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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 20, 2022

A TRICOLORED HERON continues to be seen along the coast and was last reported from Parson’s Creek saltmarsh in Rye on June 20th.

A LEAST BITTERN was reported from along the Rockingham Rail Trail between Route 87 and Halls Mill Road in Newfields on June 14th and 15th, 1 was reported from the Cranberry Pond wetlands in West Lebanon on the 15th and 17th, and 1 was reported from Great Meadow at Beaver Brook in Hollis on June 15th.

A LEAST BITTERN was reported from along the Rockingham Rail Trail between Route 87 and Halls Mill Road in Newfields on June 14th and 15th, 1 was reported from the Cranberry Pond wetlands in West Lebanon on the 15th and 17th, and 1 was reported from Great Meadow at Beaver Brook in Hollis on June 15th, 2022. (Photo by Kyle Wilmarth, 2017.)

A YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was reported from South Mill Pond in Portsmouth on June 19th.

A GREEN HERON and an AMERICAN BITTERN were seen at the Airport Marsh area and Localizer Drive at Mount Washington Regional Airport in Whitefield on June 15th.

2 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were seen at the Isles of Shoals on June 15th, 2 were seen in coastal Hampton on the 16th, and 1 was seen from Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on the 12th.

A female KING EIDER that was seen from Pulpit Rocks in Rye on May 22nd, continued to be seen during the past week, and was last reported on June 18th.

A RED-NECKED GREBE was seen at Pulpit Rocks in Rye on June 14th.

A SURF SCOTER was seen at the Wilder Dam on the Connecticut River in Lebanon on June 10th, and again on the 17th.

A BLUE-WINGED TEAL was seen along Weatherby Road in Charlestown on June 20th.

A female GREEN-WINGED TEAL was seen with 5 ducklings at Localizer Drive at Mount Washington Regional Airport in Whitefield on June 20th.

An ATLANTIC PUFFIN and an ARCTIC TERN were seen at the Isles of Shoals during the past week.

1 MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen in Stratham during the past week.

3 BLACK VULTURES were seen in the Connecticut River valley in Hinsdale and Chesterfield on June 13th and 16th, and 1 was seen in Raymond on the 18th.

2 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Pittsburg on June 16th, and 1 was reported from Hancock on the 15th and 18th.

2 EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen in Strafford on June 16th.

6-8 AMERICAN PIPITS were reported from Mount Washington, where they breed, on June 15th.

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

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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