A juvenile GOLDEN EAGLE was reported flying over Mountain View Cemetery in Claremont on July 5th.
A SANDHILL CRANE was seen along Plains Road in Monroe on July 9th.
A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Westmoreland on July 8th.
A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Hampton Beach State Park on July 10th.
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 July 8th.
A RED-THROATED LOON was seen off North Hampton Beach State Park on July 4th.
3 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS continued to be seen at the Isles of Shoals during the past week.
Some shorebirds have already begun fall-season migration as evidenced by a report of 60 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS and 40 LEAST SANDPIPERS seen flying over Pickering Ponds in Rochester on July 10th.
A WHIMBREL was seen at the Rochester Wastewater Treated Plant on July 10th but has not been relocated. The treatment plant is gated and the hours of operation are 7:30-2:00 on weekdays. If you visit, please check in at the office and be out of the plant by 1:45 so that plant personnel do not have to ask birders to leave. Do not drive on the dikes and do not block the road. The Trails at Pickering Ponds, located east of the plant, are not gated, and are always open during daylight hours.
A GREATER YELLOWLEGS was reported from Adams Point in Durham on July 4th, and 1 was reported from Hillsborough on the 8th.
A few FOX SPARROWS were seen in the White Mountains and Great North Woods during the past week.
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