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27 Apr Chimney Swift roost counts in 2015 [Pamela Hunt ]
27 Apr lingering "winter" finches [Susan Fogleman ]
27 Apr Black-backed Woodpecker Trudeau Road ["Mark Suomala" ]
27 Apr Re: Horseshoe Pond ID help: bird/nest [Cliff Otto ]
27 Apr in Concord area: Shoveler, Chimney Swift, Blue-headed Vireo ["Zeke Cornell" ]
27 Apr Horseshoe Pond ID help: bird/nest [Cliff Otto ]
27 Apr Black & White Warblers, Total of 47 Species - eBird Report - Horseshoe Pond, Concord, Apr 26, 2015 [David Lipsy ]
27 Apr NH Audubon Birdathon/Bloomathon - May 16, 2015 ["'Phil Brown' via NHBirds" ]
26 Apr Ballard Pond highlights (Rusty's, Goldeneye) [Kyle Wilmarth ]
26 Apr Brentwood-Deer Hill WMA [Dorothy Currier ]
26 Apr 10 yellow-rumped, 12 hermit thrush Seldrick Forest wilton [gerry coffey ]
26 Apr Double Crested Cormorant, Ashland [keith chamberlin ]
26 Apr NH Coast and Great Bay (Indigo Bunting, Redhead, hybrid egret, Ipswich Sparrow, Willet, Least Sandpiper) [Steve Mirick ]
27 Apr Coast highlights [Rebecca ]
26 Apr NH Seacoast Highlights - 4/25/15 [Sue McGrath ]
26 Apr Pine Warblers Broad-winged Hawk, Swanzey [Db White ]
26 Apr white-throated, towhee Sat, 4/25 Temple mnt [gerry coffey ]
25 Apr Seacoast Chapter - Owl Prowl! [Steve Mirick ]
25 Apr Lyme Broad-winged Hawks, Saturday a .m. ["'Blake Allison' via NHBirds" ]
25 Apr Red-bellied Woodpecker [Sandy Turner ]
25 Apr Is anyone missing Herring Gull #148? [Scott Heron ]
25 Apr Great Meadow, Charlestown Highlights [Dylan Jackson ]
25 Apr Coasterly [Cliff Otto ]
25 Apr 4/24 Exeter, etc. - Whoops, hit a bunch of keys and off this went before I was finished [Cheryl ]
25 Apr 4/24 Exeter WTP, Kingston - Odd Duck on Powwow River [Cheryl ]
24 Apr when does spring arrive?? [Jeanne-Marie Maher ]
24 Apr Hybrid Snowy Egret x Tricolored Heron [Steve Mirick ]
24 Apr Owl Prowl - Tomorrow! [Steve Mirick ]
24 Apr Fish crows, Durham ["Dorsey, Kurk" ]
24 Apr Red-necked Grebe: Lake Sunapee [Dylan Jackson ]
24 Apr Sandhill Crane in Sandwich on 4/13 [birdrecords ]
24 Apr Horseshoe Pond/Wood Duck, Tree Swallows [Cliff Otto ]
24 Apr Eastern Bluebird in my yard! ["Linda M. Charron" ]
24 Apr North Conway feeder activity [Mik Oyler ]
23 Apr Cackling Goose, Orford, No [Jeff MacQueen ]
23 Apr cool spring but good birds [Jeanne-Marie ]
24 Apr drive to/from work (Snowy Owl, Laughing Gull) [Len Medlock ]
23 Apr red neck grebes ["Kathy Dube" ]
23 Apr Glossy Ibis - Chapman's Landing [Samuel Lewis ]
23 Apr Swallows and Swifts, Salem [Kyle Wilmarth ]
23 Apr Blue-gray Gnatcatcher [David Lipsy ]
23 Apr 4/21 & 4/22 - Stratham/Exeter/Coast/Awcomin/Portsmouth [Cheryl ]
23 Apr Warblers and more Salem ["Steve Liffmann" ]
23 Apr Northern Shovelers continue at Horseshoe Pond in Concord [David Lipsy ]
23 Apr Bear Activity in Deerfield [Phyllis Yaffie ]
23 Apr Cattle Egret - No [Steve Mirick ]
23 Apr Massabesic this morning ["Jane Hills" ]
23 Apr Cackling Goose, Orford [Jeff MacQueen ]
23 Apr Possible Cattle Egret in Exeter [Steve Mirick ]
23 Apr YR's, PW's and siskins [evelyn nathan ]
22 Apr Laughing Gull, Exeter [Christine Sheridan ]
22 Apr Lake Sunapee: EARLY BTNW and Raptors [Dylan Jackson ]
22 Apr Manchester Blackbird puzzler [Cheryl ]
22 Apr concord, brown thrasher [Dorothy Currier ]
22 Apr FOY Yellow-rumped Warblers and Blue-Headed Vireo [Gail Coffey ]
22 Apr Loons [Jen Esten ]
22 Apr Broad-winged Hawks moving this morning [birdrecords ]
22 Apr Correction... [David Lipsy ]
22 Apr Purple Martin Enemy Number 1 and 2 [Iain MacLeod ]
22 Apr Major movement of Raptors!! [David Lipsy ]
22 Apr FOY Black & White Warbler, Sunapee [Dylan Jackson ]
22 Apr Brown thrasher, Walpole ["Alan Johnson" ]
22 Apr Frog and Woodcock Walks, Lee this weekend [Catherine Fisher ]
22 Apr FOY ruby-crowned kinglet, Lee [Catherine Fisher ]
22 Apr raptor migration this evening, Hancock ["'Phil Brown' via NHBirds" ]
22 Apr Thursday's Woodcock Walk []
21 Apr Loons, Yellowlegs Sunapee [Dylan Jackson ]
22 Apr Black Vulture in Henniker ["'Aiden Moser' via NHBirds" ]
21 Apr Purple Martin and Eagle photo [Iain Macleod ]
21 Apr Two osprey over Eel Pond, Rye this afternoon [Amy Kane ]
21 Apr Cap. Chpt. Field Trip: WOODCOCK WALK (Thursday, 4/23) [Stephanie Parkinson ]
21 Apr hinsdale migration ["Hector Galbraith" ]
21 Apr Phoebe nest building, Lee [Catherine Fisher ]
21 Apr swarovski customer service [eric masterson ]
20 Apr Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, April 20, 2015 ["Mark Suomala" ]
20 Apr Prairie Warbler? [Dorothy Currier ]

Subject: Chimney Swift roost counts in 2015
From: Pamela Hunt <phunt AT nhaudubon.org>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:38:16 +0000
Greetings all,



The first Chimney Swifts have started to appear in southern NH, which means 
it's time to get ready for a second year of roost watching coordinated by yours 
truly at NH Audubon. Last year we ended up finding over 30 roosts of various 
sizes (some quite small, but a couple with over 100 birds) scattered around the 
state, with most in the Upper Valley and greater Concord. This year I'm hoping 
to continue efforts at the important roosts we monitored in 2014, plus broaden 
our search for new roosts. For the latter I'd really like to focus on the lower 
Merrimack Valley (e.g., Manchester and Nashua) and the seacoast, since there 
are certainly a lot of options in both. But anyone who lives in an area that 
has swifts will be able to contribute! 




Counting a roost isn't all that hard, although it can be tricky when a lot of 
birds enter a chimney all at once. Interested parties will get a copy of the 
protocol and data form, and depending on interested there may be 1-2 targeted 
training sessions. The trickier part can actually be to FIND the roosts in the 
first place, but I'm happy to provide hints or historic locations that people 
can check. 




So why all this interest in Chimney Swifts? Like many other aerial insectivores 
(e.g., swallows, nightjars, flycatchers), their populations are in fairly steep 
decline. Since 1966, swifts in NH and the Northeast have been declining at 2-4% 
per year. This means that there are on average only 25% as many swifts in our 
skies as 45-50 years ago. There are a lot of hypotheses about the cause of the 
decline, and one of these relates to the condition and availability of the 
structures used for roosting during the non-breeding season. As a result, we're 
trying to find the larger roosts and see if we can detect any patterns that 
help distinguish "used" from "unused" sites. 




So if you're at all interested please let me know! I can add you to me "CHSW" 
email list, provide the protocol, and generally keep you in the loop as we gear 
things up in early May. 




