This Week's Rare Bird Alert
A golden eagle was seen in the area of the Vernon Dam on the Connecticut River on March 24 and 25. It was seen both over the river, which is technically in New Hampshire, and on the Vermont side of the river.
A spotted towhee was spotted in Rye on Jan. 25, and has been seen many times since then. It was last reported on March 23rd. It has been seen foraging on the ground on the corner nearest the traffic island at the intersection of Central Road and Route 1A.
A glaucous gull was reported from the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant, and two Iceland gulls were reported from Rockingham Park in Salem, all on March 23.
Five canvasbacks were reported on Great Bay from the Discovery Center in Greenland on March 22.
Two American wigeon were seen on the Winnipesaukee River in Tilton on March 24, and two were seen on Great Bay on the 23rd.
Thirty-seven lesser scaup were seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant on March 22, and more than 1,600 greater scaup were tallied on Great Bay on the 23rd.
Two hundred ring-necked ducks were seen on Powwow Pond in Kingston on March 23.
A red-necked grebe was seen on the Merrimack River in Boscawen on March 21 and March 23.
A pair of evening grosbeaks was seen visiting a birdfeeder at a private residence in Richmond on March 25 and 26.
A rusty blackbird was seen in Barrington on March 19 and 20, and one was seen in Rye on the 23rd.
There were several American woodcocks and killdeer reported during the past week.
An eastern towhee was reported from Manchester on March 24.There were several reports of migrant tree swallows during the past week including 50 seen foraging over the Merrimack River in Manchester on March 25.
A greater yellowlegs and a great egret were seen in Rye on March 23.
More than 30 fish crows were reported from Salem on March 23.
There were many turkey vulture sightings during the past week, including 30 in Lakeport on March 24, and 12 in West Lebanon on the 23rd.
A pair of peregrine falcons is again nesting on the Brady-Sullivan Tower in Manchester. They can be viewed via webcam at: http://www.spectraaccess.com/?page_id=494. The camera times-out after two minutes, but you can re-access it whenever you want.