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This Week's Rare Bird Alert

January 24. 2014 10:42PM

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, Jan. 22.

At least seven snowy owls continued to be reported in New Hampshire during the past week including one along the coast in Rye, one in New Castle, two at Pease International Tradeport, and 3 in the Hampton and Seabrook marsh areas. There was an unconfirmed report of a snowy owl in Concord on Jan. 21.

A thick-billed murrewas seen at North Hampton Beach on Jan. 18 and 20.

A black-legged kittiwake was seen off of Hampton Beach State Park on Jan. 20.

A glaucous gull was seen at Hampton Harbor on Jan. 20, and one was seen on Hampton Beach on the 19th.

Four Iceland gulls were seen along the coast on Jan. 18.

A male Barrow’s goldeneye and a possible female were seen from Stark Landing along the Merrimack River in Manchester on Jan. 18.

Three gadwalls were seen in the coastal marsh located south of Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on Jan. 20.

At least one Bohemian waxwing was seen with a flock of more than 300 cedar waxwings near the Airport Country Store and Deli in Gilford on Jan. 16.

Four Lapland longspurs were seen on the Route 1A median north of Great Boar’s Head in Hampton on Jan. 20, and two were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on Jan. 19.

A flock of 60 snow buntings was seen in Portsmouth on Jan. 20.

A flock of 37 purple sandpipers was seen in Rye Harbor, and a flock of 10 was seen at Hampton Beach State Park, all on Jan. 20

A peregrine falcon was reported from the Notre Dame bridge in Manchester on Jan. 22, and there was an unconfirmed report of a gyrfalcon in Hudson on Jan. 19 and 20.

A pine warbler was seen visiting a birdfeeder in Brentwood on Jan. 19.

A yellow-rumped warbler was seen in Alstead, and one was seen in Hampton, both on Jan. 18.

A hermit thrush was seen in Portsmouth on Jan. 19.

A flock of 17 eastern bluebirds was seen in Nashua on Jan. 19.

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 email at: 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 online at the New Hampshire Audubon web site,

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