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9/21/17 7:51 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (21 Sep 2017) 2010 Raptors
9/21/17 5:30 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (21 Sep 2017) 476 Raptors
9/21/17 5:23 pm David Govatski <david.govatski...> [NHBirds] Winter Finch Forecast 2017-2018
9/21/17 3:57 pm Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...> [NHBirds] Ring-necked Ducks, WEP
9/21/17 5:28 am Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...> [NHBirds] American Golden-Plover, World End Pond
9/20/17 7:17 pm Jon Woolf <jsw...> [NHBirds] Odiorne Pt Shorebirds 9/20
9/20/17 5:41 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [NHBirds] Late Hummer, Great Egrets in Monroe
9/20/17 5:17 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (20 Sep 2017) 54 Raptors
9/20/17 9:13 am Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Red-necked Phalarope and Golden Plovers at Rochester WTP
9/20/17 5:07 am Jane Hills <jhbird...> [NHBirds] Probable Fish Crow night roost in Manchester
9/19/17 6:00 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (19 Sep 2017) 82 Raptors
9/19/17 5:28 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] NH Coast
9/19/17 3:37 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (19 Sep 2017) 27 Raptors
9/19/17 3:28 pm Anne Ryc <annehadshi...> [NHBirds] blue-headed vireos in Concord
9/19/17 3:11 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [NHBirds] Rumney Warblers 9/19
9/19/17 8:59 am Gail Coffey <gcoffeywriter...> [NHBirds] Hummingbird Update in Wilton
9/18/17 8:18 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (18 Sep 2017) 18 Raptors
9/18/17 7:03 pm Dan Hubbard <danielhubbard...> [NHBirds] Seacoast Chapter Strafford County Farm field trip-33 species, including Dickcissel
9/18/17 6:36 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, September 18, 2017
9/18/17 3:39 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (17 Sep 2017) 1080 Raptors
9/18/17 3:33 pm Linda M. Charron <clinda912...> Re: [NHBirds] What's those birdies
9/18/17 2:53 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (16 Sep 2017) 1378 Raptors
9/18/17 12:08 pm Samuel Lewis <samlewis100...> [NHBirds] Caspian Tern Swazey Park Right now
9/18/17 8:29 am Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...> [NHBirds] pix of birds released Sunday at Carter Hill
9/18/17 6:03 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (17 Sep 2017) 284 Raptors
9/17/17 6:05 pm Len Medlock <lenmedlock...> [NHBirds] Adult and chick Capsian Terns
9/17/17 5:41 pm Donna Carkin <dcarkin1...> [NHBirds] What's those birdies
9/17/17 5:18 pm 'Molly Jacobson' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Bird ID help?
9/17/17 4:28 pm Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Penacook this weekend
9/17/17 4:26 pm Carolyn Borkowski <cidermill...> Re: [NHBirds] Abridged summary of - 14 updates in 13 topics
9/17/17 2:33 pm Paul Bourgault <paulbourgault1...> [NHBirds] Broad-winged hawk more interested in chilling on the platform than flying freely for the first time.
9/17/17 2:03 pm Len <lenmedlock...> [NHBirds] Caspian Terns on Swazey Parkway
9/17/17 1:48 pm Len <lenmedlock...> [NHBirds] 2 Caspian Terns Exeter WTP now
9/17/17 1:19 pm 'Geoff N.' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Kimball Hill, Hillsboro hawk-watching
9/17/17 12:18 pm susan hunter <slhunter...> [NHBirds] hummingbirds
9/17/17 10:32 am Al Howard <alanlhoward...> [NHBirds] Humming Bird in Derry
9/17/17 8:06 am Linda M. Charron <clinda912...> Re: [NHBirds] Last Hummer? First Ruby-crowned
9/17/17 8:04 am Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [NHBirds] Last Hummer? First Ruby-crowned
9/17/17 5:32 am <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Yellow-breasted Chat - Rye
9/16/17 10:17 pm 'Molly Jacobson' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Sandhill Crane?
9/16/17 6:24 pm 'Duane Cross' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Great Egrets (4 of them!) in Monroe NH
9/16/17 5:29 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (16 Sep 2017) 691 Raptors
9/16/17 5:22 pm Steve Hale <srhale20...> [NHBirds] Hawkwatching on Mt. Blue Job
9/16/17 3:36 pm <g-hsmart...> Re: [NHBirds] Digest for - 9 updates in 9 topics
9/16/17 2:22 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] NH Coast (Baird's SP, HYBRID Lesser Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull, Dickcissel, etc.)
9/16/17 8:37 am Ed Norton <etnorton...> [NHBirds] Carolina Wren Nest Live Stream
9/16/17 8:04 am Mik Oyler <oylermik...> [NHBirds] North Conway Crossbills
9/16/17 6:21 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Raptor events this weekend
9/16/17 4:46 am Len <lenmedlock...> [NHBirds] Exeter WTP CLOSED Saturday 9/16---workers present
9/15/17 7:29 pm Dan Hubbard <danielhubbard...> [NHBirds] Rochester WTP American Golden Plover, American Pipits
9/15/17 5:54 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (15 Sep 2017) 800 Raptors
9/15/17 5:51 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (15 Sep 2017) 555 Raptors
9/15/17 5:40 pm <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Lake Sunapee Warbler Fallout
9/15/17 3:24 pm Richard Frechette <frechette7...> [NHBirds] Tagged gull
9/15/17 8:31 am Christine Sheridan <cmsbirds...> [NHBirds] Immature BC Night-heron, Nashua
9/15/17 8:30 am Linda M. Charron <clinda912...> Re: [NHBirds] correct link for my Heron pics....
9/15/17 8:27 am Linda M. Charron <clinda912...> [NHBirds] correct link for my Heron pics....
9/15/17 8:05 am Linda M. Charron <clinda912...> Re: [NHBirds] Heron in our goldfish pond....
9/15/17 8:01 am Linda M. Charron <clinda912...> [NHBirds] Heron in our goldfish pond....
9/15/17 5:42 am Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...> [NHBirds] Clay-colored Sparrow, Salem
9/14/17 6:20 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (11 Sep 2017) 166 Raptors
9/14/17 5:47 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (14 Sep 2017) 587 Raptors
9/14/17 5:44 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (14 Sep 2017) 78 Raptors
9/14/17 5:44 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (14 Sep 2017) 78 Raptors
9/14/17 4:27 pm jacquie grinley <jeg623...> [NHBirds] Double crested cormorants
9/14/17 5:34 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (13 Sep 2017) 1446 Raptors
9/14/17 5:06 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (12 Sep 2017) 183 Raptors
9/13/17 5:48 pm <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Return of an old friend - Concord
9/13/17 5:27 pm JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...> [NHBirds] recordings from Red Crossbills on Trudeau Road 8/13
9/13/17 4:36 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [NHBirds] Rumney Philadelphia Vireo, Wood Thrush, Catbird 9/13
9/13/17 3:08 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (13 Sep 2017) 379 Raptors
9/13/17 7:06 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (12 Sep 2017) 252 Raptors
9/13/17 5:20 am k chamberlin <kchamberlin07...> [NHBirds] Ashland Warblers Continue
9/12/17 5:56 pm bikenbird via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] ***NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter Wednesday September 13, 2017 Program - The Franconia Breeding Bird Survey***
9/12/17 2:05 pm Jim <jimkegley...> [NHBirds] September Activities sponsored by Nashaway Audubon
9/12/17 11:19 am Chad Witko <chadjwitko...> [NHBirds] Report: Antioch Bird Club Birdathon (September 11)
9/12/17 9:03 am Daniel M. Keefe <daniel.keefe...> [NHBirds] Peregrine - durham
9/12/17 3:34 am Jane Hills <jhbird...> [NHBirds] Manchester Fish Crow flock
9/11/17 7:05 pm Dan Hubbard <danielhubbard...> [NHBirds] Fw: 09/10/17 Pickering Pond walk 60 species
9/11/17 6:16 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (11 Sep 2017) 275 Raptors
9/11/17 4:29 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, September 11, 2017
9/11/17 12:53 pm birdrecords <birdrecords...> [NHBirds] MacGillivray's - YES
9/11/17 12:51 pm Anne Ryc <annehadshi...> [NHBirds] Osprey in Penacook
9/11/17 11:06 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Black Vultures in Hinsdale
9/11/17 9:57 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Coot at Hinsdale Setbacks
9/11/17 9:46 am Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...> [NHBirds] Sugar Hill Hawkwatch
9/11/17 9:18 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (10 Sep 2017) 473 Raptors
9/11/17 8:31 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (09 Sep 2017) 73 Raptors
9/11/17 6:28 am Jeremy Faucher <ecobirding16...> [NHBirds] Eagle Optics going out of business
9/11/17 4:05 am Jon Woolf <jsw...> [NHBirds] NH Audubon fall Pelagic Birding Trip
9/11/17 1:48 am Richard Monroe <bug.bit.birder...> [NHBirds] Red Crossbills on Mount Monadnock
9/10/17 8:12 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (10 Sep 2017) 1294 Raptors
9/10/17 7:06 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (09 Sep 2017) 887 Raptors
9/10/17 7:06 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (09 Sep 2017) 887 Raptors
9/10/17 6:43 pm 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Belted-Kingfisher at Whipple Hill This Afternoon
9/10/17 6:39 pm Paul Bourgault <paulbourgault1...> [NHBirds] Re: Broad-winged Hawks moving now
9/10/17 6:01 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Odiorne Point State Park (Yellow-breasted Chat, Clay-colored Sparrow, MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER!!!)
9/10/17 5:15 pm 'Geoff N.' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Broad-winged Hawks moving now
9/10/17 2:20 pm Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Penacook Sept 10
9/10/17 1:58 pm Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] North of the Notches, Sept 9
9/10/17 11:37 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Broad-winged Hawks moving now
9/10/17 9:58 am Bird Watcher's Supply <birdwsg...> [NHBirds] Shelduck continues
9/10/17 6:49 am 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] 800+ broad winged Hawks at pack - yesterday
9/9/17 11:01 am Dan Hubbard <danielhubbard...> [NHBirds] Pickering Ponds bird walk 9/10 8 am
9/9/17 9:44 am Susan Wrisley <swrisley13...> [NHBirds] Stilt Sandpiper & 3 Shovelers at Exeter WTP
9/9/17 5:02 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (05 Sep 2017) 29 Raptors
9/9/17 4:58 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (08 Sep 2017) 12 Raptors
9/9/17 4:34 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (07 Sep 2017) 6 Raptors
9/8/17 7:07 pm JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...> [NHBirds] lost and found (coastal birding) Golden Plover
9/8/17 7:05 pm <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Red Crossbills - Sunapee
9/8/17 4:09 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (08 Sep 2017) 25 Raptors
9/8/17 1:03 pm Sylvia Hartmann <s42yth...> [NHBirds] Trudeau rd, Bethlehem
9/8/17 11:56 am Steven Liffmann <liffmanns...> [NHBirds] Re: Eagle Optics going out of business
9/8/17 9:07 am Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...> [NHBirds] Confirmation of Type 3 Red Crossbill
9/8/17 8:32 am Adam Burnett <adamburnett33...> [NHBirds] Fish Crow(s) in Keene
9/8/17 6:46 am Bird Watcher's Supply <birdwsg...> [NHBirds] Shelduck, YES
9/8/17 4:43 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (07 Sep 2017) 10 Raptors
9/8/17 2:58 am <heather2cb...> [NHBirds] Dickcissel
9/7/17 9:14 pm eric masterson <erictheirish...> [NHBirds] huge movement of nocturnal migrants
9/7/17 7:55 pm Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...> [NHBirds] Bay-breasted and Tennessee Warblers
9/7/17 6:44 pm Ken Klapper <kklapper...> [NHBirds] Dickcissel - Carter Hill Orchard
9/7/17 6:19 pm k chamberlin <kchamberlin07...> [NHBirds] Ashland Birds
9/7/17 5:32 pm Fred Sladen <fwsladen...> [NHBirds] Raptors in Bradford, Sutton, Plum Island
9/7/17 5:06 pm Jon Woolf <jsw...> [NHBirds] Eagle Optics going out of business
9/7/17 12:49 pm Kathy Dube <kdube...> [NHBirds] warblers, sparrows
9/7/17 10:30 am ROBERT SWEET <rgsweet...> [NHBirds] Hooksett is asking, any raptors moving????, the sky has cleared here and nothing other than resident TV'S in 1 - 1/2 hrs of looking up.....
9/7/17 8:15 am Joe Scott <joexcski...> [NHBirds] Fryeburg Harbor after the rain
9/7/17 7:26 am Jean <jmullen43...> [NHBirds] Eastern Mass Hawkwarch Meeting- Looking for Ride from Portsmouth
9/6/17 11:40 am Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Tuckahoe Turf Farm in Berwick, ME
9/6/17 11:23 am Patience Chamberlin <patiencechamberlin...> [NHBirds] MacGillivary's warbler-no
9/6/17 10:43 am Samuel Lewis <samlewis100...> [NHBirds] Turkey Vultures Epping
9/6/17 8:47 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (02 Sep 2017) 16 Raptors
9/6/17 8:16 am Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...> [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks--197
9/6/17 8:05 am <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (01 Sep 2017) 9 Raptors
9/5/17 9:19 pm Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...> [NHBirds] Stilt Sandpiper, Glossy Ibis and warblers plus some Red Crossbill observations
9/5/17 5:52 pm 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Mourning Warbler. - Pittsfield
9/5/17 4:12 pm Scott Spangenberg <sjspangenberg...> [NHBirds] Nighthawks At the Diner; 0 to 59 in six seconds
9/5/17 3:34 pm Jillian Price <jillian.price1918...> [NHBirds] Exeter nighthawks
9/5/17 2:57 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (05 Sep 2017) 9 Raptors
9/5/17 2:31 pm 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Nighthawks now
9/5/17 12:27 pm Steven Liffmann <liffmanns...> [NHBirds] Immature Bald Eagle - Salem NH
9/5/17 11:01 am <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] Sanderling - Lake Sunapee
9/5/17 10:24 am Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...> [NHBirds] Stilt Sandpiper and Glossy Ibis
9/5/17 5:44 am Patricia Wood <patriciamaxwellwood...> [NHBirds] Common Nighthawks seen in Exeter 4 Sep
9/5/17 4:54 am Ed Norton <etnorton...> [NHBirds] Carolina wren nest camera
9/4/17 7:28 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, September 4, 2017
9/4/17 7:13 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (04 Sep 2017) 33 Raptors
9/4/17 6:47 pm Donna Ellis <donnaellis1014...> [NHBirds] Common Nighthawks Hopkinton Lake
9/4/17 6:35 pm Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...> [NHBirds] Great Egret, Hinsdale.
9/4/17 6:13 pm Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...> [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks--477
9/4/17 6:09 pm Tom McShane <tetamcfam...> [NHBirds] Nighthawks Manchester
9/4/17 4:51 pm Ed Norton <etnorton...> [NHBirds] Carolina wren nest camera
9/4/17 4:51 pm 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] 137 Nighthawks Powder Mill Pond
9/4/17 4:42 pm Scott Spangenberg <sjspangenberg...> Re: [NHBirds] Nightawks on the Move
9/4/17 4:42 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (04 Sep 2017) 18 Raptors
9/4/17 4:33 pm ROBERT SWEET <rgsweet...> [NHBirds] Hooksett - final nighthawk total 51 - migrating
9/4/17 4:23 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] MacGillivray's Warbler in Rye - More info
9/4/17 4:21 pm Len Medlock <lenmedlock...> [NHBirds] 32 Common Nighthawks at Exeter WTP and photos of other stuff on the coast
9/4/17 4:11 pm Jane Rice <moultnews...> [NHBirds] Nighthawks in Meredith
9/4/17 4:06 pm ROBERT SWEET <rgsweet...> [NHBirds] Hooksett - 8 nighthawks in last 10 minutes, migration mode, make that 11......
9/4/17 3:39 pm Samuel Lewis <samlewis100...> [NHBirds] Nighthawks Epping
9/4/17 2:02 pm David Govatski <david.govatski...> [NHBirds] Bay-breasted Warblers in Stark
9/4/17 1:45 pm Christian Martin <cmartin...> RE: [NHBirds] Nightawks on the Move
9/4/17 1:22 pm Scott Spangenberg <sjspangenberg...> [NHBirds] Nightawks on the Move
9/4/17 11:30 am Sylvia Miskoe <sylviasmiskoe...> [NHBirds] peaceable pond
9/4/17 8:25 am Martha Wilson <quilter.martha...> [NHBirds] Common shelduck present in pools south of odiorne point
9/4/17 7:48 am Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [NHBirds] Monday Morning Wave.
9/4/17 6:20 am Lauren Kras <lauren.kras...> [NHBirds] Macgilivrays warbler - Odiorne State Park
9/4/17 5:23 am Steve Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Clay - colored Sparrow in Rye. Black Tern in Rochester
9/4/17 4:56 am Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...> [NHBirds] phalarope
9/4/17 4:44 am chris gagnon <cgagnon...> [NHBirds] American Pipit w/pic
9/3/17 6:35 pm David Lipsy <dlipsy...> [NHBirds] 09-02-17 Exeter WWTP Images - Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Ring-necked Gull, Greater Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Peregrine Falcon, Blue Winged Teal.
9/3/17 3:48 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (02 Sep 2017) 45 Raptors
9/3/17 3:43 pm Steve Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Sea Watch this morning
9/3/17 10:44 am Justin Lawson <justindlawson...> [NHBirds] Red-necked Phalarope continues. Lancaster WWTP
9/3/17 10:37 am Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...> [NHBirds] Laughing Gull
9/3/17 9:15 am Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [NHBirds] Warblers now causing hair loss.
9/3/17 8:54 am Dylan Pedro <pedro8410...> [NHBirds] Mt Washington Highlights-9/2
9/3/17 5:53 am Jean <jmullen43...> [NHBirds] RFI- Nighthawks in Portsmouth?
9/3/17 5:49 am Jean <jmullen43...> [NHBirds] Chickadee Eggs found cracked
9/3/17 5:09 am Al Howard <alanlhoward...> RE: [NHBirds] Hooksett - have male H-birds departed your area????? Have not seen one in a couple days.....
9/2/17 7:27 pm Phyllis <pyaffie...> Re: [NHBirds] Hooksett - have male H-birds departed your area????? Have not seen one in a couple days.....
9/2/17 6:44 pm JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...> [NHBirds] backroads, biking, birding and blackbacks
9/2/17 6:40 pm Robert Rotberg <rirotberg...> Re: [NHBirds] Hooksett - have male H-birds departed your area????? Have not seen one in a couple days.....
9/2/17 6:29 pm 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] 740 Common Nighthawks Powder Mill Pond
9/2/17 5:14 pm Linda M. Charron <clinda912...> Re: [NHBirds] Hooksett - have male H-birds departed your area????? Have not seen one in a couple days.....
9/2/17 4:54 pm Christopher McPherson <cmcpherson687...> [NHBirds] Woodmont Orchard Dickcissel and the latest orchard conditions
9/2/17 4:28 pm ROBERT SWEET <rgsweet...> [NHBirds] Hooksett - have male H-birds departed your area????? Have not seen one in a couple days.....
9/2/17 3:18 pm Fred Sladen <fwsladen...> [NHBirds] more nighthawks in Bradford
9/2/17 2:53 pm Fred Sladen <fwsladen...> [NHBirds] nighthawks in Bradford
9/2/17 2:31 pm Tony Vazzano <tvazzano...> [NHBirds] Columbia Great Egret, etc.
9/2/17 1:28 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Common Shelduck - NO
9/2/17 1:15 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Odds & Ends (2 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, 3 Buff-breasted Sandpipers and a Sandhill Crane!)
9/2/17 11:05 am raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] more woblahs on a Chapter walk in Webstah
9/2/17 6:26 am Sylvia Miskoe <sylviasmiskoe...> [NHBirds] lingering birds
9/1/17 8:23 pm <reports...> [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Sep 2017) 12 Raptors
9/1/17 5:04 pm raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] another day another flock
9/1/17 3:33 pm Paul Roberts <pmroberts254...> [NHBirds] Eastern Mass Hawk Watch Annual Meeting FRIDAY, Sept 8, 7-9 p.m. Public Invited. Kevin Karlson keynote speaker
8/31/17 1:44 pm jennmckown1 via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] red crossbills
8/30/17 8:44 pm 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Philadelphia Vireo - Freedom
8/30/17 6:48 pm 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] 1,399 Nighthawks Powder Mill Pond
8/30/17 6:12 pm Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...> [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks 1050
8/30/17 6:12 pm Chad Witko <chadjwitko...> [NHBirds] Westmoreland Common Nighthawks
8/30/17 6:08 pm <jacksonwrxt89...> [NHBirds] #200 for Sullivan County
8/30/17 6:05 pm JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...> [NHBirds] From Freedom Forrest to Nashua Nighthawks
8/30/17 4:23 pm raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] A take your breath away warbler flock in Webster
8/30/17 7:45 am Stephanie Parkinson <sparkinson...> [NHBirds] Cap. Chpt. Field Trip: MIGRATION NORTH OF THE NOTCHES
8/29/17 7:27 pm 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Seabirds, Whales, & Ales FT summary, 8/23
8/29/17 7:01 pm 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Nighthawks in Hancock; raptor observatories open Friday
8/29/17 5:17 pm Kathy Dube <kdube...> [NHBirds] northern Goshawk
8/29/17 3:14 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [NHBirds] Rumney Warblers, Trudeau Rd Crossbills...
8/29/17 1:39 pm '<aerart...>' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Nighthawks are moving early
8/29/17 12:38 pm DANA-FOX DANA-FOX <danafox...> [NHBirds] Amazing female Black-throated Blue Warbler
8/29/17 11:14 am 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Baird's Sandpiper - Tuftonboro
8/29/17 9:41 am Mascoma Chapter NH Audubon <mascomabirds...> [NHBirds] Chapter Fall Events Now Posted
8/29/17 7:49 am <heatherrutledge...> [NHBirds] Re: Sandhill Crane, Rollinsford - Yes
8/29/17 6:02 am Debra Powers <dmp2ec...> [NHBirds] 4 mature 8 immature black crowned night heron
8/29/17 4:48 am Steve Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Wilson's Phalarope in North Hampton
8/28/17 11:35 pm Cindy House <cjhouse...> [NHBirds] Cape May Included in Warbler Movement - Sutton, NH
8/28/17 7:31 pm Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, August 28, 2017
8/28/17 4:57 pm <heatherrutledge...> [NHBirds] Re: Sandhill Crane, Rollinsford - Yes
8/28/17 4:46 pm 'Dane Badders' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Black Crowned Night Heron Mill Pond Walpole
8/28/17 3:20 pm Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...> [NHBirds] Plaice Cove
8/28/17 2:17 pm Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [NHBirds] West Lib Least-Bittern NO
8/28/17 1:20 pm Evelyn Nathan <evynathan...> [NHBirds] disregard wildlife rehab post
8/28/17 12:57 pm Evelyn Nathan <evynathan...> [NHBirds] help with non-bird wildlife issue
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8/27/17 2:34 pm Stephen Mirick <smirick...> [NHBirds] Freedom Town Forest (20 species of warblers including 22 Cape Mays, 5 Tennessee, and 3 Bay-breasted)
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8/27/17 9:40 am Terri Fratus <mizpah3149...> [NHBirds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 8/26
8/27/17 9:05 am Jody Williams <fisherwoods...> [NHBirds] Three minutes.
8/27/17 7:14 am 'jennapet1' via NHBirds <nhbirds...> [NHBirds] Yes Buff breasted sandpaper exeter wtp
8/27/17 3:29 am Pam Hunt <biodiva...> [NHBirds] Birding Magazines available
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Date: 9/21/17 7:51 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (21 Sep 2017) 2010 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 6 6
Osprey 11 132 132
Bald Eagle 11 61 61
Northern Harrier 4 34 34
Sharp-shinned Hawk 93 541 541
Cooper's Hawk 14 52 52
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 9
Broad-winged Hawk 1836 8412 8412
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 22 67 67
Merlin 13 49 49
Peregrine Falcon 2 13 13
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 22 22

Total: 2010 9403 9403
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Al Grimstad, Don Stokes, Eric Masterson, Henry Walters,
Howard Mansfield, Janet Delaney, Jerry Coffey,
Lillian Stokes, Meade Cadot, Mike Gebo, Nancy Moreau,
Sharon Harvell, Sy Montgomery, Wendy Ward,
with many more...

Visitors:
Students from Mountain Shadows 6th grade class timed their visit to the
hawk watch perfectly, joining us for some of the busiest hours of the
biggest day so far this season. There were 40 visitors in all, not counting
the many four-legged friends roaming about.


Weather:
The wind was lashing the mountain at 25-30mph to start the count, ripping
leaves from the mountain ash trees with every gust. It calmed down to
15-20mph by late morning, and continued to die back slowly through the
afternoon. There were a few blue streaks smeared through the overcast, with
sunshine almost making it through midday before the cloud cover thickened
again. The temperature came within a degree or two of 70F, not counting the
wind chill.

Raptor Observations:
A juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk was throwing caution and everything else in
the wind this morning, launching itself into orbit around Gina before
blowing back to the trees. Determined Broad-winged Hawks formed kettles
10-100 strong in the crooked, ephemeral thermals. Late in the day, a trio
of Merlins settled in to chase each other and any other bird that wanted to
join in the fun around the summit of North Pack. A Peregrine Falcon
ventured over there for a time, then came back to Pack to harass the ravens
and maybe spend some time searching for supper.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:
Common Loon- 2
Double-crested Cormorant- 28
American Pipit- 1
Blackpoll Warbler- 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 1
Cape May Warbler- 1
Palm Warbler- 2
warbler sp.- 15
finch sp- 6

Monarch Butterfly- 15

Predictions:
Jose has stalled offshore, making tomorrow's forecast look like a
near-repeat of today. Cloud cover will be just about total, there will be a
10-15mph NNE wind which may gust higher, and the temperature will again
struggle to break out of the 60s. There is a slight chance of a passing
shower in the afternoon, and there could be some valley fog to start the
day. There should be plenty of migrants ready to capitalize on another day
of favorable wind!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/21/17 5:30 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (21 Sep 2017) 476 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 23 23
Osprey 6 87 87
Bald Eagle 6 33 33
Northern Harrier 0 15 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 235 235
Cooper's Hawk 2 45 45
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 6
Broad-winged Hawk 431 3756 3756
Red-tailed Hawk 0 7 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 12 105 105
Merlin 1 18 18
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 2 24 24

Total: 476 4370 4370
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Ann Rehlander, Dick DeSeve, Doug Bechtel, Gail McPeek,
Joan McKibben, Ken Bednars, Kim Tuttle, Maureen Joyce,
Mike Bourgault, Paul Bourgault, Robert Vallieres,
Steve Manifold, Sylvia Miskoe, with many more....

Visitors:
One-hundred and sixty, including 87 eigth-graders and 7 teachers and adults
from the McLaughlin School in Manchester. Thanks all for visiting and
sharing the raptor experience with us today at Carter Hill! Thanks again
to the Carter Hill regulars and occasionals who helped greatly :^)


Weather:
Mostly cloudy, but with plenty of light getting through, creating thermals.
Light to moderate NNW to NE winds. Temps from the upper 60s to the upper
70s. Great weather for being outside. Great clouds for spotting raptors.

Raptor Observations:
A very nice day. Not the four-figure day I was hoping for but any day
approaching 500 total migrant raptors is nothing to complain about.
Notable moments were a ten-minute stretch between 2:40 and 2:50 pm, when a
pair of adult Bald Eagles followed a group of 13 Broad-wings as they
kettled up, then glided to the SW.... quickly followed by an adult and an
immature Bald Eagle doing the same with a group of five Broad-wings. The
4:00 to 5:00 pm hour was generous with American Kestrels, nine being seen
in all corners of the sky, keeping us on our toes.

Non-raptor Observations:
The winds this morning drove much songbird activity to the pond area, where
there was at least one White-throated and one Swamp Sparrow, Common
Yellowthroat, Parula, Blue-headed and Red-eyed Vireos, and a White-breasted
Nuthatch. Local Catbird continues, but hummingbirds have not been seen in
a few days. Another late Chimney Swift, 16 Canada Geese, a Pileated
Woodpecker, and the usual frugivores and corvids kept things fun during
raptor-less stretches. Eleven Monarchs were spotted today.

Predictions:
Looks good again - partly cloudy, and NNE winds, perhaps a bit gentler.
Are there enough Broad-wings north of us to grant Carter Hill at least one
1000+ migrant day? Please come and help, and find out (a self-fulfilling
prophecy). Bring your spare eyes.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/21/17 5:23 pm
From: David Govatski <david.govatski...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Winter Finch Forecast 2017-2018
This is the link to the winter finch forecast for 2017-2018. I am the reporter for northern NH and VT and reported an excellent cone, fruit and nut crop. We could have a very good winter finch irruption.

http://jeaniron.ca/2017/wff17.htm

David Govatski
Jefferson, NH

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Date: 9/21/17 3:57 pm
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Ring-necked Ducks, WEP
A short paddle at WEP after work to searching for the AMGP by kayak, came
up empty there but had 3 Ring-necked Ducks fly over and land on the pond.
Early migrants, but not unprecedented. The pond has had September
Ring-necked records almost annually since we've been birding here.

Other highlights:
Pectoral Sandpiper - 2
Blue-winged Teal - 3
Green-winged Teal - 2
Northern Harrier - 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper - 1
Solitary Sandpiper - 1
Wilson's Snipe - 2

Kyle WIlmarth
Plaistow, NH

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Date: 9/21/17 5:28 am
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] American Golden-Plover, World End Pond
Seen this morning on distant flats with a Killdeer and a few peeps. My
second sighting for location, on nearly the same date as the first one
(9/20/15).

Kyle Wilmarth
Plaistow, NH

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Date: 9/20/17 7:17 pm
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Odiorne Pt Shorebirds 9/20
I stopped by Odiorne Point after work today, hoping for some of the
shorebirds that Steve Mirick reported yesterday. Got a few too --
mostly peeps and Semipalmated Plovers. Several birds in particular
stood out from the pack:

2 Pectoral Sandpipers,
1 Ruddy Turnstone
1 Semipalmated Sandpiper that seemed to have a nasty injury on its
left shoulder or the left side of its neck -- the feathers were all
churned up and I could see a hint of red underneath.

And 1 bird that I'm not sure of. It had a drooped bill like a
Dunlin, but it seemed larger than a Dunlin and the wrong color - more
a flat gray than the scaly medium-dark gray I associate with
Dunlin. In hindsight, I'm wondering if it was a Curlew Sandpiper.

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH

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Date: 9/20/17 5:41 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Late Hummer, Great Egrets in Monroe
Did a spin around NW Grafton Co today:
Missed on the Monroe Sandhill Cranes, but did see two Great Egrets in the river by the island a mile above the McIndoe Falls Dam.
Just north of Woodsville an immature Bald Eagle soared over the road.

A walk around at Bedell Bridge SP located 6 Wood Ducks and 4 Gray Catbirds.

At home a Ruby-throated Hummingbird used the feeder three times between 4:30 and 7PM.

John R Williams
Rumney



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Date: 9/20/17 5:17 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (20 Sep 2017) 54 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 22 22
Osprey 2 81 81
Bald Eagle 1 27 27
Northern Harrier 1 15 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 221 221
Cooper's Hawk 0 43 43
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 29 3325 3325
Red-tailed Hawk 0 7 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 93 93
Merlin 1 17 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 22 22

Total: 54 3894 3894
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Mark Timmerman, Maureen Joyce

Visitors:
Fifty-three, including native and new Granite Staters, toddlers and
seniors, portrait seekers, budding raptor enthusiasts, regulars, prodigals,
and those simply illuminated by Mother Nature's glow.


Weather:
Overcast skies, light-moderate NE winds, and periodic bouts of drizzle.
Temps from the low to the mid 70s.

Raptor Observations:
Despite the iffy weather, a fair number of migrants were seen. Along with
a local red-tail and TVs, ten species of raptor or vulture were seen today.

Non-raptor Observations:
A late Chimney Swift and a Belted Kingfisher were the most notable
non-raptors. Among the songbirds, sparrows still dominated (including
continuing multiple Lincoln's), sharing space with a Parula, C.
Yellowthroat, BH Vireo, Catbird, Phoebe, and Indigo Buntings. Six
Monarchs.

Predictions:
More sun, and light-moderate winds out of the NNE. We should have more
countable birds than today, at least! Hopefully another big movement or
two is in the cards for us over the next few days.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/20/17 9:13 am
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Red-necked Phalarope and Golden Plovers at Rochester WTP
Dan Hubbard called to report:

Red-necked Phalarope - 1
American Golden Plover - 2
Pectoral Sandpiper - 4

All at Rochester WTP.  The phalarope and pecs were toward the end of the
2nd pond on the right.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 9/20/17 5:07 am
From: Jane Hills <jhbird...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Probable Fish Crow night roost in Manchester
Last week I reported seeing a flock of about 20 Fish Crows flying southwest
at dawn in my neighborhood. This morning at dawn, I saw a flock of an
estimated 75 Fish Crows flying southwest in the same vicinity as before
(parking lot of the McIntyre Ski Area), so I strongly suspect they are
roosting nearby at night. An American crow in the same area gave great size
and sound comparison!



Jane



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Manchester, NH

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Date: 9/19/17 6:00 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (19 Sep 2017) 82 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 22 22
Osprey 8 79 79
Bald Eagle 0 26 26
Northern Harrier 0 14 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 207 207
Cooper's Hawk 3 43 43
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 55 3296 3296
Red-tailed Hawk 0 7 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 88 88
Merlin 1 16 16
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 22 22

Total: 82 3840 3840
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Judd Nathan, Lynn Johnson, Maureen Joyce, Phil Brown

Visitors:
The Concord Bird and Wildflower Club, kids from Joyful Noise Learning
Center, and UNH Natural Resource Stewards were among the day's 68 visitors.


