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This Week's Rare Bird Alert

November 15. 2013 6:20PM

This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, Nov. 13.

A male Calliope hummingbird has been seen and photographed visiting hummingbird birdfeeders at a private residence in Manchester since Oct. 6. It was most recently reported on Nov. 13.

A white-eyed vireo was seen at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth on Nov. 10, 11, and 13. It was seen in the vicinity of the water pump house near the marsh.

A white-eyed vireo was seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant near the office buildings on Nov. 10. Also present at the plant were three northern pintails, and eight ruddy ducks.

A greater white fronted goose continues to be seen with Canada geese on Main Street just below the 12th Street bridge in Berlin and was most recently reported on Nov. 11.

Two adult male Eurasian wigeons were seen in the southeast corner of Great Bay on Nov. 3. Also present were 70 American wigeon, two black scoters, a surf scoter, and two horned grebes.

Two golden eagles were seen from atop Pack Monadnock in Peterborough on Nov. 6, and one was seen there on the 10th.

A northern shrike was reported from Jaffrey on Nov. 6.

An Iceland gull was seen at Rockingham Park in Salem on Nov. 9.

Eight pectoral sandpipers were seen on the edge of the ponds located on Charcoal Road in Dublin on Nov. 6, and one was seen on Great Bay on the 10th.

A pectoral sandpiper, nine Wilson's snipe, four northern pintails, three ruddy ducks, and three pied-billed grebes were seen on World End Pond in Salem during the past week.

Two purple sandpipers and eight white-rumped sandpipers were seen in Hampton on Nov. 9.

Two greater scaup were seen on Tolman Pond in Nelson on Nov. 6.

A red-necked grebe and a red-breasted merganser were seen on Dublin Lake on Nov. 6.

A horned grebe and a red-necked grebe were seen on Lake Umbagog, and a red-necked grebe was seen on Aker's Pond, all in Errol on Nov. 11.

Five white-winged scoters were seen in Dixville, and two lesser scaup were seen in Errol, all on Nov. 11.

Thirty-six ruddy ducks, a red-breasted merganser, and two American coots were seen on Canobie Lake in Salem on Nov. 10.

One hundred and twenty six ruddy ducks were seen on Willand Pond in Dover on Nov. 12.

Twenty-five American coots were seen on Powwow Pond in Kingston on Nov. 10.

More than 1,600 red-throated loons were counted migrating south along the coast on Nov. 10.

A flock of 12 rusty blackbirds was seen in Westmoreland on Nov. 9.

An estimated 150 American pipits were seen at Moore Fields located off of Route 155A in Durham on Nov. 10.

A northern parula was seen at the Goss Farm Conservation Area in Rye, two palm warblers were seen along the coast, and a pine warbler and a ruby-crowned kinglet were seen in Penacook, all on Nov. 9.

More than 800 snow buntings were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on Nov. 10, and 175 snow buntings and 23 horned larks were seen at Ambrose Gravel Pit on Route 113 in Sandwich on the 9th.

Fifty snow buntings were seen at Morrill's Farm in Penacook on the 9th, 35 were seen at Tullando Farm in Orford on the 11th, 20 were seen at Mount Cranmore in North Conway on the 10th, and five were seen at The Basin in North Chatham on the 8th.

A gray jay was seen in East Colebrook, and two were seen in Errol, all on Nov. 11, and a spruce grouse was reported from Mount Cardigan on Nov. 10.Raptor migration is underway with more than 11,000 reported from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory in Peterborough, and more than 11,800 reported from the Carter Hill Observatory in Concord, all since Sept. 1.

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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