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14 Dec: @ 10:10:11 
Littleton CBC Postponed until 22 December [David Govatski]
14 Dec: @ 09:10:28 
OT Self-Directed Tours to the Tropics [Alfred Maley]
13 Dec: @ 22:47:09 
Re: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way [Robert Rotberg]
13 Dec: @ 20:06:14 
Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way [D D]
13 Dec: @ 19:54:41 
Re: Re: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way [Linda M. Charron]
13 Dec: @ 19:26:10 
Re: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way [Jennifer Frost -Dunbarton]
13 Dec: @ 18:45:24 
Bears in Bradford [Jill Thompson]
13 Dec: @ 18:04:34 
Re: Red tailed hawk today [Chris Heys]
13 Dec: @ 17:53:08 
Red tailed hawk today [Jane Rice]
13 Dec: @ 16:58:53 
FW: Re: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way ['h_titus98' via NHBirds]
13 Dec: @ 16:49:04 
Blue Jays in Sutton [Fred Sladen]
13 Dec: @ 16:28:43 
Re: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way [Gail Coffey]
13 Dec: @ 12:05:17 
Blue Grosbeak in Barrington [birdrecords]
13 Dec: @ 09:23:38 
Northern Shrike in Bedford [birdrecords]
13 Dec: @ 08:28:32 
A few Milan & Pittsburg Birds [Susan Wrisley]
13 Dec: @ 07:51:10 
Re: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way [Carolyn Payzant]
13 Dec: @ 07:45:01 
Catbird continues in Concord [Pam Hunt]
13 Dec: @ 06:02:21 
Re: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way [Chris Heys]
13 Dec: @ 05:37:38 
Re: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way [Peter Trull]
12 Dec: @ 22:36:50 
RE: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way [Bob Crowley]
12 Dec: @ 22:13:43 
Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way ['Blake Allison' via NHBirds]
12 Dec: @ 15:19:07 
Re: Winter Wren [Scott Spangenberg]
12 Dec: @ 10:47:24 
snow goose odiorne state park rye [DEBRA M POWERS]
11 Dec: @ 22:12:20 
Goldfinch, winter bird bath [Jennifer Frost -Dunbarton]
11 Dec: @ 15:45:51 
Snowy Owl - Seabrook Marsh [Susan Wrisley]
11 Dec: @ 13:02:40 
Re: Winter Wren ['Phil Brown' via NHBirds]
11 Dec: @ 12:56:34 
Winter Wren [Ken Klapper]
11 Dec: @ 11:58:40 
Bluebirds at McLane Ctr in Concord [Christian Martin]
10 Dec: @ 20:48:56 
***NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter Wednesday December 11, 2019 Program - Some Like it Hot: Birding Costa Rica from the Mountains to the Pacific Rain Forest*** [bikenbird via NHBirds]
10 Dec: @ 14:05:30 
Catbird in Concord ['Phil Brown' via NHBirds]
10 Dec: @ 10:11:09 
Oh those Winter Birds! [birdrecords]
10 Dec: @ 06:58:56 
Nashua-Hollis CBC prep [Jim Kegley]
10 Dec: @ 06:07:27 
Re: I totally forgot [Chris Heys]
09 Dec: @ 21:52:59 
worth waiting for.... [D D]
09 Dec: @ 21:42:56 
I totally forgot [Ducky Darrick]
09 Dec: @ 20:33:15 
worth waiting for.... [JM Maher]
09 Dec: @ 20:30:09 
Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, December 9, 2019 [Mark Suomala]
09 Dec: @ 13:44:31 
More Lakes Region half-hardies & more [Ken Klapper]
09 Dec: @ 09:18:22 
Blue Birds in Ashland [k chamberlin]
09 Dec: @ 08:35:15 
Re: Western Tanager - YES [JM Maher]
09 Dec: @ 08:23:15 
Western Tanager - YES [Steve Mirick]
09 Dec: @ 08:19:40 
Western Tanager in Plaistow [Roger Frieden]
08 Dec: @ 19:03:31 
6 Tree Swallow CONTINUE in Seabrook [Stephen Mirick]
08 Dec: @ 17:20:07 
Hermit Thrush @ Meredith RCKI spot [Ken Klapper]
08 Dec: @ 16:49:49 
Western Tanager [Aaronian, Richard S.]
08 Dec: @ 16:36:24 
no western tanager for us [JM Maher]
08 Dec: @ 12:44:28 
American Golden Plover [Hale, Stephen]
07 Dec: @ 21:39:07 
Re: Western Tanager, Plaistow [Jennifer Frost -Dunbarton]
07 Dec: @ 11:02:05 
Western Tanager, Plaistow - Continuing [Susan Wrisley]
07 Dec: @ 05:57:00 
Isles of Shoals CBC - January 1 [Benjamin Griffith]





Subject: Littleton CBC Postponed until 22 December
Date: Sat Dec 14 2019 10:10 am
From: david.govatski AT gmail.com
 
The Littleton Christmas Bird Count has been postponed from 15 December to 22 December due to predicted strong winds and gusts to 40 mph, forecast for the 15th. A number of our walking routes are in forests susceptible to blowdowns, and the risk analysis indicated we should wait for more favorable weather. 

Bird numbers and species in the North Country are still low. We have a large number of blue jays this winter reported from local bird feeders. Goldfinches are the other common species being seen. I saw about twenty white-winged crossbills in the Northeast Kingdom of VT on Thursday.

