New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 24th, 2017

Posted on April 26, 2017
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A pair of MERLINS was seen several times in Orford during the past week. Photo by Andre Moraes, Rough-Legged Photography.

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 24th, 2017.

2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Sherman’s Farm fields in East Conway on April 21st, and 1 was seen in along the Barrington Trail in Strafford on the 20th.

A CATTLE EGRET was seen foraging at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th.

A flock of 44 GLOSSY IBIS was seen along the coast on April 20th, and up to 4 GLOSSY IBIS were seen along Potato and Switchback Roads near Route 4 in Canaan during the past week.

3 AMERICAN BITTERNS were seen near the Keene Airport in Swanzey on April 18th, and 2 were seen at Great Meadow in Brookline on the 20th.

A BLACK VULTURE was seen with a flock of TURKEY VULTURES in the Keene area on April 22nd, and 1 was reported from Derry on the 19th.

A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen along Pingree Road in Merrimack on April 20th.

A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was seen visiting a suet feeder in Exeter on April 18th.

A pair of BARROW’S GOLDENEYES was seen above the Androscoggin River dam in Errol on April 17th, 20th, and 21st.

600 COMMON EIDERS were seen in Portsmouth Harbor on April 22nd.

4 RAZORBILLS were seen off of Little Boar’s Head in North Hampton on April 22nd.

A RED-NECKED GREBE and a HORNED GREBE were seen on Newfound Lake on April 18th.

A GADWALL was seen near the mouth of Mink Brook in Hanover on April 18th, and 3 BUFFLEHEADS were seen at Canaan Street Lake in Canaan on the 19th.

A pair of PIPING PLOVERS was seen at Hampton Beach State Park on April 23rd, and 92 PURPLE SANDPIPERS were seen on the jetty there on April 22nd.

3 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were seen at the Pease International Tradeport in Portsmouth on April 22nd.

A LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen near the Charlestown Wastewater Treatment Plant on April 18th. A SPOTTED SANDPIPER was seen at World End Pond in Salem, and several WILLETS were reported from the coast, all on April 22nd.

A BONAPARTE’S GULL was seen on the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on April 20th, and 5 were seen at Dover Point in Dover on the 22nd.

There were a number of inland sightings of migrant DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS during the past week.

A RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported from Brookline on April 24th.

A CLIFF SWALLOW was reported during the past week.

A YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, and several BLUE-HEADED VIREOS were reported during the past week.

Warbler species reported during the past week included: BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER, OVRNBIRD, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, PINE WARBLER, and PALM WARBLER.

Also reported during the past week were: EASTERN KINGBIRD, GREAT-CRESTED FLYCATCHER, MARSH WREN, HOUSE WREN, and EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL.

A VESPER SPARROW was seen in Pittsburg on April 17th, and 1 was reported from Orford on the 20th.

A pair of MERLINS was seen several times in Orford during the past week.

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: 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.

Thanks very much and good birding.