserved property has well-cleared and well-graded trails
and is worth a visit. I was not able to go town to the Lake Sunapee side
via The Fells or the Hays Wildlife Refuge, but these look nice too.

Steve Hale
Open World Explorers

Full List
Mourning Dove
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
Brown Creeper
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
American Redstart
Ovenbird
Scarlet Tanager
Dark-eyed Junco

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Date: 6/24/18 3:29 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Two hikes today in Stratham and Newmarket
Took a couple of hikes today in southeastern NH.  One around the Great
Bay Discovery Center in Stratham.  We walked down the trail, around the
board walk, and then all the way down the railroad tracks to the salt
marsh and the trestle bridge.

Later we walked a short distance down the Rockingham Rail Trail in
Newmarket. Accessed from the trail head down Ash Swamp Road near Route
108 and the Rockingham Station.

Here are a few photos and complete lists:

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

Great Bay Discovery Center, Greenland, Rockingham, New Hampshire, US
Jun 24, 2018 9:24 AM - 11:07 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.31 mile(s)
Comments:     Long walk.  Including walk down RR tracks to trestle
bridge and salt marsh.
42 species (+1 other taxa)

Mallard  10
Double-crested Cormorant  7
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  4     Including bird on nest.
Bald Eagle  1     Adult flew over from Shackford Point and landed on
Sandy Point side.
Virginia Rail  3     At least 3 from both sides of board walk!  One came
and gave good views.
Herring Gull  1
Common Tern  5
Mourning Dove  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3     1 juvenile
Downy Woodpecker  3
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  5
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  3
Tree Swallow  8
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
House Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  1
Veery  3
Gray Catbird  8     Including ONE LEUCISTIC BIRD.  Seen down railroad
tracks toward bridge.  Pale mocha color.  Very distinctive.  But no camera!
Cedar Waxwing  4
Ovenbird  2
Common Yellowthroat  4
Pine Warbler  1
Nelson's Sparrow  1     Heard singing and seen well.  Chased by
Saltmarsh Sparrow.
Saltmarsh Sparrow  1     Seen well.  At one time side-by-side with Nelson's.
Nelson's/Saltmarsh Sparrow (Sharp-tailed Sparrow)  1     At least one or
two birds not seen well.
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  4
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Red-winged Blackbird  7
Common Grackle  4
House Finch  1
American Goldfinch  7



Rockingham Rail Trail, Rockingham, New Hampshire, US
Jun 24, 2018 11:38 AM - 1:30 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.93 mile(s)
Comments:     Mid-afternoon hike in to beaver dam pond and back.
Overcast with some sunny breaks in mid-70s.
43 species

Great Blue Heron  4     Three nestlings in nest.  One adult nearby, but
did not go in to nest while we were there.  Young birds seem small for date.
Green Heron  4     Seemingly everywhere! They all seemed to be adults,
although I can't say for sure.
Osprey  2     One adult at nest.  Another nearby.  Female sitting on
edge and looking in and covering nest as if there were young in it;
however, we could not see any heads stick up above the edge.
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Mourning Dove  2
Barred Owl  3     I hooted one or maybe two birds in to trail. Then two
(more?) birds hooting in distance.  Kept on hooting long after we left
them at noon time!
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Great Crested Flycatcher  1
Eastern Kingbird  10     Includes nest with 4 young.  Low nest with
parents coming in repeatedly to feed.
Warbling Vireo  1
Red-eyed Vireo  3
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  2
Tree Swallow  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
House Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  2     Carried food to nest hole.
Veery  1
Wood Thrush  3     One bird carrying food.
American Robin  4     Bird carrying food in to nest.
Gray Catbird  4
Cedar Waxwing  2
Ovenbird  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
Pine Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  1
Scarlet Tanager  2
Northern Cardinal  1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1
Baltimore Oriole  2
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Common Grackle  2     Bird incubating on nest.
Purple Finch  1
American Goldfinch  9

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA


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Date: 6/24/18 3:23 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Mississippi Kites this weekend
The Mississippi Kites continue to be frustrating this summer....but
there are birds around!

DURHAM - Yesterday, Jane and I had a nice perched female bird in a
Locust Tree just down Bagdad Road from the town library on Madbury
Road.  It sat there for over 1/2 hour and was still there when we left. 
I was a bit disappointed, since I would think a female would be tending
a nest more closely.  So, not sure what this bird was doing.  Was her
mate incubating?  Is she an unpaired bird?  In any event, we returned
today, and could not find ANY birds, but maybe had a brief view of a
kite from the library.

