This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, April 8.

A sandhill crane was seen along the Connecticut River in Piermont on April 7; one was seen in a cornfield along West Portsmouth in Concord on April 5 and 6; and one was seen from Pitcher Mountain in Stoddard on April 5.

Four black vultures were seen in the Woodward Road area of the Connecticut River valley in Westmoreland on April 3.

A Northern shrike was seen in Enfield on April 6; one was seen in Warren on the 2nd; one was seen in Pittsburg on the 6th; and one was seen at the Wilder Dam boat launch on the Connecticut River on the 5th.

Seven snow geese were seen in fields in East Conway on April 7; one was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on the 7th; and one was seen in Auburn on the 5th.

A female Barrow’s goldeneye was seen along the coast in Rye on April 7.

Four Northern shovelers; two American wigeons; two green-winged teal; a lesser scaup; 40 ring-necked ducks; two red-necked grebes; and a double-crested cormorant were all seen in the Connecticut River upstream from the Wilder Dam on April 8.

A blue-winged teal, a pair of Northern shovelers and a pair of American wigeons were all seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment on April 7.

Two lesser scaup were seen in the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on April 6; seven were seen in Lake Winnisquam on the 6th; three were seen on Lake Massabesic on the 5th; and two were seen in Wilson Pond in Swanzey on the 6th.

Two gadwall were seen at Dorrs Pond in Manchester on April 4, and two Northern pintails were seen in Charlestown on the 1st.

A Bonaparte’s gull was seen in the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on April 6; an Iceland gull was seen in Nashua on the 1st; a laughing gull was seen in coastal Rye on the 8th; and a Glaucous gull was seen in Rochester on the 5th.

Two piping plovers were seen at Seabrook Beach on April 6.

Forty killdeer were seen in a field in Greenland, and 27 purple sandpipers were seen in Rye Harbor, all on April 7.

A Virginia rail was reported from Salem on April 4, and one was reported from Portsmouth on the 7th.

An American bittern was seen in Swanzey on April 6, and two snowy egrets were seen in Rye on the 7th.

Two peregrine falcons were seen courting in Dixville on April 7.

A few broad-winged hawks were reported from Hinsdale, Lyme, Portsmouth and Nottingham during the past week.

A flock of 15 Bohemian waxwings was seen in Warren on April 2.

A flock of 32 evening grosbeaks, and a flock of 25 common redpolls were seen min Ellsworth, all on April 5.

A ruby-crowned kinglet was seen in Etna on April 5, and a house wren was seen in Peterborough on April 3.

A few pine warblers, palm warblers and yellow-rumped warblers were reported from scattered locations during the past week.

A Lapland longspur was seen at Hampton Beach State Park on April 7.

A few field sparrows, vesper sparrows, chipping sparrows, Savannah sparrows, and swamp sparrows were reported from scattered locations during the past week.


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