This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Feb. 25.
A snowy owl was seen perched on a building adjacent to Hampton Beach State Park on Feb. 23.
A Northern shrike was seen in farm fields along South Road south of the elementary school in East Kingston on Feb. 23, and one was seen at a private residence in Weare on the 19th.
A rough-legged hawk was seen near Great Bay in Greenland on Feb. 23.
A Northern goshawk was seen at the N.H. Audubon Thompson Wildlife Refuge in Sandwich on Feb. 22, and a Merlin was seen in Laconia on the 23rd.
A peregrine falcon and a Northern harrier were seen near the coast in Hampton on Feb. 23.
A first winter female dickcissel was seen with a small flock of house sparrows in bushes at the intersection of Fair Street and Winnisquam Avenue in Laconia on Feb. 23.
A Glaucous gull continues to be seen at Hampton Harbor and was last reported on Feb. 23.
A Glaucous gull and five Iceland gulls were seen at the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plant on Feb. 22.
Two dovekies, 39 common murres and 22 Northern fulmars were tallied in offshore water by birders on a boat cruise on Feb. 23.
A male Barrow’s goldeneye was seen near the Amoskeag Fishways, and one was seen near Stark Landing, both on the Merrimack River in Manchester on Feb. 23.A Barrow’s goldeneye was seen off of Pulpit Rocks in Rye on Feb. 20.
There were a few purple sandpipers and great cormorants reported from the coast during the past week.
A flock of seven pine grosbeaks was seen in Lebanon on Feb. 22.
A flock of 17 common redpolls was seen at the N.H. Audubon Thompson Wildlife Refuge on Feb. 22, and a flock of 21 was seen in Hanover Center on the 24th.
A few Bohemian waxwings and evening grosbeaks were reported from scattered locations during the past week.
A flock of 30 snow buntings was seen at Hampton Beach State Park on Feb. 23, and a flock of 20 horned larks was seen in Walpole on the 23rd.
A yellow-rumped warbler was seen again in East Kingston on Feb. 23.
Four fish crows were reported from Great Pond in Kingston on Feb. 20.
Lingering migrant species reported during the past week included: red-winged blackbird, rusty blackbird, common grackle, winter wren, hermit thrush, turkey vulture, red-shouldered hawk, Northern flicker, gray catbird, Savannah sparrow, fox sparrow, white-throated sparrow, and white-crowned sparrow.