This week's Rare Bird Alert
A group of birders visited Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals located off the coast of Rye on Sept. 9. Highlights from the visit included: a whimbrel, a laughing gull, three Caspian terns, a black-billed cuckoo, two Philadelphia vireos, three bank swallows, two Carolina wrens, two ruby-crowned kinglets, three Cape May warblers, a palm warbler, two bay-breasted warblers, three Blackpoll warblers, an American redstart, two northern waterthrushes, a mourning warbler, two Wilson's warblers, a yellow-breasted chat, a clay-colored sparrow, and a lark sparrow.A bay-breasted warbler was reported from Ashland, two Tennessee warblers were reported from Peterborough, and a Tennessee warbler was reported from Nashua, all on Sept. 5.
Two semipalmated plovers were seen at New Hampshire Audubon’s Ponemah Bog Sanctuary, and two were seen at World End Pond in Salem, all on Sept. 5.Raptor migration is under way with them already being seen from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough, and from the Carter Hill Observatory in Concord. Be sure to visit these New Hampshire Audubon sponsored observatories this fall season to help out with the count.
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