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Iceland Gull,©Tony Disley

30 Jul Red Crossbills in Holderness [Iain Macleod ]
30 Jul Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, July 30, 2014 ["Mark Suomala" ]
30 Jul Concord Screech-owl ["Pam Hunt" ]
30 Jul Lincoln's Sparrow in Effingham ["Tony Vazzano" ]
30 Jul RE: Ospreys - Exeter [Christian Martin ]
30 Jul July is for the birds [Jeanne-Marie ]
29 Jul Fwd: New spot for the White Ibis [Steve Mesick ]
29 Jul White Ibis - Steve Mesick ["Terri Fratus" ]
29 Jul Ospreys - Exeter [Terri Fratus ]
29 Jul Bald eagle & osprey -Newmarket [Andra Crawford ]
28 Jul White Ibis locations [Steve Mesick ]
28 Jul Evening Grosbeaks [Pam Blair ]
28 Jul add on to Coast on Saturday 7/26 - Blue-winged Teal [Kyle Wilmarth ]
28 Jul Merlin fledglings on Great Pond [Scott Heron ]
27 Jul New for my list [Carolyn Payzant ]
27 Jul Eastern whip-poor-will heard in Barrington [rte ]
27 Jul Benton Kestrels, Warren Bald Eagle, Rumney meadow [Jody Williams ]
27 Jul Herring Gull with fish hook stuck in bill at Beckman's Point, Hampton [Scott Heron ]
27 Jul birds of interest in Pittsfield this weekend [AERART via NHBirds ]
27 Jul swsallows and eagle [Sylvia Miskoe ]
26 Jul temporary suspend ["'Howard Titus' via NHBirds" ]
26 Jul suspend ["'Howard Titus' via NHBirds" ]
26 Jul Osprey x 4 = Newmarket [Samuel Lewis ]
26 Jul Coast additions (Red Knots, White Ibis) [Kyle Wilmarth ]
27 Jul Double-crested Cormorant vs Eel [Len Medlock ]
26 Jul Red Crossbill in Penacook ["Pam Hunt" ]
26 Jul Coastal Add-ons - HYBRID EGRET, Glossy Ibis, Least Terns [Steve Mirick ]
26 Jul Hudsonian Godwits [Rebecca ]
26 Jul Bufflehead on Pleasant Lake ["Jen Esten" ]
26 Jul Granite State Whale Watch, Friday 2pm trip [Jay Gamble ]
25 Jul Whale-and-bird watching, 7/25 [Jon Woolf ]
25 Jul White Ibis ["off.birding" ]
24 Jul Late Post - Juvenile White Ibis Photos 07-17-14 [David Lipsy ]
25 Jul Northwood Lake Loon Family []
24 Jul Green herons [fiddlinbill via NHBirds ]
24 Jul Fledgling photo... [Christine Sheridan ]
24 Jul Nashua Peregrines have fledglings! [Christine Sheridan ]
24 Jul No sandhills, no black back woodpeckers [Jeanne-Marie ]
24 Jul Re: Tamworth non Yellow-billed Cuckoo [AERART via NHBirds ]
24 Jul Tamworth non Yellow-billed Cuckoo [Steve Mesick ]
23 Jul SACR [Sandy Turner ]
23 Jul Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron in Awcomin Marsh [Scott Heron ]
23 Jul Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Herons [Steve Mirick ]
23 Jul Moderator's Message to List [Steve Mirick ]
22 Jul Juvenile BC Night Heron ["Jen Esten" ]
22 Jul Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, July 22, 2014 ["Mark Suomala" ]
22 Jul po ["chris gagnon" ]
22 Jul RE: Black-billed Cuckoo in Litchfield hurt. - bird rescue organization in Henniker [Jonathan Smith ]
22 Jul Re: Phoebe Forensics [Catherine Fisher ]
22 Jul Yellow-billed cuckoo []
22 Jul Phoebe Forensics [Bruce Boyer ]
22 Jul Black-billed Cuckoo in Litchfield hurt. [jksmith69 ]
22 Jul Juvenile White Ibis continues [Cheryl ]
21 Jul Evening Grosbeaks in Tamworth [Steve Mesick ]
21 Jul Re: Leasts at Ponemah Bog/Grasshopper Sparrows [Christine Sheridan ]
21 Jul White Mountains sightings ["Mark Suomala" ]
21 Jul **WARNING** to visitors to the Chapman's Landing Observation Deck [Joel Huntress ]
21 Jul Leasts at Ponemah Bog/Grasshopper Sparrows [Christine Sheridan ]
21 Jul Re: Offshore pelagic highlights ["Karen Bachelder" ]
21 Jul Massabesic Loon chick ["Jane Hills" ]
21 Jul Offshore pelagic highlights [Rebecca ]
21 Jul Addedum to Fox Run Mall ["'greenleaf360' via NHBirds" ]
20 Jul Late report-Indigo bunting, Peterborough [Cheryl Champy ]
20 Jul NH Coast (White Ibis, hybrid heron, FIN WHALE) [Steve Mirick ]
20 Jul Recent sightings at Fox Run Mall ["'Chris Yaun' via NHBirds" ]
19 Jul Have you bought your copy of The Birds of New Hampshire yet? ["Dana Fox" ]
19 Jul White Ibis ["Dana Fox" ]
19 Jul Female Rose Breasted Grosbeak photo [Joel Huntress ]
19 Jul NH Coast (Yellow-crowned Night-heron, HYBRID EGRET, Glossy Ibis, Whimbrel) [Steve Mirick ]
19 Jul Ashland 5 Kingfishers on a tree [keith chamberlin ]
19 Jul NH Audubon Fall Pelagic Birding Trip [Jon Woolf ]
19 Jul NH Audubon Fall Pelagic Birding Trip [Jon Woolf ]
18 Jul Ibis- yes ["Aaronian, Richard S." ]
18 Jul White Ibis Continues [Scott Spangenberg ]
17 Jul White Ibis - Finally! ["Terri Fratus" ]
17 Jul Rose Breasted Grosbeak [Joel Huntress ]

Subject: Red Crossbills in Holderness
From: Iain Macleod <pandiain.im AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:11:49 -0400
2 Red Crossbills were calling from the top of some pines at the Squam Lakes
Natural Science Center this morning.

iain macLeod
Ashland, NH

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Subject: Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, July 30, 2014
From: "Mark Suomala" <mrsuomala AT marksbirdtours.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:19:34 -0400
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, July 30th, 
2014.



An immature WHITE IBIS was discovered at Awcomin Marsh in Rye on July 11th, 
and was most recently reported on July 29th. It has also been reported from 
several different marshes in Rye along Route 1A south of Rye Harbor. .



2 SANDHILL CRANES have returned to their summering grounds in Monroe and are 
raising a young SANDHILL CRANE. They can sometimes be seen in fields along 
the Connecticut River nearly as far as 1-mile north of the town center and 
also in fields along Plains Road. If you look for these birds, please do not 
venture onto the farm fields, which are privately owned.



A possible hybrid between a SNOWY EGRET and a TRICOLORED HERON has been seen 
in coastal marshes near Route 1A in Hampton. It was last reported on July 
26th.



A birder on a cruise aboard the Granite State Whale Watch boat out of Rye 
Harbor on July 25th reported 7 CORY'S SHEARWATERS, 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS, 8 
RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, and 11 WILSON'S STORM-PETRELS.



2 HUDSONIAN GODWITS, 2 RED KNOTS, a WHIMBREL, 25 ROSEATE TERNS, 18 
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, a PEREGRINE FALCON, and 2 FISH CROWS were all 
seen in Hampton Harbor on July 26th.



A GLOSSY IBIS was reported from Hampton Marsh on July 26th.



An AMERICAN BITTERN was heard in Nashua on July 30th.



3 young GREEN HERONS were seen in Salem, and 1 was reported from Pittsfield, 
all during the past week.



2 LEAST TERNS and a BLUE-WINGED TEAL were seen in the Hampton marshes on 
July 26th.



A BUFFLEHEAD was reported from Pleasant Lake in New London on July 25th.



A RED CROSSBILL was reported from Penacook on July 26th.



Several EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen in Walpole during the past week.



A pair of PEREGRINE FALCONS raised at least 2 young birds in Nashua, which 
were photographed atop the former St. Casimir's Church on Temple Street on 
July 23rd.