Weather:
Carter Hill and Horse Hill were just about the only bits of high ground not
in the clouds this morning. Threats of drizzle and rain fell empty as the
overcast pulled away from the mountains one peak at a time, leaving holes
of blue from which stray beams of sunshine tumbled to the ground. The
temperature warmed to the mid-70s, though the moist air carried by the
northeast wind held an edge of clammy coolness.

Raptor Observations:
Without exception, every migrant in the first two hours of the count found
enough lift to cary it into the clouds within seconds of being spotted.
Even the local Turkey Vultures played a little hide-and-seek among
low-hanging tendrils of mist. By afternoon, the cloud ceiling had risen
high enough that most birds seemed to be staying below. The energetic
display and whistling of a local Broad-winged Hawk called attention to a
kettle of 21 other broad-wingeds as they slid off the top of a thermal and
set their wings to the southwest.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:
Herring Gull- 6
gull sp.- 9
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 2
Blackpoll Warbler- 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 1
warbler sp.- 3

Predictions:
There may be low clouds and some light rain to contend with before Jose
pulls far enough away to allow for brightening skies in the afternoon. The
wind will be out of the NE at 10-15mph, and temperatures are expected to be
similar to what they were today. There should be migrants looking to take
advantage of the northerly wind, especially once any shower activity ends.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<trina16...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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


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Date: 9/19/17 5:28 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Coast
A half day along the coast was nice between the rain showers. Recent photos:

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

Jenness Beach in Rye
-----------------------------
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 2 (adult and 3rd year)
Laughing Gull - 8 (7 juveniles and 1 adult)

2nd pull-off south of Odiorne
---------------------------------------
Continues to be THE hot spot for shorebirds.  Nice variety and number. 
Despite all the human traffic for the cairns.

Black-bellied Plover  4 juveniles
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER  2     Juveniles.  One richly golden.  The other
somewhat plainer gray.
Semipalmated Plover  20
Sanderling  12 juveniles
Dunlin  2
Least Sandpiper  6
White-rumped Sandpiper  1     Adult.
Pectoral Sandpiper  2
Semipalmated Sandpiper  200+  (almost all juveniles)
WESTERN SANDPIPER  1     Continuing bird. Juvenile.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 9/19/17 3:37 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (19 Sep 2017) 27 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 6 6
Osprey 4 121 121
Bald Eagle 0 50 50
Northern Harrier 0 30 30
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 448 448
Cooper's Hawk 1 38 38
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 9
Broad-winged Hawk 14 6576 6576
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 45 45
Merlin 1 36 36
Peregrine Falcon 0 11 11
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 18 18

Total: 27 7393 7393
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 12:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Henry Walters

Observers:

Visitors:
A towhee kept chewinking the counter awake as he nodded off. And a raven
played a game called Don't Drop The Red String, which is more complicated
than it sounds, involving gymnastic transfers of the string from feet to
beak and back again, all while barrel-rolling at dizzy heights and gloating
about it in euphoric grunts.


Weather:
A break in the rain between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m., with shafts of sunlight
finding some holes in the overcast to the east. NE winds cut off most
migration to the west of the lookout.

Raptor Observations:
Birds were there when the clouds lifted, not wasting a minute. The NE wind
put some new zip behind kestrels, sharpies, and ospreys, which they've
lacked in the flat summer air of the past week. The migration feels
spring-loaded, as though the moment the conditions improve (Thursday?),
we're going to have whole latitudes of broad-wings tumbling down on us.
Wear your hard-hats.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Flicker - 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2
Monarch - 3


Predictions:
The clouds may start to break up late in the day on Wednesday, but Thursday
and Friday are looking superb, with moderate NNE winds. Don't miss 'em!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Henry Walters (<walters.henry...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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


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Date: 9/19/17 3:28 pm
From: Anne Ryc <annehadshi...>
Subject: [NHBirds] blue-headed vireos in Concord
Two showed up in my driveway this morning - one very vocal, although he
sounded a little rusty. Then had a good view of him in the tree.

Anne H.
Concord

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Date: 9/19/17 3:11 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rumney Warblers 9/19
After several days without much to report, I encountered a nice flock of around fifteen warblers this afternoon.
A few I’m still working on but spishing brought most within easy range and a good chance to study belly and undertail markings and projection length… until warbler neck struck.

6 Pine Warblers
1 Northern Parula adult male
2 Black-throated Green one adult male
2 Blackpoll
1 Yellow-rumped.
A vireo was chattering so I think it was a Blue-headed, but no eyes on it.

John R Williams
Rumney

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Date: 9/19/17 8:59 am
From: Gail Coffey <gcoffeywriter...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Hummingbird Update in Wilton
Still have 2 hummingbirds hanging out. This is the second latest date for
me to still have them around. I did have one stay until September 28th
when I lived in Hollis.

Gail Coffey
Wilton, NH

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Date: 9/18/17 8:18 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (18 Sep 2017) 18 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 6 6
Osprey 3 117 117
Bald Eagle 1 50 50
Northern Harrier 0 30 30
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 442 442
Cooper's Hawk 1 37 37
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 9
Broad-winged Hawk 10 6562 6562
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 44 44
Merlin 1 35 35
Peregrine Falcon 0 11 11
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 18 18

Total: 18 7366 7366
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Iain MacLeod

Observers: Glen & Lori Chretien, Henry Walters, Janet Delaney,
Katrina Fenton, Meade Cadot, Mike Gebo, Tom Delaney,
Welsh Narron

Visitors:
116 (one hundred of which were students from two local schools)


Weather:
Dense fog gave way to overcast and hazy.

Raptor Observations:
The Monday doldrums hit again. After a great weekend it was business as
usual and the highway shut down in the clouds.

Non-raptor Observations:
GC Kinglet, RC Kinglet, Flicker, BT Blue Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warblers,
Blackburnian Warbler, Blue-headed Vireo.
3 Monarchs.

Predictions:
Next couple days look overcast and rainy.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Iain MacLeod (<pandiain.im...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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


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Date: 9/18/17 7:03 pm
From: Dan Hubbard <danielhubbard...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Seacoast Chapter Strafford County Farm field trip-33 species, including Dickcissel
Seven participants joined me Sunday at the Strafford County Complex for a foggy, slow bird-wise, but enjoyable and leisurely bird walk. Highlight (after the fact) was a Dickcissel at the parking lot. Thanks to Amanda Kallenbach for tallying the following bird list. Dan Hubbard, Rochester

Cooper's Hawk-1
Herring Gull-1
Rock Pigeon-25
Mourning Dove-1
Belted Kingfisher-1
Red-bellied Woodpecker-2
Downy Woodpecker-4
Hairy Woodpecker-1
Northern Flicker-3
American Kestrel-1
Eastern Phoebe-6
Blue-headed Vireo-2 (one debated but confirmed by photos)
Red-eyed Vireo-3
Blue Jay-10
American Crow-1
Black-capped Chickadee-3
Tufted Titmouse-2
White-breasted Nuthatch-2
House Wren-5
American Robin-1
Gray Catbird-8
European Starling-200
Cedar Waxwing-2
Common Yellowthroat-3
Yellow Warbler-1
Prairie Warbler-1
Chipping Sparrow-10
Savannah Sparrow-2
Song Sparrow-7
Northern Cardinal-4
Indigo Bunting-1
Dickcissel-1 (originally identified as Bobolink, but discovered to be Dickcissel after the fact by Alan Murray photo; you see what you expect to see, Bobolink present in same location previous day)
American Goldfinch-35

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Date: 9/18/17 6:36 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, September 18, 2017
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, September 18th,
2017.



2 CASPIAN TERNS, an adult and a juvenile, were seen from the Swazey Parkway
together on the Squamscott River in Exeter on September 17th. A single
CASPIAN TERN was reported from the same area on the 18th.



An adult LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, and an apparent hybrid between a HERRING
GULL and a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were both seen along the coast in
Hampton on September 16th.



A SANDHILL CRANE was seen in fields along Rollins Road on September 13th.



A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on
September 17th.



There was an unconfirmed report of a CONNECTICUT WARBLER at Odiorne Point
State Park in Rye on September 18th.



2 CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS, a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW, and 2 DICKCISSELS were
reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on September 17th.



A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen at Hawkin’s Farm in Salem on September 15th,
and 1 was seen near the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point State Park
in Rye on September 12th.



A DICKCISSEL was reported from the Strafford County Farm Complex in Dover on
September 17th, and 1 was reported from Seabrook on September 16th.



A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at the north end of Hampton Beach, and a
WESTERN SANDPIPER was seen along the coast in Rye, both on September 17th.



A RED KNOT and a PECTORAL SANDPIPER were seen along the coast south of
Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on September 15th.



An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, and 14 AMERICAN PIPITS were seen at the Rochester
Wastewater Treatment Plant on September 15th. The treatment plant is gated
and the hours of operation are 7:30-3:00 on weekdays. If you visit, please
check in at the office and be out of the plant by 2:45 so that plant
personnel do not have to ask birders to leave. Do not drive on the dikes and
do not block the road. The Trails at Pickering Ponds, located east of the
plant, are not gated, and are always open during daylight hours.



2 juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS and 8 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were
seen in dunes along Route 1A in Seabrook on September 16th.

3 more BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen elsewhere along the coast on the
16th, and 1 was seen on the Nashua River in Nashua on the 14th.



4 GREAT EGRETS were seen on the Connecticut River in Monroe on September
16th.



A GREAT CORMORANT was seen at the Wilder Dam on the Connecticut River in
Lebanon on September 12th, and 6 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS were seen on the
Androscoggin River in Berlin on the 14th.



There were a few reports of PHILADELPHIA VIREOS, and there were numerous
reports of migrating mixed-species flocks of WARBLERS, all during the past
week. Highlights included numerous CAPE MAY WARBLERS, TENNESSEE WARBLERS,
and BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS reported from scattered locations.



RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Peterborough, Antrim, and North Conway,
and a few WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported from North Conway, all
during the past week.



A flock of at least 20 FISH CROWS was reported from Manchester on September
12th.



RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough, and at the
Carter Hill Observatory in Concord. Pack Monadnock has reported over 7,348
raptors and Carter Hill has reported over 3,758 raptors, all since September
1st. The majority of the raptors being seen at this time in the season are
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, but there are also good numbers of SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS,
OSPREYS, and BALD EAGLES. Be sure to visit these New Hampshire Audubon
staffed observatories this fall season to help out with the counts!



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


Thanks very much and good birding.

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Date: 9/18/17 3:39 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (17 Sep 2017) 1080 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 6 6
Osprey 15 114 114
Bald Eagle 0 49 49
Northern Harrier 5 30 30
Sharp-shinned Hawk 86 440 440
Cooper's Hawk 6 36 36
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 9 9
Broad-winged Hawk 945 6552 6552
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 10 44 44
Merlin 4 34 34
Peregrine Falcon 4 11 11
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 18 18

Total: 1080 7348 7348
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Alan Bostick, Andre Moraes, Anne Clauss, Cliff Seifer,
Don Stokes, Dr. Jonathan Atwood, Francie Von Mertens,
Glen & Lori Chretien, Henry Walters, Jerry Coffey,
Lillian Stokes, Mike Gebo, Philip Kirkhart, Tom Delaney,
Wendy Ward, with many more...

Visitors:
From set-up time to packing it all away for the evening, 123 visitors and
countless paths of conversation swirled around the platform. One popular
subject was the motivation of the individual shooting off 4 rounds every
hour or so; culminating in the hypothesis that "Perhaps they need the time
to find the lead and melt it down so they can use it again..."


Weather:
The morning fog was quick to melt away, leaving behind a scum of haze that
blotted out all of our more distant landmarks. A few cumulus blossomed in
the field of blue, low enough to suck op kettles and spit them out the
other end. The 80F air dripped with humidity and the occasional scope
spider, eddied about by the gentle stirrings of a variable wind.

Raptor Observations:
Broad-winged Hawks found the first available thermals off the mountain,
breaking from the trees to touch the lifting clouds. Two Peregrine Falcons
rose in the wake of a kettle, followed an hour later by a third peregrine
that lingered to great fellow migrants over the summit. The rest of the day
belonged to spurts of kettling hawks and birdless skies, small falcons
barreling over the spruces and Ospreys winking in and out of the soup.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:
Double-crested Cormorant- 8
Chimney Swift- 3
Blackpoll Warbler- 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 3
warbler sp.- 3
American Goldfinch- 1

Monarch Butterfly- 28
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/18/17 3:33 pm
From: Linda M. Charron <clinda912...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] What's those birdies




Nice sighting! I washed and rehung my HB feeder just incase they come to New Boston....thanks for sharing

&nbsp;

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




On Sun, 17 Sep 2017 20:41:28 -0400, Donna Carkin wrote:
&nbsp;



Sitting in my backyard Townsend, MA (near Brookline NH) saw four small dots in the sky over backyard.
Thought maybe some migrating hawks really high (my eyesight isn't the best). I got out my binoculars and holy schmollythey weren't hawks; they're hummingbirds. whizzing and be-bopping with each other. A literal dance in the skies above the backyard against the gorgeous clear blue sky. Absolutely beautiful.

Donna

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Date: 9/18/17 2:53 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (16 Sep 2017) 1378 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 5 5
Osprey 16 99 99
Bald Eagle 1 49 49
Northern Harrier 3 25 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 89 354 354
Cooper's Hawk 4 30 30
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 8 8
Broad-winged Hawk 1241 5607 5607
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 10 34 34
Merlin 4 30 30
Peregrine Falcon 3 7 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 6 15 15

Total: 1378 6268 6268
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Alan Bostick, Betsy Smith, Cynthia Nichols, David Baum,
David Fenton, Don Stokes, Dot Currier, Francie Von Mertens,
Glen & Lori Chretien, Henry Walters, Janet Delaney,
Jon Woolf, Judd Nathan, Julie, Laurel, & Alden Brown,
Lillian Stokes, Marie Matrano, Michael Burgess, Mike Gebo,
Phil Brown, Philip Kirkhart, Sandy Fenton, Tom Warren,
Wendy Ward, with many more...

Visitors:
Some 350 people came to the hawk watch over the course of the day, 200
specifically for the Raptor Release. This year, two Broad-winged Hawk
siblings were ready to start their lives in the wild after being in the
care of a local wildlife rehabilitator, Maria Colby of Wings of the Dawn,
since the day they'd hatched. They both found perches not far from the
platform, taking in their new surroundings before venturing off for good.


Weather:
The count began with mountain peaks standing above a moonscape of fog, its
quilted surface gleaming like a freshly laundered linen coverlet under the
rising sun. The clouds below were replaced by clouds above by late morning,
and temperatures soared unchecked into the 80s. A sleepy breeze could
occasionally be felt out of the northeast, but often it was dead calm.

Raptor Observations:
Sharp-shinned Hawks were the first to take to the air, though their numbers
were soon usurped by Broad-winged Hawks. Hours went by with small kettles
and individual birds making their way through the sky. By 2pm (EDT), just
over 200 migrant raptors had been counted and crowds were beginning to thin
after the release. Over the next few hours, the pacing of the day's flight
sped to fast forward. Instead of kettles of 10-20, kettles of 50-100 or
more became the norm. The tempo slowed leading up to 5pm, then a final
crescendo of over 400 hawks spaced out in several kettles raced in from the
north and east to climb the last thermals over the Wapack and out towards
Monadnock. A few stragglers dropped down to the trees for the evening as
the lift ran out a half-hour later.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Black Swallowtail Butterfly and a House Wren were two unexpected
afternoon visitors to the hawk watch. Late in the day, a Great Blue Heron
passed over the col and continued wnw, perhaps heading to Powdermill Pond
for the evening.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Double-crested Cormorant- 12
Herring Gull- 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 13
Common Yellowthroat- 2
Blackpoll Warbler- 3
warbler sp.- 5
Purple Finch- 1
passerine sp.- 4

Monarch Butterfly 39
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/18/17 12:08 pm
From: Samuel Lewis <samlewis100...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Caspian Tern Swazey Park Right now
Flying up and down the river fishing. Also, a juvenile Cooper's Hawk at
Powderhouse Pond sitting in a tree waiting for a rabbit to re-appear.

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Date: 9/18/17 8:29 am
From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy...>
Subject: [NHBirds] pix of birds released Sunday at Carter Hill
There was a female American Kestrel and two Broadwing Hawks released Sunday
at Carter Hill Hawk Watch. I've added seven photos of them to my site. This
is the link to the gallery and you may either click on the foward/reverse
arrows on the page or use the ones on your keyboard to navigate. Also,
there is a slideshow button on the website.

http://ottoc.zenfolio.com/carterhill-17Sep17

Cliff Otto
Manchester

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Date: 9/18/17 6:03 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (17 Sep 2017) 284 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 22 22
Osprey 4 71 71
Bald Eagle 0 26 26
Northern Harrier 1 14 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 198 198
Cooper's Hawk 1 40 40
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 249 3241 3241
Red-tailed Hawk 2 7 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 11 83 83
Merlin 0 15 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 2 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 1 22 22

Total: 284 3758 3758
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Cliff Otto, Dot Currier, Kevin and Nan O\'Neil,
Maureen Joyce, Mike Bartlett, Mike Bourgault,
Paul Bourgault, Phil Brown, Robert Vallieres,
Sandy & Mark Turner, Steve Manifold, with many more....

Visitors:
Three-hundred and thirty nine... about 150 of whom were present for today's
rehabilitated raptor release of a juvenile Kestrel and two Broad-wings.
Many many thanks to those who helped with spotting birds, manning tables,
answering questions, helping young'ns with binoculars, and breaking down
equipment! You know who you are.


Weather:
Hazy with fog in the valleys to start, the fog lifting but the haze
lingering, but diminishing very slightly as the day progressed. Warm (~60
to the low 80's), though at times uncomfortable with barely a breeze for
most of the day. It kind of felt like being under a mild heat lamp.

Raptor Observations:
Similar to the last few days but with fewer broad-wings, sharpies,
kestrels, etc. Again the 4-5pm hour provided a bit of excitement as a few
moderately sized kettles were spotted in the painful hazy distance glare.
However, this marked the eighth consecutive day of a three-figure
end-of-day totals, which is pretty cool!

Non-raptor Observations:
Six sparrow species were spotted along the woods' edge (Lincoln's,
Savannah, Swamp, White-throated, Chipping and Song), several Common
Yellowthroats, N. Parula, Black-throated Green Warbler, Palm Warbler, Gray
Catbird, House Wren, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Flickers, Yellow-bellied
Sapsucker, Downy WP, Phoebe, Indigo Buntings, Ring-billed Gulls, and
migrant DC Cormorants (groups of 8 and 7). Sixteen Monarch butterflies
were tallied.

Predictions:
Cloudy skies and light easterly winds. Might be a decent Osprey day... or
maybe some of those high-altitude broadwings who inevitably set down after
we left will get going by late morning in numbers. Again, it is peak
migration season so there will be some birds, and probably a lot as it is
my day off!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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


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Date: 9/17/17 6:05 pm
From: Len Medlock <lenmedlock...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Adult and chick Capsian Terns
Just wanted to mention that many folks got great looks at the terns. We could hear the chick begging to its parent from the parkway!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock/36895546180/

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Exeter, NH

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Date: 9/17/17 5:41 pm
From: Donna Carkin <dcarkin1...>
Subject: [NHBirds] What's those birdies
Sitting in my backyard Townsend, MA (near Brookline NH) saw four small
dots in the sky over backyard.
Thought maybe some migrating hawks really high (my eyesight isn't the
best). I got out my binoculars and holy schmollythey weren't hawks;
they're hummingbirds. whizzing and be-bopping with each other. A literal
dance in the skies above the backyard against the gorgeous clear blue sky.
Absolutely beautiful.
Donna

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Date: 9/17/17 5:18 pm
From: 'Molly Jacobson' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bird ID help?
I accidentally flushed this bird at Moore Fields from the weeds bordering the corn field. It flew off and landed atop a corn stalk and watched me for a bit but some flying killdeer scared it off. I'm having a real hard time figuring out what it is.https://flic.kr/p/YPsJZv

It looks cowbird-like to me, but what's throwing me off is that black patch as well as (and it's difficult to see in the photo) the faint yellow wash on the face between the bill and eye. Any help on this is appreciated!
-Molly JacobsonMerrimack

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Date: 9/17/17 4:28 pm
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Penacook this weekend
What a difference a week makes. This morning's Penacook Survey was nothing
less than dismal compared to the last one. The species total was a
below-average 50 (66 last weekend) and I only scraped up 9 species of
warblers (vs. 19). Numbers were also on the low side.



On the island yesterday, the highlight was a fledgling Northern Cardinal -
still with barely a tail, a sparse crest, and overall gray plumage. Seems
pretty late in the year, given that the little guy/gal probably only left
the nest in the last week!



A junco near the Concord airport on Friday morning is a strong indication
that "late fall" is on the way.



Pam Hunt

Penacook



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

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Date: 9/17/17 4:26 pm
From: Carolyn Borkowski <cidermill...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Abridged summary of - 14 updates in 13 topics
No hummingbirds yesterday, but saw two today in Amherst, NH.
On Sep 17, 2017, at 4:49 PM, <nhbirds...> wrote:

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2 Caspian Terns Exeter WTP now <x-msg://3/#group_thread_0> - 1 Update
Kimball Hill, Hillsboro hawk-watching <x-msg://3/#group_thread_1> - 1 Update
hummingbirds <x-msg://3/#group_thread_2> - 1 Update
Humming Bird in Derry <x-msg://3/#group_thread_3> - 1 Update
Clay-colored Sparrows, Grasshopper Sparrow, Dickcissels, Woodmont Orchard, Hollis NH <x-msg://3/#group_thread_4> - 1 Update
Last Hummer? First Ruby-crowned <x-msg://3/#group_thread_5> - 2 Updates
Yellow-breasted Chat - Rye <x-msg://3/#group_thread_6> - 1 Update
Sandhill Crane? <x-msg://3/#group_thread_7> - 1 Update
Great Egrets (4 of them!) in Monroe NH <x-msg://3/#group_thread_8> - 1 Update
Carter Hill Observatory (16 Sep 2017) 691 Raptors <x-msg://3/#group_thread_9> - 1 Update
Hawkwatching on Mt. Blue Job <x-msg://3/#group_thread_10> - 1 Update
Digest for <nhbirds...> - 9 updates in 9 topics <x-msg://3/#group_thread_11> - 1 Update
NH Coast (Baird's SP, HYBRID Lesser Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull, Dickcissel, etc.) <x-msg://3/#group_thread_12> - 1 Update
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Len <lenmedlock...>: Sep 17 01:48PM -0700

...more <http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/msg/49c63f8417f5a?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
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"Geoff N." <gizamofoto...>: Sep 17 01:19PM -0700

How many of you have ever wondered if a hilltop you know of would make for good raptor observing? Well between that, and not feeling like the round trip drive to Concord and back, today 2 of us set ...more <http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/msg/49ad20a4d0955?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
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susan hunter <slhunter...>: Sep 17 03:18PM -0400

I too had a humming bird yesterday after several days without a sighting. She has not reappeared today though.
Also had Phoebes and Flickers .
Susan Hunter, Bedford
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"Al Howard" <alanlhoward...>: Sep 17 01:32PM -0400

My wife saw one at our feeder in Derry this AM.

Al
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Christopher McPherson <cmcpherson687...>: Sep 17 11:26AM -0400

Two Clay-colored Sparrows in the west orchard, one near the first pump
tower the other on the dirt piles past the second pump tower.

One Grasshopper Sparrow in the brush pile at the top of the ...more <http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/msg/4b9da1f4b98d0?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
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Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>: Sep 17 11:04AM -0400

Tow days ago I had a Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding through the flowers on our mint. After a three day gap in sightings, I suspect that this was a transient.

At the same time a Ruby-crowned ...more <http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/msg/4b8a1c825bc59?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
"Linda M. Charron" <clinda912...>: Sep 17 11:06AM -0400

I have NOT had a Hummer at my feeder for 2 days....time to take it down I guess....;(


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



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<jacksonwrxt89...>: Sep 17 08:32AM -0400

Seen just now south of Odiorne SP just north of the first pull off. Trying to relocate now.

-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Molly Jacobson <molly.j711...>: Sep 17 05:13AM

Is the sandhill crane in Rollinsford still being seen (and where)? I'm not too far away and if there's a good possibility it's hanging around I may try to find it, it would be a great lifer. Thanks! ...more <http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/msg/498988655b2e8?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
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Duane Cross <duaneups...>: Sep 17 01:24AM

Was doing a little fishing from my kayak this evening on the Connecticut River in Monroe this evening. I spotted 3 Great Egrets fly into and land on a long dead pine tree that was hung up in shallow ...more <http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/msg/48be0fb56223d?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
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<reports...>: Sep 16 04:29PM -0800

Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
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Steve Hale <srhale20...>: Sep 16 08:22PM -0400

Early morning fog limited observation of the hawk migration from Mt. Blue
Job this morning. Thick fog was in place until just before noon. Then the
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Report green banded gulls to The Gulls of Appledore! I've seen 2 this week while camping at Hampton Beach State Park! The researchers acknowledge your submission quickly and provide info about the ...more <http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/msg/482c19209a3ff?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email>
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Stephen Mirick <smirick...>: Sep 16 05:22PM -0400

Jane and I hit the coast today. Thick fog for all of the morning
hours. The fog broke to a bright sky after noon. No wind. High tide
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Date: 9/17/17 2:33 pm
From: Paul Bourgault <paulbourgault1...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Broad-winged hawk more interested in chilling on the platform than flying freely for the first time.
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Date: 9/17/17 2:03 pm
From: Len <lenmedlock...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Caspian Terns on Swazey Parkway
Begging chick with adult

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Date: 9/17/17 1:48 pm
From: Len <lenmedlock...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 2 Caspian Terns Exeter WTP now
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Date: 9/17/17 1:19 pm
From: 'Geoff N.' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Kimball Hill, Hillsboro hawk-watching
How many of you have ever wondered if a hilltop you know of would make for good raptor observing? Well between that, and not feeling like the round trip drive to Concord and back, today 2 of us set out to the top of Kimball Hill in Hillsboro. Why there? Good of a place as any I guess.
Arriving at 10:30, we were greeted by a resident Cooper's which w is known to us, hunting from the trees along the roadway up. We stopped for a minute for a picture or 2, then proceeded to the pull off near the end of the road. The view is just over 180 degrees, mostly West but including the North and South line. Good enough for just 2 sets of eyes. We were immediately rewarded with a kettle of 24 Broadwings coming over the ridge from our East. For the next 2 hours, a more or less steady number of migrants appeared in the same area, gaining altitude in the thermals, then gliding off to the West. Most of the Broadwings were with others with a few kettles of 25ish birds appearing. Between 10:35am and 11:35 am, 62 Broadwings passed by. Then 11:35 to 12:30, 37 more were added to our count. At exactly 12:25, a large kettle of at least 150 Broadwings appeared, perhaps a bit higher numbers than that, but I am not really experienced at estimating numbers and so I am trying to be conservative, Sally (the other set of eyes) was sure there were more than 150. This kettle was closer than our others and stayed in view for 5-10 minutes before all were gone West. They held together in 2 main massses of Hawks, with many others out from the others, high and low

Then all things human heated up. It was difficult to stay out there in the sun and the heat, I hope everyone else is staying well hydrated and not getting burned by the suns rays today! We concluded our day at 1:05 exactly, overheated but not yet well done or burnt, to make our experiment at least sort of even at exactly 2 1/2 hours of observing. Our last migrant being an adult Bald eagle, circling high up in the thermals before gliding off to the West. In conditions duplicating today, at least 1 more set of eyes would be needed to cover this hilltop well for raptor observing, as I have to wonder how many individual birds went through unseen. There were several non-migrants as well, including TVs, and our road-resident(s) Cooper's seen.

Broadwings 250 +
Cooper's hawk 2
SS 5
BE 1
Merlin 1 very close up, right overhead.
UA 1
UR 4
Monarch B 14
Large dragonflies (Darners etc.) 400+ estimate

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Date: 9/17/17 12:18 pm
From: susan hunter <slhunter...>
Subject: [NHBirds] hummingbirds
I too had a humming bird yesterday after several days without a sighting. She has not reappeared today though.
Also had Phoebes and Flickers .
Susan Hunter, Bedford

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Date: 9/17/17 10:32 am
From: Al Howard <alanlhoward...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Humming Bird in Derry
My wife saw one at our feeder in Derry this AM.

Al

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Date: 9/17/17 8:06 am
From: Linda M. Charron <clinda912...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Last Hummer? First Ruby-crowned
I have NOT had a Hummer at my feeder for 2 days....time to take it down I guess....;(


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



On Sun, 17 Sep 2017 11:04:05 -0400, Jody Williams wrote:

Tow days ago I had a Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding through the flowers on our mint. After a three day gap in sightings, I suspect that this was a transient.

At the same time a Ruby-crowned Kinglet appeared and foraged through the lilac; first since the spring.

Yesterday the place was pretty bird free until a feeder rush of titmice and goldfinches around 6 PM.
In the meadow walk All I could find in 40 acres were 1 phoebe, 1 pewee, 2 flickers and 2 chickadees.

John R Williams

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Date: 9/17/17 8:04 am
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Last Hummer? First Ruby-crowned
Tow days ago I had a Ruby-throated Hummingbird feeding through the flowers on our mint. After a three day gap in sightings, I suspect that this was a transient.

At the same time a Ruby-crowned Kinglet appeared and foraged through the lilac; first since the spring.

Yesterday the place was pretty bird free until a feeder rush of titmice and goldfinches around 6 PM.
In the meadow walk All I could find in 40 acres were 1 phoebe, 1 pewee, 2 flickers and 2 chickadees.

John R Williams

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Date: 9/17/17 5:32 am
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Yellow-breasted Chat - Rye
Seen just now south of Odiorne SP just north of the first pull off. Trying to relocate now.

-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Date: 9/16/17 10:17 pm
From: 'Molly Jacobson' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sandhill Crane?
Is the sandhill crane in Rollinsford still being seen (and where)? I'm not too far away and if there's a good possibility it's hanging around I may try to find it, it would be a great lifer. Thanks!

-Molly JacobsonMerrimack (but Durham right now)

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Date: 9/16/17 6:24 pm
From: 'Duane Cross' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Great Egrets (4 of them!) in Monroe NH
Was doing a little fishing from my kayak this evening on the Connecticut River in Monroe this evening. I spotted 3 Great Egrets fly into and land on a long dead pine tree that was hung up in shallow water. I had my camera and long lens with me so I decided to try and ease in close enough for a few pictures. As I was doing that a 4th Egret flew in and joined them! They allowed me to approach to about 120 yards before they all took off and headed South down the river. Also seen there tonight were a flock of 15 Wood Ducks that busted out from under some oak trees on the Vermont side of the river. Saw several other larger ducks in singles and pairs that I couldn't identify from a distance. An adult eagle flew by  and also a Red-Shouldered Hawk. A flock of 100 plus geese flew in at dusk and landed out in the middle of the river. A white-rumped sandpiper flew by along the shore line. Also saw 2 Kingfishers and a Great Blue Heron. There have been 13 Cormorants roosting on a snag on one of the islands just down river though I did not notice them there this evening.                                                                                                                                                        Duane Cross  

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Date: 9/16/17 5:29 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (16 Sep 2017) 691 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 21 21
Osprey 5 67 67
Bald Eagle 2 26 26
Northern Harrier 1 13 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 38 186 186
Cooper's Hawk 3 39 39
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 629 2992 2992
Red-tailed Hawk 0 5 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 72 72
Merlin 0 15 15
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 1 3 3
Unknown Buteo 1 5 5
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 3 21 21

Total: 691 3474 3474
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Faye Grearson, Geoffrey Niswander, Joe Turcott,
Kathleen Brockett, Kevin O\'Neil, Linda Turcott,
Maureen Joyce, Mike Bourgault, Paul Bourgault,
Richard Chipman, Sara Cairns, Stan McCumber,
Steve Manifold, with many more....

Visitors:
Two-hundred and nineteen. My deep appreciation once again to all the
assistant observers today - I hope your day at the Observatory was as
fulfilling as you wished! Thank you for cookies, cider donuts, dark
chocolate, nature stories, and laughter.


Weather:
The day started out foggy with a bit of mist to the air. The fog gradually
lifted, giving way to partly cloudy skies, an occasional light NW breeze,
and a balmy warmth. Temps from ranged from the upper 60s to the low 80s.

Raptor Observations:
Another great day, with broadwings more evenly distributed throughout the
day than yesterday. By 3pm we hit some doldrums, but as 5pm approached the
magic of chocolate and sugary sweets helped us last hangers-on find several
more nice kettles. Eight migrant raptor species were counted, including
this observer's first Peregrine Falcon for the count. Yeah!!

Non-raptor Observations:
A few White-throated Sparrows joined the flock, reminding us that despite
weather conditions which invited more cookouts and swimming, fall is just
around the corner. Several true "fall" warblers were seen (C.
Yellowthroat, Yellow-rumped, and Pine). A skein of 23 Double-crested
Cormorants flew south; a kettle of seven Ring-billed Gulls momentarily
fooled us into thinking our afternoon raptor drought was broken; a lone
hummingbird sped through as if it knew the second half of September had
come. Thirty-seven Monarch butterflies were seen today.

