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4 Sep Special Program on Broad-winged Hawk Migration SATURDAY, Sept 12, 7-9 pm. in Woburn, MA [Steve Mirick ]
4 Sep Powder mill update [eric masterson ]
4 Sep ***NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter Wednesday September 9, 2015 Program - Antarctica Adventures*** [bikenbird via NHBirds ]
4 Sep Baird's - YES [Rebecca ]
3 Sep Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (03 Sep 2015) 27 Raptors []
3 Sep Carter Hill Observatory (03 Sep 2015) 10 Raptors []
3 Sep coast-quiet [Dorothy Currier ]
4 Sep 61 Nighthawks - Concord []
3 Sep it's a dirty deed but someone has to do it [Jeanne-Marie Maher ]
3 Sep 12 Species of Warblers Today in South Sutton/16 Species this Week [Cindy House ]
3 Sep Trask Bitterns [Dylan Jackson ]
3 Sep powdermill addendum [eric masterson ]
3 Sep powder mill pond shorebirds [eric masterson ]
3 Sep ID help Ashland Sparrows. [keith chamberlin ]
3 Sep Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (02 Sep 2015) 12 Raptors []
2 Sep Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Sep 2015) 24 Raptors []
2 Sep Carter Hill Observatory (02 Sep 2015) 17 Raptors []
2 Sep Flocks of Warblers and Bitterns? [Dylan Jackson ]
3 Sep 127 Nighthawks - Concord []
2 Sep Monday - wednesday birding adventures - and question [Jeanne-Marie Maher ]
2 Sep Jeffreys Ledge on Tuesday afternoon [Cliff Otto ]
2 Sep Pectorals, Sora, others - Salem [Kyle Wilmarth ]
2 Sep Bald Eagle @ Portsmouth [Jerry Kelly ]
2 Sep Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (31 Aug 2015) 15 Raptors []
2 Sep Bay-breasted, Durham ["Dorsey, Kurk" ]
1 Sep Warblers, mystery Warblers, and more [Dylan Jackson ]
1 Sep Carter Hill Observatory (01 Sep 2015) 7 Raptors []
2 Sep 208 Nighthawks - Concord []
1 Sep nighthawks - west Concord [Anne Hadshi ]
1 Sep Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird [Ashley P ]
1 Sep Philly Vireo and Tenn Warbler in Webstah [raqbirds via NHBirds ]
01 Sep Sutton Birds (Goshawk, Bittern, Bay-breasted Warbler) [Steve Mirick ]
01 Sep Hinsdale migration picking up ["Hector Galbraith" ]
1 Sep Another Warbler Wave, Rumney [Jody Williams ]
1 Sep Butterfly mags [Jane Rice ]
1 Sep Olive-sided Flycatcher, Pine Warblers, Bluebirds, Hancock ["'Donald Stokes' via NHBirds" ]
31 Aug Freedom Town Forest [Charlie Nims ]
31 Aug the sound of a city screech owl [Edith Posselt ]
31 Aug Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (30 Aug 2015) 8 Raptors []
31 Aug Nighthawks in Auburn [Fran Keenan ]
31 Aug Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, August 31, 2015 ["Mark Suomala" ]
1 Sep Exhibit Featuring Photographer John Rockwood – August 15 to October 1 []
1 Sep 329 Nighthawks - Concord []
31 Aug 30 August 2015- Warblers - first Monarch Butterfly-Nottingham ["'paul miliotis' via NHBirds" ]
1 Sep Seabrook: Black Vulture, Rt. 286; Black Guillemot, Yankee Coop [Len Medlock ]
31 Aug Common Nighthawk single [Joel Huntress ]
31 Aug Hinsdale migrants continue ["Hector Galbraith" ]
31 Aug Lark Sparrow [Terri Fratus ]
30 Aug 745 Nighthawks, Powder Mill Pond, Hancock ["'Dlstokes' via NHBirds" ]
30 Aug Goose Pond [Dylan Jackson ]
31 Aug Loon twins (21-22 days old) swimming underwater with their dad. []
31 Aug 1,465 Nighthawks - Concord []
30 Aug An unexpectedly exceptional day [Dylan Jackson ]
30 Aug birding with buddies From World's End to Coast and back (Nighthawks 99) [Jeanne-Marie ]
30 Aug Great Penacook Walkabout ["Pam Hunt" ]
30 Aug Exeter WTP, waterfowl; Yankee Coop, Guillemot [Len Medlock ]
30 Aug Barrington Sightings []
30 Aug Freedom airstrip [Rebecca ]
30 Aug Upland Sandpiper at Pease [Rebecca ]
30 Aug Rumney Migrants [Jody Williams ]
30 Aug Hundreds of nighthawks in Bedford/Amherst/Merrimack [Tom Young ]
30 Aug fun observation [evelyn nathan ]
30 Aug Re:nighthawks ["'Diane LaRocque' via NHBirds" ]
30 Aug Re: Chat, blue grosbeak, Urban Forestry Center [Katie Towler ]
29 Aug Migration activity-Sunapee/New London [Dylan Jackson ]
29 Aug Busy Day at the Coast [Scott Heron ]
30 Aug 194 Nighthawks - Concord []
29 Aug 749 Nighthawks Powder Mill Pond, Hancock ["'Dlstokes' via NHBirds" ]
29 Aug 400+ nighthawks over Webster [raqbirds via NHBirds ]
29 Aug Baird's Sandpiper - Rye, Cape May Warbler - Greenland, Whale Watch Highlights [Lauren Kras ]
29 Aug 60+ nighthawks in Merrimack ["'Molly J' via NHBirds" ]
29 Aug Nighthawk Show in Merrimack ["Sandy" ]
29 Aug 1063 Nighthawks - Henniker ["'Aiden Moser' via NHBirds" ]
29 Aug NH Coast (Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, Western Sandpipers, NO BUFF-BREAST) [Steve Mirick ]
29 Aug Warblers moving today, Rumney [Jody Williams ]
29 Aug nighthawks, exeter [Greg Tillman ]

Subject: Special Program on Broad-winged Hawk Migration SATURDAY, Sept 12, 7-9 pm. in Woburn, MA
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 16:43:48 -0400
Posting this for Paul Roberts.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA


The 2015 Eastern Mass Hawk Watch annual meeting on Saturday Sept. 12 
focuses on Broad-winged Hawk migration. Our keynote speaker is Laurie J. 
Goodrich, Senior Monitoring Biologist at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and the 
lead author of the ‘Birds of North America’ account of the Broadwing, 
updated in 2014. Her topic will be ‘Chasing Broadwings to Brazil and 
Back: The Ecology and Conservation of a Long-Distance Migrant.’ The 
evening includes a popular raffle on a number of great birding items.

The EMHW annual meeting is free and open to the public (donations 
gratefully accepted). The meeting will be held on Saturday at the “new” 
location, the air-conditioned Woburn Elks Lodge, 295 Washington Street, 
Woburn, MA. A social hour with beverages and snacks starts at 6 pm, 
followed at 7 pm by a brief business meeting and Laurie’s presentation. 
For complete information, including driving directions to the new 
location in Woburn (plenty of free parking), visit the Eastern Mass Hawk 
Watch web site at massbird.org/EMHW

The new Woburn location is easy to reach, just blocks from Rte. 128 and 
a short distance off Rte 93. Remember that this year for the first time 
the annual meeting is on SATURDAY, Sept. 12.

Best,

Paul


Paul M. Roberts
Medford, MA

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Subject: Powder mill update
From: eric masterson <erictheirish AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 15:22:11 -0400
another bairds came in on the back of last nights cold front- 3 total

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Subject: ***NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter Wednesday September 9, 2015 Program - Antarctica Adventures***
From: bikenbird via NHBirds <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 12:54:51 -0400
    
         
             
                       
                                 
                                     
                                         
                                             
                                                 
 New Hampshire Audubon Seacoast Chapter 



                               
 Wednesday September 9, 2015 Program - 7:30 pm - Antarctica Adventures 



                                                                  
                                                                 
 Dr. Marco Restani, Professor of Wildlife Ecology at St. Cloud State 
University, MN and Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society Board Member, will 
provide an overview of the unique jurisdiction governing Antarctica, 
sustainability of tourism in the Southern Ocean, and natural history of the 
region's wildlife. He will also discuss challenges to conservation at high 
visitation sites, focusing on the damage wrought by introduced species, 
potential impacts from human disturbance, and the ever looming threat of 
climate change. Antarctica is different now than it was only 50 years ago and 
changing rapidly. It's probably time to schedule a visit. This date is the 
seacoast chapter annual business meeting for the election of the executive 
board officers. 




                                 
                                                                     
                                  
                                
                                
                                
                                
                                
                               
                               
                                
 All are welcome to attend our Wednesday September 9, 2015 program which is 
free of charge at the Seacoast Science Center (wheelchair accessible), Odiorne 
Point State Park, 570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye NH (click here for Google maps: 
http://goo.gl/maps/mfnQT ) . Refreshments are at 7:00 PM. Meetings begin at 
7:30 PM. Entrance doors will be locked at 7:45 PM. For more information see our 
web site at http://www.seacoastchapter.org/programs . Cancellations will be 
announced on http://www.seacoastchapter.org/programs and this Google group. 

 


                                Al Stewart, Jr                               
                           
                        
                      
                    
                  
                
         
      
    
 

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Subject: Baird's - YES
From: Rebecca <rsuomala2 AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 13:03:22 +0000 (UTC)
Two Baird's Sandpipers still present at Powdermill Pond in Bennington with 
Semipalmated Plovers and Solitary Sandpipers. 

They were on the mud flats by the boat launch on Rt. 202. There is a gravel 
pull off on the west side of Rt. 202 opposite the boat launch. There's no 
official sign for the boat launch and with the water down it doesn't look like 
much, but there's a gravel walkway from the road the railroad tracks. 


Becky Suomala, Chichester
Zeke Cornell, Bow

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Subject: Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (03 Sep 2015) 27 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 17:15:27 -0800
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       2              9             12
Bald Eagle                   2              3              4
Northern Harrier             1              5              5
Sharp-shinned Hawk          14             27             31
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            4             11             19
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2              2              5
Merlin                       1              5              6
Peregrine Falcon             1              1              2
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      27             63             85
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Katrina Fenton

Observers:        Al Grimstad, Cliff Otto, Nancy Moreau, Tom Baillio

Visitors:
"That one looks just like Batman's symbol!" one of the hawk watch visitors
observed, watching the local gang of Turkey Vultures whirl overhead. There
were a few more people out enjoying the day than yesterday, despite the
warmer temperature and threat of rain, 36 of them found there way to the
count site. Congrats on your first Pack Bald Eagle, Julie and Matthew, and
thanks for coming to help look for birds on one of the last days of summer
vacation!