A family of 4 MERLINS was reported from Kingston on July 28th.



Several YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS were reported during the past week.



An EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard in Barrington on July 24th.



A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was seen in Effingham on July 30th.



An EASTERN SCREECH-OWL was reported from Penacook on July 28th.



This message is also available by phone recording: call (603) 224-9909 and 
press 2 as directed or ask to be transferred. If you have seen any 
interesting birds recently, you can leave a message at the end of the 
recording or send your sightings to the RBA via e-mail at: 
birdsetc AT nhaudubon.org. Please put either "bird sighting" or "Rare Bird 
Alert" in the subject line and be sure to include your mailing address and 
phone number. The RBA is also available on-line at the New Hampshire Audubon 
web site, www.nhaudubon.org



Thanks very much and good birding.

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Subject: Concord Screech-owl
From: "Pam Hunt" <biodiva AT myfairpoint.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:57:58 -0400
Greetings all,

 

Sorry for the delayed post, but I've hardly been home for a couple of days.

 

In any event, sometime near midnight between Mon and Tues, I heard some odd
sounds as I lay in bed having trouble getting to sleep. After heading to the
bedroom window and listening more closely, they appear to have been two
EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS somewhere not too far from my condo. One was making the
typical "monotonic trill" while the other was a little harder to describe.
It didn't clearly match either the trill or the whinny, but almost seemed in
between. My guess is that this represented an adult and a young of the year,
and given the location and timing I'm also guessing that these are birds
that wandered into my neighborhood from somewhere not too far away, since
I've never had screech-owl away from the coast personally, and certainly
never in my yard. Apparently the trill call is frequently associated with
family contact post-fledging, vs the whinny which is more territorial in
nature. I haven't had a chance to check the area more closely since, but I'm
certainly keeping my ears open while in bed!

 

Pam Hunt

Penacook, NH

 

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the world."

      - Alexander von Humboldt

 

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Subject: Lincoln's Sparrow in Effingham
From: "Tony Vazzano" <tvazzano AT ncia.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:44:53 -0400
On our way into western Maine late today my wife and I stopped along 
Huntress Bridge Rd. Our first stop near the north end of the bog produced a 
juvenile Lincoln's Sparrow. Given the date, I have to assume it was born 
there. I think this is the first breeding season sighting for this location; 
it was very near where the Palm Warblers are often found.

Tony Vazzano
Sandwich 

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Subject: RE: Ospreys - Exeter
From: Christian Martin <cmartin AT nhaudubon.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:33:30 +0000
Re: Terri's report of 2 ospreys over Rte 101 Exit 9, I've received a couple 
reports of a probable osprey nest in that same area, but so far nobody's pinned 
down exactly where. It might still be possible to locate it this summer, since 
ospreys fledge rather late in the season. Most likely spot would be in a former 
great blue heron nest in the wetlands located northeast of Exit 9, or any 
nearby cell tower! 


- Chris 

Chris Martin
Senior Biologist, NH Audubon
cmartin AT nhaudubon.org

84 Silk Farm Road, Concord, NH  03301
603/224-9909, x317 (office)
603/226-0902 (fax)

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New Hampshire Audubon - Protecting New Hampshire's natural environment for 
wildlife and for people. 


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From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com [mailto:nhbirds AT googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of 
Terri Fratus 

Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 5:38 PM
To: New Hampshire Birds
Subject: [NHBirds] Ospreys - Exeter

I just saw two Ospreys flying west over exit 9 / 101. 

Terri Fratus
Dover

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Subject: July is for the birds
From: Jeanne-Marie <jeannemariemaher AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:51:33 -0400
Was out doing a quadrant search for the Olive sided flycatcher (thanks to Pam 
Hunt) yesterday. Was a gorgeous day with not a lot happening, until late 
afternoon. Over in Wilton near new conservation land had a feeding frenzy of 
birds, into the early evening. It was so fun to just watch then that I am sure 
the numbers I submitted underestimate the total. 

For the day highlights:
Cooper's hawk, sharp shinned hawk, common raven

2 solitary sandpipers, several killdeer, 2 least sandpipers one semipalmated 
sandpiper, 


eastern bluebirds, cedar waxwings one lone female red breasted grosbeak 2 young 
baltimore orioles 

several phoebes, eastern wood peewees, kingbirds (eastern), swamp sparrow, 2 
scarlet tanagers, 4 wood duck , 4 wild turkey, belted kingfisher, downy hairy 
and red bellied woodpeckers, yellow bellied sapsuckers, eastern bluebirds, 
hermit thrush, one empid (wouldn't sing). 

3 warbling vireos, 4 red eyed vireos, numerous black cap chickadees, tufted 
titmouse, white breasted nuthatch, 

2 black and white warblers, 5 american redstart, 5 black throated blue 
warblers, a few common yellowthroats 


Finally stopping on my way home along the pennichuck ponds on the hollis/Nashua 
line an american bittern. He was in the water so I'm calling him for Nashua 
(who owns the Pennichuck property!) 

What a day.  (and 0 olive sided flycatchers.)

Jeanne-Marie Maher
Nashua NH

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Subject: Fwd: New spot for the White Ibis
From: Steve Mesick <stvmesick AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:05:44 -0400

Sent from my iPad

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Steve Mesick 
> Date: July 29, 2014 at 10:09:59 PM EDT
> To: hmbirdsgroup 
> Subject: New spot for the White Ibis
> 
> Boy, thanks to all for the responses about the Ibis and the location of 
Awcomin Marsh! I think about 10 of you guys responded! I should have written 
back after the first two. 

> 
> I did go to Awcomin Marsh and then cruised the Locke Rd - Harbor Rd - 1A and 
did not find anything more than a couple Snowy Egrets at the 1A marsh. So 
taking what I had read in many posts I planned to drive around looking for 
SNEG's. There were plenty of those and specifically a couple groups in the salt 
marsh just south of route 111/101D. The group further along (about a half mile 
in from 1A), had 8 Snowy Egrets, one Great Egret and the juvenile White Ibis 
not far from the road. There was not a true pull off there so I could not leave 
the car but did get pretty good views. If they are there, you may have to try 
to see the with a scope from 1A (the group could be seen from there) or you may 
need to park on a side street and walk over. In the spot they were today there 
was a view from the road. 

> 
> Nothing much else but I did not have a lot of time,
> 
> Thanks again for all the help. 
> 
> Steve Mesick, Tamworth, NH
> 
> Sent from my iPad

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Subject: White Ibis - Steve Mesick
From: "Terri Fratus" <mizpah3149 AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:08:52 -0400
Hi Steve,

I don’t know where the Ibis has been seen recently but the Awcomin Marsh is 
across from the Rye Harbor parking lot which is just little north of Harbor 
Road in Rye. If you’re going north on Rt 1A it’s on the left and vice 
versa. There’s a small pull off where two, maybe three cars, an park 
horizontal to Rt 1A. There’s a sign but if you’re not watching for it, 
you’ll miss it. It’s just a short walk in but you’ll definitely need bug 
spray. If you get to Rye Beach State Park, you’ve missed it. Good luck! 


Best regards, 
Terri Fratus
Dover

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Subject: Ospreys - Exeter
From: Terri Fratus <mizpah3149 AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:37:45 -0400
I just saw two Ospreys flying west over exit 9 / 101. 

Terri Fratus
Dover

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Subject: Bald eagle & osprey -Newmarket
From: Andra Crawford <andra.j.crawford AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:55:27 -0400
 We saw an imm. bald eagle Sunday evening at Shackford Pt. on Great Bay ca. 
6:45-7:30. It caught a good-sized fish and then flew off to the far side 
(south) of the point for a late dinner. It seemed to be a 2nd-year bird -lots 
of white on the front. 

 This morning we saw an imm. eagle (same bird?) cruising off of Shackford Pt. 
ca. 9:00-9:30 AM -it harassed an osprey causing it to drop its' fish. The 2 of 
them duked it out in the air for a few minutes, the osprey getting above the 
eagle and diving on it and the eagle swatting at the osprey. The osprey finally 
flew off & the eagle swooped around fishing for a bit -no luck-, before it 
settled in on Shackford Pt. for a few minutes & then disappeared when we 
weren't looking. 