Predictions:
Please join us for Carter Hill Observatory's Hawk Release Day tomorrow,
from 12pm to 3pm. For once I can guarantee there will be live raptors -
and close looks! Tomorrow should bring sun, a few clouds to spot raptors,
and light south winds - not enough to inhibit migration... in fact some of
our biggest movements have occurred during such conditions.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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


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Date: 9/16/17 5:22 pm
From: Steve Hale <srhale20...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Hawkwatching on Mt. Blue Job
Early morning fog limited observation of the hawk migration from Mt. Blue
Job this morning. Thick fog was in place until just before noon. Then the
fog dissipated steadily. In the hour from noon to 1pm the following were
observed.

Turkey Vulture - 4
American Kestrel - 1
Red-tailed Hawk - 1
Broad-winged Hawk - 8
Bald Eagle - 1 (the eagle was among the kettle of broad-wings and it was
dive bombed)
Northern Harrier - 1
Peregrine Falcon - 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 1
Red-shouldered Hawk - heard calling from forest below our position
Falco sp. - 1

Also observed - Yellow-rumped Warbler, Eastern Towhee, Pileated Woodpecker,
Northern Flicker

Steve Hale
Open World Explorers

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Date: 9/16/17 3:36 pm
From: <g-hsmart...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Digest for - 9 updates in 9 topics
Report green banded gulls to The Gulls of Appledore! I've seen 2 this week while camping at Hampton Beach State Park! The researchers acknowledge your submission quickly and provide info about the gull(s) you sited!

Holly Smart

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> On Sep 16, 2017, at 4:46 PM, <nhbirds...> wrote:
>
>
> <nhbirds...> Google Groups
> Topic digest
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> Carolina Wren Nest Live Stream - 1 Update
> North Conway Crossbills - 1 Update
> Raptor events this weekend - 1 Update
> Exeter WTP CLOSED Saturday 9/16---workers present - 1 Update
> Rochester WTP American Golden Plover, American Pipits - 1 Update
> Carter Hill Observatory (15 Sep 2017) 800 Raptors - 1 Update
> Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (15 Sep 2017) 555 Raptors - 1 Update
> Lake Sunapee Warbler Fallout - 1 Update
> Tagged gull - 1 Update
> Carolina Wren Nest Live Stream
> Ed Norton <etnorton...>: Sep 16 08:37AM -0700
>
> I posted a few weeks ago about the Carolina Wren nest on our deck. It's
> been amazing watching them go through this process. The two chicks will
> probably leave in a few days, and we will miss them.
>
> Just a quick reminder I'll still be streaming it live on YouTube until they
> fledge. Click here to open a search on YouTube for "Angie and Ed's
> Carolina Wren Nest".
>
> http://goo.gl/uX8UXn
>
>
> Cheers,
> Ed and Angie Norton
> Newmarket, NH
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> North Conway Crossbills
> Mik Oyler <oylermik...>: Sep 16 03:04PM
>
> The frequency of Crossbills this past week have been amazing. On average
> I've had 3 Red Crossbill flyovers every day. I've also had 2 White-winged
> Crossbill flyovers the past 2 days. Awesome.
>
> Mik Oyler
> North Conway
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> Raptor events this weekend
> Phil Brown <downtownpab...>: Sep 16 09:21AM -0400
>
> Birders,
>
> NH Audubon's raptor release events will highlight the weekend's programming at the raptor observatories.
>
> Two rehabilitated Broad-winged Hawks are set to be released back into the wild today at Pack Monadnock in Peterborough at 1 pm. Arrive early to park and take a shuttle to the summit.
>
> A Kestrel and a Broad-wing will be released at Carter Hill in concord tomorrow at 3 pm.
>
> Live raptor programs and other offerings will be ongoing all afternoon at both sites, and we are hopeful for another big raptor flight over the weekend. Come check it out!
>
> Details at www.nhaudubon.org/calendar
>
> Phil Brown
> NH Audubon
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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> .
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> Exeter WTP CLOSED Saturday 9/16---workers present
> Len <lenmedlock...>: Sep 16 04:46AM -0700
>
> Went this morning for a foggy walk around the ponds and never got out of
> the car. Many workers and their machines are busily constructing our new
> water treatment plant. Perhaps Sunday?
>
> Len
> Exeter, NH
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> Rochester WTP American Golden Plover, American Pipits
> Dan Hubbard <danielhubbard...>: Sep 15 10:18PM -0400
>
> There were 14 American Pipits and an American Golden Plover at the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant this pm. Dan Hubbard, Rochester
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> Carter Hill Observatory (15 Sep 2017) 800 Raptors
> <reports...>: Sep 15 04:54PM -0800
>
> Carter Hill Observatory
> Concord, New Hampshire, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 0 21 21
> Osprey 9 62 62
> Bald Eagle 5 24 24
> Northern Harrier 4 12 12
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 56 148 148
> Cooper's Hawk 3 36 36
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2 4 4
> Broad-winged Hawk 691 2363 2363
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 5 5
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 22 65 65
> Merlin 7 15 15
> Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
> Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
> Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
> Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
> Unknown Raptor 1 18 18
>
> Total: 800 2783 2783
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 16:45:00
> Total observation time: 8.75 hours
>
> Official Counter: Ken Klapper
>
> Observers: Dick DeSeve, Hilary Chapman, Hilary Thomson, Judd Nathan,
> Kathleen Brockett, Maureen Joyce, Mike Bourgault,
> Mike Catalanotti, Pam Hunt, Paul Bourgault, Phil Brown,
> with many more....
>
> Visitors:
> Thirty-eight including the New Hampshire Audubon raptor identification
> workshop led by Phil Brown, as well as Carter Hill regulars and some new
> visitors who left with smiles on their faces as they got their first taste
> of the raptor watch bug. Many thanks to all who helped spot today - you
> rocked!
>
>
> Weather:
> Around noon, a gentle sprinkle left almost as soon as it came, and no more
> wind than a soft breeze threatened to blow away stray notebook pages. In
> the afternoon cloud cover gradually lessened, but there was still an
> excellent backdrop for counting migrants. Temps ranged from the upper 60s
> to about 80F.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> It was already a great day with hundreds of migrants of nine species.
> There were many close looks and many great moments for observers and
> photographers to check away and click away, to study and to meditate on
> avian beauty. Then... the dam burst after 4pm - Broadwings came from every
> direction, some higher up, but some quite close and in captivating
> lighting, wave after wave... Small falcons and sharpies put in a fantastic
> showing.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> The regular flock was joined or briefly visited by Savannah, Swamp, and
> Field Sparrows, ~7 Indigo Buntings, 3 Chimney Swifts, a Purple Finch, a
> sole Canada Goose, and a skein of 16 Double-crested Cormorants flying to
> the WSW. Perhaps the biggest surprise was a kettle, or better a
> conspiracy, of 23 Common Ravens, a very high count for Carter Hill. A
> single RT Hummingbird buzzed by, and for a time it seemed like Monarchs
> took over the skies - 57 were tallied today!
>
> Predictions:
> Sunny skies and light NW winds. Could be another banner day. C'mon down
> and play "Wheel of Raptors". Will we finally get a four-figure day? With
> your help we can do it.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
> Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
> www.nhaudubon.org
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=679
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> Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (15 Sep 2017) 555 Raptors
> <reports...>: Sep 15 04:51PM -0800
>
> Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
> Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 4 4 4
> Osprey 3 83 83
> Bald Eagle 6 48 48
> Northern Harrier 1 21 21
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 64 265 265
> Cooper's Hawk 8 26 26
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 2 8 8
> Broad-winged Hawk 459 4366 4366
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 2 24 24
> Merlin 4 26 26
> Peregrine Falcon 1 4 4
> Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
> Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 9 9
>
> Total: 555 4889 4889
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 09:30:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 6.5 hours
>
> Official Counter: Katrina Fenton
>
> Observers: Cynthia Nichols, Mike Gebo, Nancy Moreau, Tom Delaney
>
> Visitors:
> 32.
>
>
> Weather:
> The mountain was closely monitored from below until the morning's fog
> showed signs of lifting. By 10:30am EDT, a bit of sun-washed maple swamp
> could be seen. By 11am, the bottom of the clouds were barely brushing the
> tips of the spruces at the summit of North Pack. The clouds continued to
> rise and fingers of sunshine found their way down to set the still and
> humid air to sizzling. Rain showers began to make their way through the
> region at 1:30pm, most of the rain avoiding the mountain after soaking us
> for an hour.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Within minutes of visibility being restored, the first two Sharp-shinned
> Hawks were spotted by Cynthia as they wheeled up from the valley. With the
> signal given that there was lift to be found, it wasn't long before groups
> of accipiters and broad-wingeds could be seen rising in every direction.
> The thermals carried them up into the bellies of the clouds; entire kettles
> fading to gray before our eyes. Scopes and binoculars were trained on
> pockets of blue and higher clouds where streaming birds could be found for
> a second or two. Over 500 raptors were counted before the rain moved in,
> all but shutting down the skies around the Wapack for the remainder of the
> day.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Non-raptor Migrants:
> Double-crested Cormorant: 15
> Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 1
> Ceder Waxwing- 15
> Horned Lark- 1
> Yellow-rumped Warbler- 2
> Blackpoll Warbler- 2
> warbler sp.- 5
>
> Monarch Butterfly- 15
>
> Predictions:
> To quote Henry Walters after our best Broad-winged Hawk flight to date in
> 2011: "Remember the formula, and the forms. Light NE winds, sunshine, and a
> shifting circus of high clouds". Guess what they are calling for
> tomorrow.....
>
> The annual Hawk Release is happening at 1pm!
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
> Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
> www.nhaudubon.org
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320
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> Lake Sunapee Warbler Fallout
> <jacksonwrxt89...>: Sep 15 08:40PM -0400
>
> Thus far, the fall Warbler movement around Lake Sunapee has been bleak. Webb's Forest in Sunapee, my local go-to spot last year has been failed to be as productive as it was last season. I decided to change things up and went to the Lake Sunapee State Beach in Newbury. Things were quiet when I arrived but it didn't take long for a true spectacle to unfold. A small wave passed through around the boat launch area at first then on my way out an enormous group of Warblers and other passerines were swarming through the forest along the access road to the beach. The swarm was so thick that unfortunately many birds passed by unidentified. I did positively ID twelve species while I was there. One of the more impressive waves of migrants I've seen.
>
> Black-and-white Warbler 6
> Tennessee Warbler 3
> Common Yellowthroat 2
> CAPE MAY WARBLER 2 - FOY for me. One species I missed in the spring.
> https://flic.kr/p/YsnzBu
> Northern Parula 2
> Magnolia Warbler 5
> Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
> Blackpoll Warbler 4
> Pine Warbler 14 - Many were singing.
> Yellow-rumped Warbler 8
> Black-throated Green Warbler 5
> Wilson's Warbler 1
>
> Estimated 24 unidentified Warblers, but there could have been many more.
>
> Also of note at the beach was the flyover of my FOY American Pipit. Another species I missed in the spring.
>
> -Dylan Jackson
> Sunapee
>
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> Tagged gull
> Richard Frechette <frechette7...>: Sep 15 06:23PM -0400
>
> Herring Gull with green leg tag 23K was at the second parking lot south of Ordione this afternoon. It showed no fear and allowed us to sit on the rock next to it to watch the shorebird show in the seaweed below us. Many semipalms were joined by a single Red Knot and a Pectoral.
> I tried to report the gull but must have the wrong email address as it bounced back.
> Rich Frechette
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Date: 9/16/17 2:22 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Coast (Baird's SP, HYBRID Lesser Black-backed Gull x Herring Gull, Dickcissel, etc.)
Jane and I hit the coast today.  Thick fog for all of the morning
hours.  The fog broke to a bright sky after noon.  No wind.  High tide
in AM.  We concentrated on shorebirds roosting and walked most of
Seabrook Beach which had a large number of peeps, but nothing odd.

Of note, the Common Shelduck was apparently not seen today, and appears
to not have been seen for a few days.

Highlights from the coast (excluding Odiorne)
-------------------------------------------------------
Surf Scoter  1     Adult male.
Common Loon  2
Northern Gannet  15
Great Cormorant  2     First of fall.
Great Egret  2     Didn't work too hard on egrets/herons.
Snowy Egret  8
Black-crowned Night-Heron  11     8 at roost site along Rt. 1A in
Seabrook.  3 in roost trees along Fellows Road in Hampton.
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON  2     Two juveniles continue from roost site
along Rt. 1A in Seabrook.  Good views of both birds.
Glossy Ibis  1     Latish bird continues from pools south of Odiorne.
Turkey Vulture  1     Urban Forestry Center.
Black-bellied Plover  13
Semipalmated Plover  440     Total from entire coast.  207 on Seabrook
Beach and 103 on Hampton Beach were highest site totals.
Killdeer  1
Ruddy Turnstone  5
Sanderling  30
Dunlin  6 First of fall appeared just a couple of days ago for us.
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER  1     Juvenile on north end of Hampton Beach with
assorted peeps.
Least Sandpiper  5     1 adult, 4 juveniles.
White-rumped Sandpiper  4     All adults.
Semipalmated Sandpiper  543     95% juveniles.
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  5
Lesser Yellowlegs  1
Bonaparte's Gull  15
Laughing Gull  9
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL  1     Adult.  Photographed with hybrid gull at
Plaice Cove.
HERRING X LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (hybrid)  1     Bird seen perched on
rocks at Plaice Cove side by side with LBBG.  Intermediate shade of
gray.  Seemed very close to size of HERG.  Perhaps a hair smaller. 
Nearly full adult.  Legs somewhat fleshy colored rather than pink. 
Believed to be HERG X LBBG vs HERG X GBBG.  Combination of fog and time
of year appears to have brought a migration of LBBG coastally.  We only
had this one, but Kyle reported 3 at Eel Pond and 3 reported at Sandy
Point at Plum Island.
Northern Flicker  1
Merlin  3
American Pipit  1 flyover on Seabrook Beach
Northern Waterthrush  1 at Church Street parking lot
Common Yellowthroat  1
Palm Warbler (Western)  1
Pine Warbler  3     On ground with Chipping Sparrows at Urban Forestry
Center.
Savannah Sparrow  17 with one group of 15 off Atlantic Avenue in Seabrook.
DICKCISSEL 1     Identified by flight call note.  Bird seen flying over
our heads along Atlantic Ave. in Seabrook.  Called twice. Classic buzzzy
note.

and complete list from Odiorne in a couple of short walks in mid-afternoon:

Common Eider  11
Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  X
Great Blue Heron  2
Snowy Egret  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1     Migrating?
Black-bellied Plover  4
Semipalmated Plover  8
Sanderling  2
Least Sandpiper  2
Semipalmated Sandpiper  36
Bonaparte's Gull  3
Herring Gull  X
Great Black-backed Gull  X
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  1
Merlin  1
Eastern Phoebe  1
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  2
Black-capped Chickadee  2
House Wren  1
Gray Catbird  1
Cedar Waxwing  1
Common Yellowthroat  1
American Redstart  3
Northern Parula  2
Yellow Warbler  2
Blackpoll Warbler  3
CANADA WARBLER  1     Nice views. Immature or female.  Late.  My latest
record by two weeks!
Wilson's Warbler  2
Chipping Sparrow  5
White-throated Sparrow  1     First of fall.
Song Sparrow  1
Scarlet Tanager  1
Northern Cardinal  2

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 9/16/17 8:37 am
From: Ed Norton <etnorton...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carolina Wren Nest Live Stream
I posted a few weeks ago about the Carolina Wren nest on our deck. It's
been amazing watching them go through this process. The two chicks will
probably leave in a few days, and we will miss them.

Just a quick reminder I'll still be streaming it live on YouTube until they
fledge. Click here to open a search on YouTube for "Angie and Ed's
Carolina Wren Nest".

http://goo.gl/uX8UXn


Cheers,
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Newmarket, NH

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Date: 9/16/17 8:04 am
From: Mik Oyler <oylermik...>
Subject: [NHBirds] North Conway Crossbills
The frequency of Crossbills this past week have been amazing. On average
I've had 3 Red Crossbill flyovers every day. I've also had 2 White-winged
Crossbill flyovers the past 2 days. Awesome.

Mik Oyler
North Conway

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Date: 9/16/17 6:21 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Raptor events this weekend
Birders,

NH Audubon's raptor release events will highlight the weekend's programming at the raptor observatories.

Two rehabilitated Broad-winged Hawks are set to be released back into the wild today at Pack Monadnock in Peterborough at 1 pm. Arrive early to park and take a shuttle to the summit.

A Kestrel and a Broad-wing will be released at Carter Hill in concord tomorrow at 3 pm.

Live raptor programs and other offerings will be ongoing all afternoon at both sites, and we are hopeful for another big raptor flight over the weekend. Come check it out!

Details at www.nhaudubon.org/calendar

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NH Audubon

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Date: 9/16/17 4:46 am
From: Len <lenmedlock...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Exeter WTP CLOSED Saturday 9/16---workers present
Went this morning for a foggy walk around the ponds and never got out of
the car. Many workers and their machines are busily constructing our new
water treatment plant. Perhaps Sunday?

Len
Exeter, NH

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Date: 9/15/17 7:29 pm
From: Dan Hubbard <danielhubbard...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rochester WTP American Golden Plover, American Pipits
There were 14 American Pipits and an American Golden Plover at the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant this pm. Dan Hubbard, Rochester

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Date: 9/15/17 5:54 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (15 Sep 2017) 800 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 21 21
Osprey 9 62 62
Bald Eagle 5 24 24
Northern Harrier 4 12 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 56 148 148
Cooper's Hawk 3 36 36
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 691 2363 2363
Red-tailed Hawk 0 5 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 22 65 65
Merlin 7 15 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 1 18 18

Total: 800 2783 2783
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Dick DeSeve, Hilary Chapman, Hilary Thomson, Judd Nathan,
Kathleen Brockett, Maureen Joyce, Mike Bourgault,
Mike Catalanotti, Pam Hunt, Paul Bourgault, Phil Brown,
with many more....

Visitors:
Thirty-eight including the New Hampshire Audubon raptor identification
workshop led by Phil Brown, as well as Carter Hill regulars and some new
visitors who left with smiles on their faces as they got their first taste
of the raptor watch bug. Many thanks to all who helped spot today - you
rocked!


Weather:
Around noon, a gentle sprinkle left almost as soon as it came, and no more
wind than a soft breeze threatened to blow away stray notebook pages. In
the afternoon cloud cover gradually lessened, but there was still an
excellent backdrop for counting migrants. Temps ranged from the upper 60s
to about 80F.

Raptor Observations:
It was already a great day with hundreds of migrants of nine species.
There were many close looks and many great moments for observers and
photographers to check away and click away, to study and to meditate on
avian beauty. Then... the dam burst after 4pm - Broadwings came from every
direction, some higher up, but some quite close and in captivating
lighting, wave after wave... Small falcons and sharpies put in a fantastic
showing.

Non-raptor Observations:
The regular flock was joined or briefly visited by Savannah, Swamp, and
Field Sparrows, ~7 Indigo Buntings, 3 Chimney Swifts, a Purple Finch, a
sole Canada Goose, and a skein of 16 Double-crested Cormorants flying to
the WSW. Perhaps the biggest surprise was a kettle, or better a
conspiracy, of 23 Common Ravens, a very high count for Carter Hill. A
single RT Hummingbird buzzed by, and for a time it seemed like Monarchs
took over the skies - 57 were tallied today!

Predictions:
Sunny skies and light NW winds. Could be another banner day. C'mon down
and play "Wheel of Raptors". Will we finally get a four-figure day? With
your help we can do it.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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


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Date: 9/15/17 5:51 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (15 Sep 2017) 555 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 4 4 4
Osprey 3 83 83
Bald Eagle 6 48 48
Northern Harrier 1 21 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 64 265 265
Cooper's Hawk 8 26 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 8 8
Broad-winged Hawk 459 4366 4366
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 24 24
Merlin 4 26 26
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 9 9

Total: 555 4889 4889
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Cynthia Nichols, Mike Gebo, Nancy Moreau, Tom Delaney

Visitors:
32.


Weather:
The mountain was closely monitored from below until the morning's fog
showed signs of lifting. By 10:30am EDT, a bit of sun-washed maple swamp
could be seen. By 11am, the bottom of the clouds were barely brushing the
tips of the spruces at the summit of North Pack. The clouds continued to
rise and fingers of sunshine found their way down to set the still and
humid air to sizzling. Rain showers began to make their way through the
region at 1:30pm, most of the rain avoiding the mountain after soaking us
for an hour.

Raptor Observations:
Within minutes of visibility being restored, the first two Sharp-shinned
Hawks were spotted by Cynthia as they wheeled up from the valley. With the
signal given that there was lift to be found, it wasn't long before groups
of accipiters and broad-wingeds could be seen rising in every direction.
The thermals carried them up into the bellies of the clouds; entire kettles
fading to gray before our eyes. Scopes and binoculars were trained on
pockets of blue and higher clouds where streaming birds could be found for
a second or two. Over 500 raptors were counted before the rain moved in,
all but shutting down the skies around the Wapack for the remainder of the
day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:
Double-crested Cormorant: 15
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 1
Ceder Waxwing- 15
Horned Lark- 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 2
Blackpoll Warbler- 2
warbler sp.- 5

Monarch Butterfly- 15

Predictions:
To quote Henry Walters after our best Broad-winged Hawk flight to date in
2011: "Remember the formula, and the forms. Light NE winds, sunshine, and a
shifting circus of high clouds". Guess what they are calling for
tomorrow.....

The annual Hawk Release is happening at 1pm!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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


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Date: 9/15/17 5:40 pm
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Lake Sunapee Warbler Fallout
Thus far, the fall Warbler movement around Lake Sunapee has been bleak. Webb's Forest in Sunapee, my local go-to spot last year has been failed to be as productive as it was last season. I decided to change things up and went to the Lake Sunapee State Beach in Newbury. Things were quiet when I arrived but it didn't take long for a true spectacle to unfold. A small wave passed through around the boat launch area at first then on my way out an enormous group of Warblers and other passerines were swarming through the forest along the access road to the beach. The swarm was so thick that unfortunately many birds passed by unidentified. I did positively ID twelve species while I was there. One of the more impressive waves of migrants I've seen.

Black-and-white Warbler 6
Tennessee Warbler 3
Common Yellowthroat 2
CAPE MAY WARBLER 2 - FOY for me. One species I missed in the spring.
https://flic.kr/p/YsnzBu
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 5
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Blackpoll Warbler 4
Pine Warbler 14 - Many were singing.
Yellow-rumped Warbler 8
Black-throated Green Warbler 5
Wilson's Warbler 1

Estimated 24 unidentified Warblers, but there could have been many more.

Also of note at the beach was the flyover of my FOY American Pipit. Another species I missed in the spring.

-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Date: 9/15/17 3:24 pm
From: Richard Frechette <frechette7...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Tagged gull
Herring Gull with green leg tag 23K was at the second parking lot south of Ordione this afternoon. It showed no fear and allowed us to sit on the rock next to it to watch the shorebird show in the seaweed below us. Many semipalms were joined by a single Red Knot and a Pectoral.
I tried to report the gull but must have the wrong email address as it bounced back.
Rich Frechette

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Date: 9/15/17 8:31 am
From: Christine Sheridan <cmsbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Immature BC Night-heron, Nashua
Last evening, Nancy Murphy and I watched an immature Black-crowned
Night-heron fly in to feed in the Nashua River just below the falls at
Margaritas. It was repeatedly challenged by the "usual" Great Blue Heron,
but scampered from rock to rock, then out on a log to continue fishing.

It outlasted the Great Blue, which flew off as darkness fell, while the
Night-heron continued into the...night...

Luckily Nancy had her camera with her and we were able to get a few photos
through the thick glass. (Birding in comfort!)

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39185297

Chris Sheridan
Nashua

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Date: 9/15/17 8:30 am
From: Linda M. Charron <clinda912...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] correct link for my Heron pics....




doesn't seem to be copying the link correctly....(i'm a non-techy) &nbsp; Maybe it should be https://flickr.com/photos/149550723

&nbsp;

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New Boston, NH
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On Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:27:13 -0400, Linda M. Charron wrote:






flickr.com/photos/149550723@N02
I hope

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Date: 9/15/17 8:27 am
From: Linda M. Charron <clinda912...>
Subject: [NHBirds] correct link for my Heron pics....




flickr.com/photos/149550723@N02&nbsp;
I hope
&nbsp;

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Date: 9/15/17 8:05 am
From: Linda M. Charron <clinda912...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Heron in our goldfish pond....




https://www.flickr.com/photos/149550723@N02/

&nbsp;

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




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https://www.flickr.com/photos/149550723@N02/ Hope I have ID correct as a Great Blue Heron? Please let me know if I'm wrong....I'm not sure...

Linda Charron
New Boston, NH
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Date: 9/15/17 8:01 am
From: Linda M. Charron <clinda912...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Heron in our goldfish pond....




https://www.flickr.com/photos/149550723@N02/ Hope I have ID correct as a Great Blue Heron? Please let me know if I'm wrong....I'm not sure...
&nbsp;

Linda Charron
New Boston, NH
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Date: 9/15/17 5:42 am
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Clay-colored Sparrow, Salem
Last night I made a quick stop at Hawkin's Farm in Salem and among the
usual suspects, there was a nice Clay-colored Sparrow in the community
garden. I was able to get a quick shot before I lost track of it among the
overgrowth.

http://ebird.org/ebird/nh/view/checklist/S39176552

Clay-colored Sparrow marks the 15th(!) species of sparrow we've had at this
spot since we started birding here in 2012.


Kyle Wilmarth
Plaistow, NH

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Date: 9/14/17 6:20 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (11 Sep 2017) 166 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 7 12 12
Osprey 2 31 31
Bald Eagle 1 15 15
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 33 33
Cooper's Hawk 1 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 137 701 701
Red-tailed Hawk 2 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 5 5
Merlin 1 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 2 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 1 1 1
Unknown Raptor 3 8 8

Total: 166 834 834
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Robert Vallieres

Observers: Dick DeSeve, Faye Grearson, Geoffrey Niswander,
Kathleen Brockett, Kathy Gunther, Paul Bourgault

Visitors:
Several regulars and esteemed visitors!


Weather:
Warm. Hazy blue skies, a few clouds by mid-afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Another three figure day with nine raptor species migrating! Most flights
up high... overhead in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
A pair of ravens, and two monarchs.

Predictions:
Looks like a nice day, could be good if the winds don't get too heavy.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/14/17 5:47 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (14 Sep 2017) 587 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 9 14 14
Osprey 8 51 51
Bald Eagle 2 18 18
Northern Harrier 0 8 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 87 87
Cooper's Hawk 0 32 32
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 534 1535 1535
Red-tailed Hawk 1 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 40 40
Merlin 1 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 14 14

Total: 587 1817 1817
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Cal Peterka, Dave Perry, David Fenton, Jeanie Peterka,
Kristin Cole, Maria Harris, Maureen Joyce, Paul Bourgault,
Richard Chipman, Robert Vallieres, Sandra Fenton

Visitors:
Fifty-four, including many friendly raptor-compatriots, friends old and
new. Merci beaucoup for the cider, cider donuts, great questions, and
wonderful conversation!


Weather:
Warm, with light WSW winds and mostly cloudy skies.

Raptor Observations:
A nice push of raptors today - including three-figure hours 11am-12pm and
2-3pm. Broad-wings dominated the skies, but notable were a small kettle of
TV's that apparently got the same memo as the big movement of early
Broad-wings migrating over the last week. A Red-shouldered Hawk was a
welcome sight to this watcher's eyes, having missed the odonate-devouring
individual a week and a half ago.

Non-raptor Observations:
Mostly the regulars... migrants seemed to be in low numbers, but we did
manage to spot a Red-bellied Woodpecker, a RT Hummingbird, and six
Monarchs.

Predictions:
Maybe a small movement in the morning before the showers come in, or after
(if) they stop. It's approaching peak season, so I suppose anything is
possible.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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


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Date: 9/14/17 5:44 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (14 Sep 2017) 78 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 80 80
Bald Eagle 3 42 42
Northern Harrier 3 20 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 22 201 201
Cooper's Hawk 0 18 18
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 6
Broad-winged Hawk 32 3907 3907
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 22 22
Merlin 8 22 22
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 9 9

Total: 78 4334 4334
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Mike Gebo, Nancy Moreau

Visitors:
An ornithology class from Antioch University helped us wait out the morning
fog, and students from Peterborough Elementary were rewarded with a
juvenile Broad-winged Hawk soaring just above the trees. All told, the hawk
watch recieved 84 visitors today.


Weather:
After a few days of staring into the blue void, hawk watchers' prayers for
clouds were answered; albeit a tad late and with a bit too much enthusiasm.
The summit was buried in a shifting, swirling mass that persisted for
nearly two hours before it thinned enough to allow a hint of a partly sunny
day above and color spreading through the maples below. The 10-15mph
southwest wind may have helped the mountain to clear, but was far from
favorable for migrants. Temperatures rose from the low 60s to the mid 70s.

Raptor Observations:
Raptors were spotted rising as soon as the clouds allowed, but not many of
today's migrants seemed to be finding good lift or willing to stay at any
height long in the face of the southwest wind. Merlins and Sharp-shinned
Hawks seemed more interested in the local ravens and each other than
harassing Gina our hawk watch owl.

Non-raptor Observations:
Both forms of Limenitis arthemis were spotted fluttering around the hawk
watch today. A particularly tattered Red-spotted Purple spent most of the
day perusing the gravel while a White Admiral merely gave it a passing
glance.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 3
Tree Swallow- 1
Tennessee Warbler- 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 7
Blackpoll Warbler- 2
Black-throated Green Warbler- 1
warbler sp.- 9
passerine sp.- 1

Monarch Butterfly- 1




Predictions:
Light and variable wind tomorrow mainly out of the southwest. The sky
should be partly cloudy to start, with a high probability of thunderstorms
and rain showers moving in for the afternoon. The temperature is expected
to rise to around 70F. With less wind and some sunshine, there could be
hawks looking to put in some miles in the morning before the weather turns
unpleasant.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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


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Date: 9/14/17 5:44 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (14 Sep 2017) 78 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 80 80
Bald Eagle 3 42 42
Northern Harrier 3 20 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 22 201 201
Cooper's Hawk 0 18 18
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 6
Broad-winged Hawk 32 3907 3907
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 22 22
Merlin 8 22 22
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 9 9

Total: 78 4334 4334
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Mike Gebo, Nancy Moreau

Visitors:
An ornithology class from Antioch University helped us wait out the morning
fog, and students from Peterborough Elementary were rewarded with a
juvenile Broad-winged Hawk soaring just above the trees. All told, the hawk
watch recieved 84 visitors today.


Weather:
After a few days of staring into the blue void, hawk watchers' prayers for
clouds were answered; albeit a tad late and with a bit too much enthusiasm.
The summit was buried in a shifting, swirling mass that persisted for
nearly two hours before it thinned enough to allow a hint of a partly sunny
day above and color spreading through the maples below. The 10-15mph
southwest wind may have helped the mountain to clear, but was far from
favorable for migrants. Temperatures rose from the low 60s to the mid 70s.

Raptor Observations:
Raptors were spotted rising as soon as the clouds allowed, but not many of
today's migrants seemed to be finding good lift or willing to stay at any
height long in the face of the southwest wind. Merlins and Sharp-shinned
Hawks seemed more interested in the local ravens and each other than
harassing Gina our hawk watch owl.

Non-raptor Observations:
Both forms of Limenitis arthemis were spotted fluttering around the hawk
watch today. A particularly tattered Red-spotted Purple spent most of the
day perusing the gravel while a White Admiral merely gave it a passing
glance.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 3
Tree Swallow- 1
Tennessee Warbler- 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 7
Blackpoll Warbler- 2
Black-throated Green Warbler- 1
warbler sp.- 9
passerine sp.- 1

Monarch Butterfly- 1




Predictions:
Light and variable wind tomorrow mainly out of the southwest. The sky
should be partly cloudy to start, with a high probability of thunderstorms
and rain showers moving in for the afternoon. The temperature is expected
to rise to around 70F. With less wind and some sunshine, there could be
hawks looking to put in some miles in the morning before the weather turns
unpleasant.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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


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Date: 9/14/17 4:27 pm
From: jacquie grinley <jeg623...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Double crested cormorants
There are at least 5 double crested cormorants in Berlin NH by the dam up here. I have noticed them the past few days up here. Migration has begun

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Date: 9/14/17 5:34 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (13 Sep 2017) 1446 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 10 74 74
Bald Eagle 13 39 39
Northern Harrier 0 17 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 40 179 179
Cooper's Hawk 2 18 18
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 6
Broad-winged Hawk 1373 3875 3875
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 21 21
Merlin 0 14 14
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 7 7

Total: 1446 4256 4256
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: David Baum, Dr. Jonathan Atwood, Julie Brown, Meade Cadot,
Mike Gebo, Miki Foley, Nancy Moreau, Phil Brown,
Sharon Harvell, Tom Baillio, Tom Delaney, Wendy Ward,
with many more...

Visitors:
Road Scholars, Massachusetts Audubon staff, and Tom Delaney's hiking group
were among the day's 96 visitors. Thank you, everyone who joined us and
helped pick birds out of the sky!


Weather:
Far beyond Monadnock, one cirrus cloud became several, and by mid-afternoon
the entire sky was a mosaic of snow and glacier meltwater. The air felt
like anything but the highlands of Alaska, with temperatures brushing 80
and the sun reflecting off the rocks underfoot. The light NW wind gradually
shifted to come straight out of the west by day's end.

