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26 May: @ 08:10:20 
Re: Belgian Man Strikes Up Friendship With Owl Family After They Discover Mutual Love of Television [fernw@comcast.net]
25 May: @ 20:19:24 
Re: 73 Nighthawks in Amherst [Scott Spangenberg]
25 May: @ 20:13:37 
73 Nighthawks in Amherst [Scott Spangenberg]
25 May: @ 19:51:56 
Blue Grosbeak Photos [frechette7]
25 May: @ 19:22:03 
Bird Migration forecast [Stephen Mirick]
25 May: @ 18:20:45 
Re: Banded Baltimore Oriole [anthony]
25 May: @ 17:21:12 
Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, May 25, 2020 [Mark Suomala]
25 May: @ 15:53:59 
Blue Grosbeak Peterborough [Richard Frechette]
25 May: @ 15:53:24 
O-s Fly and Blue-winged Warbler in Weare; migrant thoughts [raqbirds via NHBirds]
25 May: @ 14:49:13 
Atlantic article Why Birds Do What They Do [jedmerrow]
25 May: @ 14:41:13 
Belgian Man Strikes Up Friendship With Owl Family After They Discover Mutual Love of Television ['JOANN O SHAUGHNESSY' via NHBirds]
25 May: @ 12:26:19 
Re: Are you a birding monster? [Diana S]
25 May: @ 11:07:33 
RE: Banded Baltimore Oriole Update [Bob Crowley]
25 May: @ 10:14:34 
Concord Birds: Great Egret etc. [Pam Hunt]
25 May: @ 09:33:23 
Are you a birding monster? [Steve Mirick]
25 May: @ 07:31:26 
Banded Baltimore Oriole Update [Scott Young]
25 May: @ 05:38:53 
Jaffrey morning migrants [Chris Heys]
24 May: @ 17:15:18 
Re: Lane River through Aqua Villa swamp, North Sutton [Bill Duffy]
24 May: @ 10:54:23 
Lane River through Aqua Villa swamp, North Sutton [Bill Chaisson]
24 May: @ 07:16:28 
Red Knot Hampton Harbor [rsuomala2]
24 May: @ 05:43:16 
Oystercatchers - Hampton [rsuomala2]
23 May: @ 18:15:28 
Sullivan County Birding [jacksonwrxt89]
23 May: @ 16:57:58 
SB Dowitchers et al on coast [Pam Hunt]
23 May: @ 16:00:50 
Terns on coast (5 Caspian, 2 Least, 1 Common) [Len Medlock]
23 May: @ 15:07:16 
Long-eared Owl [Fred Sladen]
23 May: @ 12:10:40 
Gallinule Continuing Saturday A.M. at Kendall Station ['Blake Allison' via NHBirds]
23 May: @ 09:42:28 
Blackwater ski area morning report [Alan McIntyre]
23 May: @ 08:18:49 
peent [Bill Chaisson]
22 May: @ 20:13:33 
Whip-poor-will in Ashland [Iain Macleod]
22 May: @ 19:46:56 
Rockingham County Big Day - 144 species [Stephen Mirick]
22 May: @ 17:27:25 
Re: 8 Common Nighthawks flying over yard in Exeter [Chris Heys]
22 May: @ 16:52:24 
8 Common Nighthawks flying over yard in Exeter [Len]
22 May: @ 16:46:04 
Re: Bald eagle killed - by a loon?? [jcooley]
22 May: @ 15:36:53 
Olive-sided Flycatcher - Eaton ['Andrea' via NHBirds]
22 May: @ 12:58:39 
King Rail Continuing Friday A.M. at Waits River - Connecticut River Confluence ['Blake Allison' via NHBirds]
22 May: @ 11:35:04 
Re: Bald eagle killed - by a loon?? [Peter Trull]
22 May: @ 11:11:48 
Warblers, Whales & One Rare Bird! [birdrecords]
22 May: @ 10:55:45 
Chimney swifts, etc. [Jane Rice]
22 May: @ 07:30:10 
Piping Plovers back for another season [Jon Woolf]
22 May: @ 07:24:12 
Bald eagle killed - by a loon?? [Jon Woolf]
21 May: @ 19:03:17 
Warblers at Deer Hill WMA Wed, May 20 [Diana S]
21 May: @ 11:21:34 
Sora at Bedell Bridge [Wayne Scott]
20 May: @ 18:05:10 
Solitary Sandpiper & Rough winged swallow [Alan McIntyre]
20 May: @ 16:13:52 
Scarlett Tanager in Bellamy Preserve [Jill Haber]
20 May: @ 15:09:06 
Cattle Egret in Greenland [Stephen Mirick]
20 May: @ 14:27:22 
Hebron this morning [Suzanne Smith]
20 May: @ 12:06:24 
Weds morning Durham/Lee/Newmarket highlights [Dorsey, Kurk]
20 May: @ 11:57:33 
Recent Brown Birds -- ID QUIZ with PHOTOS and ANSWERS [Jim Block]
19 May: @ 17:47:13 
black-throated blue warblers [Bill Chaisson]
19 May: @ 17:40:45 
Re: Indentification Needed - Please [Bill Chaisson]





Subject: Re: Belgian Man Strikes Up Friendship With Owl Family After They Discover Mutual Love of Television
Date: Tue May 26 2020 8:10 am
From: fernw AT comcast.net
 
Really fascinating!  Thanks for posting this.


On Monday, May 25, 2020 at 3:41:13 PM UTC-4, JoAnn O'Shaughnessy wrote:
>
>
> https://www.goodnewsnetwork.or...
> JoAnn O™Shaughnessy
> Great Boars Head
> Hampton
> Sent from my iPad
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Subject: Re: 73 Nighthawks in Amherst
Date: Mon May 25 2020 20:19 pm
From: sjspangenberg AT gmail.com
 
I'm not sure what a footrest significant movement might be, but I am sure that I meant FIRST significant movement.
On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 21:13 Scott Spangenberg <sjspangenberg@gmail.com> wrote:
73 Common Nighthawks migrated over the house in 31 minutes tonight (Monday). This is the footrest significant movement of Nighthawks we've seen this spring.


