This Week's Rare Bird Alert
Five snowy owls were seen in New Hampshire during the past week, including two at the Pease International Tradeport, two in Hampton, and one in Rye.
A northern shrike was seen in Lancaster, and one was seen in Greenland, both on April 12.A Eurasian green-winged teal was seen at Morrill’s Farm in Penacook on April 13 and 14.
Two long-tailed ducks were seen on the Merrimack River in Concord on April 11.
Four northern pintails and two blue-winged teal were seen at Bodwell Farm in East Kingston on April 13.
A greater scaup was seen on the Connecticut River in Hanover on April 11.
A pair of lesser scaup and a double-crested cormorant were seen on the Merrimack River in Concord on April 12.Glossy ibis sightings during the past week included one in Greenland on April 10, one in Concord on the 12th and 14th, three in Rye on the 12th, five in Rye on the 13th, two in Stratham on the 15th, and three in Stratham and one in Rye on the 16th.
A northern gannet was seen off of the coast in Rye on April 11.
Two piping plovers were seen in Seabrook on April 12, and a lesser yellowlegs was seen in Stratham on April 13.
Ninety-seven Wilson’s snipe were seen along Newington Road in Greenland on April 13.
A Virginia rail, three marsh wrens, and a pied-billed grebe were reported from Longmarsh Road in Durham on April 12, and a Virginia rail was reported from Geremonty Drive in Salem on the 14th.
A fish crow was reported from Nashua on April 12.
Five evening grosbeaks were reported from Errol, one was reported from Concord, and one from Laconia, all on April 13.
A blue-gray gnatcatcher was seen in Nashua on April 14, and one was seen in Nashua and one in Rye on the 16th.
A vesper sparrow, and about 60 rusty blackbirds were reported from the Errol area on April 12 and 13.
A palm warbler, 17 purple finches, two fox sparrows and 56 dark-eyed juncos were seen at a bird feeding station at a private residence in Jefferson on April 16.
There were multiple reports of raptors during the past week, including: bald eagles, American kestrels, merlins, peregrine falcons, northern harriers, ospreys, red-shouldered hawks, red-tailed hawks, sharp-shinned hawks, Cooper’s hawks, and turkey vultures.
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