2 HUDSONIAN GODWITS, and a MARBLED GODWIT were seen in Hampton Harbor on August 16th.
A WESTERN SANDPIPER was seen along the coast in Hampton on August 16th.
A “melanistic” (abnormally dark-colored) LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen in coastal Seabrook on August 17th.
2 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, and 3 ARCTIC TERNS continued to be seen at the Isles of Shoals during the past week.
A few LEAST TERNS and PIPING PLOVERS nested at Hampton Beach State Park, and Seabrook Town Beach. If you visit, please give these birds room to forage and raise their families!
2 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were seen at Surry Mountain Lake on August 23rd.
A BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was seen in Rye Harbor on August 17th.
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 August 23rd.
An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen at Witch Island in Hampton on August 18th, and 1 was seen at Parson’s Creek salt marsh in Rye on August 21st.
A LEAST BITTERN was seen at the Cranberry Pond wetlands located behind Price Chopper in West Lebanon on August 17th.
A GLOSSY IBIS continued to be seen at Surry Mountain Lake during the past week and was last reported on August 18th.
A WHITE IBIS was seen in Hampton Harbor on August 16th.
2 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at Nutt Pond in Manchester on August 19th.
A GREAT CORMORANT was seen in Hampton Harbor on August 17th.
3 SANDHILL CRANES were seen along Plains Road in Monroe on August 21st.
3 adult MISSISSIPPI KITES and 1 unfledged chick were seen in Stratham during the past week.
A BLACK VULTURE was seen flying over Grimes Hill Road in Orford on August 17th, and 2 were seen near Pickering Ponds in Rochester on the 23rd.
A YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was seen along Bog Road in Enfield on August 16th.
A LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH was seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on August 16th.
A DICKCISSEL was heard flying overhead in Hancock on August 19th.
2 BANK SWALLOWS were seen at Bobolink Farm in Hancock on August 19th, and 2 were seen at the Peterborough Wastewater Treatment Plant on the 18th.
COMMON NIGHTHAWK migration has started. High counts from the past week were: 504 in Concord on 8/18/22, 570 in Concord on 8/19/22, and 224 in Hancock on 8/19/22.
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