Raptor Observations:
Birds took there time getting started again today, with a single
Broad-winged Hawk counted before 10am. Not long thereafter, kettles began
to form to the north and east, starting small but building to 30+ birds by
11am. From then until 4pm, there seemed to be birds within view of the
mountain every second, as thermals filed and emptied and streams of hawks
drifted by, many pausing to kettle overhead. Bald Eagles fell shy of tying
the single day record by one bird, mixing in with the broad-wingeds or
forming their own single-species micro-kettles of twos and threes.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor migrants:
waterbird sp.- 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee- 1
Blackpoll Warbler- 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 16
Northern Parula- 2
Black-throated Green Warbler- 1
Black-and-white Warbler- 1
warbler sp.- 4

Monarch Butterfly- 7

Predictions:
Overcast skies, a high of 80F, 5-10mph SW wind, and a slight chance of a
passing shower. Not ideal, but as long as the mountain isn't stuck in the
clouds, there should be birds to see.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/14/17 5:06 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (12 Sep 2017) 183 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 5 5
Osprey 4 34 34
Bald Eagle 2 16 16
Northern Harrier 2 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 44 44
Cooper's Hawk 3 10 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 140 706 706
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 15 17 17
Merlin 1 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 183 851 851
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Judd Nathan, Paul Bourgault

Visitors:
53


Weather:
The hawk watch began under a baking sun with not a sign of a cloud in the
sky. A few wisps of cirrus seemed to mix in with the grey/brown sludge
smeared over the mountains, but beyond a few contrails and a skim of milky
haze in the afternoon, the skies were largely empty of definition. The
fickle wind puffed lightly from every point in the compass, settling to
come mostly out of the west for the second half of the day. Temperatures
soared to the low 80s.

Raptor Observations:
We had to wait for the local Turkey Vulture gang to take to the skies
before the first migrant raptors came into view. Small kettles of
Broad-winged Hawks rose behind curtains of flying ant clouds, pepper flakes
beyond pepper flakes. An early kettle numbered 30 birds, which seemed to
bode well, but loose, unorganized groups of 2-12 and many solo birds were
all that followed. American Kestrels took up the slack, just about keeping
pace with Sharp-shinned Hawks for the first time this season.

Non-raptor Observations:
Five distant specks rising in a thermal in a flapping, soaring, swirling
flock were shown in a scope to be medium-sized shorebirds. They climbed to
the top of the thermal, than headed off in a line to the west. General
impression of size and shape suggested that they might be large plovers,
but they never came close enough to confirm.


Non-raptor Migrants:
Great Blue Heron- 2
Double-crested Cormorant- 3
shorebird sp.- 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 2
Black-throated Blue Warbler- 1
Blackpoll Warbler- 7
warbler sp.- 19
Red Crossbill- 1

Monarch Butterfly- 8

========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<trina16...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/13/17 5:48 pm
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Return of an old friend - Concord
Today I helped the folks at Carter Hill Orchard in Concord by being a stand-in counter at their Hawkwatch platform for most of the day. Before the count began I walked around parts of the orchardto search for migrant passerines. Warblers were a no-show for the most part. Only a few were seen around the area and most others were flyovers that I couldn't identify. No species of note unfortunately. There were however a few of my state FOF Lincoln's Sparrows.

The most exciting find for me was when I came upon the same exact leucistic Chipping Sparrow I found last year in this same spot. Seems totally bizarre to me to find this bird again one day away from exactly a year before.

9/12/2016:
https://flic.kr/p/M3cx9F

9/13/2017:
https://flic.kr/p/Xqv2hG

-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Date: 9/13/17 5:27 pm
From: JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...>
Subject: [NHBirds] recordings from Red Crossbills on Trudeau Road 8/13
After much delay I finally submitted some of the recordings Michael and I got of red crossbills from August over to Cornell. They were simply recorded on my iPhone (haven’t figured out how to send info from the SX50 recordings yet). The results were surprising. And all the red crossbills were all from one day 8/13 on Trudeau Road.

Type 3 and WW crossbill (see attached) per Tim these are the first confirmed Type 3s in the state (by date).
Red crossbills along stream: These are mostly or all chitter calls IMO -- I'd leave as just Red Crossbill
Crossbills Calling Red: Classic "Eastern" Type 10 and WW Crossbill (see attached)
Crossbills Red: more classic "Western" Type 10 (see attached)

(also submitted were) 8/12ww crossbills from Pittsburg: WW Crossbill

It is pretty interesting what they can determine from a little phone recording. Please be encouraged to tape any crossbills you come across and send on to these folks.

Jeanne-Marie Maher
Nashua NH

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Date: 9/13/17 4:36 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rumney Philadelphia Vireo, Wood Thrush, Catbird 9/13
At various times in the afternoon, I encountered a few birds. Mid day on a walk, there were zero… talk about mid-day doldrums.

While painting a shed in the meadow at about 4, a Wood Thrush was calling its Tut-tut-tut. A Gray Catbird also was meowing in the area of some dogwood fruit. Two Northern Cardinals chimed in from a nearby apple ( Massive crop on some this year).
Back at the house just before six, I watched nine Tufted Titmice fly across the drive into a cluster of young pine trees… I knew there were seven regulars but the two extra were nice to see.
One of the crab apples ad several birds in it and I was able to ID 3 Nashville Warblers and a Philadelphia Vireo at naked eye range. Three more birds slipped out the back side; warblers but not enough to ID.

There also are two or three groups of Wild Turkeys around, one has two hens and three young still only about two thirds grown. Haven’t seen a tom among any of the groups.

John R Williams
Rumney


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Date: 9/13/17 3:08 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (13 Sep 2017) 379 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 5 5
Osprey 10 44 44
Bald Eagle 0 16 16
Northern Harrier 4 8 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 20 64 64
Cooper's Hawk 22 32 32
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 297 1003 1003
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 16 33 33
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 2 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 8 12 12

Total: 379 1230 1230
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Paul Bourgault

Observers: Dylan Jackson, Kathy Bennett, Richard Chipman,
Steve Bennett, with many more....

Weather:
Low eighties for most of the day, with occasional clouds passing through.

Raptor Observations:
Broad-wingeds keep coming through, hoping to see bigger numbers by the end
of the week.

Non-raptor Observations:
Belted Kingfisher
Hoary Bat
Monarch Butterfly


Predictions:
Temperatures may hit 80, with a low wind and a mostly covered sky. Lets
hope for a big push.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Paul Bourgault (<paulbourgault1...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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


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Date: 9/13/17 7:06 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (12 Sep 2017) 252 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 20 64 64
Bald Eagle 3 26 26
Northern Harrier 6 17 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 42 139 139
Cooper's Hawk 2 16 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 6 6
Broad-winged Hawk 160 2502 2502
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 9 16 16
Merlin 7 14 14
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 252 2810 2810
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Henry Walters

Observers: Al Grimstad, Cynthia Nichols, Julie Brown, Mike Gebo,
Nancy Moreau, Sharon Harvell, Tom Baillio, Wendy Ward,
with many more...

Visitors:
Not one of us here on Pack Monadnock has a competitive bone in his or her
body, which is why we were delighted to hear of the 9,000+ broad-wings
eclipsing Mt. Wachusett in the past two days, though they couldn't be
bothered to put in an appearance in New Hampshire. Certain mention perhaps
was made, in whispered tones, of "that mountain to the south hoovering up
all the hawks within fifty miles," but we took solace in the sun's warmth,
Julie's peaches, Mike's brownies, and our own clear consciences. 38
visitors to the hawkwatch today.


Weather:
Hot and hazy, with light winds turning from NW to SW during the course of
the day. Birds not getting a great deal of lift, despite the warm
temperatures. A low-lying stratum of ozone didn't help the visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Broad-wings refused to get organized today, popping up in twos and threes
all around the horizon, but with no clear flight-line or sense of civic
engagement. This new generation and their rugged individualism...

Other species picked up the slack, though, with good numbers of ospreys,
harriers, and small falcons coming through. A gray ghost low in the
Contoocook valley made us shout, and adult and juvenile Red-shouldered
Hawks were something of a surprise this early in the season. A merlin
tormented an osprey halfway across the sky with its antics; when he finally
peeled off to catch dragonflies, you could almost hear the osprey, resuming
its dignified bearing, mutter under its breath, "The nerve!"

Non-raptor Observations:
Passerine migrants included Tree Swallow, Northern Parula, Tennessee,
Black-and-white, and Yellow-rumped Warbler. Three shorebirds too distant to
identify. American Lady and Painted Lady butterflies, along with Monarch
and Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. White-marked Tussock Moth caterpillar
moseyed around the platform in his clownish costume.

Predictions:
With very light winds and a good bit of sun in the days ahead, there's no
clear weather trend to indicate an obvious candidate for the "Big Day."
Come up when you can!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Henry Walters (<walters.henry...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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


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Date: 9/13/17 5:20 am
From: k chamberlin <kchamberlin07...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Ashland Warblers Continue
Large mixed flock is still haunting our Mill Pond Ln. Trail.
Blackpoll-8 (eating berries)
https://flic.kr/p/Y4hees

Tennessee-10
https://flic.kr/p/Ypf3Yy

Northern Parula-4
Myrtle(Y.Rump)-20
Cape May-8
Magnolia-10
https://flic.kr/p/YrRyZx

Redstart-4
Black and white-2
Black Throated Green -20
Black Throated Blue-4
Palm Warbler-10
Pine Warbler-2

also:
Northern Flicker-6
Phoebe-12
Kingfisher-1
YB Sapsucker-1
Catbird-4
RE Vireo-20
Philadelphia Vireo-1
Scarlet Tanager-6

Warblers are usually in close proximity to a group of local Paradae.
Keith and Kris
Ashland, NH

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Date: 9/12/17 5:56 pm
From: bikenbird via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] ***NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter Wednesday September 13, 2017 Program - The Franconia Breeding Bird Survey***




New Hampshire Audubon Seacoast Chapter


Wednesday September 13, 2017 7:30 pm Program - The Franconia Breeding Bird Survey




The North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) is a program to monitor the status and trends of North American birds during the breeding season. The BBS is a roadside survey conducted annually by volunteers in the US, Canada, and Mexico. This presentation, by Steve Hale, PhD, Research Associate at the UNH Leitzel Center, will feature the Franconia route, which has run for the full 52 years of the program, since its inception in 1966. It begins at Cannon Mountain, runs south along the western valley flanking Kinsman Ridge in the White Mountains, heads eastward up and over Kinsman Notch, descends through Woodstock, and ends in Lincoln. Images of the diverse birds, habitats, and trend data will be presented. This is the Seacoast Chapter annual business meeting for the election of executive board officers.




All are welcome to attend our Wednesday September 13, 2017 program which is free of charge at the Seacoast Science Center (wheelchair accessible), Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye NH (click here for Google maps: http://goo.gl/maps/mfnQT ) . Refreshments are at 7:00 PM. Meetings begin at 7:30 PM. Entrance doors will be locked at 7:45 PM. For more information see our web site at http://www.seacoastchapter.org/programs . Cancellations will be announced on http://www.seacoastchapter.org/programs and this Google group.




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

Al Stewart, Jr.




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Date: 9/12/17 2:05 pm
From: Jim <jimkegley...>
Subject: [NHBirds] September Activities sponsored by Nashaway Audubon
From Jim Kegley, Hudson:
> In addition to our website, Nashaway Chapter information and events are on Facebook! You can either go to the following link and follow the group, https://www.facebook.com/Nashaway-Chapter-of-New-Hampshire-Audubon-137943636785233/ or we can send an invite your way. Please let us know if you'd like an invite by simply emailing us back with a quick reply at <nashawaychapter...>
>
>
>
> On September 20 at 7pm at the Nashua Library we welcome Douglas Bechtel, New Hampshire Audubon President, for a talk about NH Audubon's work. Doug is a seasoned environmental professional with interests in unified programs, facilities, and chapters across the state.
>
> 4. On September 23 from 7 am to 4:30 pm, we will be exploring Plum Island looking for migrating song birds, late shorebirds, and early ducks. The trip begins at the exit 7 park and ride behind the Fireside Inn.
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> Members and friends may be interesting in upcoming guided walks at Beaver Brook. (See Beaver Brook Association website for details).

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Date: 9/12/17 11:19 am
From: Chad Witko <chadjwitko...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Report: Antioch Bird Club Birdathon (September 11)
Greetings,

Yesterday, the Antioch Bird Club held its first annual Fall Birdathon
fundraiser at Antioch University New England in Keene. The goal of the
event was to raise funds for the Antioch Bird Club and to increase
awareness on campus to the diversity of bird species that pass through our
urban university during any given day. The event started just before dawn
at 4:51 AM and lasted until just after sunset, ending at 7:30 PM. All
birding was conducted within the eBird hotspot "area" for the school, which
is is bound by the natural property boundary of the campus as well as the
adjacent bike path and powerline cut that directly borders the campus to
the south (~9.5 acres).

During the course of the event, 5 intrepid birders contributed a total of
50-man hours detecting a total of 41 species. This included 1 new species
for the property (Pine Warbler), which increased the eBird hotspot total to
103 species, tying it for 15th in Cheshire County (all time). The peak of
observations occurred between 4:51 AM and 7:15 AM when a full 25 species
were observed. Mid-day saw the total stalled at 35 species for several
hours before a final push of activity during the final hour yielded the
remaining species.

Highlights included: Great Blue Heron- 2 (flyovers), Broad-winged Hawk- 6
(flyovers mid-day), Common Nighthawk- 18 (first observed at 5:33 PM),
Swainson's Thrush- 2 (pre-dawn flyovers), Brown Thrasher- 1 (last bird of
the day in fading light along the bike path), Tennessee Warbler- 4 (all
seen well at low heights), Northern Parula- 2, Magnolia Warbler- 2, Pine
Warbler- 1 (campus first), Wilson's Warbler- 2, Scarlet Tanager- 1, and
House Sparrow- 3 (the hardest species to get- not observed until 6:02 PM!).

For the full list, please visit ebird:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39141277

While we surpassed our target for bird species on the day (40), we fell
just shy of our fundraising goal of $10 per species in combined pledges,
ending with $8.10 per species. Nevertheless, we are thrilled for the
campus-wide support of our small student-run club from students and faculty
alike. We are also content in knowing that our birding efforts on campus
for 1 day have raised critical funding to help the club with future
endeavors including birding field trips for graduate students, the
maintenance of our beloved feeder system (and seed!), and habitat
enhancement on campus to give breeding, migrating, and wintering birds a
small, yet critical patch of habitat in a predominantly urbanized
environment.

Good birding,
Chad Witko

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Date: 9/12/17 9:03 am
From: Daniel M. Keefe <daniel.keefe...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Peregrine - durham
Just had a Peregrine over our place in Durham, heading g west towards
downtown, unh.


Dan

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Date: 9/12/17 3:34 am
From: Jane Hills <jhbird...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Manchester Fish Crow flock
Over Smyth Road School in Manchester at dawn this morning, a flock of 20-25
Fish Crows passed overhead. All were the same size, and several were
calling. I suspect this may be a night roost taking flight, as I've seen
dawn flights from tree stands in the same neighborhood in prior years.



Jane



Jane Hills

Manchester, NH

jhbird(at)myfairpoint(dot)net



"We are all environmentalists now, but we are not all planetists. An
environmentalist realizes that nature has its pleasures and deserves
respect. A planetist puts the earth ahead of the earthlings." --William
Safire



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Date: 9/11/17 7:05 pm
From: Dan Hubbard <danielhubbard...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Fw: 09/10/17 Pickering Pond walk 60 species
34 birders joined me for an enjoyable walk around Pickering Ponds trails
on Sunday. Bird numbers were not overwhelming, but some good looks at
some interesting species were had. The weather was pleasant as were
the participants. Thanks to scribe Zeke Cornell for the trip report
below and to Becky Suomala and Zeke for helping with crowd control.
Dan Hubbard, Rochester


Pickering Ponds, Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire

Sep 10, 2017 7:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Protocol: Traveling, 2.5 mile(s)

Comments: NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter outing led by Dan
Hubbard. This annual autumn migration walk had its largest
attendance of birders, and they were rewarded with a nice
assortment of warblers and some unexpected visitors like Scarlet
Tanager, Swainson's Thrush, Brown Thrasher, and Lincoln Sparrow.

60 species

Canada Goose 32

Wood Duck 9

Mallard 100

American Black Duck 1

Green-winged Teal 2

Hooded Merganser 1

Pied-billed Grebe 1

Double-crested Cormorant 9

Great Blue Heron 3

Green Heron 1

Turkey Vulture 31

Cooper's Hawk 1

Bald Eagle 2

Broad-winged Hawk 1

Red-tailed Hawk 1

Killdeer 1

Spotted Sandpiper 1

Greater Yellowlegs 2

Herring Gull 14

Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 5

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 3

Belted Kingfisher 2

Red-bellied Woodpecker 1

Downy Woodpecker 4

Hairy Woodpecker 2

American Kestrel 1

Eastern Phoebe 5

Warbling Vireo 4

Red-eyed Vireo 5

Blue Jay 7

American Crow 7

Black-capped Chickadee 11

Tufted Titmouse 5

White-breasted Nuthatch 3

House Wren 1

Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 3

Swainson's Thrush 1

Hermit Thrush 1

American Robin 41

Gray Catbird 16

Brown Thrasher 1

Cedar Waxwing 38

Black-and-white Warbler 3

Common Yellowthroat 3

American Redstart 3

Northern Parula 10

Magnolia Warbler 3

Blackpoll Warbler 1

Palm Warbler (Western) 2

Pine Warbler 2

Yellow-rumped Warbler 1

Black-throated Green Warbler 1

Prairie Warbler 1

Song Sparrow 7

Swamp Sparrow 1

Lincoln's Sparrow 1

Eastern Towhee 1

Scarlet Tanager 4

Northern Cardinal 2

American Goldfinch 9

View this checklist online at
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39117840

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Date: 9/11/17 6:16 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (11 Sep 2017) 275 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 9 44 44
Bald Eagle 5 23 23
Northern Harrier 1 11 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 97 97
Cooper's Hawk 1 14 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 235 2342 2342
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 7 7
Merlin 0 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 275 2558 2558
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Iain MacLeod

Observers: Al Grimstad, Cynthia Nichols, Glen & Lori Chretien,
Henry Walters, Janet Delaney, Jerry Coffey, Julie Brown,
Katrina Fenton, Miki Foley, Nancy Moreau, Sharon Harvell

Visitors:
56


Weather:
A lovely day.....sunny all day but no clouds until a few wispies in late
afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
A slow dribble through the day....not the open flood that we expected.

Non-raptor Observations:
RTHU- 2, CORA- 3, BLJA- 2, YBSA- 1, GCKI- 2, BCCH- 3, BLPW- 6, YRWA- 7
CMWA- 2, NOPA- 1, TEWA- 1, BTNW- 2, warbler sp.- 7, PUFI- 1, DEJU- 6,
passerine sp.- 2

Monarch Butterflies- 4

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


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Date: 9/11/17 4:29 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, September 11, 2017
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, September 11th,
2017.



A female MACGILLIVRAY’S WARBLER was discovered at Odiorne Point State Park
in Rye on September 4th, and was seen again on the 5th. It was originally
seen foraging low in goldenrod along the Boy Scout Trail. It was relocated
on September 10th and 11th along the bike trail just north of the fresh
water pond in an area of dead sumac and goldenrod.



A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen near the start of the Boy Scout Trail at
Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on September 8th and 10th.



A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen along the Boy Scout Trail at Odiorne Point
State Park in Rye on September 4th, and again on the 9th. It was relocated
on the 10th and 11th near the path between the parking lot and the Seacoast
Science Center.



A DICKCISSEL was reported from the Carter Hill Orchard in Concord on
September 7th. Please note that the orchard is closed to the public until
9:00 a.m.



2 BLACK VULTURES were seen with several TURKEY VULTURES over Mount
Wantastiquet and Route 63 in Hinsdale on September 11th.



A WESTERN SANDPIPER was seen at Foss Beach in Rye on September 5th.



A SANDERLING was seen at Lake Sunapee on September 4th.



An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen at the coast on September 8th.



A BLACK TERN was seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant on September
4th, and a STILT SANDPIPER and 3 NORTHERN SHOVELERS were seen here on the
9th. The Plant is closed to birders during the week and is only open to
birders on weekends if there are no workers present.



A STILT SANDPIPER, and a GLOSSY IBIS were seen at the Rochester Wastewater
Treatment Plant on September 5th. 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.



An AMERICAN COOT was reported from Hampton on September 9th, and 1 was seen
on the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on the 11th.



A GREAT EGRET was seen on the Contoocook River in Penacook on September
10th.



A SANDHILL CRANE has been seen on multiple days during the past week in
fields along Rollins Road in the vicinity of the Anderson Farm in
Rollinsford. It was last reported on September 6th.



A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 13 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen in
the dunes along Route 1A in Seabrook on September 6th.



A LEAST BITTERN was reported from World End Pond in Salem on September 9th.



A GREAT CORMORANT was seen at the Wilder Dam on the Connecticut River in
Lebanon on September 6th.



There were a few reports of PHILADELPHIA VIREOS from scattered locations
during the past week.



A MOURNING WARBLER was seen in Pittsfield on September 5th, and 1 was seen
in Peterborough on the 6th.



There were numerous reports of migrating mixed-species flocks of WARBLERS
during the past week. Highlights included numerous CAPE MAY WARBLERS,
TENNESSEE WARBLERS, and BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS reported from scattered
locations.



An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen in Penacook and 1 was seen in Jackson,
both during the past week.



A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen in Penacook on September 10th.



RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Sunapee, Bartlett, Bethlehem, and
Nottingham during the past week. At least 8 RED CROSSBILLS and 8
WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported from the summit of Pack Monadnock in
Peterborough on several days during the past week.



A COMMON SHELDUCK of unknown origin was photographed in Rye on August 13th.
It has been seen every day during the past week in pools located in the salt
marshes on the west side of Route 1A just south of Odiorne Point State Park
in Rye, and was last reported on September 10th. Speculation is that this
may be an escaped captive-raised bird. However, there is also the
possibility that this is a vagrant wild bird. The duck refuses to comment so
we will probably never know its true origin, but it is free for all to
admire.



There was a report of 2 FISH CROWS from Key Road in Keene on September 8th.



COMMON NIGHTHAWK southbound migration continues, and there were several
reports during the past week. Highlights included: 1,300 in Amherst on
September 5th, and nearly 700 in Concord on the 6th.



RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough, and at the
Carter Hill Observatory in Concord. Pack Monadnock has reported over 2,300
raptors and Carter Hill has reported over 700 raptors, all since September
1st. The majority of the raptors being seen at this time in the season are
BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, but there are also good numbers of SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS,
OSPREYS, and BALD EAGLES. Be sure to visit these New Hampshire Audubon
staffed observatories this fall season to help out with the counts!



This message is also available by phone recording: call (603) 224-9909 and
press 4 as directed or ask to be transferred. If you have seen any
interesting birds recently, you can leave a message at the end of the
recording or send your sightings to the RBA via e-mail at:
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Date: 9/11/17 12:53 pm
From: birdrecords <birdrecords...>
Subject: [NHBirds] MacGillivray's - YES
Sorry for the delay in posting this - I had to rush off to work from our early morning birding.

Zeke Cornell and I had the MacGillivray's Warbler this morning at about 7:00 am in the same place where Steve Mirick reported it yesterday:
along the bike trail just north of the fresh water pond, in an area of dead sumac and goldenrod. It was chipping loudly and we saw it only briefly before it moved back out of sight. The view I got was excellent, if brief, and I could see the bright, white eye arcs above and below the eye as well as the yellow breast, gray hood and green back. We could not entice it out again.

We did not find the Yellow-breasted Chat but we did have some nice warbler activity on the Boy Scout Trail.

The Clay-colored Sparrow was seen by others this morning in the vicinity of the bunker by the Seacoast Science Center. The flock of Chipping Sparrows appears to move around the bunker so check all sides, including near Edalhab and the parking lot behind the Science Center.

Becky Suomala

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Date: 9/11/17 12:51 pm
From: Anne Ryc <annehadshi...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Osprey in Penacook
Saw an osprey catch a fish in the West Concord River Oxbow Pond along the
Morono Park trail. He circled the pond a few times with his catch and then
flew off to eat it elsewhere.

Anne H.
Concord

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Date: 9/11/17 11:06 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black Vultures in Hinsdale
Two with turkey vultures over mt. Wantastiquet. Seen easily from Brattleboro train station and also over rt. 63 in Hinsdale.

Phil Brown, with Road Scholar group

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Date: 9/11/17 9:57 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Coot at Hinsdale Setbacks
From the rail trail, bird feeding at the southern edge of the cattails in the middle of the river.

Phil Brown
Hancock NH

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Date: 9/11/17 9:46 am
From: Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sugar Hill Hawkwatch
hazy, light wind, 59-65

9:15-10:00 - 1 Kestrel

10:00-11:00 - 2 Kestrel
1 Osprey
3 Broadwing

11:00-11:30 - 18 Broadwing

All the Broadwings were high

Beautiful viewing site overlooking Franconia Notch and Presidentials

Sandy and Mark Turner

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Date: 9/11/17 9:18 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (10 Sep 2017) 473 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 5 5
Osprey 2 30 30
Bald Eagle 2 14 14
Northern Harrier 2 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 28 28
Cooper's Hawk 1 7 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 447 566 566
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 2 2
Merlin 1 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 4 4

Total: 473 668 668
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Geoffrey Niswander, Ken Grossweiler and Lisa Kurtz,
Mark Timmerman, Maureen Joyce, Paul Bourgault,
Richard Chipman, with many more....

Visitors:
365, one for each day of the standard year :^)


Weather:
Ideal conditions - partly to mostly cloudy skies, a light to moderate NNW
breeze and temps from 60F to the mid-70s.

Raptor Observations:
Our first 3-figure kettles of Broad-wings were seen today, in the 1 to 2
o-clock hour (groups of 160 and 150). Continuing piscivores, and more
accipiters than yesterday. An adult hen harrier in the morning was our
first of this species for the season. A few small falcons rounded out a
great day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Sparrow migration is starting to kick in! Lincoln's and Savannah Sparrows
were seen today, in addition to the flock of Chippies and Song Sparrows.
Other notables include Northern Flicker, Gray Catbird, continuing (brown)
Indigo Buntings, House Wren, a few waterfowl (Canada Geese and Mallards...
heading north), 3 RT Hummingbirds, and 11 Monarchs.

Predictions:
A continuing great weather pattern for hawks or just hangin' out! There
should be many more Broad-wings and other species "in the pipeline".
Please come visit to help spot raptors with our wonderful Monday volunteer
counters, if you can get away from any obligations you may have...
migration season won't last forever! Will our first confirmed migrant
Peregrine of the season show up too?
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/11/17 8:31 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (09 Sep 2017) 73 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 5 5
Osprey 5 28 28
Bald Eagle 4 12 12
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 12 12
Cooper's Hawk 3 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 53 119 119
Red-tailed Hawk 1 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 73 195 195
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Cliff Otto, Kathleen Brockett, Steve Manifold

Visitors:
341 - a busy day for the orchard and the viewing platform. Many thanks to
everyone who stopped by, asked questions about raptors and nature, or who
bought a silhouette guide or gave a donation to the observatory!


Weather:
Light to moderate NNW breeze and mostly cloudy skies for most of the day.
Temps from the mid 50s to about 70F.

Raptor Observations:
Best day of the season so far, with some small kettles (12, 8, 21) of
Broad-wings appearing by late afternoon. Migrant piscivores (fish-eaters -
i.e. Osprey and Bald Eagles) and accipiters continue in small to decent
numbers.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights: Tennessee, Cape May, and Black-throated Green Warblers, Scarlet
Tanager, Purple Finch, Tree Swallow (5), Barn Swallow (7), a single Common
Nighthawk, five RT Hummingbirds and 8 Monarch butterflies. The local adult
Common Loon pair appeared again in the morning to serenade us as they flew
over the orchard.

Predictions:
Less clouds, continued light to moderate NNW breeze and a day closer to
peak migration. It should be a good to very good for broad-wings (larger
kettles) and other species.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
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www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/11/17 6:28 am
From: Jeremy Faucher <ecobirding16...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Eagle Optics going out of business
Hi Jon
I've been using my rangers for over 10 years and love them. No issues whatsoever.
Jeremy

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Date: 9/11/17 4:05 am
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] NH Audubon fall Pelagic Birding Trip
Listfolk,

NH Audubon's fall Pelagic Birding Trip is creeping closer...

As we have for the last couple of years, we're going out in early
October: Sunday, October 8th to be exact. The trip plan remains the
same as past years: Meet dockside in Rye Harbor at 7:30AM for an 8:00
departure aboard the MV Granite State, with Captain Pete Reynolds and
his expert crew. Steve Mirick will be on the microphone, calling out
birds and anything else interesting. We'll spend all day at sea,
searching for birds, whales, and anything else that crosses our path,
and return to harbor around 5pm.

WHAT TO BRING: Binoculars, of course. A digital camera is always a
good idea, as these trips often produce excellent photo
opportunities. Bring a lunch if you like. Granite State has a snack
bar aboard that can provide both cold and hot food and drink,
especially coffee and hot chocolate. Weather on the open water is
unpredictable: sometimes hot, sometimes rather chilly (although given
the time of year, 'chilly' is more likely). Prepare for both.
Sunglasses and/or a hat are a good idea. Bring motion-sickness pills
if you're vulnerable to seasickness. Granite State's seating is
mostly wooden benches, so a seat cushion is a good idea if you have
trouble with sitting on hard surfaces.

WHAT WE MIGHT SEE: Hard to say. Early October on Jeffrey's Ledge is a
'mixed' time of year, with a possibility of lingering summer birds,
early winter birds, fall migrants... Past trips have produced Cory's
and Great shearwaters, Northern Fulmar, Northern Gannet, a Pomarine
Jaeger, a Black-legged Kittiwake, and a wide variety of fall
migrants. Beyond that, your guess is as good as ours!

REGISTRATION: You must register in advance for this trip. 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. Contact Massabesic Audubon Center
(phone 603-668-2045, email <mac...>) to sign up. Contact
either MAC or me with any questions you might have.

PELAGIC BIRDS WORKSHOP: To go with the trip, I will be holding a
1-hour workshop at Massabesic Center at 3pm on Saturday Oct 7th. This
is free to anyone who has signed up for the trip, and $5 to others.
The workshop discusses the most common pelagic birds and how to
identify them. Since we generally see both whales and birds on these
trips, the workshop also includes information on the common whales of
the Gulf of Maine.

My thanks go out to all who have made these trips a success in past
years. I hope to see you again this year ... along with as many new
faces as we can fit!

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH
(Massabesic Audubon Center Volunteer)

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Date: 9/11/17 1:48 am
From: Richard Monroe <bug.bit.birder...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Red Crossbills on Mount Monadnock
Flock of approximately 8 in area just above junction of Smith Summit trail and Fairy Spring trail. I believe they may have been in the area for a while and I plan on going back in a few days to attempt to relocate.

Rich Monroe
Leominster Massachusetts

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Date: 9/10/17 8:12 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (10 Sep 2017) 1294 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 35 35
Bald Eagle 8 18 18
Northern Harrier 5 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 36 76 76
Cooper's Hawk 8 13 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 1219 2107 2107
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 4 4
Merlin 5 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 1294 2283 2283
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Alan Bostick, Andre Moraes, Glen & Lori Chretien,
Jane Fiske, Janet Delaney, Meade Cadot, Mike Gebo,
Tom Delaney, with many more...

Weather:
The sun nearly had the sky to itself this morning, with just a handful of
distant clouds scattered far about the edges of a crystalline bowl. In a
repeat of yesterday, the air gradually filled with cumulus, then cleared,
though this time the blackening bellies of the clouds did not send us
scrambling to cover optics and secure data sheets against the rain.
Temperatures rose to top out at 70, though there was a noticeable chill to
the air whenever the sun was obscured. The wind was perfect- light out of
the north for the duration of the count.

Raptor Observations:
Hawks wasted no time this morning- testing the air almost as soon as the
clock struck 9am. Mini kettles of 3-13 rose on either side of the ridge,
accipiters joining broad-wingeds while Bald Eagles and Ospreys seemed to
prefer to keep to themselves. The largest kettle of the day formed over the
summit parking lot, 251 birds strong. During the most overcast section of
the day, we watched birds rise into the clouds and out of site, hinting
that there could be many other migrants passing unobserved high overhead.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:
Canada Goose- 6
shorebird sp.- 6
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 3
Blackpoll Warbler- 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 7
Tennessee Warbler- 2
warbler sp.- 4
White-winged Crossbill- 4

Monarch Butterfly- 12

Predictions:
Favorable winds again tomorrow, blowing out of the NW at 5-10mph. There
might be some fog over the rivers to start the day, but it should burn off
quickly with temperatures rebounding to the 70s after dropping to the 40s
overnight. Sites to our north were reporting hundreds of Broad-winged Hawks
late in the afternoon. It should be another excellent day!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/10/17 7:06 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (09 Sep 2017) 887 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 27 27
Bald Eagle 0 10 10
Northern Harrier 2 5 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 40 40
Cooper's Hawk 2 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 843 888 888
Red-tailed Hawk 1 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 2 2
Merlin 2 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 2 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 4 4

Total: 887 989 989
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Cynthia Nichols, Glen & Lori Chretien, Janet Delaney,
Judd Nathan, Marie Matrano, Mark Timmerman,
Michael Burgess, Mike Gebo, Tom Delaney, Tom Warren

Visitors:
119.


Weather:
The day dawned with temperatures hovering just under 50F, a fresh breeze
blowing out of the northwest, and partly cloudy skies. Cumulus shoved and
jostled their way overhead, squishing out all but a few pockets of blue by
early afternoon and dropping a few pockets of drizzle before partially
clearing to end the day.

