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August 30. 2013 8:31PM

This week's Rare Bird Alert

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Aug. 26.

Two Baird’s sandpipers were seeTwo pectoral sandpipers were seen at World End Pond in Salem on Aug. 25.

A fish crow and a great egret were reported from Rockingham Park, and a fish crow was reported from World End Pond, all in Salem on Aug. 22.

An orange-crowned warbler was seen in Canterbury on Aug. 25, a cape may warbler was seen in Pittsfield on the 23rd, a bay-breasted warbler was seen in Rumney on the 25th, a Tennessee warbler was seen in Grafton County on the 23rd, and a Tennessee warbler was seen in Pittsfield on the 21st.

Two Philadelphia vireos were reported from Ashland on Aug. 26.

A peregrine falcon was seen in Nashua on Aug. 22, one was seen in Concord on the 24th, and one was seen in Hampton on the 25th.Common nighthawk migration appears to have peaked last weekend with high counts of 2,202 tallied at Powdermill Pond in Hancock on Aug. 24, 966 recorded in Concord on the 25th, and 737 counted in Henniker on the 25th. T.

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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