Scott Spangenberg

Amherst, NH




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Subject: 73 Nighthawks in Amherst
Date: Mon May 25 2020 20:13 pm
From: sjspangenberg AT gmail.com
 
73 Common Nighthawks migrated over the house in 31 minutes tonight (Monday). This is the footrest significant movement of Nighthawks we've seen this spring.

Scott Spangenberg
Amherst, NH

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Subject: Blue Grosbeak Photos
Date: Mon May 25 2020 19:51 pm
From: frechette7 AT myfairpoint.net
 
pics of the Blue Grosbeak in Peterborough:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...
https://www.flickr.com/photos/...


Rich Frechette



Subject: Bird Migration forecast
Date: Mon May 25 2020 19:22 pm
From: smirick AT comcast.net
 
From my experience, the spring has been very slow for migration with 
the exception of May 16th. I've still only recorded about 4 Magnolia
Warblers, and have heard very few Northern Parulas! The stalled system
to our south has been a real blocking system and cool temperatures have
been the norm. For comparison, each year I pick some lilacs from our
yard for Jane on her birthday on May 22, and they are generally well
past peek and I have to hunt for good blooms. This year, the lilacs
outside of our house in northeastern MA are still in full bloom and
loaded with beauties.....3 days past Jane's birthday.

Today, Jane and I hiked around the Hampstead Town Forest - west side. A
nice long walk, but almost exclusively local breeding birds with only
about 3 or 4 migrants. We even ran into a few of Al Maley's Barred Owls!

https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...

The slow migration is also discussed in this article (dated 4 days ago,
but I think still applies):

https://birdcast.info/scientif...

This is from a web site that is dedicated to following and attempting to
predict migration:

https://birdcast.info/

And a discussion of the big flight on May 16th related to a big fall out
on Cape Cod:

https://birdcast.info/scientif...

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Subject: Re: Banded Baltimore Oriole
Date: Mon May 25 2020 18:20 pm
From: anhinga13 AT hotmail.com
 
Hello,

Amazing band sleuthing work, to be able to get this via photos!
Congratulations to Scott. Many thanks for pursuing this; any report of a
banded
bird is extremely valuable, and the effort that went into this is most
impressive!

Regarding the 'near Appledore Island' description of the location - this
is an artifact of the way banders are required to report locations to
the Bird
Banding Laboratory, the agency that issues bands and permits and
maintains all banding records.

I can confirm that this bird was banded at the Appledore Island
Migration Station during our Spring 2017 migration banding season.

Anthony
S. Hadley, MA

Anthony Hill
Certified Trainer, Passerines and Hummingbirds
Co-Chair, Hummingbird Working Group
North American Banding Council (http://www.nabanding.net)

Coordinator, Appledore Island Migration Station (http://appledorebanding.org/)

Member, Board of Directors, Kestrel Land Trust (https://www.kestreltrust.org/)

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Subject: Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, May 25, 2020
Date: Mon May 25 2020 17:21 pm
From: mrsuomala AT marksbirdtours.com
 
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 25th, 2020.



During the Corona virus outbreak NH Audubon encourages you to enjoy birding
safely; please follow travel and social distance recommendations from state
and federal authorities.



A LONG-EARED OWL was seen along Baker Road in North Sutton on May 23rd, but
has not been relocated.



A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen in Durham and 2 were seen in Newmarket, all
during the past week. MISSISSIPPI KITES have been successfully nesting in
these towns for a number of years.



2 BLACK VULTURES were reported from Wilton on May 25th.



A CATTLE EGRET was seen near Great Bay Farm in Newington on May 20th, but
has not been relocated. A GREAT EGRET was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord
on the 25th.



A RAZORBILL was seen offshore, and a RED-THROATED LOON was seen on the
coast, both on May 24th.



5 CASPIAN TERNS were seen flying north along the coast in Rye, and 2 LEAST
TERNS were seen in Hampton Marsh, all on May 23rd.



5 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were seen migrating north along the coast, and a
RED KNOT was seen in Hampton Harbor, all on May 24th.



A MARBLED GODWIT was seen in Hampton Marsh on May 22nd, a PECTORAL SANDPIPER
was seen in Exeter on the 24th, and a BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was reported from
the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on the 25th.



2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, and 2 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were seen in
Charlestown on May 23rd.



Over 200 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen in 2 separate flocks in Hampton
on May 23rd.



3 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were seen at Pease International Tradeport on May 22nd.



A few PIPING PLOVERS are nesting on the coast.



A COMMON GALLINULE was seen at the Unsworth (Koenig) Preserve in
Moultonborough on May 20th, 1 was seen along Old Harvard Road in
Moultonborough on the 21st, and 1 was seen at the Brookford Farm in
Canterbury on the 20th.



A SORA was reported from Bedell Bridge State Park in Haverhill on May 21st,
1 was reported from the Geremonty Road marsh in Salem on the 22nd, and 1 was
reported from Old Mill Road in Lee on the 20th.



A LAWRENCE™S WARBLER was seen at Moody Park in Claremont on May 23rd, and
there was an unconfirmed report of 2 GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLERS in Brookline on
May 20th.



A BLUE GROSBEAK was seen at a private residence in Peterborough on May 25th,
and there was an unconfirmed report of one in Lyndborough on the 20th.



3 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis, 3 were
reported from the Concord Airport, 1 was reported from the old Hinsdale
Raceway grounds, and 1 was reported from McIntyre Road in Newington, all
during the past week.



An AMERICAN PIPIT was reported from Pease International Tradeport in
Newington on May 22nd.



4 RED CROSSBILLS were seen in Orford on May 21st, and 2 were reported from
Hancock on the 22nd.



An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was reported from Brownfield Road in Eaton on May
22nd, and 1 was seen along East Weare Road in Weare on the 25th.



A flock of 8 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS was seen flying over Exeter on May 22nd.



WHIP-POOR-WILLS were heard in New Boston and Ashland during the past week.



25 PURPLE MARTINS were seen from Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on May 23rd.



More migrant birds arrived during the past week. Species reported included:
SWAINSON™S THRUSH, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, CAPE MAY WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED
WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, WILSON™S WARBLER, MOURNING
WARBLER, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, MARSH WREN, EASTERN WOOD-PEEWEE, ALDER
FLYCATCHER, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, SALTMARSH SPARROW,
and LINCOLN™S SPARROW.



New Hampshire Audubon™s Rare Bird Alert is sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.



