Saturday, September 19, 2015

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - September 17, 2015

Hudsonian Godwit by Phil Brown

Mount Prospect Cemetery, Amesbury:
American Crow, Eastern Phoebe, Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, Downy Woodpecker, Blue Jay

Newburyport Harbor:
Hudsonian Godwit, Common Tern, Peregrine Falcon, Red Knot, Dunlin, White-rumped Sandpiper

Conomo Point, Essex:
Little Gull

Maudslay State Park, Newburyport:
Eastern Bluebird, Northern Cardinal, Mourning Dove, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, House Finch,
House Sparrow

Point Shore, Amesbury:
Bald Eagle, Tree Swallow, Double-crested Cormorant, Chimney Swift, Northern Mockingbird

Water Street, Newburyport:
Mallard, Double-crested Cormorant, Black-bellied Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Bonaparte's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull 

Various Areas in West Newbury:
Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Tufted Titmouse, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Wood Duck, Tree Swallow, Mourning Dove, American Woodcock, Gray Catbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Carolina Wren, Mallard, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Virginia Rail, Common Yellowthroat, Cedar Waxwing, Whimbrel, Spotted Sandpiper

Merrimack River, Merrimac:
Tree Swallow, Belted Kingfisher, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Osprey, Spotted Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Rock Pigeon, Double-crested Cormorant, Mallard, Great Blue Heron

7 Seas Whale Watch out of Gloucester:
Northern Gannet, Sabine's Gull, Shearwater species, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Phalarope species

Route 95, Topsfield:
Turkey Vulture, Common Raven

Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport:
Wild Turkey, Killdeer, Red-tailed Hawk

Ring's Island, Salisbury:
Mallard, Belted Kingfisher, Lesser Yellowlegs, Double-crested Cormorant, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Rock Pigeon, Great Black-backed Gull  

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Pied-billed Grebe, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper,  Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Solitary Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Red Knot, Whimbrel, Blue-winged Teal, Green- winged Teal, Northern Pintail, Tree Swallow, Eastern Phoebe, Cooper's Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Northern Harrier, Merlin, Bald Eagle, Lark Sparrow

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury: 
Northern Mockingbird, American Crow, Blue Jay, Northern Cardinal, Gray Catbird, Song Sparrow, Black-capped Chickadee, European Starling

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Hudsonian Godwit, Red Knot, American Black Duck, Green-winged Teal, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Scoter species, Common Loon, Northern Gannet, Double-crested Cormorant, Osprey, Whimbrel, Jaeger species, Laughing Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Caspian Tern, Common Tern, Merlin, Peregrine Falcon

Moulton Street, Newburyport:
Tennessee Warbler, Eastern Screech-Owl, Warbling Vireo, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing, Northern Cardinal, Chipping Sparrow

Crane Beach, Ipswich: 
Canada Goose, Mallard, Common Eider, White-winged Scoter, Common Loon, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Piping Plover, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Sanderling, Dunlin, Baird's Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Laughing Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Caspian Tern, Black Tern, Mourning Dove, Eastern Screech-Owl, Belted Kingfisher, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Merlin, Eastern Phoebe, Blue Jay, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, House Wren, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Brown Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird, Cedar Waxwing, Common Yellowthroat, Wilson's Warbler, Field Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Northern Cardinal, Indigo Bunting

Elm Street, Salisbury:
Wood Duck, Green-winged Teal, Mallard, Cedar Waxwing

Various Areas in Nahant:
Dickcissel

Newburyport Whale Watch out of Newburyport:
Great Shearwater, Cory's Shearwater, Northern Gannet, Common Tern, Bonaparte's Gull, Red-necked Phalarope, Thrush species

Hannah Elementary School, Beverly:
Dickcissel 

Breed's Pond, Lynn:
Canada Goose, Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Hudsonian Godwit, Stilt Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, American Crow

Hanover Street, Newbury:
Brown-headed Cowbird, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker, American Robin, Blue Jay, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow, Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch, Common Grackle, Gray Catbird, Mourning Dove, House Finch, American Crow 

Newburyport Birders Programs Oct. & Nov.

