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18 Sep: @ 14:16:54 
Peregrine Falcon [Paul Kursewicz]
18 Sep: @ 10:27:52 
Broadwings at Pack!! [Jon Woolf]
18 Sep: @ 09:06:52 
Re: Carter Hill.... Lots of birds in the air!!! [David Lipsy]
18 Sep: @ 09:05:31 
Pack Monadnock kettles now ['Phil Brown' via NHBirds]
18 Sep: @ 08:26:44 
Carter Hill.... Lots of birds in the air!!! [David Lipsy]
18 Sep: @ 08:18:26 
Bioblitz on Saturday at Odiorne [Stephen Mirick]
17 Sep: @ 18:24:20 
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (17 Sep 2019) 1365 Raptors [reports]
17 Sep: @ 12:51:51 
Connecticut Warbler at Horseshoe Pond (Concord) this morning [Pam Hunt]
17 Sep: @ 09:08:20 
Hummingbirds [Jody Williams]
16 Sep: @ 19:34:21 
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (16 Sep 2019) 662 Raptors [reports]
16 Sep: @ 18:36:22 
Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, September 16, 2019 [Mark Suomala]
16 Sep: @ 16:09:42 
Recent birds, Richmond and Swanzey [Joshua Jarvis]
16 Sep: @ 14:54:59 
Mississippi Kite Nest Summary in NH - 2019 [Stephen Mirick]
16 Sep: @ 09:37:40 
Seacoast Chapter Strafford County Farm field trip 9/15 27 species ['Dan Hubbard' via NHBirds]
15 Sep: @ 20:36:47 
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (15 Sep 2019) 484 Raptors [reports]
15 Sep: @ 19:59:48 
Carter Hill Observatory Coverage [Tom McShane]
15 Sep: @ 17:46:34 
Trumpeter Swan - Yes [Phyllis]
15 Sep: @ 15:03:39 
Re: Hummingbirds in Newbury, New London [Robert Rotberg]
15 Sep: @ 11:24:14 
Hummingbirds in Newbury, New London [Jay Pitocchelli]
15 Sep: @ 10:05:15 
Black Skimmers [Ed Norton]
15 Sep: @ 09:43:57 
Black Skimmers [Martha Wilson]
15 Sep: @ 07:17:20 
Re: Carter Hill Observatory Raptors [Mark A]
15 Sep: @ 07:03:47 
Black Skimmer in Hampton [Steve Mirick]
14 Sep: @ 21:31:53 
Rumney Transfer Station birds [Jody Williams]
14 Sep: @ 18:20:18 
NH Coast (Black Skimmers, Caspian Terns, Lark Sparrow, Hudsonian Godwit, lots of Lesser Black-backed Gulls) [Stephen Mirick]
14 Sep: @ 16:43:35 
Dickcissels, Concord [Becky]
14 Sep: @ 16:40:45 
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (14 Sep 2019) 2 Raptors [reports]
14 Sep: @ 11:33:27 
Black Skimmers - Yes [jacksonwrxt89]
14 Sep: @ 11:11:40 
Re: Black Skimmers [Paul Kursewicz]
14 Sep: @ 09:23:20 
Skimmers in Hampton Harbor now [Becky]
14 Sep: @ 09:00:37 
2 Lark Sparrows in Rye [Steve Mirick]
14 Sep: @ 08:29:54 
Black Skimmers [Steve Mirick]
13 Sep: @ 18:57:07 
Carter Hill Observatory (13 Sep 2019) 1082 Raptors [reports]
13 Sep: @ 18:52:59 
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (13 Sep 2019) 2355 Raptors [reports]
13 Sep: @ 09:10:51 
Broad-wings continue at Pack ['Phil Brown' via NHBirds]
13 Sep: @ 08:55:09 
Hooksett...4 broadwings and 1 sharpie in about 20 minutes. All single birds no kettles yet...... [ROBERT SWEET]
13 Sep: @ 08:30:22 
Broad Wings Carter Hill [Tom McShane]
13 Sep: @ 07:57:05 
Broad-wings on the move now ['Phil Brown' via NHBirds]
13 Sep: @ 06:56:36 
Dickcissel, Concord [Becky]
13 Sep: @ 06:16:56 
Plum Island field trip tomorrow and more [Jim Kegley]
13 Sep: @ 03:30:06 
Re: OT: Bird-themed latte art [evyn]
12 Sep: @ 18:19:38 
Coast from Hampton to Rye ['Bill' via NHBirds]
12 Sep: @ 17:19:24 
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (12 Sep 2019) 0 Raptors [reports]
12 Sep: @ 15:55:22 
2 peregrine falcons Horseshoe Pond Concord [Debbie]
12 Sep: @ 15:10:01 
Carter Hill Observatory (10 Sep 2019) 86 Raptors [reports]
12 Sep: @ 10:12:02 
OT: Bird-themed latte art [Cliff Otto]
12 Sep: @ 09:33:14 
Capital Chpt. FT: White Farm & Community Gardens (09/22) [steph ttlc]
12 Sep: @ 09:27:50 
Concords nighthawks: 303 [Zeke Cornell]
12 Sep: @ 08:05:15 
Capital Chpt. FT: White Farm & Community Gardens (09/22) [steph ttlc]
11 Sep: @ 20:54:27 
Carter Hill Raptor Observatory Schedule [Tom McShane]





Subject: Peregrine Falcon
Date: Wed Sep 18 2019 14:16 pm
From: pkursewicz AT myfairpoint.net
 
Drove by the Hampton Beach water tower around 9:30 am and a Peregrine
Falcon was perched near the top. Took some pictures and posted on ebird.

https://ebird.org/view/checkli...

Paul Kursewicz
Epping, NH



Subject: Broadwings at Pack!!
Date: Wed Sep 18 2019 10:27 am
From: jsw AT jwoolfden.com
 
HUGE numbers of broadwings over Pack Monadnock right now.  At least 1500 in the last 15 minutes. 

