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June 20. 2014 7:00PM

Rare bird alert by New Hampshire Audubon

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 16th.

There was an unconfirmed report of a Mississippi kite in Epping on June 11.

A least bittern was seen at World End Pond in Salem, and one was seen at the marsh located near Surrey Lane in Durham, both on June 11. A sora and a Virginia rail were reported from the marsh on Geremonty Drive in Salem on June 12.

An American coot was seen and photographed on the Magalloway River in the Lake Umbagog area earlier in June.

A black-crowned night-heron was reported from near Rye Harbor on June 14.

A male bufflehead was seen and photographed at Bayberry Pond in Kingston on June 15.

A purple martin was seen at Pennichuck Pond in Nashua on June 15, and five purple martins were seen from Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on June 14.

A possible yellow-billed cuckoo was reported from Boire Field in Nashua on June 15.

A pair of evening grosbeaks was seen in Troy on June 15.

A fish crow was reported from Durham on June 14.

A black-backed woodpecker nest with two adults present and young birds heard begging was reported from nearly 1 mile along the Caps Ridge Trail, off of the Jefferson Notch Road in the White Mountains on June 15. Also present were at least two Bicknell’s thrushes.

A black-backed woodpecker nest with two adults present and young birds heard begging was reported from the west side of Trudeau Road, about seven-tenths of a mile from Route 3, in Bethlehem on June 15.

A mourning warbler was seen along Base Station Road in Crawford Notch on June 15.

A palm warbler was reported from Bradford Bog on June 14.

Three Boreal chickadees, a bay-breasted warbler, a mourning warbler and an olive-sided flycatcher were seen in Pittsburg on June 15.

Two adult peregrine falcons were seen in Columbia on June 14.

An olive-sided flycatcher was seen at Dodge Pond in Lyman on June 14, and an American bittern was heard here on June 16.

Birders in the Lake Umbagog area in early June reported several gray jays, at least four olive-sided flycatchers, two Merlins, and a black-backed woodpecker.

A Merlin was seen in Nashua on June 15.

Two yellow-bellied flycatchers were reported from Mountain Road in Lempster on June 14.

A Northern saw-whet owl was heard in Nashua on June 16.

More than 200 bank swallow nests were tallied along the Merrimack River in Concord on June 14.

This message 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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