Weather:
"Wow, it's foggy-hazy!" It sure was today with visibility barely clearing
Crochet Mountain. A technician at the summit's air quality monitoring
station said that wildfires in Canada are partially to blame. A light
northerly wind all but died out in the afternoon, allowing temperatures to
rise into the 80s. Cumulus clouds billowed up later in the day, and by late
afternoon, the rumble of thunder and occasional sprinkle of rain gave
evidence to the promised cold front.

Raptor Observations:
Not a raptor to be seen for the first two hours of the count, migrant or
otherwise. The drought was broken by two Broad-winged Hawks, located by
Nancy Moreau as they climbed a late-morning thermal. With that, a steady
push of migrants was released, culminating in the first 10 migrant hour of
the season between 1:00 and 2:00p.m. The local Northern Goshawk showed
herself again, continuing her every other day schedule of swinging past the
summit. A Merlin couldn't resist diving on the final migrant of the day, a
Peregrine Falcon barely clearing the hight of the spruces as it skirted the
mountain.

Non-raptor Observations:
The variety and number of warblers foraging around the hawk watch grew
overnight, swinging by in both a morning and an afternoon wave. A Scarlet
Tanager seemed to enjoy some early mountain ash berries, though frost is
said to improve their flavor. In all, 36 species of birds were observed
over the course of the day.

Non-raptor migrants:
Chimney Swift- 7
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 4

Warbler numbers:
Tennessee Warbler- 1
Nashville Warbler- 1
Magnolia Warbler- 1
Cape May Warbler- 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler- 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler~ 30
Black-throated Green Warbler~ 15
Blackburnian Warbler- 1
Blackpoll Warbler (singing)- 1
Black-and-white Warbler- 1




Predictions:
The wind will be out of the NE at 5-10 mph in the wake of this cold front,
becoming more easterly and decreasing as the day wears on. Temperatures are
expected to rise to the upper 60s to low 70s, a welcome but short-lived
respite in this stretch of heat. The change in the weather may bring with
it the first few small kettles of southbound Broad-winged Hawks.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (trina16 AT comcast.net))
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org



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Subject: Carter Hill Observatory (03 Sep 2015) 10 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 17:09:10 -0800
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       2              6              6
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             1              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3              7              7
Cooper's Hawk                1              1              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            2             11             11
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              6              6
Merlin                       0              2              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      10             34             34
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Jess Cosentino

Observers:        Phil Brown, Robert Vallieres

Visitors:
11 visitors to the observation deck today


Weather:
The first week of September remains warm and sunny for another day, as
temperatures rose into the high 80's by late morning however cloud cover
seemed to slowly creep in eventually opening way for brief (albeit loud)
late afternoon thunderstorms.

Raptor Observations:
A few more Osprey slipped down the Contoocook while the year's first
Northern Harrier was spotted catching a high thermal before peeling off
directly overhead and out of view to the south. 

Only a pair of migrating Broad-winged Hawks passed through while the local
pair remained active intermittently throughout the late morning and early
afternoon, vocalizing "kee-eee"'s from high in the pale blue and
occasionally diving down on local Redtails and Turkey Vultures sharing the
same thermals. 

A non-migrating Red-shouldered Hawk briefly caught enough lift to rise
above tree line briefly to give a good look before disappearing below into
the treeline.

Non-raptor Observations:
Pine Warbler - 2
American Redstart - 2
Tennessee Warbler -1
Yellow-rumped Warbler -1
Indigo Bunting -1 
Eastern Towhee - 1 
Scarlet Tanager - 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak - 1
Cedar Waxwings - Large groups remain active throughout the orchard
Eastern Phoebe - 1
Eastern Wood Pewee - 1
Chimney Swift - 12
Common Nighthawk - 9


Predictions:
Partly cloudy skies. High 77F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jess Cosentino (rcavall AT comcast.net)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org



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Subject: coast-quiet
From: Dorothy Currier <dorocurr AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 20:36:54 -0400
8 AM-3 PM, wind & water very calm

very few peeps
some swallows feeding low down
1 short billed dowitcher
 2 black bellied plovers
13 greater yellow legs, mostly in the harbor
8 lesser yellow legs
next most numerous was killdeer
1 ruddy turnstone w/ peeps south of Odiorne
few egrets and GB herons
no black crowned or yellow crowned herons seen off Island Path Rd

Does this mean warbler season has started?

No one manning the entries at Rye or Odiorne State Parks-maybe they're in
school.

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Subject: 61 Nighthawks - Concord
From: rwoodward30 AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2015 00:23:57 +0000 (UTC)
Back down to double digits, as expected this time of year. The next 2 days 
don't look promising, but warm temperatures return Sunday through Tuesday, 
which should bring more birds before we wrap it up for the season. 


Rob Woodward 
Concord, NH 

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Subject: it's a dirty deed but someone has to do it
From: Jeanne-Marie Maher <jeannemariemaher AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 20:16:39 -0400
A day off from birding… ok maybe only until mid-afternoon when Eric 
Masterson’s email about the Baird’s Sandpipers came in. 

Off to PowerderMill Pond (and the thick enticing mudflats) in search of the 
same. 


Lost one shoe , https://flic.kr/p/yaFUHQ  then both 
in my search but eureka! Found the Bairds! 

Many thanks to Eric for directions and early notification. Lost the birds when 
a merlin flew in , searching for supper. 

Distant but usable photos:
https://flic.kr/p/xTXK1f 
https://flic.kr/p/xU5y52 
https://flic.kr/p/ybzPa4 
https://flic.kr/p/ybzPa4

Jeanne-Marie Maher
Nashua NH



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Subject: 12 Species of Warblers Today in South Sutton/16 Species this Week
From: Cindy House <cjhouse AT tds.net>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 19:54:30 -0400 (EDT)
Today at our backyard water feature and in the adjacent apple and butternut 
trees we had a fine influx of warblers: 


Cape May Warbler (FOF)
Pine Warbler (FOF)
Tennessee Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler 
Black-throated green Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
American Redstart
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-and-White Warbler
Common Yellowthroat

Combined with these other warblers seen in the last three days a total of 16 
species this week. 

Prairie Warbler (new yard bird)
Nashville Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Northern Parula

Cindy House
Eric Derleth

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Subject: Trask Bitterns
From: Dylan Jackson <jacksonwrxt89 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 18:53:53 -0400
Quick note:
I briefly stopped at the bridge on Trask Brook Road in Sunapee and found three 
continuing American Bitterns in the fields just south of the road. In their 
company was a Great Blue Heron which is the first one I've seen here that 
wasn't just a flyover. 


Also, the beaver dam was just removed today so the fields are no longer 
flooded... for now, so the fun may be coming to an end. 


-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Subject: powdermill addendum
From: eric masterson <erictheirish AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 13:33:24 -0400
For anyone interested in accessing the pond, the only access is from Route
202 just south of Bennington - the Baird's are in this section of the pond
(north of the railroad bridge). The F&G  access from Forrest Road is a mud
pie and not recommended until the pond refills. Highly recommended at the
moment - like Hampton but without the traffic and noise.

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Subject: powder mill pond shorebirds
From: eric masterson <erictheirish AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 13:23:32 -0400
A pair of Baird's Sandpipers new in, and shorebird number 24 for my inland
waterbird list (I pretend that I am not a lister, but in actuality, this is
my particular brand of birding obsession). Inland is defined for my
purposes as away from the coast or Great Bay (essentially west of Route
125), though all of my records are from the area between the Connecticut
and Merrimack River valleys. I think I am closing in on Tudor Richard's
record, but not there yet.


Other than these guys, the usual cast of characters, though in good
numbers, including:
Lesser Yellowlegs 2
Greater  Yellowlegs 9
Semipalmated Plover 9
Least Sandpiper 15
Solitary Sandpiper 13
American Wigeon 2
Green-winged Teal 24

Picture at the link:

http://ericmasterson.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Bairds-Sandpiper-crop1.jpg

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Subject: ID help Ashland Sparrows.
From: keith chamberlin <henryrocks2010 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 12:39:31 -0400
Having a little trouble with this sparrow. Pink bill and facial markings unlike 
field or white crowned, any ideas? 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/97678234 AT N07/21123467931/in/dateposted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/97678234 AT N07/20494682793/in/dateposted-public/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/97678234 AT N07/21115762815/in/dateposted-public/ 


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Subject: Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (02 Sep 2015) 12 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 03:28:09 -0800
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       5              7             10
Bald Eagle                   1              1              2
Northern Harrier             1              4              4
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2             13             17
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            1              7             15
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              3
Merlin                       2              4              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      12             36             59
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Katrina Fenton

Observers:        Al Grimstad

Visitors:
Six visitors came by the hawk watch today. 


Weather:
Bring on the sunshine! Today's weather was a reminder that although it's
September, there's still a few weeks until fall. The air quickly warmed to
the upper 70s in the shade, and not even four coats of sunscreen could
prevent a little toasting. Three tiny cumulus were all to be seen for cloud
cover, and by early afternoon, they too had evaporated into the blue. An
increasing westerly wind provided some relief, though not enough for a
rather melted Hawkwatch Junco that only once came out of the shade of the
blueberry bush.

Raptor Observations:
The local juvenile Broad-winged Hawks continue to harass whatever they can
find, wheeling around Gina at full bore and even taking on an adult Bald
Eagle. They missed two Ospreys riding the mountain's orographic lift, who
joined a third Osprey on a high glide to the south. An American Kestrel
helped itself to one of the many dragonflies patrolling the summit.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was an impressive wave or warblers working their way around the
summit today. Chimney Swifts, Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds, an a flock of
waterbirds made up the majority of diurnal  non-raptor migrants counted.