” Jon Woolf
Manchester NH
Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: Carter Hill.... Lots of birds in the air!!!
Date: Wed Sep 18 2019 9:06 am
From: dlipsy AT comcast.net
 
Sorry to report the flow has dwindled at 10:00.
David LipsyConcord, NH
On Sep 18, 2019 9:26 AM, David Lipsy <[email protected]> wrote:
Come on up... This appears to be a great day.
It is also the anniversary of the record count of 7,211 Broad-wingeds.
David LipsyConcord, NH




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Subject: Pack Monadnock kettles now
Date: Wed Sep 18 2019 9:05 am
From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com
 
Like Carter Hill, Pack is starting to heat up with Broad-wings.Levi reports the first kettle of over 100 birds prior to 10 am this morning..wherever you are today, keep an eye on the sky!
Phil BrownHancock, NH



Subject: Carter Hill.... Lots of birds in the air!!!
Date: Wed Sep 18 2019 8:26 am
From: dlipsy AT comcast.net
 
Come on up... This appears to be a great day.
It is also the anniversary of the record count of 7,211 Broad-wingeds.
David LipsyConcord, NH




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Subject: Bioblitz on Saturday at Odiorne
Date: Wed Sep 18 2019 8:18 am
From: smirick AT comcast.net
 
This Saturday will be the 17th annual Bioblitz at Odiorne Point State 
Park. Naturalists will be out scouring the park to document all living
organisms. Short bird walks will be offered first thing in the morning
at 6 AM and 7 AM, but there will be numerous explorations of nature over
the course of the day.

The cost is $10 per person or $30 per family (up to 6 people). Seacoast
Science Center members are FREE. Members, please register if you plan
to attend.

For more information follow this link:

https://www.seacoastsciencecen...

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Subject: Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (17 Sep 2019) 1365 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 17 2019 18:24 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2019SpeciesDay's CountMonth TotalSeason TotalBlack Vulture000Turkey Vulture000Osprey48990Bald Eagle106161Northern Harrier31010Sharp-shinned Hawk69270272Cooper's Hawk41818Northern Goshawk011Red-shouldered Hawk011Broad-winged Hawk126248654867Red-tailed Hawk000Rough-legged Hawk000Golden Eagle000American Kestrel85353Merlin22121Peregrine Falcon133Unknown Accipiter277Unknown Buteo055Unknown Falcon000Unknown Eagle000Unknown Raptor01818Total:136554225427

Observation end time: 16:30:00 Total observation time: 9 hoursOfficial CounterHenry WaltersObservers: Al Grimstad, Andre Moraes, Anne Clauss, Don Stokes, Dot Currier, Francie Von Mertens, Glen, Lori, and Alan Chretien, Howard Mansfield, Janet Delaney, Jerry Coffey, Kevin Murphy, Levi Burford, Lillian Stokes, Mark Timmerman, Mark Wilson, Michael Burgess, Mike Gebo, Miki Foley, Sy Montgomery, Tom Delaney, with many more...


Visitors:
Over 200 visitors to the hawkwatch today, including a great crew of
volunteers and 30 students from Peterborough Elementary's 3rd grade. Thanks
to all for your help!

Weather:
Conditions nearly ideal, with a morning chill giving way to sunshine and NE
winds. Cumulus clouds built in the course of the day, giving us a good
backdrop for migrants otherwise too high to see.

Raptor Observations:
Birds were at neck-cramping heights all day long, even through the
four-o'clock hour, but there were lots of them, and we had a ball picking
out kettles of 40 and 60 hawks at a time, with a couple groups of over a
hundred. Sharp-shinned hawks also put in a strong showing, and
crowd-pleasing eagles continue apace. An adult red-shoulder, calling, put
in an appearance, though not migrating, and a local Cooper's Hawk did
plenty of patrolling around the peak. An all-around excellent mid-September
migration day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Other migrants included Double-crested Cormorant (23), Canada Goose (54),
Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Cape May Warbler, and
Yellow-rumped Warbler (7). A Great Blue Heron at a tremendous altitude,
flapping hard, passed us around 2 pm.

Predictions:
Weather looks good--more of the same!

Report submitted by Henry Walters ([email protected])
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile] [Day Summary] [Month Summary]





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Subject: Connecticut Warbler at Horseshoe Pond (Concord) this morning
Date: Tue Sep 17 2019 12:51 pm
From: biodiva AT myfairpoint.net
 
Greetings all,


Spurred on by a forecast of good migration from "Birdcast," this morning I headed out to Horseshoe Pond to see what the morning had to offer. Obviously the highlight was the subject bird, which was in the row of trees on the far side of the cornfield along the edge of the far pond. It actually popped out of the bushes and perched in the open in a dead tree about 30' off the ground for a few minutes, allowing me to get good photos (https://ebird.org/nh/view/chec... Becky and Zeke showed up a little later to look for it, with no luck.


Overall I found 53 species in 2.25 hours, 11 of which were warblers. The other notable warbler was my first Palm (a Western) of the fall. There were still several Bobolinks and Indigo Buntings around, 2 Lincoln's Sparrows, 38 Wood Ducks, and a Great Egret.


Go fall!


Pam Hunt

Penacook, NH



Subject: Hummingbirds
Date: Tue Sep 17 2019 9:08 am
From: fisherwoods AT gmail.com
 
After missing seeing one on Sunday, still had a Ruby-throated Hummingbird at the feeder yesterday and this morning.

John R Williams
Rumney

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Subject: Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (16 Sep 2019) 662 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 16 2019 19:34 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2019SpeciesDay's CountMonth TotalSeason TotalBlack Vulture000Turkey Vulture000Osprey128586Bald Eagle95151Northern Harrier277Sharp-shinned Hawk49201203Cooper's Hawk21414Northern Goshawk011Red-shouldered Hawk011Broad-winged Hawk58436033605Red-tailed Hawk000Rough-legged Hawk000Golden Eagle000American Kestrel34545Merlin11919Peregrine Falcon022Unknown Accipiter055Unknown Buteo055Unknown Falcon000Unknown Eagle000Unknown Raptor01818Total:66240574062

Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hoursOfficial CounterIain MacLeodObservers: Andre Moraes, Don Stokes, Henry Walters, Janet Delaney, Jerry Coffey, Katrina Fenton, Levi Burford, Lillian Stokes, Mike Gebo, Tom Delaney


Visitors:
135 visitor including one school group who got some great instruction from
an Americorp interpreter

Weather:
Partly cloudy (but mostly sunny) with brisk NNW wind.

Raptor Observations:
Birds moving all day long with only rare chunks of time with no birds in
the air. No big kettles (biggest was 36) as the wind broke them apart
quickly. Several Turkey Vultures and a Red-tailed Hawk hung around (not
migrating).

