This one was a juvenile which began to be seen in November near Adams Point and is still around this winter. Cornell University's online bird resource, "All About Birds" indicates it is so boldly patterned it's been called a 'flying checkerboard,' with an entirely crimson head, a snow-white body, and half white, half inky black wings.
State officials have scheduled a Feb. 5 public information meeting on its new recommendation to replace the Route 1B bridge from New Castle to Rye with a fixed bridge. Victoria Chase, project manager with the state Department of Transportation, said the state has recommended a fixed bridge rather than a drawbridge or bascule bridge because it has estimated a fixed bridge will save nearly $10 million in construction and maintenance costs.
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Jan. 12. A juvenile red-headed woodpecker was discovered near the public boat launch at Adams Point in Durham on Nov. 10. It has been seen several times since then and was last reported on Jan. 11. A snowy owl continues to be seen at Ragged Neck in Rye and was last reported on Jan. 11. A ... (more)