Date: 5/27/19 3:40 pm From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, May 27, 2019
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 27th, 2019.
A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen soaring over downtown Newmarket on May 22nd and
25th, and 2 were seen soaring over Madbury Road in Durham on the 24th and
A TRUMPETER SWAN was discovered at NH Audubon’s Abe Emerson Marsh in Candia
on April 13th, has continued being seen there, and was last reported on May
2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen flying over the Pondicherry National Wildlife
Refuge in Jefferson near the Whitefield Airport on May 25th.
2 BLACK VULTURES were seen soaring in the vicinity of the North Walpole
lower boat landing on the Connecticut River on May 21st.
An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER was seen at Star Island in the Isles of Shoals on
A CASPIAN TERN was seen along the coast on May 22nd. 2 LEAST TERNS and 3
ROSEATE TERNS were reported from the coast on May 25th.
A NORTHERN FULMAR was seen in offshore waters on May 27th.
A flock of 22 BRANT were seen on First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg on May
26th, and a flock of 32 BRANT was seen in Hampton Harbor on the 25th.
A SUMMER TANAGER was seen at First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg on May
A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was seen in Enfield on May 20th.
A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen at the Wantastiquet Mountain Natural Area in
Hinsdale and Chesterfield on May 25th.
A BICKNELL’S THRUSH was seen in Penacook on May 23rd, and 1 was reported
from Benton on May 21st. A GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was reported from Mines Falls
Park in Nashua on May 26th.
A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on May 25th.
GRASSHOPPER SPARROW reports during the past week included 6 at the Concord
Airport, 2 at Cemetery Fields in Amherst, 4 at the old Hinsdale Raceway, and
2 at the Keene Airport.
A NELSON’S SPARROW was reported from Rye on May 26th, and 4 SALTMARSH
SPARROWS were reported from Hampton Marsh on the 25th.
A GREEN HERON was seen at Airport Marsh in Whitefield on May 25th, and a
BUFFLEHEAD was seen at Little Cherry Pond in Jefferson on the 22nd.
An observer tallied 80 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS on May 22nd and 115 on the 23rd,
all migrating overhead in Amherst. A few COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were reported
from a number of other locations during the past week.
An estimated 50 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS were seen at Lily Pond in Gilford
on May 22nd.
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:
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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