Enjoy,

Pam



Pamela D. Hunt, Ph.D.
Avian Conservation Biologist
New Hampshire Audubon
84 Silk Farm Road
Concord, NH 03301

(603) 224-9909 x328
phunt AT nhaudubon.org

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Subject: lingering "winter" finches
From: Susan Fogleman <sfogleman AT roadrunner.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:03:50 -0400
Greetings all,

On March 28 I reported on the many hundreds of redpolls and siskins visiting 
our feeders. Those hordes cost us mucho $$$ during their time here which pretty 
much ended on The Nice Day (remember that? April 13!) when most of them left. 
However, we are still being visited by 20+ Pine Siskins AND 3 Common Redpolls. 
It's kind of cool to see male Purple Finch, male Cardinal, and male C.Redpoll 
perched fairly near one another. :-) 


Susan Fogleman
Campton

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Subject: Black-backed Woodpecker Trudeau Road
From: "Mark Suomala" <mrsuomala AT marksbirdtours.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:45:33 -0400
Guided a birder on an all-day trip to Errol and back on Sunday 4/26/15. Lots 
of fresh snow at higher elevations. Scattered snow patches in woods at lower 
elevation. Some ponds with no ice, some partial, some still iced in! Mostly 
overcast, chilly and breezy conditions

Highlights:

Trudeau Road, Bethlehem
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER 1 male seen from paved road on west side, calling 
and drumming,
Eastern Phoebe 2
Winter Wren 3

Route 115
Ruffed Grouse 1 flew across road in front of car

Airport Marsh, Whitefield
Brown Thrasher 1 male perched in open next to pond and singing
Palm Warbler 1
Hooded Merganser 4
Common Merganser 2

Berlin (city area)
Chipping Sparrow 2
Double-crested Cormorant 20
Turkey Vulture 3

York Pond Road, Berlin
Broad-winged Hawk 4 circling together
Palm Warbler 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler 2
Belted Kingfisher 1

Pontook Reservoir, Dummer
Ring-necked Duck 40
Common Merganser 10
American Bittern 1 male, calling from marsh

Magill Bay, Dummer
Ring-necked Duck 40 (1 female with white  head!)
Lesser Scaup 2 (pair)
Bufflehead 3 males
Pied-billed Grebe 1
Hooded Merganser 4
Common Merganser 6
Swamp Sparrow 1
Bald Eagle 1

Route 16 between Berlin and Errol
Common Loon 8
Osprey 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker many
River Otter 1

Errol
BOHEMIAN WAXWING 4
Great Blue Heron 1
Merlin 1
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
Red-winged Blackbird 50
Common Grackle 150
Common Goldeneye 2 (pair)

Lake Umbagog NWR (trail north of HQ)
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 3
White-throated Sparrow 2
Wood Duck 2

Mark Suomala
www.marksbirdtours.com 

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Subject: Re: Horseshoe Pond ID help: bird/nest
From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:34:46 -0400
Yellow-rumped Warbler (crossed my mind but I couldn't pin it down) and
muskrat nest is the consensus. Thank you all for the help.

Cliff Otto
Manchester

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Subject: in Concord area: Shoveler, Chimney Swift, Blue-headed Vireo
From: "Zeke Cornell" <zekecornell AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:32:09 -0400
Some early morning highlights in the Concord area:

Horseshoe Pond--pair of Shovelers; a Barn Swallow feeding with the Tree
Swallows

South End marsh (near exit 12 on Hwy 93)--Chimney Swift (FOY)

Bow--Blue-headed Vireo heard calling on Melanie Lane

Becky Suomala
Chichester, NH

Zeke Cornell
Bow, NH

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Subject: Horseshoe Pond ID help: bird/nest
From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:34:46 -0400
Bird at Horseshoe Pond (4/18) I cannot id...note the yellow starting to
appear just below shoulder
profile: http://ottoc.zenfolio.com/nh_birds/e43d37069
a little more of breast and belly:
http://ottoc.zenfolio.com/nh_birds/e43d37058

Photo of what appears to be a nest out in Horseshoe Pond, down at the Delta
Dental end. Any idea of what would have made it?
http://ottoc.zenfolio.com/misc_fauna/h43D33BDE#h43d33bde

Cliff Otto
Manchester

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Subject: Black & White Warblers, Total of 47 Species - eBird Report - Horseshoe Pond, Concord, Apr 26, 2015
From: David Lipsy <dlipsy AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:17:42 -0400
Hello all,

Today we took a leisurely stroll around Horseshoe Pond and down the Rail Trail 
to the prison fields. There was one bird of interest that I could not identify, 
nor was I able to get any photos that could nail down an ID. It was a fly 
catcher; one thing I noticed of its behavior was that it spread its tail a few 
times, similar to a Say’s Phoebe (It wasn’t one)… don’t know if this 
helps guide you to an ID. This bird was in the same location that the Acadian 
Flycatcher was a few years back, at the end of the rail trail where it dumps 
into the prison fields. Similar look to it as the Acadian, but they are all 
fairly similar to me. So if you head down that way, keep your eyes peeled for 
an olive colored flycatcher with wing bars. It was not a Phoebe. 


Photos of some of the species should be up tomorrow.

Good birding,
David 

Along today were:
Susan Wrisley - Hollis, NH
Jenna Pettipas - Auburn, NH

David Lipsy
Eagle Eye Photography
Concord, NH
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> Begin forwarded message:
> 
> Date: April 26, 2015 at 11:58:44 PM EDT
> From: ebird-checklist AT cornell.edu
> To: dlipsy AT comcast.net
> Subject: eBird Report - Horseshoe Pond, Concord, Apr 26, 2015
> 
> Horseshoe Pond, Concord, Merrimack, US-NH
> Apr 26, 2015 12:47 PM - 5:04 PM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 4.28 mile(s)
> Comments:     This list includes the Rail Trail out to the Prison Fields.
> With me were Susan Wrisley & Jenna Pettipas
> 47 species
> 
> Canada Goose  35
> Wood Duck  3
> Mallard  1
> Ring-necked Duck  9
> Hooded Merganser  2
> Double-crested Cormorant  1
> Turkey Vulture  4
> Osprey  1
> Northern Harrier  1
> Broad-winged Hawk  1
> Red-tailed Hawk  2
> Killdeer  2
> Ring-billed Gull  2
> Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  10
> Mourning Dove  1
> Belted Kingfisher  1
> Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
> Downy Woodpecker  2
> Hairy Woodpecker  2
> Northern Flicker  1
> Pileated Woodpecker  2
> Eastern Phoebe  1
> Blue Jay  4
> American Crow  40
> Fish Crow  3     Saw in flight and identified by call.
> Northern Rough-winged Swallow  2
> Tree Swallow  275     Conservative Estimate
> Black-capped Chickadee  7
> Tufted Titmouse  3
> White-breasted Nuthatch  5
> Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  4
> Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
> Hermit Thrush  2
> American Robin  12
> European Starling  2
> Black-and-white Warbler  2
> Palm Warbler  6
> Yellow-rumped Warbler  37
> Chipping Sparrow  1
> Song Sparrow  4
> Northern Cardinal  4
> Red-winged Blackbird  X
> Common Grackle  X
> Brown-headed Cowbird  14
> House Finch  6
> American Goldfinch  7
> House Sparrow  10
> 
> View this checklist online at 
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S23084276 

> 
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Subject: NH Audubon Birdathon/Bloomathon - May 16, 2015
From: "'Phil Brown' via NHBirds" <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:08:08 +0000 (UTC)
Posting this for Ruth Smith, Birdathon/Bloomathon coordinator:
Do you enjoy watching birds, seeking out new habitats andfinding a species that 
you haven’t seen in a while? If so, we hope you willparticipate in the annual 
Birdathon/Bloomathon to support NH Audubon, the onlystatewide organization that 
is dedicated to protecting wild birds and theirhabitats. You can participate 
by forming a team (2-6 people), joiningan existing team or pledging toward a 
team’s efforts.  Donations will go towards various programs,centers and NH 
Audubon chapters across the state.  Beginners and experts are welcome. 
Prizeswill be awarded to those who observe the most species, log the greatest 
numberof conservation species, raise the most money, are the most improved over 
pastyears, and more. To learn more, register and find out about FirstGiving, 
theon-line giving tool visit: 
http://www.nhaudubon.org/events-and-news/annual-birdathon-bloomathon-fundraiser/ 

Phil Brown
NH Audubon

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Subject: Ballard Pond highlights (Rusty's, Goldeneye)
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:45:55 -0400
Amanda, my friend and I spent some time kayaking around Ballard Pond in
Derry late this morning. This is a nice little spot we don't get out to
often enough...we need to get out of Salem more. Though we didn't walk them
today, there are some nice trails along part of the pond, and more across
the street in Ballard State Forest. Highlights included:

Rusty Blackbirds - 8, maybe more with several singing and a group of 5
foraging together along the pond edge.
Common Goldeneye - 1
Ring-necked Duck - 24
Bufflehead - 10
Pied-billed Grebe - 1
Virginia Rail - 1
Palm Warbler - 12, probably more - https://flic.kr/p/s3uhPp
Pine Warbler - 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler - 2, https://flic.kr/p/ro8M4V
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - 2, https://flic.kr/p/s3ntjh
Winter Wren - 1 heard from across the rail trail
Broad-winged Hawk - 2
Pileated Woodpecker - 1


Kyle Wilmarth & Amanda Altena
Salem, NH

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Subject: Brentwood-Deer Hill WMA
From: Dorothy Currier <dorocurr AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:42:24 -0400
Yellow rumps everywhere
downy woodpecker-female
ruby crowned kinglet-1
wood ducks-1 female, 3 males
Ring necked ducks-1 female 3 males
Moderate numbers tree swallows
didn't see any pied bill grebes as I have other years.

was reminded not to go on Sundays, New England Dragway day-lots of noise
few bugs, not bad
water still over the roadway in the usual place-requires waterproof boots
to get by.