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@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.



Subscribe to New Hampshire Bird Records “ learn more about birds and birding
in New Hampshire: www.nhbirdrecords.org (read a free article in each
issue). This quarterly publication is produced by NH Audubon thanks to the
work of many volunteers.



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Subject: Blue Grosbeak Peterborough
Date: Mon May 25 2020 15:53 pm
From: frechette7 AT myfairpoint.net
 
A male Blue Grosbeak visited our feeders this afternoon. Unfortunately 2 squirrels chased it off.
Rich Frechette

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: O-s Fly and Blue-winged Warbler in Weare; migrant thoughts
Date: Mon May 25 2020 15:53 pm
From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com
 
A small group of us had a very good morning at "Clough" a.k.a. the Everett Corps of Engineers land along East River Road in Weare. 





As Pam mentioned obvious migrants were few and far between but the amount of song and quality scope views of territorial warblers were great.





Highlights:




Besides Killdeer and Spotted Sandpipers (local breeders) there was one migrant Least Sandpiper.





Six species of flycatchers with an Olive-sided being one definite migrant and of the three Eastern Wood-Pewees one or possibly all three could have been migrants.





Four, maybe five, species of swallows including one Cliff Swallow. Another migrant or is there a small local population? I'd go with a migrant.





Rose-breasted Grosbeaks- at least ten and again, I doubt all were local breeding birds.





Warblers- nine species is a modest total but a leisurely scope view of a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER in a bare tree as it sang its classic B-w song was great. And the numbers of Yellow (25+), Common Yellowthroat (20+), Redstart (15+), and Chestnut-sided (12+) were impressive and highly entertaining. And once again, some of them (especially the Yellowthoats and Redstarts) could have included a few late migrants.





And we can hope for a nice wave of north woods warblers, more flycatchers, and maybe a few "southerners" with the arriving warm air.





Bob Quinn for Anne, Florence, and Jack





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Merlin Wildlife Tours

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Subject: Atlantic article Why Birds Do What They Do
Date: Mon May 25 2020 14:49 pm
From: jedmerrow AT gmail.com
 
Interesting and thoughtful article in the Atlantic:
https://www.theatlantic.com/ma...

Jed Merrow

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Subject: Belgian Man Strikes Up Friendship With Owl Family After They Discover Mutual Love of Television
Date: Mon May 25 2020 14:41 pm
From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com
 
https://www.goodnewsnetwork.or...
JoAnn O™ShaughnessyGreat Boars HeadHampton
Sent from my iPad



Subject: Are you a birding monster?
Date: Mon May 25 2020 12:26 pm
From: wildlifenorth100 AT gmail.com
 
Very Funny! Thanksfor sharing Steve!
- Diana
On Mon, May 25, 2020 at 10:33 AM Steve Mirick <smirick@comcast.net> wrote:
An amusing article in today's Boston Globe:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/20...


Steve Mirick

Bradford MA



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Subject: Banded Baltimore Oriole Update
Date: Mon May 25 2020 11:07 am
From: crbob AT fairpoint.net
 
Cann™t help but wonder, near Appledore Island?Bob Crowley
Chatham, NH
From: Scott Young
Sent: Monday, May 25, 2020 8:31 AM
To: NHBirds
Subject: [NHBirds] Banded Baltimore Oriole UpdatePersistence paid off and I finally photographed all the band numbers on the oriole. It's in its 4th breeding season-only about 1% of Baltimore Orioles survive this long!Band number:open 1 5 8 1 abre 7 9 5 7 8 Bird Banding Lab Report:Species: Baltimore OrioleDate banded: 05/19/2017Banding Location: NEAR APPLEDORE ISLAND, YORK COUNTY, MAINE, USAAge: HATCHED IN 2016Sex: MALEFlickr set: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmNhnUGkTh... to Ben Griffith and Jack Swatt for their guidance and interpretation. -Scott--
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Subject: Concord Birds: Great Egret etc.
Date: Mon May 25 2020 10:14 am
From: biodiva AT myfairpoint.net
 
Unity and walked the tracks at Horseshoe Pond this morning from 5:30-9, making it all the way up to the southern edge of the NH State Prison fields. Although it was misty and foggy for at least half the time, and migrants were almost non-existent, we ended up with 61 species (quotes to be explained shortly), including the following highlights:
GREAT EGRET at the north pond. These are pretty regular here in late summer, but I don™t think I™ve seen one inland in spring.
FOY Yellow-billed Cuckoo “ calling off to the west somewhere about halfway up.
~45 Chimney Swifts (with a few Tree Swallows) foraging in a loose flock over the causeway on our way back.
FOY Willow Flycatcher
Swainson™s Thrush “ one of the few obvious migrants (other being a parula)
and
Blue-winged/Golden-winged Warbler “ we heard a single beeeee-bzzzz probably over a mile up, but the bird never sang again. We tried playback a few times (including on our way back) but never got a good look. I *might* have seen the bird, and if so it was possibly a Brewster™s hybrid (e.g., not bright yellow), but there were also Warbling Vireos all over the place so who knows. This is now the THIRD BW/GW bird I™ve had along the RR tracks in about 1.5 weeks. Back on May 15 I saw and heard an obvious Blue-winged at the south end of Morrill™s Farm, on the 22nd there was another single song/unseen bird at Morono Park, and then today™s bird. Folks exploring second growth near the river in Concord should keep an eye (and ear!) out for birds in this group. Remember that song is not diagnostic to species, and unless the bird is seen you should always call them Blue-winged/Golden-winged.
We stopped briefly at the north end of Commercial Street were Becky and Zeke had an Orchard Oriole a couple of weeks back, but not us. There were a female Scarlet Tanager and singing Black-throated Green Warbler here “ both clearly migrants by habitat “ so when Unity had to go up I paid a quick trip to the boat launch at the mouth of the Contoocook below the Hannah Dustin monument. Clear migrants here were one each Blackpoll, Magnolia, and Blackburnian Warblers, so it would appear there was a *little* movement last night. Fingers crossed that the south winds tonight bring a few more in. I™d hate for there to have been only one really good warbler migration morning this spring in Concord!
Until tomorrow then!
Pam Hunt
Penacook
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Subject: Are you a birding monster?
Date: Mon May 25 2020 9:33 am
From: smirick AT comcast.net
 
An amusing article in today's Boston Globe:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/20...