 Best,
 Andra Crawford & Dave Arnold
 Newmarket

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Subject: White Ibis locations
From: Steve Mesick <stvmesick AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:50:37 -0400
I am wondering where Awcomin Marsh is. It is not in the NH Birding Guide. I 
have one shot at seeing the White Ibis so if people know any other good spots 
let me know, I read back a ways and found that they have been near Harbor Road 
in Rye, and in the marsh north of Locke road but any other suggestions and 
directions to Awcomin would be nice. 


Steve Mesick, Tamworth NH

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Subject: Evening Grosbeaks
From: Pam Blair <pamelynblair AT msn.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:40:37 -0400
Hi all! I have had the pleasure of 3-4 evening grosbeaks at my feeder for the 
last week. Also saw an indigo bunting in the yard for a couple days teasing its 
parents for feedings with constant "sit, sit, sit" which drew my attention. 
They must have found something good to eat in passing through! Happy birding! 
Pam Blair, Walpole 


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Subject: add on to Coast on Saturday 7/26 - Blue-winged Teal
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:11:37 -0400
After looking through some photos from our Hampton Harbor outing, I had
forgotten about a duck that we had spotted in flight out of the marsh. I
never had a great look at it, but was able to snap a distant photo as it
leveled out and continued north. At first I had thought Gadwall due to the
yellowish legs and white belly, but after being corrected by some peers and
doing a little more digging, I believe it looks better for Blue-winged Teal.

The photo can be seen on the checklist below:
http://ebird.org/ebird/nh/view/checklist?subID=S19227813


Kyle Wilmarth & Amanda Altena
Salem, NH

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Subject: Merlin fledglings on Great Pond
From: Scott Heron <smheron AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:02:52 -0400
It appears our resident Merlins now have fledglings. I counted 4 birds
tonight in Kingston on the pond and snapped a few shots of what I believe
to be one of the juveniles. This is the 2nd consecutive year that I've seen
them nest by the pond. Last year, they vacated around mid-August. I'm
hoping to get a few good shots of them before they leave.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottheron/14577146928
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottheron/14763449132

Momma (I presume) from last week:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottheron/14736650073/

Scott Heron
Kingston

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Subject: New for my list
From: Carolyn Payzant <carolynpayzant AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:40:41 -0400
Just at dusk this evening we had a male and female Pine Grosbeak at our
feeder.

Carolyn Payzant
Bedford, New Hampshire

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Subject: Eastern whip-poor-will heard in Barrington
From: rte <roibihilin AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:10:44 -0400
We were treated to a rare event--Thursday (7/24) at dusk, listening to an
eastern whip-poor-will on our wooded property in Barrington, NH.  It only
lasted about 5 minutes, then must have moved on.  R. Eckert and Kai
Stapelfeldt

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Subject: Benton Kestrels, Warren Bald Eagle, Rumney meadow
From: Jody Williams <fisherwoods AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:18:54 -0400
This is three days old;

On Rte 25 west of the Oliverian Dam, there were four American Kestrels perched 
on the roadside wires all within three pole spans. I would guess that this was 
a family group. 

On Rte 25C at the power line crossing by the Appalachian Trail, there was an 
adult plumage Bald Eagle. 


This morning a Great Crested Flycatcher was calling.

Yesterday on the meadow edge a first mixed flock of feeding warblers: 
At least 4 Chestnut-sided, including two adult male and two FF females.
1 Black and White
3 American Redstarts two of which were FF male plumage
1 adult male Black-throated Blue
1 Red-eyed Vireo
3 Indigo Buntings
1 possible FF Black-throated Green though I didn't quite confirm it... couldn't 
exclude Pine Warbler. 

2 Gray Catbirds
1 Possible Black-billed Cuckoo singing the alternate call that is similar to 
the Yellow-billed. 

These are all local breeders.
In the evening two Hermit Thrushes sang nearby.
And through the day, one or two Scarlet Tanagers are still rasping out their 
songs. 


Also noted were around a dozen Silver-spotted Skippers, Dun-skippers, Least 
Skipper, Northern Broken-dash Skipper. Great-spangled Fritillary, Aphrodite 
Fritillary, Common Wood Nymph, Clouded Sulphur and Mustard White Butterflies. 
Many species are showing quite a bit of wear. 


John R Williams
Rumney

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Subject: Herring Gull with fish hook stuck in bill at Beckman's Point, Hampton
From: Scott Heron <smheron AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:28:16 -0400
I'm wondering if someone on this list might be able to help. I came across
this gull this morning on Beckman's Point. The poor bird had a fish hook
puncturing just below his lower bill. The line was still attached. I
couldn't tell if it was in distress at all. It seemed healthy to my eye,
but I'd imagine that even if the hook didn't cause an infection, it would
at the very least diminish the bird's quality of life.

I'm not sure what can be done or if there's anyone on the list who can
help, but I at least wanted to pass on this sighting. FYI, it's a banded
bird: Green M82.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottheron/14571178399/

Scott Heron
Kingston

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Subject: birds of interest in Pittsfield this weekend
From: AERART via NHBirds <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:44:07 -0400 (EDT)
Birds of interest in Pittsfield this weekend include: 
 
Green Heron
Osprey
Solitary Sandpiper
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (doing the long, even-tempo coo series, randomly,  for 
about 10 minutes Saturday morning.) 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher -- at least 2 hanging out with a Tufted Titmouse  
family 
 
Andrea Robbins
Pittsfield, NH
 

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Subject: swsallows and eagle
From: Sylvia Miskoe <sylviasmiskoe AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 07:58:06 -0400
Driving south on Rte 3 in the Windham area I saw a juvenile bald eagle
flying north on the side of the road.
My barn swallows fledged and for a week or so there were no swallows in
evidenced.  Then day before yesterday there was a flock of perhaps 20
zooming about the back yard and in the barn.  Now they are very busy inside
the barn.
Sylvia Miskoe, Concord

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Subject: temporary suspend
From: "'Howard Titus' via NHBirds" <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:01:39 -0700

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Subject: suspend
From: "'Howard Titus' via NHBirds" <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:59:09 -0700

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Subject: Osprey x 4 = Newmarket
From: Samuel Lewis <samlewis100 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:34:53 -0400
Whilst waiting to meet someone, V & I stopped briefly at the boat launch in
downtown Newmarket. We were immediately treated to four osprey fishing at
the bend in the river.  They were all together in close quarters without
any issues. We assume that it was a parent-child fishing trip. I say this
because some of the dives looked very unprofessional; whereas the others
had that smooth, silky, dive, catch, fly away/shake-off multi-task effect.
It was really fun to watch.

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Samuel Lewis
Exeter, NH
samlewis100 at Gmail.com

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Subject: Coast additions (Red Knots, White Ibis)
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:13:35 -0400
Amanda and I spent time kayaking around Hampton Harbor this morning and had
a nice start (thanks to Becky and Zeke for the tip on the godwits!).  We
didn't get great looks at the godwits or get photos, but did see them from
a distance - clearly godwits with prominent dark underwings when in flight.
Unfortunately they flew off south and out of sight.

In the morning we also had a Black-bellied Plover, Dowitchers, lots of
Yellowlegs, a few Willets and a Whimbrel among many Semipalmated Pipers and
Plovers.

After lunch we went to look for the WHITE IBIS - we checked at Awcomin
Marsh with no luck, but on the way back down we spotted it in the marsh
north of Locke Rd. hanging out with one Snowy Egret. (
https://flic.kr/p/ocbPWX )

We spent more time in the afternoon kayaking/walking around Hampton Harbor
as the tide was falling, and to our surprise we had 2 RED KNOTS (
https://flic.kr/p/otCHqF )

Kyle Wilmarth & Amanda Altena
Salem, NH

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Subject: Double-crested Cormorant vs Eel
From: Len Medlock <lenmedlock AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:05:42 +0000 (UTC)
This morning, Steve, Jane, and I witnessed a titanic struggle for this 
cormorant to enjoy eel à la carte--the eel survived! 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock/14749703011/sizes/h/ 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock/14772734663/sizes/h/ 

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Exeter, NH 

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Subject: Red Crossbill in Penacook
From: "Pam Hunt" <biodiva AT myfairpoint.net>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:43:35 -0400
On this morning's Penacook Survey I was surprised to hear a RED CROSSBILL
calling as it flew over Bog Road.

 

Otherwise, things are really starting to quiet down, with - for example -
only 2 Ovenbirds compared to 11 two weeks ago.