NEWMARKET - Today, we photographed a bird over South Main Street first
at the Elementary School, then near the High School.  My first of the
year in Newmarket!  Seems like this is the best general area for birds
this year, but only a few reports.

STRATHAM - NO BIRDS this weekend despite a few "drive-arounds" in the
Depot Road area yesterday and today.  We had one here last weekend.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 6/24/18 11:10 am
From: DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] least tern chick HBSP
Observed one least tern chick at HBSP and one egg, however it did not appear that the terns are being very diligent incubating the egg at this time. Additionally three piping plovers on HBSP, one with baby as well as the pair at Seabrook Harbor beach, still sitting on nest.

Thanks

Deb Powers-South Berwick Maine


https://www.flickr.com/photos/143862779@N08/42084793195/in/dateposted-public/


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Date: 6/23/18 8:02 pm
From: Amanda Kallenbach <amanda.kallenbach...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Capital Chapter--Nottingcook--Great Hill Notes
Five of us strolled up to the Great Hill summit (879 ft.) in Bow's
Nottingcook Forest this morning. Despite somewhat overcast skies, the
views were great, temps were perfect, and the birds did not disappoint.
Right off the bat we were greeted by a singing male Scarlet Tanager, and
the ST show continued right through to the end. Pair bonding! Territorial
disputes! They completely ignored us...it was awesome!

Hermit Thrushes outnumbered Veeries today, with everybody singing up a
storm. Lots of young Robins and Hairy Woodpeckers out and about; loads of
Towhees and Ovenbirds; a few Indigo Buntings, Bluebirds, Prairie, Pine and
B&W Warblers, Cedar Waxwings, Field Sparrows, Great Crested FCs, Pewees, a
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, etc. 38 species in all. Full report on eBird:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S46750758

A special note of thanks to Mark Suomala, who co-led this trip. And, uh,
my apologies to the guy who showed up with his dog...

Amanda Kallenbach
Bow, NH

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Date: 6/23/18 7:50 pm
From: Len Medlock <lenmedlock...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 9 Piping Plover nests--and Least Tern family
Lisa and I poked around a bit after another awesome breakfast ($4.75!) at Al Gauron Luncheonette. While checking out the nesting Least Terns, we bumped into a plover warden who informed us that NINE (known) PIPL nests are on the NH coast--awesome!

The LETEs were adorable: one chick (and one egg in the works).

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock/42920381902/

Len and Lisa
Exeter, NH

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Date: 6/23/18 2:30 pm
From: Sylvia Miskoe <sylviasmiskoe...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Peaceable Kingdom update
Yesterday I saw 2 bobolinks in the back field close to the yard. The hen
turkey still patrols the horse pasture with her one poult who is growing.
And the young buck ventured even closer. He ate some hostas, moved to the
grapes and bittersweet, moved back to the forsythia, ignored the syringia.
His antlers each have a prong half way up and at the top they split into 2
buds.
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord

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Date: 6/23/18 2:17 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Coast (816 Common Eiders, scoters, FIN WHALE, etc.)
Jane and I hit the coast this morning.  A good day for scanning
offshore.  Cool, cloudy, easterly winds and flat seas.  AND VERY FEW
PEOPLE!!!  But sadly, not a whole lot of birds....except Common Eiders! 
Everywhere with little fluff balls.   In addition to the birds, we also
a FIN WHALE cruising south past Great Boar's Head. Also a Harbor
Porpoise off Little Boar's Head, a few Harbor Seals and about 16 Gray
Seals off Hampton Harbor inlet.  They seem to gather at this spot where
I've had large groups before.