Non-raptor Migrants:
waterbird sp.- 9
Chimney Swift- 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 5
Tree Swallow- 1
Cliff Swallow- 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 25
Black-throated Green Warbler- 6
Blackpoll Warbler- 1
Blackburnian Warbler- 1
Wilson's Warbler- 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler- 2



Predictions:
Clear morning skies will give way to clouds and scattered thunderstorms as
a weak cold front pushes into the area this afternoon. The wind will be
light out of the north, which should encourage migrants to head out in
front of the rain. Temperatures are expected to peak in the mid-70s.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (trina16 AT comcast.net))
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Subject: Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Sep 2015) 24 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 18:10:14 -0800
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       2              2              5
Bald Eagle                   0              0              1
Northern Harrier             3              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk          11             11             15
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            6              6             14
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              3
Merlin                       2              2              3
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      24             24             47
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter:        Katrina Fenton

Observers:        Al Grimstad, Tom Baillio

Visitors:
There were 24 visitors. 


Weather:
Warm and sunny for the first day of the official count period. Temperatures
warmed from the upper 60s through the 70s. The sun held its own in a sultry
aquamarine sky while a handful of clouds tried to break free from the
dishwater haze pooling at the horizon. The light north wind did its best
improve visibility, and by the afternoon, it had cleared the view to Mt.
Kearsarge.

Raptor Observations:
Two Broad-winged Hawks vied for becoming the first migrants to be counted
in September. Raptor migration continued at a steady rate throughout the
day, with afternoon birds rising to stratospheric heights on the towering
thermals. "You'll see something good after I leave." Al promised as he
headed down the mountain. Not 20 minutes later, two small, aggressive birds
tangled over the spruces- a Merlin that had met its match in a
Ruby-throated Hummingbird that pursued it out of view.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ballooning spiders and Monarch Butterflies took to the North Wind, dodging
dragonflies and inquisitive raptors. An immature Bald Eagle called
attention to a group of Common Nighthawks traveling up the Contoocook to
end the day.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Common Nighthawk- 9
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 8
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 23
Black-throated Green Warbler- 2

Monarch Butterfly- 3
========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (trina16 AT comcast.net))
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Subject: Carter Hill Observatory (02 Sep 2015) 17 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 17:17:47 -0800
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       4              4              4
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2              4              4
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            5              9              9
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             5              5              5
Merlin                       1              2              2
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      17             24             24
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jess Cosentino

Observers:        Cliff Otto, Mark Timmerman

Visitors:
~ 6 visitors


Weather:
Another warm day on top of the deck as temperatures reached into the 90's,
reminding all those interested in "fall" migration to not put away their
sunblock just yet. Calm winds were most of the morning, seeming to come
from the west for the most part and shifting slowly NW by afternoon. Skies
were cloudless for a second day in a row while the horizon seemed to be
blanketed with a haze for most of the morning then later in afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
A few more Broad-winged Hawks passed through overhead while interacting
with the local pair, who were vocal and active around the orchard for a
short time in the late morning. Several Osprey trickled in from the north
and found their way down the Contoocook River corridor, which has proven to
be a favorable flight line for this species in previous years. A local
Osprey spent the remainder of the afternoon traveling along the southern
edge of the orchard, down to Long Pond and back (unfortunately no fish seen
in "hand" today). Several Kestrels also found their way up and over the
southern hill of the orchard while a local bird gave a spectacular view
directly overhead before suspending itself over the apple trees, hunting
for a late day meal. Local eagles remain busy up and down both the
Contoocook and Merrimack throughout the day, at different times. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Yellowthroat - 1
Magnolia Warbler - 1
Scarlet Tanager - 1
Cedar Waxwing - Still several large groups moving in and out of the orchard
all morning into the afternoon (Groups of 5-10 with the largest ~20)
Barn Swallow
Chimney Swift - 5
Common Nighthawk - 19 (Seen flying south down the Merrimack then returning
north around 09:50 AM)
Double-crested Cormorant - 3

Predictions:
Partly cloudy in the morning followed by scattered thunderstorms in the
afternoon. High 86F. Winds NNW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jess Cosentino (rcavall AT comcast.net)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
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Subject: Flocks of Warblers and Bitterns?
From: Dylan Jackson <jacksonwrxt89 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 21:10:44 -0400
After work today I stopped at the same locations as yesterday so I'll skip the 
elaboration. 


Webb's Forest, Sunapee:
Today's stop for Warblers was different in that the majority of Warbler 
activity took place by the farm near the intersection of Stagecoach Road and 
Harding Hill Road. Today's Warbler list is as follows: 

Chestnut-sided - 1
Magnolia - 4
Black-throated Green - 4
BLACKPOLL - 1 my FOF, seen in an apple tree in the cow pasture at the farm.
Black-and-white - 1
American Redstart - 2
Common Yellowthroat - 2
Pine Warbler - 1

Also to note that with so many birds moving about the area there are many that 
went by unidentified. 


Trask Brook Road, Sunapee:
I briefly stopped here on my way home at around 6:45pm. At the bridge I has 
shocked to find not one but FOUR American Bittern. Three were in the flooded 
grass and another flew up from the south then turned west and disappeared over 
the forest. By far my highest count for one spot. The following link is a crude 
documentation shot of the three in the grass: 

https://flic.kr/p/xRSc3i

Please understand this picture was the best I could do in low light and with my 
17 year old lens. I only post such poor photos for documentation. I do not call 
myself a professional photographer by any means. 


-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Subject: 127 Nighthawks - Concord
From: rwoodward30 AT comcast.net
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2015 00:15:59 +0000 (UTC)
A "slow steady trickle" is how I would describe this day's flight, but triple 
digits is always a good day. 


We easily broke the four thousand mark for the season. Over just the past 6 
days, 63% of the season's total has been counted. This means that nighthawk 
migration is similar to what people do after a sporting event. When the 
baseball game is over, we all get in our cars and drive home. A few may use the 
restroom, buy yet another hot dog, or just take in the stadium, but most leave 
all at once. Nighthawks do the same from across a broad area, about half of 
eastern Canada, without the benefit of a calendar or any other time-keeping 
device. 


Rob Woodward 
Concord, NH 

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Subject: Monday - wednesday birding adventures - and question
From: Jeanne-Marie Maher <jeannemariemaher AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 20:10:17 -0400
Monday night realized I was overfeeding my hummingbirds. 
https://flic.kr/p/xRMdxd  


Tuesday: Freedom airstrip: met Steve Mesick and had a great morning of warbler 
watching 15 species: Nashville, common yellowthroat, redstart, cape may, 
northern parula, magnolia, blackburnian, yellow, chestnut sided, black throated 
blue, pine , prairie, black throated green, canada, and wilsons . (plus an 
unknown). https://flic.kr/p/xcw3x4  


Freedom airstrip is an amazing place. We were able to find spots to bird till 
noon (and it was hot!), then on to the Pine Barrens, and Dahl Wildlife refuge 

Today hit Pondicherry and Trudeau Road (again): Hunting season has started so 
proceed with care, but the trails remain open. Many warblers, but in small 
quantities. Not much cooler than here (but evenings got down to 49 already). 



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Nashua NH



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Subject: Jeffreys Ledge on Tuesday afternoon
From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 10:26:05 -0400
Took a trip with 7 Seas Whale Watch out of Gloucester, MA, yesterday
afternoon but instead of their usual destination to the south part of
Stellwagen Bank, they headed north to NH waters and Jeffreys Ledge.

Northern Gannets were fairly plentiful but shearwaters were rather scarce.
And that cost me a photo of a Sabine's Gull--I was looking at a gull when I
spied a shearwater out of the corner of my eye. Just as I started to track
that bird, the naturalist announced that there was a Sabine's Gull on the
starboard, at 4 o'clock location by the time I turned around at the bow).

Anyway, I only saw one other, dark shearwater and one Wilson's
Storm-Petrel. There was a single phalarope that I photographed, a Red
Phalarope, I think, based on its light gray back (and looking on lots of
pictures on the internet. That would present a life bird for me if anyone
can verify my id.

http://ottoc.zenfolio.com/7Seas8 (first two pictures)

There were four Humpback whales feeding while we were up there. I included
a couple of photos of whale oops and one of what happen to a whale after
swimming through oops-polluted waters (if anyone cares to look past the
phalaope (Past the Phalarope sort of reminds me of a book title).

Cliff Otto
Manchester

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Subject: Pectorals, Sora, others - Salem
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:31:59 -0400
Last night Amanda and I took a paddle on World End Pond looking primarily
for shorebirds. There has been small uptick over the last few days so we
decided to split up to cover more ground.

It didn't take Amanda long to find 3 Pectoral Sandpipers -
https://flic.kr/p/xPHJeX // https://flic.kr/p/xPB8E9

We also had a group of about 20 Least Sandpipers, 2 Wilson's Snipe, as well
as a few Spotted Sandpipers and Killdeer.  On Sunday AM, I had my first
Semipalmated Sandpiper of the year there along with a Solitary Sandpiper.

One of the fun highlights was a Sora feeding in the open putting on quite
the show - https://flic.kr/p/y4X1nf  //  https://flic.kr/p/xPDqyL

Another highlight was an American Kestrel floating by leisurely about 30
feet over the pond - surprisingly my first of the year here in Salem.


Another note - it's September Goose Season and hunters will be out there.
If you head out on a kayak or boat, I'd recommend bringing a hunter orange
hat or vest with you.


Amanda Altena & Kyle Wilmarth
Salem, NH

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Subject: Bald Eagle @ Portsmouth
From: Jerry Kelly <jerrykelly20 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:39:38 -0400
Yesterday, 9/1,at 5 PM, we had a second year Bald Eagle over our yard
which is one block from Portsmouth's North Mill Pond. While I and
others have seen Eagles with some frequency by the N Mill Pond in
recent years (Great Bay Eagles and more recently perhaps Newcastle
Eagles), this was a new yard bird that I have waited 35 years for! We
watched it soar for 5 minutes.
Jerry Kelly
Portsmouth

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Subject: Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (31 Aug 2015) 15 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 03:31:38 -0800
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 31, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       2              3              3
Bald Eagle                   0              1              1
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2              4              4
Cooper's Hawk                1              1              1
Northern Goshawk             0              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            7              8              8
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2              3              3
Merlin                       1              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      15             23             23
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Katrina Fenton

Observers:        

Visitors:
55.


Weather:
A brisk, NW wind kept migrants low and the temperature in the mid-70s
today, Cloud cover increased through early afternoon. The wind did nothing
to alleviate the thick haze pooling across the horizon, blotting out all
the more distant landmarks.

