Date: 7/20/20 3:13 pm From: Mark Suomala <mrsuomala...> Subject: [NHBirds] Rare Bird Alert, New Hampshire, July 20, 2020
This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 20th, 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 FORSTER’S TERN was reported from Powder Mill Pond in Hancock on July 14th.
An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER was seen flying by Jenness Beach in Rye on July
A TRICOLORED HERON and 3 GLOSSY IBIS were seen in coastal Hampton on July
14th. An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester
on July 16th and 18th. A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen in trees near 32
Centerra Parkway in Lebanon on July 17th and 18th.
A SEDGE WREN was reported from a wetland located along Route 25 and just
north of Taterboro Road in Sandwich on July 18th.
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
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 18th. A SORA continues to be heard here as
A BLACK VULTURE was seen soaring over fields in Westmoreland on July 15th.
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 SPRUCE GROUSE was seen on the Webster/Jackson trail in Crawford Notch in
the White Mountains on July 16th.
A family of 4 RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continues to be seen at Bear Brook
State Park and was last reported on July 16th.
RED CROSSBILLS continue to be reported from appropriate habitat with a high
count of 26 on PACK MONADNOCK on July 16th.
A FOX SPARROW was reported from Dixville on July 16th.
16 PURPLE MARTINS were reported from along the coast on July 16th.
Several YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS were again reported during the past week – a
good year for them.
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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