New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Posted on July 6, 2017

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, July 4th, 2017.

A BROWN PELICAN was discovered along the coast on June 24th, and was last reported on the 28th. It was later seen in Newburyport, Massachusetts.

15 PIPING PLOVERS were tallied along Seabrook and Hampton Beaches on July 1st. (Photo by Brian Kushner)

2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen in a field on Deerfield Road in Nottingham on June 29th, and 2 SANDHILL CRANES are reportedly raising 2 young in Monroe.

3 MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen at their nest site area in Newmarket on July 3rd.

An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was reported from the Oyster River Forest in Durham on July 2nd, but has not been relocated.

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 July 2nd, and may still be present. There was a report of a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON in a pond along Post Road in Greenland on July 1st, possibly the same bird.

15 PIPING PLOVERS were tallied along Seabrook and Hampton Beaches on July 1st. 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!

3 pairs of LEAST TERNS were seen nesting on Hampton Beach on July 1st. Like the PIPING PLOVERS, these birds need space to successfully raise chicks.

3 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were seen at the Pease International Tradeport on July 2nd.

8 NELSON’S SPARROWS were reported from the coast on July 1st.

3 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from the Concord Airport on June 29th.

A pair of FISH CROWS is nesting at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye and they were seen apparently feeding chicks on July 1st.

10 PURPLE MARTINS were seen at Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on July 1st.

A few RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Canaan, Bradford, and Marlborough during the past week, and a WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was reported from Pittsfield on July 3rd.

2 EVENING GROSBEAKS have been seen repeatedly in Richmond during the past week, and were last reported on July 2nd. Another 2 were seen in New Boston on the 25th.

The Coordinated Nighthawk Watch in the pine barrens area in Ossipee, Madison, and Tamworth counted 11 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS on July 3rd. Please contact NH Audubon if you want to help this program.

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.