Raptor Observations:
The morning began with a Merlin and a Sharp-shinned Hawk tangled in a duel
over the spruces. The immature female Cooper's Hawk couldn't resist joining
in, pitting her larger size against the Merlin's maneuverability. Three
immature Broad-winged Hawks hadn't caught on that migration is a serious
business, acting all the world like Sharp-shinned Hawks turned buteo as
they wheeled and dove on each other on their way south. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:
Double-crested Cormorant- 2
Chimney Swift- 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 8

========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (trina16 AT comcast.net))
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Subject: Bay-breasted, Durham
From: "Dorsey, Kurk" <Kurk.Dorsey AT unh.edu>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 01:48:31 +0000
Birders,

It's interesting to see the multiple reports of Bay-breasted Warbler today, and 
I can add one in my yard in Durham, which so far is the only bona fide migrant 
I've had this fall (quality beats quantity!). 



On a completely unrelated note, last evening there were at least 25 bats 
working the length of Fogg Drive, which is a very short street. Had I been on 
top of a Concord parking garage, I probably would have seen Batman and Catwoman 
too. 



Kurk Dorsey

Durham

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Subject: Warblers, mystery Warblers, and more
From: Dylan Jackson <jacksonwrxt89 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 21:41:07 -0400
With the day's getting shorter, I'm now having to scramble after work to get in 
some birding before the sun sets. Though I usually hit Trask Brook Road in 
Sunapee, today I went to seek more Warbler-rich habitat so I returned to the 
section of snowmobile trail that lies between Harding Hill Road and Route 103 
in Sunapee. I arrived around 5:40pm and like many fall outings it started 
quiet. As I approached the swampy clearing, where I had a lot of bird activity 
on Sunday, it was nearly silent. A Pileated Woodpecker was flushed by my canine 
companion where it flew out of sight and it began calling as did a second bird 
nearby. Other than that a Common Yellowthroat was all I could muster for 
Warblers so I waited and waited and finally an incoming flock of Chickadees and 
Titmice made their way in my direction. In there company was a plethora of 
Warblers. In the flock I had: 


Magnolia Warbler - 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 1
Black-throated Green Warbler - 5
https://flic.kr/p/y751xt
Blackburnian Warbler - 3
Pine Warbler - 1
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER - 1
https://flic.kr/p/xa33F9
Chestnut-sided Warbler - 1 
https://flic.kr/p/y74qvR
Black-and-white Warbler - 2
Common Yellowthroat - 3
WILSON'S WARBLER - 1
https://flic.kr/p/xPsdcw

Besides Warblers, other notables included a Blue-headed Vireo 
(https://flic.kr/p/xa2LDj), a Brown Creeper, Scarlet Tanager, Red-breasted 
Nuthatch and a few Eastern Wood-Pewees (https://flic.kr/p/xPrPFE). 


I also had a mystery warbler while I was here. I'm sure waning light didn't 
help with my ID, but the bird appeared very drab overall with no strong 
yellows, greens etc. The bird appeared to have a pronounced complete or partial 
eye-ring, two wing bars, a long tail and no obvious streaking on the breast or 
flanks. I'm asking the birding community for some help with this one. The two 
best guesses I have are Magnolia or Pine. Please let me know if anyone has a 
better guess: 

https://flic.kr/p/y6bZ2S

When I finally dragged myself away from this location I briefly stopped at 
Trask Brook Road in Sunapee. It was late in the evening so there wasn't too 
much to report. There were 114 resident Canada Geese in the fields as well as 
the continuing American Bittern exploiting the flooded fields south of the road 
along the brook: https://flic.kr/p/xaaD3R 

This bird is undoubtedly staying fat on Green Frogs which have been calling 
like crazy in this area since the Beavers have began flooding it. It flushed 
when I first saw it and flew to a nearby birch tree perching at the top, first 
time I've seen a Bittern in a tree. It didn't stay long however as it came 
right back to continue foraging. 


A good evening despite limited time none-the-less.

-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Subject: Carter Hill Observatory (01 Sep 2015) 7 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 16:54:39 -0800
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   0              0              0
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2              2              2
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            4              4              4
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       1              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       7              7              7
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:30:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jess Cosentino

Observers:        

Visitors:
8 visitors


Weather:
A beautiful September day with temperatures reaching the mid-80's by late
morning into the afternoon. Winds were calm for most of the day and skies
cleared to a nearly cloudless blue backdrop as the sun kept things plenty
warm on top of the deck

Raptor Observations:
The day began with a quick and close look at a Merlin exploring the newly
cleared swath of apple trees, taking a brief moment to perch atop a fence
post before shooting out of view while dipping down into the Contoocook
River valley. A few Broad-winged Hawks slowly passed through in small
numbers throughout the day as they mixed with a local pair, who spent the
late morning loftily catching thermals and hunting the nearby valleys. 

Local Redtails and a Cooper's Hawk also spent the day hunting around the
area along with an immature Bald Eagle seen briefly traveling down the
Contoocook River corridor in the morning

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:

Scarlet Tanager: 1 (female)
Black-throated Green Warbler: 1
American Redstart: 2
Pine Warbler: 1
Yellow-Rumped Warbler: 1
Chimney Swift: 10
Common Nighthawk: 5
Barn Swallow: ~8
Ruby-throated Hummingbird: 4
Cedar Waxwing: ~ 36 (Very active, large groups of 5-10 moving in and out of
the orchard all morning into the early afternoon)

Predictions:
Temperatures will jump into the 90's with western winds. Looks like another
hot & sunny one with clear skies
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jess Cosentino (rcavall AT comcast.net)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org



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Subject: 208 Nighthawks - Concord
From: rwoodward30 AT comcast.net
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 2015 00:47:25 +0000 (UTC)
A group of 189 persisted in a feeding pattern, some moving north, then south, 
for most of the watch. If any new birds flew in they weren't counted since the 
feeding flock never fully cleared out. 


A Merlin perched on the next building over until it dove for House Sparrows 
below. A Peregrine Falcon flew toward a nighthawk and lunged at it, mostly to 
swat it out of its way, then it continued after the Chimney Swift flock, 
without success. 


A Solitary Sandpiper sounded off twice at dusk. 

We need just 41 more birds to reach 4,000 for the season for only the second 
time. Tomorrow should be similar to today. 


Rob Woodward 
Concord, NH 

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Subject: nighthawks - west Concord
From: Anne Hadshi <annehadshi AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 19:36:48 -0400
From my backyard near Little Pond, looking west, I saw about 15 nighthawks
feeding high over the southern part of Penacook Lake. In the background,
other nighthawks were flying south from Penacook, in batches of ten. I
counted about 50, and about 15 feeding. Glad to have seen nighthawks
migrating!

Anne H.
Concord

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Subject: Leucistic Ruby-throated hummingbird
From: Ashley P <ashleydehls AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 17:28:35 -0400
Russet Lane, East Hampstead NH (in my garden) spotted an all-white
LEUCISTIC RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD. I grabbed my camera and got a few good
shots. The bird enjoyed my zinnias and hummingbird feeder before zipping up
and over my house to the north. This is the first time I've seen this
little one, and I hope it visits again! Any idea on how to tell if it is
male or female?

Here are a few photos:
Leucistic ruby-throated hummingbird

Leucistic ruby-throated hummingbird

Leucistic ruby-throated hummingbird



Ashley Polson
East Hampstead, NH

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Subject: Philly Vireo and Tenn Warbler in Webstah
From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 15:04:19 -0400
My home-office work day was livened up with leisurely and close views of a 
Tennessee Warbler and a bright yellow Philadelphia Vireo today. Both species 
were seen below eye level and the vireo was actively eating American Elder 
berries. Three vireo species for the morning. 



More thoughts on the birding month that was August later. 


Bob Quinn
Webstah, NH 

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Subject: Sutton Birds (Goshawk, Bittern, Bay-breasted Warbler)
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 14:32:39 -0400
I birded a little bit around Cascade Marsh in Sutton this morning, 
including the access road to the dam and nearby Baker and Cotton Road.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/40298884 AT N06/20878763519/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/ 


Totals from two areas:

Wood Duck    1
Mallard    2
AMERICAN BITTERN    1 flushed from marsh off Cotton Road.  Beautiful views.
Great Blue Heron    2
Turkey Vulture    1
Sharp-shinned Hawk    1
NORTHERN GOSHAWK    1 juvenile soaring with Sharp-shinned Hawk off 
Cotton Road.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/40298884 AT N06/21065540075/in/dateposted-public/lightbox/ 

Spotted Sandpiper    1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker    1
Downy Woodpecker    1
Hairy Woodpecker    2
Eastern Wood-Pewee    1
Eastern Phoebe    1
Blue-headed Vireo    1
Red-eyed Vireo    3
Blue Jay    3
Black-capped Chickadee    30
Tufted Titmouse    3
Red-breasted Nuthatch    4
White-breasted Nuthatch    2
Veery    1
Gray Catbird    1
Cedar Waxwing    1
Northern Waterthrush    1
Black-and-white Warbler    3
Common Yellowthroat    2
American Redstart    6
Magnolia Warbler    3
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER    2
Blackburnian Warbler    3
Chestnut-sided Warbler    2
Black-throated Blue Warbler    1
Yellow-rumped Warbler    6
Black-throated Green Warbler    8
Song Sparrow    1
American Goldfinch    1

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Subject: Hinsdale migration picking up
From: "Hector Galbraith" <hg2 AT myfairpoint.net>
Date: Tue, 01 Sep 2015 11:55:33 -0400
8 species of warbler at Hinsdale this am (redstart, black-throated green, 
magnolia, canada, yellowthroat, parula, b&w, black-thr blue), also two juvie 
merlins, a towhee, and lots of orioles and grosbeaks. 


Hector Galbraith, PhD
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Subject: Another Warbler Wave, Rumney
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 10:08:20 -0400
This morning from 7:50 to 8:10 around the back yard.

Blackburnian Warbler   at least 7
Black-throated Green Warbler 4
Yellow-rumped Warbler 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler  1
American Redstart  1
UFOs  at least 6 more. 


They are here and then they are not. At one point I watched 5 Blackburnians in 
the same birch tree. It was interesting to see nearly the whole range of fall 
plumages. The Redstart was an adult plumage male. 


Yesterday afternoon, a small flock in the meadow riparian edge: one each: 
Wilson’s, Magnolia, Black and White, Chestnut-sided. Yard total for August 
was 14 species of warblers. 




John R Williams

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Subject: Butterfly mags
From: Jane Rice <moultnews AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:30:57 -0400
Hope this isn't too out of line, but I have seen mention of the occasional 
butterfly on the list. I've been given a run of American Butterflies magazine, 
from the late 90s to fairly recent, if anyone can use them, contact me off 
list. 