Common Loon - photos by Nate Dubrow
unless specified

Sunset Birding at Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Date: Saturday, October 3 
Time: 2:30 pm to dark 
Fee: $15 each
Meeting Location: The boat ramp parking lot at Salisbury Beach State Reservation 

Waterfowl are abundant at Salisbury Beach State Reservation. Common Eiders and all three scoter species are often in large flocks. Loons and grebes are easily observed, and easterly winds bring in razorbills, gannets and sometimes kittiwakes. Purple Sandpipers gather on the jetties at high tide; Iceland and Glaucous Gulls can be seen in the cooler months. The campground area is a prime area for Horned Larks, Lapland Longspurs and Snow Buntings. The pines along the marsh edge often harbor owls and hawks. On Badger's Rocks at low tide, we usually see Harbor Seals hauled out.
Purple Sandpiper


Sunset Birding at Salisbury Beach State Reservation
Date: Sunday, October 4 
Time: 2:30 pm to dark 
Fee: $15 each
Meeting Location: The boat ramp parking lot at Salisbury Beach State Reservation 

Wintering waterfowl are abundant at Salisbury Beach State Reservation. Common Eiders and all three scoter species are often in large flocks.  Loons and grebes are easily observed, and easterly winds bring in razorbills, gannets and sometimes kittiwakes. Purple Sandpipers gather on the jetties at high tide; Iceland and Glaucous Gulls can be seen in the cooler months.The campground area is a prime area for Horned Larks, Lapland Longspurs and Snow Buntings. The pines along the marsh edge often harbor owls and hawks. On Badger's Rocks at low tide, we usually see Harbor Seals hauled out.

Dark-eyed Junco


Monday Morning Birding
Date: Monday, October 12 
Time: 9:00 am to noon
Fee: $15 
Meeting Location: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge at Parking Lot #1 

Explore Parker River National Wildlife Refuge during this interpretative program. The focus will be on field marks and where these migrants are headed. We'll be watching bird behavior at this premier, birding destination.  Dress in layers.

On the Wing 
Date: Saturday, November 14 
Time: 2:00 pm to dusk 
Fee: $15 
Meeting Location: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge at Parking Lot #1 

Explore Parker River National Wildlife Refuge during this interpretative program. The focus will be on field marks and where these migrants are headed. We'll be watching bird behavior at this premier, birding destination.  Dress in layers. 
American Pipit by Miles Brengle


Morning Birding at Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm in Newbury 
Date: Sunday, November 15
 
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am 
Fee: $15
Meeting Location: The end of Little's Lane in Newbury - look for our Newburyport Birders' A-Frame sign
We'll walk the agricultural fields in search of American Pipits, Horned Larks, sparrows and hawks. 

Directions: In Newbury Center, head south on Route 1A and continue through the only set of lights.  Then take your first left onto Little's Lane. 




Book Reading & Wings Over Water with Doug ChickeringDate: Saturday, November 21  
Time: 2:00 pm to dusk 
 
Free program
Meeting Location: Parker River National Wildlife Refuge at Parking Lot #1 

Join us for an afternoon of birding at the Lot #1 at the Refuge. Doug Chickering will read from his book.

Snow Bunting

Reflections on a Golden-winged Warbler.We'll explore Parker River National Wildlife Refuge during this interpretative program. The focus will be on field marks and where these migrants are headed. We'll be watching bird behavior at this premier, birding destination.  Dress in layers. Light refreshments will be served and copies of the book will be available for Doug to sign. 

Doug Chickering has for nearly three decades been a frequent and passionate birder and chronicler of Essex County, one of the most famous and historic birding locations in the world. His essays in the Newburyport Birders' newsletter were extremely popular. He has published his essays on birding in Winging It, Bird Observer and The Quail.  Doug is frequently invited to read his works on Ray Brown’s radio program Talkin’ Birds
Here's what readers are saying about Doug's book: “Birding is all about sharing the adventure, and in this collection of entertaining essays, Douglas Chickering has shown how varied the world of birding can be. A wonderful read for any birder.” - Don and Lillian Stokes, authors of The Stokes Field Guide to the Birds of North America

“It was the magic of Doug Chickering’s prose, observed on the Massbird Listserv, that led ­me to begin reading them on my radio show and to inviting Doug to read some himself. How wonderful that many of his beautiful and thoughtful pieces have been assembled in this ­delightful book. I recommend Reflections on a Golden-Winged Warbler heartily to all who love birds and to all who enjoy wise and insightful observations expressed with beauty, ­eloquence, and a clearly-expressed love for our natural world.” - Ray Brown, host of the Talkin’ Birds radio show.

