June 25, 2013

Posted on June 26, 2013

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, June 25th, 2013.

 

A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen from Salmon Road in Newmarket on June 23rd.

 

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW, 3 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS, and an UPLAND SANDPIPER were seen at the Pease International Tradeport on June 23rd.

 

A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was reported from grassy fields located along on Route 116 in Franconia about 1.2 miles south of the Franconia airport on June 22nd.

 

A pair of BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS successfully fledged 4 chicks from a nest located at the Trudeau Road wetlands in Bethlehem on June 19th.

 

6 WHIP-POOR-WILLS, a COMMON NIGHTHAWK, and 2 BLACK-BILLED CUCKOOS were reported from the Ossipee Pine Barrens on June 19th.

 

A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was reported from Plymouth on June 24th, and a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was reported from Lyman on June 25th.

 

BICKNELL’S THRUSHES were reported from Mount Washington, Mount Adams, and Cannon Mountain, all in the White Mountains during the past week

 

A SWAINSON’S THRUSH, a YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, and a BLACKPOLL WARBLER were reported from Mount Cube in Orford on June 24th.

 

A SWAINSON’S THRUSH was reported from near the summit of Mount Kearsarge in Wilmot on June 21st.

 

At least 6 PURPLE MARTINS were seen at the Fun Spot in Laconia on June 25th.

 

3 AMERICAN BITTERNS were reported from Post Pond in Lyme on June 20th.

 

Birders on the coast reported a SURF SCOTER, 3 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 25 BLACK SCOTERS, a RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, 24 COMMON LOONS, 18 GREAT EGRETS, 36 SNOWY EGRETS, a PIPING PLOVER, 18 WILLETS, 15 BONAPARTE’S GULLS, 2 LAUGHING GULLS, 10 ROSEATE TERNS, 150 COMMON TERNS, a BLACK GUILLEMOT, and 5 SALTMARSH SPARROWS on June 22nd.

 

This message is also available by phone recording: call (603) 224-9909 and press 2 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@nhaudubon.org. 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

 

Thanks very much and good birding.