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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 3, 2023

A ROYAL TERN was seen from Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on July 1st.

A CORY’S SHEARWATER was seen from Little Boar’s Head in North Hampton on June 28th, and a MANX SHEARWATER was seen from Rye Harbor State Park on July 2nd.

75 WILSON’S STORM-PETRELS were seen offshore from Rye Harbor State Park on July 2nd.

A BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE that was first reported from Pleasant Lake in New London on June 11th, was last reported on the 26th.

A BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE that was first reported from Pleasant Lake in New London on June 11, 2023, was last reported on the 26. (Photo by Steve Mirick)

An adult GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at the Merrimack River in Manchester on June 27th and again on July 1st. An uncommon species inland.

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 1st.

A SNOWY EGRET and a COMMON EIDER were seen at the Scammell Bridge on the Bellamy River in Dover during the past week – uncommon species away from the coast.

2 LEAST BITTERNS were seen at the Rockingham Recreational Rail Trail and 1 was reported from the Cranberry Ponds in West Lebanon, all during the past week.

2 immature BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were reported from a puddle along Elm Street in Milford on July 2nd.

A pair of SANDHILL CRANES with a fledgling was seen in Deerfield on July 1st.

2 BLACK VULTURES were seen in Milford on July 2nd, 1 was seen in Londonderry on June 30th, and 1 was seen in Rochester on June 30th.

A flock of 10 RED CROSSBILLS was seen in Pittsfield and there were numerous reports of small flocks of 1-7 RED CROSSBILLS, mostly from the southwestern highlands, all during the past week.

A few FOX SPARROWS were seen in the White Mountains and Great North Woods during the past week.

3 FISH CROWS were reported from Plymouth during the past week.

A MERLIN was seen in Dover on July 1st, and 1 was seen in Concord on June 29th.

A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at Weeks State Park in Lancaster on June 27th.

An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was reported from Lyman on June 30th.

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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