Raptor Observations:
Two Ospreys started off the day, rising together and letting any migrant
within view that there was lift to be had. Before long, Sharp-shinned Hawks
and small groups of Broad-winged Hawks began to lift from the valley. A
Merlin streaked by later in the morning, the first countable falcon of the
season. Both of our other expected falcon species came past a short while
later, the two Peregrine Falcons skirting close to Pack. 54 Broad-winged
Hawks were counted by 1pm (EDT), a respectable count for this early in the
season, but things were about to change. Over the next two hours, kettles
grew from 7 birds, to 20 birds, to 60 birds, to well over 100 birds,
setting a new record for a flight this large this early in the season.

Non-raptor Observations:
Warblers filled the morning skies with small forms and chip notes after a
night of migration. Most were past the mountain or settled into the trees
before the first raptors of the day began to rise. Two Common Nighthawks
foraged in front of a towering thunderhead over North Pack late in the
day.

Non-raptor migrants:
Canada Goose- 4
Common Loon- 1
Great Blue Heron- 1
Chimney Swift- 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 10
Common Nighthawk- 2
Tree Swallow- 2
Barn Swallow- 5
Black-throated Green Warbler- 3
Blackpoll Warbler- 6
Cape May Warbler- 1
Northern Parula- 4
Blackburnian Warbler- 1
Tennessee Warbler- 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 2
warbler sp.- 32
Purple Finch- 1
passerine sp- 2

Monarch Butterfly- 23

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


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Date: 9/10/17 7:06 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (09 Sep 2017) 887 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 27 27
Bald Eagle 0 10 10
Northern Harrier 2 5 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 40 40
Cooper's Hawk 2 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 843 888 888
Red-tailed Hawk 1 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 2 2
Merlin 2 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 2 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 4 4

Total: 887 989 989
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Cynthia Nichols, Glen & Lori Chretien, Janet Delaney,
Judd Nathan, Marie Matrano, Mark Timmerman,
Michael Burgess, Mike Gebo, Tom Delaney, Tom Warren

Visitors:
119.


Weather:
The day dawned with temperatures hovering just under 50F, a fresh breeze
blowing out of the northwest, and partly cloudy skies. Cumulus shoved and
jostled their way overhead, squishing out all but a few pockets of blue by
early afternoon and dropping a few pockets of drizzle before partially
clearing to end the day.

Raptor Observations:
Two Ospreys started off the day, rising together and letting any migrant
within view that there was lift to be had. Before long, Sharp-shinned Hawks
and small groups of Broad-winged Hawks began to lift from the valley. A
Merlin streaked by later in the morning, the first countable falcon of the
season. Both of our other expected falcon species came past a short while
later, the two Peregrine Falcons skirting close to Pack. 54 Broad-winged
Hawks were counted by 1pm (EDT), a respectable count for this early in the
season, but things were about to change. Over the next two hours, kettles
grew from 7 birds, to 20 birds, to 60 birds, to well over 100 birds,
setting a new record for a flight this large this early in the season.

Non-raptor Observations:
Warblers filled the morning skies with small forms and chip notes after a
night of migration. Most were past the mountain or settled into the trees
before the first raptors of the day began to rise. Two Common Nighthawks
foraged in front of a towering thunderhead over North Pack late in the
day.

Non-raptor migrants:
Canada Goose- 4
Common Loon- 1
Great Blue Heron- 1
Chimney Swift- 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 10
Common Nighthawk- 2
Tree Swallow- 2
Barn Swallow- 5
Black-throated Green Warbler- 3
Blackpoll Warbler- 6
Cape May Warbler- 1
Northern Parula- 4
Blackburnian Warbler- 1
Tennessee Warbler- 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 2
warbler sp.- 32
Purple Finch- 1
passerine sp- 2

Monarch Butterfly- 23

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


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Date: 9/10/17 6:43 pm
From: 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Belted-Kingfisher at Whipple Hill This Afternoon
At our fire pond, a first of year sighting.

Blake Allison
Lyme, NH 03768-3322

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Date: 9/10/17 6:39 pm
From: Paul Bourgault <paulbourgault1...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Broad-winged Hawks moving now
Will be up there all week from 2:45pm - 5:00pm to help out.

Paul Bourgault

On Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 8:15:25 PM UTC-4, Geoff N. wrote:
>
> There is considerable satisfaction when you help an interested youngster
> get their first-ever look at 160 +/- Broadwings swirling in a tight kettle.
> 👍 Ken informed me there were so many visitors up on the platform
> yesterday, he often couldn't count birds at all. That's frustrating! So I'm
> putting a call out to any and all who can help, even if just for an hour or
> 2, please, it's worth it. This is likely going to be a busy week for
> visitors, and a very active week overhead. Thank you!
> Geoff Niswander
> Hillsborough

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Date: 9/10/17 6:01 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Odiorne Point State Park (Yellow-breasted Chat, Clay-colored Sparrow, MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER!!!)
Odiorne Point State Park continues to be a hot spot for birds along the
coast over the weekend.  Good numbers of warbers and vireos. Jane and I
did a long walk around the park yesterday and a fast walk around the
park before sunset today.  Highlights:

Yellow-breasted Chat - 1 first discovered on Friday by Jason Lambert and
also seen yesterday and today by a small number of lucky birders.  Jane
and I missed it as did others.  It has been seen in the vicinity of the
south end of the park near the start of the Boy Scout Trail.

Clay-colored Sparrow - 1 bird continues.  Hanging out with a small group
of Chipping Sparrows.  In the vicinity of the bunker near the path
between the parking lot and the Science Center.  Jane and I had it
tucked into a pine tree with two Chipping Sparrows.

and...

MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER - YES!  Jane and I are virtually certain we
relocated the MacGillivray's Warbler.  1/2 mile away from the previous
location!!  We had it early this evening before sunset along the bike
trail just north of the fresh water pond.  In an area of dead sumac and
goldenrod.  It was vocalizing and seen extremely well by Jane at least 3
times.  Sadly, I only got one or two very brief views.  And no photos. 
We keyed in on it by the loud chipping notes it made.  So......the story
here is that the bird is still around and people should be aware of
this.  If the bird's genetic "GPS" is haywire, it may stick around until
the Bioblitz or longer!

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 9/10/17 5:15 pm
From: 'Geoff N.' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Broad-winged Hawks moving now
There is considerable satisfaction when you help an interested youngster get their first-ever look at 160 +/- Broadwings swirling in a tight kettle. 👍 Ken informed me there were so many visitors up on the platform yesterday, he often couldn't count birds at all. That's frustrating! So I'm putting a call out to any and all who can help, even if just for an hour or 2, please, it's worth it. This is likely going to be a busy week for visitors, and a very active week overhead. Thank you!
Geoff Niswander
Hillsborough

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Date: 9/10/17 2:20 pm
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Penacook Sept 10
Greetings all,



This morning's Penacook Survey took four hours and netted a new September
record of 66 species.



Warblers stole the show with 19 species - it was good to finally encounter
several mixed flocks of migrants! Totals were:



Ovenbird 2

Black-and-white 5

Tennessee 3

Nashville 3

Common Yellowthroat 12

American Redstart 3

Northern Parula 9

Cape May 1

Yellow 1

Magnolia 10

Blackburnian 1

Chestnut-sided 1

Bay-breasted 4

Pine 13

Palm 2

Yellow-rumped 3

Prairie 1

Black-throated Green 13

Wilson's 2



Other migrants of note included a Philadelphia Vireo, Lincoln's Sparrow,
early Golden-crowned Kinglet, and American Pipit. A flock of ~150 Common
Grackles graced a lawn near the start of the route, while a mini-kettle
containing one each of Bald Eagle, Red-shouldered Hawk, and Broad-winged
Hawk punctuated the end.



But the highlight on the species front was undoubtedly the GREAT EGRET in
the Contoocook River. This was a new species - #176 - for the survey, and a
fine consolation prize for missing the Canada Geese that are usually in the
same spot!



Enjoy,

Pam Hunt

Penacook

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

- Alexander von Humboldt



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Date: 9/10/17 1:58 pm
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] North of the Notches, Sept 9
Greetings all,



Five people joined me for a "leader's choice" expedition to the north
yesterday offered through the Capital Chapter of NH Audubon.



As we gathered at 0600 at the Hannah Dustin park-n-ride, a singing Wood
Thrush was viewed as something of a good omen



From 7:30 to 10:30 we explored the woods and wetlands along Trudeau Road in
Bethlehem, where we tallied 41 species. A highlight was a cooperative
Olive-sided Flycatcher, while 13 species of warblers was a nice showing
indeed. Among them were excellent looks at Tennessees, reasonable looks at
Cape Mays, and a brief look at a Bay-breast. It's indeed been a good fall
for those three species, suggesting that the spruce budworm outbreak in
Quebec is providing plenty of food for busworm specialists! Both species of
crossbills were about, but the light wasn't good when a couple of Reds
perched briefly, and White-wingeds were even less cooperative. This segment
ended with a flyover Merlin.



Next we went to Jefferson Notch and hiked up to the pothole rocks in the
hope of finding a Gray Jay. It was foggy and quiet, and we had our granola
bars all to ourselves.



Later stops at Mud Pond (Pondicherry) and Airport Marsh (Whitefield) failed
to turn up anything else of note.



In all we found about 50 species - and a good time was had by all
(especially the three of us who lingered to try the local breweries: Rek-lis
in Bethlehem and Schilling in Littleton!).



Pam Hunt

Penacook





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Date: 9/10/17 11:37 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Broad-winged Hawks moving now
Ken Klapper and Paul Bourgault report big kettles of over 150 birds at Carter Hill, where the count is at about 500 birds so far today.

Phil Brown

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Date: 9/10/17 9:58 am
From: Bird Watcher's Supply <birdwsg...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Shelduck continues
Bob Lessard called the store at 12:55 to report that the Common shelduck is still being see. He spotted it feeding in the marshes across the street from the first parking lot south of Odiorne State Park

Barrett S Bacall.

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Date: 9/10/17 6:49 am
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 800+ broad winged Hawks at pack - yesterday
Today could be another big day. Come out to pack or carter hill today to help Katrina and Ken find migrating raptors!

Phil Brown

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Date: 9/9/17 11:01 am
From: Dan Hubbard <danielhubbard...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pickering Ponds bird walk 9/10 8 am
I will be leading a bird walk at Pickering Ponds trails in Rochester tomorrow 9/10 at 8 am.
Dan Hubbard, Rochester

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Date: 9/9/17 9:44 am
From: Susan Wrisley <swrisley13...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Stilt Sandpiper & 3 Shovelers at Exeter WTP
Stilt Sandpiper & 3 Shovelers at Exeter WTP in the mostlty drained pond.

Susan Wrisley, Hollis NH

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Date: 9/9/17 5:02 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (05 Sep 2017) 29 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 4 4 4
Osprey 1 16 16
Bald Eagle 1 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 3
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 21 49 49
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 2 2

Total: 29 87 87
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Robert Vallieres

Observers:

Visitors:
19


Weather:
Low clouds, hazy and humid. Warm with temps from the mid 60s to the low
80s.

Raptor Observations:
See data

Non-raptor Observations:
Mourning Dove, Pileated Woodpecker, Gray Catbird, Am. Robin, Common Raven,
Sparrows, Am. Goldfinch. Butterflies (4 Monarchs, 3 Cabbage Whites),
Dragonflies, and a Black Hawk helicopter which flew low around the orchard
a few times.

Predictions:
Rain likely all day
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
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Date: 9/9/17 4:58 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (08 Sep 2017) 12 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 20 20
Bald Eagle 2 10 10
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 16 16
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 4 45 45
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 12 102 102
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Phil Brown, Tom Baillio, Tom Delaney

Visitors:
46.


Weather:
Blue skies, fluffy white clouds, a steady but decreasing wind out of the
west, who could ask for more? Today's conditions seemed like they would
have been perfect for migration had the wind been a bit more northerly, at
least until scattered showers began to kick up in the afternoon.
Temperatures climbed through the 50s to the mid-60s, seeming to bounce a
few degrees in either direction as soon as the sun went behind or emerged
from a cloud.

Raptor Observations:
Sharp-shinned Hawks were riding the updrafts down the ridge, zipping
through around eye-level like brown meteorites being chased by their tails.
Still no sign of a migrant falcon yet this season....

Non-raptor Observations:
A small pack of coyotes unknowingly serenaded a similar-sized group of hawk
watchers early this afternoon, yipping and howling from somewhere on the
north side of the mountain.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Black-throated Green Warbler- 5
Cape May Warbler- 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 1
Blackpoll Warbler- 3
Northern Parula- 1
warbler sp.- 5
American Goldfinch- 2
White-winged Crossbill- 6
passerine sp.- 2

Monarch Butterfly- 3

Predictions:
Clear morning skies will give way to clouds and a chance of passing showers
by the end of the day. The wind will be light out of the northwest to
start, increasing to 5-10mph and becoming more northerly as the day wears
on. Temperatures will be in the 50s to low 60s. The change in the wind
could bring the first kettles of Broad-winged Hawks!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
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www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/9/17 4:34 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (07 Sep 2017) 6 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 20 20
Bald Eagle 1 8 8
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 10 10
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 4 41 41
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 6 90 90
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Cynthia Nichols, Jami Bascom, Judd Nathan, Nancy Moreau

Visitors:
15


Weather:
Low clouds in the morning took their time lifting, teasing with glimpses of
blue sky above and green below through a curtain of gray that refused to
fully clear until an hour before noon. There was a steady wind out of the
west, and temperatures reached to within a couple degrees of 70 by the end
of the day.

Raptor Observations:
A spurt of Broad-winged Hawks in early afternoon seemed to bode well, the
leader circling closely around Gina as it passed. However, the day
continued to be quiet with the occasional migrant wafting through and the
resident raptors showing themselves to chase the ravens.

Non-raptor Observations:
One Tree Swallow and one Monarch Butterfly were the only non-raptors seen
migrating.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
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Date: 9/8/17 7:07 pm
From: JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...>
Subject: [NHBirds] lost and found (coastal birding) Golden Plover
After a full morning -got home to see the posting about Jason's Chat at Odiorne. Was a nice afternoon so headed over in hopes of seeing it. Spent (far too much) time trying to find the bird, but instead came up with Steve Bennet and Susan Wrisley, also met Patricia Wood. The best we could do was a rather oversized common yellowthroat, with bright eye rings but no spectacles, and a grey smear on the side of its face. (Sure looked larger on the bigger cameras!)

Shelduck still there.

I headed south on the coast stopping at racks of seaweed looking for goodies, when I came upon this beautiful plover. Trying very hard to convince myself it is a Pacific Golden Plover (grey legs, wings just slightly longer than the tail, lots of white below).

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39073102 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39073102>

Searched for Knots, Whimbrel, etc without luck but managed to miss the inland rain, so all in all a good afternoon and evening.

Jeanne-Marie Maher
Nashua NH

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Date: 9/8/17 7:05 pm
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Red Crossbills - Sunapee
This afternoon while out on a Warbler walk I had two RED CROSSBILLS fly overhead, give me brief but distant views, then disappear into the nearby pine forest. I was birding in the Webb's Forest area at Harding Hill Farm on Stagecoach Road in Sunapee when I came across them. They called as they passed by but I was caught off guard and didn't get any recordings.

As for Warblers, the Lake Sunapee area continues to be a migrant Warbler dead-zone. I've come across very little migrants so far this fall. However, I finally got into a little action this evening, Blackpolls and Tennessee Warblers comprising the highlights. Still no Cape May, Wilson's or even Parula's so far this fall. A strange season indeed.

-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Date: 9/8/17 4:09 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (08 Sep 2017) 25 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 22 22
Bald Eagle 2 7 7
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 15 45 45
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 2 2

Total: 25 93 93
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Dave Perry, Dot Currier, Maureen Joyce, Robert Vallieres,
Tom Brewton

Visitors:
Forty-seven - many fine individuals stopped by for just a little while, or
a longer spell. Thanks again to all for some fine conversation, laughter,
and of course migration watching!


Weather:
Partly to mostly cloudy, moderate-light west to northwest winds, temps from
60-70F. A few sprinkles in the afternoon turned into a steady rain by
4:30pm, ending the count for the day.

Raptor Observations:
A few piscivores, sharpies, and some broad-wings.

Non-raptor Observations:
No time for the orchard walk around this morning, but other birders did not
find the Dickcissel. Two adult Common Loons entertained us again in the
morning, flying around and calling over the orchard. A few Chimney Swifts
and Common Nighthawks added some spice to the afternoon. Four RT
Hummingbirds and 11 monarchs were also seen. Cedar Waxwing flocks are
definitely building in number - one group today exceeded 40 individuals.
Mid-afternoon a WWII era fighter plane flew north, unfortunately none of
our resident airplane experts were around to cinch the ID.

Predictions:
Light to moderate NNW winds with a few clouds to spot against. Could be
decent with some small kettles of broad-wings, and more! Chance of showers
or t-storms in the afternoon, but nothing certain.
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Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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


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Date: 9/8/17 1:03 pm
From: Sylvia Hartmann <s42yth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Trudeau rd, Bethlehem
Midday we had flickers, cedar waxwings, a palm warbler, blue Jays doing broad winged hawk calls, a nice flock of red crossbills plus the "usual" birds, along the snowmobile trail that goes o the right at the junction. Along the trail that leads to the sand piles, on the other side of Trudeau rd, there were a good number of very busy warblers in the tamaracks and birches including a few "baypolls", as bob q calls them.

Sylvia hartmann. Manchester, nh

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Date: 9/8/17 11:56 am
From: Steven Liffmann <liffmanns...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Eagle Optics going out of business
Jon, I have the Ranger ED 10x42 - They seem to work fine. My only issue
was the original strap that came with them fell apart.

On Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 8:06:24 PM UTC-4, Jon Woolf wrote:
>
> Listfolk,
>
> I heard today that Eagle Optics, the online retailer of binoculars
> and scopes of all sizes and brands, is sadly going out of business at
> the end of the year. They're holding a going-out-of-business sale,
> with 20% or more off all products. Many of the models they offer are
> already marked "no longer available" at their website, especially the
> scopes, but many remain.
>
> I've been thinking of getting a new pair of binoculars, and finally
> joining the ranks of roof-prism users (I've always used Porro-prism
> binoculars in the past). Some of the prices at Eagle right now have
> me thinking of also breaking a longstanding rule of mine and buying a
> new pair of binocs without trying them out first. Anybody have any
> insight to offer about Eagle's own Eagle Optics Ranger ED 8x42
> binoculars? (And to be honest, the chance to buy a pair of Zeiss
> Conquest HD binocs for a price that's well below four digits is
> mightily attractive too.)
>
> -- Jon Woolf
> Manchester, NH
>
>

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Date: 9/8/17 9:07 am
From: Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Confirmation of Type 3 Red Crossbill
Thought this might be of interest to the NH birding community. Matt is Cornell's Macaulay lab RECR specialist. The bird(s) were seen and heard at Thorne Pond Conservation area in Bartlett. Have had them there 2x in past week.

Charlie Nims
Bartlett, NH

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Matthew A. Young" <may6...>
> Date: September 8, 2017 at 10:32:40 AM EDT
> To: Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...>
> Subject: Re: Red Crossbill recording
>
> Awesome Charlie, you have yourself NH's first Type 3 (see attached) for this invasion. We've had two recordings in NY so far for this invasion. Lots are moving through the Great Lakes along with Type 4 and 2(and a few Type 5). I think there's a great chance we see the largest number of Type 4s in NE since 1969-70(from what I can tell from limited data). Large numbers of Type 2 are on the way too!
>
>
> Please enter into eBird to call type and feel free to add my name as confirming it. Did you pick up that it sounded different in the field?
>
>
> Matt
>
>
>
>
>
> From: Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...>
> Sent: Thursday, September 7, 2017 10:47 PM
> To: Matthew A. Young
> Subject: Red Crossbill recording
>
>
> Matt,
>
> This poor recording was made today in Bartlett, NH. I'm walking, trying to get closer to the bird which can be barely heard in the background. Let me know if you can come up with anything.
>
>
>
> Charlie Nims

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Date: 9/8/17 8:32 am
From: Adam Burnett <adamburnett33...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Fish Crow(s) in Keene
My mom and I just saw and heard a Fish Crow in the Staples parking lot on
Key Road in Keene. We heard his nasal calls as soon as we got out of the
car, then spotted him on top of a light pole. We watched him and listened
to him for a few minutes before going into the store. When we came back
out, we heard him calling from over by the Keene Cinemas, so we drove over
to that parking lot. There were four crows there, two of which flew off
immediately. We watched the other two for a couple minutes, and while they
were pretty quiet, we did hear one give some Fish Crow calls. I think the
other bird was also a Fish Crow, because the two birds seemed to associate
closely together, but I’m not sure. There’s at least one Fish Crow around,
anyway, and perhaps four. I wonder if these birds bred here or if they’re
just passing through. There are several fast-food restaurants in this area,
and the Ashuelot River is nearby, so it could be good habitat for this
species. I also see a couple eBird reports of Fish Crow in Keene from
earlier this year. Keene may be the next outpost for our Fish Crow invaders!

Adam Burnett
Westmoreland

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Date: 9/8/17 6:46 am
From: Bird Watcher's Supply <birdwsg...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Shelduck, YES
Fay Vale called the store at 9:30 to report that the Common shelduck is still being seen. She and Peter spotted it where it has been seen repeatedly, in the pond south of the entrance to Odiorne State Park.

Barrett S Bacall

Steve Grinley
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194 Route 1
Route 1 Traffic Circle
Newburyport, MA 01950
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Date: 9/8/17 4:43 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (07 Sep 2017) 10 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 19 19
Bald Eagle 2 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 3
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2 30 30
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 2 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 10 68 68
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Carol Sweeney, Kathleen Brockett, Kathy Bennett,
Nancy Kursewicz, Phil Brown

Visitors:
Thirty-five visitors today - thanks for your wonderful company and
conversation!



Weather:
Partly to mostly cloudy skies, and a light to moderate breeze, NW in the
morning, switching to WSW by mid-afternoon. Temps from the low 60's to the
mid 70's.

Raptor Observations:
A slower than expected day for migrants, but with decent diversity
especially if you include the non-migrants seen today (Red-tails, sharpie,
Cooper's, TV's). Most migrants were seen in the morning hours.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Dickcissel, a new bird for the Carter Hill species list according to our
records, was seen in the afternoon in the berry bushes. Other highlights:
Black-and-white, Magnolia, and Pine Warblers, Purple Finch, 8 Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds, 8 Monarchs, 4 Common Nighthawks. 39 species of birds were
seen or heard.

Predictions:
A similar weather pattern, but hopefully there will be a few more migrant
raptors than today. Come for the Dickcissel and then drop by the platform
to help spot a few raptors!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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


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Date: 9/8/17 2:58 am
From: <heather2cb...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Dickcissel
A Dickcissel was feeding with a flock of Bobolink close to the farm near
the partially paved trail on the south side of Cherry Hill Reservoir in
West Newbury yesterday around noon.

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Date: 9/7/17 9:14 pm
From: eric masterson <erictheirish...>
Subject: [NHBirds] huge movement of nocturnal migrants
Right now (midnight), huge movement of birds over the yard, biggest I can
remember in several years.

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Date: 9/7/17 7:55 pm
From: Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bay-breasted and Tennessee Warblers
This morning, I stayed close to home and birded the Thorne Pond Conservation area in Bartlett. It is a small area opposite the entrance to the Bear Peak section of Attitash ski resort and can be worth a visit during spring and fall migration. There were a couple of good waves of migrants highlighted by several Bay-breasted and Tennessee Warblers which were very “cooperative” giving some close and prolonged views. Photos are attached to my eBird post.

I am not sure if I am just getting used to the fall timing and areas here after 4 years or if it has been a good fall for the less common warblers such as Cape May, Bay-breasted and Tennessee.

Today, had 1-2 Red Crossbills at Thorne Pond. I have sent in a recording to the Macauley Lab but not sure if the quality will allow an ID.

Charlie Nims
Bartlett, NH

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Date: 9/7/17 6:44 pm
From: Ken Klapper <kklapper...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Dickcissel - Carter Hill Orchard
A Dickcissel was hanging out in the berry (raspberry/etc) shrubs at Carter
Hill Orchard in Concord this afternoon. This is the same side of the
orchard as the viewing platform, but closer to the woods. This was a pale
individual with just the slightest hint of yellow on the breast, or so it
appeared to me in the late afternoon light. Perhaps the showers occurring
early this evening will convince the bird to stay.

Please be alert that if you do chase this bird that the orchard does not
open to the public until 9am. Please park in the designated
hiker/dogwalker lot or in the area past the viewing platform, and out of
the way of orchard equipment traffic.

Sorry - no photo.

Good birding,
Ken Klapper
Currently in Concord

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Date: 9/7/17 6:19 pm
From: k chamberlin <kchamberlin07...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Ashland Birds
Hello fellow Birders!
Took our usual walk down Mill Pond Rd. today. It started off partly cloudy
and warmed up towards the afternoon. Our area we "bird" in is about an acre
all together. Today was one of our better "drops" of warblers. I only wish
that I had more time...ok, here is our list:

Cape May Warbler -1 Managed several rough pictures
https://flic.kr/p/YfJBF5

Tennessee -Most common bird today! It seemed like every other bird was one,
Kris witnessed one feeding another, we have never seen anything like this
here in 8 years. Usually we are lucky to see one or two.
https://flic.kr/p/YvLSCZ
https://flic.kr/p/Yih8cp

Pine-2
Palm-8
Redstart-4
C.Yellow Throat-2
Yellow Rump-12
Magnolia-6
Chestnut-4
Black Throated Blue-Pair
Black Throated Green-8
https://flic.kr/p/YvLJtc
Nashville-1
N. Parula-5

Red Eye Vireo-2
Blue Headed Vireo-1
Philadelphia Vireo-2
https://flic.kr/p/YvLmaV
Warbling Vireo-2

Scarlet Tanager-2
Phoebe-12
"Trails" Flycatcher 1 or 2 with phoebes
YB Sapsucker-2
Pileated-1
Hairy-1
Waxwings-15
Night Hawk-5
Raven-1
Coopers Hawk-1

Happy Birding From Ashland, NH
Keith Chamberlin and Kris Gozdenovich

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Date: 9/7/17 5:32 pm
From: Fred Sladen <fwsladen...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Raptors in Bradford, Sutton, Plum Island
Within the last week, I have seen an adult Sharp-shinned Hawk sitting on
my feeders in Bradford, two Kestrels attacking a Red-tailed Hawk on
Baker Road in North Sutton, and a Broad-winged Hawk seen on two
occasions on Seamans Road in New London. Today, at Plum Island (I know
it's not NH), several Red-tailed Hawks, one being harassed by Crows,
three Northern Harriers playing tag around a large clump of trees near
one of the dykes, and, at separate times and on several occasions, a
Merlin, then a Peregrine, putting up many hundreds of shorebirds. Also,
one Osprey flying over the ponds.

Fred Sladen

Bradford NH

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Date: 9/7/17 5:06 pm
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Eagle Optics going out of business
Listfolk,

I heard today that Eagle Optics, the online retailer of binoculars
and scopes of all sizes and brands, is sadly going out of business at
the end of the year. They're holding a going-out-of-business sale,
with 20% or more off all products. Many of the models they offer are
already marked "no longer available" at their website, especially the
scopes, but many remain.

I've been thinking of getting a new pair of binoculars, and finally
joining the ranks of roof-prism users (I've always used Porro-prism
binoculars in the past). Some of the prices at Eagle right now have
me thinking of also breaking a longstanding rule of mine and buying a
new pair of binocs without trying them out first. Anybody have any
insight to offer about Eagle's own Eagle Optics Ranger ED 8x42
binoculars? (And to be honest, the chance to buy a pair of Zeiss
Conquest HD binocs for a price that's well below four digits is
mightily attractive too.)

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH

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Date: 9/7/17 12:49 pm
From: Kathy Dube <kdube...>
Subject: [NHBirds] warblers, sparrows
Many warblers and sparrows passing thru my yard since noon today.

Black throated green
Magnolia
Black and White
Nashville
Canada
Pine

Song sparrows
Chipping
Juncos

Black capped chickadees, many, more than usual

Kathy Dube
Berlin

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Date: 9/7/17 10:30 am
From: ROBERT SWEET <rgsweet...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Hooksett is asking, any raptors moving????, the sky has cleared here and nothing other than resident TV'S in 1 - 1/2 hrs of looking up.....
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Date: 9/7/17 8:15 am
From: Joe Scott <joexcski...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Fryeburg Harbor after the rain
Yesterday's all day soaker was just what we needed in the sod farms of
North Fryeburg. Highlights included:

Old River Road - Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Blue-winged
Teal (4), Killdeer (18), and a flyover group of 6 Sandhill Cranes. The
cranes flew west and dropped below the tree line, appearing to drop into a
field on McNeil Road. Half an hour later though, we could not relocate the
cranes on McNeil Road.

McNeil Road - Brown Thrasher (resident), White-throated, Savannah and Song
Sparrows.

Harbor Road - Kestrel (2), Kingfisher

Joe Scott
Chatham NH

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Date: 9/7/17 7:26 am
From: Jean <jmullen43...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Eastern Mass Hawkwarch Meeting- Looking for Ride from Portsmouth
 

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Date: 9/6/17 11:40 am
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Tuckahoe Turf Farm in Berwick, ME
For those of you who may bird "across the border" in Berwick, ME, there
are some rules regarding visitation at this location.  Thanks to Ken
Janes for the update.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

> *From:* Ken Janes
> *Sent:* Monday, September 4, 2017 4:06 PM
> *To:* Maine birds
> *Subject:* [Maine-birds] Tuckahoe Turf Farm
> This is an update on birding at Tuckahoe Turf Farm in Berwick, Maine. 
> First, the name of the farm has been changed to Harvard Turf Farm so
> the eBird Hotspot name will be changed accordingly. Secondly, the
> company has placed some restrictions on access. There had been some
> damage to newly planted areas as birders drove into the fields where
> there had been some roads in the past.  The manager was going to
> restrict access completely but has agreed to allow birders onto the
> property but on a walking basis only.  The management will allow
> parking at their offices on Hubbard Rd and they have asked that
> walkers stay on the roads and not venture out onto the grass since
> they often spray crop protection chemicals. He will allow vehicles
> with Handicap designation driving access if the gate is open but they
> must stay on the roads also.   Remember this is a working farm with
> large trucks, tractors, mowers and irrigation equipment so be sure to
> stay out of the way of the workers when visiting.
> The Bates family that owns the farm and their manager are very
> interested in making the property available to birders and they
> understand that it is an important migration stop for uncommon birds
> such as Baird's Sandpiper and Buff-breasted Sandpiper as well as
> Golden Plovers.  Their cooperation is greatly appreciated so please
> treat the property with respect and hopefully we will have a good
> relationship going forward.
> Ken Janes
> Kennebunk Beach

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Date: 9/6/17 11:23 am
From: Patience Chamberlin <patiencechamberlin...>
Subject: [NHBirds] MacGillivary's warbler-no
Searched the area at Odiorne to no avail at @2pm.
Just a couple of common yellowthroat females to startle me.

Patience Chamberlin
New Castle

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Date: 9/6/17 10:43 am
From: Samuel Lewis <samlewis100...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Turkey Vultures Epping
Large kettle of 17 turkey vultures over route 125 by the Cumberland Farms.

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Date: 9/6/17 8:47 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (02 Sep 2017) 16 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 1 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 3 3
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 12 17 17
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 16 25 25
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Doug Bechtel, Mark Suomala, Maureen Joyce, Mike Bourgault,
Pam Hunt, Paul Bourgault, Steve Manifold

Visitors:
231 - it was great spending time enjoying nature with old friends and new!
Thanks for coming up.


Weather:
Partly cloudy, a light west to northwest breeze, and temps from the low
50's to the low 70's. A perfect late-summer day in New England!

Raptor Observations:
Similar to yesterday, but with an uptick in Broad-wings.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights include a Pileated Woodpecker flying back and forth over the
orchard, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided Warbler, House Wren, Bobolinks in
the farm fields, Canada Geese (skeins of 7 and 34), Common Nighthawks (6),
a Great Blue Heron riding a thermal (and not taking a single flap), a
Double-crested Cormorant, and a flock of three Tringa sp (yellowlegs)
flying west. Thirty-six species of birds and three Monarchs. Just after
3pm a "mini-kettle" of three gliders entertained us and made us reflect on
how birds not only inspire naturalists, but also aeronautical engineers!

Predictions:
Looks like a rainout - the remnants of Hurricane Harvey should keep
migrants grounded. Monday looks promising.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/6/17 8:16 am
From: Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks--197
By the time I began monitoring the nighthawk migration at 5:15 PM, the rain
had already started at the northern end of Concord. To the south, however,
there was a steady stream of birds flying from the Pembroke area towards Bow
(east to west). I counted 197 birds, before the skies opened up at about six
o'clock. Later, there was an e-mail from Dot Currier saying she had had
about 500 nighthawks over the community gardens on Birch St., just before
the rains started. Obviously, the hazy conditions were a challenge, and a
good number of birds eluded detection from my perch on the parking garage.



Over in Vermont but along the Connecticut River, Don Clark watches at about
the same latitude as Concord. He noticed that there was a flying ant hatch
after the rain subsided in his area and decided to give some monitoring a
try. The flight in his area was spectacular; he had nearly 4100 birds in a
half hour!



Meanwhile a report from Bar Harbor, Maine, described a good flight last
evening in that area, as well. While the migration of nighthawks is winding
down and today's weather is not conducive for a watch, there may still be a
night or two of good flights ahead.



