New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 31st, 2017

Posted on August 2, 2017

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 31st, 2017.

A BROWN PELICAN was seen in Hampton Harbor on July 29th. This is likely the same bird that was photographed at the Isles of Shoals on the 11th.

5 CORY’S SHEARWATERS were seen from Little Boar’s Head in North Hampton on July 29th.

2 MISSISSIPPI KITES, an adult and a chick, continued to be seen at their nest site area in Newmarket and were reported from there on July 26th, but the chick was not present on the 27th and it seems likely that it has perished. 2 MISSISSIPPI KITES were also reported from along Depot Road in Stratham on the 26th.

A juvenile plumaged DICKCISSEL was seen in East Kingston on July 29th.

A pair of SANDHILL CRANES with 2 young continues to be seen in Monroe.

An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen in the Little River Salt Marsh in North Hampton on July 30th. It was also reported from the coast on the 29th. Another immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester several times during the past week.

2 LEAST BITTERNS were reported from World End Pond in Salem on July 29th, 2017. Image from All About Birds.com.

2 LEAST BITTERNS were reported from World End Pond in Salem on July 29th.

3 GLOSSY IBIS were seen along the coast in Rye on July 28th.

3 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS were seen along the coast on July 28th.

3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were seen in Hampton Harbor, and 2 were seen in Rye Harbor, all on July 30th.

2 SANDERLINGS and a LESSER SCAUP were seen at the Rochester Wastewater

Treatment Plant on July 25th. The treatment plant is gated and the hours of operation are 7:30-3:00 on weekdays. If you visit, please check in at the office and be out of the plant by 2:45 so that plant personnel do not have to ask birders to leave. Do not drive on the dikes and do not block the road. The Trails at Pickering Ponds, located east of the plant, are not gated, and are always open during daylight hours.

10 LEAST TERNS were seen at Seabrook Beach on July 29th. Beach-goers are encouraged to give these endangered birds room to raise their chicks.

3 ROSEATE TERNS were seen in Hampton Harbor on July 29th.

12 PURPLE MARTINS were seen at Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on July 29th, and a pair was seen feeding young at a nest site at Great East Lake in Wakefield on the 25th.

Single RED-CROSSBILLS were reported from Albany, and Hancock during the past week.

Single PEREGRINE FALCON sightings were reported from North Haverhill, Auburn, Hampton, and Nashua during the past week, and a pair of PEREGRINE FALCONS has successfully fledged 3 young in Concord.

A flock of 80 TURKEY VULTURES was seen flying over West Lebanon on July 25th.

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.