Jane Rice 		 	   		  

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Subject: Olive-sided Flycatcher, Pine Warblers, Bluebirds, Hancock
From: "'Donald Stokes' via NHBirds" <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:17:43 -0400
While watching for Nighthawk migration we had an Olive-sided Flycatcher, 16 
Pine Warblers, 7 Bluebirds, and an Osprey. 


Don and Lillian Stokes
Powder Mill Pond, Hancock

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Subject: Freedom Town Forest
From: Charlie Nims <charlie.nims AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:11:13 -0400
Seeing recent reports from Steve Mesick as well as Zeke & Becky about Freedom 
Town Forest (Freedom, NH), I joined Bob and Dana Fox for a trip there this 
morning. We mostly birded along the airstrip. As had been previously posted, 
warblers were the stars as we had 16 species including Tennessee and Canada. We 
also had an unexpected Olive-sided Flycatcher. Full list posted to eBird. 


Charlie Nims
Bartlett, NH

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Subject: the sound of a city screech owl
From: Edith Posselt <epposs AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:01:26 -0400
We heard a close and loud calling screech owl for over two minutes tonight 
about 7:30, in Portsmouth on Wibird Street. I have never heard one in the 
“wilds” of Canterbury, but we were blessed with the unmistakeable call 
here. 


Edith Posselt
Portsmouth, NH

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Subject: Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (30 Aug 2015) 8 Raptors
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:34:55 -0800
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 30, 2015
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       1              1              1
Bald Eagle                   1              1              1
Northern Harrier             0              0              0
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2              2              2
Cooper's Hawk                0              0              0
Northern Goshawk             1              1              1
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              0
Broad-winged Hawk            1              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              1              1
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             1              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                       8              8              8
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter:        Katrina Fenton

Observers:        Glen, Lori, and Alan Chretien, Mike Gebo, Phil Brown,
                  Rich Frechette, Scott Harvell, Sharon Harvell, Tom Baillio,
                  Tom Delaney

Visitors:
A fantastic crew came to help out today, from Pack regulars to Friends of
the Wapack, to the scouts of Troop 8. Great job, everyone!

There were 35 visitors to the hawk watch today.


Weather:
What a day to be on Pack Monadnock! The sky worked through its sequences of
cumulus, contrails, and everything in between in a shifting blend of blue
and white. A light wind out of the WSW air-conditioned the summit to the
low 70s. The buzz of chain saws took over for cicadas as volunteers worked
to reclaim the view, falling spruces and pruning lower trees and shrubs to
more manageable heights.

Raptor Observations:
It's still a couple of days before the count's official start, but already
raptors are on the move. A juvenile Sharp-shinned Hawk was the first
migrant to be counted this season, cresting the trees to zip its way south.
An Osprey was escorted out of town by a local Broad-winged Hawk and one of
its juveniles. The most surprising bird of the day was a juvenile  Norther
Goshawk gliding in from the north to rise nearly out of view on a thermal,
then set her wings and continue south, weeks earlier than we typically see
migrant goshawks. Between migrants and locals, 12 species of raptors were
observed today, including all three expected accipiters, buteos, and
falcons.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor migrants:
Chimney Swift- 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird- 1
Tree Swallow- 4
Cliff Swallow- 6
Northern Parula- 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 8
Pine Warbler- 1

========================================================================
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (trina16 AT comcast.net))
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org



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Subject: Nighthawks in Auburn
From: Fran Keenan <fhkeenan AT mac.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:17:34 -0400
My husband + I finally got to share in the nighthawk migration excitement. 
Stopped by Lake Massabesic in Auburn this evening and for a while, after 6 PM, 
watched a few nighthawks here and there, zip across the sky pretty far up. 
Then, starting at 6:50, a steady stream of them winged in from NE to SW, flying 
by the setting sun. We counted 78 nighthawks in about 20 minutes. The activity 
dropped off sharply right after the sun set. Where do they go? 

Fran KeenanAndrei Campeanu

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Subject: Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, August 31, 2015
From: "Mark Suomala" <mrsuomala AT marksbirdtours.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:08:25 -0400
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, August 31st, 
2015.



A BLACK TERN was seen in Eel Pond in Rye on August 24th, and 1 was seen at 
the Connecticut River north of the Vernon Dam on the 28th.



An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON continues to be seen in coastal marshes and 
was last reported on the west side of Route 1A just south of Odiorne Point 
State Park in Rye on August 27th.



3 juvenile YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were reported from Hampton marsh near 
Island Path on August 29th.



A LEAST BITTERN was seen at World End Pond in Salem on August 30th.



A flock of 15 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES was seen on the coast from Little Boar’s 
Head in North Hampton on August 25th.



A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen along the shore just south of Odiorne 
Point State Park in Rye on August 25th and 27th. A WESTERN SANDPIPER, a few 
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS, numerous SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and LEAST 
SANDPIPERS, and 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES have been seen in the same general area.



A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER, a WESTERN SANDPIPER, and 3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were 
all seen at the north end of Foss Beach in Rye on August 29th.



A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was seen at the Little River salt marsh in North 
Hampton on August 29th.



A PIPING PLOVER and a WHIMBREL were seen in Hampton Harbor on August 29th.



2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were seen from the pullout on Grafton Road at the Pease 
International Tradeport on August 29th.



A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER and 5 LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen at Powder Mill 
Pond in Hancock on August 26th.



3 BLACK GUILLEMOTS were seen on the coast from Little Boar’s Head in North 
Hampton on August 29th, and 1 was seen in Hampton Harbor on the 30th.



Birders on the Granite State Whale Watch cruise out of Rye on August 29th 
reported: 2 MANX SHEARWATERS, 15 GREAT SHEARWATERS, 35 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 
16 WILSON'S STORM PETRELS, 28 NORTHERN GANNETS, 25 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, a 
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, and a RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD.



A BLUE GROSBEAK was reported on August 29th, and a YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was 
reported on the 30th, both at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth.



There was an unconfirmed report of a LARK SPARROW in Rye on August 29th.



A DICKCISSEL was heard in flight in Hancock on August 29th.



A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Seabrook on August 31st.



A migrant CAPE MAY WARBLER was seen in Greenland on August 29th, and a 
BAY-BREASTED WARBLER and a WILSON’S WARBLER were seen in the Freedom Town 
Forest on the 30th. A CAPE MAY WARBLER and 2 WILSON’S WARBLERS were seen in 
Orford on August 30th. 2 BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS were seen in Thornton on 
August 27th. A CAPE MAY WARBLER and a BAY-BREASTED WARBLER were seen in 
Sunapee on the 30th.



3 PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen in Hampton Harbor on August 30th, and 2 were 
seen in Concord on the 31st.



2 NORTHERN SHOVELERS and a NORTHERN PINTAIL were seen at the Exeter 
Wastewater Treatment Plant on August 30th.



COMMON NIGHTHAWKS have started their annual migration south, and there were 
numerous sightings reported during the past week including: 400 in Hollis on 
August 25th, 347 in Nashua on the 26th, 432 in Surry on the 27th, 1,063 in 
Henniker on the 29th, 500 in Bedford on the 29th, 418 in Webster on the 
29th, 749 in Hancock on the 29th, 745 in Hancock on the 30th, 1,465 in 
Concord on the 30th, and 329 in Concord on the 31st.



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press 4 as directed or ask to be transferred. If you have seen any 
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recording or send your sightings to the RBA via e-mail at: 
birdsetc AT nhaudubon.org. Please put either "bird sighting" or "Rare Bird 
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Subject: Exhibit Featuring Photographer John Rockwood – August 15 to October 1
From: loonphotog AT comcast.net
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 01:06:49 +0000 (UTC)
Photographer John Rockwood will display his photographs from August 15 – 
October 1 at the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn, NH. Please stop by during 
regular business hours to view this exhibit. 


 On Thursday, September 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00pm join us for an artist 
reception and meet John in person. 


About the Artist:

Since November 2006, John Rockwood has been delighting audiences with his 
spectacular collections of narrated and very informative multi-media shows for 
the Common Loon and “Nature for All to See” shows which include a vast 
array of other fascinating wildlife, indigenous to the Northeast and across the 
United States. 


John, who resides in NH, has had numerous photos published in Birds & Blooms 
Magazine, Appalachia Magazine, NH Magazine and Natural New England Magazine. 
The March 2008 issue of Birds & Blooms Extra contains his photos in the article 
“Nesting in Harmony” about great horned owls nesting in great blue heron 
rookeries. The November 2008 issue of Birds & Blooms Extra contains his photos 
in the article “A Date With An Egret”. The September 2008 issue of Birds & 
Blooms Extra contains an excerpt of his book “Adventures with Grapenut” 
about a Loon Chick which John chronicled during the 2007 season. His “Loon 
Pair” photo was published in The Best of Birds and Bloom 2007 book. John also 
won the 2004 Auburn, NH Photo contest with his favorite picture, “Nesting 
Loon”. 



Mr. Rockwood’s photographs and book are available through the Loon Center and 
NH Audubon Center gift shops. 


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Subject: 329 Nighthawks - Concord
From: rwoodward30 AT comcast.net
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:36:36 +0000 (UTC)
A nice rebound tonight from yesterday's big count. Birds were moving north, 
south, and west. 


Usually we get lots of visitors AFTER a big count, today was no exception, a 
total of 10 of us with a nice mix of fresh and old. 


A perched Peregrine Falcon was visited by a second and a Merlin swept right by 
us as we were packing it in. 


The season total now stands at 3,751, surpassing the total for 2013, moving 
2015 in the 2nd highest spot all-time. On the first day this year I wrote down 
a number for my season total prediction. I'll let you see it at the end of the 
season. 


We count from the top of the Capital Commons Parking Garage, Storrs Street 
across from Market Basket near Pleasant Street. We will be there all this week. 


Rob Woodward 
Concord, NH 

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Subject: 30 August 2015- Warblers - first Monarch Butterfly-Nottingham
From: "'paul miliotis' via NHBirds" <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:25:17 -0700
Sunday morning, Aug. 30, 2015 walked around the Garden and Stream here at 
Dalton Pastures 

in Nottingham, NH, and found 8 species of Warblers, and a mix of Flycatchers 
and Vireos. 

Yesterday, Saturday, the first Monarch Butterfly of the Season showed up in the 
Garden on 

Tithonia Flowers and was still visiting flowers today, Monday, the last day of 
August! 

