Last Week's Rare Bird Alert
August 10. 2018 10:26PM
This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 30.
A pair of Mississippi kites with a chick was seen in a nest near Madbury Road in Durham on July 26 and again on the 27th and 28th. To try to see the birds, park at the Durham Town Library, walk out to the road and watch overhead for soaring kites.
A pair of sandhill cranes with a chick was reported from Amherst on July 27, and a single sandhill crane was reported from Harper’s Meadow at Lake Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge in Errol on July 29.
A black vulture was reported from Contoocook on July 26.
A least bittern was reported from World End Pond in Salem on July 27.
An adult-plumaged little blue heron was seen at the Pickering Ponds, located east of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Rochester on July 30.
A yellow-crowned night-heron was seen in coastal Rye on July 29.
A black-crowned night-heron was seen in Nashua on the 25th, and one was seen in Manchester on the 24th.
A gadwall was seen in Exeter on July 28.
A parasitic Jaeger was seen in offshore waters on July 29.
Eight stilt sandpipers and a pectoral sandpiper were seen at Meadow Pond in Hampton on July 28.
Two pectoral sandpipers and four white-rumped sandpipers were seen at the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant on July 26, and a sanderling was seen there on the 30th
Five least sandpipers, two semipalmated sandpipers, a semipalmated plover, a killdeer, a pectoral sandpiper and a greater yellowlegs were seen at a mudflat in Orford on July 30.
Sixteen purple martins were seen in the Hampton Harbor area on July 27.
An orchard oriole was seen in Brookline on July 24.
A yellow-billed cuckoo was reported from Duck Pond in Lempster on July 29. A black-billed cuckoo was reported from North Sutton on the 26th.
Three Merlins were seen at Pawtuckaway State Park on July 28, one was seen in Laconia on the 27th, and one was seen in Hanover on the 28th.
This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Aug. 6.
A pair of Mississippi kites with a chick was seen in a nest near Madbury Road in Durham on July 26. Two additional nests, each with a chick being fed by two adult birds, were discovered in Newmarket and Stratham on were reported on Aug. 1. All three nests were reported again on the 4th.
A family of three sandhill cranes was seen in Monroe on Aug. 1.
Three black vultures were seen in West Lebanon on July 31.
A Cory’s shearwater was seen off of Little Boar’s Head in North Hampton on Aug. 4, and a black tern was seen in Hampton Harbor on the 5th.
Four piping plovers were seen on the sandy shores of Hampton Harbor on Aug. 4.
Six stilt sandpipers were seen in Hampton Marsh on Aug. 4.
A white-rumped sandpiper and a lesser yellowlegs were seen at Lubberland Creek off of Bay Road in Newmarket on Aug. 4.
Four semipalmated plovers were seen at Jackson’s Landing, and five solitary sandpipers were seen at Moore Fields, all in Durham on Aug. 4.
Four least terns, two Roseate terns, a laughing gull, a peregrine falcon and two fish crows were seen in coastal Hampton on Aug. 4.
A common tern was seen near the Connecticut River in Charlestown on Aug. 4.
An immature-plumaged little blue heron and eight great egrets were seen at wetlands along the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on Aug. 5.
A least bittern was reported from World End Pond in Salem on Aug. 5.
A yellow-crowned night-heron was seen several times during the past week at Kendall Pond in Londonderry.
A black-crowned night-heron was reported from Nashua on Aug. 2, and 13 black-crowned night-herons were seen along the coast on Aug. 4.
Nine purple martins were seen in the Hampton Harbor area on Aug. 4.
A black-billed cuckoo was reported from the Littleton area on July 30.
Two Cape May warblers were seen in Pittsfield on Aug. 5.
A fox sparrow was seen in Millsfield on Aug. 2.
This listing can be seen in its entirety at www.nhaudubon.org.