New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 19th, 2017

Posted on June 21, 2017

A LAWRENCE’S WARBLER, which is a hybrid between a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, was seen in Rollinsford on June 14th, 2017. (Photo by Dominic Sherony, Creative Commons)

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 19th, 2017.

A BROWN BOOBY was discovered on Cobbett’s Pond in Windham on June 10th and was still present on the 19th. The bird has been seen from the town beach located at #45 Cobbett’s Pond Road. If you try to see the bird, do not park along Cobbett’s Pond Road, do not block traffic, and do not stand in the road. You may need to park on a side road and walk to the beach. Please respect both property and privacy rights.

2 MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen near their nest in Newmarket, 1 was been seen near the Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland, and 1 was seen near Stratham Hill Park, all during the past week.

2 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were seen at Odiorne Point State Park on June 17th, and 1 was seen at Lunging Island, one of the Isles of Shoals, on June 12th.

A pair of LEAST TERNS is nesting on Hampton Beach.

An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen in a small pond near the start of Sleepy Hollow Drive in Greenland on June 15th and 16th, and again on the 19th.

There was an unconfirmed report of a SUMMER TANAGER from Darcie Drive in Jaffrey on June 14th.

3 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from the Concord Airport on June 17th, and 2 were reported from Stearns Drive in Hinsdale on the 15th.

A LAWRENCE’S WARBLER, which is a hybrid between a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, was seen in Rollinsford on June 14th.

12 PURPLE MARTINS were seen at Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on June 17th, and 3 were seen at Fort Constitution in New Castle on June 14th.

2 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported from Tilton Hill Road in Pittsfield on June 14th.

There were several reports of FOX SPARROWS from the White Mountains and Coos County during the past week.

10 BICKNELL’S THRUSHES were tallied by a birder hiking the King Ravine Trail on Mount Adams in the White Mountains on June 17th.

Lingering migrants still being reported during the past week included a BUFFLEHEAD and a RED-NECKED GREBE on the coast, a RING-NECKED DUCK in Plainfield, and a LESSER SCAUP in Rochester.

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.