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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 17, 2023

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER was photographed at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on July 13th, but has not been relocated.

2 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS and a GREAT CORMORANT continued to be seen at the Isles of Shoals during the past week.

A GREATER YELLOWLEGS was seen at Spofford Lake in Chesterfield on July 4th.

A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen at Copps Pond Wildlife Management Area on July 11th.

A MANX SHEARWATER and a GREAT SHEARWATER were seen on a Granite State Whale Watch boat cruise out of Rye Harbor on July 15th.

A VERMILION FLYCATCHER was photographed at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on July 13, 2023, but has not been relocated. (Vermilion Flycatcher Photo by Mark Suomala)

3 WILSON’S STORM-PETRELS and 2 LEAST TERNS were seen in the cove along Route 1A just south of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on July 16th.

A BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE that was first reported from Pleasant Lake in New London on June 11th, was last reported on July 13th.

A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Hampton Beach State Park on July 10th and again on the 16th.

A LAUGHING GULL was seen at Hampton Harbor on July 13th.

A female KING EIDER continues to be seen in coastal Rye, often from the second pullout just south of Odiorne Point State Park. It was last reported on July 16th.

An adult LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen in Parsons Creek located west of Route 1A and opposite Wallis Sands State Park Rye on July 12th.

A LEAST BITTERN was reported from the Old Mill Road wetlands in Lee on July 12th.

A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was heard flying over Christian Avenue in Concord on July 14th.

A pair of SANDHILL CRANES was seen in fields adjacent to Plains Road in Monroe on July 11th.

4 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Brookline, and 2 were reported from Albany, all on July 11th.

A flock of 20 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS, and a flock of 8, as well as numerous singletons were reported from the Great North Woods, all during the past week.

8 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from the Turnkey Landfill in Rochester on July 12th. Access is restricted.

2 FISH CROWS were reported from Plymouth during the past week.

A MERLIN was seen in Milton on July 13th, and 1 was seen Hanover on 12th.

2 PHILADELPHIA VIREOS were reported from First Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg on July 16th, and 1 was reported from Crawford Depot in Bretton Woods on the 13th.

2 female SPRUCE GROUSE with 3 chicks were seen on Mount Chocorua on July 13th.

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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