Blackburnian, Chestnut-sided, Prairie, Black thr. Green, and Canada were among 
the eight, 

and a Blue headed Vireo vocalized and scolded from the stream side.
Eastern Wood-Pewee, and a Willow/ Alder type empidonax flycatcher, 
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 

were also there, and an American Woodcock was flushed from the edge of Maple 
swamp. 

Hoping for more Monarch's this Fall?
Good Birding,
Paul Miliotis

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Subject: Seabrook: Black Vulture, Rt. 286; Black Guillemot, Yankee Coop
From: Len Medlock <lenmedlock AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:21:18 +0000 (UTC)
Spotted a Black Vulture sitting on a roof, Seabrook marsh, Rt. 286--not far 
down from the pool that hosted the avocet. A house on the Seabrook side of Rt 
286 has a dumpster nearby, so perhaps it's frequenting the area? 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock/21053972411/ 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock/21053972631/  

The Yankee Coop Guillemot is still present, a little closer this time.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock/20858435988/ 

Len Medlock
Exeter, NH

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Subject: Common Nighthawk single
From: Joel Huntress <joelhuntress AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:04:42 -0400
just saw my first Common Nighthawk making several passes over the Piscassic
St boat ramp then head SW.

I have not seen the Piscassic St Mississippi Kite for over two weeks now.

Pine Siskins have been coming to the feeder over the last week.

Joel Huntress
Newmarket, NH

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Subject: Hinsdale migrants continue
From: "Hector Galbraith" <hg2 AT myfairpoint.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:02:07 -0400
A few more species arrived overnight at Hinsdale Setbacks. A small influx of 
scarlet tanagers, some warblers (Wilson's, Canada) and the first white-throated 
sparrows of the season. 


Hector Galbraith, PhD
EcoSolutions
802 258 4836 (O)
802 222 1916 (C)

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Subject: Lark Sparrow
From: Terri Fratus <mizpah3149 AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:32:01 -0400
While photographing Black Saddlebag dragonflies at the first pull off south of 
Odiorne on Saturday I was surprised by a sparrow that popped up out of the 
grass. I snapped a couple of photos to review at home. I checked my books and 
found that it was a Lark Sparrow. A new bird for me. After looking at me for a 
few seconds flew off toward north Odiorne. It was on the left side of the pull 
off facing the ocean. 


I'll post the link to the photo in a day or two. 

Happy birding,
Terri Fratus
Dover

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Subject: 745 Nighthawks, Powder Mill Pond, Hancock
From: "'Dlstokes' via NHBirds" <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:20:31 -0400
Tonight between 5:45 and 7:30 pm we had 745 Common Nigthhawks, viewed from our 
deck which overlooks Powder Mill Pond. Most were headed southwest. 


Lillian and Don Stokes
Hancock

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Subject: Goose Pond
From: Dylan Jackson <jacksonwrxt89 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:53:35 -0400
Sorry for the double-post, but I left out something I meant to bring up in my 
first post. After leaving Esther Currier WMA I went to Goose Pond in New 
London. This pond is accessed by taking Otterville Road right near the 
Sunapee/New London border. This pond is always very low in the fall and today 
it was nothing more than an overgrown puddle. There were well near 100 
Mallards, just over 50 Canada Geese, and some Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers. 
I also find Teal here but didn't spot any today. The expansive mud flats also 
had four Solitary and four Least Sandpipers. This is a great spot for migrating 
waterfowl and shorebirds in the fall so I wanted to let the locals know that 
now is the time to keep an eye on this spot. 


-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Subject: Loon twins (21-22 days old) swimming underwater with their dad.
From: loonphotog AT comcast.net
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:36:48 +0000 (UTC)
Loon twins (21-22 days old) swimming underwater with their dad.
The camera and my eyes did not agree on the water clarity.
There is no swimming allowed in this NH lake.  Video shot while
sitting in my kayak.

https://youtu.be/z_mQJ0gULNc   

John Rockwood

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Subject: 1,465 Nighthawks - Concord
From: rwoodward30 AT comcast.net
Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2015 01:08:26 +0000 (UTC)
Tonight was the night we wait all year for - hundreds of birds at a time, 
feeding in swirling kettles, streaming east to west, and flying directly 
overhead. 


Zeke and I may disagree on the total and I think it's a fair subject for 
debate. I am merging just about everything we saw earlier in the evening into a 
single flock of 400. This means the total could be 275 higher. 


Either way, this is the second highest count all-time at this site. Our season 
total stands at 3422, about 200 less than the 2nd all-time season high. 


The important thing, besides taking back the Merrimack County high count from a 
certain young upstart in Henniker, is that today is on average the date for a 
2nd peak for the season. Catching on to nighthawk migration patterns is very 
satisfying. I drew a graph a few years ago using data from NH Bird Records with 
state-wide data and found a double peak, on the 27th and 30th, comparing 
remarkably similar to our peaks of the 25th and the 30th. This year the peaks 
were the 24th and the 30th. 


The only surprise was that winds were northerly or northwest, usually 
unfavorable for nighthawk migration, but sure enough all birds were flying 
westerly, nearly into the wind. The prediction for tomorrow is a double-digit 
count. 


Rob Woodward 
Concord, NH 

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Subject: An unexpectedly exceptional day
From: Dylan Jackson <jacksonwrxt89 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:06:47 -0400
Today I birded around the Lake Sunapee area with little expectation, but had a 
great turnout anyways. It started in my driveway this morning which was abuzz 
with birds. Nothing insane to report, but I did have two singing Warbling 
Vireos, a new yard bird for me. 

I had to run an errand this morning in New London so I went back to the Esther 
Currier WMA at Low Plain. Like yesterday things were quiet at first, but out of 
the blue a flock of chickadees made their approach as I was standing in the 
clearing between the parking area and the beaver dam/bridge. In the flock I had 
four Magnolia Warblers, a few giving me good photo ops: 

https://flic.kr/p/x4NR6S
https://flic.kr/p/xYuEgW
There was also a Redstart, Pine Warbler and Red-eyed Vireo in the bunch, but 
the highlight came when I almost dismissed a bird as a Pine Warbler then after 
a second glance I was excited to find only my second Cape May Warbler of my 
life. The bird stayed around only briefly and in my excitement only got a few 
poor doc shots before it flew completely out of the area: 

https://flic.kr/p/xJcrm7
https://flic.kr/p/xJcCQu
https://flic.kr/p/y2t4xr
It must be a little early for them since eBird flagged it as rare.

Later, I decided to try an area I had been to once before, but had little 
expectation. This was a section of snowmobile trail near Webb's Forest in 
Sunapee that lies between Harding Hill Road and Route 103. A singing Eastern 
Wood-Pewee gave me promise when I got out of my car and when I walked down the 
trail to where the area becomes boggy I was greeted with a pleasant surprise. 
First I noticed a group of six Common Nighthawks that looked to be feeding 
above the bog. While looking at them I noticed atop a dead snag sat an 
Olive-sided Flycatcher. Only my second for Sunapee, this bird hung around 
feeding from the dead tree tops the whole time I was there: 

https://flic.kr/p/x5fU8w
https://flic.kr/p/x5p25F
https://flic.kr/p/y1pxEU
Right near the Olive-sided a Scarlet Tanager and some Warblers came through. 
There was a Chestnut-sided, Blackburnian, a few Black-throated Green and my FOY 
Bay-breasted Warbler. This bird moved about the limbs of a dead spruce along 
with the Black-throated Greens. After I finally realized what it was I tried to 
get a picture but it took off before I got the chance, a second opportunity to 
photograph it was also unsuccessful, but this (I believe) is a first for 
Sullivan Co. for myself. 


Upon leaving that area, I stopped at the T-Bird Mini Mart (Citgo station) on 
Routes 11/103 on the Newport/Sunapee town line. While I was there my father 
pulled up along side me on his motorcycle and we began talking. I cut him off 
while he was talking when I noticed a huge flock of nighthawks passing 
overhead. I tried counting them as a continuous mass passed over for what was 
probably two minutes. Trying to count groups of ten, I estimated a group of 
350. By far the largest flock I've ever seen. 


Before I left the gas station, the owner of the land at Trask Brook Road in 
Sunapee told me that the American Bittern was back foraging in the flooded 
grass south of the bridge along the road. I took a quick ride over and found 
the bird there and watched it hopping towards some nearby crows, flapping its 
wings seemingly to drive the crows off. I got a couple of photos before I moved 
on: 

 https://flic.kr/p/y2WtVF
https://flic.kr/p/x5fGCh

It's always great to have a day with no expectations end up being so 
productive. Both the Cape May and Bay-breasted Warblers put my year list to 
235, beating my last year total of 234 and my highest year count yet, with four 
months to go! 


-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Subject: birding with buddies From World's End to Coast and back (Nighthawks 99)
From: Jeanne-Marie <jeannemariemaher AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 21:05:05 -0400
Daybreak started us out at world's end under the expert guidance of Kyle 
Wilmarth, and in company with Michael (my husband) David Defick and his pal 
Pete. Gorgeous day to be paddling again, though the Least Bittern remained was 
a bit shy. Finally flew long enough for me to get my bins on, but no repeat 
performance or no photo finish. 


Off to the coast -we ran in to Scott Heron and Ashleigh (sp?), as well as Jane 
and Steve Mirick. 

We hit the stent spot at high tide (still loaded with little peeps but none of 
the "special ones" -but what a great look just the same), then onto Little 
Jack's where I left my camera in the car (of course). 

Michael almost got taken by one of three Peregrines screaming through the 
shorebirds (looked like mostly for play). (A few photos taken after I ran back 
to the car.) 

https://flic.kr/p/xJJabS
https://flic.kr/p/y1tqfL

Exeter: the Pintail thanks to Scott Heron's noting it yesterday
https://flic.kr/p/xJK8z1

Tonight the finale' was a private review of the BAE property in Merrimack: 
watching for nighthawks. Surprisingly quiet until 7:10 when the first of two 
waves came through 85 then 14 before the sun tucked in behind the clouds. In 
addition had a show of 14 wild turkeys, one Kestrel, and an Adult Bald Eagle 


Jeanne-Marie Maher and Michael Pahl
Nashua NH

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Subject: Great Penacook Walkabout
From: "Pam Hunt" <biodiva AT myfairpoint.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:25:45 -0400
Ah, the Fickle Flights of Fall.