But at the same time, the "fall" flocks are starting to form, with today's
example comprised of 2 young Baltimore Orioles, a young Rose-breasted
Grosbeak, and a few robins, all loosely associated with several Swamp and
Song Sparrows, a Carolina Wren, and an apparent family group of Hairy
Woodpeckers.

 

Pam Hunt

Penacook, NH

 

 

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the world."

      - Alexander von Humboldt

 

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Subject: Coastal Add-ons - HYBRID EGRET, Glossy Ibis, Least Terns
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:22:33 -0400
Unfortunately, we just missed the 2 Hudsonian Godwits in Hampton harbor 
this morning.  But it was great to see growing numbers of shorebirds in 
the harbor and elsewhere.  At a roost site on private property in 
Hampton, we counted 465 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and 223 SEMIPALMATED 
PLOVERS along with smaller numbers of other shorebirds!  All adult 
birds, the juveniles will start arriving in a week or two.

On Meadow Pond, we located the HYBRID TRICOLORED HERON X SNOWY EGRET.  
Unfortunately, however, it continues deep in the pond and is extremely 
difficult to get views of.  I took a long walk through the woods and out 
into the marsh, and still could only get distant photos.  These are my 
first frontal views of the bird and the pattern of white on the neck and 
belly seem to clinch the hybrid combination in my mind.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/40298884 AT N06/

Also out in the marsh area of the pond was a single juvenile GLOSSY 
IBIS.  And 2 LEAST TERNS and 6 COMMON TERNS were feeding elsewhere in 
the pond.

We DID NOT SEE THE WHITE IBIS.  Has anyone seen in recently?  We did NOT 
check Awcomin marsh, however, as we were running short on time.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Subject: Hudsonian Godwits
From: Rebecca <rsuomala2 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 18:51:41 +0000 (UTC)
An early morning visit to Hampton Harbor for low tide at 6:10 turned up the 
following highlights: 



Hudsonian Godwit - 2 on the flats near the rocks on the southwest side of the 
harbor (from the park by Yankee Fisherman's Coop) 

Whimbrel - 1 
Roseate Tern - 25 with good numbers (100) of Common Terns 
Black-crowned Night-Heron - 18 
Peregrine Falcon - 1 
Fish Crow - 2 


Checked Island Path and Meadow Pond for the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron but no 
luck. 



Becky Suomala, Chichester 
Zeke Cornell, Bow 

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Subject: Bufflehead on Pleasant Lake
From: "Jen Esten" <jennifere1234 AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:24:08 -0400
Last night.  Possibly a year old male

 

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New London

 

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Subject: Granite State Whale Watch, Friday 2pm trip
From: Jay Gamble <jpgamble1 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:04:29 -0400
Went out on the 2:00pm Granite State Whale Watch boat on Friday, 7/25,
hoping to see lots of shearwaters.

Our afternoon trip had fewer shearwaters sightings than reported on the
morning trip, and only 7 Cory's Shearwaters were seen. Did not see any
Great or Sooty Shearwaters.  Jonathan said Thursday was a very good day for
shearwaters, and that the Friday morning trip had far less than Thursday.

Although we were the only three birders on a full boat of whale watchers,
Capt Pete, Jonathon and Suzanne were very interested in the birds and the
whales.

Despite very few shearwaters, other sightings made for a great afternoon:

2 light morph adult Parasitic Jaegers flying together towards Star Island.

8 Red-necked Phalarope in one tight flock well seen 20' off the boat.

11 Wilson's Storm-petrels.

5 Common Loons in small group well offshore. One breeding plummage adult
and four light brown juveniles. Carefully studied the four juveniles in
hopes of turning one of them into the recently reported Pacific Loon, but
no luck with that idea.

Overall, a great afternoon on the ocean.

Jay Gamble
Sunapee, NH

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Subject: Whale-and-bird watching, 7/25
From: Jon Woolf <jsw AT jwoolfden.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:07:49 -0400
I went out yestermorn with Granite State Whale Watch's morning 
run.  I was hoping that the storms from Wednesday night would stir up 
some stuff and perhaps rouse up a mass of feeding whales and seabirds 
such as have been reported from further south.  We didn't get that, 
but we did get looks at several cooperative Fin Whales and a slow but 
steady stream of seabird sightings.  The whales were close in to 
shore -- inshore of the Isles, in less than 200 feet of water -- so 
we didn't have to spend a whole lot of time just getting to 
them.    We never got more than 12 miles offshore, and Captain Pete 
had enough time left over to circle north and come home to Rye 
through the Isles of Shoals.  I didn't keep an accurate count; what 
follows are merely best guesses:

Sooty Shearwater -- at least 3
Great Shearwater - 10-12
Cory's Shearwater 15-20.  Yes, noticeably more Cory's than Great 
shearwaters.  The crew said that they'd been seeing many more Cory's 
than Great shearwaters of late.
Wilson's Storm-petrel -- 12-15, probably more
Northern Gannet - 4, all 2nd and 3rd year birds
Terns - 20 or more.  All that I got decent looks at were Common Terns.
Black Guillemots - 4 along the shore of Appledore Island.
1 flock of small shorebirds in flight, about 15 individuals, species unknown
All the usual suspects in the Isles: HEGU, GBBG, Common Eider, etc.

Good whales, good birds, good weather.  A very nice, pleasant, 
not-stressful way to spend a morning.

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH

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Subject: White Ibis
From: "off.birding" <off.birding AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:12:39 -0400
Has the birding been seen since Monday?  We are planning a trip to the coast 
Friday.  


Thanks
Cyndi


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Subject: Late Post - Juvenile White Ibis Photos 07-17-14
From: David Lipsy <dlipsy AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:21:05 -0400
Hello All,

I don't think this email went out. Found it in my bottom tray. If it is a 
duplicate, I apologize. 


I hit the coast with a friend of mine on the 17th. Our stated goal was to find 
and photograph the White Ibis. We were successful in our quest finding it 
around 3:00 and hung with it till around 4:15. Shooting in the direction of the 
sun the entire time made it difficult to get any great shots... however I 
managed a few that are not too bad from the hundreds I took. 


A beautiful bird, it liked the company of Snowy Egrets and many times flew off 
to join them as they moved around. The Egrets would take off, then a short 
while after the Ibis would fly over to where they were. 




I also did a set on Lightning, and while I will not be putting a link here, if 
interested, you can find that in my sets on Flickr. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/65293799 AT N04/sets/72157645764363264/

David 

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Subject: Northwood Lake Loon Family
From: dlv AT comcast.net
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 02:49:58 +0000 (UTC)
I was visiting friends who live on Northwood Lake. We were treated to the 
western lake pair and their chick. They came right off sure and were yodeling 
away. Beautiful. The lighting wasn't the best - but I managed some halfway 
decent shots. There was talk of the eastern lake pair having twin chicks but 
they have not been lately. 


https://www.flickr.com/photos/34155736 AT N07/sets/72157645495462678/ 

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Subject: Green herons
From: fiddlinbill via NHBirds <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:34:26 -0400 (EDT)
At the swampy area across from Salem, NH High School there were three juvenile 
Green Herons 

sitting on a branch at dusk tonight.
They finally took off.
There were the other typical Robins, chimney Swifts, Red wing Blackbirds, 
Swallows Barn/Tree?. 

also Mourning Doves, (love their little heads) an unidentified Sparrow because 
the lighting was bad at dusk. 

Nice place for birding.
Bill Perry from Hampstead, NH

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Subject: Fledgling photo...
From: Christine Sheridan <cmsbirds AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:53:59 -0400
https://www.flickr.com/photos/42971731 AT N03/14551138458/

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Subject: Nashua Peregrines have fledglings!
From: Christine Sheridan <cmsbirds AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:52:18 -0400
To make a very, very, very long story short, yesterday I had the
mind-boggling experience of proceeding down Temple Street, doing a
double-take as I passed the former St. Casimir's Church, turning around,
getting out the binoculars and confirming my sighting of a robust Peregrine
Falcon fledgling  on one of the eaves of the steeple.

I could hear another Peregrine making a loud "begging" type call and
eventually located a second bird, barely visible  due to the brilliant sun
behind and right above the steeple.  From the call, it was probably another
fledgling.  Due to nooks and crannies on the church, tree branches and
blinding sun, I couldn't get a good look at it.

