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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 27, 2022

2 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS, an ATLANTIC PUFFIN, and 2 ARCTIC TERNS were seen at the Isles of Shoals during the past week.

A female KING EIDER that was first seen from Pulpit Rocks in Rye on May 22nd, continued to be seen during the past week, and was last reported on June 25th.

An ATLANTIC PUFFIN was seen at the Isles of Shoals during the past week. (Photo by Charles J. Sharp, WikiCommons.)

A BLUE-WINGED TEAL was seen along Weatherby Road in Charlestown, and a female GREEN-WINGED TEAL was seen with 5 ducklings at Localizer Drive at Mount Washington Regional Airport in Whitefield, all on June 20th.

A GREAT EGRET was seen at Ash Brook wetland in Keene on June 22nd.

3 MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen in Stratham, and 1 was seen in Durham, all during the past week.

A BLACK VULTURE was seen from Pack Monadnock on June 22nd.

A MERLIN was seen in Berlin on June 19th.

A pair of ORCHARD ORIOLES continues to be seen at Bedell Bridge State Park in Haverhill, and was last reported on June 25th.

3 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Hanover on June 25th.

2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS were seen in Dixville on June 21st, and 1 was seen at the Great Glen Trails in Pinkham Notch in the White Mountain National Forest on the 22nd.

A SPRUCE GROUSE was seen on the Moat Mountain trail in the White Mountain National Forest in Albany on June 22nd.

Several BICKNELL’S THRUSHES and FOX SPARROWS were reported from the White Mountains during the past week.

At least 80 CHIMNEY SWIFTS were reported from downtown Laconia on June 22nd.

A pair of AMERICAN KESTRELS was discovered nesting in a building in downtown Concord on June 23rd.

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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