NH Rare Bird Alert for July 30
This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, July 30.
An immature white ibis was discovered at Awcomin Marsh in Rye on July 11 and was most recently reported on July 29. It has also been reported from several different marshes in Rye along Route 1A south of Rye Harbor.
Two sandhill cranes have returned to their summering grounds in Monroe and are raising a young sandhill crane. They can sometimes be seen in fields along the Connecticut River nearly as far as 1 mile north of the town center and also in fields along Plains Road. If you look for these birds, please do not venture onto the farm fields, which are privately owned.
A possible hybrid between a snowy egret and a tricolored heron has been seen in coastal marshes near Route 1A in Hampton. It was last reported on July 26.
A birder on a cruise aboard the Granite State Whale Watch boat out of Rye Harbor on July 25 reported seven Cory’s shearwaters, two parasitic jaegers, eight red-necked phalaropes, and 11 Wilson’s storm-petrels.
Two Hudsonian godwits, two red knots, a whimbrel, 25 roseate terns, 18 black-crowned night-herons, a peregrine falcon and two fish crows were all seen in Hampton Harbor on July 26th.
A glossy ibis was reported from Hampton Marsh on July 26.
An American bittern was heard in Nashua on July 30.
Three young green herons were seen in Salem and one was reported from Pittsfield, all during the past week.
Two least terns and a blue-winged teal were seen in the Hampton marshes on July 26.
A bufflehead was reported from Pleasant Lake in New London on July 25.
A red crossbill was reported from Penacook on July 26.
Several evening grosbeaks were seen in Walpole during the past week.
A pair of peregrine falcons raised at least two young birds in Nashua, which were photographed atop the former St. Casimir’s Church on Temple Street on July 23.
A family of four merlins was reported from Kingston on July 28.
Several yellow-billed cuckoos were reported during the past week.
An Eastern whip-poor-will was heard in Barrington on July 24.
A Lincoln’s sparrow was seen in Effingham on July 30.
An Eastern screech-owl was reported from Penacook on July 28.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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 website, www.nhaudubon.org.