Steve Mirick
Bradford MA


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Subject: Banded Baltimore Oriole Update
Date: Mon May 25 2020 7:31 am
From: SAYoung603 AT outlook.com
 
Persistence paid off and I finally photographed all the band numbers on the
oriole. It's in its 4th breeding season-only about 1% of Baltimore Orioles
survive this long!

Band number:
open 1 5 8 1 abre
7 9 5 7 8

Bird Banding Lab Report:
Species: Baltimore Oriole
Date banded: 05/19/2017
Banding Location: NEAR APPLEDORE ISLAND, YORK COUNTY, MAINE, USA
Age: HATCHED IN 2016
Sex: MALE

Flickr set: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmNhnUGk

Thanks to Ben Griffith and Jack Swatt for their guidance and
interpretation. -Scott

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Subject: Jaffrey morning migrants
Date: Mon May 25 2020 5:38 am
From: chris.p.heys AT gmail.com
 
Without much time to spend birding this morning I settled into the laptop until my sweetheart, the passive birder woke up."Whats this cute little guyin the crabapple?""I don't know. What color?""Blue."
So, of course, I jumped up. INDIGO BUNTING. As many as three of them. Heading outside there was a clear sparrow influx overnight with song sparrow numbers way up from yesterday. A single Lincoln and my FOY field sparrow.

Warbler flocks have been seriously lacking at the farm for the past 10-14 days. FOY Northern Waterthrush this morning, I typically have both of them here much earlier than this.

Hopefully more warblers are on their way.

Chris HeysJaffrey NH





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Subject: Re: Lane River through Aqua Villa swamp, North Sutton
Date: Sun May 24 2020 17:15 pm
From: turnbill AT turnorama.org
 
Bill, I never thought that section of the Lane was that was passable. Were
you in a small kayak? Would a canoe be able to make it?

On Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 11:54:20 AM UTC-4, Bill Chaisson wrote:
>
> I paddled from Corporation Hill Road to Kezar Lake and then back down. 8
> a.m. to 11 a.m.
>
> Wood Duck (several; mostly males)
> Mallard (with ducklings)
> Turkey Vulture
> Mourning Dove
> Hairy Woodpecker
> Pileated Woodpecker
> Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
> Least Flycatcher (several)
> Kingbird (one on the nest)
> Phoebe (several)
> Rough-winged Swallow (pair)
> Crow
> Black-capped Chickadee
> Veery
> Robin
> Catbird
> Warbling Vireo (several)
> Northern Waterthrush (several)
> Chestnut-sided Warbler
> Black-throated Green Warbler
> Myrtle Warbler
> Yellow Warbler (many)
> Yellowthroat
> Grackles (lots)
> Red-winged Blackbird (good look at many females near their nests)
> Kingfisher
> Baltimore Oriole (near its pendulous nest)
> Cardinal
> Towhee
> Song Sparrow
> Chipping Sparrow
>
> Nothing particularly unusual (although the swallows was nice to see), but
> the muchness was fun.
>
> Bill Chaisson
> Sutton
>
>

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Subject: Lane River through Aqua Villa swamp, North Sutton
Date: Sun May 24 2020 10:54 am
From: wpchaisson AT gmail.com
 
I paddled from Corporation Hill Road to Kezar Lake and then back down. 8
a.m. to 11 a.m.

Wood Duck (several; mostly males)
Mallard (with ducklings)
Turkey Vulture
Mourning Dove
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Least Flycatcher (several)
Kingbird (one on the nest)
Phoebe (several)
Rough-winged Swallow (pair)
Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Veery
Robin
Catbird
Warbling Vireo (several)
Northern Waterthrush (several)
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Myrtle Warbler
Yellow Warbler (many)
Yellowthroat
Grackles (lots)
Red-winged Blackbird (good look at many females near their nests)
Kingfisher
Baltimore Oriole (near its pendulous nest)
Cardinal
Towhee
Song Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow

Nothing particularly unusual (although the swallows was nice to see), but
the muchness was fun.

Bill Chaisson
Sutton

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Subject: Red Knot Hampton Harbor
Date: Sun May 24 2020 7:16 am
From: rsuomala2 AT comcast.net
 
1 knot from Yankee Fisherman's Coop., relatively close. 7:49 am.Becky Suomala




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Subject: Oystercatchers - Hampton
Date: Sun May 24 2020 5:43 am
From: rsuomala2 AT comcast.net
 
2 American Oystercatchers on North Beach on the south side of Great Boars Head now - 6:42 am.Becky Suomala




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Subject: Sullivan County Birding
Date: Sat May 23 2020 18:15 pm
From: jacksonwrxt89 AT gmail.com
 
