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June 27. 2014 8:31PM

NH Audubon's Rare Bird Alert

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 23.

An Acadian flycatcher was discovered off of Bennett Road in Durham on May 24 and was seen several times since then. It was last reported on June 22. It has been seen and heard singing less than 1 mile from Route 108 on the north side of the road, among scattered alders in a field and near a small pond.

Two sandhill cranes have returned to their summering grounds in Monroe and can sometimes be seen in fields along the Connecticut River north of town and also in fields along Plains Road.

A grasshopper sparrow was seen at Cemetery Fields, located off of Merrimack Road in Amherst on June 20.

A black guillemot was seen off the coast at Little Boar’s Head in North Hampton on June 21.

Nine purple martins were seen from Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on June 21, and six purple martins were reported from Wakefield on June 22.

A Brewster’s warbler was seen near Iron Works Road in Concord on June 22.

A mourning warbler was reported from Pittsfield on June 16.

Two Canada warblers were reported from Rhododendron State Park in Fitzwilliam on June 22.

A birder hiking on Mount Kinsman reported two Bicknell’s thrushes, two Boreal chickadees, an olive-sided flycatcher, a spruce grouse and an Eastern screech-owl, all on June 17.

Birders hiking on Mount Pierce and Mount Eisenhower reported 16 Bicknell’s thrushes, a black-backed woodpecker, four Boreal chickadees, five gray jays and five fox sparrows, all on June 21 and 22.

A black-backed woodpecker nest reported from the west side of Trudeau Road, about seven-tenths of a mile from Route 3 in Bethlehem, appears to have fledged several young. Birders may be able to locate the fledged young, but the nest cavity is no longer in use.

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 email 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 online at the New Hampshire Audubon web site, www.nhaudubon.org.


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