Connors Farm-open for hunting, numerous people walking their dogs
lots of chipping sparrows
couldn't find the Wilson's snipes but didn't walk the long distance to the
marshy area
Thought I had a quick view of a merlin

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Subject: 10 yellow-rumped, 12 hermit thrush Seldrick Forest wilton
From: gerry coffey <gerrycoffey123 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:32:24 -0400
Hike Seldrick Forest and around Cashman Pond 10 - 3:30

- 10 yellow-rumped warblers
- 12 hermit thrush
- 6-7 great blue heron, 2 on nest
- 1 winter wren
- 5 wood ducks
- 7 common mergansers
- 1 red-tail hawk
- 1 raven

https://www.flickr.com/photos/110332976 AT N05/17281017982/

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Subject: Double Crested Cormorant, Ashland
From: keith chamberlin <henryrocks2010 AT hotmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:12:44 -0400
Had a Double Crested Cormorant fishing on the Squam river today. A second flew 
over and the first one made a call to it. Last year we had our first Cormorant 
on the river May, 2nd.https://www.flickr.com/photos/97678234 AT N07/16660396974/ 

Two pine Siskins are destroying our thistle sock, they stay around most of the 
day.While walking on the train tracks last week an Osprey was above us diving, 
fluttering his wings, and calling out. We followed down towards the Pemi to see 
Three Osprey interacting high above. Yesterday we had a Purple Finch make a 
short visit to our feeders. We rarely get Purple Finch here.Happy BirdingKeith 
and Kris Ashland 


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Subject: NH Coast and Great Bay (Indigo Bunting, Redhead, hybrid egret, Ipswich Sparrow, Willet, Least Sandpiper)
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:00:40 -0400
Jane and I got out a bit later this morning, but decided to work hard 
and see what we could turn up along the coast.  Despite several days 
with westerly winds, land birds were very scarce (only 3 yellow-rumps 
and 1 pine for warbles) and hardly any birds were migrating.  But nice 
seas and overcast skies allowed for us to do a coastal survey.  We 
worked our way up the coast and had 85 species. We then worked in to 
Great Bay and added 12 more for a total of 97 species for the day.

NH coast, Rockingham, US-NH
Apr 26, 2015 7:45 AM - 2:00 PM
Comments:     Light NW winds and mostly cloudy skies made for excellent 
viewing in morning, but a light sea breeze and clearing skies made 
things a bit more difficult.  Effort was made to see as many birds as 
possible and to get some degree of a survey of birds.
85 species (+3 other taxa)

Canada Goose  X
Mute Swan  2 on Eel Pond.
American Black Duck  8
Mallard  X
Green-winged Teal  25
Lesser Scaup  2     Pair in Portsmouth harbor.  Getting late and unusual 
location.
Common Eider  295
Surf Scoter  43
White-winged Scoter  44
Black Scoter  331     Several tight flocks along southern coast. Most 
was 150 in two flocks from Rye Ledge.
scoter sp.  28     Migrating.
Long-tailed Duck  141
Bufflehead  32
Red-breasted Merganser  162     Approximately 100 continue in Hampton 
harbor.  My highest spring count.
Wild Turkey  6
Red-throated Loon  22
Common Loon  64     Two migrating.
Horned Grebe  14
Red-necked Grebe  9
Northern Gannet  2     Adults off Hampton and Seabrook.
Double-crested Cormorant  49     Migrating in several small groups. More 
scattered on coast.
Great Blue Heron  3     Only 3.
Great Egret  1     Only 1.
Snowy Egret  4     Only 4.
SNOWY EGRET X TRICOLORED HERON (hybrid)  1     Rare hybrid continues.  
Today seen in Hampton salt marsh behind Little Jack's.
Green Heron  1     First of year in Meadow Pond.
Black-crowned Night-Heron  5     One in Seabrook roost site.  Four more 
together in Hampton salt marsh.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/40298884 AT N06/17256292306/in/photostream/
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  4     Territorial birds.  Two seen copulating.
Northern Harrier  1     Migrating female.
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1     Migrating.
Bald Eagle  1     At nest site in New Castle.
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Piping Plover  3     Together on Hampton Beach.
Killdeer  4
Greater Yellowlegs  12
WILLET  1     First of year.  Along Blackwater Creek on Route 286 in 
Seabrook.  My 2nd earliest arrival date.  Prior was 4/23/11.
Sanderling  60     Roosting in large flock with assorted shorebirds on 
south side rocks at Hampton harbor inlet.
Dunlin  80     Roosting in large flock with assorted shorebirds on south 
side rocks at Hampton harbor inlet.
Purple Sandpiper  60     Roosting in large flock with assorted 
shorebirds on south side rocks at Hampton harbor inlet.
LEAST SANDPIPER  1     First of year.  Seen on flats and heard in 
flight.  My earliest record for this species.  Prior early date was 4/30/11.
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Great Black-backed Gull  X
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  X
Mourning Dove  X
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  X
Downy Woodpecker  X
Hairy Woodpecker  2     Pair at Goss Farm in Rye.
Northern Flicker  3     Only 3.  All at Goss Farm in Rye.
American Kestrel  2
Eastern Phoebe  X
Blue Jay  X
American Crow  X
Fish Crow  2     One in Hampton.  One in North Hampton.
Purple Martin  0     Disappointed not to have any yet on Cross Beach Road.
Tree Swallow  80     Count of birds at houses along Cross Beach Road in 
Seabrook.  More elsewhere.  Only a couple noted migrating.
Barn Swallow  1     Migrating.
Black-capped Chickadee  X
Tufted Titmouse  X
White-breasted Nuthatch  X
Brown Creeper  1     Singing off Huckleberry Road in North Hampton. 
Breeding location?
House Wren  2     Both singing.  One off North Shore Road in Hampton at 
Nilus Brook.  The other off Maple Road in North Hampton.
Carolina Wren  0     Surprisingly NONE despite rather thorough search of 
thickets.  Tough winter may have lead to die off of birds.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1     Off Red Mill Lane in Rye.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  7
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  X
Northern Mockingbird  X
European Starling  X
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  3     Only 3 Yellow-rumps on coast.
Eastern Towhee  1     Male off Boulter's Road in Hampton.
Chipping Sparrow  X
Savannah Sparrow  10     7+ at Urban Forestry Center.  Otherwise rather 
scarce.
SAVANNAH SPARROW (IPSWICH)  1     Very late bird and odd location at 
Urban Forestry Center with other Savannah Sparrows.  My latest record by 
12 days.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/40298884 AT N06/17256293106/in/photostream/
Song Sparrow  X
Swamp Sparrow  2
White-throated Sparrow  16
Northern Cardinal  X
INDIGO BUNTING  1     Male off Acadia Ave. in Hampton.  Very early and 
likely an overshoot from over a week earlier when a small number of odd 
birds showed up in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.  My 2nd earliest 
record with prior early date of 4/22/07.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/40298884 AT N06/16662031643/in/photostream/
Red-winged Blackbird  X
Rusty Blackbird  2     Late birds.  At least two and possibly more heard 
singing in Hampton.
Common Grackle  X
Brown-headed Cowbird  X
House Finch  X
Pine Siskin  2     Lingering birds at feeder in North Hampton.
American Goldfinch  X
House Sparrow  X

 From Great Bay and Exeter.....another 12 species!
------------------------------------------------------------------
Northern Shoveler - 1 male on Great Bay and another male at Bodwell Farm 
in East Kingston.
American Wigeon - 1 male on Great Bay
Wood Duck - 1 male on Great Bay
Common Goldeneye - 14 on Great Bay and 1 in Exeter.  Very high count for 
this date.
Ring-necked Duck - 1 on Great Bay two in Greenland on small pond.
Greater Scaup - Still several dozen on Great Bay
REDHEAD - 1 male from Great Bay Discovery Center. My latest spring date 
(previous 4/9/11)
Common Merganser - 1 or 2 on Great Bay.
Wilson's Snipe - 8 at Great Bay Farm in Greenland.
Virginia Rail - 1 calling at Exeter WTP.
Pileated Woodpecker - 1 in Greenland.
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - Two at Powderhouse Pond in Exeter.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Subject: Coast highlights
From: Rebecca <rsuomala2 AT comcast.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:00:44 +0000 (UTC)
After a cool start, it was a pleasant day at the coast with very little wind. 
There appeared to be few new migrants arriving overnight, but some fun viewing. 
Here are highlights. 


