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This Week's Rare Bird Alert

October 04. 2013 8:36PM

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, Oct. 2.

A sedge wren, a clay-colored sparrow, and a dickcissel were seen at the Concord Community Gardens along Birch Lane off of Clinton Street in Concord on Sept. 29, and a previously reported blue grosbeak (in brown plumage) was still being seen there as of the 27th.

A Connecticut warbler was seen along the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on Sept. 26.

A yellow-breasted chat was seen at White’s Farm in Concord on Sept. 27, but has not been relocated.

Fourteen pectoral sandpipers, a Bonaparte’s gull, a great cormorant, 10 blue-winged teal, and 15 rusty blackbirds were all reported from World End Pond in Salem on Sept. 29.

Three pectoral sandpipers were seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on Oct. 1.

A Nelson’s sparrow was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on Sept. 26, and a Wilson’s snipe was also present.

Four blue-winged teal were seen at Mascoma Lake in Enfield on Sept. 26.

Five northern shovelers, a blue-winged teal, and seven rusty blackbirds were seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant on Sept. 29.

A rusty blackbird was seen in Nashua on Sept. 29.

An olive-sided flycatcher was seen in Pittsfield on Sept. 26.

There were several reports of Wilson’s warbler, Tennessee warbler, and Blackpoll warbler during the past week.

Thirty American pipits were reported from Mount Washington near the Lake of the Clouds on Sept. 28.

A peregrine falcon was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on Oct. 2.

Raptor migration is under way with nearly 10,000 already reported from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough, and more than 10,000 reported from the Carter Hill Observatory in Concord, all since Sept. 1. Be sure to visit these New Hampshire Audubon sponsored observatories this fall season to help out with the count.

This information is also available by phone recording: call 224-9909 and press 2 as directed or ask to be transferred. If you have seen any interesting birds recently, you can leave a message at the end of the recording or send your sightings to the RBA via e-mail at: 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,

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