This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 1st, 2020.
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2 MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen along Madbury Road in Durham, and 2 were seen along Folsom Drive in Newmarket, all on May 27th. MISSISSIPPI KITES have been successfully nesting in these towns for a number of years.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen along Valley Cross Road in Jackson on May 28th, and 1 was seen again at Bear Brook State Park in Allenstown on May 25th.
A GLOSSY IBIS was seen at the pond on Surrey Lane in Durham on May 28th.
A GREEN HERON was seen off of Power House Road in Gorham on May 30th.
2 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were seen on the coast in Hampton on May 27th.
A COMMON GALLINULE was seen in a wetland at the Brookford Farm in Canterbury on May 28th.
A LAWRENCE’S WARBLER was seen at Moody Park in Claremont on May 26th.
A CERULEAN WARBLER was seen at Woodridge Park in Durham on May 27th.
There was an unconfirmed report of a YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER at Oyster River Forest on Packers Falls Road in Durham on May 27th.
A SUMMER TANAGER was seen at Mockingbird Drive in Newmarket on May 26th.
A BLUE GROSBEAK was seen at a private residence in Peterborough on May 26th.
2 ORCHARD ORIOLES were seen at Bedell Bridge State Park in Haverhill on May 28th.
4 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on May 30th, and 8 were reported from the Concord Airport on the 27th.
2 RED CROSSBILLS were reported from Magalloway Mountain Road, and 8 WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILLS were reported from Deer Mountain Campground, all in Pittsburg during the past week.
73 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were counted migrating north in Amherst on May 25th.
Lingering waterfowl seen along the coast during the past week included: a RED-THROATED LOON, a RED-NECKED GREBE, a GREATER SCAUP, and a pair of GREEN-WINGED TEAL,
A CHUKAR was seen along the Canal Trail located off of Locke Road in Concord on May 31st, 1 was seen in North Wolfeboro on the 31st, and 2 were seen at a private residence in Concord on the 27th.
More migrant birds arrived during the past week. Species reported included: GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH, SWAINSON’S THRUSH, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, CAPE MAY WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, TENNESSEE WARBLER, BLACKPOLL WARBLER, WILSON’S WARBLER, MOURNING WARBLER, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO, MARSH WREN, EASTERN WOOD-PEEWEE, ALDER FLYCATCHER, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, SALTMARSH SPARROW, and LINCOLN’S SPARROW.
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Thanks very much and good birding.
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