Zeke Cornell

Bow, NH





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Date: 9/6/17 8:05 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (01 Sep 2017) 9 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Total: 9 9 9
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Ken Bednars, Mike Bourgault, Paul Bourgault, Phil Brown

Visitors:
This is the 10th continuous year of counting raptors and other migrants at
the Carter Hill Observatory - certainly an important milestone, and a
multitude of thanks is due to all the donors, volunteers, visitors, staff
and other supporters who have made this possible! A special thank you as
well to the Larocque family for hosting us at your home and business!
About 136 people braved the wind on the platform to admire the landscape,
spend quality time with friends and family, and look for and chat about
raptors, migration, and nature.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy, cool and blustery - and actually downright cold to start.
Winds from the NW in the high teens, gusting to near 30mph by late morning,
but easing to the low teens by the afternoon (but still gusty).
Temperatures ranged from the low 50's to the mid-60's, but it felt like it
was in the 40's during the morning hours.

Raptor Observations:
Single migrants of several species (Osprey, adult Bald Eagle at 11:15, and
a Sharpie), along with a small handful of Broad-wings, migrating singly.
Local birds, including Bald Eagles (at least two pairs of adults and an
immature), Red-tailed Hawks, Cooper's and Sharpies, and Turkey Vultures
gave us something interesting to look at for most of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights include Nashville & Black-throated Green Warblers, Common
Yellowthroats, Scarlet Tanagers, Bobolinks, Least Flycatcher, RT
Hummingbirds, Barn Swallows, Eastern Bluebirds, Indigo Buntings and even a
migrating Monarch. Two adult loons, probably a local pair, gave a
spectacular show calling and circling around the orchard in the morning.
Thirty-one species or birds were recorded for the day.

Predictions:
Light NW winds and sunny skies should predominate - we should have higher
numbers of migrants unless the winds peter out altogether, but in the very
least we should enjoy a most pleasant Saturday outside.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/5/17 9:19 pm
From: Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Stilt Sandpiper, Glossy Ibis and warblers plus some Red Crossbill observations
With the cancellation of the NH Audubon pelagic today (Tuesday), Joe Scott and I used the day to bird from the Mt. Washington Valley to Pickering Ponds. The best finds were a Stilt Sandpiper and Glossy Ibis at Rochester WTP (pics on eBird posting) along with a couple Philadelphia Vireos at Cross Valley Rd. in Jackson and some nice warblers including Tennessee, Canada, Mourning, Wilson and Prairie.

Other interesting sights were Olive-sided Flycatcher at Cross Valley Rd, an adult Bald Eagle at Pickering Ponds (we missed on Black Tern), an adult Goldfinch feeding juveniles (pic posted to eBird), an American Kestrel at Pickering Ponds and the WTP (I’m sure the same bird) as well as a Blue-winged and Green-winged Teal at the WTP.

In addition to the locations previously mentioned, we also stopped at Dahl WS (N. Conway) and a Rte. 16 pullout north of Ossipee.

On a separate note, as many have mentioned on the listserv, there are lots of Red Crossbills (RECR) around. I have had them on almost all hikes in the Whites the past month (except about treeline) as well as in the “lowlands” such as Freedom Town Forest, Huntress Bridge Rd. and Thorne Pond Conservation Area (Bartlett). At the latter location, on Sunday I had 11-12 RECR’s including a very young (streaked breast, belly) bird—pics posted to eBIrd. On my hikes (Stanton, Crawford, Kearsage North, etc.) I am usually getting 2-3 RECR’s. I have sent in a sound recording to the Macauley lab at Cornell. It will be interesting to see if they are around in such numbers for the winter. I also have had White-winged Crossbills on the AT near Ethan Pond.

Charlie Nims
Bartlett, NH

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Date: 9/5/17 5:52 pm
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Mourning Warbler. - Pittsfield
Had a nice female Mourning Warbler this morning in Pittsfield.

It was interested to compare this female Mourning Warbler to the female MacGilivray's .

The female Mourning in fall can have a thinner eye ring, which is split, but near complete at the back. And the Mourning has yellowish throat vs gray as in the MacGilivray's. Bill and legs appear to be more pink on Mourning also.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/30833180@N00/37054598305/in/album-72157686263461083/

Andrea Robbins
Pittsfield, NH


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Date: 9/5/17 4:12 pm
From: Scott Spangenberg <sjspangenberg...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nighthawks At the Diner; 0 to 59 in six seconds
Tonight, we went out back and starting watching for nighthawks at 5PM. Perhaps we should have started earlier, because at 5:00:06 we had 59! From then on, the nighthawks came in kettles, dropping from very, very high (seemingly out of thin air) and then spreading out to either feed or move on. We finished counting at 6:55PM with 1301 Common Nighthawks tonight, a record for this location, and I think for Amherst as well. This was very exciting.

As the first nighthawks appeared, we also noticed that ants were hatching by the hundreds in the yard, so that’s probably what they were finding.

Scott Spangenberg & Frances Doyle
Amherst, NH

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Date: 9/5/17 3:34 pm
From: Jillian Price <jillian.price1918...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Exeter nighthawks
24 nighthawks seen flying over the Morrissette Conservation Area in Exeter
this afternoon. Also a few migrating grackles. Not much activity, as I
think most wildlife was out of the open before the storm (smarter than me!!)

Jillian Price
Exeter

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Date: 9/5/17 2:57 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (05 Sep 2017) 9 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 19 19
Bald Eagle 1 7 7
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 10 10
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1 37 37
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 2 2

Total: 9 84 84
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Henry Walters

Observers: Al Grimstad, Cynthia Nichols, Nancy Moreau, Tom Baillio

Visitors:
A great bunch of observers kept the sky covered while the counter gave
crude crew cuts to a few of the spruces shading out our horizon. 16 other
visitors to the platform, not counting a number of hickory tussock moth
caterpillars (Lophocampa caryae). They seem to be everywhere this
September, dapper black and white fellows sporting large black tufts on
either end. Don't handle them, as they can dole out a serious rash.


Weather:
Strong southwest winds sabotaged observation today, pushing in a warm, wet
haze that limited visibility and kept all but the largest migrants down too
low for sight.

Raptor Observations:
A few ospreys managed to sneak above the ridgetops briefly before sinking
down out of the wind. One juvenile eagle gave us a flash of its white
armpits on its way by.

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummingbirds, undeterred by south winds, matched the mighty raptors today,
9 of them whipping through during the course of the day. Chimney Swift (4),
Tree Swallow (4), Northern Flicker, and a Black-throated Green Warbler were
other migrants of note. Around noon a flock of 15 dowitcher-sized
shorebirds flashed past to the east, too fast to be properly seen.
Butterflies: one monarch in transit, and a couple white admirals feeding on
the meadowsweet.

Predictions:
Rain and thunder--stay home and keep a roof over your head tomorrow.
Forecasts are changing quickly, but Thursday may turn out to be a good day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Henry Walters (<walters.henry...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/5/17 2:31 pm
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nighthawks now
Moving ahead of the storm in concord and Hopkinson.

Phil Brown

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Date: 9/5/17 12:27 pm
From: Steven Liffmann <liffmanns...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Immature Bald Eagle - Salem NH
Arlington Pond -9/5/17 3:15 PM - Immature Bald Eagle circled over the
pond, swooped in for a fish, came up empty. Landed for a short time in a
nearby Oak and then flew west across the pond.

The Eagle has a band on each leg. One silver, the other orange or gold.

Photos - https://www.flickr.com/photos/sliffmann/?

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Date: 9/5/17 11:01 am
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sanderling - Lake Sunapee
Yesterday I was working at a lakeside estate in New London cleaning up the wrack on the edge of an expansive beach on the property. To my surprise I was joined by a SANDERLING cruising the edge of the beach chasing the waves and grabbing food here and there. It made its way south passing me at about 10-15' before finally turning around a bend and out of sight. This is my first inland sighting of this species.
https://flic.kr/p/Ydgytt
https://flic.kr/p/YaBjB9

-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Date: 9/5/17 10:24 am
From: Charlie Nims <charlie.nims...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Stilt Sandpiper and Glossy Ibis
Joe Scott and I are on the Stilt now at Rochester WTP. GLIB should still be around. No sign of Black Tern here nor at Pickering Ponds.

Charlie Nims
Bartlett, NH

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Date: 9/5/17 5:44 am
From: Patricia Wood <patriciamaxwellwood...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Common Nighthawks seen in Exeter 4 Sep
Five Common Nighthawks were seen flying overhead on the easterly side of
Route 88 in Exeter last evening between 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

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Date: 9/5/17 4:54 am
From: Ed Norton <etnorton...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carolina wren nest camera
Looks like the live feed died overnight.

I've restarted it. Here is the new address.

https://youtu.be/PVkxIRJphhQ

I'll not bother everyone with updates every time this happens, but the first time I figured it would be okay.

In the future if the link takes you to an archived feed just search for "Angie and Ed's Carolina Wren Nest"


See my original post for the details.

Cheers
Ed Norton
Newmarket NH

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Date: 9/4/17 7:28 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, September 4, 2017
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, September 4th,
2017.



A female MACGILLIVRAY’S WARBLER was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye
on September 4th. It was seen foraging low in goldenrod along the Boy Scout
Trail. A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen in the same general area, also on the
4th.



2 DICKCISSELS were seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on September 4th.



A WILSON’S PHALAROPE was seen at the Little River Salt Marsh in North
Hampton on August 29th.



A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was seen at the Lancaster Wastewater Treatment Plant
on August 27th, and has continued to be seen through the past week. It was
last reported on September 3rd.



2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment
Plant on September 2nd. The Plant is closed to birders during the week and
is only open to birders on weekends if there are no workers present.



A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen at North Hampton State Beach on September
2nd.



A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen at Copps Pond in Tuftonboro on August 29th.



A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was seen at the Charlestown Wastewater Treatment Plant
on August 30th.



A BLACK TERN was seen at the Pickering Ponds in Rochester on September 3rd
and 4th.



Birders scanning the ocean from Rye Harbor State Park on September 3rd
reported many migrating birds moving south. Highlights included: a NORTHERN
PINTAIL, a CORY'S SHEARWATER, a GREAT SHEARWATER, 680 NORTHERN GANNETS, 12
LAUGHING GULLS, a LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, and a FORSTER'S TERN.



A family group of 2 adult SANDHILL CRANES and a young SANDHILL CRANE were
seen in fields along Plains Road in Monroe on September 4th. If you look for
these birds, do not enter the fields, as they are private property.



A SANDHILL CRANE has been seen on multiple days during the past week in
fields along Rollins Road in the vicinity of the Anderson Farm in
Rollinsford. It was last reported on September 2nd.



2 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS and 16 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen in
the dunes along Route 1A in Seabrook on September 2nd.



An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON has been present at the Pickering Ponds in
Rochester during the past week, and was last reported on August 31st.



A GREAT EGRET was seen in Columbia on September 1st, and 1 was seen in
Hinsdale on the 4th.



A RED-NECKED GREBE was reported from Mascoma Lake on September 2nd.



A GREAT CORMORANT was seen below the Wilder Dam on the Connecticut River on
September 3rd.



A BICKNELL’S THRUSH was reported from Mount Washington on September 2nd.



2 BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS were reported from the Pondicherry National
Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson on September 2nd.



A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen in Freedom on August 30th.



There were numerous reports of migrating mixed-species flocks of WARBLERS
during the past week. Highlights included numerous CAPE MAY WARBLERS,
TENNESSEE WARBLERS, and BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS reported from scattered
locations.



WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS and/or RED CROSSBILLS were reported from
Peterborough, Freedom, Effingham, Bethlehem, and Lempster during the past
week.



A COMMON SHELDUCK of unknown origin was photographed in Rye on August 13th.
It has been seen every day during the past week in pools located in the salt
marshes on the west side of Route 1A just south of Odiorne Point State Park
in Rye, and was last reported on September 4th. Speculation is that this may
be an escaped captive-raised bird. However, there is also the possibility
that this is a vagrant wild bird. The duck refuses to comment so we will
probably never know its true origin, but it is free for all to admire.



COMMON NIGHTHAWK southbound migration continues, and there were several
reports during the past week. Highlights included: 92 in Freedom on August
29th, 300 in Westmoreland on the 30th, 1,050 in Concord on the 30th, 125 in
Nashua on the 30th, 100 in Charlestown on the 30th, 1,399 in Hancock on the
30th, 75 in Bradford on September 2nd, 740 in Hancock on the 2nd, 156 in
Concord on the 2nd, 207 in Amherst on the 4th, 50 in New London on the 4th,
50 in Hooksett on the 4th, 137 in Hancock on the 4th, and 477 in Concord on
the 4th.



RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough, and at the
Carter Hill Observatory in Concord. Be sure to visit these New Hampshire
Audubon staffed observatories this fall season to help out with the counts!



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


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Date: 9/4/17 7:13 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (04 Sep 2017) 33 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 13 13 13
Bald Eagle 2 2 2
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 11 11 11
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 2 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 33 33 33
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Paul Bourgault

Observers: Kathy Bennett, Mark Timmerman, Maureen Joyce, Steve Bennett,
Steve Manifold, Susan Wrisley, with many more....

Visitors:
Many visitors up to the platform today. About 250 in total.


Weather:
Beautiful! Temperatures reaching 76 degrees with moderate winds from the
west and southwest.

Raptor Observations:
Quite a few raptors today, with great sightings of several osprey overhead,
with two eagles passing by aswell.

Around noontime, a Red Shouldered Hawk flew by catching many dragonflies
and eating them on his journey to warmer climate.

First raptor: Cooper's Hawk | 9:35am EST
Last raptor: Osprey | 3:39pm EST

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Nighthawk: 127, kettles of 30-40
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird: 8
Barn Swallow: 2

Predictions:
Afternoon showers, possibly a few raptors in the morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Paul Bourgault (<paulbourgault1...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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


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Date: 9/4/17 6:47 pm
From: Donna Ellis <donnaellis1014...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Common Nighthawks Hopkinton Lake
We were kayaking this afternoon and around 3:40 we saw a group of 5
nighthawks feeding and heading south. There were a few other small groups
doing the same. Then larger groups started heading north or east around
4:30. We saw over 140. It was hard to keep up at times while in a kayak.

Donna Ellis
Henniker

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Date: 9/4/17 6:35 pm
From: Joshua Jarvis <menasor77...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Great Egret, Hinsdale.
I saw a great Egret today in Hinsdale at the back of the setbacks where a
grassy path seperates water on each side.,He approached within 5 feet of me
before flying further down the setback path. I passed him on leaving and he
did not fly off, he is fairly fearless.

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Date: 9/4/17 6:13 pm
From: Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks--477
With the temps in the upper 70's and a southerly breeze, there was a nice
flight of nighthawks this evening. We counted 477, but could have missed a
few, as it was a bit hazy. A thank you, of course, to the other six folks
who pitched in.



Tomorrow has some favorable temps and winds forecasted, but if the
thunderstorms arrive, the monitoring becomes pretty difficulty. It will most
likely be the final effort at this. year's monitoring. The season total to
this point has been 3,565 birds. And, again, thank you to everyone who has
joined in on this year's migration watch.



Zeke Cornell

Bow, NH

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Date: 9/4/17 6:09 pm
From: Tom McShane <tetamcfam...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nighthawks Manchester
At least 20 feeding in the area of Home Depot on S. Willow St. at 7:30 tonight. Probably more but did not have the time to stay and observe. Tom McShane Manchester

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Date: 9/4/17 4:51 pm
From: Ed Norton <etnorton...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carolina wren nest camera
Hey everyone,

A few weeks ago a pair of Carolina Wrens began nesting on our deck. Before she moved in, my wife and I installed a high zoom security camera at a safe distance and aimed it at the nest (it has remote control pan-tilt-zoom to make it easier).

This evening was the first view of the young (only moving shadows really), so I put a live stream up on YouTube. I'll try and keep it up as much as my internet can stand it. YouTube allows you to rewind live streams up to 4 hours like a DVR, so although it's nighttime now you can rewind to earlier when there was more activity (check out around 7pm tonight).

Here is the link:
https://youtu.be/hwYzDFXYDAc

We'll try and post some highlight videos from the stream here and there.

We're so happy for our little friend.

Share and enjoy,
Ed and Angie Norton
Newmarket, NH

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Date: 9/4/17 4:51 pm
From: 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 137 Nighthawks Powder Mill Pond
Nighthawks were still moving tonight and from our deck we had 137. Interestingly we saw 3 nighthawks feeding at 2:30 pm. The rest came starting at 4:30 pm. Birds were flying fast and direct, not feeding, and almost all were headed south.
Lillian and Don Stokes
Hancock

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Date: 9/4/17 4:42 pm
From: Scott Spangenberg <sjspangenberg...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Nightawks on the Move
The last nighthawk passed over the house at 5:56PM for a total of 207
individual nighthawks. A long way from our record for the location, but
the highest tally this season.

Scott Spangenberg
Amherst, NH

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Date: 9/4/17 4:42 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (04 Sep 2017) 18 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 13 13
Bald Eagle 2 6 6
Northern Harrier 1 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 10 10
Cooper's Hawk 1 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 3 36 36
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 18 75 75
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Iain MacLeod

Observers: Al Grimstad, Andre Moraes, Cliff Otto, Jerry Gonville,
Mike Gebo, Philip Kirkhart, Tom Delaney

Visitors:
175


Weather:
Blustery but pleasant with plenty of clouds.

Raptor Observations:
A trickle

Non-raptor Observations:
Several Cedar Waxwings, 3 Hummingbirds, 10 nighthawks

Predictions:
Good in the morning. Rain in pm
========================================================================
Report submitted by Iain MacLeod (<pandiain.im...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


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Date: 9/4/17 4:33 pm
From: ROBERT SWEET <rgsweet...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Hooksett - final nighthawk total 51 - migrating
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Date: 9/4/17 4:23 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] MacGillivray's Warbler in Rye - More info
The MacGillivray's Warbler found by Ben and Lauren and Jason continued
to be seen through at least 12:30 PM.  It was foraging low, on or near
the ground in or near the patches of goldenrod at the east end of the
Boy Scout Trail in the south end of Odiorne Point State Park.  Just
south of the south end of the parking lot. It was only seen in this area.

It was difficult to get good looks at, but periodically was very vocal
and would climb up into nearby trees and shrubs for good views.  When it
called, it resembled (to my ears) a distant cardinal call note, but the
call was loud and a good way to detect it.  Hard to find, but a rare
bird for NH.  This will likely be the first "documented" (with photos)
record for the State.

Given the weather pattern, it may stick around through tomorrow or
longer.  Hopefully.  Lots of folks got to see it today.  A few photos:

Me
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/37030579775/in/dateposted/

Ben Griffith
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/bgriffith/36884901691/in/feed

Len Medlock
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock/36838987206/in/feed

Leo Mckillop
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https://www.flickr.com/photos/28422494@N02/36860334292/in/feed

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 9/4/17 4:21 pm
From: Len Medlock <lenmedlock...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 32 Common Nighthawks at Exeter WTP and photos of other stuff on the coast
Finished the day viewing Common Nighthawks over Exeter's WTP, but a fine day seeing so many friends at Ben's, Lauren's, and Jason's MacGillivray's Warbler. We all wish you well, Lauren and Ben--Massachusetts is sure lucky to have you two heading down.

Common Shelduck-yup, still hanging around in same pools south of Odiorne.
Cape May Warbler-1 coming in to Steve's mighty pishing machine
MacGillivray's Warbler-1 ground-loving little lady
Common Nighthawk-32 after 2+ hours of viewing at Exeter's WTP

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

Len
Exeter, NH

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Date: 9/4/17 4:11 pm
From: Jane Rice <moultnews...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nighthawks in Meredith

Saw ten or so over the lake off Meredith Neck, so headed up to the village to check swamp where i saw 500 plus last year, so far only another 25 or so, headed south.

Jane Rice


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Date: 9/4/17 4:06 pm
From: ROBERT SWEET <rgsweet...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Hooksett - 8 nighthawks in last 10 minutes, migration mode, make that 11......
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Date: 9/4/17 3:39 pm
From: Samuel Lewis <samlewis100...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nighthawks Epping
Looking at a growing crowd of Nighthawks right around the Epping Lowe's
parking lot. The number keeps going up. We started with 2 then 3, 4, 7,
10... and counting.
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Exeter, NH

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Date: 9/4/17 2:02 pm
From: David Govatski <david.govatski...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bay-breasted Warblers in Stark
We bushwhacked up the appropriately named Devil's Slide in Stark on Monday. At the top we had a warbler mini-fallout that included at least 4 bay-breasted, 4 Tennessee and 2 blackpoll warblers, plus several red-eyed vireos. A couple of turkey vultures were noted flying by the cliffs. There is a steep trail that comes up the gentler west side that we took down. The rocky ridge at the top of the cliffs are dominated by red pine, red spruce, white cedar, and red oak and provide fabulous views. Stark is an iconic NH town located in Coos County, NH. The covered bridge and spectacular setting is a favorite with photographers and visitors.

David Govatski
Jefferson, NH

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Date: 9/4/17 1:45 pm
From: Christian Martin <cmartin...>
Subject: RE: [NHBirds] Nightawks on the Move
50 common nighthawks over County Rd area of New London between 430 and 440pm, foraging into a south wind and moving generally north to south.

- Chris

Chris Martin
Senior Biologist, NH Audubon
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84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH 03301
603/224-9909, ext. 317 (office)
603/226-0902 (fax)

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New Hampshire Audubon - Protecting New Hampshire's natural environment for wildlife and for people.

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Sent: Monday, September 4, 2017 4:22 PM
To: NH Birds
Subject: [NHBirds] Nightawks on the Move

85 Common Nightawks already as of 4:21PM. Hard to keep up with them!

Scott Spangenberg
Amherst, NH

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Date: 9/4/17 1:22 pm
From: Scott Spangenberg <sjspangenberg...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nightawks on the Move
85 Common Nightawks already as of 4:21PM. Hard to keep up with them!

Scott Spangenberg
Amherst, NH

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Date: 9/4/17 11:30 am
From: Sylvia Miskoe <sylviasmiskoe...>
Subject: [NHBirds] peaceable pond
There are 5 islands of lily pads on my back yard pond. In about a half
hour I counted 12 painted turtles of varying size and 13 frogs of small to
not so small size. At one point there was a large painted turtle but it
disappeared when I began counting.
4 barn swallows continued hunting insects.
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord

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Date: 9/4/17 8:25 am
From: Martha Wilson <quilter.martha...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Common shelduck present in pools south of odiorne point


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Date: 9/4/17 7:48 am
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Monday Morning Wave.

The warblers continue this morning at 7:40. Gone 15 minutes later.
Light was terrible with cloud blocking the sun and a bright background. Did manage the following:

Black-throated Green Warbler 7
Nashville 3
Blackburnian 3
Black and White 2

UFO about 15.

Several Red-eyed Vireos and a couple Blue-headed Vireos swept through, and an Eastern Wood Pewee was calling repeatedly.

What I’ve not yet seen… any thrush species in the yard or meadows. I’ve seen flocks f robins in other locations, but none here for a couple weeks.
I have several hawthorns with good crops awaiting, some lingering dogwood fruit too.

Starting to see flickers, and heard a Pileated this morning.

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Date: 9/4/17 6:20 am
From: Lauren Kras <lauren.kras...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Macgilivrays warbler - Odiorne State Park
Ben Griffith, Jason Lambert, and I just found female Macgillivrays Warbler
at Odiorne in Rye along east side of the Boy Scout trail.

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Date: 9/4/17 5:23 am
From: Steve Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Clay - colored Sparrow in Rye. Black Tern in Rochester
Jason Lambert reports Clay-colored Sparrow at east end of Boy Scout trail
toward parking lot at Odiorne with female Mourning Warbler.

Allan Murray reports juvenile Black Tern at Pond 1 at Trails at Pickering
Ponds i in Rochester.

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Date: 9/4/17 4:56 am
From: Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...>
Subject: [NHBirds] phalarope
The Red-necked Phalarope was busy in the rain yesterday at Lancaster WTP.
Immature hummer still here at our bee balm.

Sandy and Mark Turner
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Date: 9/4/17 4:44 am
From: chris gagnon <cgagnon...>
Subject: [NHBirds] American Pipit w/pic
I spent the weekend in a town up by Errol this weekend situated on a relatively high mountain pond. The pond offered up loons, mergansers, kingfishers, cedar waxwings, a lone gull, and I was surprised when 4 birds, which I think were American Pipits, showed up on the beach.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/138601499@N02/36878329341/in/dateposted-public/

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Hooksett, NH

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Date: 9/3/17 6:35 pm
From: David Lipsy <dlipsy...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 09-02-17 Exeter WWTP Images - Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Ring-necked Gull, Greater Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Peregrine Falcon, Blue Winged Teal.
Hello all,

I had a fun day out yesterday. Steve Bennett came by as well as a cameo appearance by Steve and Jane Mirick.
The lighting was great for both scope viewing and photography. The shorebirds were put up a few times by a Peregrine that seemed to be simply scanning the neighborhood as no real attempts were made on the peeps.

Here is a link to just a few of the 800+ images I took. (10 frames) I hope you enjoy them.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/65293799@N04/albums/72157688084016036 <https://www.flickr.com/photos/65293799@N04/albums/72157688084016036>

This day also marked the first day I took my new power wheelchair out into the field for a shoot. The chair worked very well… I can't say the same for me and the ramp. I messed up on the trajectory in lining it up at the top... one of the balancing wheels caught the far lip... I almost lost the thing over the side, but I was able to slowly slide it to the ground without blowing my back out again (I think), and hopefully not damaging the chair underside in the process

I plan to get a power lift installed in my truck as soon as I raise enough $$ for it. (If anyone is interested in donating, please contact me off list for the links to the two fundraising sites. Still another $2,500.00 or so to go). That will solve that problem. I did end up tweaking my lower lumbar region a bit, so today I spent against a heating pad editing this shoot. I don’t think I will be heading out alone again until I get that lift. I can’t wait! Thank you to Steve Bennett for standing by as I got the chair back up the ramp and into the truck.

I hand held the 500mm… I am going to need to figure out a way to make a mount to hold a monopod with a gimbal head in such a way I can keep it out of the way of viewing until needed. Some well placed tubes should give me what I need to start off with. One also to hold the tripod for my scope as well. I’ll have the chair all tricked out soon enough.

Good Birds and great Skies to all.
David


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Date: 9/3/17 3:48 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (02 Sep 2017) 45 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 6 6
Bald Eagle 4 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 8 8
Cooper's Hawk 1 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 28 33 33
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 45 57 57
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Marie Matrano, Mark Timmerman, Michael Burgess, Mike Gebo,
Tom Baillio, Tom Delaney

Visitors:
Many of the day's 154 visitors lingered at the platform; soaking in the
day's perfect weather, asking questions, and swearing to return in a week
or two as migration ramps up.


Weather:
The weather could not have been more beautiful at the mountain. Wisps of
cirrus caressed the sky, thickening to a snowy veil late in the day to hint
of the coming rain. A light northerly breeze died away and turned variable
through the afternoon, blowing just enough to push around migrating Monarch
Butterflies. Temperatures rose from the upper 40s in the morning to the low
70s before dropping back to the 60s as the sun faded behind the building
cloud cover.

Raptor Observations:
Broad-winged Hawks were rising by ones and twos, a nearly even split
between adults and hatch-year birds. Most of today's birds were distant,
the plentiful thermals in the valley and lack of a strong wind to create
orographic lift making the Wapack less of a magnet than it often is.

Non-raptor Observations:
A juvenile White-winged Crossbill stopped by the hawk watch long enough to
pose for pictures and pry open one of a multitude of spruce cones.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Double-crested Cormorant- 3
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 3
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 7
Black-throated Green Warbler- 1
warbler sp.- 8
American Goldfinch- 1
Red-winged Blackbird- 9

Monarch Butterfly- 17

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


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


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Date: 9/3/17 3:43 pm
From: Steve Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sea Watch this morning
Rye Harbor State Park, Rye
Sep 03, 2017
8:30 AM
Stationary
240 minutes
Comments: Sea watch. All except Ravens counted moving south. Excellent
visibility. SE winds 15-20 knots. With Jason Lambert for most of the time.

9 American Black Duck -- 4 flocks.
1 Northern Pintail
19 Green-winged Teal -- Two flocks.
17 White-winged Scoter -- 8 groups.
1 Black Scoter
13 Common Loon
1 Cory's Shearwater
1 Great Shearwater
3 shearwater sp.
680 Northern Gannet -- All carefully counted moving south.
404 Double-crested Cormorant -- Migrating in 24 flocks.
30 Bonaparte's Gull
12 Laughing Gull
1 Lesser Black-backed Gull -- Adult in breeding plumage.
1 Forster's Tern -- Distant flyby. Pale tops of wing. Large head with no
sign of black nape or cap. Glimpse of eye patches. Independently identified
by J. Lambert.
2 Common Raven -- Not migrating, but unusual sighting for location.

Steve Mirick
Bradford MA

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Date: 9/3/17 10:44 am
From: Justin Lawson <justindlawson...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Red-necked Phalarope continues. Lancaster WWTP
just swung by on our way up to Wenlock. bird is still there. back right
pond from the road.
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Date: 9/3/17 10:37 am
From: Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Laughing Gull
While watching 4-5 Gannets in fairly close at our Plaice Cove house around 11 AM, a Laughing Gull flew by heading south. My first one I've seen here this fall.

Rich Aaronian

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Date: 9/3/17 9:15 am
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Warblers now causing hair loss.
Well, I’ve been scratching my head so much over a couple birds that I’m loosing hair. I have good photos but no ID in spite of two warbler guides… some days are like that.
If anyone wants a challenge, contact me off list and I’ll send photos.

The waves continue through the yard and I’ve ID’s of the following in the last two days:
Bay-breasted
Blackburnian
Black and White
Black-throated Green
Black-throated Blue
Ovenbird,
Tennessee
Nashville
Chestnut-sided

Plus a continuing Olive-sided Flycatcher.

John R Williams

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Date: 9/3/17 8:54 am
From: Dylan Pedro <pedro8410...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Mt Washington Highlights-9/2
Hiked up the Tuckerman Ravine and Lion's Head on the way to Mt Washington
yesterday. Conditions were ideal: 60°F, sunny, no to very few clouds! There
were mobs of people along Tuckerman's Ravine, as would be expected on a
holiday weekend with nice weather, but Lion's Head and the Alpine Garden
were less so. Here were the highlights, avian and non-avian:


American Pipits- 1 at the summit, 1 flying over the ravine towards the
summit

Bicknell's Thrush- Surprised to have one calling just below Lion's Head!

Boreal Chickadee- On the ascent along Tuckerman's Ravine trail

Black-throated Green Warblers

Yellow-rumped Warblers

Belted Kingfisher (at pond across from Pinkham Notch Visitor's Center)

Broad-winged Hawk- Cool to see one start at the base and soar skywards on
thermals alone-- Didn't flap once!


Other non-avian highlights:

Canada Darner- on the shelters at Tuckerman Ravine camp

Milbert's Tortoiseshell- at 5500 feet, at least!

White Mountain Fritillary- An active day for these, saw at least three
above the treeline as I hiked.


Here's the eBird list:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38972352


Good Birding

Dylan Pedro

Waterford CT


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Date: 9/3/17 5:53 am
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Subject: [NHBirds] RFI- Nighthawks in Portsmouth?
 

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Date: 9/3/17 5:09 am
From: Al Howard <alanlhoward...>
Subject: RE: [NHBirds] Hooksett - have male H-birds departed your area????? Have not seen one in a couple days.....
Still at least one at out feeders in Derry.
Al Howard
Derry

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Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Hooksett - have male H-birds departed your area????? Have not seen one in a couple days.....

Still have a couple a day here in Deerfield.

Phyllis Yaffie
Deerfield

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> On Sep 2, 2017, at 9:40 PM, Robert Rotberg <rirotberg...> wrote:
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> Hummingbirds still in Madison, south of Conway
>> On Sep 2, 2017, at 8:13 PM, Linda M. Charron <clinda912...> wrote:
>>
>>
>> I continue to have 1 or 2 Hummingbirds. 1 yesterday and 2 today.
>>
>> Linda Charron
>> New Boston, NH
>> Cell: (603) 470-7037
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>> On Sat, 02 Sep 2017 19:28:19 -0400, ROBERT SWEET wrote:
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Date: 9/2/17 7:27 pm
From: Phyllis <pyaffie...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Hooksett - have male H-birds departed your area????? Have not seen one in a couple days.....
Still have a couple a day here in Deerfield.

Phyllis Yaffie
Deerfield

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> On Sep 2, 2017, at 9:40 PM, Robert Rotberg <rirotberg...> wrote:
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> Hummingbirds still in Madison, south of Conway
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>> I continue to have 1 or 2 Hummingbirds. 1 yesterday and 2 today.
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>> New Boston, NH
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Date: 9/2/17 6:44 pm
From: JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...>
Subject: [NHBirds] backroads, biking, birding and blackbacks
Michael and I headed north for a bike trip along the Presidential Rail Trail.

On the way stopped by Mud Pond in search of the Black-Backed Woodpecker, but to no avail (did get a Black Billed Cuckoo), then onto our set destination.

T'was a bit cool as we rode along the Presidential Range, but sunny and pleasant. Not terribly birdy, a few Broad Wings, and Belted Kingfishers on small wetlands, at around 6 miles in, we were stopped cold in our tracks by the baying of a pack of wild wolves (ok, maybe they were dogs, and who knows if they were wild, we weren’t sticking around to find out), a quick turn about toward the start followed. Arriving back earlier than planned, we hiked over to Little Cherry Pond, (where we have been countless times in past in search of the elusive Black Back). Surprisingly the bugs were almost nonexistent, so headed around the trail. At 1/2 way we decided to explore the inner section of “Moose Way” , and not too far along there was tapping, and mere moments later a flurry or woodpecker movemen; Pileated, Downy and not one but two (possibly 3) Black Back Woodpeckers.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38962468 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38962468>

Finally for fun, I tried a video of the BlackBack. Not super still but still fun.

https://youtu.be/1yTlAkdGEfY

Hard to beat that, so we headed toward home, first though, noted a recent report of a Red Neck Phalarope in Lancaster (now just up the road a few minutes) so thought we’d drop in. Very cooperative bird, likely the second bird we spotted on the Wastewater Treatment pond! The bugs were biting so we called it a day.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38961363 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38961363>

Another magical day just playing in the White Mountains.