Chapman's Landing, Stratham
Greater Yellowlegs 4
Fish Crow 1

Pease International Tradeport
Upland Sandpiper 5 - from McIntyre Road, 3 seen from Short St.
Brown Thrasher 2 - 1 at Short St. and 1 at McIntyre
Eastern Towhee 2 - 1 at Short St. And 1 at McIntyre
American Kestrel 9!
Eastern Meadowlark 3

Borthwick Ave. marsh, Portsmouth
Virginia Rail 2

Rt. 1A pools south of Odiorne Pt. SP
Blue-winged Teal 1 male
Green-winger Teal 7

Odiorne Pt. SP
Red-throated Loon 1
White-winged Scoter 2 (we didn't see many of these on the coast today)
Long-tailed Ducks 5
Very few land birds

Acadia Rd., Hampton 
Indigo Bunting - male found by Steve and Jane Mirick at a feeder

Little Jack's, Hampton (thanks to a heads up from Steve and Jane)
Black-crowned Night-Heron 4
Hybrid Heron 1

Hampton Beach State Park
Piping Plover 1
Black Scoter 120

Becky Suomala, Chichester
Zeke Cornell, Bow

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Subject: NH Seacoast Highlights - 4/25/15
From: Sue McGrath <newburyportbirders AT comcast.net>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:55:25 -0400
Birders,

Highlights while guiding a gentleman from South Africa and a lady from 
Ipswich, MA:

Black-crowned Night-Heron [immature] - No. Hampton
Black-crowned Night-Heron, adult - Seabrook
Sharp-shinned Hawk - Seabrook
Savannah Sparrow - No. Hampton
Northern Gannet - Rye


Good birding,
Sue

Sue McGrath
Newburyport




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Subject: Pine Warblers Broad-winged Hawk, Swanzey
From: Db White <dbwhite1997 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 13:54:45 -0400
A mini warbler wave in Yale Forest-Mt. Cresson area of Swanzey: counted 7
Pine Warblers during a 2 1/2 hour hike around Yale Forest and Mt. Cresson
Saturday. Also seen: a Broad-winged Hawk at the forest-power line edge.

Today: a Great Blue Heron in the wetland along Rt. 10 at the base of
Manning Hill in Winchester.

Dave H.

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Subject: white-throated, towhee Sat, 4/25 Temple mnt
From: gerry coffey <gerrycoffey123 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:59:16 -0400
I saw:
- white-throated sparrow
- eastern towhee
- 4 junco
- cooper's hawk
- broad-winged hawk
- 4 TVs

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Subject: Seacoast Chapter - Owl Prowl!
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 20:00:03 -0400
Cool and raw, but a nice dawn in Durham.  Nice crowd of about 30 birders 
including a mix of UNH students and Seacoast chapter birders.  Great, as 
always, walk around the beautiful Longmarsh Road / Colby marsh area.  
I've visited these forests  and the colby marsh since MAY 1981!!!!!  
Photos by the awesome Len Medlock!

https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock/17267783752/in/photostream/lightbox/

https://www.ci.durham.nh.us/boc_conservation/longmarsh-preserve

Longmarsh Preserve--Colby Marsh, Durham
Apr 26, 2014 4:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.5 mile(s)
Comments:     Long casual walk as owl prowl for seacoast Audubon. 4:30 
am to 9:00 am. Partly Sunny.  37F - 43F.  Moderate NW wind creating raw 
chill at times!
35 species

Canada Goose  2     One on nest
Wood Duck  7 - Nice views of males.
Mallard  2
Ring-necked Duck  9
Hooded Merganser  2
Wild Turkey  4 - Estimate of gobbling birds responding to Barred Owl!
Common Loon  2 - Migrating overhead!
Osprey  1
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
VIRGINIA RAIL  2 - Perhaps the highlight of the trip as we teased two 
Virginia Rails into view with one bird walking underneath the log I was 
sitting on!  Cool birds!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock/17081802048/in/photostream/lightbox/
BARRED OWL  1 - Some nice close hoots from a single bird, but we could 
coax him/her into view.
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  2
American Crow  1
Tree Swallow  25
Barn Swallow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
American Robin  2
Palm Warbler (Yellow)  4
Pine Warbler  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  15
Eastern Towhee  1
Chipping Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  3
Swamp Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  1
Red-winged Blackbird  3
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
American Goldfinch  2

Mammals
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Beaver - 1+
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock/17269048101/in/photostream/lightbox/
Weasel sp. - 1 seen by us on drive in.

Herps
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Peepers - Weak performance in cold weather!

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Subject: Lyme Broad-winged Hawks, Saturday a .m.
From: "'Blake Allison' via NHBirds" <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 23:26:51 +0000 (UTC)
A pair circled our house this morning for about five minutes. Our returning 
nesters? This would make the fifth consecutive year a broad-winged pair has 
nested in the woods next to our house. Blake Allison 

Lyme, NH 03768-3322


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Subject: Red-bellied Woodpecker
From: Sandy Turner <tmsprgrn AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 17:41:50 -0400
Rah, rah, a first in the yard!  Red bellied Woodpecker.

Sandy and Mark Turner
Lyman

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Subject: Is anyone missing Herring Gull #148?
From: Scott Heron <smheron AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:53:53 -0400
I saw #148 at Rockingham Park in Salem this afternoon just in case anyone
is looking. Of the two gray leg bands, I can make out a "317" on the right
leg.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/scottheron/17268038931/

Scott Heron
Kingston

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Subject: Great Meadow, Charlestown Highlights
From: Dylan Jackson <jacksonwrxt89 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:12:03 -0400
This morning I took a trip to Great Meadow in Charlestown with a few 
highlights: 

1 Northern Pintail drake in the Connecticut River with Mallards and Black Ducks
90 Green-winged Teal in the marsh along Dickerson Brook.
1 Green Heron: FOY
1 Osprey: Adult
1 Bald Eagle: Adult
1 Broad-winged Hawk
1 Northern Harrier: Male
1 Greater Yellowlegs: in the marsh along Dickerson Brook
1 Brown Thrasher: FOY
6 American Tree Sparrow: Now flagged as rare by eBird. There's been a group of 
this size in the same exact location along the border of the cornfields and 
Dickerson Brook for the last three weeks. They've been heard singing every time 
as well. This makes me think they've been the same birds every time. Can't say 
I'm too surprised they're still around, it's not feeling very much like spring 
lately. 

Nothing of major excitement today but still had a pretty good count of 43 
species despite the 27 degree temperatures when I arrived. 


-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Subject: Coasterly
From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 13:07:10 -0400
I. too, struck out at Chapman's Landing when looking for the Glossy Ibis. I
also didn't have nay luck finding the  hybrid Snowy Egret x Tricolored
Heron in the Little River saltmarsh; However, I did find a Greater Egret
and two Snowy Egrets directly across from Wallis Sands State Beach. The
only other thing that I found noteworthy were four Black Scoters off Fox
Hill Point (one adult male). There were a pair of Buffleheads in the
overflow section of Rye Harbor; four Double-crested Cormorants and two Mute
Swans in Eel pond and a lot of Common Eider along the coast from Rte 111 up
to Odiorne. There were other things out there but I did not have a scope
(swallows over the ocean, for one).

Cliff Otto
Manchester

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Subject: 4/24 Exeter, etc. - Whoops, hit a bunch of keys and off this went before I was finished
From: Cheryl <cduford33 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 09:16:56 -0400
Fun trip from Chapman's Landing down through Exeter then into Scott Heron's
territory.The best part of the romp was being mistaken for a real birder
instead of a photographer. The secret is to carry a notebook & wear a
two-strand necklace of a camera entwined with a pair of binoculars (I'm
sure a scope would fool people too).

Chapman's Landing - too dang cold to walk out into the marsh!
 - Both Osprey appeared to be laying low in the nest (even with binoculars,
it was tough to tell from that distance)
 - 1 snowy egret
 - NO glossy ibis, not a one

Rt 101 Exit 10 off-ramp onto 85
 - Sharp-shinned Hawk (or maybe it was a Cooper's - feel free to correct me)
 - White-breasted Nuthatch

Exeter WTP
 - Herring, GBB, & Ring-billed Gulls a'plenty
 - Greater & Lesser Scaup curled into little balls trying to stay warm (36
total)
 - Ring-billed Duck pair
 - Double-breasted Cormorants (2)
 - RW Blackbirds, Black-capped Chickadees, Cardinals, Song Sparrows & the
ever-present Crows

Powderhouse Pond
 - Mute Swan waiting for its mate
 - Yellow-rumped Warblers (8 total - 6 males, 2 females)
 - Mallard pair, Double-crested Cormorant, Song Sparrows, E. Starlings, RW
Blackbirds

Powwow River, Kingston, NH (park at Fish & Game lot on New Boston Road)
 - Yellow-rumped Warblers
 - Tree Swallows
 - Bar Swallows
 - Northern Rough-winged Swallows
 - Black-capped Chickadees, unknown songbirds, and an Annoyance of Crows.

