Date: 7/13/20 2:51 pm From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, July 13, 2020
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 13th, 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.
A TRICOLORED HERON was seen in coastal Hampton on July 11th and 12th, and an
immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen at the Lancy Brook Wetlands in Brookline
on July 10th. An immature GLOSSY IBIS was photographed along Pine Hill Road
in Croydon on July 9th.
An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continues to be seen and heard at the marsh on Gile
Road near the junction with Route 152 in Lee and was last reported on July
A family of 3 SANDHILL CRANES was seen at Sweat Meadow along the
Androscoggin River at Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge in Errol on July 9th.
Up to 4 LEAST BITTERNS continue to be seen at the Cranberry Ponds located
behind the Price Chopper and the Walmart garden center in West Lebanon, and
they were last reported on July 12th.
2 BLACK VULTURES were seen soaring over Spit Brook Road in Nashua on July
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 STILT SANDPIPER and a PECTORAL SANDPIPER were reported from Hampton Salt
Marsh Conservation Area on July 11th.
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 family of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continues to be seen at Bear Brook State
Park and was last reported on July 12th.
A MERLIN was seen at Great Pond in Kingston on July 10th, and a family of 3
MERLINS was seen in North Conway on the 8th.
RED CROSSBILLS continue to be reported from appropriate habitat with high
counts of 15 on PACK MONADNOCK, and 20 on Mount Monadnock all during the
2 FOX SPARROWS and 2 BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS were reported from the
Webster/Jackson Trail in Crawford Notch in the White Mountains on July 9th.
20 PURPLE MARTINS were reported from along Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on
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web site, www.nhaudubon.org
Thanks very much and good birding.
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