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October 18. 2013 9:31PM

This week's Rare Bird Alert

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, Oct. 16.

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 short-eared owl was seen at Sherman Farms in Conway on Oct. 13.

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 black-legged kittiwake and a Forster’s tern were seen in Hampton Harbor on Oct. 12.

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.

Seven pied-billed grebes, five pectoral sandpipers, and a Wilson’s snipe were seen at the Copps Pond Wildlife Management Area in Tuftonboro on Oct. 12.

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.

Two pectoral sandpipers and 16 rusty blackbirds were seen at World End Pond in Salem on Oct. 12.

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.

An orange-crowned warbler was reported from Hancock on Oct. 15.

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.

A fish crow was found in Durham on Oct. 10.

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.

A Wilson’s snipe was reported from Pittsfield on Oct. 10th.

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.

This message 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: birdsetc@nhaudubon.org. 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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