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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, August 1, 2022

A LITTLE STINT was found in the Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area on July 27th. It was seen again on the 28th and 29th, but has not been relocated since then.

Up to 5 STILT SANDPIPERS and a “WESTERN” WILLET were seen in Hampton Marsh during the past week.

A PURPLE MARTIN was seen at Scruton Pond Farm in Barrington on July 26, 2022. Photo: Purple Martin by Debra Powers, 7-28-20, Seabrook, NH.)

2 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, and 3 ARCTIC TERNS were seen at the Isles of Shoals during the past week.

A few LEAST TERNS and PIPING PLOVERS are nesting at Hampton Beach State Park, and Seabrook Town Beach. If you visit these areas, please give these birds room to forage and raise their families!

A LITTLE GULL was seen in Little Harbor in New Castle on July 28th.

A female KING EIDER that was first seen from Pulpit Rocks in Rye on May 22nd is still being seen along the coast in Rye, and was last reported on July 30th.

A MISSISSIPPI KITE nest was discovered in Stratham with 2 adults and at least 1 chick. Another probable adult was seen nearby, all on July 29th.

There was an unconfirmed report of a SWALLOW-TAILED KITE seen at the Moultonborough Transfer Station on July 30th.

2 SANDHILL CRANES were seen flying over Nashua on July 27th.

3 BLACK VULTURES were seen soaring over Woodward Road yard in Westmoreland on July 26th, and 2 were seen soaring over Pickering Ponds in Rochester on the 29th.

A LEAST BITTERN was seen at the Cranberry Pond wetlands located behind Price Chopper in Lebanon on July 25th.

3 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at North Mill Pond in Portsmouth several times during the past week. A single bird was photographed at the Gunstock Campground in Gilford on July 29th.

2 GREEN-WINGED TEAL were seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester and 2 were seen at Meadow Pond in Hampton, all during the past week.

There was an unconfirmed report of a NEOTROPICAL CORMORANT from the Androscoggin River in Berlin on July 26th.

There was an unconfirmed report of an AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN from First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg on July 30th.

A PURPLE MARTIN was seen at Scruton Pond Farm in Barrington on July 26th.

3 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on July 27th, 3 were seen at Odiorne Point State Park on the 30th, and 1 was seen near the Great Bay National Wildlife Refuge entrance on the 30th.

Several BICKNELL’S THRUSHES, and FOX SPARROWS were reported from the White Mountains during the past week.

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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