 

Last weekend, during the most recent August humid wave, the Penacook Survey
netted me only 52 species, and it was pretty slow going to get even those.
Today, just over a week later, I ended up with an all-time August record of
65. Highlights included *17* species of warblers (incl. parula,
Blackburnian, Blackpoll, Canada, Nashville, Yellow, and more usual suspects.
Also of note were a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Tree Swallow, and Veery.

 

Then, after a quick breakfast (two slices of toast!), I continued on foot to
Morrill's Farm, which was actually fairly quiet (the day was heating up by
this time). Even the bunting factory was unexceptional, with only ~20 birds
and very few sparrows. A latish Eastern Kingbird was detected on my walk
home.

 

To wrap up the day, I rode my bike out to the Thirty Pines blackbird roost.
As I left, 22 nighthawks went over my condo, and another 71 flew over as I
biked the mile to the retention pond. A few hundred blackbirds were already
in the roost at 1845 (but fewer than yesterday at 1915), so my estimates may
be off a bit again, but over the next hour I had all sorts of excitement:

 

~1400 Red-winged Blackbirds

~1400 European Starlings

~230 Common Grackles

159 Common Nighthawks (for a 1.5 hour total of 252)

79 Mallards

1 American Bittern. This bittern has been at the pond for three evenings in
a row, and I'm wondering if it's been around all summer. It's actually
pretty easy to see between 1915 and 1930, when it flies around the pond a
little and perches in the tops of cattails.

 

The day ended with an American Woodcock at the River Road Xmas tree farm
just before 2000. It was the 82nd species for the day - a new August
Walkabout record (even if I bike was involved for part of it).

 

Pam Hunt

Penacook, NH

 

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the world."

      - Alexander von Humboldt

 

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Subject: Exeter WTP, waterfowl; Yankee Coop, Guillemot
From: Len Medlock <lenmedlock AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 23:03:51 +0000 (UTC)




Subject: Barrington Sightings
From: nhexactly AT metrocast.net
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 18:37:11 -0400
At 6:15 PM this evening, hubby and I were sitting out on our front lawn, 
trying to count red-eyed vireos, American redstarts, yellow warblers, 
etc. and we were thrilled to be blessed with a fly-over of nighthawks! 
We counted 16 heading from due west to due east. What a treat!!

Ralph and Deb Sanders
Barrington

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Subject: Freedom airstrip
From: Rebecca <rsuomala2 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:21:41 +0000 (UTC)
Had an active morning of birding at the old air strip on the Freedom Town 
Forest off Ossipee Lake Rd. 

There were 14 species of warblers including a Bay-breasted and a Wilson's.
Flyover Purple Finch, Solitary Sandpiper and Common Loon.
There was lots of activity from 6-9 am before it got warm including at least 
one large migrant flock moving and feeding in the trees on the edge of the 
"runway". 


Becky Suomala, Chichester
Zeke Cornell, Bow 

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Subject: Upland Sandpiper at Pease
From: Rebecca <rsuomala2 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 19:09:43 +0000 (UTC)
One other highlight to add to the others previously posted from the coastal 
area Saturday (8/29/15): 


At least 2 Upland Sandpipers at Pease International Tradeport
They were seen from the pullout on Grafton Road at the southeast end of the 
runways. 

They were pretty far out and you'd want a scope to see them.

Sorry for the delayed post.

Becky Suomala, Chichester
Zeke Cornell, Bow

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Subject: Rumney Migrants
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:37:04 -0400
This morning and at mid day in the yard and along the meadow edge.

Blackburnian Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Wilson’s Warbler 1
Magnolia Warbler 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1
White-throated Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 1
Chipping Sparrow 3
Eastern Phoebe 1

John R Williams
Rumney

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Subject: Hundreds of nighthawks in Bedford/Amherst/Merrimack
From: Tom Young <tomyoungnh AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 13:34:02 -0400
Evening of August 28:
I observed approximately 200 Common Nighthawks foraging low over the road
at the intersection of Route 101 and Baboosic Lake Road in Amherst.

Evening of August 29:
I stopped at the Hannaford in Bedford to do some grocery shopping and on
returning to my car noticed that there were nighthawks migrating overhead.
I estimated about 500 birds; when I got back home to Merrimack, I counted
an additional 175 nighthawks flying over my house.

Two-day total of about 875 Common Nighthawks within an approximately 4-mile
stretch of Route 101.

Tom Young
Merrimack, NH
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Subject: fun observation
From: evelyn nathan <evynathan AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:30:47 -0400
A friend and I were walking this morning on a trail alongside a power easement, 
the kind with massive towers, between Danville and Kingston. We saw a bird very 
high up on one of the lines and were just deciding it wasn't a dove, but was in 
fact a flicker, when a hummingbird (!) flew into binocular view, circled the 
flicker, seemingly attracted by the red crescent on its head, and then flew 
off! 


Evy Nathan
Kingston
 

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Subject: Re:nighthawks
From: "'Diane LaRocque' via NHBirds" <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:01:37 -0400
I live in Salem and am wondering where I might go to view nighthawks. 
Was hoping there might be a good place in the Manchester area. If not what 
parking garage in Concord? 

Thanks.
DIane

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Subject: Re: Chat, blue grosbeak, Urban Forestry Center
From: Katie Towler <katie AT katherinetowler.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 08:03:58 -0400
Last night at 5:45 we heard a blue grosbeak making the distinct call note 
loudly and repeatedly at the Urban Forestry Center, in goldenrod to the left of 
the dirt pile as you are facing the field. The bird continued calling for 
several minutes but did not come out. We returned this morning but did not hear 
or see the bird. 


This morning we did have a yellow-breasted chat by the pump house and a scarlet 
tanager in nearby trees. 


Katie Towler
Jim Sparrell 
Portsmouth

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Subject: Migration activity-Sunapee/New London
From: Dylan Jackson <jacksonwrxt89 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 21:32:10 -0400
This afternoon around 4:00pm I made a trip to the Esther Currier WMA at Low 
Plain in New London. One of my favorite spots around, I find myself not being 
able to visit it as much since I moved from Andover to Sunapee. One particular 
location in this area that I find particularly rich in bird activity is a small 
clearing area next to the marsh between the parking area and the beaver 
dam/bridge. Here is open with pines along the edge of the swamp on one side 
then thick brush and small birch trees bordering the forest on the other. When 
I arrived all was quiet before I noticed a bird flittering about a birch tree. 
I was excited to see it was a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher. My first of the fall, 
I watched it forage for a few minutes before it ducked back into the woods 
behind it: 

https://flic.kr/p/xYGAhD
https://flic.kr/p/xYGtr4

Shortly after I started to hear some Chickadees approaching from the direction 
of the bridge. I was hoping some Warblers would be in tow so I readied for the 
flock. There were Warblers indeed the first was a Common Yellowthroat (not part 
of the flock but began chipping when the others approached). Next a Magnolia 
came into view followed by a few Yellow-rumpeds and a Black-and-white. The 
highlight however was a juvenile Wilson's Warbler (I believe female). The bird 
flew in quite close to me, moved about a pine tree briefly before flying to a 
birch then off towards the pines along the shore of the marsh, calling 
occasionally in the process: 

https://flic.kr/p/xZnxtk
https://flic.kr/p/x2PNK8
https://flic.kr/p/xWo9Gj

As quick as they came the flock moved on and things fell quiet again. While 
standing in the clearing I noticed a large dark bird soaring high overhead. 
Expecting Vulture I was pleasantly surprised to see a juvenile Bald Eagle. The 
bird stayed looping in one area for quite a while and I moved on before it did 
so I didn't see where it went off to: 

https://flic.kr/p/xXPcEU

Other notables while I was there included a couple Eastern Wood-Pewees up on 
the Overlook area. A Double-crested Cormorant was standing on a dead log in the 
swamp and an Ovenbird was foraging on the edge of the trail just up the trail 
from the parking area. 


The last couple of days have been quiet on Trask Brook Road in Sunapee, but 
there are still a few things worth mentioning. I had a juvenile Green Heron 
there yesterday near the brook. This morning I had three American Kestrel, two 
males and a female, hunting from the telephone wires throughout the fields: 

https://flic.kr/p/xFAsA4
https://flic.kr/p/xFtLvN
There has also been just over 100 Canada Geese here the last two days (107 
yesterday and 110 today). Although this is regularly a favorite grazing area 
for many of the areas geese, the 100+ counts have been flagged by eBird as high 
counts for the area at this time. 


-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Subject: Busy Day at the Coast
From: Scott Heron <smheron AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:18:09 -0400
The day started off kayaking in Hampton Harbor before dawn. Weather was
perfect and the water was flat. As the tide rose, some of the highlights
included:

1 Common Loon *
3 Black-crowned Night-Herons (I guess the rest were all in the north end of
the harbor)
1 Osprey
Black-bellied Plovers
1 Piping Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
1 Willet
1 Whimbrel - https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottheron/20994709961
Short-billed Dowitchers
About 100 Bonaparte's Gulls
Very few Common Terns

* We noticed a loon sitting on the beach. After a while, it made its way
into the water, but eventually climbed back onto the beach again.
Concerned, Becky Suomala and I slowly approached it from the water and we
were able to easily cover it with a sweatshirt and pick it up. I contacted
the York Center for Wildlife  and
dropped it off. FYI, those bills are sharp and the birds are strong, so if
ever you find yourself elbow-deep in a loon rescue, secure that bill! Do
check out the center's website, as it's got useful info on the subject, and
also consider making a donation. I'll follow up when I get word on the
loon's condition.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottheron/20364605694

Over on Eel Pond, and not long after dropping off the loon in Maine, I
watched a young Herring Gull fall victim to unknown assailant just below
the surface of the water. The gull struggled helplessly as one of its feet
appeared to be caught on something. It eventually succumbed to the unseen
threat. I was thinking fishing line at first, but getting short glimpses of
a body coming to the surface, I suspected snapping turtle or something
equally capable.

On a less gory note just north of Eel Pond, a giant mass of Tree Swallows
swirled around, all trying to come to rest on shrubs along route 1A. They'd
immediately kick up again as soon as a car drove by. Tough to even get a
rough estimate, but I'd ballpark the flock at 800-1000.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottheron/20799147670

A quick stop at Exeter TWP produced continuing Blue-winged Teals plus a
female Northern Pintail kicking it with the many Mallards and Ring-billed
Gulls.