I attempted to take photos with my cell phone, all I had available, with
dismal results.

Dashed home to get camera, shot off an email to Chris Martin (I couldn't
bring myself to believe these guys had been born here--it's a long, long
story)...Chris called back with a few questions and answers, and I set off
to try to get pics.

By late afternoon, I finally caught up to Mom and Dad and one fledgling on
the Coptic Church on Chandler St., and got some id shots.

Deanne Fortnam and I went out this morning, hoping to get photos and I
continued  to look till about 8pm this evening--and never caught up with
the fledglings.

There are a lot of questions outstanding--we had seen VERY little Peregrine
activity this season (until very recently)  and after last years
disappointing season (we actually witnessed the birds copulating, but
apparently there was a nest failure) we had pretty much given up hope.

They fooled us.

It would be fantastic to get any info anyone might have about the actual
nest location, and where any fledglings may be hanging out.

Pics would be great.  NH is getting close to a record number of Peregrine
young produced in one season, Chris Martin tells me; it would be awesome if
Nashua could put us over the top!

Not so short, after all.

Chris Sheridan





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Subject: No sandhills, no black back woodpeckers
From: Jeanne-Marie <jeannemariemaher AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:16:15 -0400
Had to go to Dartmouth today so "while I was there" drove north to see if I 
could get a peek at the Sandhill cranes. No such luck. the VT side I could 
barely see the corn field despite great directions and the NH side had no 
success either... 

so on the way home stopped at Trudeau rode to check in case the black back 
wanted to return .... 


So it wasn't my best day "target birding" but had some great views of an 
immature bald eagle over the Connecticut River, and lovely views of Indigo 
buntings. 

good birding just the same.

Jeanne-Marie

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Subject: Re: Tamworth non Yellow-billed Cuckoo
From: AERART via NHBirds <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:10:07 -0400 (EDT)
In response to Steve's post about Yellow-billed vs Black-billed Cuckoo  
calls: 
 
 
Black-billed Cuckoo typical songs are groups of two to five coos. 
 
Black-billed also does a call "series," which could be described as an 
alternate song. 
 
It is a series of coos that starts fast and then gets slower in speed. 
 
You can hear an example on this page: 
http://birds.audubon.org/birds/black-billed-cuckoo
 
 
 
 
 
Yellow-billed does a series that starts fast and then gets slower in 
speed.  However, the Yellow-billed series has a clacking quality. 
 
Yellow-billed also does a long coo series that tapers off  but does not 
start faster.  

http://birds.audubon.org/birds/yellow-billed-cuckoo
 
 
 
Anyway! 
That is my take on how to tell them apart. 
 
If anyone has some other tricks, I would love to hear about them!
 
Andrea Robbins
Pittsfield, NH
 
 
 
 
 
>Our  Yellow-billed Cuckoo has morphed into a Black-billed Cuckoo - still 
pretty  unusual for our house but not that unusual for this area. It was 
giving a sound  much more consistent with the long drawn out song of the 
Yellow-billed until today when I am hearing the much more classic Black-billed 

cu-cu-cu song.  Doubting that I had both in the same grove I poked around for 
other songs and  found that the Black-billed has a longer drawn out song 
similar to the  Yellow-billed but the latter does not do a cu-cu-cu song like 
the BBCU. The tone  of the song is still more similar to the Yellow-billed but 
I suspect I just have  the Black-billed. Unfortunately I cannot get in 
there to look for it because it is a neighbor's property. Any thoughts on this 

from anyone let me know. Did get  another round of the Evening Grosbeaks 
yesterday and those are a definite! 

Steve  Mesick, Tamworth 

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Subject: Tamworth non Yellow-billed Cuckoo
From: Steve Mesick <stvmesick AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:02:36 -0400
Our Yellow-billed Cuckoo has morphed into a Black-billed Cuckoo - still pretty 
unusual for our house but not that unusual for this area. It was giving a sound 
much more consistent with the long drawn out song of the Yellow-billed until 
today when I am hearing the much more classic Black-billed cu-cu-cu song. 
Doubting that I had both in the same grove I poked around for other songs and 
found that the Black-billed has a longer drawn out song similar to the 
Yellow-billed but the latter does not do a cu-cu-cu song like the BBCU. The 
tone of the song is still more similar to the Yellow-billed but I suspect I 
just have the Black-billed. Unfortunately I cannot get in there to look for it 
because it is a neighbor's property. Any thoughts on this from anyone let me 
know. Did get another round of the Evening Grosbeaks yesterday and those are a 
definite! 


Steve Mesick, Tamworth 

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Subject: SACR
From: Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:27:29 -0400
The Sandhill Crane young was seen last week flying with 2 adults for about
100 yards.
                       Sandy Turner

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Subject: Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Heron in Awcomin Marsh
From: Scott Heron <smheron AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:11:22 -0400
I figure I'd send along my report given the number of recent sightings.
Before seeing the White Ibis in Rye on Saturday (7/19), I came across this
young'n while poking around Awcomin Marsh. It was perched on a limb about 7
feet off the trail.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottheron/14713461153/

And I came across this post last week about BCNHs on Massbird which was
pretty interesting:


https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/massbird/bcnh/massbird/uc8mkkJv5Aw/bf9Xg6GAGCkJ 


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Kingston

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Subject: Juvenile Black-crowned Night-Herons
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:50:20 -0400
As we near the end of July, the numbers of juvenile birds is growing 
exponentially.  This includes herons and ibises and other large birds.

So far, I have seen juvenile White Ibis, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, 
Black-crowned Night-Heron and Snowy Egret.  And NONE OF THESE nest in 
New Hampshire!  Herons disperse northward in the late summer, so we tend 
to find wandering birds further north and away from the coast.  Great 
Egrets are one of the most commonly seen birds that wander inland.  And 
they don't nest in NH.

Black-crowned Night-Herons could nest in NH.  I suspect they may nest 
very close to NH, and I believe they have nested nearby along the Salmon 
Falls River in Maine and they used to nest on Appledore Island (in 
Maine) offshore until racoons were introduced onto the island.

In the New Hampshire Breeding Bird Atlas (1981 - 1986), there were ZERO 
breeding pairs of Black-crowned Night-Herons uncovered in the State.  
And as far as I can tell, there is no "concrete" (nest with eggs or 
young) evidence that they have nested in the State in over 50 years.  
There may well be a nest site somewhere out there in NH, but the 
sighting of a juvenile at this time of year most likely represents a 
late summer dispersal.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Subject: Moderator's Message to List
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:31:47 -0400
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Subject: Juvenile BC Night Heron
From: "Jen Esten" <jennifere1234 AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:50:27 -0400
Great views of a juvenile Black Crowned Night Heron on Pleasant Lake, New
London tonight. I've only seen Night Herons here a few times during
migration.  Considering it's age, can I assume they are nesting on the lake
or nearby? 

Also in my yard two rather rambunctious juvenile Coopers Hawks calling
frequently for attention.

 

A link to a hawk image:

http://jenniferesten.zenfolio.com/p916644648/e2f5617f7

 

Jen Esten

New London

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Subject: Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, July 22, 2014
From: "Mark Suomala" <mrsuomala AT marksbirdtours.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:15:42 -0400
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, July 22nd, 
2014.



An immature WHITE IBIS was discovered at Awcomin Marsh in Rye on July 11th, 
and was most recently reported on July 22nd. It has also been reported from 
marshes along Route 1A just south of Rye Harbor. .



A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON, 2 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, 2 GLOSSY IBIS, 
and 3 WHIMBRELS were seen in Hampton, all on July 19th.



A possible hybrid between a SNOWY EGRET and a TRICOLORED HERON was seen in 
Hampton on July 19th and 20th.



A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 5 GREEN HERONS were reported from near the 
Fox Run Mall in Newington on July 20th.



At least 2 MISSISSIPPI KITES are being seen regularly in Newmarket, where 
they have nested during the past several years.



2 SANDHILL CRANES have returned to their summering grounds in Monroe and are 
raising a young SANDHILL CRANE. They can sometimes be seen in fields along 
the Connecticut River nearly as far as 1-mile north of the town center and 
also in fields along Plains Road. If you look for these birds, please do not 
venture onto the farm fields, which are privately owned.



A LEAST TERN was seen in Hampton on July 20th.



6 LAUGHING GULLS were seen along the coast on July 19th.



At least 2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were seen at the Cemetery Fields on 
Merrimack Road in Amherst on July 21st.



