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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, August 14, 2023

A BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was seen at Powder Mill Pond in Hancock, and one was seen in offshore waters known as “Old Scantum”, both on August 10th.

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen in coastal Rye near the north end of Odiorne Point State Park on August 11th.

2 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS continued to be seen at the Isles of Shoals during the past week.

An ARCTIC TERN was reported from the Piscataqua River near Prescott Park in Portsmouth on August 9th.

A female KING EIDER continues to be seen in coastal Rye, often from the second pullout just south of Odiorne Point State Park. It was last reported on August 13th.

At least 3 LITTLE BLUE HERONS were seen along the coast in Parsons Creek Saltmarsh and Awcomin Marsh in Rye, and Witch Island in Hampton, and one was seen at Chapman’s Landing in Stratham, all during the past week.

A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Manchester on August 11th, and one was seen in Keene on the 10th. (Photo: Black Vulture by Steve Mirick, 01-31-2016, Exeter, NH.)

5 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen from Island Path in coastal Hampton on August 13th.

A SANDHILL CRANE was seen in fields at Bedell Bridge State Park in Haverhill on August 12th and 13th.

A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Manchester on August 11th, and one was seen in Keene on the 10th.

RED CROSSBILL sightings continued to increase from scattered statewide locations, and WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS have mainly been reported from northern locations, all during the past week.

6 UPLAND SANDPIPERS and a GRASSHOPPER SPARROW were seen at Pease International Tradeport in Newington on August 13th.

12 FISH CROWS were reported from Exeter on August 7th.

At least 45 BOBOLINKS were seen at the model airplane fields at Elm Brook Park in Hopkinton on August 13th.

A few BAY-BREASTED WARBLERS and CAPE MAY WARBLERS were reported from south of the Lakes region during the past week. Perhaps this is related to the fires in Canada? Early migrants?

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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