Non-raptor Observations:
A single cormorant fly by as well as a couple late Tree Swallows and a
Chimney Swift.

Predictions:
Should be a good one if the winds die down a little. Henry will need all
the eyes to the sky he can get.

Report submitted by Iain MacLeod ([email protected])
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile] [Day Summary] [Month Summary]





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Subject: Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, September 16, 2019
Date: Mon Sep 16 2019 18:36 pm
From: mrsuomala AT marksbirdtours.com
 
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, September 16th, 
2019.



3 BLACK SKIMMERS were first seen along the coast and then in Hampton Harbor
on September 14th and 15th.



More than 16 CASPIAN TERNS, 8 FORSTER™S TERNS, at least 18 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS, and 43 LAUGHING GULLS were seen migrating south along
the coast on September 14th.



A COMMON TERN and 2 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were reported from Wilson Pond in
Keene on September 11th.



A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen in Hampton Harbor on September 14th.



4 WESTERN SANDPIPERS were seen along the coast on September 12th.



A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen in Nashua on September 10th.



2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in a field east of Route 156 and south of Ledge
Farm Road in Nottingham on September 10th.



A TRUMPETER SWAN was discovered at NH Audubon™s Abe Emerson Marsh in Candia
on April 13th and continues being seen. It was last reported on September
16th.



A NORTHERN SHOVELER and 2 BLUE-WINGED TEAL were seen at the Rochester
Wastewater Treatment Plant on September 9th. The treatment plant is gated
and the hours of operation are 7:30-3:00 on weekdays. If you visit, please
check in at the office and be out of the plant by 2:45 so that plant
personnel do not have to ask birders to leave. Do not drive on the dikes and
do not block the road. The Trails at Pickering Ponds, located east of the
plant, are not gated, and are always open during daylight hours.



2 LARK SPARROWS were seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on September
14th.



A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen in Greenland on September 12th.



2 DICKCISSELS were seen at the Concord Community Gardens located on Birch
Street off of Route 13 in Concord on September 14th. They were seen
associating with HOUSE SPARROWS.



A DICKCISSEL continues to be reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis and
was last reported on September 11th.



5 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on
September 15th.



There was an unconfirmed report of an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER from Gorham on
September 9th.



There were numerous sightings of migrating WARBLERS during the past week
including a few each of BLACKPOLL WARBLER, WILSON™S WARBLER,

TENNESSEE WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, and CAPE MAY WARBLER.



COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen migrating south on a few days during the past
week with a high count of 303 reported from Concord on September 11th.



RAPTOR migration is under way with migrating raptors being counted daily at
the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough. Over 3,500
raptors have already been tallied since September 1st. The Carter Hill
Raptor Migration Observatory in Concord is now being staffed by volunteers
for a few days each week and has tallied over 1,150 raptors since September
1st. A GOLDEN EAGLE was reported from Carter Hill on September 13th. Be sure
to visit these observatories during the fall season to help out with the
count!



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:
[email protected] 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: Recent birds, Richmond and Swanzey
Date: Mon Sep 16 2019 16:09 pm
From: menasor77 AT gmail.com
 
monadnock birding cup was Saturday. The most notable sightings from me in Richmond were an indigo bunting, magnolia warblers, and redstarts on fish hatchery Rd. Wood Ducks and Kestrel at Mud Pond, and a Wood Duck at Tully Brook.
sunday I stopped at Wilspn Pond in Swanzey. I saw lots of mallards, a cormerant, and four common Nighthawks.




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Subject: Mississippi Kite Nest Summary in NH - 2019
Date: Mon Sep 16 2019 14:54 pm
From: smirick AT comcast.net
 
This summer, New Hampshire had 3 known nest territories for Mississippi 
Kites and 2 chicks successfully fledged. This is (at least) the 11th
consecutive year that kites (between 1 and 3 pairs) have nested in New
Hampshire in this isolated, rare, nesting colony.

DURHAM - The"Madbury Road" territory was first noted in 2017 and last
year's nest successfully fledged one chick. This year, they moved the
nest down the street a couple hundred yards, and once again, the pair
chose to nest in a white pine tree in someone's back yard. And once
again, the home owners were very gracious and welcoming to birders.
This nest was visited by countless numbers of birders and apparently
there were no "major" issues with birders, other than some minor
trespassing. Incubation started roughly June 11 and hatching occurred
roughly July 11. The nest successfully fledged a single chick. The
chick was still being taken care of by the adults at least as late as
August 27th, and possibly on September 2nd.

NEWMARKET - This is the 2nd year in a row for this pair at this spot and
last year they fledged one chick. This year, they chose to nest in the
same tree, high in an oak tree I believe. As last year, in a front yard
along a driveway in a residential neighborhood. I've tried to keep this
territory a bit more secretive to discourage lots of visitors. It's not
in a very photogenic location anyway. Incubation started roughly June
7and hatching occurred roughly July 7. The nest successfully fledged a
single chick. The chick was still being taken care of by the adults at
least as late as September 1st, but they may have left the region
shortly after that.

STRATHAM - This territory was first noted in 2017 and last year's nest
successfully fledged one chick. This year, they moved the nest down the
street about a hundred yards, but this year the pair moved from an oak
tree into a white pine tree, high up. Again, the pair chose to nest in
someone's yard along the driveway, but the nest was not visible from the
road and the location was kept a secret. Incubation started on June 15
or perhaps earlier, but the NEST FAILED. On or around July 1st, the
pair abandoned incubation. The cause of the failure is uncertain, but
there were some severe thunderstorms the evening prior to the failure.
This nest was in a spindly white pine that swayed severely with strong
winds, and I suspect the egg was lost from the wind during the storm.

OTHER TERRITORIES - Nothing conclusive. There were additional adult
birds seen at the nest in Durham (especially when Ed Norton videotaped 3
adults in the nest!!) and another at the nest in Newmarket, so it's at
least possible that there was another 4th undiscovered nest out there.
I thought the sighting and photo by Deb Powers of a kite chasing an
Osprey in Durham about a mile from the nest site on Madbury Road was
significant. And there were some suspicious sightings in Newmarket
which may indicate a second pair somewhere; however, Jane and I did a
lot of searching, but no luck.

