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Last Week's Rare Bird Alert

October 05. 2018 8:07PM

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Oct. 1.

A greated white-fronted goose was seen with a flock of Canada geese in Rochester on Sept. 27. The flock has been moving around, and was last reported from a cornfield across from 300 Blackwater Road on Oct. 1.

Two sandhill cranes continue to be seen in a field along Ledge Farm Road in Nottingham, and were last reported on Sept. 29.

A parasitic Jaeger, a Northern fulmar, two Caspian terns and six red-throated loons were seen from Rye Harbor State Park on Sept. 25.

A common gallinule was reported from Penacook on Sept. 27, and an American coot was seen at Eel Pond in Rye on Oct. 1.

An American oystercatcher was seen on Star Island in the Isles of Shoals on Sept. 29 and 30.

Three Northern shovelers were seen in Exeter on Sept. 30.

A great egret was seen at Chapman’s Landing in Stratham on Sept. 30, and one was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on the 27th and 28th.

A lark sparrow was seen on Star Island in the Isles of Shoals on Sept. 29.

A clay-colored sparrow and a dickcissel continue to be seen at Goss Farm in Rye and were last reported on Sept. 30.

A dickcissel and a mourning warbler were seen at the Birch Street Community Gardens in Concord on Sept. 29.

Single grasshopper sparrows were reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis and the Concord Airport on Sept. 27.

Three Lapland longspurs were seen at Pulpit Rocks in Rye on Sept. 30.

Two orange-crowned warblers were seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on Sept. 28.

Several yellow warblers, two chestnut-sided warblers, a Blackburnian warbler, several blackpoll warblers, several Cape May warblers, several bay-breasted warblers and a Canada warbler were reported from scattered locations during the past week.

A gray-cheeked thrush was reported from Nottingham on Sept. 30.

Other late-migrants of note during the past week included: four Eastern wood-pewees, a least flycatcher, two warbling vireos, a marsh wren, a wood thrush, several rose-breasted grosbeaks, and several Philadelphia vireos.

Raptor migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough. Pack Monadnock has tallied nearly 8,000 raptors since Sept. 1. The majority of the raptors that have been seen so far this season were broad-winged hawks, but over 120 bald eagles have also been seen. Non-raptors reported from Pack Monadnock during the past week included a late-migrating tree swallow on the 26th, and three red crossbills on the 28th. Be sure to visit the observatory this fall season to help out with the count!

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