Here at our feeders in Jefferson, we also have a few purple finches and pine siskins. Two ruffed grouse have been regular visitors at dawn and dusk feeding on fine cracked corn. We have had a female bobcat show up twice in the past week checking out our red squirrels. I was able to get some nice photos through the window panes. I have heard of four reports of black bears still being seen in Carroll, Randolph, Whitefield, and Groveton. The alternating extremes of weather must be confusing to wildlife.

David Govatski
Jefferson, NH

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Subject: OT Self-Directed Tours to the Tropics
Date: Sat Dec 14 2019 9:10 am
From: alfredmaley AT gmail.com
 
I™ve long believed that ecotourism, especially birding tours or aveturismo, is important for the long term protection of our neotropical migrants on their wintering grounds. Even if you set aside a reserve, if none of the locals benefit economically from them, the reserves won™t do well for long.

Big-name tours advance this goal, but they are often out of the reach of many, or their hurried pace and competition for the "big list" is not everyone™s cup of tea. The biggest reason for their high cost is the need to bring a well-known leader along to charm the tour participants. Mind you, many participants enjoy the attention, and even go as far to follow certain leaders wherever they might go. But the need to make a profit, pay the salaries of the leader, health insurance, etc. make the cost of those tours roughly double what is paid to the local tour operator to actually run the tour.

Self-directed tours are what happens when you contact the local tour operator and ask them to set up a tour for you, visiting some of the places the name tours do, but tailored to your desired pace and interests. That™s what Danger Tours has done for over fifty years and it™s what we did for our recent trip to Guatemala.

Several people from the list have asked me What does it cost? That™s hard to answer precisely as our tour went to some obscure places that might not appeal to everyone. So I asked our Guatemalan tour operator (Operador Latino) to given me a budget for a tour consisting of four nights at the Las Guacamayas Biological Station, four nights at the Jungle Lodge at Tikal, and an optional four night extension to the Los Tarrales Nature Reserve. I asked for a per person breakdown for 1, 2 and 3 people, to show how certain fixed costs become reasonable when shared. Note that the first and last nights always require an overnight stay in Guatemala City (included) to connect with arriving and departing flights. Prices are PPDO and do not include lunch and dinner at Tikal where a variety of restaurants are available. Otherwise B is included as are all meals at Guacas and Tarrales, plus guides for half or full day at all locations.

Guacamayas and Tikal (Jungle Lodge) 10 nights

1 2 3 SS
$ 3,250 $2,365 $2,105 $327

Los Tarrales Extension 4 nights

$1,560 $1,110 $955 $86

This gives you an idea. Your costs would vary depending on how many days you finally ended up staying at each of these places. Not everyone is retired with all the time in the world.

Longtime, reliable tour operators skilled at birding tours now exist in most Latin American Countries. Birding Ecuador (Carmen Bustamante), Honduran Birding (Alex Alvarado) are two that come to mind, but there are usually one or two excellent ones in most countries.

Spanish is NOT a prerequisite to go on a private tour, but some phrases are helpful to know. That said, ALL the local bird guides know the English names for the birds in their areas and many are quite fluent in English. So this Winter, when the cold winds blow and you™re wondering where the Wood Thrushes and Hooded Warblers are, make plans to go (way) South to see them!

Al Maley
Hampstead, NH




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Subject: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 22:47 pm
From: rirotberg AT gmail.com
 
Seems a very similar list on a daily basis for S. Lexington, MA. Plus red bellied woodpeckers, the occasional Carolina Jay, hordes of house finches, many white throated sparrows and a few song sparrows.
Robert Rotberg

On Dec 13, 2019, at 8:54 PM, Linda M. Charron <[email protected]> wrote:

Every day I have about 6 blue jays at my feeder. 4 to 6 chickadees, 10 or 12 juncos, 4 or 5 tufted titmice, 4 goldfinches, 1 downy woodpecker and 1 hairy, 2 or 3 mourning doves. a Male and a female cardinal come to the feeder every day.


Yesterday had about 10 cedar waxwings in my ornamental pear tree. They came together, fed for about 20 min. then they all left together. So fun to watch.



Linda Charron

10 Pearson Lane

New Boston, NH

Cell: 603 470-7037

Home: 603 487-3760


On Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:26:07 -0800 (PST), Jennifer Frost -Dunbarton <[email protected]> wrote:



Blake,
I have 4 Bluejays, recently appeared.None since last fall.

4 Mourning Doves

several Tufted Titmice

Several of White Breasted Nut hatches, more than I have ever had at once

though sadly one died in a window strike last week.

pair Red bellied woodpeckers

Downy & Hairy woodpeckers

Pair of Cardinals that rarely comes

20 re-appearing Goldfinch after having left mid fall

rare Chickadees (recently re-appeared)

1 Pileated seen close to house often

Our heated birdbath is in constant use

We have dotted the yard with winter roost shelters

with straw.

first time in 25 yrs have not seen a bear in the fall

Jenn in middle of the woods,Dunbarton


On Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 11:13:42 PM UTC-5, Blake wrote:




Today had a season high, at the feeder count, of nine blue jays. Might be the highest count dating back to before the 2018 count season. Need to research. What are other people finding at heir feeders?



