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This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 30, 2022

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 30, 2022

2 TRICOLORED HERONS were seen in pools just south of Odiorne Point State Park and west of Route 1A in Rye on May 28th and 29th.

2 LEAST BITTERNS were reported from World End Pond in Salem on May 28th.

A CURLEW SANDPIPER was found at Rye Harbor on May 24th, and was relocated in the Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area on the 25th, but has not been seen since then.

An UPLAND SANDPIPER was seen on the median strip of the Spaulding Turnpike in Dover on May 24th.

2 LEAST BITTERNS were reported from World End Pond in Salem on May 28, 2022. (Least Bittern photo by Kyle Wilmarth, 6-15-17.)

A flock of 21 DUNLIN was seen in Hampton Harbor on May 28th.

A SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen in Rochester on May 27th, and a LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen at Surry Mountain Lake on the 29th.

A CLAPPER RAIL was seen in the Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area on May 28th, 29th and 30th.

A female KING EIDER that was seen from Pulpit Rocks in Rye on May 22nd, continued to be seen during the past week, and was last reported on the 30th.

A pair of AMERICAN WIGEON was seen in Meadow Pond in Hampton on May 29th.

A RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and a pair of LESSER SCAUP was seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant on May 25th. There is no vehicle access. If you visit, park in the designated location outside the gate, and walk in.

5 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were seen at the Isles of Shoals on May 30th, and an ARCTIC TERN was seen there on the 24th.

Birders on a boat cruise to Jeffrey’s Ledge and Old Scantum on May 25th recorded the following highlights: a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, a NORTHERN FULMAR; and 4 RED-THROATED LOONS,

A RED-THROATED LOON was seen off of Odiorne Point State Park, and a RED-NECKED GREBE was seen off of North Hampton State Beach, both on May 29th.

A LITTLE GULL was seen from Great Island Common in New Castle on May 27th.

2 MISSISSIPPI KITES were seen in Stratham on May 29th.

3 BLACK VULTURES were seen in Hinsdale, 2 were seen in Rochester, 1 was seen in Newmarket,1 was seen in Hooksett, and 1was seen in Ashland, all during the past week.

A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at a private home in Weare on May 27th.

2 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS were reported from the Concord Airport and 2 were reported from the Cemetery Fields in Amherst, all during the past week.

2 RED CROSSBILLS were reported in Bethlehem, 1 was reported from Hancock, and 1 was reported from Temple, all during the past week.

2 HORNED LARKS were seen at the Pease International Trade Port on May 29th.

Several BICKNELL’S THRUSHES were seen in the White Mountains 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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