Jeanne-Marie Maher
Nashua NH

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Date: 9/2/17 6:40 pm
From: Robert Rotberg <rirotberg...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Hooksett - have male H-birds departed your area????? Have not seen one in a couple days.....
Hummingbirds still in Madison, south of Conway
> On Sep 2, 2017, at 8:13 PM, Linda M. Charron <clinda912...> wrote:
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> I continue to have 1 or 2 Hummingbirds. 1 yesterday and 2 today.
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Date: 9/2/17 6:29 pm
From: 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 740 Common Nighthawks Powder Mill Pond
Just when we thought nighthawk numbers
were winding down, we had another big night and had 740 nighthawks over Powder Mill Pond viewed from our deck. One big group of 380 came in a long line at 6:00 from the northeast and headed southwest passing in front of our view of North Pack Monadnock.
Lillian and Don Stokes
Hancock
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Date: 9/2/17 5:14 pm
From: Linda M. Charron <clinda912...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Hooksett - have male H-birds departed your area????? Have not seen one in a couple days.....

I continue to have 1 or 2 Hummingbirds. 1 yesterday and 2 today.

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



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Date: 9/2/17 4:54 pm
From: Christopher McPherson <cmcpherson687...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Woodmont Orchard Dickcissel and the latest orchard conditions
There was a Dickcissel in the west orchard along with several BOBO this
morning!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127251358@N05/36840017641/in/dateposted/

For anyone planning to visit Woodmont Orchard this fall:

Woodmont Orchard in Hollis is undergoing a few changes that may discourage
birders so I wanted to provide an update and some tips on navigating the
recently added drainage "ditches" and latest field configurations. The
west orchard pumpkin field has been complete reconditioned with a major
drainage ditches and resurfacing. it can be challenging to cross the
ditches to get to the fields of wildflowers so I recommend choosing your
crossing wisely, the ditches are shallower the further uphill you go or
avoid the ditches all together and go around them!

The East and West orchard have not been mowed this year so much of the
vegetation is five to six feet tall. In the East orchard Woodmont Dr
offers the best access, the family who own the house in the east orchard
are birder friendly and have preserved 10 acres of orchard for
Pick-your-own-apples! Great place for Common Buckeye butterflies as well!
It appears all of the No trespassing signs have been removed from the lots
at the top of Woodmont Dr. so there is some access on the farm roads.

The West Orchard appears to have better habitat than ever, large fields of
wild flowers, grasses, pumpkins and other crops and the removal of the
aging apple trees has resulted in more grassland bird habitat than in years
past. There are very large brush pile at the top of the west Orchard, just
above the large pumpkin field where dozens of sparrows congregate, it's a
pleasant walk with plenty of Bobolinks along the way.

Good Birding

Chris McPherson
Brookline, NH

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Date: 9/2/17 4:28 pm
From: ROBERT SWEET <rgsweet...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Hooksett - have male H-birds departed your area????? Have not seen one in a couple days.....
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Date: 9/2/17 3:18 pm
From: Fred Sladen <fwsladen...>
Subject: [NHBirds] more nighthawks in Bradford
Another wave of 41 just flew over at 6:15pm heading in a southerly
direction, passing over the 114-103 junction in Bradford.
Fred Sladen

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Date: 9/2/17 2:53 pm
From: Fred Sladen <fwsladen...>
Subject: [NHBirds] nighthawks in Bradford
I just counted 33 nighthawks flying around the 114-103 junction in
Bradford. They flew around for about 45 minutes, then slowly made their
way in a southeasterly direction.

Many flew very low, close enough for me to see feather details without
the use of binoculars! Quite a show!

Fred Sladen

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Date: 9/2/17 2:31 pm
From: Tony Vazzano <tvazzano...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Columbia Great Egret, etc.
Yesterday morning there was a Great Egret in a pond and wetland area on the
west side of Route 3, about a mile south of Columbia village.

In Pittsburg on Wednesday and Thursday I encountered a couple of large mixed
warbler and vireo flocks (maybe 75 birds in each flock). One of them had at
least 12 Tennessee Warblers and the other about 8.

At home in Sandwich this morning there was a group of about 25 birds with 11
species of warblers in the trees around our pond. Only 2 were Tennessee.

Tony Vazzano
Sandwich


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Date: 9/2/17 1:28 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Common Shelduck - NO
I forgot to mention.  We stopped by the pools and searched all of the
pools south of Odiorne, but DID NOT SEE THE SHELDUCK. Apparently it has
been hit or miss lately, but was definitely seen yesterday.

We saw two birders there this morning searching for it with no luck. 
One from Pennsylvania and one from Michigan!

Again, the provenance of this bird is in question.  Not sure how the RBC
will handle it.  But best to check it off to be sure!

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 9/2/17 1:15 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Odds & Ends (2 Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, 3 Buff-breasted Sandpipers and a Sandhill Crane!)
Jane and I covered the coast this morning.  At high tide.  Not a huge
number of shorebirds, but a few to look at.  ZERO Westerns, Baird's or
White-rumps.  Terns and small gulls continue to be scarce.  And I seem
to miss all the Wilson's Phalaropes!  But we did relocate a
Buff-breasted Sandpiper that Kyle Wilmarth found yesterday.  Photos &
Highlights:

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

Green-winged Teal  4
Northern Gannet  135     50+ in tight distant flock off Hampton.
Double-crested Cormorant  35     Migrating.
Great Blue Heron  7     Didn't count birds in Seabrook/Hampton marshes.
Great Egret  13     Didn't count birds in Seabrook/Hampton marshes.
Snowy Egret  34
Green Heron  2     Both on Marsh Road Pond.
Black-crowned Night-Heron  16     Careful count of roosting birds in
Seabrook dunes.  Mix of adults and juveniles.
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON  2     Clearly two different juveniles
roosting in Seabrook dunes.  Sitting not far from each other.  Each with
all black stout bill and long legs as compare to juvenile BCNH.
Northern Harrier  1
Cooper's Hawk  1
Black-bellied Plover  43     All adults.
Semipalmated Plover  305     About 250 roosting at high tide roost at
Plaice Cove.
Killdeer  7
Ruddy Turnstone  2
Sanderling  24
Least Sandpiper  8
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER  1     On North Hampton State Beach.  Found
previous day by K. Wilmarth.
Semipalmated Sandpiper  331     Mostly juveniles.
Short-billed Dowitcher  11     10 in Hampton harbor.
Spotted Sandpiper  4
Greater Yellowlegs  78     All in Meadow Pond.
Lesser Yellowlegs  8
Bonaparte's Gull  1     Only 1.
Laughing Gull  1     Only 1.
Belted Kingfisher  1
Peregrine Falcon  1     Juvenile in Hampton.

At the Exeter WTP, we caught up with TWO BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS in the
drained pond #3 that others had reported to us.

And finally, SUCCESS WITH THE SANDHILL CRANE in Rollinsford!  Julie
Anderson called me to say that it had left her parents farm, but she had
relocated it further down the street by the overpass.  We had it today,
KNOCKING ON THE FRONT DOOR (almost!) at 407 Main Street/Robert's Road. 
Remarkable bird.  Not sure why it is acting like this, but it seems to
prefer front stoops and driveways to the expansive open fields in this
area!  Check out this photo!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/36813949592/in/photostream/lightbox/

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 9/2/17 11:05 am
From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] more woblahs on a Chapter walk in Webstah


Seventeen sharp-eyedbirders joined me for a Capital Chapter walk in Webster for a morning full of wonderful warblers, plus a few bonusbirds.



Rob Woodward (now inArizona) and his famous “Dendroica Alley” at Elm Brook Park have nothing onWebster’s now becoming famous Knight’s Meadow Marsh Road a.k.a “SetophagaStreet” (check your warbler taxonomy if these descriptors puzzle you).



A modest tally of tenwarbler species (many in the current genus Setophaga,hint, hint) entertained us, many ateye level.



The luminaries included:
Subdued, but always atreat to see at eye-level, Tennessees.
Subtle and demur NorthernParulas.
Nattily attired Chestnut-sideds,several sporting their chestnut sides.
Variable yet entertainingMagnolias.
Always flashy, and flashing,Redstarts (the only true Setophaga inNH, IMHPO).
At least one tricky “Baypoll”,best left at that ID level.
Captivating Cape Mays(finally) in several styles.
And a winsome Wilson’s,which eventually posed for all to see, also at eye-level.



BONUS birds etc.- DrummingGrouse, a strafing fly-by of a Great Blue Heron, a soaring eagle, a silentyellowlegs that whizzed overhead (probably a Greater), numerous flycatchers andvireos, and two snoozing Porcupines that acted bored by the entire thing.


Many thanks to all thesharp eyes and ears who helped make the morning a success.


See you here next year!



Bob Quinn
Webstah, New Hampshah



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Date: 9/2/17 6:26 am
From: Sylvia Miskoe <sylviasmiskoe...>
Subject: [NHBirds] lingering birds
I still have a few barn swallows and hummingbirds. This is the latest
swallow sighting for several years.
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord

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Date: 9/1/17 8:23 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Sep 2017) 12 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 2 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 5 5 5
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 12 12 12
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Al Grimstad, Chris McPherson, David Fenton, Henry Walters,
Marie Matrano, Michael Burgess, Nancy Moreau, Sandy Fenton

Visitors:
There were 62 visitors to the hawkwatch on opening day, many families out
enjoying a hike and couples bundled against the October-y chill. Friends
old and new came out to help scan the skies, warming the platform with
snacks, cocoa, jokes, and stories from the year. Thanks for coming out to
welcome in another season!


Weather:
Today marked the official start to the 13th season of counting here at Pack
Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory. Today also held the distinction of
being the coldest first day in the history of the project with a starting
temperature of 46F, far frostier than the 68F average and 5 degrees cooler
than the next chilliest start. The 15-20mph northwest wind created a pin
cushion-effect of scopes wedged against the picnic table and a nearby
Balsam Fir almost became the new owner of a flyaway hat. Clouds were pushed
and prodded around a half-clear sky in a shifting array of billows and
streaks. Needless to stay, it seemed a day far more suited to begin either
of the next two months than this one, but it was refreshing!


Raptor Observations:
It was only a 36 minute wait for the first migrant to come into view, an
adult female Northern Harrier paralleling the Wapack ridge from above. She
was followed by a sprinking of other migrants; accipiters balancing on
their elongated tails, an early juvenile Red-shouldered Hawk, Broad-winged
Hawks blowing through on wings as strongly bowed as the Ospreys sinking
down the side of North Pack. Resident Turkey Vultures, a Red-tailed Hawk, a
Merlin, and a Northern Goshawk were also around. A Bald Eagle drifted by in
the afternoon, not giving enough clues to tell for sure if it was a local
or just passing through.

Non-raptor Observations:
The wind kept songbird activity to a minimum on our side of the summit.
Just a few passerines were moving in the morning, and a couple of Cedar
Waxwings were feasting on the ample mountain ash crop in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 3
warbler sp.- 3
passerine sp.- 1

Monarch Butterfly- 3


Predictions:
After a chilly start with temperatures expected to dip into the 30's
overnight, tomorrow is looking like it will warm into a beautiful day. The
wind should be light and variable, mainly out of the north in the morning.
Clear skies will allow the sun to warm the air well into the 60s. The
season is just beginning, but those frosty overnight lows might be just
enough to encourage early migrants to be on their way.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<trina16...>))
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org



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Date: 9/1/17 5:04 pm
From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] another day another flock

A different day and a different bunch of birds.



The blustery conditions did not seem to bother them, or perhaps they were seeking shelter, food, and water in my little haven. Regardless it was another lesson in the unpredictable movements of fall birds. It was a much more relaxed flock or two today (no trouble breathing!) with fewer species but larger numbers of most of those species. To whit:



Osprey- unusual over my yard.

Red-eyed Vireo-about a dozen. And how do I know they were different birds from Thursday's? Easy. The rest of the flock was different!
Bay-breasted Warbler- at least four well-marked birds.

Magnolia Warbler- at least ten.

Blackburnian Warbler- two which sat on the ground for a minute.

Blackpoll Warbler- one.

Black-throated Green Warbler- at least 13.



This flock took over an hour to move through the yard and had only half the species but more individuals as on Thursday.



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




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Date: 9/1/17 3:33 pm
From: Paul Roberts <pmroberts254...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Eastern Mass Hawk Watch Annual Meeting FRIDAY, Sept 8, 7-9 p.m. Public Invited. Kevin Karlson keynote speaker
The 2017 Eastern Mass Hawk Watch annual meeting is this coming Friday
Sept. 8. The keynote speaker is Kevin T. Karlson, who will be speaking
on *Birds
of Prey: Hawks, Eagles, Falcons and Vultures of North America.* The program
reflects the mood and content of a new book (April 2017) by that title
co-authored by Pete Dunne and Kevin. The presentation includes some of the
most spectacular raptor images ever assembled by 19 top North American
photographers. This is a program guaranteed to interest anyone who cares
about raptors, regardless of their knowledge or experience. New Hampshire
birders with an interest in raptors are cordially invited to attend.

Copies of Kevin and Pete’s new book will be available for purchase at the
meeting, and Kevin will be happy to autograph them or copies acquired
previously, along with copies of his other books you might already have,
including the well known *The Shorebird Guide* and more recently, *Birding
by Impression: A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds*.

The EMHW annual meeting is free and open to the public (donations
gratefully accepted). The meeting will be held on Friday evening at the
“new” location, the air-conditioned Woburn Elks Lodge, 295 Washington
Street, Woburn, MA. A social hour with beverages and snacks starts at 6 pm,
followed at 7 pm by a brief business meeting and Kevin’s presentation.
We’ll also have our increasingly famous raffle, including many books on
raptors and some fantastic photography.

For complete information, including driving directions to the new location
in Woburn (plenty of free parking), visit the Eastern Mass Hawk Watch web
site at massbird.org/EMHW The new Woburn location is easy to reach, just
blocks from Rte. 128 and a short distance off Rte 93.

Best,

Paul


Paul M. Roberts
Medford, MA

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Date: 8/31/17 1:44 pm
From: jennmckown1 via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] red crossbills

Red Crossbills continue on Huntress Bridge Rd in Effingham. Only spent a few minutes and saw a male, female and juvenile.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/93835345@N07/36806418681/in/dateposted-public/



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Date: 8/30/17 8:44 pm
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Philadelphia Vireo - Freedom

Jeanne-Marie and I also had two
Philadelphia Vireos this morning in Freedom.

Andrea Robbins




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Date: 8/30/17 6:48 pm
From: 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 1,399 Nighthawks Powder Mill Pond
Another big night for Common Nighthawks here on Powder Mill Pond, viewed from our deck with Phil Brown with a total of 1,399 seen. Nighthawks started coming in at 4:30 pm. By 5:30 we had a dense flock 165 feeding low over our partially cut hay field right in front of us. The largest number, over 600 birds came in between 6:30 and 7 pm.
Lillian and Don Stokes
Hancock
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Date: 8/30/17 6:12 pm
From: Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord nighthawks 1050
While Phil had a couple of good nights on the Contoocook River drainage for
Monday and Tuesday, Don Clark was having big nights on the Vermont side of
the Connecticut River (800+ and 600+) at about the same latitude as Concord.
In Concord the counts were under 100 (90 on Monday and 69 last evening).
Last night nearly every bird was flying due south-the first time we have
seen that this season.



This evening was quite different--one of those spectacles that we hope will
happen. The birds were streaming from the south or west for most of the
time, with over 700 in the first 45 minutes! Thanks to the other five folks
who were scanning the skies.



We'll watch for a few more evenings and hope for another big night.



Zeke Cornell

Bow, NH





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Date: 8/30/17 6:12 pm
From: Chad Witko <chadjwitko...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Westmoreland Common Nighthawks
Greetings,

Heading home tonight to Walpole from Keene, I was driving north on 12 when
I saw a large flock of Common Nighthawks foraging alongside the
intersection of Routes 12 and 63. Acting quickly I pulled onto 63 and
parked at the Stuart & John's Sugar House, which was closed and allowed for
unobstructed views. The initial flock, most of which were foraging just
above the adjacent fields, numbered at least 150 individuals. Over the next
30 mins another 150-200 nighthawks streamed overhead. Not the large numbers
others see, but not bad considering it was an incidental event.

Making my way to Walpole, I saw another small flock of nighthawks above the
bridge to Westminster and another 6 individuals above my apartment parking
lot.

Good birding,
Chad Witko
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Date: 8/30/17 6:08 pm
From: <jacksonwrxt89...>
Subject: [NHBirds] #200 for Sullivan County
This afternoon I hit my 200 species milestone in Sullivan County. Yesterday, Don Clark reported a PECTORAL SANDPIPER at the Charlestown WTP. Thankfully, Eric Masterson followed up on the report earlier today and found two birds there. So after work I flew over and found both birds feeding on the edge of one of the pools. According to eBird, there have been 16 species of shorebirds reported at this location. It is almost certainly THE shorebird hotspot in Sullivan County.
https://flic.kr/p/Y3QznX
https://flic.kr/p/YgbqeD

Also, I may have mentioned this before, but I've spoken to the staff at the plant personally and they welcome birders to walk around the plant, staying outside the fence of course. There are many signs that say no trespassing, but birders are free to pass. I had a police officer stop me once and ask why I walked right past the signs. Once I told him the staff was ok with birders visiting he left me on my way. Just keep in mind that the police may not know that birders are allowed to visit so don't be alarmed if you are approached.

Also, the Nighthawk movement this evening was fantastic. Between Sunapee and Charlestown I saw a lot birds flying over in several different spots. On Main Street in Charlestown there were well over 100 buzzing around. At the WTP there were many flying about but they all were moving north over the Connecticut River. Should be a great night for counting.
https://flic.kr/p/YgbmHF

-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Date: 8/30/17 6:05 pm
From: JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...>
Subject: [NHBirds] From Freedom Forrest to Nashua Nighthawks
Was a long and fun day despite a rather early (0400) and wet start. On arrival to the Freedom town forrest I met up with Andrea Robbins, It was a mere 52 degrees, with heavy clouds and light winds, -kept the airstrip extremely quite (unlike the Mirick’s event of a few days back!). However as they day warmed up (and we thawed out) we were able to find pockets of birds, but strangely mostly in the wooded areas and very few along the airstrip at all. Despite a dismal start there were fine birds throughout the forrest.

Highlights:
Numerous redstarts (20), a calling barred owl (who likely thought it was night due to the cloud cover), Olive sided flycatcher (juvenile) perched up for photo shots, a few common nighthawks moving along the way, and 18 species of warblers, with 6 Cape Mays ( not quite the 22 of the weekend count) and ….wait for it 10 Tennessee Wablers!

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38912966 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38912966>

After the two our tour back to Nashua, I must’ve got a second wind and drove over to see what Nashua had for nighthawks. I perched up on High street parking lot to scan the skies. Nothing close in but a respectable 125 nighthawks both north and south of the city

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38911922 <http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38911922>

All in all a very good day to play.

Jeanne-Marie Maher (in Company with Andrea Robbins)
Nashua, NH

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Date: 8/30/17 4:23 pm
From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] A take your breath away warbler flock in Webster

Yes, one of those came through my yard early this morning. Not a huge flock but there were so many birds that I gave up counting the vireos and settled on studying the Tennessee Warblers rather than trying to pin down even half the birds.



At least 13 species of warblers with these highlights:



Tennessee- at least four and almost all at eye level for leisurely viewing.

Magnolia- at least seven but could have been twice that many.

Bay-breasted- three (ditto).

Blackburnian- ditto, ditto.

Chestnut-sided- at least six...
Blackpoll- one for sure.

Canada- three, which pleased me since I thought I had missed them as a yard bird for this year.



Red-eyed Vireo- seriously, I stopped paying attention to them at 20+.



Bonus- two nights ago while chasing 100+ nighthawks in Webster I saw two Greater Yellowlegs at Tumbull Pond.



Bob Quinn
Webster, NH
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Date: 8/30/17 7:45 am
From: Stephanie Parkinson <sparkinson...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cap. Chpt. Field Trip: MIGRATION NORTH OF THE NOTCHES
Field Trip: Migration North of the Notches
Date: Saturday September 9, 6:00 am
Join Pam Hunt for a "leader's choice" expedition to the edge of the North Country in search of migrating warblers and maybe a few boreal species. Locations will be determined once we get there, but could include Trudeau Road, Pondicherry, and Jefferson Notch. Meet at the Hannah Dustin Park-n-ride (Boscawen) at 6 a.m. and bring a lunch. We'll be out all day. For more details contact Pam at 753-9137 or <biodiva...><mailto:<biodiva...>.

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Date: 8/29/17 7:27 pm
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Seabirds, Whales, & Ales FT summary, 8/23
On August 23, New Hampshire Audubon offered a slightlydifferent type of field trip pairing birds and beer. “Seabirds, Whales, andAles” was launched with much fanfare as a vanful of participants departed theMcLane Center in Concord bright and early for the NH Seacoast.

Steve Mirick and I guided the group of 13 around localhotspots during the morning hours in search of shorebirds and some stakeoutsincluding the Night-Heron roost in Seabrook, which had both a juvenileYellow-crowned and up to 9 Black-crowneds. The Baird’s Sandpiper that Stevefound on Foss Beach stuck around and yielded stunning looks at close range fromthe rocks above the beach where it fed. Henry’s Pool produced an excellentselection of shorebirds including nice comparisons of both yellowlegs, andsingle Pectoral and Solitary Sandpipers. Cross Beach Road was full of Tree andsome Bank Swallows, and still had a lingering Purple Martin near the nestboxes.
Then it was onto the beer! Smuttynose Brewery in Hampton wasthe chosen location and a natural fit for a NH Audubon group for severalreasons. The brewery is a LEED-Gold certified facility (one of just three inthe country). NH Audubon’s McLane Center headquarters was the first LEED-Goldbuilding in the state of NH. Birder and longtime Seacoast Chapter member, PaulLacourse, works at Smuttynose and gives an excellent tour. And last, but notleast, the beer is good! The group enjoyed Paul’s informative tour about beerbrewing and some of the sustainability features of the facility before a briefsampling session. This was followed up with a sit-down meal at SmuttynoseBrewery’s Hayseed Restaurant.
Due to stormy seas from a passing cold front the eveningbefore, the morning whale watch that the group was scheduled to go on wascancelled. Thankfully, the afternoon Granite State Whale Watch was on and theseas had calmed. In fact, we couldn’t have asked for a better whale watchexperience - the whales and seabirds put on a stellar show! There were severalhighlights in each category: pods of Atlantic White-sided Dolphins rippingacross the surface of the water in every direction (one large group containedover 200 individuals!), a Humpback Whale and calf feeding alongside the boatfor some time, a feeding frenzy of Northern Gannets cruising and diving allaround the boat, Wilson’s Storm-Petrels, Great Shearwaters, and Red-neckedPhalaropes in good numbers and viewed under optimal conditions. Plus, Steve gotto share the mic with the Blue Ocean Society narrators, so he was able to callout birds and provide seabird lessons to everyone aboard! Upon docking back inRye Harbor, there were smiles all around. The fresh ocean air and scenery, lifebirds seen by many, newfound camaraderie between participants sharing commoninterests, and all the memories (and photographs) made for a fun and informativeday.
It was easy to see how craft beer and birding pairs so well!As always, stay tuned for the Afield newsletter and this list for more fieldtrips offerings, including the two upcoming pelagic trip opportunitiessponsored by NH Audubon. Highlights:Great Shearwater – 30+; estimateSooty Shearwater – 3Wilson’s Storm-Petrel – 60+; estimateNorthern Gannet – 350+; estimate & very difficult tokeep track ofBlack-crowned Night-Heron – 9; Seabrook Rt. 1A roostYellow-crowned Night-Heron – 1; Seabrook Rt. 1A roostBaird’s Sandpiper – 1; Foss BeachPectoral Sandpiper – 1; Henry’s PoolRed-necked Phalarope – 65; small groups of up to 15 or so onthe waterBonaparte’s Gull – 2Black Tern – 2; together with phalaropes spotted by SteveMerlin – 1Purple Martin – 1Tree Swallow – thousands for the day including some flyingback to mainland from the Isles of Shoals at day’s end Phil Brown (for Steve Mirick & the NH Audubon group)

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Date: 8/29/17 7:01 pm
From: 'Phil Brown' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nighthawks in Hancock; raptor observatories open Friday
The nighthawk feeding frenzy and migration continued over Powder Mill Pond as viewed from the Stokes' yard. Nearly 1,000 birds were observed over the course of the past two evenings with better numbers of migrants tonight. It appeared that many birds seemed to converge over the pond to feed between 6 and 7 pm, but there were also certain migrants moving south over the pond and along a distant ridge. Hopefully the spectacle will continue here and in other locations for a few more nights.
I encountered a strong warbler movement at the Deering Wildlife Sanctuary in Deering yesterday morning as a dozen or so warbler species moved by me in a recently-thinned forest. From one vantage point, I observed at least four different Bay-breasted Warblers, a real treat. Also present here were several Tennessees, a Blackpoll, and a Prairie in unusual habitat. Further along on my walk, I encountered an adult Northern Goshawk that flushed from near the ground with what appeared to be a gray squirrel.
On Friday, two Red Crossbills and a Merlin were present from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory in Peterborough as I worked with volunteers to maintain the view. And a Merlin flew over my car in Concord this afternoon.NH Audubon's Raptor Observatories at Pack Monadnock and Carter Hill open this Friday.Stay tuned to the Fall Afield newsletter and the online Calendar for more.http://www.nhaudubon.org/get-outside/raptor-observatories/

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Date: 8/29/17 5:17 pm
From: Kathy Dube <kdube...>
Subject: [NHBirds] northern Goshawk
Northern Goshawk, adult male at Berlin Industrial Park on E. Milan road, was just finishing his evening meal. I was driving by, he was only 10 feet from the road.
Kathy

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Date: 8/29/17 3:14 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rumney Warblers, Trudeau Rd Crossbills...
This morning started early in foggy conditions at 6:50. A wave went through the birches and the rest of the yard. (Thanks to the dogs for needing a walk.)

2425 Buffalo Rd, West Rumney, Grafton, New Hampshire, US
Aug 29, 2017 6:50 AM - 7:05 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments: Wave through the yard,
20 species (+1 other taxa)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Blue Jay 2
Black-capped Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Tennessee Warbler 1 white under tail coverts
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 1
Cape May Warbler 1 Fall plumage adult male
Northern Parula 1 spit eye ring, rusty band across yellow upper breast
Magnolia Warbler 1 white tail lights
Bay-breasted Warbler 1 brown blush through the flank
Blackburnian Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Canada Warbler 1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 10 movement was rapid and light was so-so
Song Sparrow 1
Indigo Bunting 2
American Goldfinch 4

Good start. On the way to DHMC (Routine visit) a Great Blue Heron flew right over us in Canaan.
11 AM at home warblers continued at the fountain and in the hawthorn:
Bay-breasted, Tennessee, Chestnut-sided, and a whole yard florish.

Of to Belin for car service: along i-93 in Campton a Double-crested Cormorant flew directly overhead.

Trudeau Road in Bethlehem: a half hour walk started with no birds in the fist 15 minutes to the wetlands by the duck box.
At that point I found two pairs of Red Crossbills. Along the way back I pished two flocks that had BC Chickadees, RB Nuthatches, 2 Am. Redstarts, 2 Blue-headed Vireos, 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet, 1 Nashville, 1 Bay-breasted, 2 Magnolia.

Bak at home at 4PM I walked in to the living room to view the fountain hosting a Tennessee, Chestnut-sided and a Cape May.
5:30 one more romp through the yard with more warblers… DINNER

John R Williams
Rumney

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Date: 8/29/17 1:39 pm
From: '<aerart...>' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nighthawks are moving early

Cloudy conditions are getting them up early.
In the past half hour I have had 92 going by in Freedom
Andrea Robbins 

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Date: 8/29/17 12:38 pm
From: DANA-FOX DANA-FOX <danafox...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Amazing female Black-throated Blue Warbler

Today was - is cool and gray here along the shores of my pond. Twice she visited me. The first was as I sat alone on my deck finishing a late breakfast. I heard her chip and pished. She quickly responded coming into the Mountain Holly and then onto the railing TWO feet from me. I could see her handkerchief well and her white eye line.
Later at the end of the deck where I have one of those test tube hummingbird feeders in a copper holder set into a plant pot, she jumped from the railing maybe 6 inches five times to get sugar water from the hole in the cap.
Yes, I do love my simple cabin on the shores of Lower Beech Pond in Tuftonboro and the magical moments it can produce!
Bob can go back to MA anytime he wishes, I'll cherish these summer memories.
Dana Duxbury-Fox

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Date: 8/29/17 11:14 am
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Baird's Sandpiper - Tuftonboro
We had a lovely Baird's Sandpiper at Copps Pond in Tuftonboro this morning.

That is our 11th shorebird species for that location.

Got some phonescoped photos, which might have been better if the photographer had remembered to bring her glasses...

(Aren't cell phone cameras amazing?!)


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Andrea and George Robbins
Pittsfield, NH

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Date: 8/29/17 9:41 am
From: Mascoma Chapter NH Audubon <mascomabirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Chapter Fall Events Now Posted
The Mascoma Chapter of NH Audubon is pleased to announce its fall calendar
of birding events. This season we'll bird at Orford's Richmond Conservation
Land, visit the Bedell Bridge State Historic site in Haverhill and travel
over to Addison County, VT for our annual snow geese viewing expedition at
Dead Creek WMA.

Full details can be found on the chapter's web site: www.mascomabirds.org

Blake Allison, Steering Committee Chair
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Date: 8/29/17 7:49 am
From: <heatherrutledge...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Sandhill Crane, Rollinsford - Yes
Finally found the Crane in the same driveway it has been visiting
frequently! 7:30 a.m. this morning.
-Heather Rutledge

On Monday, August 28, 2017 at 7:57:29 PM UTC-4, <heather......> wrote:
>
> Hi, could you give me a description of the field/area in which the Crane
> is being seen? I have been 4 times with no luck, which leads me to believe
> I am not looking in the right spot. Any help would be much appreciated!
>
> Thanks in advance,
> Heather Rutledge
>
>
> On Monday, August 28, 2017 at 3:38:35 PM UTC-4, Susan Wrisley wrote:
>>
>> The Sandhill Crane on Rollins Rd in Rollinsford is still present, and is
>> very accomodating.
>>
>> Susan Wrisley, Hollis NH
>>
>

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Date: 8/29/17 6:02 am
From: Debra Powers <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 4 mature 8 immature black crowned night heron
Continue to be present along 1A in Seabrook same place as recently reported
Deb Powers-south Berwick me

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Date: 8/29/17 4:48 am
From: Steve Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Wilson's Phalarope in North Hampton
Ben Griffith texted to report a juvenile Wilson's Phalarope from the route
111 overlook in Little River salt marsh.

Steve Mirick
Bradford MA


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Date: 8/28/17 11:35 pm
From: Cindy House <cjhouse...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cape May Included in Warbler Movement - Sutton, NH
The warbler movement around our backyard water feature continued, and today included:

Cape May Warbler (1)
Tennessee Warbler (sevreal) - correction from yesterday. This is relatively common fall migrant for us.
Black-throated Green Warbler (several)
Bay-breasted Warbler (several)
Black and White Warbler (several)
Common Yellowthroat (several)
Magnolia Warbler (several)

Cindy House
Eric Derleth

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Date: 8/28/17 7:31 pm
From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, August 28, 2017
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, August 28th,
2017.



An adult AMERICAN AVOCET was photographed on August 23rd at the Colebrook
Wastewater Treatment Plant, but has not been relocated.



A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was seen at the Lancaster Wastewater Treatment Plant
on August 27th.



A LEAST BITTERN was seen in the wetland located behind the Price Chopper
store on Route 12A in West Lebanon on August 22nd, and a LEAST BITTERN was
reported from World End Pond in Salem on the 24th.



A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen several times during the past week
along Route 1A in Seabrook, and was last reported on August 25th.



An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON has been present at the Pickering Ponds in
Rochester during the past week, and was last reported on August 28th.



An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen at World End Pond in Salem on August
24th. A GREAT EGRET was also present.



Single GREAT EGRETS were reported from Henniker, Walpole, and Nashua during
the past week, 2 juvenile BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at Mill Pond
in Walpole on the 28th, and 5 GREEN HERONS were seen in West Lebanon on the
28th.



A family group of 2 adult SANDHILL CRANES and a young SANDHILL CRANE were
seen in fields along Plains Road in Monroe on August 23rd. If you look for
these birds, do not enter the fields, as they are private property.



A SANDHILL CRANE has been seen on multiple days during the past week in
fields along Rollins Road in the vicinity of the Anderson Farm in
Rollinsford. It was last reported on August 28th.



A juvenile WILSON’S PHALAROPE and a juvenile WESTERN SANDPIPER were seen in
pools located on the west side of Route 1A at the south end of Odiorne Point
State Park in Rye on August 27th.



A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant
on August 26th, 27th, and 28th. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen here on the
28th. The Plant is closed to birders during the week and is only open to
birders on weekends if there are no workers present.



A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen at the Rochester Wastewater Treatment
Plant on August 28th, and a BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen here on the 27th. The
treatment plant is gated and the hours of operation are 7:30-3:00 on
weekdays. If you visit, please check in at the office and be out of the
plant by 2:45 so that plant personnel do not have to ask birders to leave.
Do not drive on the dikes and do not block the road. The Trails at Pickering
Ponds, located east of the plant, are not gated, and are always open during
daylight hours. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen at the Pickering Ponds on
August 28th.



