This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, Aug. 12.

A male tufted duck was discovered at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant on July 27 and continues to be seen there. It was last reported on Aug. 11.

Three Mississippi kite breeding territories, one each in Durham, Newmarket and Stratham, were established this year. The Stratham nest has failed, but the Durham and Newmarket birds are each raising one chick. The easiest birds to see are in Durham, usually along Madbury Road near Maple Street, and they were last reported from there on Aug. 11.

A trumpeter swan was discovered at N.H. Audubon’s Abe Emerson Marsh in Candia on April 13 and continues being seen there. It was last reported on Aug. 11.

A marbled godwit was seen in Hampton Harbor on Aug. 10 and 11.

A long-billed dowitcher and a short-billed dowitcher were seen in the Hampton Salt Marsh Conservation Area on Aug. 10, 11 and 12.

An immature little blue heron was seen at the Pickering Ponds in Rochester on Aug. 8, and one was seen in coastal Rye on Aug. 11.

A glossy ibis was seen near the base of the Mount Washington Auto Road on Aug. 8, and four great egrets were seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on Aug. 9.

As many as four least bitterns continue to be reported from the Cranberry Pond wetlands behind the Price Chopper store in the shopping center in West Lebanon, and the last report was on Aug. 11. A least bittern was reported from World End Pond in Salem on the Aug. 12.

Piping plovers and least terns are nesting and feeding chicks on the coastal beaches in Hampton and Seabrook. Please be careful not to disturb these birds.

Four red-necked grebes were reported from Cherry Pond in Jefferson on Aug. 11.

An evening grosbeak was seen in Chesterfield on Aug. 9.

Two fox sparrows were reported from the White Mountains during the past week.

There were several reports of red crossbills and white-winged crossbills from scattered locations during the past week.

There was an unconfirmed report of a yellow-throated warbler from New London on Aug. 10.


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