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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 14th, 2021

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 14th, 2021.

6 BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING-DUCKS were discovered at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant on June 2nd, were last reported on the 9th, and appear to have left the area.

A pair of NORTHERN SHOVELERS was seen at the Bear Pond Natural Area in Canaan on June 12th, 2021. (Photo by Richard Eltridge.)

A pair of NORTHERN SHOVELERS was seen at the Bear Pond Natural Area in Canaan on June 12th.

MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen in Durham, Newmarket, Greenland, and Stratham, all during the past week.

A family of 3 SANDHILL CRANES continue to be seen in Monroe and were last reported on June 8th.

A pair of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS is nesting in Bear Brook State Park and was last reported on June 12th.

An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER continued to be reported from Oyster River Forest in Durham and was last reported on June 12th.

An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER was seen again at the Isles of Shoals on June 12th, and a RAZORBILL was seen there on the 10th.

A BLACK TERN was seen off the coast at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on June 9th.

An adult LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen in coastal Rye on June 7th.

2 LEAST BITTERNS were reported from Great Meadow in Beaver Brook in Hollis on June 12th, and 1 was reported from World End Pond in Salem on the 13th.

A COMMON GALLINULE was first seen on the coast just south of Odiorne Point State Park on May 30th, and was last reported from that area on June 10th.

A SORA continues to be seen at the Cranberry Ponds in West Lebanon and was last reported on June 10th.

A SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was seen in Rochester on June 11th.

A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was heard along North Road in Shelburne on June 13th.

A flock of 15 RED CROSSBILLS was seen in Pittsfield on June 8th, a flock of 7 was seen in Exeter on the 7th, a flock of 5 was reported from Concord on the 8th, 4 were reported from Raymond on the 8th, 3 were seen on Mount Washington on the 10th, and single birds were seen in Hancock, New Boston, and Laconia 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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