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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 5, 2023

A PARASITIC JAEGER and 2 ARCTIC TERNS were seen along the coast from Pulpit Rocks in Rye on June 3rd. 14 ARCTIC TERNS were seen at the Isles of Shoals on the 4th.

A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen along the coast from Pulpit Rocks in Rye on June 3, 2023. (Photo: Parasitic Jaeger by Steve Mirick, 6-2-19, Rye, NH.)

A CASPIAN TERN was seen on south-central Lake Winnipesauke, south of Round Island, on June 4th.

4 NORTHERN FULMARS were seen offshore at Jeffrey’s Ledge on May 30th.

Up to 3 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were seen at the Isles of Shoals and along the coast during the past week.

A RAZORBILL was seen along the coast in Rye on June 4th.

A female KING EIDER continues to be seen, usually from the second pullout just south of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, and it was last reported on June 5th.

2 MISSISSIPPPI KITES were seen in Stratham and 1 was reported from Durham, all during the past week.

4 BLACK VULTURES were seen in Westmoreland on May 30th, 1 was seen in West Lebanon on June 2nd, and 1 was seen in Lyndeborough on June 4th.

2 LEAST BITTERNS were seen at Cranberry Ponds, located behind the Price Chopper in West Lebanon on June 1st, 1 was reported from the Old Mill Road Mitigation Area in Lee on June 3rd, and 1 was reported from the Rockingham Recreational Trail on the 29th.

1 or 2 LITTLE BLUE HERONS were seen in coastal Rye on June 3rd.

A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was reported from Hancock on June 1st.

A GREEN HERON was seen at Airport Marsh in Whitefield on May 31st.

A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen in East Kingston on June 3rd.

4 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from the Concord Airport on May 31st.

2 FOX SPARROWS were seen in Dixville on June 4th, and 1 was seen in Waterville Valley on May 31st.

A territorial GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER was seen along East Weare Road in Weare on the Everett Dam Conservation Lands on May 14th and was most recently reported on the 31st. It was in an overgrown field near some old Jersey-barriers approximately 1-mile west of the intersection of East Weare Road and South Sugar Hill Road. The bird was singing a song similar to a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER type song.

2 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Jaffrey on June 3rd.

A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on June 4th,

A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was reported from Dixville, and 1 was reported from Jefferson, both at breeding territories during the past week.

2 FISH CROWS were reported from Plymouth and 3 were reported from Holderness, all 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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