A few tidbits I've observed over the 11 years the kites have nested in NH:
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

* 100% of the nests found in NH have been in residential subdivisions
with mature trees. Nests are almost always in front, side, or rear
yards of homes!!! The birds are oblivious to anything going on below
them whether it be dogs barking, lawn mowers, kids screaming, or hordes
of birders watching them.

* Tree types have varied and have been found in oak, pine, maple, and
hickory at least. But the nest is always quite high. Sometimes in
outer branches vulnerable to wind.

* Of all of the nests I have ever heard about in 11 years, I have never
seen, nor heard about any more than a single head poking up out of the
nest. It would appear that the kites in NH only lay a single egg!!!
This seems interesting, since I believe they normally lay 1 to 3 eggs in
their normal range. Is this a modification in their egg laying behavior
to accommodate a shorter breeding season this far north?

* Food items I've seen have been mostly dragonflies and cicadas. One
memorable observation was when we saw one eating a bat. And this year,
we saw an adult feed a chick a fledged juvenile Eastern Bluebird. The
first bird we've seen being eaten by a kite.

* Adult care of the single chick continues right up into early September
(or nearly 1 month after fledging) . It seems like a long process and I
wonder if the adults migrate with the chick as they head south?

A few photos of mine over the years:

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


Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Subject: Seacoast Chapter Strafford County Farm field trip 9/15 27 species
Date: Mon Sep 16 2019 9:37 am
From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com
 
Ten birders joined me for a walk around the Don Black Trail at the Strafford County Complex. Birding continues to be slow with only 27 species noted, however, the weather was nice for a pleasant walk. Highlights were: a Cooper's Hawk strafing the many starlings without success, a rather late Great Crested Flycatcher, lots of Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, and a Scarlet Tanager. Nary a warbler or vireo was seen or heard. Thanks to Alan Murray for providing the trip list below. Dan Hubbard, Rochester
Rock Pigeon 15Mourning Dove 3Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2Herring Gull 5Turkey Vulture 5Cooper's Hawk 1Downy Woodpecker 1Hairy Woodpecker 1Eastern Phoebe 3Great Crested Flycatcher 1Blue Jay 3American Crow 1Black-capped Chickadee 4Tufted Titmouse 1White-breasted Nuthatch 2European Starling 20Gray Catbird 7American Robin 2Cedar Waxwing 3House Sparrow 1House Finch 5American Goldfinch 15Song Sparrow 2Eastern Towhee 1Scarlet Tanager 1Northern Cardinal 2Rose-breasted Grosbeak 3 (probably more, moving about constantly)



Subject: Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (15 Sep 2019) 484 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 15 2019 20:36 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2019SpeciesDay's CountMonth TotalSeason TotalBlack Vulture000Turkey Vulture000Osprey97374Bald Eagle104242Northern Harrier255Sharp-shinned Hawk51152154Cooper's Hawk41212Northern Goshawk011Red-shouldered Hawk011Broad-winged Hawk37930193021Red-tailed Hawk000Rough-legged Hawk000Golden Eagle000American Kestrel134242Merlin81818Peregrine Falcon022Unknown Accipiter155Unknown Buteo055Unknown Falcon000Unknown Eagle000Unknown Raptor71818Total:48433953400

Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 10 hoursOfficial CounterLevi BurfordObservers: Al Grimstad, Andre Moraes, Chad Witko, Don Stokes, Glen & Lori Chretien, Hillary Siener, Janet Delaney, Jim McCoy, Judd Nathan, Kat Lauer, Lillian Stokes, Mark Timmerman, Mike Gebo, Phil Brown, Susie Spikol, Tom Delaney, Tom Warren, with many more...


Visitors:
124 visitors made it to the watch today, most of them were there to
specifically witness the show that the raptors are putting on. I feel like
it was a good day to be at the watch too. Not massive numbers, but close
intimate views of Sharp-shinned hawks, Merlin, and Kestrels. The squadrons
of Broad-wingeds that floated over the watch were special too. It was a
good day to be a visitor and I was glad you could make it.

Weather:
A light wind waxed and waned and clouds built through the day. The sun's
energy was felt on the participants at the watch and I am sure it was felt
down low where thermals would have started to form. The wind never seemed
to wane enough for towering thermals to form however.

Raptor Observations:
The birds of prey that swept by the watch seemed to arrive at differing
heights today. Broad-wingeds slid through at altitude and below the watch
as did Osprey. It was the small falcons that seemed to come through in
regularity, doing what they always do and popping up from the trees to
interact with each other and Gina, our fake owl.

At one point a Sharp-shinned hawk popped up and started a beeline for Gina
right in front of us. It was called out early and all eyes were on the bird
as it steamed in, swiped at Gina and kept coming at the observers on the
platform! It quickly realized that there were 30 humans standing there and
wheeled in our face with a chirp, flying off through the trees and down the
west slope. The look on the bird's face was priceless, almost human, in its
surprise.

In addition to the migrants noted, the following non-migrants were
observed: 5 Turkey Vulture, 1 adult Bald Eagle that wasn't flying in the
right direction, 2 juvenile Red-tailed Hawk, and 1 Merlin that seemed to be
hanging around the watch hunting and interacting with other avian passers
by.

Non-raptor Observations:
The warbler show was pretty good this morning. Several Black-throated
Green, and Cape May were present as well as the usual Yellow-rumpeds.

The highlight of my morning was a small flock of 5 Red Crossbills that flew
by in plain view, circling around. I haven't seen or heard them in nearly a
week and a half.

Predictions:
Light wind with a strong north component? Looks like it could be a great
day for Broad-winged Hawks tomorrow! Iain might have another good day to
watch and I hope to make it up for a bit. I think the possibility of a
Katrina sighting will be high as well. If weather forecasts hold true there
might be a couple of good days ahead!

Report submitted by Levi Burford ([email protected])
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile] [Day Summary] [Month Summary]





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Subject: Carter Hill Observatory Coverage
Date: Sun Sep 15 2019 19:59 pm
From: tetamcfam AT gmail.com
 
We currently have observer/counter coverage at the Carter Hill Raptor
Observatory in Concord as follows:
Mon - AM and early PM, Wed - 9:00-4:00, Thurs - 9:00-4:00. Wed and Thurs
may have coverage until 5:00
Please come by and enjoy the migration.
Thank you, Tom McShane

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Subject: Trumpeter Swan - Yes
Date: Sun Sep 15 2019 17:46 pm
From: pyaffie AT gmail.com
 
While driving west on 101 about 5:00 tonight we saw the trumpeter swan.  We then drove to the Abe Emerson Marsh but could not see him from that angle.
Phyllis Yaffie
Deerfield

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Subject: Hummingbirds in Newbury, New London
Date: Sun Sep 15 2019 15:03 pm
From: rirotberg AT gmail.com
 
Still in Madison, also, 8 m south of Conway

On Sep 15, 2019, at 12:24 PM, Jay Pitocchelli <[email protected]> wrote:We still have Ruby-throated Hummingbirds. They were here in Newbury
yesterday (12/14/19) and this morning (12/15/19).

