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August 08. 2014 7:13PM

New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Aug. 5

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, Aug. 5.

A snowy owl was reported from Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals on Aug. 3 and 4.

Two little gulls were seen with 25 Bonaparte’s gulls at Bicentennial Park in Hampton on Aug. 3.

Six Roseate terns and a whimbrel were seen in Hampton Harbor on Aug. 5.

There was a report of a possible Forster’s tern seen with common terns in Portsmouth Harbor on Aug. 1.

An immature white ibis was discovered at Awcomin Marsh in Rye on July 11 and was last reported on July 29 but may still be present. It has also been reported from several different marshes in Rye along Route 1A south of Rye Harbor.

Sixteen glossy ibis, an orchard oriole and three blue-winged warblers were reported from Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on Aug. 3.

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.

At least two Mississippi kites had been seen regularly during the summer in Newmarket, where they have nested during the past several years. They have not been recently reported but may still be present.

Two red crossbills were reported from near the Squam Lakes Science Center in Holderness on July 30.

Two white-winged crossbills were reported from the town forest in Freedom on Aug. 4.Four Boreal chickadees were seen on the Caps Ridge Trail in Jefferson Notch on Aug. 4.Three purple martins were seen on Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on Aug. 5.

A yellow-billed cuckoo and a black-billed cuckoo were reported from Freedom on Aug. 4.More than 20 spotted sandpipers were reported from Long Pond in Danville on Aug. 5.

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: 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 website, www.nhaudubon.org.


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