New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 12th, 2017

Posted on June 13, 2017

Brown Booby, first NH state record, seen in Windham on June 11, 2017; photo by Rebecca Suomala.

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 12th, 2017.

A BROWN BOOBY was discovered on Cobbett’s Pond in Windham on June 10th and was still present on the 11th and 12th. The bird has been seen from the town beach.

2 MISSISSIPPI KITES are nesting in Newmarket, and at least 2 have been seen near the Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland during the past week. A single MISSISSIPPI KITE was sighted in flight near the Durham Public Library on June 7th.

4 SANDHILL CRANES were seen flying over the Pickering Ponds area in Rochester on June 11th.

3 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from the Concord Airport on June 10th.

2 YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS were reported from Pawtuckaway State Park in Nottingham on June 11th.

2 FISH CROWS were seen nesting at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on June 10th, and 3 FISH CROWS were seen in downtown Durham on June 7th.

Over 20 PURPLE MARTINS were seen at Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on June 10th.

A BICKNELL’S THRUSH and a BOREAL CHICKADEE were seen near the top of Cannon Mountain on June 12th.

A pair of PEREGRINE FALCONS that nested in North Walpole has raised 4 chicks that appeared to be ready to fledge as of June 8th. An adult PEREGRINE FALCON was seen in Nashua on the 9th.

5 ROSEATE TERNS were seen foraging with 225 COMMON TERNS off of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on June 10th.

A LEAST BITTERN was reported from the Powwow River in Kingston on June 10th.

A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 53 GREAT EGRETS were seen in Hampton Harbor on June 10th.

Lingering migrants still being reported from the coast during the past week included a BUFFLEHEAD, a RED-THROATED LOON, and a RED-NECKED GREBE.

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: 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.