We also had several at the Spring Ledge nursery in New London yesterday, (12/14/19).

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli, Professor
Biology Department
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH 03102
Voice: 603 641 7397
Fax: 603 222 4012

http://www.anselm.edu/Academic...
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Subject: Hummingbirds in Newbury, New London
Date: Sun Sep 15 2019 11:24 am
From: jpitocch AT gmail.com
 
We still have  Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.  They were here in Newbury 
yesterday (12/14/19) and this morning (12/15/19).

We also had several at the Spring Ledge nursery in New London yesterday, (12/14/19).

Dr. Jay Pitocchelli, Professor
Biology Department
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, NH 03102
Voice: 603 641 7397
Fax: 603 222 4012
http://www.anselm.edu/Academic...
Blog: http://mourningwarbler.blogspo...

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Subject: Black Skimmers
Date: Sun Sep 15 2019 10:05 am
From: etnorton AT gmail.com
 
Thanks to Martha for pointing them out.  They began circling around the harbor then flew over us and out to the ocean at 11.

Ed Norton
Newmarket

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Subject: Black Skimmers
Date: Sun Sep 15 2019 9:43 am
From: quilter.martha AT gmail.com
 
There are currently THREE Black Simmers in Hampton Harbor at the parking area just south of the Yankee Coop. They™re on the sand along the row of houses that sticks out in the bay.
Martha WilsonDober




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Subject: Re: Carter Hill Observatory Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 15 2019 7:17 am
From: marka413 AT gmail.com
 
I would like to join anyone going to the Carter Hill Observatory. Is there
a way to be notified of any activities at the observatory? My name is Mark
Anderson, I live in Henniker and my email is [email protected] Thank You

On Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 9:50:58 PM UTC-4, Tom McShane wrote:
>
> Due to the latest weather report predicting rain, I will be at the
> observatory on Fri 9/13 and not Thurs.
> Tom McShane

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Subject: Black Skimmer in Hampton
Date: Sun Sep 15 2019 7:03 am
From: smirick AT comcast.net
 
One Skimmer continues in Hampton Harbor.  Visible from Yankee Fisherman's Coop.


Steve Mirick
Bradford MA


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Subject: Rumney Transfer Station birds
Date: Sat Sep 14 2019 21:31 pm
From: fisherwoods AT gmail.com
 
While dealing with the trash at the transfer station midday:
An adult Bald Eagle flew by.
Then around the fringes
6 Indigo Buntings all young birds
2 White-throated Sparrows first of the fall
2 Song Sparrows
6 Chipping Sparrows
3 Tennessee Warblers
2 male Back-throated Blue Warblers
1 Black-throated Green Warblers
1 Blackpoll Warbler
1 Pine Warbler
2 Wilson™s Warblers
10+ unidentified.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird still at home.

John R Williams
Rumney

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Subject: NH Coast (Black Skimmers, Caspian Terns, Lark Sparrow, Hudsonian Godwit, lots of Lesser Black-backed Gulls)
Date: Sat Sep 14 2019 18:20 pm
From: smirick AT comcast.net
 
Great day on the coast today. Moderate to strong SW winds, shifting to 
S and SSE with overcast all day and showers. The turbulent weather
brought some nice birds.

BLACK SKIMMER - Two flying past Bicentennial park in Hampton and then
later two (likely the same birds) in Hampton harbor. No doubt a result
of Hurricane Dorian which brought a huge number of skimmers north and
dumped them in Nova Scotia along with a variety of southern terns.
Let's hope more show up! The two in Hampton harbor stuck around all day
and were still there as it started getting dark at 5:30. My first in NH
since 2013.

CASPIAN TERN - 16 Migrating south!! Nice migration with birds moving in
group sizes of 1,2,7,3,2,1. And I think we missed a few that Ben
Griffith and Robbie Prieto saw. Not sure if Caspian Terns were carried
northward with the hurricane or if these are normal fall migrants from
Newfoundland. My 4th highest count for NH. (41 on 10/1/08, 30 on
10/4/97, 25 on 9/13/15)

FORSTER'S TERN - 8 migrating south! Group of 6 with a single Caspian
Tern and then a group of 2.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL - Somewhere between 18 and 20 birds! My 2nd
highest count for NH (4/16/18). Mostly adults, but several juveniles
and one 1st summer bird.

LAUGHING GULL - Somewhere around 43 birds. Tough to count. Some moving
north, some south, some on the rocks. But lots around!

HUDSONIAN GODWIT - 1 very distant bird later in afternoon in Hampton
Harbor. Finally lifted up and flew south! Fortunately a few birders
got to see it. Hudsonian Godwits have been notoriously difficult to
find in recent years.

Steve & Jane Mirick
Bradford, MA




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Subject: Dickcissels, Concord
Date: Sat Sep 14 2019 16:43 pm
From: rsuomala2 AT comcast.net
 
At least two at the Community Gardens just now.Becky Suomala




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Subject: Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (14 Sep 2019) 2 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 14 2019 16:40 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2019SpeciesDay's CountMonth TotalSeason TotalBlack Vulture000Turkey Vulture000Osprey16465Bald Eagle03232Northern Harrier033Sharp-shinned Hawk0101103Cooper's Hawk088Northern Goshawk011Red-shouldered Hawk011Broad-winged Hawk026402642Red-tailed Hawk000Rough-legged Hawk000Golden Eagle000American Kestrel12929Merlin01010Peregrine Falcon022Unknown Accipiter044Unknown Buteo055Unknown Falcon000Unknown Eagle000Unknown Raptor01111Total:229112916

Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total observation time: 7 hoursOfficial CounterLevi Burford, Phil BrownObservers: Andre Moraes, Jim McCoy, Levi Burford, Phil Brown


Visitors:
77 visitors came to the watch today including two groups from Mass Audubon
totaling 11 folks. Even after the rain set in and visibility degraded,
folks were coming down to ask questions, quite engaged!