Jun 23, 2018 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Select List
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Canada Goose  24     3 family groups with young from marsh south of Rye
harbor.
Common Eider  816     Total count of adults and young.  Complete scan of
coast from Seabrook Beach north to Fort Stark in New Castle.  At least
1/2 of these were chicks.
Surf Scoter  4     All males.  One appeared to be an adult off
Bicentennial Park in Hampton.
White-winged Scoter  7
Common Loon  20     Scattered, but with 9 off Little Boar's Head (6+ in
one raft).
Red-necked Grebe  1     Flyby at close range from Seal Rocks in Rye.
Great Egret  5
Snowy Egret  11
Green Heron  1
Piping Plover  4     All adults on Seabrook Beach.  One appeared to be
on a nest.  No chicks.
Killdeer  4
Willet  8
Black Guillemot  2     One adult bird off Concord Point.  Another adult
(or 1st summer?) off Hampton Beach.
Bonaparte's Gull  19     All 1st cycle birds.
Least Tern  6     Four on Seabrook Beach with one apparently on a nest.
Roseate Tern  2
Common Tern  100
Purple Martin  8     Low count on cool gray day. All gourds have nests
or young.
Nelson's Sparrow  1     At end of Pollack Road.
Saltmarsh Sparrow  4     Only 2 birds in back of Little Jack's.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 6/23/18 5:42 am
From: Dennis Skillman <d.skillman...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Purple Martin update - Seabrook and Hampton
Cross Beach Road Seabrook: Marsha, Gino, Rose, Pat, Suzanne, Warren, Dennis

59 eggs and 27 hatchlings = 86 (last week there were 73 eggs)



Looking at each nest, we gained 17 eggs and lost 4 eggs for a net gain of
13. The hatched birds were all in the 1-2 day old range. They are very
vulnerable at this stage, and the cold weather today is concerning.



All gourds are occupied and egg laying is likely complete. The hatched
birds will fledge in 4 weeks. To avoid premature fledging we will stop doing
nest checks after the next 2 weeks. Pat reports that the Martins are trying
to get in the swallow boxes, but without success so the swallow box
replacement has worked. This behavior has been observed every season, and we
saw some of it yesterday. A max count of 32 Martins was observed.



Island Path Road, Hampton: Gino, Rose, Suzanne, Warren, Dennis

Nothing! Even the House Sparrows have given up!

Observed 3 Chimney Swifts flying over the area.



Dennis



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Date: 6/22/18 5:34 pm
From: Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Plaice Cove Brant
A single Brant seen approximately 30 feet from shore at end of Shaw St. in Plaice Cove. Swam closer and closer to shore and is presently on some exposed mud with its head tucked in.

A Willet is standing on a rock 5 feet away from the Brant.

Earlier this afternoon a Cooper’s Hawk flew by the house being chased by a C. Grackle.

Rich Aaronian

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Date: 6/21/18 12:52 pm
From: Stephanie Parkinson <sparkinson...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Capital Chapt. FT: (6/30) Ashuelot Headwaters & Lempster Town Forests
Field Trip: Ashuelot Headwaters & Lempster Town Forests
Date: Saturday, June 30, 8:00 am
Jack Swatt and Dylan Jackson will co-lead this field trip, co-sponsored by the Forest Society, to a new site for the Chapter. Since its purchase by the Forest Society in 2010, The Ashuelot Headwaters Forest on Mountain Rd. in Lempster has become a hotspot for finding birds typically found in more northerly forests. Parking is limited on Mountain Rd. so meet at the parking area for the Duck Pond Trail (Lempster Town Forest) on Long Pond Rd. about a half mile in on the right from Mountain Rd. Many of the trails may be wet so appropriate footwear is recommended. Contact: Jack Swatt at 203-592-4686 or <jswattbirds...><mailto:<jswattbirds...>

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Date: 6/21/18 6:58 am
From: Jane Hills <jhbird...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Head's Pond in Hooksett today
This morning I walked the Head's Pond trail off Route 3 in Hooksett with the
following results, most by ear only (33 species):



Wood Duck

Great Blue Heron

Belted Kingfisher

Eastern Kingbird

Great Crested Flycatcher

Eastern Phoebe

Eastern Wood-pewee

Least Flycatcher

Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Blue Jay

Black-capped Chickadee

Tufted Titmouse

Gray Catbird

American Robin

Veery

Red-eyed Vireo

Yellow-throated Vireo

Black-and-White Warbler

American Redstart

Pine Warbler

Prairie Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Ovenbird

Red-winged Blackbird

Baltimore Oriole

Scarlet Tanager

American Goldfinch

Eastern Towhee

Chipping Sparrow

Field Sparrow

Swamp Sparrow

Song Sparrow







Jane



Jane Hills

Manchester, NH

jhbird(at)myfairpoint(dot)net



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