Best wishes,



Blake


Lyme, NH 03768-3400











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Subject: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 20:06 pm
From: deedemail AT gmail.com
 
The Beatles reference got my attention. :-)  In Derry, we are regularly getting 4-6 Blue Jays at the feeders.

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Subject: Re: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 19:54 pm
From: clinda912 AT myfairpoint.net
 
Every day I have about 6 blue jays at my feeder. 4 to 6 chickadees, 10 or 12 juncos, 4 or 5 tufted titmice, 4 goldfinches, 1 downy woodpecker and 1 hairy, 2 or 3 mourning doves. a Male and a female cardinal come to the feeder every day.


Yesterday had about 10 cedar waxwings in my ornamental pear tree. They came together, fed for about 20 min. then they all left together. So fun to watch.



Linda Charron

10 Pearson Lane

New Boston, NH

Cell: 603 470-7037

Home: 603 487-3760


On Fri, 13 Dec 2019 17:26:07 -0800 (PST), Jennifer Frost -Dunbarton <[email protected]> wrote:



Blake,
I have 4 Bluejays, recently appeared.None since last fall.

4 Mourning Doves

several Tufted Titmice

Several of White Breasted Nut hatches, more than I have ever had at once

though sadly one died in a window strike last week.

pair Red bellied woodpeckers

Downy & Hairy woodpeckers

Pair of Cardinals that rarely comes

20 re-appearing Goldfinch after having left mid fall

rare Chickadees (recently re-appeared)

1 Pileated seen close to house often

Our heated birdbath is in constant use

We have dotted the yard with winter roost shelters

with straw.

first time in 25 yrs have not seen a bear in the fall

Jenn in middle of the woods,Dunbarton


On Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 11:13:42 PM UTC-5, Blake wrote:




Today had a season high, at the feeder count, of nine blue jays. Might be the highest count dating back to before the 2018 count season. Need to research. What are other people finding at heir feeders?



Best wishes,



Blake


Lyme, NH 03768-3400













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Subject: Re: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 19:26 pm
From: jennfrost67 AT gmail.com
 
Blake,
I have 4 Bluejays, recently appeared.None since last fall.
4 Mourning Doves
several Tufted Titmice
Several of White Breasted Nut hatches, more than I have ever had at once
though sadly one died in a window strike last week.
pair Red bellied woodpeckers
Downy & Hairy woodpeckers
Pair of Cardinals that rarely comes
20 re-appearing Goldfinch after having left mid fall
rare Chickadees (recently re-appeared)
1 Pileated seen close to house often
Our heated birdbath is in constant use
We have dotted the yard with winter roost shelters
with straw.
first time in 25 yrs have not seen a bear in the fall
Jenn in middle of the woods,Dunbarton

On Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 11:13:42 PM UTC-5, Blake wrote:
>
> Today had a season high, at the feeder count, of nine blue jays. Might be
> the highest count dating back to before the 2018 count season. Need to
> research. What are other people finding at heir feeders?
>
> Best wishes,
>
> Blake
> Lyme, NH 03768-3400
>
>
>
>

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Subject: Bears in Bradford
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 18:45 pm
From: jilllvscts53 AT sbcglobal.net
 
I thought it was safe to put out my bird feeders (finally!) but yesterday,
4 of them were missing in action and there were copious LARGE bear prints
all around. I followed the tracks into our woods and found 2 of the
feeders. So, what's up? If it is a male that isn't getting the
hibernation memo, when is he likely to hibernate? I see that a few others
have had bears...

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Subject: Red tailed hawk today
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 18:04 pm
From: chris.p.heys AT gmail.com
 
I had one in Peterborough today too. My first in weeks.
Chris HeysJaffrey

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On Dec 13, 2019, at 6:53 PM, Jane Rice <[email protected]> wrote:





Seen this morning on Ossipee Mountain Road in Moultonborough.


Jane Rice





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Subject: Red tailed hawk today
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 17:53 pm
From: moultnews AT hotmail.com
 
Seen this morning on Ossipee Mountain Road in Moultonborough.


Jane Rice





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Subject: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 16:58 pm
From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com
 
Meant to send this to the group; hit the wrong key. Sorry, Gail.

Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

-------- Original message --------From: h_titus98 <[email protected]> Date: 12/13/19 17:53 (GMT-05:00) To: [email protected] Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way
No bears here in suburban Nashua, but the seemingly resident flock of blue jays, about 8 or so, is still around. They go through the peanuts like crazy. We had noticed in the past that there seemed to be a brief time in the late autumn when the jays would disappear and then return. The same thing would happen in the latter days of winter. It was almost as if we had 2 separate populations that "time-shared". I have not seen that behavior for the past couple of years.
Howard TitusNashua


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-------- Original message --------From: Gail Coffey <[email protected]> Date: 12/13/19 17:28 (GMT-05:00) To: NHBirds <[email protected]> Subject: Re: [NHBirds] Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way
I had a bear hit our feeder in Wilton on December 12th so yes, they are still around. The tracks were quite large so assume it was a male.
Gail Coffey
Wilton, NH

On Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:51:10 AM UTC-5, Carolyn Payzant wrote:BEARS on December 13
A bear took down our feeder last night.
One of the bird food store told us the females and cubs hibernate by November and the males stay up through December.
I don't think we will put pole feeders up again in our area but we do have window feeds which gets a lot of activity. Feeders are on a second story window.
I clean theses feeders every other day and toss the excess feed on the ground...so the ground feeders are being well fed.
Carolyn PayzantHackett Hill areaPleasant Pond WayManchester
On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 6:37 AM Peter Trull <[email protected]> wrote:
NH birders,Regular 8 - 12 daily at the feeder here in woods of Brewster, Cape Cod.Peter TrullBrewster
[email protected] Comcast.net
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On Dec 12, 2019, at 11:13 PM, 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <[email protected]> wrote:

