This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 28th, 2021.
MISSISSIPPI KITES continue to be seen in Durham, Newmarket, Greenland, and Stratham, where they have nested in past years.
3 BLACK VULTURES were reported from Allenstown on June 23rd.
A pair of RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS is nesting in Bear Brook State Park and was last reported on June 26th.
A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen in Marlborough on June 24th, but has not been relocated.
A LEAST BITTERN was reported from Great Meadow in Beaver Brook in Hollis on June 23rd and 24th.
3 GLOSSY IBIS were photographed in flight at Airport Road in Swanzey on June 21st.
An ARCTIC TERN was seen at the Isles of Shoals on June 26th,
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.
2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS and a RED-NECKED GREBE were seen lingering at the coast during the past week.
An ACADIAN FLYCATCHER was again reported from Oyster River Forest in Durham on June 26th.
A RED CROSSBILL was reported from Brookline on June 26th.
A FOX SPARROW was seen on the Caps Ridge Trail off of Jefferson Notch Road in the White Mountains on June 26th. Several BICKNELL’S THRUSHES were reported from the Caps Ridge Trail off of Jefferson Notch Road in the White Mountains on June 20th.
An ORCHARD ORIOLE was again seen at Bedell Bridge State Park on June 24th.
A pair of YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOOS was seen along Airport Road in Swanzey on June 25th, and 1 was reported in Lyme on June 24th.
A pair of EVENING GROSBEAKS was seen in Sutton on June 22nd.
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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