New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert
Eleven Bicknell's thrushes were reported by a hiker from Mount Starr King, Mount Waumbek, South Weeks, North Weeks, Mount Cabot and The Horn, all in the White Mountains July 7 and 8. Three were seen on Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch July 8.
A black-backed woodpecker was seen on Mount Waumbek and one was seen on Mount Weeks in the White Mountain National Forest July 7.
Five gray jays and two boreal chickadees were seen on North Weeks Mountain and two grays were reported from Mount Cabot July 8. Two boreal chickadees were seen on Middle Weeks Mountain, and four were seen on The Horn near Mount Cabot, also on the 8th.
A yellow-bellied flycatcher was reported from White Ledges on Mount Sunapee, one was seen on Cannon Mountain, and one was reported from Mount Cabot, all July 8.
A Tennessee warbler was seen on the forest service road into Elbow Pond in Woodstock July 8.
A palm warbler was reported from Mud Pond in the Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson July 8.
Seven evening grosbeaks were seen at a bird feeder in Troy July 7.
There are two pairs of nesting common nighthawks in Concord known to be feeding young during the past week.
A merlin was seen at Great Boar's Head in Hampton July 4, and one was seen along Route 25 in Wentworth on the 8th.
Two Nelson's sparrows were reported from salt pannes located along Route 1A just south of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye July 7.
Two saltmarsh sparrows and an American bittern were reported from The Nature Conservancy's Lubberland Creek Preserve located off of Bay Road in Newmarket July 7.
A vesper sparrow was seen along Chenell Drive in Concord July 6.
A great cormorant and 16 black scoters were seen off the Rye coast July 7.
Fourteen roseate terns, and 50 common terns were tallied in Hampton Harbor July 7.
Three least sandpipers, and a lesser yellowlegs were seen in the exposed mudflats on Powder Mill Pond in Hancock during the past week.
Two short-billed dowitchers were seen along the coast July 4.
A pair of bald eagles and a young bald eagle were all seen together on a nest on Leach's Island in New Castle July 7.
A northern goshawk was seen in an urban area of Manchester July 7.
Two fish crows were seen harassing two common ravens in Durham July 11.
This information is also available by phone recording: call 224-9909 and press 2 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 e-mail at: email@example.com. Please put either “bird sighting” or “Rare Bird Alert” in the subject line and be sure to include your mailing address and phone number. The RBA is also available on-line at the New Hampshire Audubon web site, www.nhaudubon.org.
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