This week's Rare Bird Alert
A great gray owl was seen and photographed in Hanover on Feb. 3 and 4. It was not seen on the fifth, or the sixth. The owl was initially seen along Trescott Road about halfway to Etna, near the Water Company land, and then later seen in a wetland area located about three-quarters of a mile from the Appalachian Trail parking lot. The owl ?could be anywhere nearby but has ?not been relocated.
A varied thrush was reported visiting a bird feeder at a private residence in Nashua on Feb. 6, and another one was reported from a private residence in Bartlett on Jan. 28 where it was seen again and photographed on Feb. 4.
A northern shrike was seen near Old Hancock Road in Hancock on Feb. 3, and one was seen along River Road in Stratham on Feb. 2.
A flock of more than 40 Bohemian waxwings was seen eating crabapples off of a tree at the School House Motel on Route 16 in North Conway on Feb. 6, about 30 were seen feeding in fruit trees along High Street in Plymouth on Feb. 2, and one was seen along Mountain Road in Concord on the third.
Pine grosbeak sightings during the past week included 30 in Manchester on Feb. 2, and three in Conway on Jan. 31.
A pair of peregrine falcons was seen in Manchester on Jan. 31, and one was seen in Concord on Feb. 3.
A northern goshawk was seen in Hancock on Feb. 3.
A turkey vulture was seen in Portsmouth on Feb. 4, and four were seen in Exeter on Jan. 31.
A northern pintail was seen in Ashland on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.
A belted kingfisher was seen in Dublin on Feb. 2.
A hermit thrush was seen in Newmarket on Feb. 2.
A yellow-bellied sapsucker was seen along Commercial Street in Boscawen on Feb. 2.
This information is also available by phone recording: call 224-9909 and press 2 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: email@example.com. 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.
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Woman sues after her dogs kill neighbor's pet beagle - 0
- Gail Fisher's Dog Tracks: Breed's bad reputation skews the truth about pitbulls - 2
- Auburn family's dog found shot in head - 10
- Cat dies after reportedly being thrown from vehicle on Route 11 in New Durham - 6
- Swanzey dog rescue seeks funds to rebuild after fire - 0
- Answers sought over dead ducks, geese - 0
- Derry residents debate dog leash law - 0
- Man who shot Huskies was worried he would be target of animal rights groups - 20
- Police say three Huskies missing in Merrimack were mistaken as wolves and shot, killed - 75
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Dave D'Onofrio's Patriots Notebook: It took a while, but now they're on Wright track - 0
- Newmarket blacksmith has forged a career shaping the elementsof steel - 0
- Kathy Sullivan: We need to rethink some of our county government positions - 0
- Pipes and plans: A chance to show up Mass. - 0
- H.S. Football Power Poll: No doubt - Astros finish on top - 0
- College Hockey: Wildcats home to RPI on Tuesday night - 0
- Manchester school board OK's contract for driver’s ed program - 0
- Unrest erupts after grand jury decides against charges in Ferguson, Mo., shooting - 0
- Malkin, Crosby foil Bruins in overtime - 0
Clinton has 'historic' lead in poll
Sources say former White House Chief of Staff Andy Card to be tapped as Franklin Pierce president
Randy Johnson, Pedro, Smoltz lead HOF ballot
Tough task for NH budget writers
Pipes and plans: A chance to show up Mass.
Teacher 'thrilled' at being reinstated
Paul, Christie share lead in primary poll
NH senators react to Hagel resignation