This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 3rd, 2021.
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A VIRGINIA’S WARBLER was photographed in Hampton on April 28th but has not been relocated.
A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was found in Orford on April 28th, and was seen again on April 29th and 30th. It was last reported from Prettyman Road on May 1st.
A HOODED WARBLER and a SUMMER TANAGER were seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on May 3rd.
A SUMMER TANAGER was seen at Riverside Park in Raymond on April 30th.
A BLUE GROSBEAK was seen in Concord on April 29th, and 1 was seen in Rye on the 30th, but neither has been relocated.
A SANDHILL CRANE was seen flying over Center Conway on April 29th, and 1 was seen in a farm field at 77 Raymond Road in Nottingham on the 28th.
A BLACK VULTURE was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on April 30th.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen again along Old Concord Road in Henniker on April 30th, and 1 continues to be seen along Jordan Road in Keene and was last reported on April 26th.
A CASPIAN TERN was seen at the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on April 30th.
A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen in the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on May 2nd.
A pair of GADWALL was seen in Hampton Marsh and 1 was seen in Lake Tarleton, both on May 1st.
2 BONAPARTE’S GULLS were seen at Opechee Bay in Laconia on May 1st.
A WILLET and an overwintering SEMIPALMATED PLOVER were seen on the coast on April 30th. A WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen in Rochester on April 29th, and 2 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS were seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on May 2nd.
A GLOSSY IBIS was seen moving between farmland and Reed’s Marsh in Orford on April 30th and May 1st. 4 GLOSSY IBIS were seen at Chapman’s Landing in Stratham on April 29th, and a GREAT EGRET was seen in Hollis on May 2nd.
A single COMMON REDPOLL was seen in Glen, and 2 were seen in Errol, all during the past week.
A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was reported from Nottingham on April 30th. Recent RED CROSSBILL sightings included 16 in Swanzey on April 28th, and 10 in Rye on May 1st.
There were numerous reports of RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS during the past week.
A BANK SWALLOW was seen in Exeter on April 28th. (No ATM available)
2 MARSH WRENS were seen at Turtle Pond in Concord on April 28th.
3 HORNED LARKS were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on April 30th and May 1st.
An AMERICAN PIPIT was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on May 2nd.
A LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen in Antrim on May 1st.
An EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard at the USFWS Karner Blue easement in Concord on April 28th, 1 was heard at Roxbury Street in Keene on the 28th, and 1 was heard at Hoit Road in Concord on the 29th.
New arrivals reported during the past week included: COMMON TERN, CHIMNEY SWIFT, WOOD THRUSH, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, ORCHARD ORIOLE, BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER, NORTHERN PARULA, OVENBIRD, MAGNOLIA WARBLER, PRAIRIE WARBLER, and GRAY CATBIRD.
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 email. 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.
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