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April 05. 2013 7:39PM

NH Audubon's Rare Bird Alert

This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, April 3.
Asnow goose was found in fields near Robyn Avenue in Litchfield on March 21, and was last reported on the 29th.

A pair of gadwall, and a pair of northern pintails were seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord during the past week.

Ring-necked ducks, wood ducks, common goldeneyes, hooded mergansers, and common mergansers continue to be seen in good numbers in open water areas.

Thirteen fish crows were reported from Horseshoe Pond in Concord on April 3.

Fox sparrows are being reported from many locations, some with multiple birds including eight being seen in one yard in Amherst.

Numerous tree swallows have been seen during the past week, with the first report of the season coming from Nashua on March 29.

There were several sightings of American woodcock, killdeer, and Wilson's snipe, as well as a few American kestrels, merlins, ospreys, and northern harriers, all during the past week.

An eastern phoebe was seen in Penacook on April 1, and one was seen in Rochester on April 3.

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: birdsetc@nhaudubon.org. 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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