“The short birding stories of Douglas Chickering are truly inspirational. He demonstrates the pure joy and exhilaration of coming face to face with a plethora of birds on his beloved Plum Island and surrounding countryside. I have had the privilege of birding Plum Island often with Doug, and even 20 years on, I still have wonderful memories of those halcyon days. If ever a man has demonstrated the delights of ‘Patch Birding’ it has to be Doug. This book is a must have for anyone wanting to share those emotions.” -Derek Moore, British ornithologist and nature conservationist.




Thanksgiving Morning Walk at Spencer-Pierce-Little Farm in Newbury
Date: Thursday, November 26
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Fee: 2 for $20   
Meeting Location: At the end of Little's Lane in Newbury - look for the Newburyport Birders' A-Frame sign

We'll walk the agricultural fields in search of American Pipits, sparrows, hawks, Snow Buntings and Horned Larks. 
Directions: In Newbury Center, head south on Route 1A and continue through the only set of lights.  Then take your first left onto Little's Lane. 



Look at Every Bird at Cherry Hill [Indian Hill] Reservoir 
Date: Saturday, November 28
Time: 9:00 am - 11:30 am 
Fee: $15 
Meeting Location: First parking area you encounter on Moulton Street in West Newbury - look for the Newburyport Birders' A-Frame sign 

The Cherry Hill [Indian Hill] Reservoir is a perfect setting for waterfowl viewing. This public water source hosts Ruddy Duck & Ring-necked Duck, and both spend the fall here in the hundreds. Other species that can be seen here are Pied-billed Grebe, American Coot, Scaup, Bufflehead, the occasional Canvasback, Redhead and mergansers. 


Sue McGrath
Newburyport Birders
Observe ~ Appreciate ~ Identify
Newburyport, MA
Website: www.newburyportbirders.com
Blog: http://nbptbirders.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @ nbpt_birders 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Kingfisher's Foot


The syndactyl feet of the Belted Kingfisher are key in creating the nest cavity in the top of a 
cut-away bank.  The second and third digits are fused for a portion of their length.  The 
syndactyl foot structure serves as a trowel for scraping and kicking back the earth.  The nest 
cavity is excavated with their bill and feet.  I've seen kingfishers with worn bills...

Friday, September 11, 2015

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - September 10, 2015

American Golden-Plover by Rick Heil

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
American Golden-Plover, Baird’s Sandpiper, Wilson’s Phalarope, Yellow-bellied Flycatcher,
 Dickcissel, Evening GrosbeakCanada Goose, Gadwall, American Black Duck, Mallard, American Black Duck x Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Common Eider, Common Loon, Pied-billed Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Osprey, Turkey Vulture, Northern Harrier, Cooper's Hawk,  Red-tailed Hawk, Wild Turkey, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, Willet, Whimbrel, Stilt Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Dunlin, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Peregrine Falcon, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, Blue Jay, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, House Wren, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Cedar Waxwing, Philadelphia Vireo, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Northern Cardinal, Bobolink, American Goldfinch

Pine Island Road, Newbury:

Great Horned Owl, Tree Swallow

Bartlett Street & Baker Road, Salisbury:
Tree Swallow, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Red-bellied Woodpecker

Battis Farm, Amesbury:
Killdeer, Tree Swallow, Chipping Sparrow


New Hampshire Seacoast:

Black Vulture, Black Guillemot, Green-winged Teal, Northern Gannet, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Cormorant, Great Egret, Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, American Kestrel, Merlin, Western Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Common Tern

Various Areas in Nahant:
Brant, Hooded Warbler

Cape Ann Whale Watch out of Gloucester:
Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Double-crested Cormorant, Common Eider, Glossy Ibis, Great Shearwater, Cory's Shearwater,Sooty Shearwater, Shearwater species, Red-necked Phalarope, Phalarope species, Pomarine Jaeger, Jaeger species, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Northern Gannet, Tern species

