This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Jan. 21.
A male tufted duck was seen at the Exeter Wastewater Plant on Jan. 19. Also present was an Iceland gull, two lesser scaup and a green-winged teal. The treatment plant is only open to birders on weekends.
An adult male Barrow’s goldeneye and two or three female Barrow’s goldeneyes were seen between the Granite Street Bridge and Notre Dame Bridge on the Merrimack River in Manchester on Jan. 21.
A redhead was seen on Great Bay from the Discovery Center in Greenland on Jan. 19.
A male green-winged teal continues to be seen on the Androscoggin River in Gorham and was last reported on Jan. 18. This is an unusually far north and inland occurrence for this species in winter.
A single snow goose continues to be seen along the coast and was last reported on Jan. 19.
Five thick-billed murres were seen off of Pulpit Rocks in Rye, and three were seen from Bicentennial Park in Hampton all on Jan. 19.
A Glaucous gull continues to be seen at Hampton Harbor and was last reported on Jan. 19. An Iceland gull was seen off Tide Mill Road in Hampton on the 19th.
A golden eagle was photographed along Chickering Road in Westmoreland on Jan. 6, and then again on the 19th.
A Northern shrike was seen off of Range Road in Sandwich on Jan. 21.
A peregrine falcon was seen in Concord and one was seen in Newington during the past week. A Merlin was seen in Hanover on Jan. 15, and an American kestrel was seen in Milford on the 16th.
A Northern goshawk was seen in Hancock on Jan. 21.
There was an unconfirmed report of a snowy owl in North Haverhill on Jan. 14.
A yellow-breasted chat, an orange-crowned warbler, and a vesper sparrow were seen in Seabrook on Jan. 19.
A yellow-rumped warbler was seen in Kingston on Jan. 20.
A flock of over 40 common redpolls was seen in trees on East Milan Road in Milan, four were seen at a birdfeeder in Jefferson, and a small flock was reported from Keene, all during the past week.
Over 175 Bohemian waxwings continued to be seen foraging on crabapple trees in New London during the past week. There have also been at least 50 seen in Plymouth.
A few pine grosbeaks and evening grosbeaks were reported from scattered locations during the past week. Of particular note was a flock of 56 evening grosbeaks seen in Jefferson on Jan. 20.
A flock of 10 fish crows was reported from Salem on Jan. 15.
A flock of 21 turkey vultures was seen roosting on trees and chimneys at the end of Sanborn Street in Exeter on Jan. 19.
Lingering migrant species reported during the past week included: red-winged blackbird, brown-headed cowbird, hermit thrush, turkey vulture, red-shouldered hawk, fish crow, yellow-bellied sapsucker, northern flicker, ruby-crowned kinglet, brown thrasher, gray catbird, chipping sparrow, fox sparrow, and white-crowned sparrow.