New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 26th, 2017

Posted on June 27, 2017

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 26th, 2017.

A BROWN PELICAN was seen in several locations along the coast on June 24th and 25th. It was seen from Concord Point in Rye, Bicentennial Park in Hampton, and in Hampton Harbor, and could possibly still be present.

A BROWN PELICAN was seen in several locations along the coast on June 24th and 25th. It was seen from Concord Point in Rye, Bicentennial Park in Hampton, and in Hampton Harbor, and could possibly still be present. (Photo by birdsandwater.)

A BROWN BOOBY was discovered on Cobbett’s Pond in Windham on June 10th. It was last reported on the 20th and appears to have left the area.

An immature male KING EIDER was seen along the coast in the cove located at the North Hampton and Rye town line on June 24th.

3 MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen near their nest in Newmarket on June 20th.

A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Hollis on June 22nd.

An adult YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was discovered in a small pond near the start of Sleepy Hollow Drive in Greenland on June 15th, was last reported on the 26th, and may still be present.

A pair of PIPING PLOVERS has hatched 3 chicks and they were seen foraging on Hampton Beach on June 26th. The young birds are extremely vulnerable at this stage of their lives and beach-goers are encouraged to give these small, endangered birds room to roam. The adults and chicks blend in with the beach, so please tread carefully!

A pair of LEAST TERNS was seen nesting on Hampton Beach on June 26th. Like the PIPING PLOVERS, these birds need space to successfully raise chicks.

A COMMON TERN was seen on Squam Lake on June 22nd.

6 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from the Concord Airport on June 22nd.

20 PURPLE MARTINS were seen at Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on June 24th.

A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen near the Little Cherry Pond trail at the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson on June 22nd.

A male SPRUCE GROUSE was seen near the summit of Mount Success on June 24th.

There were several reports of RED CROSSBILLS from scattered locations during the past week.

BICKNELL’S THRUSHES were reported from Mount Washington, Dixville Peak, and Smarts Mountain (Lyme) during the past week.

A RED-THROATED LOON was reported on June 23rd, and a RED-NECKED GREBE was reported on the 24th, both from Lake Winnipesauke.

Other lingering migrants still being reported during the past week included a BUFFLEHEAD and 2 RED-NECKED GREBES on the coast, 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.