New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 4th, 2016

Posted on July 5, 2016
2 GLOSSY IBIS were seen flying off of the coast on July 3rd.

2 GLOSSY IBIS were seen flying off of the coast on July 3rd.

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 4th, 2016.

A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen in treetops located near the boat launch at the end of Piscassic Street in Newmarket on July 3rd.

A pair of SANDHILL CRANES has returned to Monroe and they were most recently reported on June 26th. The birds are most often seen in farm fields along Plains Road. If you look for the birds, please look from the road and do not enter the fields.

14 CORY’S SHEARWATERS were seen at Jeffrey’s Ledge off of the coast on July 3rd. Also present were a few SOOTY SHEARWATERS and GREAT SHEARWATERS, as well as numerous WILSON’S STORM-PETRELS.

2 ARCTIC TERNS were seen from Star Island in the Isles of Shoals on June 28th.

A pair of LEAST TERNS and a pair of PIPING PLOVERS were reported from Hampton Beach on July 3rd.

3 NORTHERN GANNETS, and 2 GLOSSY IBIS were seen flying off of the coast on July 3rd.

8 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from North Pack Monadnock and 2 were reported from Mount Monadnock, all on July 2nd.

14 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from the Concord Airport on June 30th, and 8 were reported from the Cemetery Fields in Amherst on July 2nd.

PURPLE MARTIN sightings during the past week included 11 at coastal sites on July 2nd, and 8 at the FunSpot in Laconia on July 1st.

A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen in Lyman on June 28th.

An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was reported from the Douglas Brook wetlands off of Bear Notch Road in Bartlett on July 3rd.

At least 15 BICKNELL’S THRUSHES were reported from the north slopes of Mount Adams on July 2nd.

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. 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.