2 BICKNELL'S THRUSHES were reported from near the summit of Cannon Mountain 
in Franconia Notch in the White Mountains on July 20th.



4 GRAY JAYS were seen near the start of the Caps Ridge Trail on Jefferson 
Notch Road in the White Mountains on July 20th.



3 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen in Tamworth on July 20th.



A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was reported from Tamworth on July 20th, and 1 was 
seen near Squam Lake on July 22nd.



This message is also available by phone recording: call (603) 224-9909 and 
press 2 as directed or ask to be transferred. If you have seen any 
interesting birds recently, you can leave a message at the end of the 
recording or send your sightings to the RBA via e-mail at: 
birdsetc AT nhaudubon.org. Please put either "bird sighting" or "Rare Bird 
Alert" in the subject line and be sure to include your mailing address and 
phone number. The RBA is also available on-line at the New Hampshire Audubon 
web site, www.nhaudubon.org



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Subject: RE: Black-billed Cuckoo in Litchfield hurt. - bird rescue organization in Henniker
From: Jonathan Smith <jksmith69 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:55:28 -0400
After a couple responses, I went out to look for the cuckoo again and he's 
nowhere to be found. Hopefully that's a good sign. 


Sent from my Galaxy S®III

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From: Karen Bachelder
Date:07/22/2014 15:31 (GMT-05:00)
To: jksmith69 AT hotmail.com
Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Black-billed Cuckoo in Litchfield hurt. - bird rescue organization in Henniker
Hi Jonathan - There is a bird rescue / rehabilitation organization in Henniker - Wings of the Dawn. They might be able to help. http://www.wingswildlife.org/ Check out their web site. If the Cuckoo isn't able to fly and you and catch / enclose him in a box, crate, etc., and keep him covered and calm, and get him to the Wings of the Dawn lady, she might be able to take him in. (I tried to get a similarly injured Chickadee to her this spring, but he didn't make it. But I figured I could at least refer you.) Best of luck! :) Karen Karen Bachelder P. O. Box 246 Concord, NH 03302 kbache7674 AT myfairpoint.net On Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:15:02 -0400, jksmith69 wrote: A BB Cuckoo just flew into our window pretty hard and fell to the ground. Before I got outside he flew to a close tree, but you can tell he's not right. He won't fly more than a couple feet and he is staying in that tree. Should I just ignore him or what? Jonathan Smith Litchfield NH Sent from my Galaxy S®III -- To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit: https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "NHBirds" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. -- To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit: https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en --- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "NHBirds" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to nhbirds+unsubscribe AT googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to nhbirds AT googlegroups.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.
Subject: Re: Phoebe Forensics
From: Catherine Fisher <catherineckx AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:24:50 -0400
Hi Bruce,

The first culprit I'd suspect would be a house wren.  We have had phoebe
nests destroyed by wrens on several occasions (house wrens are notoriously
aggressive when it comes to others small nests within their territoy; last
year we found one tearing apart a chickadee nest in one of our bird boxes).
 About seven years ago, we had a pair of phoebes whose nest was destroyed
by another phoebe (in that instance, we'd noticed that "our" male phoebe
had been strangely quiet throughout nest-building, egg-laying and feeding;
we wondered later if he was perhaps squatting on someone's territory - that
was a year when there were three different phoebes singing on our very
short street, and our quiet guy made the 4th male we knew of).

Often times phoebes nest where there is no room for a crow or jay to perch;
if there's room for one of these big nest predators, they could certainly
be the culprits, but wrens would definitely be first on my list of suspects.





On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 4:39 PM, Bruce Boyer  wrote:

> A couple of years ago, Phoebes raised 2 broods in a nest located above a
> cornice by my front door. Last year, I was disappointed that they did not
> return last year, so this year, I was delighted when they built a nest
> there, although only in time for the 2nd brood. The young were just at the
> stage when they sometimes stuck their heads up and peeped, demanding food.
> Then suddenly, the birds were gone, and a large piece of nest material was
> on the steps below. What kind of predator could have reached the nest? My
> dog chased off a cat recently, and I spied a fox today, but either would
> have to make a spectacular leap to reach the nest. Maybe a Blue Jay or Crow
> was responsible.
>
> I would like to provide the Phoebes a safe nest site next year, and would
> appreciate hearing from anyone with advice.
>
> Bruce Boyer
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Subject: Yellow-billed cuckoo
From: <ddep AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:31:50 +0000 (UTC)
This is my first posting but I could not resist letting you all know that I 
identified a yellow-billed cuckoo just a few minutes ago in the woodsy growth 
along a swampy area along Moultonborough Bay on Squam Lake. I wish I had heard 
it sing but did not. 

I have never seen this bird before but it was unmistakable! Yellow-orange 
slightly curved bill, bright white chest, long tail, a glimmer of reddish in 
its brown wings when flying. Very pretty! I understand these a fairly common? 
But not for me! 


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Subject: Phoebe Forensics
From: Bruce Boyer <brumyster AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:39:45 -0400
A couple of years ago, Phoebes raised 2 broods in a nest located above a 
cornice by my front door. Last year, I was disappointed that they did not 
return last year, so this year, I was delighted when they built a nest there, 
although only in time for the 2nd brood. The young were just at the stage when 
they sometimes stuck their heads up and peeped, demanding food. Then suddenly, 
the birds were gone, and a large piece of nest material was on the steps below. 
What kind of predator could have reached the nest? My dog chased off a cat 
recently, and I spied a fox today, but either would have to make a spectacular 
leap to reach the nest. Maybe a Blue Jay or Crow was responsible. 


I would like to provide the Phoebes a safe nest site next year, and would 
appreciate hearing from anyone with advice. 


Bruce Boyer

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Subject: Black-billed Cuckoo in Litchfield hurt.
From: jksmith69 <jksmith69 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:15:02 -0400
A BB Cuckoo just flew into our window pretty hard and fell to the ground. 
Before I got outside he flew to a close tree, but you can tell he's not right. 
He won't fly more than a couple feet and he is staying in that tree. Should I 
just ignore him or what? 


Jonathan Smith
Litchfield NH

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Subject: Juvenile White Ibis continues
From: Cheryl <cduford33 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:02:02 -0400
I was able to see this little superstar at evening high tide on 7/20 and
morning high tide on 7/21 from Harbor Road in Rye Harbor. I'd walked out
into the marsh about 100+ feet to get a closer look at the Sanderlings,
Lesser Yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitchers, and smaller Sandpipers. GBHs
and Snowy Egrets continue to feed in the small body of water in Awcomin
Marsh as well. The White Ibis didn't fly in on 7/21 until after the GBH was
gone.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/decksidethoughts/14529831198/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/decksidethoughts/14529827188/

Great little hot spot for all your shorebird kicks!

Happy birding!
Cheryl

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Subject: Evening Grosbeaks in Tamworth
From: Steve Mesick <stvmesick AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:35:53 -0400
We have had a nice couple days in Tamworth, and having not come in the spring 
this year it was nice to have a couple of unusual sighting, including three 
Evening Grosbeaks yesterday, (first time in about five years here), a calling 
first ever Yellow-billed Cuckoo across the field every day so far for three 
days (and nights), three Broad-winged Hawks and a Red-shouldered and regulars 
Barred Owl, Black-throated Blue and Blackburnian among others. Also, in the 
Tamworth area, 3 Common Mergs on Swift River in Tamworth just south of the 
bridge, and a juvenile Pied-billed Grebe on Duck Pond. 


Steve Mesick, 
Fowler's Mill Road
Tamworth, NH

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Subject: Re: Leasts at Ponemah Bog/Grasshopper Sparrows
From: Christine Sheridan <cmsbirds AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:34:59 -0400
I forgot to add that the Grasshopper Sparrows were at Cemetery Fields, not
the Bog!



On Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 5:09 PM, Christine Sheridan 
wrote:

> The peeps have begun their migratory stop-over at the bog in Amherst, with
> three Least Sandpipers out on the lily pads this morning.
>
> I located two Grasshopper Sparrows (maybe four, I couldn't be sure the
> ones that flushed when I parked near the loam pile weren't the same I saw
> later nearby.)
>
> Again they were in the shorter "weeds" among the tall grass, southeast  of
> the loam pile.  One bird took off in a low flight and landed in the grass
> further out, but the second (female?) appeared to perform a distraction
> display, fluttering out, then running through the grass, taking to the air
> again, and making a big circle around to land back where she started from.
> She kept making their insect-like two note call, but I couldn't see her
> again, nor any nest or fledglings and after a short search I left, not
> wanting to stress her more.
>
> There were only a few Savannah Sparrows out.  Midday isn't the greatest
> time to find the field birds--but that's when I got there.
>
> Chris
> --
>
>
> *Chris Sheridancmsbirds AT gmail comNashua NH*
>



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Subject: White Mountains sightings
From: "Mark Suomala" <mrsuomala AT marksbirdtours.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:09:28 -0400
A few highlights from the White Mountains on Sunday:

Cannon Mountain
Bicknell's Thrush 2 with one seen well

Trudeau Road
Alder Flycatcher 1
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1

Caps Ridge Trail, Jefferson Notch
Gray Jay 4 a family group
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 2

Mark Suomala
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Subject: **WARNING** to visitors to the Chapman's Landing Observation Deck
From: Joel Huntress <joelhuntress AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:02:21 -0400
There is a ground hornets nest right below the deck next to the spotting
scope. A swarm came up between the deck boards as I kneeled down to look
through the scope. They got me and my dog good.

On a positive note the Osprey chicks seem to be doing well. I also followed
a Red Tailed Hawk down the path leading to the observation deck.

Joel Huntress
Newmarket, NH

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Subject: Leasts at Ponemah Bog/Grasshopper Sparrows
From: Christine Sheridan <cmsbirds AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:09:41 -0400
The peeps have begun their migratory stop-over at the bog in Amherst, with
three Least Sandpipers out on the lily pads this morning.

I located two Grasshopper Sparrows (maybe four, I couldn't be sure the ones
that flushed when I parked near the loam pile weren't the same I saw later
nearby.)

Again they were in the shorter "weeds" among the tall grass, southeast  of
the loam pile.  One bird took off in a low flight and landed in the grass
further out, but the second (female?) appeared to perform a distraction
display, fluttering out, then running through the grass, taking to the air
again, and making a big circle around to land back where she started from.
She kept making their insect-like two note call, but I couldn't see her
again, nor any nest or fledglings and after a short search I left, not
wanting to stress her more.

There were only a few Savannah Sparrows out.  Midday isn't the greatest
time to find the field birds--but that's when I got there.

Chris
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Subject: Re: Offshore pelagic highlights
From: "Karen Bachelder" <kbache7674 AT myfairpoint.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:42:48 -0400
Thanks so much Becky! 

:)  

Karen Bachelder
P. O. Box 246
Concord, NH 03302

kbache7674 AT myfairpoint.net

On Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:13:24 +0000 (UTC), Rebecca  wrote:

       I know it's Massachusetts waters, but we thought NH birders 
might be interested in the highlights from the Brookline Bird Club 
pelagic trip to Hydrographers Canyon on Saturday, July 19 (90 to 100 
miles offshore).A group of us car-pooled down and the highlights below 
are our totals, not the group totals. 
The weather was great, seas very reasonable, and lots of good bird activity. 

Highlights were:
1 White-faced Storm-Petrel
5 Band-rumped Storm-Petrels
13 Audubon's Shearwaters
All of these were in the warmer waters at the edge of the Gulf Stream. 

There were good numbers of Leach's Storm-Petrels and the 4 expected 
shearwaters (Manx, Cory's, Great, and Sooty) with great looks at all of 
them,  as well as Wilson's Storm-Petrels. 
One of the Cory's was identified as the "Scopoli's" sub-species from 
the Mediterranean (full species in Europe). 

The Nantucket Shoals was very active and provided some great looks at 
alll of the more common species. 

Becky Suomala
Zeke Cornell
Pam Hunt
Chris Borg
Karen Batchelder

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Subject: Massabesic Loon chick
From: "Jane Hills" <jhbird AT myfairpoint.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:34:33 -0400
This morning I observed an adult Common Loon feeding a single, medium-sized
chick on Lake Massabesic in Auburn.  There were four other birds on the
other side of the pond that also appeared to be adult Loons, but the
distance and sun angle makes me a bit less than 100% certain they were not
cormorants.

 

Jane Hills

Manchester, NH

jhbird(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

 

"We are all environmentalists now, but we are not all planetists.  An
environmentalist realizes that nature has its pleasures and deserves
respect.  A planetist puts the earth ahead of the earthlings."  --William
Safire

 

 

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Subject: Offshore pelagic highlights
From: Rebecca <rsuomala2 AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:13:24 +0000 (UTC)
I know it's Massachusetts waters, but we thought NH birders might be interested 
in the highlights from the Brookline Bird Club pelagic trip to Hydrographers 
Canyon on Saturday, July 19 (90 to 100 miles offshore). 

A group of us car-pooled down and the highlights below are our totals, not the 
group totals. 


The weather was great, seas very reasonable, and lots of good bird activity. 


Highlights were: 
1 White-faced Storm-Petrel 
5 Band-rumped Storm-Petrels 
13 Audubon's Shearwaters 
All of these were in the warmer waters at the edge of the Gulf Stream. 


There were good numbers of Leach's Storm-Petrels and the 4 expected shearwaters 
(Manx, Cory's, Great, and Sooty) with great looks at all of them, as well as 
Wilson's Storm-Petrels. 

One of the Cory's was identified as the "Scopoli's" sub-species from the 
Mediterranean (full species in Europe). 



The Nantucket Shoals was very active and provided some great looks at alll of 
the more common species. 



Becky Suomala 
Zeke Cornell 
Pam Hunt 
Chris Borg 
Karen Batchelder 

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Subject: Addedum to Fox Run Mall
From: "'greenleaf360' via NHBirds" <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:23:11 -0400
Heather and I had a long discussion about whether we were seeing a Green Heron 
or Least Bittern. They look so much alike to the eye of a novice. 


Then i remembered. When I first visited the settling basin in late spring that 
I saw both the Green Heron and a least Bittern. I remember thinking that one 
bird was half the size of the other. 


There are several Cattail wetlands near Foxrun. The least Bittern will be in 
one of them. Finding the Bittern and getting a photo will be a challenge. 



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Subject: Late report-Indigo bunting, Peterborough
From: Cheryl Champy <woodstars AT earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:22:10 -0400 (GMT-04:00)




Subject: NH Coast (White Ibis, hybrid heron, FIN WHALE)
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:21:00 -0400
Jane and I covered the coast again this morning before the afternoon 
swarms of people.  A few things of interest:

Black Scoter - 41 including the continuing mass of 31 off Foss Beach in 
Rye.  Large number continue to over-summer this year.  NO OTHER species 
of scoters noted, however.

Common Loon - 21 including a few in breeding plumage.  NO SIGN OF 
PACIFIC LOON.  What happened to it, or the Red-necked Grebe? Excellent 
conditions for scanning offshore today.

Wilson's Storm-Petrel - 12.  Mostly in the vicinity of Lobster boats.

WHITE IBIS - 1 continues.  Found today by Jeff Offerman in salt marshes 
on west side of Rt. 1A, and nicely visible from the side of Rt. 1A, near 
Harbor Road in Rye.  It flew with a Snowy high and north toward Awcomin 
marsh.

HYBRID SNOWY EGRET x TRICOLORED HERON - 1 continues in Meadow Pond in 
Hampton.  Miserable views to say the least, but at least it is still in 
the area.  We couldn't find ANY night-herons today.

Least Tern - 1 on Meadow Pond with 5 Common Terns.  Otherwise, 
disappointing numbers of Common Terns in general along coast continue.  
Less than 100.  The first JUVENILE Common Terns are being seen now, 
however, with about 4 in Hampton harbor.  Other JUVENILES include our 
first Ring-billed Gull and Snowy Egret juveniles of the fall this weekend.

Tree Swallow - 500+ gathering along coastline.  Mostly toward the 
Seabrook/Hampton area.  A few barns and at least one or two Banks mixed in.

MIGRATING BIRDS INCLUDED:
---------------------------------------
Short-billed Dowitcher - 83 migrating south offshore or overhead. Flocks 
of 15,15,18,17,4,14
Peeps - 69 migrating south offshore or overhead.  Flocks of 15,6,12,6,15,15
Laughing Gull - 2 adults

And with excellent visibility offshore, we spent some time at Little 
Boar's Head where we had:

FIN WHALE - 1.  The first land based sighting I can recall from the NH 
coast.  Extremely well seen for over 10 minutes as it worked back and 
forth well offshore.

