This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Oct. 7.

An adult little gull was seen along the coast at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on Oct. 5.

Two sandhill cranes continue to be seen foraging in fields along Ledge Farm Road in Nottingham and were last reported on Oct. 7.

A trumpeter swan was discovered at NH Audubon’s Abe Emerson Marsh in Candia on April 13 and continues being seen. It was last reported on Oct. 7.

An immature red-headed woodpecker was seen at Burley Farm in Epping on Oct. 5, 6 and 7.

A white-eyed vireo was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on Oct. 1; one was seen in Sandwich on the 2nd; and one was reported from Rumney on the 2nd.

A yellow-breasted chat was seen at South Mill Pond in Portsmouth on Oct. 3 and 6.

An orange-crowned warbler was seen at N.H. Audubon’s Dahl Wildlife Sanctuary in Conway on Oct. 4, and one was reported from West Rumney on the 2nd.

Two dickcissels were seen at the Concord Community Gardens on Birch Street on Oct. 6, and one was reported from Hawkin’s Farm in Salem on the 2nd.

An American golden-plover and a black-bellied plover were seen at the Copps Pond Wildlife Management Area in Tuftonboro on Oct. 1.

A stilt sandpiper was seen at the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant on Oct. 3. The treatment plant is gated and the hours of operation are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays. If you visit, please check in at the office and be out of the plant by 2:45 p.m. so that plant personnel do not have to ask birders to leave. Do not drive on the dikes and do not block the road. The Trails at Pickering Ponds, located east of the plant, are not gated, and are always open during daylight hours.

Twelve white-winged scoters were seen on Cherry Pond in Jefferson on Oct. 1.

A Lapland longspur was seen at the Fort Hill Wildlife Management Area in Stratford on Oct. 6.

A flock of 30 horned larks was seen on the Franconia Ridge north of Mount Lafayette in the White Mountains on Oct. 5.

A few white-winged crossbills were reported from North Conway during the past week.

A golden eagle was seen from the summit of Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on Oct. 6.

Raptor migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough. Over 9,450 raptors, mainly broad-winged hawks, have already been tallied there since Sept. 1. The Carter Hill Raptor Migration Observatory in Concord is now being staffed by volunteers for a few days each week and has tallied over 2,350 raptors since Sept. 1. Be sure to visit these observatories during the fall season to help out with their counts!


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