Route 1A, Newbury:
Turkey Vulture

Merrimack River, Newburyport:
Mallard, Double-crested Cormorant, Black-bellied Plover, Semipalmated Plover, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Short-billed Dowitcher, Bonaparte's Gull, Herring Gull, Common Tern, Merlin  

Sunset Boulevard, Newbury: 
Common Nighthawk

Tuxbury Pond, Amesbury:
Great Egret, Great Blue Heron

Pease Tradeport, Newington, NH:
Common Raven, Upland Sandpiper

7 Seas Whale Watch out of Gloucester:

Northern Gannet, Sabine's Gull, Shearwater species, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Phalarope species

Ipswich Town Wharf:
Western Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron

Route 95, Boxford:
Turkey Vulture, Common Raven

Various Areas in West Newbury:
Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Tufted Titmouse, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Phoebe, Wood Duck, Tree Swallow, Mourning Dove, American Woodcock, Gray Catbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Carolina Wren, Mallard, Blue Jay, American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, Virginia Rail, Common Yellowthroat, Cedar Waxwing, Whimbrel, Spotted Sandpiper

Merrimack River, Amesbury to East Haverhill:
Common Nighthawk, Tree Swallow, Belted Kingfisher, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Osprey,
Spotted Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Rock Pigeon, Double-crested Cormorant, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle

Crow Lane, Newburyport:
Common Raven, Eastern Wood-Pewee, Killdeer

Granite State Whale Watch out of Rye, NH:
Common Eider, Common Loon, Cory's Shearwater, Great Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Northern Gannet, Double-crested Cormorant, Red-necked Phalarope, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Marblehead:
Blue-winged Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Red-eyed Vireo

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury:
American Crow, Black-capped Chickadee, Blue Jay, Mourning Dove, Gray Catbird, House Wren, Song Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, House Sparrow, American Robin, American Goldfinch, Northern Cardinal, White-breasted Nuthatch, Northern Flicker, Common Yellowthroat,
Cedar Waxwing, European Starling

Plum Island Turnpike, Newburyport:
American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, Killdeer, American Golden-Plover

Great Blue Heron's Comb-like Preening Aid

The claw on the middle forward toe has a rough, comb-like margin that the heron uses to preen its feathers.


Pretty amazing adaptation!

Karen McDonald

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper by Bob Stymeist

The Spotted Sandpipers is a freshwater breeder are found across most of the United States and Canada.  Spotted Sandpipers are not social birds and are seldom seen in flocks. Pete Dunne's "Essential Field Guide Companion" states that they migrate in flocks of fewer than a dozen individuals.

I've watched their teetering accelerate when they're unsettled and nearly stop when they're content. When they forage, they're recognized by the endless nodding and teetering. They are visual feeders and can catch a flying insect. It's the Spotted Sandpipers' life history that interests me.

The Spotted Sandpiper females are nearly 25% larger than males.  Spotted Sandpipers are ground nesters. Females may copulate with up to 5 mates, but they leave the job of incubation and chick rearing to the males. Males incubate a maximum of 4 eggs for up to three weeks, and the young fledge in 17-21 days. By having multiple mates, a female is able to boost her reproductive efforts.
The female may store seminal fluid for nearly a month. That means that the eggs she lays for one male may be sired by another from a previous mating. The male provides the parental care, and it is possible that those young have none of his genetic material.

Ehrlich, Dobkin and Wheye's text states "Spotted Sandpipers thus forgo the advantages of having two parents to care for eggs and chicks. At least in the study population, however, that does not seem to affect the fledging rate greatly, and the Spotted Sandpipers' reproductive strategy seems to be highly successful." The text also says that Spotted Sandpipers breed at an early age, live a relatively short time (breeding females live an average of only 3.7 years).