Harbor Porpoise - 10 +/- in small groups from Little Boar's Head.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA





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Subject: Recent sightings at Fox Run Mall
From: "'Chris Yaun' via NHBirds" <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:29:45 -0700
https://www.flickr.com/photos/22036515 AT N04/sets/72157645385563397/



Earlier this year I found a pair of nesting Green Herons in one of the runoff 
basins at Fox Run Mall. Spring exploded and the foliage around the pond was so 
dense that little could be seen. The pond is fenced and much of the fence was 
covered in poison ivy. Recently I noticed that the Mall was clearing the brush 
that had grownup on the edges of the settling ponds and a view portal through 
the dense growth had been opened. 


As soon as I looked over the edge there were two green herons standing on a 
branch. And two more and then another for a total of five. All juvies, I think? 


I returned later that day with spotting scope andGalaxy Smart Phone (camera 
mated to spotting scope).I could not find theherons but found the Black 
Crowned Night Heron (see photos)on the same branch that I had earlier seen the 
first pair of green herons.The following evening the five herons were back in 
the same general area and I took dozens of photos. The Kingfisher was busy 
fishing and posed long enough for me to get a few photos. 


I returned this morning to find that the clearing is complete. The contractor 
cut almost every stick. And there in the same spot were 5 green herons and six 
duck, Mallards I think. I think there may have been more than the five heron 
but could never count more than five at a time. I am amazed that they survived 
the carnage. 


There are many settling ponds and a few natural wet places near the Fox Run 
Mall. I suspect all of them may harbor beautiful birds. This basin is located 
between Macy's and Texas Road House. Be careful for the poison ivy. It was 
everywhere before the clearing began and nothing is safe to touch. 


 
  
 
 
 
 
   
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101 Mill Pond Way
Portsmouth, NH 03801
phone 603.988.6729

"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty 
of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise." 

A. Leopold

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Subject: Have you bought your copy of The Birds of New Hampshire yet?
From: "Dana Fox" <danafox AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:36:33 -0400
Have you bought your copy of The Birds of New Hampshire by Keith and Fox
yet?  With it, you can quickly find out all the details about previous
sightings in the State of any of the 400 birds previously seen in NH at its
printing. 

 

Both Eric Masterson and Steve Mirick has praised the book in this list
serve.  Also, Steve frequently quotes the history of previous sightings from
the book when a rare bird is discovered. 

 

The publisher, The Nuttall Ornithological Club, has only allowed the Audubon
Society of New Hampshire it sell it in New England and to benefit from the
sale.  

 

Here's what the book contains:

 

.         First state-wide coverage of all species in 110 years

.         Status and distribution for all 427 species, seasons of occurrence
and abundance

.         History of New Hampshire Christmas Counts

.         Summary of New Hampshire Hawk-watching data

.         Location and identity of over 4,800 museum specimens collected in
the state

.         Summary of over 17,500 bird band returns for New Hampshire

.         Breeding Bird Survey results since 1966

.         Bibliography of over 1,200 titles covering the last 200 years

 

Get yours while they last - 463 fact filled pages (8" x 11") at $55 (plus
shipping and handling if you have it sent). 

 

.      Copies of the book may be picked up at or ordered through the Audubon
Society of New Hampshire - 

.      Contact Headquarters:
N.H. Audubon
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH 03301
603-224-9909 
fax 603-226-0902
nha AT nhaudubon.org  or www.nhaudubon.org 

 

Let me know if you need further information.

 

Dana Duxbury-Fox

 

 

 

 

 

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North Andover, MA 01845

978-682-9553 (H)

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Subject: White Ibis
From: "Dana Fox" <danafox AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 21:08:38 -0400
Bob and I saw the White Ibis just south of Harbor Rd. from I-A in the
northern most middle "pool".  At first it was feeding along the further edge
and then came to the nearer edge and sat right out preening.  Our second try
was successful!!!

Dana and Bob Fox

 

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Subject: Female Rose Breasted Grosbeak photo
From: Joel Huntress <joelhuntress AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:36:34 -0400
The female returned to the feeder this evening.

https://flic.kr/p/oouYGt

Joel Huntress
Newmarket, NH

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Subject: NH Coast (Yellow-crowned Night-heron, HYBRID EGRET, Glossy Ibis, Whimbrel)
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:35:28 -0400
Jane and I hit the coast this morning.  We searched in vain for the 
White Ibis; however, a birder reported it this morning in the same marsh 
that it has been in.  Just south of Rye Harbor.  We also searched for 
the Pacific Loon and came up empty, but did have about 5 Common Loons in 
this area.

We had some nice birds, however, including:

YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON - 1 fresh juvenile sitting on branch with 
juvenile Black-crowned Night-heron at north end of Meadow Pond where 
brook feeds the pond.  Unfortunately they flushed, along with a 2nd 
Black-crowned and disappeared to the south.  Might be worth keeping an 
eye out in the harbor early in the morning when the tide is right, or 
check the typical roosting spots.

HYBRID SNOWY EGRET X TRICOLORED HERON - One adult perched on snag from 
north end of Meadow Pond.  One parent is definitely Snowy Egret, and I'm 
leaning toward Tricolored Heron for the other parent due to the 
relatively long thin bill and white area down the front of the neck.  
Pretty cool looking bird:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/40298884 AT N06/14507702408/

Glossy Ibis - 2 flying south over Hampton salt marsh

Whimbrel - 1 sitting in pannes in back of Little Jack's restaurant. Two 
more in Hampton harbor at low tide.

Laughing Gull - 6 adults migrating south.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Subject: Ashland 5 Kingfishers on a tree
From: keith chamberlin <henryrocks2010 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:49:09 -0400
We took a walk along the Squam river on Mill Pond Ln. and happened upon a group 
of 5 or more Kingfishers. We believe the Male had just brought food due to the 
youngsters chatter from their perches. 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/97678234 AT N07/14507395760/
RedstartsC.Yellow throatsMyrtleYellow WarbWarbling Vireo OriolesBrown 
thrashersRobinsChimney SwiftsCardinals with youngRWBBsM.DovesKing Birds with 
youngGreat Blue HeronCat BirdsChipping and song sparrowsGoldfinchMany Waxwings 
(many berries)Northern Harrier (marsh Hawk)ChickadeesTitmiceBlue Jays2 TV 

A wood duck with 10 chicks persists on the river up by the Main St. spillway.
A family of Wood Chuck in close Proximity to two Mink below the Winter St. 
Dam.and lots of goldenrodHappy Summer! 

 		 	   		  

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Subject: NH Audubon Fall Pelagic Birding Trip
From: Jon Woolf <jsw AT jwoolfden.com>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:47:05 -0400




Subject: NH Audubon Fall Pelagic Birding Trip
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Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:47:05 -0400




Subject: Ibis- yes
From: "Aaronian, Richard S." <raaronian AT exeter.edu>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 18:11:12 +0000
In marsh to the SE of Harbor Rd. with Snowy Egrets

Rich Aaronian

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Subject: White Ibis Continues
From: Scott Spangenberg <sjspangenberg AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:54:11 -0400
Rich Frechette reports that the immature White Ibis was seen again this morning 
at about 9:50AM. The bird was again in the marsh on the SE corner of 1A and 
Harbor Road in Rye. It was not visible until it walked out into the pans with 
some Snowy Egrets, and it disappeared as soon as it walked into the marsh 
grass. As a result, significant patience may be required. 


For myself, I will have to be patient until at least Sunday.

Scott Spangenberg
Amherst, NH

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Subject: White Ibis - Finally!
From: "Terri Fratus" <mizpah3149 AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:32:43 -0400
After three tries I finally saw the White Ibis in the marsh south of Harbor 
Road and east of 1A at 6:10 PM. Yay! 


I didn’t get any good photos but he / she was easy to spot with binoculars. I 
got a great look with my scope. 



Terri Fratus

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Subject: Rose Breasted Grosbeak
From: Joel Huntress <joelhuntress AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:31:32 -0400
I had not seen the RBG in over a week but tonight he returned with a
female. I was unable to get a photo.

Joel Huntress
Newmarket, NH

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