This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, March 18.
A tufted duck was photographed from the south shore of Great Bay on March 15. Also seen here several times during the past week were three redheads and three canvasbacks.
A male Barrow’s goldeneye was seen north of Stark Landing on the Merrimack River in Manchester on March 17.
A snow goose was seen in Charlestown on March 16, and two brant were seen at Pulpit Rocks in Rye on the 17th.
A golden eagle was photographed at Adam’s Point in Durham on March 12.
A rough-legged hawk was reported from the Pease International Tradeport on March 12.
A Northern shrike was seen in Warren, and one was seen in Westmoreland, both on March 17.
An Iceland gull was seen in Exeter on March 17. A Glaucous gull continues to be seen in Seabrook at Hampton Harbor and was last reported on the 17th.
A flock of over 50 Bohemian waxwings was seen in Plainfield on March 17; a flock of 11 was seen in South Sutton on March 16; and a flock of 12 was seen in Etna on the 14th.
A pine grosbeak was seen in Newport, and one was seen in Gorham, both on March 16.
A flock of 18 evening grosbeaks was seen in East Kingston, and a flock of 17 was seen in Jefferson, all on March 17.
A flock of 32 common redpolls was seen in Jefferson on March 17; a flock of nine was seen in Keene on the 15th; a flock of 19 was reported from Etna on the 14th; and a flock of 12 was seen in Dunbarton on the 11th.
A yellow-rumped warbler was seen again in East Kingston on March 16.
Small numbers of snow buntings, horned larks and American pipits were reported from scattered locations during the past week.
There was an influx of returning migrants during the past week, including gadwalls, a Northern shoveler, Northern pintails, common goldeneyes, ring-necked ducks, red-breasted mergansers, hooded mergansers, common mergansers, buffleheads, green-winged teal, wood ducks, great blue herons, turkey vultures, Merlins, an osprey, three tree swallows, a greater yellowlegs, a Wilson’s snipe, American woodcock, killdeer, Eastern meadowlarks, common grackles, red-winged blackbirds, brown-headed cowbirds, fox sparrows, fish crows, and pine siskins.
Overwintering migrant species reported during the past week included: winter wren, hermit thrush, red-shouldered hawk, yellow-bellied sapsucker, and Northern flicker.
This listing can be seen in its entirety at www.nhaudubon.org.