Southeast of of the F&G lot on New Boston Road, I saw a couple of Mallards.
One had traditional coloring and the other looks like a mutation. I'd
appreciate any help with what might have mated to create this beauty--could
it be a Northern Shoveler/Mallard hybrid?

Finally got a decent photo of a few of the millions of Painted Turtles that
are everywhere.

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

Stay warm out there!
Cheryl Duford
Portsmouth, NH

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Subject: 4/24 Exeter WTP, Kingston - Odd Duck on Powwow River
From: Cheryl <cduford33 AT gmail.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Apr 2015 08:45:52 -0400
Fun trip from Chapman's Landing down through Exeter then into Scott Heron's
territory.The best part of the romp was being mistaken for a real birder
instead of a photographer. The secret is to carry a notebook & wear a
two-strand necklace of a camera entwined with a pair of binoculars (I'm
sure a scope would fool people too).

Chapman's Landing - too dang cold to walk out into the marsh!
 - Both Osprey appeared to be laying low in the nest (even with binoculars,
it was tough to tell from that distance)
 - 1 snowy egret
 - NO glossy ibis, not a one

Rt 101 Exit 10 off-ramp onto 85
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Subject: when does spring arrive??
From: Jeanne-Marie Maher <jeannemariemaher AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 19:52:13 -0400
Spent the last two days trying to see what I could find in the cool temps 
around Hillsborough county. Today explored Impco pond, Field’s grove, joyce 
preserve (I think) the dump (ok transfer station), an island/penninsula/park 
along the Nashua River , and finally Yuddicky Park (aka Southwest park). For a 
persistently cold day, there were some fun birds around, ruby crowned kinglet, 
pine and yellow-rumped warblers, lots of great blue herons and swallows (too 
distant to discern), but the highlight was a serenading pair of thrashers (or 
were they arguing over territory?) I didn’t see them simultaneously however I 
got the songs in “stereo” along the railroad tracks /Merrimack River and 
saw each separately in differing areas. 


 


Unfortunately the final stop was a huge disappointment. Southwest Park 
(Yuddicky) is suppose to be open space and conservation land, when I got there 
, there was nary a bird in sight, walked 3 miles to the same environment. 
Pretty strange, but a cool afternoon, however the culprits were soon found. A 
loud 2 stroke noise of 3 motor bikes tearing across the proper persisted . They 
are destroying the area. 


(If anyone else is birding here please alert the Nashua Police to such 
occurrences (as obviously off road, motorized vehicles are not sanctioned). 
Their nonemergent number is (603) 594-3500.) 

Happy Birding

Jeanne-Marie Maher
Nashua, NH






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Subject: Hybrid Snowy Egret x Tricolored Heron
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:56:03 -0400
The hybrid Snowy Egret x Tricolored Heron has returned to the NH Coast.  
Today it was by itself in the Little River saltmarsh.  Too far for a 
nice photo, this is the same bird that graced our shoreline last fall.  
Here is a photo from last year:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/40298884 AT N06/14808889781/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/40298884 AT N06/14728022996/

Otherwise, not much to report from the coast.....although a Merlin posed 
for a nice photo:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/40298884 AT N06/17051633327/

In Exeter at the treatment plant, 32 Lesser Scaup continue in Pond #2, 
and an Iceland Gull continues, but no signs of the Laughing Gull.

In East Kingston, 5 shovelers were present in the distant flooded fields 
at Bodwell Farm.  That makes a total of at least 16 for me this 
spring!!!!!  High counts for different locations include:

Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant - 3 on April 4th
Sunset Farm on Great Bay - 4 on April 10th
Hampton salt marsh - 4 on April 12th
Bodwell Farm in East Kingston - 5 on April 24th

Normally, I don't see more than two or three each spring.

FINALLY caught up with my first small flock of warblers with a handful 
of Palm and Yellow-rumped Warblers along the Exeter River off Chase Road 
in East Kingston.  Also a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher and about 3 Rusty 
Blackbirds.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Subject: Owl Prowl - Tomorrow!
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:35:59 -0400
I will be leading my annual Owl Prowl tomorrow for the Seacoast Chapter 
of New Hampshire Audubon.

I'm not optimistic about the weather as it appears that it will continue 
to be cold and windy, but we'll make the most of it!

We will meet at 4:00 AM (!!!!) at the Durham Marketplace Parking lot off 
Mill Road in Durham.  From there we will drive to the end of Longmarsh 
Road where we will take A LONG WALK IN THE WOODS.  An easy walk, but 
possible wet in spots.  Dress warmly and if you have a small flashlight, 
bring it.  We usually can hoot out a Barred Owl, and always enjoy some 
signs and sounds of spring.

This trip is free and open to the public.

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Bradford, MA

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Subject: Fish crows, Durham
From: "Dorsey, Kurk" <Kurk.Dorsey AT unh.edu>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:23:50 +0000
Birders,
There are at least 6 Fish Crows moving around the pines near the UNH library, 
but I believe closer to 10-12. It's the loudest collection I have heard here in 
NH. Don't they know to be quiet in the library? 


Kurk Dorsey
Durham, Shhhh!

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Subject: Red-necked Grebe: Lake Sunapee
From: Dylan Jackson <jacksonwrxt89 AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:39:49 -0400
Today I'm working along Lake Avenue in Sunapee and off shore there was a 
Red-necked Grebe hanging around for quite a while. I've lost sight of it now as 
it was slowly making its way south. My second sighting on the Lake this spring. 
I'm curious in that the range map on my Sibley's app shows inland New England 
as being an area where they are rare during migration but I've seen quite a few 
on Lake Sunapee in both spring and fall in the last few years. 

Other notables on Lake Ave were two Common Loons on the lake and a drumming 
Ruffed Grouse in the woods on the other side of the road. 


-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Subject: Sandhill Crane in Sandwich on 4/13
From: birdrecords <birdrecords AT nhaudubon.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:10:32 +0000
NH Audubon just received a report of a Sandhill Crane on April 13, just west of 
the Alice Bemis Thompson Wildlife Sanctuary on Rt. 113 in Sandwich around 4:00. 
There were reports last year from this same area so keep your eye out! 


Becky Suomala
New Hampshire Bird Records
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Subject: Horseshoe Pond/Wood Duck, Tree Swallows
From: Cliff Otto <bye.bye.nh.birdy AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:31:04 -0400
Didn't see the shovelers this morning (9-10) but did see a pair of Wood
Duck at teh Delta Dental end of the pond. This is the first time I've seen
them in that area and they rapidly disappeared into the reeds. There were
also  about eight Ring-necked Ducks and a pair of Mallards present.

The big show, however, were the 200-300 Tree Swallows skimming the pond,
then swooping on to land, many on the causeway.

Cliff Otto
Manchester

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Subject: Eastern Bluebird in my yard!
From: "Linda M. Charron" <clinda912 AT myfairpoint.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:30:25 -0400
Saw my FOY Eastern Bluebird! right in my back yard! Hope he and his family stay 
around a while! Pretty bird! Still getting Pine Siskins at the Thistle feeder 
besides the regular, daily visitors BC chickadees, goldfinches and chipping 
sparrows. Also a half dozen or so of Robins every day all day! 


Linda Charron
New Boston, NH

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Subject: North Conway feeder activity
From: Mik Oyler <oylermik AT gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:51:43 -0400
We have continued numbers of up to 20 Pine Siskins as well as an occasional
Common Redpoll. Purple Finches have been consistent the last couple weeks.
We had our first Fox Sparrow this morning. And my new
​suspended ​
feeder system has survived it's first bear
​attack
.

Mik Oyler
North Conway

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Subject: Cackling Goose, Orford, No
From: Jeff MacQueen <jmacqueen AT sau88.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 23:54:15 -0400
I rechecked for the Cackling Goose at the Richmond Conservation Land in
Orford, as did a couple of other birders this afternoon without luck.
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Subject: cool spring but good birds
From: Jeanne-Marie <jeannemariemaher AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:57:42 -0400
Trying to keep up with Kyle Wilmarth, I managed to see Barn, Rough wing, Tree 
and Bank swallows today at Horseshoe pond in Merrimack, after a delightful, 
though chilly day hiking/exploring Horse Hill Nature Preserve, regaled to the 
sounds of winter wrens, and yellow-rump, pine, and palm warblers, saw a couple 
of hermit thrushes, numerous tree and barn swallows, a Great Blue heron rookery 
in full bloom (the upper most bunk occupied by an Osprey), a lone pied bill 
grebe, and even managed to get a nice shot off of a green Heron (before two 
bird dogs came tearing through and scared the poor thing half to death), will 
post to flick'r tomorrow. 

Good Birding!

