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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, April 27, 2024

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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Saturday, April 27, 2024

A SUMMER TANAGER was seen at a private residence in Bedford on April 23rd.

A Summer Tanager was seen at a private residence in Bedford on April 23. (Photo by Jim Sparrell. Summer Tanager at Odiorne Point State Park on April 19, 2023.)

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was reported from a private residence in Goffstown on April 25th, and 2 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were seen on Barberry Coast Road in Newmarket on April 24th.

2 AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS were seen along Reed Road in Colebrook on April 25th, and a FOX SPARROW was reported from Sandwich on April 26th.

2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Bedell Bridge State Park in Haverhill on April 23rd, and 1 was seen flying over Birch Street Community Gardens in Concord on the 24th.

A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Wantastiquet Mountain Natural Area in Chesterfield/Hinsdale on April 22nd.

An ICELAND GULL was seen in coastal Rye on April 23rd.

3 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, and 5 HARLEQUIN DUCKS were seen at Star Island, one if the Isles of Shoals, on April 26th.

A WILLET was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on April 23rd, 1 was seen along the salt marsh pools on Route 286 in Seabrook on the 25th, and 2 were seen in Hampton Marsh from Depot Road in Hampton Falls on the 26th.

A DUNLIN was reported from Hinsdale Bluffs at the Connecticut River on April 24th.

5 LEAST SANDPIPERS were seen along the salt marsh pools on Route 286 in Seabrook, and 1 was seen at Witch Island in Hampton, all on April 25th.

3 BLACK SCOTERS were seen at the Hinsdale Setbacks on the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on April 24th, and 2 RUDDY DUCKS were seen at Nutts Pond in Manchester on April 22nd.

51 GLOSSY IBIS were seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on April 26th.

A few RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Hollis, Brookline, Auburn, Nottingham, and Newington during the past week.

An EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILL was heard along Bullard Drive in Lyndeborough on April 23rd, 1 was heard along Drewsville Road in Walpole on the 24th, 1 was heard at Hartford Brook Road in Deerfield on the 25th, and 1 was heard at the Karner Blue Butterfly Easement on the 26th.

2 CHIMNEY SWIFTS were seen at Airport Road in Swanzey on April 24th.

A RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was seen in Durham, and 1 was seen in Wilton, both on April 26th.

A HORNED LARK was seen along Aviation Drive in Gilford on April 23rd.

4 BANK SWALLOWS and a CLIFF SWALLOW were seen at Spinney Lane and Durham Reservoir on April 24th.

An EASTERN KINGBIRD was seen at Elm Brook Park in Hopkinton on April 26th.

A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was seen in Lyndeborough, and 2 were seen in Durham all during the past week.

A BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen in Londonderry on April 23rd.

A YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was reported from Saint Gaudens NHP in Cornish on April 26th.

3 OVENBIRDS were reported from Beaver Brook Association land in Hollis, and 1 was reported from Spinney Lane and Durham Reservoir all on April 24th.

A NORTHERN PARULA was seen at Lubberland Creek in Newmarket on April 22nd, and 1 was seen at Spinney Lane and Durham Reservoir on the 24th.

A YELLOW WARBLER was seen in Rye on April 23rd, 1 was seen in Hinsdale on the 24th, 1 was seen in Concord on the 24th, and 1 was seen in Durham on the 24th.

A NASHVILLE WARBLER was seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on April 26th.

A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was reported from Antrim Road in Hancock on April 25th.

2 BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLERS were seen at Pulpit Rock Conservation Area in Bedford on April 22nd, and 1 was seen at Goose Pond Road in Lyme on the 24th.

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.

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Thanks very much and good birding.