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New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 12th, 2021

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 12th, 2021.

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Single SANDHILL CRANES were reported from Durham, Auburn, Keene, and Loudon during the past week, and a pair was seen again in Monroe on April 11th.

A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Brookline on April 10th, 2021. (Photo: Black Vulture, by Steve Mirick, 2018.)

A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Brookline on April 10th.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be seen in trees along Jordan Road in Keene, and was last reported on April 10th. A pair of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS continues to be seen at Bear Brook State Park and was last reported on April 11th.

3 COMMON MURRES, 2 THICK-BILLED MURRES, and a NORTHERN FULMAR were seen from a boat offshore on April 9th.

A pair of BARROW’S GOLDENEYES was seen on the Androscoggin River in Errol on April 7th and 8th.

4 NORTHERN SHOVELERS were seen on Magill Bay in Dummer on April 8th, and 4 were seen at Gile Road marsh in Lee on April 11th.

2 GADWALL were seen in Hampton on April 7th.

A RUDDY DUCK was seen on Great Bay on April 7th and 8th.

6 BRANT were seen on the coast on April 11th.

9 PIPING PLOVERS were reported from the coast on April 8th.

7 PURPLE SANDPIPERS were seen in Rye Harbor on April 9th.

A LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen in coastal Hampton on April 11th, and 1 was seen in Exeter on the 12th.

9 GLOSSY IBIS were seen in Hampton on April 7th, and 3 SNOWY EGRETS were seen along the coast in Rye on April 8th and 9th.

A RED-THROATED LOON was seen in Great Bay from Adams Point in Durham on April 10th.

Recent WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS sightings included 4 in Manchester, and 2 in Amherst, all during the past week. Recent RED CROSSBILL sightings included 25 in Swanzey, 8 in Rye, and 7 in Portsmouth, all during the past week.

Up to 15 EVENING GROSBEAKS and 8 COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at a birdfeeder in Jefferson on April 9th.

5 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on April 5th.

2 BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHERS were seen in Salem on April 11th.

A VEERY was reported from Keene on April 6th and 1 was reported from Hinsdale on the 7th.

A BLUE-HEADED VIREO was reported from Pawtuckaway State Park on April 11th.

A VIRGINIA RAIL was reported from Old Mill Road in Lee on April 11th.



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