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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, September 12th, 2022

3 MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen in Stratham during the past week.

A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Walpole on September 10th.

3 MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen in Stratham during the past week. (Mississippi Kite photo by Steve Mirick.)

2 LESSER BLACK-BACK GULLS were seen at the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant on September 7th, and a WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER was seen there on the 6th. The treatment plant is gated and the hours of operation are 7:30-2:00 on weekdays. If you visit, there is no vehicle access – please park at the office and walk in. Do not drive on the dikes and do not block the road. Be out of the plant by 1:45 so that plant personnel do not have to ask birders to leave. The Trails at Pickering Ponds, located east of the plant, are not gated, and are always open during daylight hours.

An ATLANTIC PUFFIN was seen in offshore waters on September 9th.

3 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were seen at the Isles of Shoals on September 11th.

2 HUDSONIAN GODWITS were seen in Hampton Harbor on September 7th.

A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on September 7th.

A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen at the Howe Reservoir in Dublin on September 7th, and 3 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS were seen there on the 6th.

A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was seen on Lake Winnisquam at the Mouth of Winnipesauke River in Laconia on September 5th.

2 WESTERN SANDPIPERS were seen in coastal Hampton on September 8th.

2 WILLETS were seen along the coast during the past week.

A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was seen at Jenness Beach in Rye on September 7th.

A female KING EIDER that was first seen from Pulpit Rocks in Rye on May 22nd is still being seen along the coast in Rye, and was last reported on September 12th.

A juvenile LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen in the marsh south of Odiorne Point State Park and west of Route 1A in Rye on September 12th.

A KENTUCKY WARBLER was seen on Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals, on September 11th.

A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen at Goss Farm in Rye on September 12th.

There was an unconfirmed report of an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER at Bow Lake on September 12th.

A DICKCISSEL was reported in Conway and 1 was reported in Albany, both on September 9th.

A LARK SPARROW was seen along Brackett Road in Wolfeboro on September 8th.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on September 11th.

A GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on September 9th.

A WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was seen on Pack Monadnock on September 11th.

A GREAT CORMORANT was seen along the 13-mile woods section of the Androscoggin River in Errol on September 11th.

Migrants are on the move and there have been several reports during the past week of GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, EASTERN KINGBBIRD, PURPLE MARTIN, BANK SWALLOW, CHIMNEY SWIFT, and VEERY.

Formal COMMON NIGHTHAWK migration observations have finished for the season. Over 5,000 were tallied in Concord, and over 5,000 were tallied in Hancock,

Hawk migration observation has started and observers have already counted over 500 raptors from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory. Be sure to visit and help the official counters!

Hawk migration observation has started and observers have already counted over 22 raptors from the Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory. Be sure to visit and help the official counters!

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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