Today had a season high, at the feeder count, of nine blue jays. Might be the highest count dating back to before the 2018 count season. Need to research. What are other people finding at heir feeders?
Best wishes,

Blake
Lyme, NH 03768-3400








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Subject: Blue Jays in Sutton
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 16:49 pm
From: fwsladen AT gmail.com
 
Up until Nov 8th, I was seeing a maximum number of 5 per day. From Nov 14th, there has been a significant increase in daily sightings of blue jays, up to a daily maximum of 28. The only bird not intimidated by the jays is a female red-bellied woodpecker, who bullies the jays off the feeders aggressively. I'm still designing and building feeders to keep the jays off, yet allow the small birds (chickadees, nuthatches, woodpeckers, titmice) access. Otherwise, the little guys don't get a chance on the feeders. And I'm still trying to figure out why the red-breasted nuthatches are regular visitors at the feeders (peanut, suet, black oil), yet the white-breasted nuthatches never land on the feeders.
Fred SladenNorth Sutton





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Subject: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 16:28 pm
From: gcoffeywriter AT gmail.com
 
I had a bear hit our feeder in Wilton on December 12th so yes, they are 
still around. The tracks were quite large so assume it was a male.

Gail Coffey
Wilton, NH

On Friday, December 13, 2019 at 8:51:10 AM UTC-5, Carolyn Payzant wrote:
>
> BEARS on December 13
>
> A bear took down our feeder last night.
>
> One of the bird food store told us the females and cubs hibernate by
> November and the males stay up through December.
>
> I don't think we will put pole feeders up again in our area but we do have
> window feeds which gets a lot of activity. Feeders are on a second story
> window.
>
> I clean theses feeders every other day and toss the excess feed on the
> ground...so the ground feeders are being well fed.
>
> Carolyn Payzant
> Hackett Hill area
> Pleasant Pond Way
> Manchester
>
> On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 6:37 AM Peter Trull > wrote:
>
>> NH birders,
>> Regular 8 - 12 daily at the feeder here in woods of Brewster, Cape Cod.
>> Peter Trull
>> Brewster
>> [email protected] Comcast.net
>> Sent from my iPhone
>>
>> On Dec 12, 2019, at 11:13 PM, 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <
>> [email protected] > wrote:
>>
>>
>> Today had a season high, at the feeder count, of nine blue jays. Might be
>> the highest count dating back to before the 2018 count season. Need to
>> research. What are other people finding at heir feeders?
>>
>> Best wishes,
>>
>> Blake
>> Lyme, NH 03768-3400
>>
>>
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Subject: Blue Grosbeak in Barrington
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 12:05 pm
From: birdrecords AT nhaudubon.org
 
NH Audubon received a report with a photograph of a female Blue Grosbeak, seen at the Barrington Public Library on 11/25. The observer believes the bird is still hanging around.


Unity Dienes for NH Bird Records



Subject: Northern Shrike in Bedford
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 9:23 am
From: birdrecords AT nhaudubon.org
 
NH Audubon received a report via phone message of a Northern Shrike on a power line near the junction of Rtes 101 and 114 in Bedford. It was seen on the morning of December 12.


Unity Dienes for NH Bird Records



Subject: A few Milan & Pittsburg Birds
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 8:28 am
From: swrisley13 AT gmail.com
 
I took a drive up to Milan yesterday and had one Evening Grosbeak on Chickwolnepy Rd. It was in the trees across the road and a little before the house with the feeders. There may have been a second one, but I didn't get a good look at it before they flew off. I also had 4 Red Crossbills gritting on the road with Purple Finches and Goldfinches. 

In Pittsburg, I had 2 Canada Jays at Deer Mtn Campground. as well as two that flew across the road when I was on my way there, and one more that was perched in a tree as I was leaving. I was pressed for time, and couldn't bird the area as much as I would have liked to.

Susan Wrisley, Hollis





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Subject: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 7:51 am
From: carolynpayzant AT gmail.com
 
BEARS on December 13
A bear took down our feeder last night.
One of the bird food store told us the females and cubs hibernate by November and the males stay up through December.
I don't think we will put pole feeders up again in our area but we do have window feeds which gets a lot of activity. Feeders are on a second story window.
I clean theses feeders every other day and toss the excess feed on the ground...so the ground feeders are being well fed.
Carolyn PayzantHackett Hill areaPleasant Pond WayManchester
On Fri, Dec 13, 2019 at 6:37 AM Peter Trull <[email protected]> wrote:
NH birders,Regular 8 - 12 daily at the feeder here in woods of Brewster, Cape Cod.Peter TrullBrewster
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On Dec 12, 2019, at 11:13 PM, 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <[email protected]> wrote:

Today had a season high, at the feeder count, of nine blue jays. Might be the highest count dating back to before the 2018 count season. Need to research. What are other people finding at heir feeders?
Best wishes,

Blake
Lyme, NH 03768-3400








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Subject: Catbird continues in Concord
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 7:45 am
From: biodiva AT myfairpoint.net
 
The Gray Catbird found by Phil Brown on Tuesday at the McLane Center was still there this morning. It was in the thicket along the blue trail after the short boardwalk, where the forest opens up before the old orchard. It was calling from a dense area near the bat box. There was no sign of the towhee that's also been in the area: either along Silk Farm Road or in the various thickets at the edge of the fields.


