Date: 7/6/20 3:40 pm From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, July 6, 2020
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 6th, 2020.
During the Corona virus outbreak NH Audubon encourages you to enjoy birding
safely; please follow travel and social distance recommendations from state
and federal authorities.
An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was seen and heard at the marsh on Gile Road near the
junction with Route 152 in Lee on July 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
A SANDHILL CRANE continues to be seen on private property in Errol and was
last reported on July 3rd.
Up to 4 LEAST BITTERNS continue to be seen at the Cranberry Ponds located
behind the Price Chopper near the garden center in West Lebanon, and they
were last reported on July 6th.
MISSISSIPPI KITES continued to be reported from Madbury Road in Durham and
from various locations in Newmarket, Stratham, and Greenland, all during the
past week. They have been successfully nesting in several of these towns for
a number of years.
A few pairs of PIPING PLOVERS and LEAST TERNS are nesting at Hampton Beach
State Park. Please tread carefully and respect these nesting and foraging
birds. Young PIPING PLOVERS leave the nest right after hatching, are tiny
and difficult to see, and can be easily injured or killed by an errant
footstep, beach ball, or Frisbee.
A nesting pair of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continues to be seen at Bear Brook
State Park and was last reported on July 1st. At least 2 chicks were also
2 MERLINS were seen at Great Pond in Kingston on July 2nd.
50 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from the top of Gunstock Mountain on July
4th, 16 were reported from Newport on the 3rd, 16 were reported from Pack
Monadnock on the 5th, 8 were reported from Mount Monadnock on the 4th, and a
few smaller numbers were reported from Antrim, Dublin, Troy, Greenfield,
Hancock, Sullivan, Springfield, Lempster, Penacook, and Bartlett, all during
the past week.
2 FOX SPARROWS were seen on the Caps Ridge Trail in Jefferson Notch on July
2nd and 3rd, 1 was seen on Mount Tecumseh on the 4th, and 1 was seen in
Dixville on the 3rd.
A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at the Concord Airport and 1 was reported
from the Pease International Tradeport, both during the past week.
8 PURPLE MARTINS were reported from the coast on July 3rd.
A BLUE-WINGED WARBLER was reported from Pittsburg on July 4th, far north for
A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at McDaniels Marsh in Springfield on
July 5th. This species is usually found farther north during the nesting
A female/immature NORTHERN HARRIER was seen at Signal Hill in Lebanon, and a
pair was seen near the Pontook Reservoir in Dummer, all on July 4th.
3 GLOSSY IBIS were seen in Rye on June 30th.
A HORNED LARK was reported from Hanover, an unusual location, on July 1st.
A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen near Little Cherry Pond in Jefferson on
2 broods of RING-NECKED DUCKS were reported from Sandwich during the past
week, farther south than they normally nest.
A CHUKAR was seen in Nottingham on July 2nd.
New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert is sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.
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
Thanks very much and good birding.
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