Jeanne-Marie Maher
Nashua NH

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Subject: drive to/from work (Snowy Owl, Laughing Gull)
From: Len Medlock <lenmedlock AT comcast.net>
Date: Fri, 24 Apr 2015 02:04:15 +0000 (UTC)
Some nice critters going in and coming from work (wish I knew what they did 
during the day): 


Hampton Dunes
-------------
Snowy Owl-1 https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock/17248774622/sizes/o/

Swasey Pkwy, Exeter
-------------------
Laughing Gull-1 (it seems that Christine's bird enjoys the boat launch, too)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock/17064318639/sizes/o/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lmedlock/17064318799/

Chapmans Landing, Stratham
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Glossy Ibis-4
Osprey-2 on nest
Greater Yellowlegs-7
Lesser Yellowlegs-1
Wilson's Snipe-2

Len Medlock
Exeter, NH
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Subject: red neck grebes
From: "Kathy Dube" <kdube AT ncia.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:56:55 -0400
19 red neck grebes at Pontook reservoir in Dummer
2 male bufflehead

at Magill Bay, Dummer
BE still in incubating position, 2 BE nearby
immature BE on ice in small pond opposite Magill
pair of Buffleheads
pair of Loons
pair of Canada geese
pair of Mallards

Kathy Dube, Berlin

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Subject: Glossy Ibis - Chapman's Landing
From: Samuel Lewis <samlewis100 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 17:34:45 -0400
Four at Chapman's Landing right now.  A couple of yellow-legs (hard for my
untrained eye to tell without hearing them and observing for awhile).

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Subject: Swallows and Swifts, Salem
From: Kyle Wilmarth <kyle.wilmarth AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:07:00 -0400
I had some fun during lunch today picking through the swallows in the wind
at World End Pond.  5 species of Swallow....I thought I might get lucky
with a Martin considering the diversity...but no such luck. Numbers are
merely 'at least' and conservative counts as there were many very far out.

Cliff Swallow - 1, picked out by light colored fore-head, blue back, rufous
face, no forked tail.
Bank Swallow - 4, seen zipping around together at one point - maybe more
Northern Rough-winged Swallow - 2, at least
Barn Swallow - 10, conservative count
Tree Swallow - 100, at least
Chimney Swifts - 13, chattering overhead, all together well above the pond

also 2 Blue-Gray Gnatcatchers at the boat launch when I first got there.
Otherwise not a warbler in sight.

Kyle Wilmarth
Salem, NH

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Subject: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
From: David Lipsy <dlipsy AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:26:48 -0400
At the northern end of the Horseshoe Pond area, past the stop sign, there 
remains a white garage. The bird was seen and photographed in the brush along 
the canal that drains Horseshoe Pond. 


David Lipsy
Concord, NH
Susan Wrisley
Hollis, NH

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Subject: 4/21 & 4/22 - Stratham/Exeter/Coast/Awcomin/Portsmouth
From: Cheryl <cduford33 AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:12:10 -0400
There are still plenty of Scaups at the WTP in Exeter and if you haven't
had a chance to see one this season, it's well worth the trip.

My first long stroll through Awcomin Salt Marsh was beautiful and quiet. I
still don't recognize many song birds by their calls, but I was serenaded
by unseen birds the entire time I was there. It's always a treat to see my
FOY Eastern Bluebirds, Tree Swallows, and several different sparrows and I
found all that and more at Awcomin.

The bad news is there was still a 2' x 6' patch of snow in the creek that
parallels Rt 1-A but when I turned around, some kind soul had planted
several patches of Daffodils! Thank you, whoever you are.

I visited Portsmouth's old pumping station on the 21st and it's a
naturalist's paradise from the top of the road in to the reservoir at the
end. The peepers were deafening after the Big Night so in places it was
hard to hear all the song birds. There were at least 6 Red Fox kits
rumbling on the rocks and grassy knolls and they didn't notice me for over
half an hour. Parking is problematic because it appears to be illegal to
park near the padlocked chain link fence. Parking up above should be fine
since there aren't any signs prohibiting it and it's a quiet neighborhood
(Greenland Road to Harvard & Princeton Streets).

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

Here's to warmer temperatures!
Cheryl Duford
Portsmouth, NH

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Subject: Warblers and more Salem
From: "Steve Liffmann" <sliffmann AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:06:19 -0400
Spent a few mornings this week at World End Pond.

 

Beginning of the week started out strong with lots of Ruby Crowned Kinglets,
Yellow rumped warblers, Palm Warblers and Pine Warblers.

 

The Rubys seemed to have moved on as have the Ringed Neck Ducks.  Yesterday
there were a few Palm Warblers, a few Pines and lots of Yellow Rumped.

 

Today just a few Yellow rumped still around.  Hopefully we see another
influx in the next few weeks.

 

Besides the warblers there are about a half dozen Rusty blackbirds close to
the boat ramp, several Red Winged Blackbirds a few Eastern Phoebe's, a few
Swan, 1 Great Blue Heron.  There are many swallows out over the water but
too far away from shore to photograph.

 

There is also the occasional sighting of a River otter.

 

Hope you enjoy my photos.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/104877589 AT N08/

 

If you are interested, the Black Bear photos are from April 19th in
Bartlett.

 

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Subject: Northern Shovelers continue at Horseshoe Pond in Concord
From: David Lipsy <dlipsy AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:27:12 -0400
Currently there is a drake and hen NOSH in Horseshoe Pond. Basically in the 
same spot as last time I saw them... Along the shore against the field on the 
southern leg of the pond. 


There are also around 50 Tree Swallows with a few Northern Rough-winged 
swallows mixed in. 


David Lipsy
Concord, NH
Susan Wrisley
Hollis, NH




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Subject: Bear Activity in Deerfield
From: Phyllis Yaffie <pyaffie AT gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:05:32 -0400
I haven't seen any postings for bear activity yet this season, but we had
visitors here last night that tore down and wrecked all our feeders,
including one that was attached to the garage wall on a wrought iron hook
which was also torn out of the wall.

Phyllis Yaffie
Deerfield

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Subject: Cattle Egret - No
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:32:45 -0400
Mike Thompson joined me for a (unfortunately) quick search of the Conner 
Wildlife Management Area in Exeter.  This is a large area that I have 
not really explored too much.  We searched the front fields along Rt. 
101 only, but failed to find any egrets.  It likely has flown either to 
a nearby field or has "flown the coop". Otherwise, we had:

Wilson's Snipe - 6
Pine Warbler - 1

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Subject: Massabesic this morning
From: "Jane Hills" <jhbird AT myfairpoint.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:10:40 -0400
Took an early walk at the Audubon Massabesic Center in Auburn this morning.
Expected species seen, e.g. bluebirds, tree swallows, phoebes.  Highlights
were:

 

Common Merganser (3) on the lake

Blue-Headed Vireo (heard only)

A lengthy and up-close conversation with a Pileated Woodpecker

 

Jane Hills

Manchester, NH

jhbird(at)myfairpoint(dot)net

 

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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: Cackling Goose, Orford
From: Jeff MacQueen <jmacqueen AT sau88.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:20:05 -0400
I was birding before work this morning at the Richmond Conservation Land in
Orford and this Cackling Goose stood out in a flock of Canada Geese. I have
been checking flocks of Canada Geese for a few years, hoping for my first
Cackler. The dramatic size difference in the middle bird is pretty clear,
here. The front of the face also appears to slope much less than a Canada.
Maybe this is the bird that Adam Burnett saw downriver a few days ago.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/mt_cube/16621491944/

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Subject: Possible Cattle Egret in Exeter
From: Steve Mirick <smirick AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:19:11 -0400
Ben Griffith texted me (hopefully not while driving!) that he saw a 
white egret in a field in Exeter this morning while driving to work 
along Rt. 101.  He didn't have time to check it out, but it "may" be a 
Cattle Egret, especially considering the location.

Certainly a good idea to check it out if you are in the area.

They appear to be the conservation land farm fields visible along the 
south side of Rt. 101 and accessed by Rt. 27 on the north side of Rt. 
101.  East of Pine Road and the Brentwood area.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Subject: YR's, PW's and siskins
From: evelyn nathan <evynathan AT comcast.net>
Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:23:29 -0400
I paddled through my favorite marsh yesterday, and at the beaver pond at the 
end, found a large mixed flock of palm warblers and yellow rumps. There could 
have been other warblers in the mix, but I need Scott Heron's sharp eyes and 
ears to find those. There must have been 25-30 birds, a few phoebes mixed in 
for good measure. The place is alive with birds, and is also also a tree 
swallow rookery. They're nesting in dead trees by the hundreds! 

On another note, pine siskins, though in lesser numbers, are still at my 
thistle socks daily. 


Evy Nathan
Kingston

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Subject: Laughing Gull, Exeter
From: Christine Sheridan <cmsbirds AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 23:35:03 -0400
Nancy Murphy and I stopped at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant this
morning.  We decided not to spend a lot of time as another birder told us
that most the birds had flushed from the pools when some construction work
had started a bit earlier.