Pam Hunt

Concord



Subject: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 6:02 am
From: chris.p.heys AT gmail.com
 
BLJA numbers are up for the season, maybe 7-9 daily. WTSP numbers seem quite low, though. Sparrows numbers in general are down this year at the farm.
Still no finches.
Chris HeysJaffrey NH
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On Dec 13, 2019, at 6:37 AM, Peter Trull <[email protected]> wrote:

NH birders,Regular 8 - 12 daily at the feeder here in woods of Brewster, Cape Cod.Peter TrullBrewster
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On Dec 12, 2019, at 11:13 PM, 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <[email protected]> wrote:

Today had a season high, at the feeder count, of nine blue jays. Might be the highest count dating back to before the 2018 count season. Need to research. What are other people finding at heir feeders?
Best wishes,

Blake
Lyme, NH 03768-3400








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Subject: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way
Date: Fri Dec 13 2019 5:37 am
From: petrull AT comcast.net
 
NH birders,Regular 8 - 12 daily at the feeder here in woods of Brewster, Cape Cod.Peter TrullBrewster
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On Dec 12, 2019, at 11:13 PM, 'Blake Allison' via NHBirds <[email protected]> wrote:

Today had a season high, at the feeder count, of nine blue jays. Might be the highest count dating back to before the 2018 count season. Need to research. What are other people finding at heir feeders?
Best wishes,

Blake
Lyme, NH 03768-3400








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Subject: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 22:36 pm
From: crbob AT fairpoint.net
 
I have not had one at my feeders since July 15. They were almost a daily siting before that. I keep daily records. There have been a large decline at my feeders for months. Large amount of food in the woods?Bob Crowley
Chatham, NH
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Subject: [NHBirds] Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay WayToday had a season high, at the feeder count, of nine blue jays. Might be the highest count dating back to before the 2018 count season. Need to research. What are other people finding at heir feeders?
Best wishes,
Blake
Lyme, NH 03768-3400



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Subject: Soon Will Be the Break of Day, Sitting here on Blue Jay Way
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 22:13 pm
From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com
 
Today had a season high, at the feeder count, of nine blue jays. Might be the highest count dating back to before the 2018 count season. Need to research. What are other people finding at heir feeders?
Best wishes,

Blake
Lyme, NH 03768-3400



Subject: Winter Wren
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 15:19 pm
From: sjspangenberg AT gmail.com
 
And I found one at the back of our property today (Thursday, December 12), in the marsh that forms the outflow from Damon Pond. It was scolding me, perhaps being outside without binoculars or camera.

Scott Spangenberg
Amherst, NH

> On Dec 11, 2019, at 1:55 PM, Ken Klapper wrote:
>
> Seems like no one is writing about this species (maybe because they've become somewhat easier to find in December, or are at least not tripping the eBird rarity filters), but I figured it's worth mentioning that there was a Winter Wren along Lees Mill Rd in Moultonborough today, at the stream crossing about a quarter mile northeast of the Loon Preservation Committee/NH Aubudon Markus Wildlife Sanctuary. Jipping away and even perching nicely when I didn't have camera in hand, naturally.
>
> Ken Klapper
> Sandwich, NH
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Subject: snow goose odiorne state park rye
Date: Thu Dec 12 2019 10:47 am
From: dmp2ec AT comcast.net
 
I had a single bird fly over the water this morning near the boat launch before Odiorne State Park. I looked it up and I have a question, why is it's bill all black? Does that mean it is a immature? I even looked up Ross but the bill does not appear to be stubby? Just curious?


Thanks


Deb Powers-South Berwick Maine





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Subject: Goldfinch, winter bird bath
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 22:12 pm
From: jennfrost67 AT gmail.com
 
All summer we had about 30 goldfinch eating here non-stop.They left mid
fall.
Yesterday about 25 of them arrived (who knows if are same ones) to eat the
hulled sunflower seeds.In the summer they are a big user of our birdbath .
Today, when a flock of goldfinches suddenly showed up, they immediately
lined up around the birdbath using it all day.We remove a ceramic one in
the winter so it won't crack and bought this well recommended one made
of winter durable plastic. After filling the base with rocks/sand we then
put it
up on cement blocks and use a heater in it. As it is deep, we put a
brick in middle
so most of our birds stand on the brick to drink.Mourning doves,
nuthatches,
Cardinals, the Tufted titmice and others us it all day.
If anyone would like to know where to purchase this winter durable birdbath
you can contact me at [email protected]
I didn't want to mention a site name here in this forum, but I am
advocating for the
use of a winter birdbath!

