Date: 6/25/18 5:19 pm From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, June 25, 2018
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 25th, 2018.
A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen near the town library in Durham on June 23rd, and 1 was seen near downtown Newmarket on the 24th.
A BLACK VULTURE was reported from Center Ossipee on June 21st.
An ARCTIC TERN was seen at Seal Rocks in Rye on June 21st, 6 LEAST TERNS were seen at Seabrook Beach on the 23rd, and 2 ROSEATE TERNS were seen on the coast on the 23rd.
An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER was seen on Star Island in the Isles of Shoals on June 25th.
9 PIPING PLOVERS were seen along the coast on June 23rd.
A BRANT was seen in Plaice Cove in Hampton on June 22nd, and a RED-NECKED GREBE was seen in coastal Rye on the 23rd.
A RUDDY DUCK, first reported from the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plan on June 6th, continues to be seen, and was last reported on the 20th. The treatment plant is gated and the hours of operation are 7:30-3:00 on weekdays. If you visit, please check in at the office and be out of the plant by 2:45 so that plant personnel do not have to ask birders to leave. Do not drive on the dikes and do not block the road. The Trails at Pickering Ponds, located east of the plant, are not gated, and are always open during daylight hours.
4 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Osgood Hill in Hancock on June 20th, and 10 were reported from Gunstock Mountain in Gilford on the 19th.
6 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported from the Mount Washington Auto Road on June 22nd.
4 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from the Concord Airport on June 24th, and 3 were reported from the Cemetery Fields in Amherst on the 25th.
A FOX SPARROW was reported from Millsfield on June 19th.
32 PURPLE MARTINS were seen near Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on June 22nd.
A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen in Merrimack on June 19th.
This message is also available by phone recording: call (603) 224-9909 and press 4 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: <birdsetc...> 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, www.nhaudubon.org