Western Kingbird in Penacook, NH (09/06/10)

On a recent (mostly recreational trip) to NH, I was lucky to find a rare Western Kingbird at Morill’s Farm in Penacook.

NH 9/3-9/7/2010 at Camp:
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Common Loon (up to 4 on Wild Goose Pond)
Sooty Shearwater
Northern Gannet
Double-creasted Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
white egret sp
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
mallard-like sp
Common Eider
Osprey
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk (Mt. Kearsarge)
Cooper’s Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Wild Turkey (Jenness Pond Rd and others)
American Golden-Plover (Canterbury sod farm)
Killdeer
Greater Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
possible Ruddy Turnstone (12mi out over Jeffrey’s Ledge)
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Canterbury sod farm)
Laughing Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Common Tern (2 in Rye Harbor)
Black Guillemot (1 in Rye Harbor)
Rock Dove
Mourning Dove
Black-billed Cuckoo (1 at Northwood pond SP)
Common Nighthawk (4 in Kittery Point, ME)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Western Kingbird (1 at Morill’s Farm in Penacook; state rarity)
Blue-headed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Blue Jay
American Crow
Barn Swallow
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Cedar Waxwing
Magnolia Warbler (1 at Mt. Kearsarge)
Black-throated Blue Warbler (1 along camp road)
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler (3 along Bog Rd)
Black-and-white Warbler
American Redstart
Common Yellowthroat
Scarlet Tanager (1 at Cascade Marsh near Mt. Kearsarge)
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow (Canterbury sod farm)
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Northern Cardinal
Indigo Bunting
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Notes:
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-Pelagic was god-awful birdwise with only a few gannets, 4 unid’ed pelagic terns and 1 Sooty Shearwater
-4 Northern Right Whale were great though
-Met Pam Hunt and had a 90 minute outing along Bog Road in Penacook with her
-Clear cut near camp was not productive (camp is on Wild Goose Pond north of Northwood)
-Overall not a birding trip, but got some birding in every day
-69 species total

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