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Subject: Snowy Owl - Seabrook Marsh
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 15:45 pm
From: swrisley13 AT gmail.com
 
First of the season Snowy Owl! Steve Bennett and I were scanning the marsh, hoping for a Short-eared Owl, but instead found a Snowy Owl. It was flying low over the marsh, hunting just after sunset.
Susan Wrisley, Hollis




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Subject: Winter Wren
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 13:02 pm
From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com
 
I just saw one, too, in Peterborough along the bike path just south of Hunt Rd in a wetland on a large tipped up tree.Still a ˜good™ bird for the Peterborough-Hancock CBC period for which count week starts today.
Phil BrownHancock NH

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On Dec 11, 2019, at 1:56 PM, Ken Klapper <[email protected]> wrote:

Seems like no one is writing about this species (maybe because they've become somewhat easier to find in December, or are at least not tripping the eBird rarity filters), but I figured it's worth mentioning that there was a Winter Wren along Lees Mill Rd in Moultonborough today, at the stream crossing about a quarter mile northeast of the Loon Preservation Committee/NH Aubudon Markus Wildlife Sanctuary. Jipping away and even perching nicely when I didn't have camera in hand, naturally.
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Subject: Winter Wren
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 12:56 pm
From: kklapper AT gmail.com
 
Seems like no one is writing about this species (maybe because they've become somewhat easier to find in December, or are at least not tripping the eBird rarity filters), but I figured it's worth mentioning that there was a Winter Wren along Lees Mill Rd in Moultonborough today, at the stream crossing about a quarter mile northeast of the Loon Preservation Committee/NH Aubudon Markus Wildlife Sanctuary. Jipping away and even perching nicely when I didn't have camera in hand, naturally.
Ken KlapperSandwich, NH





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Subject: Bluebirds at McLane Ctr in Concord
Date: Wed Dec 11 2019 11:58 am
From: cmartin AT nhaudubon.org
 
Today about 12:30 in the fields by the McLane Center, the recently-reported Eastern Towhee was a no-show, but a busy flock of 12 Eastern Bluebirds was good consolation.



- Chris


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Subject: ***NH Audubon Seacoast Chapter Wednesday December 11, 2019 Program - Some Like it Hot: Birding Costa Rica from the Mountains to the Pacific Rain Forest***
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 20:48 pm
From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com
 
New Hampshire
Audubon Seacoast Chapter







Wednesday
December 11, 2019 7:30 pm Program - Some Like it Hot: Birding Costa Rica from
the Mountains to the Pacific Rain Forest







In April of 2019, Seacoast Chapter members
Jim Sparrell and Katie Towler joined a group of birders from New Hampshire and
Vermont traveling to Costa Rica. The trip included traveling 8 days with the
group from San Gerardo de Dota to the Osa peninsula and Corcovado National
Park, and then coming up the Pacific Coast. Jim and Katie also did a trip extension
to visit Arenal Volcano and Sarapiqui on the Caribbean side. Highlights
included close to 30 species of hummingbirds, an Ornate Hawk Eagle, Resplendent
Quetzal, and many monkeys and other mammals. Costa Rica is one of the spots
that has the richest biodiversity and is developing a widely-shared ecological
awareness.







All are welcome to attend our Wednesday December 11, 2019 program which
is free of charge at the Seacoast Science Center (wheelchair accessible),
Odiorne Point State Park, 570 Ocean Boulevard, Rye NH (click here for Google
maps: http://goo.gl/maps/mfnQT ) . Refreshments are at 7:00 PM. Meetings begin
at 7:30 PM. Entrance doors will be locked at 7:45 PM. For more information see our web site at
http://www.seacoastchapter.org... Cancellations will be announced on
http://www.seacoastchapter.org... and this Google group.







Thank You! Dunkin™ of 802 Lafayette Rd,
Portsmouth, NH (603) 436-9717 donates hot coffee, creamer, cups, napkins, stir
sticks for our programs. When you visit the location mention a thank you!











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Subject: Catbird in Concord
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 14:05 pm
From: nhbirds AT googlegroups.com
 
I watched a Gray Catbird feeding on multiflora rose hips in the Old Orchard area of the Silk Farm Sanctuary/McLane Center's Old Orchard Trail this afternoon. The bird was vocalizing ('mew' call), which is how I initially detected it, but it also gave a soft 'chup' call more regularly during the time I watched it. It was located just past the wooden bridge and tall black bat box at the edge of the orchard. Couldn't find the Eastern Towhee which has been reliable in several checks until yesterday's rain melted away bare ground, giving it more feeding opportunities in the vicinity.Not quite 'count week' birds, so hopefully somebody turns them up on the Concord CBC.
Phil BrownHancock, NH



Subject: Oh those Winter Birds!
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 10:11 am
From: birdrecords AT nhaudubon.org
 
Winter birding can bring surprises: A Yellow-rumped Warbler in Errol in December; An American Goldfinch in full SUMMER dress in January;
Ruby-crowned Kinglets in February! Read about these and other interesting winter sightings (as well as a map showing the TRUE boundaries of the Seabrook WTP) in the Winter Field Notes of 2017-2018 from
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Subject: Nashua-Hollis CBC prep
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 6:58 am
From: jimkegley AT comcast.net
 
Tuesday December 10  7pmBackground on Audubon™s Christmas Bird Count,- David DeifikThis informative talk provides us with background data as we prepare for the annual Nashua-Hollis CBC, coming up on Saturday 12/28. This program will be held in the largemeeting room downstairs at the Nashua Public Library.

Jim Kegley



Subject: I totally forgot
Date: Tue Dec 10 2019 6:07 am
From: chris.p.heys AT gmail.com
 
Wow! That™s good start! First county boheem report this year?

