This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 21st, 2021.
MISSISSIPPI KITES continue to be seen in Durham, Newmarket, Greenland, and Stratham.
A BLACK VULTURE was seen in Milford on June 19th, and 2 were reported from Candia on the 21st.
A family of 3 SANDHILL CRANES continues 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 16th.
An ARCTIC TERN was seen at the Isles of Shoals on June 15th, and a RAZORBILL was seen there on the 19th.
2 MOURNING WARBLERS were reported from the Granite Lake headwaters in Stoddard on June 16th.
Several BICKNELL’S THRUSHES were reported from the Caps Ridge Trail off of Jefferson Notch Road in the White Mountains on June 20th.
A GREATER YELLOWLEGS was seen at the Pickering Ponds in Rochester on June 17th and 18th.
A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was seen at the Cranberry Meadow Pond trail in Peterborough on June 17th.
A SEMIPALMATED PLOVER was seen in Rochester again on June 16th.
Several PIPING PLOVER and LEAST TERN chicks have been reported from Hampton Beach and Seabrook Beach. If you visit these beaches, tread carefully as these birds can be difficult to see and are sensitive to disturbance.
A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was heard in North Conway on June 16th.
COMMON NIGHTHAWK nests have been discovered in Concord and Keene.
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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