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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 16, 2022

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 16th, 2022.

A CHUCK-WILL’S WIDOW was found roosting near the ground at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on May 16th.

A SNOWY OWL was seen again in coastal Seabrook and Hampton during the past week and was last reported on May 13th. Be sure to stay at a distance from any owls and do not disturb them – see the link below:

https://www.nhaudubon.org/education/birds-and-birding/snowy-owl-viewing-ethics

There was an unconfirmed report of a MISSISSIPPI KITE from Mockingbird Lane in Newmarket on May 13th.

A BLACK VULTURE was seen at the Howard Swain Memorial Trail in Deerfield on May 14th, and 1 was seen at the Wantastiquet Mt. Natural Area in Hinsdale on the 10th.

An ARCTIC TERN was seen on the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on May 14th.

2 ROSEATE TERNS were seen off the coast of Rye on May 14th, and 5 were seen at the Isles of Shoals on the 15th.

3 LEAST TERNS were seen off of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on the 14th, and 53 COMMON TERNS were seen in Hampton Harbor on May 11th.

2 RAZORBILLS were seen from Pulpit Rocks offshore in Rye on May 16th.

A LEAST BITTERN was reported from World End Pond in Salem on May 14th.

A BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord, and 1 was seen at the Nashua River in Nashua, both on May 14th.

4 SANDHILL CRANES were seen at Dead Pond in Deerfield on May 11th.

3 BONAPARTE’S GULLS were seen at Squam Lake in Holderness on May 13th.

A COMMON GALLINULE was seen at the Wilder WMA on the Connecticut River in Lyme on May 10th.

An AMERICAN COOT was seen at Sawyer’s Beach in Rye on May 14th.

An AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER was seen at Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals, on May 14th.

2 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS and 4 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS were seen in Hampton Marsh on May 14th.

2 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were seen at the Pease International Tradeport from Short Street in Newington on May 14th.

A PECTORAL SANDPIPER, a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, an EASTERN MEADOWLARK, and a SORA were all seen at the Dillant-Hopkins Airport in Swanzey on May 14th.

A male BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was seen at the Errol Dam on the Androscoggin River on May 9th and 10th.

A COMMON GOLDENEYE was seen on Naticook Brook in Merrimack on May 13th.

A pair of RING-NECKED DUCKS was seen at Beaver Brook great meadow in Hollis on May 14th.

A pair of LESSER SCAUP was seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant on May 14th, and 2 female BUFFLEHEADS were seen here on the 12th. No vehicle access. If you visit, park in the spaces located in front of the entrance gate, and walk in.

A flock of about 80 BRANT was seen flying over Sandwich on May 16th.

A WHITE-EYED VIREO was reported from Durham on May 12th.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen in Berlin on May 15th.

4 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were seen at the Concord Airport on May 14th, 2022, 2 were seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on the 14th, 2 were seen at the Hinsdale Raceway on the 14th, 1 was seen at the Keene Airport on the 14th, 1 was seen at the Pease International Tradeport in Newington on the 14th, 1 was seen at the Cemetery Fields in Amherst on the 10th, and 1 was seen at the Turnkey Landfill in Rochester on the 10th. Photo by Mark Suomala.

4 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were seen at the Concord Airport on May 14th, 2 were seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on the 14th, 2 were seen at the Hinsdale Raceway on the 14th, 1 was seen at the Keene Airport on the 14th, 1 was seen at the Pease International Tradeport in Newington on the 14th, 1 was seen at the Cemetery Fields in Amherst on the 10th, and 1 was seen at the Turnkey Landfill in Rochester on the 10th.

A FOX SPARROW was seen in North Hampton on May 14th.

A few COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were reported from Amherst, Tuftonboro, Sandwich, and Salem on May 13th and 14th.

A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was reported from Swanzey on May 14th, and a BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO was seen at Pondicherry NWR in Jefferson on the 11th.

A pair of ORCHARD ORIOLES was seen at Bedell Bridge State Park in Haverhill on May 16th.

A BREWSTER’S WARBLER, a hybrid between a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, was seen at West Locke Road in Concord on May 13th, 1 was seen at the Heald Tract in Wilton on the 13th, and 1 was seen at Benson Park in Hudson on the 10th.

A LAWRENCE’S WARBLER, a hybrid between a BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, was seen at Moody Park in Claremont on May 14th.

A MOURNING WARBLER was seen in Lyme on May 14th.

A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was seen in Amherst on May 14th.

A TENNESSEE WARBLER was seen in Sandwich on May 16th.

A HORNED LARK was seen at the Concord Airport on May 14th.

An EASTERN WOOD-PEEWEE was reported from Rye on May 11th.

An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was reported from Bog Road in Concord on May 15th, 1 was reported from Manning Lake in Gilmanton on the 15th, and 1 was reported from Errol on the 14th.

A WILLOW FLYCATCHER was reported from Belmont on May 11th, 1 was reported from Charlestown on the 14th, and 1 was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on the 16th. An ALDER FLYCATCHER was seen in Swanzey on the 14th.

An AMERICAN PIPIT was seen on Mount Monadnock on May 13th.

A BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen in the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson on May 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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