Chris Heys
Jaffrey

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> On Dec 9, 2019, at 10:42 PM, Ducky Darrick wrote:
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> I saw 5 bohemian waxwings last Wednesday mingling with 5 cedar waxwings at the Rindge Walmart
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Subject: worth waiting for....
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 21:52 pm
From: deedemail AT gmail.com
 
Wow! What a beauty! Thanks for sharing!

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Subject: I totally forgot
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 21:42 pm
From: dadams AT alumni.unity.edu
 
I saw 5 bohemian waxwings last Wednesday mingling with 5 cedar waxwings at the Rindge Walmart

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Subject: worth waiting for....
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 20:33 pm
From: jeannemariemaher AT gmail.com
 
After over 5 hours of freezing cold temps yesterday (and other great unusual birds) I got up bright and early to seek out the Western Tanager again today.  Premonition?
Shortly after my arrival in the grey of early overcast morning I was joined by Dan Prima. An hour passed, then more. the owner had not seen the bird since early yesterday (just before 10 am when we arrived) but he has kept the feeders full in case.

Finally as the rain was coming in I was deciding to call it quits . Enough, after almost 7 hours looking for a very wonderful bird that would be a fabulous winter addition.

As I collected myself and made a plan for the rainy day Dan caught my attention. I had settled into in the driver™s seat, nearly ready to leave when guess who showed up.

Shortly after Kathryn and Roger showed up almost on cue to see this magnificent bird.

Alerted Alan and Phyllis (the home owners) that the bird had returned since they were so kind to greet us again this morning as well as yesterday.
Please do call /email to let them know you are coming. They are keeping a list of all their visitors and photos.

And , Yes it was worth the wait.

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

Jeanne-Marie Maher
Nashua/Jackson NH

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Subject: Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, December 9, 2019
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 20:30 pm
From: mrsuomala AT marksbirdtours.com
 
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, December 9th,
2019.



A BRAMBLING was seen and photographed visiting a birdfeeder at a private
residence in Strafford on December 4th, but has not been relocated.



A GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE has been seen at a private location in Chichester
several times during the past week. Several lingering EASTERN TOWHEES were
reported from scattered locations during the past week.



A WESTERN TANAGER was seen visiting a birdfeeder at a private residence in
Plaistow on December 6th to 9th.



An immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was discovered along North River Road near
Burley Farm in Epping on October 5th, and was last reported on December 7th.
An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at a birdfeeder on Camp Sunapee Road
in New London on December 5th.



A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT continues to be seen at South Mill Pond in Portsmouth
and was last reported on December 9th. A COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was seen in
North Sandwich on December 4th.



A NORTHERN SHRIKE and a BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER were seen in Errol on
December 6th.



A CACKLING GOOSE was seen along the coast on December 4th. A NORTHERN
PINTAIL was seen at Saint Gaudens National Historic Park in Cornish, and a
HORNED GREBE was seen on Lake Winnipesaukee, both on December 9th.



An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen in Hampton Harbor on December 8th, and a
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen there on the 4th. A lingering migrant
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER continues to be seen in Rye Harbor State Park, and was
last reported on December 9th.



Birders on offshore boat trips during the past week reported a POMARINE
JAEGER on December 4th, 60 NORTHERN FULMARS on the 4th, 5 COMMON MURRES on
the 7th, a THICK-BILLED MURRE on the 4th, 13 RAZORBILLS on the 4th, 2
ATLANTIC PUFFINS on the 4th, 550 DOVEKIES on the 7th, 7 BLACK GUILLEMOTS on
the 4th, and an ICELAND GULL on the 4th.



There was an unconfirmed report of a COMMON TERN seen associating with a
flock of gulls from behind the CVS in Rochester on December 8th.



2 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Sunapee on December 5th.



7 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen at Pinnacleview Equipment in Walpole on
December 9th.



2 AMERICAN PIPITS were seen at Rye Harbor State Park on December 4th.



A FISH CROW was reported from Hampton on December 6th.



There has been an unusual number of late-migrating TREE SWALLOWS reported
from the coast during the past month with the most recent sighting of 6 on
December 8th.



Lingering migrant species of note that were reported during the past week
included: HERMIT THRUSH, GRAY CATBIRD, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, YELLOW-RUMPED
WARBLER, CHIPPING SPARROW, and YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER.



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]rg. 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: More Lakes Region half-hardies & more
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 13:44 pm
From: kklapper AT gmail.com
 
I hit a few locations this morning while erranding, and was pleased to find a few more nice birds: a RC Kinglet along Bean Rd (Moultonborough), a Carolina Wren behind Heath™s Market in Center Harbor, and a YB Sapsucker in Center Sandwich (as the rain started pouring).  Additionally, there was a distant Horned Grebe on Lake Winnipesaukee, viewed from Leavitt Beach (Center Harbor) looking toward Black Cat Island bridge, where they seem to group most years (as discovered by Iain MacLeod).  Maybe there are more out there....

Good Birding,
Ken Klapper
Sandwich, NH

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Subject: Blue Birds in Ashland
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 9:18 am
From: kchamberlin07 AT gmail.com
 
While watching a mixed flock at our feeders two Blue Birds landed in our maple. We then relocated them just across the river (Squam).A Red Tailed hawk is presently overseeing all of this from his perch among the oaks.https://www.flickr.com/gp/keit...
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Subject: Western Tanager - YES
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 8:35 am
From: jeannemariemaher AT gmail.com
 
Yes Dan Prima and I were there an hour -. Photos to follow!

