This week's Rare Bird Alert
A sandhill crane was seen from Carter Hill in Concord on Oct. 14.
A greater white fronted goose was seen with Canada geese on Main Street just below the 12th Street bridge in Berlin on Oct. 13, 14, and 15.
A rough-legged hawk was seen in North Conway on Oct. 14.
A Leach’s storm-petrel was seen from Ragged Neck in Rye on Oct. 12.
Two long-billed dowitchers, a short-billed dowitcher, a pectoral sandpiper, two white-rumped sandpipers, eight lesser yellowlegs, a whimbrel, a sora, 10 Nelson’s sparrows, and six saltmarsh sparrows were seen in Hampton Marsh on Oct. 13.
A Bonaparte’s gull was seen on Spofford Lake in Chesterfield on Oct. 13.
A red-necked grebe was seen on Lake Winnepesaukee in Wolfeboro on Oct. 13, and a pied-billed grebe was seen on Horseshoe Pond in Concord on the 13th.
Forty-two ring-necked ducks, a surf scoter, three white-winged scoters, 35 black scoters, two common goldeneyes, a red-breasted merganser, two pied-billed grebes, and two red-necked grebes were all seen at Cherry Pond at the Pondicherry Audubon Sanctuary in Jefferson on Oct. 13.
Thirty-two black scoters were seen migrating over Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on
Oct. 13, 70 white-winged scoters were seen flying from Carter Hill in Concord, and three surf scoters were seen on Lake Waukewan in Meredith on Oct. 14.
A male black-backed woodpecker was seen from the forest trails along Trudeau Road in Bethlehem on Oct. 12.
A pair of evening grosbeaks was seen in Lyman on Oct. 11.
An American coot was seen on World End Pond and one was seen at Canobie Lake, both in Salem on Oct. 13.
A great egret was seen at Adams Pond in Derry on Oct. 13.
Twelve peregrine falcons and more than 10,000 double-crested cormorants were seen migrating south along the coast on Oct. 12.Raptor migration is under way with more than 10,300 reported from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough, and more than 10,950 reported from the Carter Hill Observatory in Concord, all since Sept. 1. Be sure to visit these New Hampshire Audubon sponsored observatories this fall season to help out with the count.