Today I birded around some usual haunts in Sullivan County by means of my motorcycle. While unfortunately birding by ear while driving was out of the question, I still managed to turn out a pretty impressive day with minimal effort turning out 82 species. The weather was gorgeous which isn™t always conducive to good birding. The bright sun and heat tends to quiet things down early, so I had to work quick.Like last week, I started in Sunapee, then on to Claremont and Charlestown before ending the day casually birding throughout my afternoon activities. Highlights include my lifer LAWRENCE™S WARBLER in Moody Park in Claremont. A striking bird singing the song of a Blue-winged Warbler. It™s my first Blue/Golden-winged Warbler for me in N.H. A few years ago I was lucky enough to find a Brewster™s Warbler in Windsor, VT.Two SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS as well as two Semipalmated Sandpipers were at the Charlestown WTP. Only my second spring record for the Plovers in Sullivan County.The following is my list from today:
-Dylan JacksonSpringfield
Saturday, May 23rd:
Canada GooseMallardHooded MerganserWild TurkeyRock PigeonMourning DoveChimney SwiftRuby-throated HummingbirdSEMIPALMATED PLOVER:https://ebird.org/checklist/S6... SandpiperSpotted SandpiperGreat Blue Heron: One still incubating in its nest in the swamp off Stoney Brook Road in Springfield.Turkey VultureOspreyBroad-winged HawkYellow-bellied SapsuckerHairy WoodpeckerPileated WoodpeckerAmerican KestrelEastern Wood-PeweeAlder FlycatcherEastern PhoebeEastern KingbirdBlue-headed VireoWarbling VireoRed-eyed VireoBlue JayAmerican CrowCommon RavenBlack-capped ChickadeeTufted TitmouseNorthern Rough-winged SwallowTree SwallowBarn SwallowWhite-breasted NuthatchBrown CreeperHouse WrenEuropean StarlingGray CatbirdVeeryWood ThrushAmerican RobinCedar WaxwingHouse SparrowPurple FinchAmerican GoldfinchChipping SparrowField SparrowWhite-throated SparrowSavannah SparrowSong SparrowSwamp SparrowEastern TowheeBobolinkEASTERN MEADOWLARK: Singing at Morningside Flight Park in Charlestown. Likely breeding here. I wonder how the park being closed due to COVID will effect their breeding success.Baltimore OrioleRed-winged BlackbirdBrown-headed CowbirdCommon GrackleOvenbirdNorthern WaterthrushBlue-winged WarblerLAWRENCE™S WARBLER: A lifer hybrid for me. Approached what I assumed was a Blue-winged Warbler because of the song and was surprised to find a Lawrence™s instead. This puts my Sullivan Life list at 213.5!https://ebird.org/checklist/S6... WarblerCommon YellowthroatAmerican RedstartMagnolia WarblerNorthern ParulaBlackburnian WarblerYellow WarblerChestnut-sided WarblerBlackpoll WarblerBlack-throated Blue WarblerPine WarblerYellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)Prairie WarblerBlack-throated Green WarblerCanada WarblerScarlet TanagerNorthern CardinalRose-breasted GrosbeakIndigo Bunting
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Subject: SB Dowitchers et al on coast
Date: Sat May 23 2020 16:57 pm
From: biodiva AT myfairpoint.net
 
Unity's kids went on a fishing trip with their scout trip via Eastman's today, and although we had the option of joining them, we wisely opted to look for shorebirds etc. on the coast (turns out it was a good plan, since the seas were rough and lots of folks got seasick). We started with an official check of the Purple Martin colony off Cross Beach Road in Seabrook. This was the first check this season since the gourds were put up in late April, so we walked out to see what was going on. We're happy to report that we counted 25 birds, and nests in all 18 gourds. Some nests were more complete than others, and none had the fresh green leaves that appear close to egg-laying. We also found no dead martins in the gourds, which happened a couple of years ago when we had an extended cold spell.


There were LOTS of shorebirds from the Yankee Co-op, most notably a LARGE flock of 153 Short-billed Dowitchers, possibly the most I've ever seen in NH at one time (we had a big flock here on a May big day in the 1990s, but I don't have the number handy. Also present were dozens each of Black-bellied and Semipalmated Plovers, Dunlins, and peeps too far out to identify. No sign of the Green-winged Teal or Marbled Godwit at Meadow Pond, but there were another 49 dowitchers here (maybe from the Harbor as the tide rose?) and roughly 1100 peeps (all we could ID were Leasts and Semipalmateds).


With the wind picking up, we headed inland and spent about three hours at Deer Hill WMA. Not getting there early meant bird activity was more limited, but we had great looks at Blackpoll, Tennessee, and Blue-winged (lifer for Unity) Warblers, Pied-billed Grebes, and Hooded Mergansers with chicks. After eating our lunch(take-out from Throwback Brewery - yay!) and getting the kids (and some haddock) we took a quick look at Pease on our way home in search of Upland Sandpipers, but between the wind and heat haze we didn't try too hard and headed back to Concord.


Here's to a bit more migration mid-week when the winds finally shift to southerly for a few days!


Pam Hunt and Unity Dienes,

Concord



Subject: Terns on coast (5 Caspian, 2 Least, 1 Common)
Date: Sat May 23 2020 16:00 pm
From: lenmedlock AT comcast.net
 
Lisa and I swung down Rt 1A for lobster rolls and birded a couple of places--biggest surprise was 5 CASPIAN TERNs I spotted heading north---yipes!

behind Little Jacks, Hampton
----------------------------
Semipalmated Plover-7
Semipalmated Sandpiper-5
Least Tern-2; spotted by Lisa as "tern"--I was able to get great looks and indicated that she found LETEs for us!
Common Tern- 1 hovering over pool behind Little Jacks, and then landing on other side of pond
Rt. 1A pullout by stone angel
-------------------------------
5 CASPIAN TERNs--first seen here while driving as they were winging their way north. Drove to Rye Beach SP, put Lisa behind the wheel, and leaped out of the car (no parking spaces!) to grab some documentation photos.
https://ebird.org/nh/checklist...

Len and Lisa
Exeter, NH
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Subject: Long-eared Owl
Date: Sat May 23 2020 15:07 pm
From: fwsladen AT gmail.com
 
An hour ago, a Long-eared Owl was seen flying into a forest in North Sutton, just off Baker Road, pursued by two crows. Attempts to find the bird were not successful.Fred SladenNorth Sutton





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Subject: Gallinule Continuing Saturday A.M. at Kendall Station
Date: Sat May 23 2020 12:10 pm
From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com
 
Seen to the south of the road's wetland crossing about 11:15. The bird was clearly seen  out in the open as it foraged in the emerging grasses bordering last year's vegetation.

Blake AllisonLyme, NH 03768-3400



Subject: Blackwater ski area morning report
Date: Sat May 23 2020 9:42 am
From: mcintyreal AT proctoracademy.org
 
A group of us went birding around the rail trail and Nordic trails at Proctor Academy™s Blackwater Ski area. We were in search of a Carolina wren that was reported to me in the area- but we found no evidence- but we did see 41 species.

Notables:
Lots and lots of chestnut-sides warblers and yellow warblers
American redstarts
Warbling Vireos
Least Flycatcher
Alder Flycatcher (FOY)
Baltimore Oriole
Scarlet Tanager (FOY)
Veery
Black-throated green warblers
Northern Rough-winged swallows (foraging and calling)

And the Solitary Sandpiper was lurking in its usual spot - a creek bed near the swinging bridge.

Full eBird checklist is here: https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...

Water and sunshine,

Alan

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Subject: peent
Date: Sat May 23 2020 8:18 am
From: wpchaisson AT gmail.com
 
Single woodcock calling dusk after dusk from the Lane River Marsh south of
Main Street in Sutton Mills.