A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER and 5 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen at World End Pond in
Salem on August 28th.



A juvenile BAIRD’S SANDPIPER continued to be seen at the north end of Foss
Beach in Rye during the past week.



A WHIMBREL and a SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen at the coast on August
26th.



2 BLACK TERNS were seen in offshore waters on August 23rd, and 4 LEAST TERNS
were seen in Hampton Harbor on August 26th.



A BONAPARTE’S GULL was seen at Berry Bay in Freedom on August 26th.



A HOODED WARBLER was seen in Northwood on August 23rd.



There were numerous reports of migrating mixed-species flocks of WARBLERS
during the past week. Highlights included 20 species tallied in the Freedom
Town Forest with 22 CAPE MAY WARBLERS and 5 TENNESSEE WARBLERS. A few
BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS were reported from scattered locations.



12 PALM WARBLERS were seen at Mud Pond in Jefferson on August 27th, and 7
were seen in Errol on the 21st.



WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS and RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Errol,
Bethlehem, and Jefferson during the past week.



3 OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHERS were reported from Rumney on August 23rd.



COMMON NIGHTHAWK southbound migration continues, and there were several
reports during the past week. Highlights included 128 in Wilton on August
21st, 432 in Concord on the 21st, 479 in Hancock on the 26th, 259 in Concord
on the 26th, 815 in Hancock on the 27th, and 646 in Concord on the 27th.



A COMMON SHELDUCK of unknown origin was photographed in Rye on August 13th.
It has been seen every day during the past week in pools located in the salt
marshes on the west side of Route 1A just south of Odiorne Point State Park
in Rye, and was last reported on August 28th. Speculation is that this may
be an escaped captive-raised bird. However, there is also the possibility
that this is a vagrant wild bird. The duck refuses to comment so we will
probably never know its true origin, but it is free for all to admire.



A flock of approximately 10,000 TREE SWALLOWS was seen at Cross Beach Road
in Seabrook on August 26th.



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



Thanks very much and good birding.

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Date: 8/28/17 4:57 pm
From: <heatherrutledge...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: Sandhill Crane, Rollinsford - Yes
Hi, could you give me a description of the field/area in which the Crane is
being seen? I have been 4 times with no luck, which leads me to believe I
am not looking in the right spot. Any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks in advance,
Heather Rutledge


On Monday, August 28, 2017 at 3:38:35 PM UTC-4, Susan Wrisley wrote:
>
> The Sandhill Crane on Rollins Rd in Rollinsford is still present, and is
> very accomodating.
>
> Susan Wrisley, Hollis NH
>

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Date: 8/28/17 4:46 pm
From: 'Dane Badders' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black Crowned Night Heron Mill Pond Walpole
I was happy to get the great egret until I found the two juvenile night
herons. I am a frequent visitor to this spot but this was a first for me.

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Date: 8/28/17 3:20 pm
From: Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Plaice Cove
Shorebirds at end of Shaw St., Plaice Cove

Spotted SP - 1
Ruddy Turnstone - 1
Least SP- 8
Semipalmated SP -17
Semipalmated Plover # (350-400?)

Rich Aaronian


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Date: 8/28/17 2:17 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] West Lib Least-Bittern NO

Stopped in on Cranberry Pond to chack for the Least Bittern reported 9 days ago.
Didn’t find it but there were 5 Green Herons working the water edge.

Encountered Mark Suomala as I walked out. First sighting of him in 12 years, and a tie for my highest count.

Interestingly in Rumney I could only locate Black and White Warblers today.

John R Williams
Rumney

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Date: 8/28/17 1:20 pm
From: Evelyn Nathan <evynathan...>
Subject: [NHBirds] disregard wildlife rehab post
I got a great reference, (thank you, Laura) which I banked for future reference, and then found out from the lady that the possum had since left the coop. We’ll hope for the best for the little one.
Evy Nathan
Kingston

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Date: 8/28/17 12:57 pm
From: Evelyn Nathan <evynathan...>
Subject: [NHBirds] help with non-bird wildlife issue
I just had a contact from someone in town on our conservation website, she found a baby possum in one of her chicken house nesting boxes, apparently abandoned. It’s been there for 2 days and she wants someone to get it. Does anyone have an idea who might keep and rehab a possum? Or what should she do?
Help!
Evy Nathan
Kingston

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Date: 8/28/17 12:38 pm
From: Susan Wrisley <swrisley13...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sandhill Crane, Rollinsford - Yes
The Sandhill Crane on Rollins Rd in Rollinsford is still present, and is
very accomodating.

Susan Wrisley, Hollis NH

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Date: 8/28/17 8:22 am
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Rochester WTP
Leo Mckillop reports a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER at the Rochester WTP
along the main dike from the parking area.  Past the first big pond.  A
reminder, the plant closes early, and you must check in and leave the
plant by 2:45 PM.

And Alan Murray had a Baird's Sandpiper here yesterday!

So........a nice variety of shorebirds in NH.....now lets get some godwits!

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 8/28/17 7:48 am
From: Lauren Kras <lauren.kras...>
Subject: [NHBirds] New Hampshire Audubon - Seacoast Chapter Pelagic - Tuesday September 5
There are still a few remaining spots open for the NHA Seacoast Chapter
Pelagic Trip on Tuesday, September 5th out of Rye Harbor. If you're
interested and have not yet signed up please let me know and I will
register you for the trip.

See below for the original post and more information.

Thanks!
Lauren Kras
Greenland, NH



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

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Date: 8/28/17 5:41 am
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Baird's Sandpiper, World End Pond
Last night Amanda and I had a Baird's Sandpiper fly in to World End Pond -
another new bird for the pond and a new one for us in Salem.

It circled around us twice as we were sitting among other shorebirds. Most
notable was hearing the bird make a distinct 'whistle' call as it was
trying to find a place to land. Which it did do shortly after, though on a
distant edge. This marks the 16th species of shorebird at the pond!

Other highlights were 5 Pectoral Sandpipers and a Merlin.

Amanda Altena & Kyle Wilmarth
Plaistow, NH

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Date: 8/28/17 5:14 am
From: Aaronian, Richard S. <raaronian...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Shelduck
Shelduck in open and feeding in mud as of 750. No luck with Phalarope or Western SP

Rich Aaronian

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Date: 8/28/17 5:00 am
From: Dorsey, Kurk <Kurk.Dorsey...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Durham birds, 8/27
Birders,

I can't claim anything like the warbler waves from up north, but there were some interesting birds down in this part of the state yesterday. In the Woodridge neighborhood, the highlights were a Prairie Warbler and a Northern Waterthrush, which was clearly rehearsing its line for the spring (and failing miserably--that one won't be passing on any genes).


The Oyster River Forest didn't have anything unusual among 41 species, but reasonably large numbers of Waxwings, Bluebirds, Baltimore Orioles, Catbirds, Song Sparrows and singles of several flycatchers and warblers (Blue-winged and another Prairie).


At Moore Fields, though, was the highlight of the day, a young Cooper's Hawk hunting in the corn field. Twice I flushed it out of perches among 5-6 foot high corn stalks, which seems most unusual. I suspect it was looking for Corned Larks.


Kurk Dorsey

Durham

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Date: 8/27/17 9:09 pm
From: Siobhan Basile <smbasile...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant, Peregrine Falcon
I stopped by the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant late this evening hoping for a look at the buff-breasted sandpiper. I was scanning through the flock of small shorebirds when four killdeer flew up with an alarm call sending all the peeps up also. I looked up from my spotting scope to see a Peregrine Falcon soaring low over the drained pond. The falcon kept going crossing the Squamscott River to the far side and then landing on an upper branch of a dead white pine.


It was late and I was losing light but it looked like the falcon was spending the night there as it snugged up against the tree trunk. I didn't get to see the buff-breasted sandpiper but the peregrine was a nice consolation. The peeps never left the pool, they went back down after the falcon went by.


Siobhan Basile

Epping

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Date: 8/27/17 8:07 pm
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Magazines claimed
Greetings all,



I hate to be a disappointment, but for all parties interested in my offer of
back issues of Birding and American Birds, they have found a home.



But if anyone else on the list ever considers unloading their own paper
copies of such things, there is a ready market out there. Don't recycle
them!



Pam Hunt

Concord, NH



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

- Alexander von Humboldt



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Date: 8/27/17 5:37 pm
From: Zeke Cornell <zekecornell...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Concord Common Nighthawks
We counted 646 nighthawks this evening. The birds were streaming mostly from
the east or south. This is the highest count so far this season, and thank
you to the other four folks who gave a helping hand.



Zeke Cornell

Bow, NH

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Date: 8/27/17 5:34 pm
From: Cindy House <cjhouse...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Warblers Moving Through, Sutton, NH
Over the weekend (flocks on both days) we had several small, but impressive m waves of warblers moving through the trees in the backyard ... many stopping at the water fountain/birdbath to bathe or drink.
They included:
Tennessee Warbler (rare for us, but many)
Black-throated Green Warbler (several)
Bay-breasted Warbler (several)
Black and White Warbler (many)
Northern Parula (1-2)
American Redstart (2)
Common Yellowthroat (several)
Nashville Warbler (1)
Magnolia Warbler (several)
Blackburnian Warbler (several)

Warbling Vireo(1)

It was fun.

Cindy House
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Date: 8/27/17 5:10 pm
From: 'Lillian Stokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 815 Nighthawks Powder Mill Pond
Tonight we had 815 Common Nighthawks viewed from our deck over Powder Mill Pond.
Lillian and Don Stokes
Hancock

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Date: 8/27/17 5:01 pm
From: Jon Woolf <jsw...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rose-breasted Grosbeak at Massabesic Center
I took a short walk at Massabesic Audubon Center this morning, around
11:00 am. A bit late for birding, but I got a few nice
sightings. Cedar Waxwings, Phoebes, Catbirds were all in evidence,
along with Goldfinches, a House Wren, and other usual
suspects. However, the highlight was definitely the subject bird,
which materialized from nowhere while I was photographing some
flowers, and stayed long enough for me to get a couple of pictures of
it. Of which this is the best:

http://www.jwoolfden.com/images/birds/RBGR_young_male.jpg

As the picture name indicates, the faint hint of red on the chest
makes me think this was a juvenile male. Nice!

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH

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Date: 8/27/17 3:58 pm
From: 'Stephen Whitney' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bald Eagle High stepping at Jackson Pond
>> 8/27/2017 18:20
<nhbirds...>
"Stephen Whitney" <swhit_41...>
Subject: Bald Eagle High stepping at Jackson Pond

Jackson Pond Sunday morning, 8:30 AM
43.677356 -71.588184 {what Google maps accepts as correct coordinates}
As I arrive and watch from the car, an adult bald eagle is quietly sitting on the ground on the SE edge of the pond near the dam. As I watch he begins to high step about (no vegetation, obstruction or recent kill). Maybe he is indicating he sees me? A minute or so later, he flies off to the east, level flight over the pond.

Sky Pond
43.6680608 -71.5842736
This is an oligotrophic, small pond (14 acres plus, Jackson is 53 acres) known to fly fishermen and close to Jackson Pond. Great Blue Heron snack on trout here, and today was here, but not visible from the boat launch area. Walk about 100' South and you can see a cove on the N side.

**>> Mill Pond Ln, Ashland
43.693470, -71.634174
Great Blue Heron by the dam.
Catbird calls and flies into clear view in a nearby tree.

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Date: 8/27/17 3:35 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] REMINDER - Exeter WTP is now CLOSED until next weekend
I just want to make sure all are aware that the Exeter WTP Plant in
Exeter, NH is closed during the week.  There is major construction work
going on and I had talked to someone who said we could bird on the
weekends, but NOT during the week.

Please stay out until next weekend.

Thanks,

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 8/27/17 2:59 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] More from Rumney 8/27
Finished off the afternoon with a meadow walk.
Highlights were two more Olive-sided Flycatchers, using the same snags as Wednesday, and seven BOBOLINKS!!! Very nice to find here.

John R Williams
Rumney

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Date: 8/27/17 2:34 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Freedom Town Forest (20 species of warblers including 22 Cape Mays, 5 Tennessee, and 3 Bay-breasted)
I guess George & Andrea Robbins were right!

I had always heard of the mythical "Freedom Town Forest" where Cape May
and Tennessee Warblers abound at the end of August in fall migration.  I
had heard about this unique and curious phenomenon from George and
Andrea Robbins and Tony Vazzano, but never thought it possible.  Along
the coast, Cape May and Tennessee Warblers are absolutely RARE.  But
Andrea thought so highly of this spot that she wrote an article in New
Hampshire Bird Records about this spot back in 2011.

So I printed out her map and article and Jane and I (finally) traveled
up to visit.  And I can assure you, this place was awesome this
morning!  The short birch trees along the old airstrip were full of
warblers today and the dominant species was Cape May Warbler!  My
previous high count for Cape May Warbler, EVER, in NH was a measly 3. 
Today, Jane and I counted 22!  And, although not as high as others have
reported here, the 5 Tennessee Warblers was also a new high count for me
for NH.

The checklist below includes a full list with a bit more information and
a few documentation photos of 8 of the Cape Mays and 3 of the Tennessees!!

http://ebird.org/ebird/nh/view/checklist/email?subID=S38853901

The Freedom Town Forest starts at the intersection of Lead Mine Road and
Ossipee Lake Road in Freedom.  There is a gate here and a kiosk with
trail maps. The trails go on to the north for miles, but we just covered
the length of the abandoned air strip and the adjacent forest.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 8/27/17 2:10 pm
From: David Govatski Gmail <david.govatski...>
Subject: [NHBirds] American Pipit on Mount Washington
Saw one American Pipit on Mount Washington. It was near the junction of the Huntington Ravine Trail and Nelson Crag Trail near the Cow Pasture area. Also saw about 15 juncos in the Alpine Garden while we were collecting seeds for the Doomsday Vault.

David Govatski
Jefferson, NH


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Date: 8/27/17 1:30 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Wilson's Phalarope and Western Sandpiper in Rye with Shelduck
Marshall Iliff texted to report a juvenile Wilson's Phalarope and a
juvenile Western Sandpiper in the pools tucked in to the rear of the
front pools.  Immediately south of Odiorne.

And the juvenile Common Shelduck continues.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 8/27/17 12:11 pm
From: Jim Sparrell <jimsparrell...>
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Scope at Exeter WTP
Hi all,

I picked up the abandoned scope for safekeeping. It has been here unattended for some time.

Call or text so we can meet up with you.

Jim Sparrell
603 498 2358

> On Aug 27, 2017, at 1:49 PM, Susan Wrisley <swrisley13...> wrote:
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> There is a birderless scope at Exeter WTP if anybody is missing one.
>
> Susan Wrisley, Hollis NH
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Date: 8/27/17 11:22 am
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Afternoon Wave
1:40 to 2:05 PM Another wave went through the yard feeding and chasing around the birches, maple, apples and hemlocks:

Confirmed ID on
2 Canada
2 Blackpoll
2 Blackburnian
2 American Redstart
1 Northern Parula (Split eye ring photo)
4 Black-throated Green
2 Black and White including a singing male
2 Bay-breasted
3 Chestnut-sided
1 Magnolia
1 Nashville

there were 8-10 more including a maybe on Orange-crowned with all gray undertail but I’m not totally sure on it. Seems early for them, and I can’t rule out Philadelphia Vireo… plus the light was back lit… let it go.

That makes 13 warbler species so far today.


John R Williams
Rumney


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Date: 8/27/17 10:49 am
From: Susan Wrisley <swrisley13...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Scope at Exeter WTP
There is a birderless scope at Exeter WTP if anybody is missing one.

Susan Wrisley, Hollis NH

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Date: 8/27/17 9:40 am
From: Terri Fratus <mizpah3149...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 8/26
After a full day of birding (juvenile Little Blue - a life bird, Green Heron, Great Blue Heron and a plethora of Cedar Waxwings (juveniles and adults) @ Pickering Ponds, Black-crowned Night Herons, Great Egrets and hundreds of juvenile Tree Swallows in Seabrook) I topped of the day with a stop in Exeter for the Buff-breasted Sandpiper. The Killdeer kept flushing the sandpipers so after an hour of waiting, I said, "Lord, I'll never find the Buff-breasted like this. I need some other birders here!" and walked out. I was delighted to see two more cars pull in with a couple from Rhode Island (Art and Sandi, I think) and Jeanne-Marie and her husband, Michael! We walked back out to the empty pool. I was surprised to see the Killdeer, Semipalmated Sandpipers and Plovers and the Least Sandpipers feeding quietly in the empty pool. We were quickly losing the light but after a few minutes, Jeanne-Marie spotted the Buff-breasted Sandpiper and I was able to capture a few nice shots. A four heron and a two life bird day! :)

https://www.flickr.com/photos/111138445@N07/36844515835/in/dateposted-public/

Terri Fratus

Dover, NH



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Date: 8/27/17 9:05 am
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Three minutes.
Sometimes it happens in a mere moment. This morning, in little more than a couple minutes, I notice a warbler in the lilac. Grabbed my binoculars and spotted an Ovenbird gleaning… then a second appeared and accosted the first. Then a third appeared, all within three feet of each other. A female Black-throated Blue, the original bird that caught my attention, was also feeding in the sunlight.

Just like that!

Also noted that the adult male Ruby-throated Hummingbirds have gone.

John R Williams
Rumney

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Date: 8/27/17 7:14 am
From: 'jennapet1' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Yes Buff breasted sandpaper exeter wtp
With the kilkdeer, along dike by the river and the highway.

Jenna Pettipas, Auburn NH
Susan Wrisley, Hollis NH

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Date: 8/27/17 3:29 am
From: Pam Hunt <biodiva...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Birding Magazines available
Greetings all,



I'm doing a bit of fall cleaning, and have back issues of "Birding" and
"North American Birds" available for anyone willing to pick them up or pay
the cost of shipping - I could even deliver if you happen to be in an area
that I might be wandering to in the foreseeable future.



Specifically I have the following:



Birding Magazine 1989-2007

American Birds: 1983-1993 (precursor to North American Birds)

North American Birds: 2007-2016



All will be recycled if there are no takers within a few weeks.



There are also old issues of three ornithological journals: Wilson Bulletin,
Condor, and Auk available, but I'll send out a separate email on those later
- or inquire if interested.



Good reading,

Pam Hunt

Penacook, NH





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Date: 8/26/17 6:48 pm
From: Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Coast highlights
A few highlights from a check of the coast this morning.


Cross Beach Rd.

Tree Swallow 10,000 - a great spectacle to see

Bank Swallow - 5 at least and could have been more mixed in with the
immature Tree Swallows

Black-crowned Night-Heron 4 in the marsh, plus 10 at the nearby roost
on Rt. 1A

Whimbrel 1


Hampton Harbor

Least Tern 4

Osprey 7

Common Loon hopping on the sand bar!

Peregrine Falcon 1

Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plovers were the most common shorebirds


Henry's pool

Short-billed Dowitcher 1, beautiful juvenile


Marsh Road Pond

Blue-winged Teal 1


No luck with the Baird's at Foss Beach.


Becky Suomala, birding with Zeke Cornell

Bow, NH

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Date: 8/26/17 6:36 pm
From: Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Nighthawks in Concord - 259
There has been a paucity of nighthawks the last few nights on the Concord parking garage, but tonight, although it was an odd night, nevertheless there were birds! Yeah! The majority of birds were coming from the east and headed due west with very little feeding activity. There were some nice views of birds directly overhead. In addition there was a Merlin, Great Egret, and Great Blue Heron. Thanks to the 11 other folks who helped out. With any luck there should be another nice evening before Labor Day when the season starts to wind down.


Becky Suomala for head wrangler, Zeke Cornell

Bow, NH

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Date: 8/26/17 6:05 pm
From: 'Dlstokes' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] 479 Nighthawks, Powder Mill Pond
We had a total of 479 Common Nighthawks on Powder Mill Pond tonight viewed from our deck with friends (Henry Walters, Francie and Carl Von Mertens, Meade Cadot and Sandy Taylor and Scott and Kim Cunningham).
Also a Broad-winged Hawk flew by carrying prey, an adult Bald Eagle flew over heading north and an Osprey headed south, flying up with the nighthawks. Quite a night. Oh and there was wine, pizza, and delicious pies!
Lillian and Don Stokes
Hancock

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Date: 8/26/17 5:00 pm
From: 'RebelGrl' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black-throated Green Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler (female)
New Hampton
Seen today.

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Date: 8/26/17 4:58 pm
From: 'RebelGrl' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Black-billed Cuckoo


Black-billed Cuckoo

Spotted today; Aug 26, 2017

Straits Road

New Hampton

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Date: 8/26/17 4:41 pm
From: Jack Swatt <jswattbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Warblers on the Move
This morning on my way up to Lempster I made a few stops along the Connecticut River to look for migrants. My first stop in Bernardston, MA turned up a WILSON'S WARBLER, then at Hinsdale on the Rail Trail along the river I had 5 Warbler species including BAY-BREASTED WARBLER.

Jack Swatt

Wolcott, CT
Lempster, NH

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Date: 8/26/17 2:08 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] More Rumney Warblers
Over the last 45 minutes: 4:15-5

9 Black-throated Green Warblers all plumages
3 Black and White Warblers
1 Bay Breasted
3 Chestnut-sided
1 Nashville
1 Blackpoll
2 Blackburnian

10 UFO
1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak
2 Northern Cardinal
3 Chipping Sparrow
1 Downy
1 Hairy
2 WB Nuthatch
5 BC Chickadee
7 Tufted Titmouse

John R Williams
Rumney

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Date: 8/26/17 1:08 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Exeter WTP - Note visitation rules
Jane and I visited the Exeter WTP this afternoon.  I talked to someone
in Jennifer Perry's office who said that it would be OK if birders visit
ON WEEKENDS ONLY WHEN THERE IS NO WORK GOING ON!  If someone hears
differently, let me or the list know!  But I will assume that it is now
safe to visit on weekends or holidays.  Ponds #4 and #5 will never be
the same again and the "center island" of forest is no longer.  BUT, the
birds still come to visit, and most noteworthy, Pond #3 is drawn down
and had a lot of shorebirds. Highlighted by a BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/stevemirick/36653437572/in/photostream/lightbox/

Comments:     First visit in a long time.  MASSIVE renovations going
on.  Pond #4 and #5 being totally renovated with heavy equipment. Plant
has been closed to birders since spring, but permission just received to
visit on weekends only when no construction is going on.  Pond #3 is
drawn down and was full of shorebirds.  About 250 total peeps.

Canada Goose  9
Wood Duck  1
Blue-winged Teal  8
Mallard  1,000     Huge mass of Mallards in Pond 2.  Started to count,
but gave up!  Conservative estimate.
American Black Duck  5
Green-winged Teal  8
Double-crested Cormorant  6
Cooper's Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  2
Semipalmated Plover  4
Killdeer  6
Least Sandpiper  30
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER  1     Photos.
Pectoral Sandpiper  1
Semipalmated Sandpiper  200     Estimate.  250 total peeps counted. Vast
majority were SESA.
Spotted Sandpiper  1
Greater Yellowlegs  2
Lesser Yellowlegs  2
Ring-billed Gull  70
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  25
American Crow  3
Barn Swallow  1
American Robin  1
Gray Catbird  2
Common Yellowthroat  1
Song Sparrow  3
Northern Cardinal  1
Indigo Bunting  1

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 8/26/17 12:37 pm
From: Bird Watcher's Supply <birdwsg...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Shelduck continues- Rye 8/26
Margo Goetschkes and I saw the Common Shelduck this afternoon at 2pm in the marsh south of Odionne on Rt 1A in Rye. The bird was sleeping in a back pond when we arrived, but later flew to the larger pond near the road to feed. It then flew back to a further rear pond just before we left.

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Date: 8/26/17 9:11 am
From: 'Andrea' via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Bonaparte's Gull - Freedom
After the white-out fog lifted off the lake, George spotted a light-looking gull cruising the far shoreline.

I grabbed my camera and ran out in time to get a few shots of it before it circled higher and higher and left the bay.

There was a bit of excitement that it might be a juvenile Kittiwake, but the dark trailing edge to the wing ruled that out.

Our second record for Bony here on Berry Bay in Freedom.


http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38830794


Andrea and George Robbins

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Date: 8/26/17 7:49 am
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rumney Warblers 8/26
This morning starting around 8:45, I have spotted four warbler species:

Black-throated Blue female
Canada FF male
Common Blackpoll FF
Nashville

Also seven Tufted Titmice which are starting to feed on the hawthorn fruit, Purple Finch, Goldfinch, Chipping Sparrow, WB Nuthatch and a few Blue Jays.


John R Williams

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Date: 8/25/17 6:03 pm
From: catfishanddwen <catfishanddwen...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Trudeau Rd Crossbills

Both White-winged and Red Crossbillspresent today in the vicinity of the first cross road, either side. Very chatty.White-winged - saw 8, heard as many.Red - saw 3.Cone crop seemingly heavy.
Mark HatfieldDotty WendelkenLee, NH(Camping at Russell Pond WMNF C.G.)

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Date: 8/25/17 6:02 pm
From: Rebecca Suomala <rsuomala2...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Avocet - No from Lori Charron
Lori reported that she went out twice today and did not see the avocet.

Becky Suomala

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Date: 8/25/17 4:56 pm
From: David Govatski <david.govatski...>
Subject: [NHBirds] White-winged Crossbills in Jefferson Notch
I saw 11 White-winged Crossbills in Jefferson Notch around the Caps Ridge Trailhead on Friday morning. All were males. I was out doing cone surveys and did not hike up the trail. The spruce and fir cone crop and the mountain ash berry crop here like elsewhere in the White Mountains is excellent.

David Govatski
Jefferson, NH

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Date: 8/25/17 10:48 am
From: DEBRA M POWERS <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] update sandhill crane rollinsford
I wanted to update using the computer, my last post was from my phone and I hate auto-correct! Anyway, I am concerned that this bird has no fear of people, it actually almost got hit while I was observing it. I was across the road taking a pic ( but not directly across from it) and it walked right towards me, I could hear a truck coming and made movements to try to get it to cross, it was not in any hurry. I also had another report that it has hanging out near a truck in the farm yard earlier, when this car stopped to take a pic it walked right up to it, they got a great one with the cell phone...lol. These behaviors seem to be the same as the one that I observed in Milton, could this be possible? Another thought, are these birds raised by exotic farmers, could it have escaped from something like that. If anyone goes to observe it be aware that the farm up on the hill across from the field that it was in yelled at me to leave it alone? IDK what there problems was, I was not near it at all, standing on the side of the road, but left right after in fear that it would come back into the road to see me.

Thanks

Deb Powers-South Berwick Maine


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Date: 8/25/17 10:24 am
From: birdrecords <birdrecords...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Avocet update
From Lori Charron, early this morning (8/25/17)

I took a ride yesterday, I heard the Avocet but could not locate it. Lynch road is a rd. to a business, so not a good place to go to park. There is a walking trail called the river trail I am trying to find where to park to get on the trail. That takes you to the water treatment plant. Nice birding area! Headed out in a few minutes going to try before work. I counted 88 wood ducks in the ponds yesterday. What a site. Lori

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Date: 8/25/17 9:25 am
From: Debra Powers <dmp2ec...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sandhill crane Rollinsford
I am currently observing the sandhill crane, very concerned with this behaviors it's right on the side of the road and it actually walked into the road and I had to shoo it across because it was cars coming this is a very active road even though it's a back road. Has no fear of people at all. Causing quite a spectacle.
Deb Powers-south Berwick

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Date: 8/25/17 5:30 am
From: JM Maher <jeannemariemaher...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sandhill crane
Still on Rollins road in rollingsford across from large white farm , but flew westward.

Jeanne-Marie

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Date: 8/24/17 6:53 pm
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Little Blue Heron, World End Pond
While sitting on the east side of the pond at dusk with eyes to the sky
counting nighthawks (16), we were excited to see the pond's first 'great
egret' of the year flying by in the distance heading east, which they
sometimes do this time of year....or so we thought.

As it approached closer, something didn't feel right and gave the
impression of a smaller bird and thought perhaps a Snowy? When it passed by
even closer, the bird clearly showed dark in the wingtips — Little Blue
Heron! I snapped a few distant photos and then watched it as it flew over
into Massachusetts.

Checklist with photo
https://ebird.org/ebird/nh/view/checklist/S38799106

Our first sighting for the pond and for Salem.


Amanda Altena & Kyle WIlmarth
Plaistow, NH

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Date: 8/24/17 12:31 pm
From: Stephen Mirick <smirick...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sandhill Crane in Rollinsford - YES
I just got a call from Greg McCrone.  He didn't know about the previous
report of the Sandhill Crane in Rollinsford, but he "stumbled upon" it
this afternoon.  He said it is being seen from close range in the fields
along Rollins Road in the vicinity of the Anderson Farm.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Date: 8/24/17 11:55 am
From: jennmckown1 via NHBirds <nhbirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] lens filter
Picked up a lens filter today near the entrance gate at Pickering Ponds. f you think it's yours e-mail me and if it is I'll bring it to you some morning at Pickering!
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Date: 8/24/17 7:48 am
From: Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Monroe Sandhill Crane family
Yesterday afternoon Mark and I saw the Monroe Sandhill family. There is
now only 1 young, flying, I presume, since the family is now on Plains Rd.
From Rte 135, turn onto Plains Rd; go about 1/4-1/2mile and they are using
the big field on the left before Coppermine Rd. They were seen in a field
next to the Connecticut River north of the village last Sunday.

Sandy and Mark Turner
Lyman

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Date: 8/24/17 5:33 am
From: Stephanie Parkinson <sparkinson...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Cap. Chapt. Field Trip: FALL WARBLERS OF WEBSTER
Field Trip: Fall Warblers of Webster
Date: Saturday, September 2, 8:00 - noon.
Many warblers and other fall migrants are on the move by the beginning of September and we will spend the morning in a variety of habitats that should result in at least a dozen species of warblers (we saw this many in 2011). We might walk several miles on dirt roads and easy trails. Meet at the Webster elementary school at 8:00 AM. Contact Bob Quinn at <raqbirds...><mailto:<raqbirds...>.

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Date: 8/24/17 4:02 am
From: Benjamin Griffith <bgriffith...>
Subject: [NHBirds] AMERICAN AVOCET in Colebrook!
An adult American Avocet was found by Gregg Dionne and photographed by Dick
Dionne yesterday afternoon at the Colebrook Wastewater Treatment Plant.
I'm not sure what access is like at the site, but this is certainly an
exceptional record for NH!

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S38787011

Ben Griffith
Greenland, NH

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Date: 8/23/17 7:19 pm
From: Donna Ellis <donnaellis1014...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Great Egret in Henniker
Out for a walk this evening and came upon a Great Egret in a swampy area.
There was 1 Common Nighthawk flying around at about 5:30. I also got to
witness a snapping turtle walk across the road in front of me. Love
nature, you never know what you will see.

Donna Ellis
Henniker

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Date: 8/23/17 7:04 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Third Olive-sided
On our way to Quincy Bog for the program on bats (Excellent job by Christine Perron) we saw an Olive-sided Flycatcher on a snag by Stinson Brook in Rumney Village. Third of the day and the first time I’ve seen three in a day.

At the bog there were four Wood Ducks.

John R Williams

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Date: 8/23/17 2:29 pm
From: jane kelley <janeekelley...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Re: POSSIBLE Anhinga in Laconia
Hi All,

I received a call from the woman that reported the possible Anhinga in
Laconia, stating it was there now. When I got there she pointed the bird
out to me. It's a cormorant. :-(
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jc8179/36594040332/in/dateposted-public/

Best,
Jane

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 12:02:18 PM UTC-4, Pam Hunt wrote:
>
> Greetings birders,
>
>
>
> I just got off the phone with a woman in Laconia who thinks she might have
> an Anhinga in the Winnipesaukee River. She mentioned a thin pointy yellow
> bill and “white stripes” in the wings. To date there have been no confirmed
> reports of Anhinga in NH, and we always have to be worried about cormorants
> in such situations, but with pelican, booby, and albatross records this
> summer almost anything seems possible.
>
>
>
> To that end, any birders in the greater Laconia area are encouraged to go
> look for this bird and let the rest of us know what might be found! It has
> been seen perching on a yellow river marker of some sort behind River’s
> Edge apartments at 126 Union Ave. I have no idea what access is like from
> this side, but the opposite side of the river has parking and perhaps
> better general viewing.
>
>
>
> The woman’s name is Jane Brown, and was happy to have people call if they
> were in the area looking for the bird. Her number is 603-534-1962.
>
>
>
> Good birding,
>
>
>
> Pamela D. Hunt, Ph.D.
>
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>
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>
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>
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Date: 8/23/17 1:36 pm
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Rumney Olive-sided Flycatchers
Two Olive-sided Flycatchers hawking from the same tree is a rare sight for me. Twice now!
They were cooperative enough for me to get into binocular range to confirm ID. They were with two Eastern Phoebes.

Baker river basswood snag, West Rumney.

John R Williams
Rumney

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Date: 8/23/17 12:40 pm
From: Pamela Hunt <phunt...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Sandhill Crane in Rollinsford
NH Birders,



A colleague at NHFG called to report (second hand) a Sandhill Crane along Rollins Road in Rollinsford. It's apparently been there a couple of days, but given earlier reports in the area is probably pretty credible.



In other news, a friend of mine found no sign of an Anhinga in Laconia, and when she showed pix of both Anhinga and cormorant to the locals they could go either way.



Pam

Pamela D. Hunt, Ph.D.
Avian Conservation Biologist
New Hampshire Audubon
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH 03301

(603) 224-9909 x328
<phunt...><mailto:<phunt...>

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