Weather:
There was some visibility this morning allowing us to see any movement.
However, there was a strong wind from the south that would have been tough
for birds to fight against. Temps remained pretty cool and coupled with the
rain that came between 12:15 and 1:15, it felt pretty raw. A good soup day!

Raptor Observations:
Not much on the move today. 1 American Kestrel was detected for just a
fraction of a second as it popped up above the trees and dropped back down.
1 Osprey came off the right (east) side of North Pack and streamed into the
valley below.

In addition to the migrants noted the following non-migrants were observed:
2 Turkey Vulture, 1 Broad-winged Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
The warbler flock came around several times today. In it we spotted at
least 2 Cape May Warbler, at least one Blackpoll Warbler, 6 Yellow-rumped
Warblers, 3 Red-eyed Vireos, and at least 3 Golden-crowned Kinglets. There
were Black-capped Chickadees and Dark-eyed Juncos as well. Phil and I were
doing the big sit and, all in all, it was a disappointing showing. The wind
was just too strong for decent warblering.

Predictions:
Tomorrow has potential for being another big day for Broad-winged hawk
migration. Light winds in the morning from the west and slightly from the
north might brings some numbers by the watch. The wind looks to intensify
through the day and we'll see what that brings.

Report submitted by Levi Burford ([email protected])
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile] [Day Summary] [Month Summary]





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Subject: Black Skimmers - Yes
Date: Sat Sep 14 2019 11:33 am
From: jacksonwrxt89 AT gmail.com
 
Scott Heron and I just had them flying over the harbor. Seen from the south side of the Yankee Fisherman™s Coop in Seabrook. 

-Dylan Jackson
Goshen

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Subject: Black Skimmers
Date: Sat Sep 14 2019 11:11 am
From: pkursewicz AT myfairpoint.net
 
Wow that is awesome. Is this a first for NH?

We were at Hampton harbor latter on in the afternoon, around 6:00 pm (low
tide). Saw the usual, Gulls, Black-bellied Plovers, and many smaller shore
birds on the flats. It was such a nice day we decided to walk on Seabrook
beach along the water line. The highlight there was a Peregrine Falcon
flying over us going North to South. Then as we headed back to our vehicle,
walking by some cottages, the Falcon flew over us again going South to
North.

We actually started our day on Plumb Island, at the Parker River Reserve.
The highlight there was seeing (and taking some ok pictures) of a Hudsonian
Godwit. A lifetime bird for us. Hopefully it will make it's way into NH.

Paul & Lynn
Epping, NH

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Sent: Saturday, September 14, 2019 9:29 AM
Subject: [NHBirds] Black Skimmers


> Jane and I had 2 Black Skimmers moving south offshore from Bicentennial
> Park in Hampton at about 9:10 am. No doubt vagrants carried north by
> Dorian.
>
>
> Steve Mirick
> Bradford MA
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Subject: Skimmers in Hampton Harbor now
Date: Sat Sep 14 2019 9:23 am
From: rsuomala2 AT comcast.net
 
We just had 2 skimmers flying around the harbor. We lost them towards the north end by the marina.Becky Suomala




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Subject: 2 Lark Sparrows in Rye
Date: Sat Sep 14 2019 9:00 am
From: smirick AT comcast.net
 
Pam Hunt reports 2 Lark Sparrows from rent near bathrooms at Odiorne.


Steve Mirick
Bradford MA


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Subject: Black Skimmers
Date: Sat Sep 14 2019 8:29 am
From: smirick AT comcast.net
 
Jane and I had 2 Black Skimmers moving south offshore from Bicentennial
Park in Hampton at about 9:10 am. No doubt vagrants carried north by Dorian.


Steve Mirick
Bradford MA


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Subject: Carter Hill Observatory (13 Sep 2019) 1082 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 13 2019 18:57 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2019SpeciesDay's CountMonth TotalSeason TotalBlack Vulture000Turkey Vulture111Osprey566Bald Eagle555Northern Harrier111Sharp-shinned Hawk000Cooper's Hawk222Northern Goshawk000Red-shouldered Hawk000Broad-winged Hawk106611511151Red-tailed Hawk000Rough-legged Hawk000Golden Eagle111American Kestrel111Merlin000Peregrine Falcon000Unknown Accipiter000Unknown Buteo000Unknown Falcon000Unknown Eagle000Unknown Raptor000Total:108211681168

Observation end time: 15:15:00 Total observation time: 7.25 hoursOfficial CounterTom McShaneObservers: Dave Lipsy, Dick DeSeve, Kathleen Brockett, Robert Vallieres, Steven Whitney, Tom Brewton


Visitors:
The beautiful weather brought 70 visitors to the sight. Extra binoculars
were shared and adults and children were able to watch 2 adult Bald Eagle
soaring together.

Weather:
Clear skies with winds initially calm and shifting slightly from N to S.
Temp range from 54f-66f. Skies stayed mostly clear for the majority of the
observation. Visibility to the Franconia Range.

Raptor Observations:
Many kettles of BW Hawks in the first hour. Shift in wind direction coming
from the south at 10am slowed the activity. Golden Eagle identified by
Robert Vallieres slightly after 2pm.

Non-raptor Observations:
Total of 12 observers contributed to the count today.

Report submitted by Tom McShane ()
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Subject: Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (13 Sep 2019) 2355 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 13 2019 18:52 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2019SpeciesDay's CountMonth TotalSeason TotalBlack Vulture000Turkey Vulture000Osprey106364Bald Eagle123232Northern Harrier033Sharp-shinned Hawk30101103Cooper's Hawk688Northern Goshawk011Red-shouldered Hawk011Broad-winged Hawk226726402642Red-tailed Hawk000Rough-legged Hawk000Golden Eagle000American Kestrel162828Merlin31010Peregrine Falcon022Unknown Accipiter344Unknown Buteo355Unknown Falcon000Unknown Eagle000Unknown Raptor51111Total:235529092914

Observation end time: 16:30:00 Total observation time: 9.25 hoursOfficial CounterLevi BurfordObservers: Cal Peterka, Henry Walters, Jeannie Peterka, Jerry Coffey, Mark Timmerman, Meade Cadot, Mike Gebo, Steve Mirick, Tom Baillio


Visitors:
83 folks made it to the watch today. Most hung out for a while! I was
excited to have 30 third grade students from Peterborough Elementary School
come to hear about hawks and even see a few.

