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Mississippi Kites Nesting in New Hampshire

Mississippi Kites in Stratham, by Steve Mirick.

Mississippi Kites are a beautiful bird typically found in the southeastern and south-central US but amazingly there’s a northern breeding outpost in New Hampshire. Read about their discovery and what’s been learned over the last 13 years in an article by Steve Mirick in the Summer 2020 issue New Hampshire Bird Records – now on the website.

Other great articles in the issue include:

·         Promoting an Inclusive Birding Community

·         Summer Season: June 1 through July 31, 2010 by Greg Tillman

·         Red-headed Woodpeckers Nesting at Bear Brook State Park by Stephen R. Mirick

·         Is it a Yellow-billed Loon? compiled by Rebecca Suomala

·         Common Loon 2020 Breeding Season Highlights by John Cooley

·         Nighthawk Breeding Summary 2020 by Rebecca Suomala

·         The Rockingham Recreational Trail, Newfields Section by Kathryn Frieden

·         Backyard Birder – Grape Jelly … Not Just for Orioles Anymore by Dan Hubbard

·         Summer 2020 Field Notes, Diana Stephens Editor

·         Fish Crow Predation by Scott Heron

·         Identify Your Rose-breasted Grosbeak by Rebecca Suomala

·         Bluebird Helpers by Diana Stephens and Rebecca Suomala

·         Osprey Fledging at Great Bay NWR by Steve Bennett

·         A Virginia Rail in Epping? by Greg Tillman

·         The Pine Siskin and the Goldfinch

·         A Very Surprised Sanderling by Jon Woolf

·         Pandemic Backyard Birding by Iain MacLeod

·         Nesting Stories by Robert A. Quinn

·         A Birdbath with Karma by Ruth Smith

·         Answer to the Photo Quiz by Susan Wrisley – Eastern Wood-Pewee versus Eastern Phoebe

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Photo: Mississippi Kites by Steve Mirick, Stratham, NH.

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