But, before we left, Nancy spotted a  Gull in the closest pool to the
entrance, that turned out to be a Laughing Gull:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/42971731 AT N03/17239955821/

Chris Sheridan
Nashua

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Subject: Lake Sunapee: EARLY BTNW and Raptors
From: Dylan Jackson <jacksonwrxt89 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:54:45 -0400
After seeing the posts about the raptor migration taking place, it was hard to 
keep my eyes out of the sky and focused on my work. I arrived at Clearwater Dr, 
a private road off of Lake Avenue in Sunapee. This road runs right along the 
shore of Lake Sunapee near the opening to Sunapee cove. I got there at 11:30am 
and I couldn't help but take a few minutes to look up. Immediately, I had a 
Bald Eagle flyover, followed by one Broad-winged Hawk and then a Red-tailed 
soon after. A Merlin was also flying around the area and calling occasionally. 
It stayed in the area the entire time I was there. 

The exciting find came during my lunch break at around 12:30pm. I was sitting 
on the lake side of the property where I was doing work and a flock of 
Chickadees moved in behind me. Suddenly the familiar song of a Black-throated 
Green Warbler came out of the bunch. I looked to find it in the tree tops as it 
sang two more times. I never got a full view (or photo op) of the bird in the 
trees but did see it as it flew down the shore and out of my sight. I didn't 
hear it sing again after that but could hear it chipping between songs while it 
was there. 

By far the earliest sighting for this species for myself. 

-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Subject: Manchester Blackbird puzzler
From: Cheryl <cduford33 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:47:54 -0400
Hi all,

I've finally given up on trying to figure out what I saw near Stevens Pond
on Sunday afternoon (4/19).

https://www.flickr.com/photos/decksidethoughts/16613902733/

Please leave a comment or suggestion in the comments section or email me
directly if you're unsure as to how to leave a Flickr comment.

Thanks,
Cheryl Duford
Portsmouth, NH

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Subject: concord, brown thrasher
From: Dorothy Currier <dorocurr AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:37:24 -0400
At Birch St community gardens around 10 AM really singing up a storm, then
dropped down into the thicket.
I think I saw a savannah sparrow there too-bright yellow supercillium-if
that's the word.
The tree swallows seem to be taking up residence.

FYI-The environmental movie, Planetary, is showing at Red River Theater in
Concord and other theaters and Vimeo on Demand *just* *today*, Earth Day,
at 5:40 pm and 7:35 pm.  Stunning visual imagery, many activists'
commenting.

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Subject: FOY Yellow-rumped Warblers and Blue-Headed Vireo
From: Gail Coffey <gcoffeywriter AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:50:10 -0400
Heard a Blue-headed Vireo in my yard in Wilton this morning.  Saw 3
Yellow-rumped Warblers at Audubon's Silk Farm Sanctuary in Concord this
afternoon.

Gail Coffey

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Subject: Loons
From: Jen Esten <jennifere1234 AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:16:45 -0400
2nd loon arrived on Pleasant Lake this morning, swimming together so it looks 
like they are probably our resident nesting pair 


Jen Esten
New London
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Subject: Broad-winged Hawks moving this morning
From: birdrecords <birdrecords AT nhaudubon.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:43:29 +0000
At around 9:30 this morning the Broad-winged Hawks started moving in Concord, 
NH. 

We had 53 in 25 minutes at the Birch Street Community Gardens.

Also this morning, a Bank Swallow at the SPNHF Conservation Area along the 
Merrimack River. 


Look up!

Becky Suomala, Chichester
Zeke Cornell, Bow

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Subject: Correction...
From: David Lipsy <dlipsy AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:36:56 -0400
Sorry... Last post should have said 5 Assorted Accipitors.

Over 60 more Broad-winged Hawks in the last 20 minutes +++

David Lipsy
Concord, NH
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Subject: Purple Martin Enemy Number 1 and 2
From: Iain MacLeod <iain.macleod AT nhnature.org>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:34:45 +0000
https://flic.kr/p/rWDs3a

If you look closely in the upper left hole, you'll see a male Purple Martin 
trying to claim the chamber and he's surrounded by his two worst enemies. All 
four of the "Purple Martin" Houses at Fun Spot had multiple pairs of nesting 
sparrows and apparently one pair of Starlings in each. Hard to compete with!! 



Iain MacLeod
Executive Director
Squam Lakes Natural Science Center
23 Science Center Road,
PO Box 173, Holderness, NH 03245
Phone: 603-968-7194 x23
www.nhnature.org


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Subject: Major movement of Raptors!!
From: David Lipsy <dlipsy AT comcast.net>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:20:51 -0400
I am currently standing in the middle of Post Office Field in Concord.
In the last 10 minutes I have had at least
55 Broadies
3 Osprey
5 Red-tailed
2 Goshawk
5 assorted Falcons
10 at least... Assorted Buteos
Off to the NE there is an area where they have been ketteling... all 
together.... 


If you can, get your bins and scopes to the sky!!

David Lipsy
Concord, NH

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Subject: FOY Black & White Warbler, Sunapee
From: Dylan Jackson <jacksonwrxt89 AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:42:21 -0400
This morning before work around 6:45am I took a ride through Sunapee Harbor. As 
I made my way down River Rd I heard the song of my FOY Black-and-white Warbler 
from the tree tops along the High St side of the road. I took a couple 
documentation shots with my cell phone: 

http://flic.kr/p/rj6DRX
http://flic.kr/p/rj6DQV
In a little bit of a twist I got sent right back to Sunapee Harbor to do work 
and when I returned I did not hear the warbler but I had two Double-crested 
Cormorants swimming in the bay. Just after I saw them they took off and flew 
away moving southwest. 


-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee

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Subject: Brown thrasher, Walpole
From: "Alan Johnson" <alan AT rnjohnsoninc.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:17:07 -0400
A FOY Brown Thrasher singing lustily from trail at northern end of Mill Pond
in Walpole. 

Alan Johnson

Walpole

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Subject: Frog and Woodcock Walks, Lee this weekend
From: Catherine Fisher <catherineckx AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:10:27 -0400
With permission from the moderator:

The Lee Conservation Commission will be sponsoring three walks this
weekend.  All ages are welcome.  Warm clothing advised.

*Two frog walks*:  Both walks will meet at the Lee Library.
*       Friday evening (April 24) at 7:00 p.m*.  This early evening frog
walk will take us along the town        bog and through the town forest to
one or two vernal pools.  Though more of a listening outing,          past
evening walks have afforded good looks at barred owls, wood ducks and
woodcocks.

*       Saturday (April 25) at 9:30 a.m.   *We'll visit several vernal
pools as well as the town bog while          listening and looking for wood
frogs and their egg masses.


*An Evening of Courting Woodcocks*:  Meet at the parking area at Little
River Park.
*       Saturday (April 25) at 7:30 p.m*., An Evening of Courting Woodcocks
will take place at Little              River Park .   The walk to the
observation area is short, easy stroll along the edge of a playing
   field.

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Subject: FOY ruby-crowned kinglet, Lee
From: Catherine Fisher <catherineckx AT gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:45:34 -0400
In full song this morning, mixed woods, Allen's Ave., Lee
Catherine Fisher

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Subject: raptor migration this evening, Hancock
From: "'Phil Brown' via NHBirds" <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:41:22 +0000 (UTC)
Upon returning home from work this evening, I casually scanned the skies and 
began seeing broad-winged hawks in ones and two, and then saw a small kettle of 
10 right overhead. It appeared that a decent raptor flight was underway 
following almost two days of rainy weather, and the south winds would only 
help. Between 5 and 6 pm, I tallied the following in my yard (with the help of 
my daughter): 

35 broad-winged hawks1 bald eagle1 Northern harrier (a yard first)1 American 
kestrel1 red-shouldered hawk1 sharp-shinned hawk 

Being that it was late in the day with thermal activity dying down, most birds 
were low, so we enjoyed some fine looks at birds heading almost due north. 
Looking at the weather early tomorrow, it appears this flight could continue 
into the early afternoon. Raptor enthusiasts should be on the lookout - and 
maybe someone will be lucky enough to find a few hundred broad-winged hawks - 
or a yard black vulture (nice job, Aiden!). 

Phil BrownHancock, NH

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Subject: Thursday's Woodcock Walk
From: rwoodward30 AT comcast.net
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 01:00:37 +0000 (UTC)
I should mention that the Audubon Afield newsletter incorrectly lists the 
starting time as 7:00, when in fact it is 7:30. We have to give them a little 
more time than that. Those little buggers ... er.. uh... fascinating feathered 
creatures - don't start flying until 8:00. 


The newsletter also says the trip runs till 9:00. 9:00?! How long can you sit 
there and watch these little freaks take off... ah hum, er.. uh, I mean, 
wondrous marvels of nature. We are done by 8:15, 8:20 at the latest. 


Trip runs rain or shine. 