Weather:
Light wind from the northeast died down to next to nothing offering puffs
from all directions today. Temps remained cool but the sun™s strength
kept us warm as we watched the show.

Raptor Observations:
As I walked across the parking lot to the trail that leads to the watch,
this morning, I noticed an accipiter already flying. My pace quickened and
I began noticing more birds, not accipiters, flying above the platform. I
was early but not early enough today.

Broad-winged Hawks were flying in loose kettles in the wind-driven uplift.
15 to 50 birds at a time (and one kettle of more than 300) they glided just
over my head making for easy identification but difficult counting as
kettle melted into kettle. As help started arriving the birds pulled back
to a little more respectful distance. It wound up being a great flight
early in the day before trickling off mid-day. More than 2200 Broad-winged
hawks were counted and a few other birds.

I want to thank everyone who helped today. I thank you for bearing with me.
This was the first time I have been in the position of official counter in
a situation where the flight is heavy, sporadic, and widely spaced with a
moderately large number of observers. As the official counter it was
important for me to keep track of the kettles coming and going as well as
other birds that are moving through on different flight paths. I tried to
listen to all of you to gauge where birds were flying. Your observations
were valuable and I hope you didn™t slighted when I didn™t jump on your
observations of Turkey Vultures or Ravens.

Non-migrants observed today in addition to those migrants noted above: 8
Turkey Vultures, 2 Red-tailed Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Other migrants of the day:
1 Common Loon seen high-flying
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds
6 Tree Swallows

The warbler and vireo flock, today, consisted of 3 Northern Parula, 1 Cape
May Warbler, 1 Black-and-white Warbler, 1 Nashville Warbler, 6
Yellow-rumped Warblers, 1 Red-eyed Vireo, and 1 Blue-headed Vireo.

Detected this evening with nice looks for some was a young male
Rose-breasted Grosbeak squeaking away in a tree near the platform. I
thought someone was messing around so it took a while to register the
classic squeaky basketball shoes call.

The rarity of the day was a Steve Mirick sighted somewhere between 11:00
and 11:30. He must™ve been blown inland by the east winds. I™m not sure
if photo documentation was procured but as is good practice of good birders
I drew this detailed picture of him before the mental image got stale.
Well, staler.



Predictions:
Forecasts seem to disagree with each other a little. It appears like there
is a possibility of showers mid-day on Saturday. One thing that they really
do agree on is a wind from the south. This is not usually a good sign but
we shall see what tomorrow brings.

Report submitted by Levi Burford ([email protected])
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org
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Subject: Broad-wings continue at Pack
Date: Fri Sep 13 2019 9:10 am
From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com
 
Up to 1500 birds already this morning.

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Subject: Hooksett...4 broadwings and 1 sharpie in about 20 minutes. All single birds no kettles yet......
Date: Fri Sep 13 2019 8:55 am
From: rgsweet AT comcast.net
 
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Subject: Broad Wings Carter Hill
Date: Fri Sep 13 2019 8:30 am
From: tetamcfam AT gmail.com
 
Over 200 already, some very close in. Carter Hill Orchard in Concord.
Tom McShane

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Subject: Broad-wings on the move now
Date: Fri Sep 13 2019 7:57 am
From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com
 
Over 200 reported from Pack already this morning. It should be an excellent day to watch hawks.

Phil Brown
Hancock NH

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Subject: Dickcissel, Concord
Date: Fri Sep 13 2019 6:56 am
From: rsuomala2 AT comcast.net
 
1 very pale Dickcissel at the Community Gardens with House Sparrows. It was in the mid-section of the gardens near the two taller trees close to the road.
A few warblers but not many other migrants.
Becky Suomala




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Subject: Plum Island field trip tomorrow and more
Date: Fri Sep 13 2019 6:16 am
From: jimkegley AT comcast.net
 
The Nashaway Chapter of NH Audubon has a field trip tomorrow. Later this month, there will also be a Ponemah Bog walk, and Beaver Brook is holding its Fall Festival. Details below:
Field Trip to Plum Island, Saturday, September 14, 2019,7am-4:30pm
Parker River National Wildlife Refuse occupies the Southern 7 miles of Plum Island.We will be looking for migrating songbirds, late shorebirds and early ducks.Bring a lunch for the day. (NOTE: there is a $5/car entrance fee and pets are not allowed on the refuge).Meet at the Exit 7 Park & Ride, on the hill behind Fireside Inn and Suites in Nashua orcontact Richard Bielawski for directions [email protected]com
Ponemah Bog Autumn Plant & Bird Walk, Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:30-11:30am
(Rain date Sunday, Sept. 29, 9:30 “ 11:30am). Bogs and fens contain communities of plants uniquely adapted to thrive in a challenging aquatic environment. They also support a variety of bird species by providing food and habitat. Join plant professional Doug Gagne on a walk to learn more about bogs and fens, including the plants which inhabit them. Christine Sheridan will accompany us to spot and identify birds typically found at the bog, along with migratory flocks passing through. Bring binoculars and a magnifying lens if you have them as well as a notebook and a camera. Dress appropriately for the weather. We'll be walking on a boardwalk, so boots aren't necessary. For more information, contact Phil Brown 224-9909 ext. 334 [email protected]
Fall Festival atBeaver Brook Association, Hollis, September 28 and 29
Beaver Brook Association is holding a great fall event you may be interested in attending. Here is the page for informationhttps://www.beaverbrook.org/fa...
Jim Kegley
Nashaway Chapter Newsletter Editor



Subject: Re: OT: Bird-themed latte art
Date: Fri Sep 13 2019 3:30 am
From: evynathan AT comcast.net
 
Love it! Thanks

On Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11:12:02 AM UTC-4, Cliff Otto wrote:
>
> By a woman in Japan: https://www.atlasobscura.com/a...
>
> Visited Carter Hill yesterday afternoon, not a lot of activity during the
> hour I was there...westerly winds.
>
> Clifford Otto
> Manchester
>

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Subject: Coast from Hampton to Rye
Date: Thu Sep 12 2019 18:19 pm
From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com
 
On the way up the coast today.
Not too many birds .

Lots of seagulls




In the Marsh across from Rye Harbor on the curve in the road.