The season's insects hatch out to nourish them, and the days shorten; fall migration begins in July. I'll be watching for the females, the nurturing males and this season's fledglings as they linger to forage for insects and aquatic invertebrates along many shores, building their fat stores to fuel their journey to ChileArgentina or Uruguay.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Bird Sightings for Essex County, MA & Southern NH - August 31, 2015

Ruddy Turnstone by Tim Spahr

Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Plum Island:
Canada Goose, American Black Duck, Mallard, Green-winged Teal, Common Eider, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret,   Snowy Egret, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Glossy Ibis, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, Northern Harrier, Bald Eagle, Whimbrel, Ruddy Turnstone, Hudsonian Godwit, Semipalmated Plover, Killdeer, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Stilt Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Short-billed Dowitcher, Ring-billed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Rock Pigeon, Mourning Dove, Peregrine Falcon, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Kingbird, American Crow, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Black-capped Chickadee, Gray Catbird, Northern Mockingbird, Cedar Waxwing, Common Yellowthroat, Yellow Warbler, Lark Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Common Grackle, Baltimore Oriole, American Goldfinch, House Sparrow 

St. Mary's Cemetery, Newburyport:
Red-tailed Hawk, Common Nighthawk, Chimney Swift, Tree Swallow, Cedar Waxwing, Chipping Sparrow, Northern Mockingbird, American Kestrel

Woodsom Farm, Amesbury: 
American Crow, Blue Jay, European Starling, Northern Mockingbird, Northern Cardinal, Song Sparrow, Gray Catbird, Black-capped Chickadee, House Sparrow, Eastern Meadowlark, Red-tailed Hawk, Mourning Dove, Great Blue Heron, Cedar Waxwing, Red-eyed Vireo, American Robin, Tufted Titmouse, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, White-breasted Nuthatch,  Northern Waterthrush, Common Nighthawk, Tree Swallow, Barn Swallow

Various Areas in Nahant:
Connecticut Warbler, Common Nighthawk

Pine Island Road, Newbury:
House Wren, Tree Swallow, American Robin, Gray Catbird, Black-capped Chickadee, Black-and-white Warbler

Ferry Road, Salisbury:
Wild Turkey, Tree Swallow, Osprey, Barred Owl, Chipping Sparrow

Concord Street, West Gloucester:
Black Guillemot

Merrimack River, Amesbury to East Haverhill:
Common Nighthawk, Tree Swallow, Bank Swallow, Belted Kingfisher, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Osprey, Spotted Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Rock Pigeon, Double-crested Cormorant, Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Chimney Swift, Bald Eagle

Granite State Whale Watch out of Rye, NH:

Common Eider, Common Loon, Cory's Shearwater, Great Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Northern Gannet, Double-crested Cormorant, Red-necked Phalarope, Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Marblehead Neck Wildlife Sanctuary, Marblehead:
Hooded Warbler, Mourning Warbler, Blue-winged Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Common Yellowthroat, Red-eyed Vireo

Crow Lane, Newburyport:
Common Raven, Eastern Wood-Pewee

Patmos Road, Rowley:
Ring-necked Pheasant

Pease International Tradeport, Newington, NH:
Upland Sandpiper

Moulton Street, Newburyport:
Common Nighthawk, Gray Catbird, Downy Woodpecker, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Chimney Swift, Common Grackle, Tree Swallow, Northern Cardinal, House Wren, Blue Jay, White-breasted Nuthatch, American Goldfinch, American Robin

Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant, Exeter, NH:
Blue-winged Teal, Northern Pintail, Mallard, Ring-billed Gull, Wood Duck, Northern Shoveler, Pied-billed Grebe, Bald Eagle

7 Seas Whale Watch Out of Gloucester:
Greater Shearwater, Cory's Shearwater, Sooty Shearwater, Manx Shearwater, Pomarine Jaeger, Northern Gannet, Wilson's Storm-Petrel

Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Salisbury:
Brown Thrasher, Killdeer, Great Egret, Great Blue Heron, Greater Yellowlegs, Lesser Yellowlegs, Brant, Least Sandpiper, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Tree Swallow, Cedar Waxwing, American Goldfinch

New Hampshire Seacoast:
Baird's Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Pectoral Sandpiper, Whimbrel, Lark Sparrow, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, Great Cormorant, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin, Northern Waterthrush, Common Yellowthroat