This variation of "The 12 Days of Christmas" repeated in my head today. I saw a Snowy Owl, probably the same one as yesterday, at Rye Harbor State Park. I did not have it to myself today. There were at least 9 photographers already set up watching it where it was perched in the rocks near the water. I worked my way as far south as Salisbury Beach State Reservation, where I did not see any Snowy Owls, but I did have a nice Merlin sighting.
Rye Harbor State Park:
Snowy Owl #1
The view without the zoom. Still see it?
This is how I managed to find it! (Ugh)
I also had a nice close Northern Mockingbird sighting here.
Salisbury Beach State Park:
Hampton Beach State Park:
Snowy Owl #2
After a lunch break with the family at Rudi's in Portsmouth, I decided to plug the meter and walk around beautiful historic Portsmouth for a couple of hours.
Always birding, I noticed this Northern Flicker in a window of one of the stores!
If you don't like doorways on old buildings, please STOP HERE. The rest of the photos I took are all doors in the old part of town. Many are on homes dating from the late 18th century. I liked the Christmas decorations, the age and also the architectural variety.
This one was my favorite! Which one was yours?