Bill Chaisson
Sutton Mills

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Subject: Whip-poor-will in Ashland
Date: Fri May 22 2020 20:13 pm
From: pandiain.im AT gmail.com
 
First time for my Ashland backyard list. Calling now on Sanborn Road.

Iain MacLeod
Ashland




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Subject: Rockingham County Big Day - 144 species
Date: Fri May 22 2020 19:46 pm
From: smirick AT comcast.net
 
Jane took today off for her birthday and we headed out to do a "Big Day" 
to try to see or hear as many species as we can in one day. I have done
this essentially every May for the last 35 years and Jane and I have
done it every year since 2002. We kept our travel to eastern portions
of Rockingham County only, starting at 3:10 AM and ending at 6:40 PM. A
very hot day, by far the hottest of the year, my car topped out at 91F
late in the day. And by the end of the day, the seacoast was very
crowded. Not on the beaches or parking areas, but everywhere else.
Long lines at Browns and Markey's and other restaurants. I didn't see
many masks either. :-(

Birds were good, but nothing terribly rare. We did pretty well;
however, getting the expected breeding birds and ended with 144
species. A very respectable total considering the conditions and the
lack of access to almost the entire coastline. Fortunately, we were
able to park (with permission) on Great Boar's Head and picked up most
of the winter sea ducks rather quickly.

A few land bird migrants were noted along the immediate shoreline
including some Common Yellowthroats seemingly coming in from offshore,
but otherwise not a whole lot of migrants. A large high level low off
the mid-atlantic coast has been blocking migration for the last week or
so. Expect a lot more to come in the next week.

We started in Salem, but worked our way quickly to Pease Tradeport,
Hampton area, Deer Hill WMA, Pawtuckaway SP, Newmarket, Greenland, and
back down the coast to finish.

Total List - 144 species
-----------------------------
Canada Goose
Wood Duck
American Black Duck -1 in Meadow Pond.
Mallard
Green-winged Teal - 1 male continues on Meadow Pond.
Common Eider
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Hooded Merganser - Deer Hill WMA
Red-breasted Merganser - Hampton Harbor
Wild Turkey
Red-throated Loon - 1 at Great Boar's Head.
Common Loon - Remarkably only one bird at Great Boar's Head.
Pied-billed Grebe - Deer Hill WMA
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Green Heron - Deer Hill WMA.
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle - Adult in Hampton salt marsh.
Cooper's Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk - Just one for the day.
Red-tailed Hawk
American Kestrel - Nice male at Deer Hill WMA.
Virginia Rail - Geremonty Road marsh in Salem.
Sora - Geremonty Road marsh in Salem.
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover - One seen along Hampton Beach from Great Boar's Head.
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper - Great Bay Farm only.
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Upland Sandpiper - About 3 or so from Short Street at Pease Tradeport.
Ruddy Turnstone - One in Hampton harbor.
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper - Huge flock of a few hundred in Meadow Pond.
Dunlin - One in Hampton harbor.
American Woodcock
Bonaparte's Gull - 5 or so in New Castle. All 1st year birds.
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Least Tern - In the harbor and Hampton salt marsh.
Common Tern
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Great Horned Owl - Pair dueting off Small Pox Road in Kingston.
Barred Owl - One off Cheney Road in Danville.
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird - Only one and seen by Jane only. MIGRATING
NORTH over Hampton harbor bridge. Jane looked out the passenger window
and there it was flying along and keeping up with my car!
Belted Kingfisher
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Pawtuckaway SP.
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Wood-Pewee - ONLY ONE at Pawtuckaway in mid-afternoon. Still not
here yet in numbers?
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Phoebe
Great Crested Flycatcher - Including one at Pawtuckaway SP picking at
road kill garter snake! Looking for snake skin for nest???
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo - A few at Pawtuckaway SP.
Blue-headed Vireo - A few at Pawtuckaway PS.
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Common Raven - One at Pease and another on nest tower in Stratham.
Horned Lark - Nice views of one at Pease Tradeport.
Purple Martin - 17 (!) off Cross Beach Road in Seabrook.
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Red-breasted Nuthatch - One female at Pawtuckaway SP.
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper - 2 different birds singing in mid-afternoon (!!) at
Pawtuckaway.
Carolina Wren
House Wren
Winter Wren - 1 in Hemlock Grove at Pawtuckaway SP.
Marsh Wren - Only one. Singing at Great Meadows in Kensington...not a
typical spot for us.
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Eastern Bluebird
Veery
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
European Starling
American Pipit - Flyover at Pease Tradport calling. One of the rarest
bird of the day.
Cedar Waxwing
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler - Two for the day. Male and female.
Blackburnian Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler - Two for the day.
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Pine Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Wilson's Warbler - Two or three for the day.
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow - At least one off McIntyre Road in Newington at
traditional spot.
Saltmarsh Sparrow - One at Little Jack's restaurant in Hampton.
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow - Steve only along edge of Meadow Pond.
Swamp Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Northern Cardinal
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink
Red-winged Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark - Pease Tradeport only.
Common Grackle
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole - Pair at Powderhouse Pond in Exeter.
Baltimore Oriole
Purple Finch - One singing in Deerfield.
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

BIRDS MISSED
--------------------
Mute Swan - Difficult species to find now in NH. Thankfully.
Eastern Screech Owl - Can't seem to find any in Salem. May need to try
elsewhere in the future.
Mississippi Kite - We drove all around Newmarket, but no luck.
Purple Sandpiper - No doubt there were some on the coast, but who would
know when you can't see the ocean!
White-rumped Sandpiper - Not a common spring bird, but apparently some
have been in Meadow Pond. We couldn't see any.
Short-billed Dowitcher
MARBLED GODWIT - Very rare bird seen by Holly Bauer today at Meadow
Pond. We couldn't relocate it.
Laughing Gull
Roseate Tern - Perhaps 40 Common Terns in Hampton harbor, but no Roseates.
Common Nighthawk - Should have gone to Len Medlock's house!
Pileated Woodpecker
Alder & Willow Flycatcher - Not many back yet.
Fish Crow - Crows can be sadly silent at this time of year.
Nashville Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Canada Warbler
Louisiana Waterthrush
White-throated Sparrow - They seem to have left the area.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA




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Subject: 8 Common Nighthawks flying over yard in Exeter
Date: Fri May 22 2020 17:27 pm
From: chris.p.heys AT gmail.com
 
I had a single common nighthawk yesterday evening over the yard yesterday too.
Chris HeysJaffrey NH

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On May 22, 2020, at 5:52 PM, Len <lenmedlock@gmail.com> wrote:

Woot woot! Keep your eyes to the skies!
LenExeter




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Subject: 8 Common Nighthawks flying over yard in Exeter
Date: Fri May 22 2020 16:52 pm
From: lenmedlock AT gmail.com
 
Woot woot! Keep your eyes to the skies!