Jeanne-Marie

> On Dec 9, 2019, at 09:23, Steve Mirick wrote:
>
> I just got a text from the home owner who reports the Western Tanager is back at the feeder this morning.
>
>
> Steve Mirick
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Subject: Western Tanager - YES
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 8:23 am
From: smirick AT comcast.net
 
I just got a text from the home owner who reports the Western Tanager is
back at the feeder this morning.


Steve Mirick
Bradford MA


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Subject: Western Tanager in Plaistow
Date: Mon Dec 9 2019 8:19 am
From: roger AT frieden.org
 
The Western Tanager showed up briefly at the feeder on Palmer around 9 AM.

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Subject: 6 Tree Swallow CONTINUE in Seabrook
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 19:03 pm
From: smirick AT comcast.net
 
Despite getting 14 inches of snow at the beginning of the week in a 
3-day snowstorm, and continued very cold weather, six Tree Swallows
remain in the Seabrook Back Dunes. They were perched together and
visible from Rt. 1A from opposite Haverhill Street this afternoon. I
hiked out through the snow to get this photo:

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

Again, this is a record late date for New Hampshire. And it shows how
resilient birds can be to adverse conditions.

Six more days until the Christmas Bird Count!

Steve Mirick
Bradford, MA

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Subject: Hermit Thrush @ Meredith RCKI spot
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 17:20 pm
From: kklapper AT gmail.com
 
Thought I™d check too see if the Ruby-crowned Kinglet was still at Prescott Park.  It didn™t show, but the same spot held a Hermit Thrush which was happily eating Asiatic bittersweet berries (despite plenty of native winterberry nearby).  I know it™s not a Western Tanager, but... mini picnic table effect?

Given the rarities showing up, it™s probably worth checking around - there™s got to be more cool birds out there!

Ken Klapper
Sandwich, NH


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Subject: Western Tanager
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 16:49 pm
From: raaronian AT exeter.edu
 
The tanager was cooperative this morning offering good looks from 9-10.
Rich Aaronian
Mal Wesselink
Jim Nealon

Sent from my iPhone

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Subject: no western tanager for us
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 16:36 pm
From: jeannemariemaher AT gmail.com
 
Despite a clear sunny and cool day the Western Tanager did not resurface  after 10am despite a very long  toe/finger numbing vigil & search by a gallant group of birders.  (It had been seen early am, last report I believe was before 0900)  However the companionship was so worthwhile! And the homeowners were delightful.
Entertainment was found in the numerous cars and passerbys who stopped to ask what we were doing/photographing etc. (-there were a few creative answers).

Maybe it will reappear tomorrow?

Thanks to all,

Jeanne-Marie Maher and Michael Pahl
Nashua/Jackson NH

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Subject: American Golden Plover
Date: Sun Dec 8 2019 12:44 pm
From: Steve.Hale AT unh.edu
 
Currently (12/8; 1:40pm) an American Golden Plover on mudflats across from Eastman's in Hampton Harbor.


Steve Hale







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Subject: Re: Western Tanager, Plaistow
Date: Sat Dec 7 2019 21:39 pm
From: jennfrost67 AT gmail.com
 
Why do you think the Western Tanager is here so far north in the cold, is
it a male?
I hope it is okay!
Jenn Frost

On Friday, December 6, 2019 at 2:12:55 PM UTC-5, birdrecords wrote:
>
> I just received a call from Alan in Plaistow who sent a photo of a Western
> Tanager at his feeder. It is there NOW (2:05 pm). He lives at a 4-way stop
> on Palmer Ave. up the street from the police station. He asks that birders
> call or email before coming: 603-770-0478, [email protected]
> . The feeders are visible from one of the side streets and
> are relatively close to the road.
>
> Becky Suomala
> NH Audubon, New Hampshire Bird Records
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Subject: Western Tanager, Plaistow - Continuing
Date: Sat Dec 7 2019 11:02 am
From: swrisley13 AT gmail.com
 
The Western Tanager is still present, and gave great views this morning. Please remember to contact the homeowner before going. They are very nice people. Contact information is in the original email that was sent out yesterday.
Susan Wrisley, Hollis




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Subject: Isles of Shoals CBC - January 1
Date: Sat Dec 7 2019 5:57 am
From: bgriffith AT gmail.com
 
Attention CBCer's:Weather permittingIslesofShoalsCBCwill be held aboard UNH R/V Gulf Challengeron Wednesday, January 1. Expert birders will beonboard to help spot, identify, and call out birds and throw chum. We will be landing (conditions permitting) on Star Island, NH and we will also spend time looking for pelagic birds in the circle. We will be chumming for seabirds as well.Previous trips have had good success at finding Snowy Owls, HarlequinDucks, Black-legged Kittiwakes, and alcids. Reports from this fall suggest there may be a good number of Dovekies offshore and we have had good luck with this species on the trip when it's gone.The price of the trip will depend on participation, but I anticipate it being approximately 70 dollars per person.We will leave theCoastal Marine Labpier in New Castle at 8 am and the UNH Gulf Challenger will willreturn around 1 pm. Please informothers who may be interested.To reserve a spotplease fill out the web form located here:https://goo.gl/forms/iSOHuVi7B... can alternatively email me with the name(s) of theparticipants, contact information (phone and email) or call me at603-801-1856; however, I prefer form reservations.Ben Griffith
Plymouth, MA




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