Last Week's Rare Bird Alert
July 21. 2018 12:19AM
This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 16.
A Mississippi kite was seen near Bennett Road in Newmarket, one was seen near the Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland, and one was seen near Madbury Road in Durham, all on July 14.
A black vulture was seen in Newmarket on July 14, and one was reported from West Chesterfield on the 11th.
A least bittern was seen in a wetland behind the Price Chopper store in West Lebanon on July 15, and one was seen in Dover on the 12th.
A black-crowned night-heron was seen at Cherry Pond in Jefferson on July 13, one was seen at Goose Pond in Canaan on the 13th, and eight were seen in Hampton Harbor on the 14th.
Two least terns were seen in Hampton Marsh, and a Roseate tern was seen in Hampton Harbor, all on July 14.
A brant was seen off of Concord Point in Rye on July 14.
A Northern pintail was reported from Quincy Bog in Rumney on July 15, and five green-winged teal were seen on Page Pond in Meredith on the 12th.
Six piping plovers were seen at Seabrook Beach, and 50 Willets were seen at Hampton Harbor, all on July 14.
A black guillemot was seen in Rye Harbor on July 15.
Six Bicknell’s thrushes were reported from the Caps Ridge Trail located off of Jefferson Notch Road in the White Mountains on July 14.
Five purple martins were seen north of Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on July 10.
A peregrine falcon was seen in Concord on July 12, and a family of four Merlins was seen in Exeter on the 16th.
Birders on whale watch trips out of Rye Harbor during the past week reported seeing two black terns, 10 great shearwaters, two sooty shearwaters, a Cory’s shearwater, a Manx shearwater, and 50 Wilson’s storm-petrels.
This listing can be seen in its entirety at www.nhaudubon.org.