To cap off the day, my 5 minute backyard Nighthawk watch in Kingston
tallied 2 birds! This shattered my previous yard record of 1.

Scott Heron
Kingston

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Subject: 194 Nighthawks - Concord
From: rwoodward30 AT comcast.net
Date: Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:13:51 +0000 (UTC)
A small count, I must admit, compared to others around the state. Aiden, you're 
busting my chops a little bit over there in Henniker. We had next to nothing 
until a late flock of 120 arrived northbound after 7:00. The season total is 
now just this side of 2,000. 


Now for the good part. As I arrived at the top deck of the parking garage, 
there was a young attractive woman standing there, with binoculars. That could 
only mean one thing. I went over to talk to her. I asked her if she was here to 
see nighthawks. And she said: "Oui! I am here for zee nighthawks." She speaks 
in a sultry sensous accent. A pretty French girl! I can't believe my dumb luck! 
I immediately confess to her that: "Je ne parle pas Francais." She is from 
Montreal and she is in Concord specifically for the nighthawks because she has 
heard about our hundreds and even thousands of nighthawks seen here. Our reach 
has gone global. Therefore I am changing the name of the nighthawk site. From 
now on it will be known as "The World Center of Nighthawk Migration Studies". 


Forecast: Tomorrow's weather is favorable. The 30th of August is the average 
date of the second peak for the season. I predict another count in triple 
digits. I do not predict what part of Sweden tomorrow's pretty girl comes from. 



Rob Woodward 
Concord, NH 

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Subject: 749 Nighthawks Powder Mill Pond, Hancock
From: "'Dlstokes' via NHBirds" <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 20:07:55 -0400
From 5:00 pm to 7:40 pm we counted 749 Common Nighthawks seen from our deck 
overlooking Powder Mill Pond. We were joined by Phil Brown and adorable 
daughter Laurel for part of the count. 

Nighthawks were constantly in sight. They moved in different directions, but 
the majority headed north. Of note were three different times when nighthawks 
were riding up in a thermal, looking just like a kettle of Broad-winged Hawks. 
Another time there was a large feeding swarm of over 140 birds going on for 45 
minutes in front of us. 


Lillian and Don Stokes
Hancock 

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Subject: 400+ nighthawks over Webster
From: raqbirds via NHBirds <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:59:56 -0400
Tonight's tallies are going to be impressive. 


Well after Aiden saw more than 1,000 nighthawks in Henniker I counted 418 
passing over Route 127 in Webster between 7:00-7:35 pm. 



Bob Quinn
Webster 

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Subject: Baird's Sandpiper - Rye, Cape May Warbler - Greenland, Whale Watch Highlights
From: Lauren Kras <lauren.kras AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 19:48:53 -0400
At peak high tide today I found a nice group of shorebirds at the north end
of Foss Beach in Rye which included a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and 3 White-rumped
Sandpipers, and the Western Sandpiper Steve mentioned. At this point in the
tide cycle there was no beach left - I quickly drove up the coast to get a
text out to Steve but unfortunately we were unable to re-find it. Hopefully
someone can find a more cooperative individual soon.

I thought I would share this photo of the Western that shows it near some
Semipalmated Sandpipers (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lkras/20957154816/)
for comparison.

This evening in Greenland I was out looking for Common Nighthawks and a
small flock of warblers moved into the yard including a few American
Redstarts, a few Black-and-White Warblers, 1 Canada Warbler and 1 CAPE MAY
WARBLER. Cool bird for the yard list!

Finally, I wanted to share some highlights from a recent Granite State
Whale Watch trip with Robbie and Robert Prieto:

Common Eider   - one flock moving, lots near isles
Common Loon  a few scattered individuals - mostly inside the isles
Cory's Shearwater  35!!! a few groups of 6, one group of 10 - and some
scattered individuals - all in NH waters and another few in Maine -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lkras/20361576914/

Great Shearwater  15 - mostly scattered individuals, 1 in Maine Waters -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lkras/20361574674/

Manx Shearwater  2 - 1 in Maine Waters, 1 in NH
Wilson's Storm-Petrel  16 - conservative estimate - scattered sightings of
1-2 birds at a time
Northern Gannet  28 - tried to count but lost track -
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lkras/20796253168/

Double-crested Cormorant  some small groups
peep sp.  4 - didn't get a good enough look to identify
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE  25 - conservative estimate - hard to track numbers as
boat crossed over same areas a few times --
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lkras/20796114540/

Herring Gull (American)  a few behind fishing boats, many near isles
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLl  1 mixed in with GBBG behind fishing boats
Great Black-backed Gull  Good numbers behind fishing boats
RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD  1 bird buzzed by about 10 miles off shore! I
will never get over the "cool factor" of seeing them so far away from land.

Non bird highlights included:
Harbor Porpoise - https://www.flickr.com/photos/lkras/20796109950/

Humpback Whales - 3 - Highlighter, Mogul, and "50" - this picture shows one
of the humpbacks with coastline behind it! We barely made it a few miles
past the Isles on our trip!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lkras/20991672571/in/

Fin Whale - 1
Minke Whale - 2+
and.... the ever charasmatic
Mola Mola - https://www.flickr.com/photos/lkras/20931893426/


Lauren Kras
Greenland, NH

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Subject: 60+ nighthawks in Merrimack
From: "'Molly J' via NHBirds" <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:40:52 +0000 (UTC)
Although it wasn't in the hundreds as Sandy saw, I did see a nice flock fly 
over my house in Merrimack. I had sat out around 6:30 and saw only three, but 
by chance around 7:15 I stepped out my door and they were swarming in the sky 
above! I counted at least 57, but then they began to circle back more than 
once, so I'm not sure if there were more than that. They were headed north. A 
great new species for my yard the night before I head back to college at UNH! 

-Molly Jacobson

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Subject: Nighthawk Show in Merrimack
From: "Sandy" <slmolloy AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:37:40 -0400
I just saw the largest swarm of nighthawks I've ever seen in my life,
feeding over my neighborhood in Merrimack.  I couldn't even begin to count
them, but there were hundreds.  The show lasted over half an hour, and there
are still some stragglers as I type.

 

Sandy

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Subject: 1063 Nighthawks - Henniker
From: "'Aiden Moser' via NHBirds" <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:35:55 +0000 (UTC)
This evening from 4:37-6:17 I counted 1063 nighthawks from my backyard. They 
were all headed north/northeast. 

Aiden MoserHenniker, NH

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Subject: NH Coast (Yellow-crowned Night-Herons, Western Sandpipers, NO BUFF-BREAST)
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 18:18:24 -0400
Not a lot of changes recently along the coast.  A few pockets of 
shorebirds, but some spots rather slow (like Plaice Cove).  Best 
concentrations were along Foss Beach and at Odiorne for us.  Terns were 
restricted to about 100 or so at the mouth of Hampton Harbor inlet.  
Hardly any in the harbor itself.  Hardly any further north along the coast.

Highlights:

Black-crowned Night-Heron - 35.  A new personal high count for me in New 
Hampshire.  Included 4 at Seabrook roost site and 31 in Hampton harbor 
on flats early in day.  This included a single massive group of 27 
standing together in cove at north end of harbor. Surprisingly mostly 
adults with a few juveniles and immatures.

YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON - 3 juveniles together in channel off Island 
Path in Hampton.  A new personal high count for me in New Hampshire.  
With the adult seen by others recently, that makes at least 4 birds in 
the Hampton area in the last couple of weeks.  This may represent a new 
seasonal high total for the state.

Western Sandpiper - 2 juveniles with one at Foss Beach in Rye and 
another at Odiorne Point State Park.  In the wrack north of the Seacoast 
Science Center with about 150+ Semipalmated Sandpipers. This is an 
overdue first for me at Odiorne Point State Park.  My total list for 
this park is now at 255 species!!!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/40298884 AT N06/20976646692/in/dateposted-public/
and a collage from yesterday
https://www.flickr.com/photos/40298884 AT N06/20765610069/in/dateposted-public/

Pectoral Sandpiper - 1 in Little River salt marsh.

Whimbrel - 1 in Hampton harbor and another more surprising bird flying 
low along Seabrook Beach!

Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 0.  It appears this guy has left.  No reports 
from yesterday or today.

Great Cormorant - 1 immature migrating today with a flock of 
Double-crested Cormorants.  First of fall.

Common Loon - 1 injured bird in Hampton harbor up on beach.  Rescued by 
Scott Heron who took it up to the York Center for Wildlife in York, Maine.

Bonaparte's Gull - 150+ with 120 in Hampton harbor.  Scattered flocks 
elsewhere along coast.  1 on Marsh Road Pond (!) in Rye was a first 
record for me for this pond.

Peregrine Falcon - 2 juveniles tangling in Hampton harbor and messing 
with the shorebirds.  One juvenile later seen feeding on water tower in 
Hampton.  UNBANDED.

Merlin - 1 in North Hampton.

Warblers - Not many, but 3 Northern Waterthrushes at Church Street and a 
handful of migrant Common Yellowthroats at Odiorne Point State Park.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Subject: Warblers moving today, Rumney
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:41:39 -0400
In three walks about the yard, starting at 7:20, there were warblers about each 
time. Highlights were two Wilson’s, a Magnolia and a Canada just before 8 AM. 

One confusing bird had no wing bars, yellowish eyebrow line, black eye line, 
greenish yellow throat-breast-belly, gray undertail but that might have been 
shadow. 


Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Red-eyed Vireo  1
Black-capped Chickadee  7
Tufted Titmouse  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Red-eyed Vireo, 2
Common Yellowthroat  1
Magnolia Warbler  1     black outer half of the tail
Blackburnian Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  2
Black-throated Green Warbler  4
Canada Warbler  1     yellow eye ring, faint black necklace
Wilson's Warbler 2 two fall plumage, one with a faint black cap. viewed on and 
off for five minutes as close as 15 feet. 

Nashville Warbler 2  feeding on loopers
Black and White Warbler 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak  1 immature male still using the feeders
Northern Cardinal 2
American Goldfinch  3
Also noted: Calling Pileated Woodpecker
One gliding accipiter, one pile of Mourning Dove Feathers

John R Williams
Rumney

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Subject: nighthawks, exeter
From: Greg Tillman <gregtillman395 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2015 15:06:39 -0400
60 or more nighthawks over exeter around 6.45 last night, near exit 10.
large flock of tree swallows separate but near there as well.

this morning in epping, still hearing yellow-throated vireo.

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