1...Non breeding adult Snowy egret.

2...Great Blue Herons

2...great Egret....One flying

2 ..Common Mergansers







Such a beautiful evening.

Very clear.




Bill Perry from Hampstead, NH








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Subject: Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (12 Sep 2019) 0 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 12 2019 17:19 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2019SpeciesDay's CountMonth TotalSeason TotalBlack Vulture000Turkey Vulture000Osprey05354Bald Eagle02020Northern Harrier033Sharp-shinned Hawk07173Cooper's Hawk022Northern Goshawk011Red-shouldered Hawk011Broad-winged Hawk0373375Red-tailed Hawk000Rough-legged Hawk000Golden Eagle000American Kestrel01212Merlin077Peregrine Falcon022Unknown Accipiter011Unknown Buteo022Unknown Falcon000Unknown Eagle000Unknown Raptor066Total:0554559

Observation end time: 10:00:00 Total observation time: 2 hoursOfficial CounterLevi BurfordObservers:


Visitors:
4 visitors checked out the board and asked a couple of questions. Hardy
hikers.

Weather:
The skies showed promise this morning as I arrived at the summit. However,
within 15 minutes I had lost visibility of North Pack and it started to
drizzle. Visibility came and went. Mostly went. At 11:00 (10 EST) I pulled
the plug.

The radar showed possible clearing around 3 so went up for 2:15 and found
the same fog bank as before.

Raptor Observations:
No raptors in migration today.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 migrant Ruby-throated Hummingbird. The only migrant observed today.

Not a great day for raptors, however, it was pretty great for warblers. I
was reminded of how much I love Pack Monadnock in a light rain as I was
standing there with three Cape Mays just beyond arms reach. One was
spectacularly colored still and the other two weren't fully drab.

Also on the list of warblers was a Common Yellowthroat foraging nearby.

I finally got a view of the WInter Wren. No binocs needed!

Predictions:
Well, it doesn't look like rain but the winds look to come from the east.
Looks like full sun and cooler temperatures. If the winds stay down maybe
we can get some thermal action and resulting Broad-winged action. Compared
to today, I will take anything!

Report submitted by Levi Burford ([email protected])
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile] [Day Summary] [Month Summary]





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Subject: 2 peregrine falcons Horseshoe Pond Concord
Date: Thu Sep 12 2019 15:55 pm
From: dlv AT comcast.net
 
Now ... perched in craggy tree across from the next building down from #70.

Debbie/Boscawen


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Subject: Carter Hill Observatory (10 Sep 2019) 86 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 12 2019 15:10 pm
From: reports AT hawkcount.org
 
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2019SpeciesDay's CountMonth TotalSeason TotalBlack Vulture000Turkey Vulture000Osprey111Bald Eagle000Northern Harrier000Sharp-shinned Hawk000Cooper's Hawk000Northern Goshawk000Red-shouldered Hawk000Broad-winged Hawk858585Red-tailed Hawk000Rough-legged Hawk000Golden Eagle000American Kestrel000Merlin000Peregrine Falcon000Unknown Accipiter000Unknown Buteo000Unknown Falcon000Unknown Eagle000Unknown Raptor000Total:868686

Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 6.75 hoursOfficial CounterTom McShaneObservers: Bob Quinn, Dave Lipsy, Kathy Bennett, Steven Whitney


Visitors:
total of 40-50 which included students from St. Paul's Academy.

Weather:
Temperature range from 54f-66f. Winds light and initially from the NW. At
10:00 winds shifted to S and then SSW. Initial cloud cover 40% and
increased to 100% by 11:00. Cloud deck low.

Raptor Observations:
9:25 first BW observed and a total of 66 in the next hour. However with the
wind direction change and increase cloud cover the activity slowed. Osprey
seen during the last hour of observation.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non migrating raptors include 1 ss, 2 adult BE and one Merlin.

Report submitted by Tom McShane ()
More information at hawkcount.org: [Site Profile] [Day Summary] [Month Summary]





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Subject: OT: Bird-themed latte art
Date: Thu Sep 12 2019 10:12 am
From: bye.bye.nh.birdy AT gmail.com
 
By a woman in Japan:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/a...
Visited Carter Hill yesterday afternoon, not a lot of activity during the hour I was there...westerly winds.
Clifford OttoManchester




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Subject: Capital Chpt. FT: White Farm & Community Gardens (09/22)
Date: Thu Sep 12 2019 9:33 am
From: steph AT ttlc.net
 
Field Trip: White Farm and Community GardensDate: Sunday, September 22, 7:00-10:00 a.m.
Late September often offers a good mix of species of migrants, and this trip will visit two popular birding spots right off Clinton Street in Concord. We'll meet at White Farm (144 Clinton Street - park in open area immediately to your left after turning off the main road) and walk the trails there, and shift to the community gardens along Birch Street as time and interest permit. Contact Pam Hunt 753-9137 (evenings) or [email protected]



Subject: Concords nighthawks: 303
Date: Thu Sep 12 2019 9:27 am
From: zekecornell AT gmail.com
 
September 11th is getting late for nighthawk migration, but the SW winds with temps in the 80's looked favorable, so three of us did one last watch. It turned out to be a good flight. The season total was 3,930.
I would like to thank Kathleen Brockett, Bob Quinn, Jane Kolias, Chris Duffy, and Mark Suomala for leading the watch, while I was pursuing pelagic birds in California.
Zeke CornellBow, NH




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Subject: Capital Chpt. FT: White Farm & Community Gardens (09/22)
Date: Thu Sep 12 2019 8:05 am
From: steph AT ttlc.net
 
Field Trip: White Farm and Community GardensDate: Sunday, September 22, 7:00-10:00 a.m.
Late September often offers a good mix of species of migrants, and this trip will visit two popular birding spots right off Clinton Street in Concord. We'll meet at White Farm (144 Clinton Street - park in open area immediately to your left after turning off the main road) and walk the trails there, and shift to the community gardens along Birch Street as time and interest permit. Contact Pam Hunt 753-9137 (evenings) or [email protected]



Subject: Carter Hill Raptor Observatory Schedule
Date: Wed Sep 11 2019 20:54 pm
From: tetamcfam AT gmail.com
 
Due to the latest weather report predicting rain I will not be at the observatory on Thurs. I will be there on Fri 9/13.
Tom McShane

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