Len
Exeter

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Subject: Re: Bald eagle killed - by a loon??
Date: Fri May 22 2020 16:46 pm
From: jcooley AT loon.org
 
Hi all,

Just correcting the record: the eagle was killed by a loon, indeed, but the
person who found it was a birder and photographer in western Maine, Nat
Woodruff. Loon Preservation Committee staff heard about his discovery and,
with veterinarian Mark Pokras, encouraged Maine Fish and Wildlife
colleagues to conduct a necropsy and confirm the cause. An age-old battle,
back on our New England lakes now!

John Cooley Jr.

On Friday, May 22, 2020 at 8:24:11 AM UTC-4, Jon Woolf wrote:
>
> One of the strangest bird-related news stories I can remember: Last
> summer, John Cooley of the Loon Preservation Center found a dead Bald
> Eagle at Highland Lake, in Bridgton, Maine. Investigation found the
> eagle had died from a stab to the heart ... apparently inflicted by a
> loon!
>
>
> https://www.unionleader.com/ne...
>
> -- Jon Woolf
> Manchester, NH
>
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Subject: Olive-sided Flycatcher - Eaton
Date: Fri May 22 2020 15:36 pm
From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com
 
We had our first Olive-sided Flycatcher for the year
this morning at a known breeding location on Brownfield Rd in Eaton.

Also, down the same road we heard an Eastern Wood Pewee.


Andrea and George Robbins
Pittsfield, NH


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Subject: King Rail Continuing Friday A.M. at Waits River - Connecticut River Confluence
Date: Fri May 22 2020 12:58 pm
From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com
 
About 11:00 a.m., Susan Tiholiz and I located the bird some ten yards north of the railroad bridge in the wetland to the west of the railroad embankment. It initially was heard uttering a series of its clucking calls. Susan spotted it first as it emerged from the vegetation just short of where the marsh's, reed-edged, waters strikes the embankment.

Blake Allison
Lyme, NH 03768-3400



Subject: Bald eagle killed - by a loon??
Date: Fri May 22 2020 11:35 am
From: petrull AT comcast.net
 
I know of an old account of a man that saw a loon that landed on a highway in a storm, couldn™t take off, the man bent down to help the common loon and the loon shattered the mans lower jaw, lunging stab to the chin. Eagles message.... don™t bend down or get in front of an adult COLO!!!!

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> On May 22, 2020, at 8:24 AM, Jon Woolf wrote:
>
> One of the strangest bird-related news stories I can remember: Last summer, John Cooley of the Loon Preservation Center found a dead Bald Eagle at Highland Lake, in Bridgton, Maine. Investigation found the eagle had died from a stab to the heart ... apparently inflicted by a loon!
>
> https://www.unionleader.com/ne...
>
> -- Jon Woolf
> Manchester, NH
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Subject: Warblers, Whales & One Rare Bird!
Date: Fri May 22 2020 11:11 am
From: birdrecords AT nhaudubon.org
 
The hope of a whale watch is, of course, to spot some great whales and, if you™re a birder, to also see some terrific sea birds; but a spring whale watch and bad weather can result in much more!
In the spring of 2011 the M/V Granite State out of Rye Harbor provided a much-needed rest stop for migrating birds as well as a ride into shore for a hitch-hiking rarity.
Read all about it in the Spring 2011 issue of
New Hampshire Bird Records: https://nhbirdrecords.org/nhbr... (Forget the Whales, Watch (out for) the Birds!
begins on page 46)

Other articles in this issue include: Birding New Hampshire™s Largest State Park-Pisgah; Hawks Galore!; photos and field notes from the 2011 spring season, and of course a Photo Quiz.
Enjoy them all!

New Hampshire Bird Records is providing free access to its archives during the Covid-19 outbreak to help birders find information on birding locally and to remind us of the joy of birding.

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Subject: Chimney swifts, etc.
Date: Fri May 22 2020 10:55 am
From: moultnews AT hotmail.com
 
Saw two chimney swifts over downtown Moultonborough while eating my lunch yesterday-just missed our chapter birdathon, don't know if anyone else got them.




Other FOYs in the past couple of days were Great Crested Flycatcher and female Baltimore Oriole on Wednesday, and Swainsons's Thrush and House Wren on Tuesday.




Nice view of the Bittern on Tuesday, taking 8 or 9 gulps of air and then launching into the vocal routine.




Jane Rice



Subject: Piping Plovers back for another season
Date: Fri May 22 2020 7:30 am
From: jsw AT jwoolfden.com
 
The Union-Leader has an article up about the Piping Plovers that nest
on Hampton and Seabrook beaches. And it's a real success story:

https://www.unionleader.com/ne...

Last year there were 11 PIPL pairs on NH beaches, which fledged a
total of 20 chicks. Since 1986, the birds have nearly tripled the
number of nesting pairs on the East Coast, from 790 pairs in 1986 to
over 2000 pairs last year. This year, Fish & Game observers have
found 7 nesting pairs in NH, and are hoping for more. They're also
hoping for a successful nesting season since the COVID-19 emergency
measures are keeping people off the beaches.

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH

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Subject: Bald eagle killed - by a loon??
Date: Fri May 22 2020 7:24 am
From: jsw AT jwoolfden.com
 
One of the strangest bird-related news stories I can remember: Last
summer, John Cooley of the Loon Preservation Center found a dead Bald
Eagle at Highland Lake, in Bridgton, Maine. Investigation found the
eagle had died from a stab to the heart ... apparently inflicted by a loon!

https://www.unionleader.com/ne...

