This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Nov. 4.

An immature red-headed woodpecker was discovered along North River Road near Burley Farm in Epping on Oct. 5, and was last reported on Nov. 3.

Another immature red-headed woodpecker was photographed in Hampstead on Oct. 24, and reported again on Nov. 1.

A white-eyed vireo was photographed foraging in Autumn Olive trees along Island Path in Hampton on Nov. 2.

A blue grosbeak was seen on the trails and fields at the 1785 Inn in North Conway on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1.

Three sandhill cranes were reported flying over North Conway on Nov. 3.

A trumpeter swan was discovered at N.H. Audubon’s Abe Emerson Marsh in Candia on April 13 and continues being seen. It was last reported on Nov. 2.

A lesser black-backed gull was seen in Rye on Oct. 30.

Two long-billed dowitchers, a stilt sandpiper, a pectoral sandpiper, and two lesser yellowlegs were seen in Hampton Marsh on Nov. 1 and/or 2.

Two lesser yellowlegs were seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on Oct. 29.

Ten great egrets were tallied along the coast on Oct. 30.

Twelve white-winged scoters were seen on Mascoma Lake on Oct. 31.

Two red crossbills were seen in Waterville Valley on Nov. 2.

Two Lapland longspurs were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on Nov. 2.

Three snow buntings were seen in Charlestown on Oct. 31.

Twenty tree swallows were seen along the coast on Nov. 2.

A female black-backed woodpecker was seen at the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson on Nov. 3.

A golden eagle was seen from Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on Nov. 1.

Raptor migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough. 10,295 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 2,375 raptors since Sept. 1. Be sure to visit these observatories during the fall season to help out with their counts. Staffed counts will soon be coming to a close for the season.

Fall migration of birds that breed in New Hampshire is winding down, with decreasing numbers of lingering migrants being reported, especially insect eaters such as warblers, vireos, swallows, and flycatchers.


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