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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 10, 2024

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 10, 2024

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 10, 2024. To leave a message about a rare bird without listening to the recording first, press 2 now.

NH Audubon’s weekly Rare Bird Alert will not be posted on June 17, June 24, and July 1, but it will be back on schedule on July 8. If you need more info during that time, you can check eBird NH online.

There was an unconfirmed hybrid between a Glossy Ibis and White-face Ibis that was seen, photographed, and well described at Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area on June 9th. (Photo by Steve Mirick of the potential Glossy Ibis and White-face Ibis hybrid. Taken June 9, 2024 in Hampton, NH.)

There was an unconfirmed hybrid between a GLOSSY IBIS and WHITE-FACE IBIS that was seen, photographed, and well described at Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area on June 9th.

A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on June 5th and 6th.

A SNOWY EGRET was seen at Adam’s Point Wildlife Management Area on Great Bay in Durham on June 9th.

A SNOW GOOSE was seen in Londonderry on June 4th and 5th, very unusual for this time of year.

A family group of RING-NECKED DUCKS, including an adult pair and 9 fledglings, was seen along Shindagan Road in Wilmot on June 5th, and an adult pair was seen at Spinney Lane and Durham Reservoir on the 7th.

A female GREATER SCAUP was seen on private land in Lyme on June 9th.

A RED-THROATED LOON was seen along the coast at Hampton Beach State Park on June 6th.

At least 1 ARCTIC TERN and many COMMON TERNS and ROSEATE TERNS are nesting on White and Seavey Islands at the Isles of Shoals, and some of them were seen along the coast during the past week. A few LEAST TERNS and PIPING PLOVERS are nesting at Hampton Beach and Seabrook Beach. Please be aware of these birds and give them space to forage and raise their families.

3 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were seen in Hampton Harbor on June 9th.

A PURPLE SANDPIPER was seen at the Isles of Shoals on June 5th.

8 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, 2 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, and a GREATER YELLOWLEGS were seen at Goose Pond in Canaan during the past week.

2 BLACK VULTURES were seen at Woodward Road in Westmoreland on June 8th.

An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was reported from the Robert P Bass Memorial Town Forest in Sharon on June 4th.

A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Odiorne Point State Park on June 7th – getting late to be see in southern NH.

A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen at the Mount Wantastiquet Natural Area in Chesterfield/Hinsdale on May 13th and continued to be seen there during the past week. It was last reported on the June 10th (One observer reported seeing 2 on the 25th.) It has been consistently seen and heard along the trail about 1-mile from the trailhead parking area. Be aware that there are BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLERS in the area that sound similar, so a “heard only” identification is probably insufficient, and a visual sighting may be needed to confirm your identification for NH Bird Records or eBird. Another CERULEAN WARBLER was reported from a private residence in Durham on the 29th.

A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen at the Wildcat Ski Area on June 8th, and 2 were seen along the Peabody River north of the Glen House in Pinkham Notch in Gorham on the 10th.

A WARBLING VIREO was seen at the Localizer Drive at the Mount Washington Regional Airport in Jefferson on June 6th.

4 FOX SPARROWS were reported from Cedar Brook Trail to Sawyer River Road in the White Mountain National Forest on June 4th, and 1 was reported from the Dixville Turbines access road on June 8th.

An ORCHARD ORIOLE was seen at Wilson’s Landing in Hanover on June 3rd.

2 GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSHES were reported from the Mount Washington Auto Road in Pinkham Notch on June 6th.

3 FISH CROWS were reported from Plymouth on June 6th.

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.

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Thanks very much and good birding.