Rob Woodward 
Concord, NH 

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Subject: Loons, Yellowlegs Sunapee
From: Dylan Jackson <jacksonwrxt89 AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:33:13 -0400
Yesterday morning around 7:15am in Sunapee, I had a yodeling Common Loon on 
Lake Sunapee in the bay right off shore from Burkehaven Boat Works near the end 
of Burkehaven Hill Rd. It was my first of the year for inland Loons. Today I 
was working at a residence on Lake Sunapee along the shore of Jobs Creek Cove 
on Lake Sunapee and there was another Loon. Looks like they're coming back 
despite the persistent ice in the middle of the lake. 

Also, today at some time after 7:00pm I drove down Trask Brook Rd in Sunapee. 
As I made my way down I heard the familiar call of Greater Yellowlegs and found 
two birds flying from the field and moving southeast. I didn't have my camera 
ready and they were nothing but small silhouettes by the time I had a chance to 
get a photo. I believe these birds were my first Sunapee Greater Yellowlegs. 


-Dylan Jackson
Sunapee 

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Subject: Black Vulture in Henniker
From: "'Aiden Moser' via NHBirds" <nhbirds AT googlegroups.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:20:02 +0000 (UTC)
I had a Black Vulture fly over our house in Henniker this evening at around 
7:00 heading west. Here is a documentation 
photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/nhphotoman/17040960198/. 

Aiden MoserHenniker, NH 

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Subject: Purple Martin and Eagle photo
From: Iain Macleod <pandiain.im AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:35:01 -0400
Fun Spot, Laconia
A single male Purple Martin was staking claim to one chamber in one of the
houses at Fun Spot. Unfortunately it was outnumbered by English Sparrows
and Starlings. This colony is just hanging on.

I've spent some time over the last couple days at a recently discovered
Bald Eagle nest in the Lakes Region. This shot was taken on my phone
through my scope from my car. For some stationary subjects in certain light
conditions, a digiscope image can work just as well as a regular camera.

https://flic.kr/p/rW5YxV

Iain MacLeod
Ashland, NH

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Subject: Two osprey over Eel Pond, Rye this afternoon
From: Amy Kane <amykane AT comcast.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:43:16 +0000 (UTC)
Out for a walk on Route 1A when I spotted two osprey hovering/ fishing quite 
close together over the southern end of Eel Pond (south of Jenness Beach) in 
Rye from 1:10 to 1:20 p.m. today. 


Amy Kane 
North Hampton, NH 

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Subject: Cap. Chpt. Field Trip: WOODCOCK WALK (Thursday, 4/23)
From: Stephanie Parkinson <sparkinson AT sulloway.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:25:13 -0400
Field Trip: Woodcock Walk
Thursday, April 23, 7:30 PM
Meet Rob Woodward for his annual EVENING walk in search of American Woodcock. 
Experience the unique sights and sounds of the "sky dance" of this fascinating 
shorebird! Meet at the McLane Center. Careful advance scouting that week will 
determine the exact location for this walk. Contact: Rob Woodward at 224-0889 
(evenings) 




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Subject: hinsdale migration
From: "Hector Galbraith" <hg2 AT myfairpoint.net>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 14:04:54 -0400
 I went down to Hinsdale this morning expecting that the low pressure front 
that passed through overnight would have brought down a bunch of grebes, ducks, 
etc. Instead...next to nothing. There were about 6 ring-necks, and 4 
dccormorants flew over, going north. There were about 800 swallows, mainly 
trees with a few nrwings and barns mixed in, and about 30 yellow-rumped 
warblers. looks like the songbird migration might be gearing up.  


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

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Subject: Phoebe nest building, Lee
From: Catherine Fisher <catherineckx AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:43:01 -0400
Allen's Ave., Lee:  Phoebe taking advantage of the plentitude of mud
brought on by last night's drenchial.  She's built the foundation and is
starting to build the sides.
Catherine Fisher

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Subject: swarovski customer service
From: eric masterson <erictheirish AT gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2015 10:20:02 -0400
I thought this would be of interest to others. Note that I have absolutely
no financial or other interest in Swarovski beyond owning a pair.

My eyecups were perished and I went online to buy new ones. Not knowing
which ones to buy, I contacted Swarovski for information. After a couple of
minutes of formalities (taking down my contact information for the presumed
email marketing), the polite gentleman on the end of the line said "I will
have them out to you in a couple of days. Is there anything else I can do
for you?".

My bins are not under warranty and I did not ask for free eyecups (almost
$70 online). Swarovskis are expensive, but they are a terrific product, and
I now have first hand experience of their fabled customer service.

Customer for life.

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Subject: Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, April 20, 2015
From: "Mark Suomala" <mrsuomala AT marksbirdtours.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:54:44 -0400
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 20th, 
2015.



A LE CONTE’S SPARROW was seen and photographed at Quincy Bog in Rumney on 
April 14th and 15th but has not been seen since then.



A SUMMER TANAGER was seen and photographed in Rye on April 15th and 16th.



The SANDHILL CRANE family of 3 has returned to Monroe, and has been seen 
foraging in fields located on both sides of the Connecticut River.



Remarkably, single CASPIAN TERNS were seen at 4 different inland locations 
on April 18th. Locations where the birds were seen included Horseshoe Pond 
in Concord, Lake Massabesic in Auburn, Spofford Lake in Chesterfield, and 
the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Facility. None has been relocated since the 
18th.



A WHOOPER SWAN was reported from the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Facility on 
April 18th, but it is unknown if it is of wild or domestic origin. It has 
not been relocated..



2 SNOW GEESE were reported from Quincy Bog in Rumney on April 18th, and 2 
BRANT were seen in Hampton Harbor on April 17th.



A female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen on the Androscoggin River in Errol on 
April 13th. It was in the company of several COMMON GOLDENEYES.



A REDHEAD was discovered at World End Pond in Salem on April 8th, and has 
been reported several times since then. It was last reported on the 15th.



A REDHEAD was seen on the Greenland side of Great Bay on April 14th, and 5 
GADWALL were seen here on the 19th.



A female CANVASBACK continues to be seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment 
Facility and was last reported on April 15th.



2 RUDDY DUCKS were seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on April 17th.



A pair of NORTHERN SHOVELERS, and a pair of AMERICAN WIGEON were seen on the 
Connecticut River in Hanover on April 17th.



A pair of NORTHERN SHOVELERS was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord, and a 
pair was seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Facility, all on April 
20th.



A pair of AMERICAN WIGEON was seen at Airport Marsh in Whitefield, and a 
pair was seen on the Connecticut River in Hanover, all on the 16th.



2 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS, 5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, a GREATER SCAUP, 13 LESSER 
SCAUP, 2 COMMON LOONS, 5 BONAPARTES GULLS, and 2 RED-NECKED GREBES were seen 
on the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on April 14th.



A RED-BREASTED MERGANSER was seen on Turkey Pond in Concord on April 14th.



A HORNED GREBE was seen at Lake Massabesic in Auburn on April 19th, and 1 
was seen on Turtle Pond in Concord on the 14th.



A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Turtle Pond in Concord on April 14th, 1 was 
seen at Lake Sunapee on the 14th, 1 was seen on the Androscoggin River in 
Errol on the 14th, and 1 was seen in Dummer on the 14th.



2 BONAPARTE’S GULLS were seen on the Merrimack River in Nashua on April 
17th, and 1 was seen on the Connecticut River near the Wilder Dam on the 
14th.



3 PIPING PLOVERS were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on April 17th.



4 GLOSSY IBIS were seen in coastal North Hampton on April 17th.



A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on April 
19th, and 1 was seen in coastal Seabrook on the 17th.



A probable YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was reported from Nashua on April 17th.



An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was reported from Quincy Bog in Rumney on April 
19th. This bird was identified by its distinctive call.



BOHEMIAN WAXWING sightings during the past week included 26 in Lyman on 
April 14th, 25 in Nashua on the 15th, 40 in Concord on the 16th, 30 in 
Concord on the 18th, and 30 in Concord on the 19th.



40 COMMON REPOLLS and 10 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen visiting a birdfeeder 
in Jefferson during the past week



A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen in Durham on April 18th.



23 TURKEY VULTURES were seen circling overhead in Laconia on April 19th.



A WOOD THRUSH was reported from Amherst on April 18th.



A CHIMNEY SWIFT was reported from Kingston on April 18th.



There were scattered reports of small numbers of early returning migrants 
during the past week, including: BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, BLUE-HEADED VIREO, 
LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, PALM WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, 
VESPER SPARROW, FIELD SPARROW, SWAMP SPARROW, VIRGINIA RAIL, AMERICAN 
BITTERN, BROWN THRASHER, EASTERN TOWHEE, AMERICAN PIPIT, NORTHERN 
ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, BARN SWALLOW, and NORTHERN FLICKER.



This message is also available by phone recording: call (603) 224-9909 and 
press 4 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: Prairie Warbler?
From: Dorothy Currier <dorocurr AT gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:21:58 -0400
I thought I heard a prairie warbler at the Concord airport just before the
skies opened up on me.  It was an ascending trill.  Sounded like another
unidentified warbler there too.

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