-- Jon Woolf
Manchester, NH

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Subject: Warblers at Deer Hill WMA Wed, May 20
Date: Thu May 21 2020 19:03 pm
From: wildlifenorth100 AT gmail.com
 
Hi Fellow Birders,

Wow, what an incredible place at Deer Hill WMA in Brentwood! After going around in circles to get there (use google maps, not Garmin!), when I finally did find it, I was pleasantly surprised. Just one person there for 2-3 hours. Trails are not marked, so it is easy to get lost, which of course I did. The 25 species I saw (not heard, I am terrible at bird calls!) were:
Catbird (lots!)American Robin (There was always one in front of me on the trail!)Pied Billed GrebeHooded Merganser (female w/ babies)OvenbirdYellow WarblerWilson's WarblerBlue-Winged WarblerCommon YellowthroatYellow Rumped WarblerGrackleRed-wingedBlackbirdRed-tailed HawkVeeryWood Duck (female w/ babies)Great Blue HeronChickadeeTree SwallowCanada GeeseBluejayAmerican CrowPhoebe
Check out my full list and photos on eBird:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...

Directions to Deer Hill WMA: Take Route 101 to Exit 8, then go left off the exit ramp. When you get to the NE Dragway, take a right onto (what I think is) Route 27. At Squier's Auto Body, take a right onto Jubal Martin Rd. The trailhead and sign are just after Seacoast Lumber on the right. Park in front of Trailhead sign.




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Subject: Sora at Bedell Bridge
Date: Thu May 21 2020 11:21 am
From: wsscott AT gmail.com
 
I was birding Bedell Bridge SP in Haverhill this morning when I heard
a Sora calling persistently from a wet, grassy edge to the water on the
south side of the access road. I recorded the bird twice, and managed to
get a couple of photos as it skulked near the edge of the vegetation. A
link to my eBird post with recording and photos is at

https://ebird.org/nh/checklist...

A Virginia Rail gave its grunting call once near the Sora.


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Subject: Solitary Sandpiper & Rough winged swallow
Date: Wed May 20 2020 18:05 pm
From: mcintyreal AT proctoracademy.org
 
The Northern Rough-winged swallows have returned to the Proctor Academy campus pond. I observed the pair working on a nest in one of the overflow drainage pipes.

A solitary sandpiper continues to lurk around the flooded pools near the Proctor Academy ski hill parking area (and the swinging bridge).

I also had a spotted sandpiper drop into the river bank of the Blackwater River (near swinging bridge).

Other birds from Kingbirds to Redstarts are on my eBird list
https://ebird.org/checklist/S6...

Water and Sunshine,
Alan

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Subject: Scarlett Tanager in Bellamy Preserve
Date: Wed May 20 2020 16:13 pm
From: jill12obr AT gmail.com
 
We were walking in the Bellamy Preserve in Dover this morning (5/20), and
spotted a Scarlett Tanager at about 11:00AM, This is the Audubon property,
and we were walking on the trail near the cove.

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Subject: Cattle Egret in Greenland
Date: Wed May 20 2020 15:09 pm
From: smirick AT comcast.net
 
Allan Smith reports (with photos) a Cattle Egret near the Great Bay 
Farm. Not sure the exact location, but I believe it was across the
street from the farm toward Sunset Farm. It could be in any of the
fields along Newington Road.

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Subject: Hebron this morning
Date: Wed May 20 2020 14:27 pm
From: zanne719 AT gmail.com
 
An early morning walk in a local conservation area yielded one of my favorite birds and one I don't ever see often enough.Canada Warbler - was able to watch and listen to -- at waist to eye level for about 10 minutes until some rowdy cat birds disrupted him.Other birds there:2 Indigo buntingsmany chestnut-sided warblersBlack throated blueblack throated greenNorthern paroleOvenbirdCommon yellow throatBlue-head vireo - also at eye level!Eastern bluebirdmany house wrens (at the opposite end of the property from all the other activity)tufted titmouseturkey strutting and gobblingCatbirdstree swallowsbarn swallowsand the regulars - blue jays, chickadees, phoebe
Suzanne SmithHebron




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Subject: Weds morning Durham/Lee/Newmarket highlights
Date: Wed May 20 2020 12:06 pm
From: Kurk.Dorsey AT unh.edu
 
Birders

I had a few good birds this morning in my 5 MR:




Old Mill Road in Lee at 5 AM, Sora and Virginia Rail, as well as Willow FC, Bank Swallow and Green Heron




Powder Major Forest, Durham: both waterthrushes





Moore Fields, Durham: Pipit continues




Oyster River Forest in Durham: Mourning and Canada Warblers (but otherwise a slow day for warblers)




Lubberland Creek in Newmarket: Sharp-tailed Sparrow




Kurk Dorsey

Durham



Subject: Recent Brown Birds -- ID QUIZ with PHOTOS and ANSWERS
Date: Wed May 20 2020 11:57 am
From: jim AT jimblockphoto.com
 
I find have photographed a lot of brown birds in the last week in west central NH. I collected the photos and presented them as a quiz with answers. If you are interested, here is the link to the blog:
https://www.jimblockphoto.com/...
Jim Block
Etna, NH



Subject: black-throated blue warblers
Date: Tue May 19 2020 17:47 pm
From: wpchaisson AT gmail.com
 
Two males singing on territories near the Aqua Villa wetland in North
Sutton.

Also heard a couple of ovenbirds, a red-eyed vireo making its myaah call,
and a female yellow-bellied sapsucker.

Bill Chaisson
Sutton

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Subject: Re: Indentification Needed - Please
Date: Tue May 19 2020 17:40 pm
From: wpchaisson AT gmail.com
 
That looks like a fairly brightly colored female Baltimore oriole. It seems
to have gotten wet.

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2:37:37 PM UTC-4, DEBRA LAVALLEY wrote:
>
> Hello,
> I went out on a drive locally at lunch and came across this bird in a
> thicket type of area and some wetlands. At first when it was in the bushes
> - I thought an oriole but then it came out. It doesn't look like an oriole
> unless it is some phase I am not familiar with.
>
> https://flic.kr/p/2j3CYhW
> https://flic.kr/p/2j3FB3D
> https://flic.kr/p/2j3CYkg
> https://flic.kr/p/2j3CYnq
>
> I saw the bird on River Road in Boscawen.
>
> Thanks,
> Debbie/Boscawen
>

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