This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 15.

A trumpeter swan was discovered at N.H. Audubon’s Abe Emerson Marsh in Candia on April 13, has continued being seen there, and was last reported on July 12.

Three Mississippi kite breeding territories, one each in Durham, Newmarket and Stratham, continue to have reports of adult birds. The easiest birds to see are in Durham usually along Madbury Road near Maple Street, and they were last reported from there on July 14.

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 July 14. Two least bitterns were reported from World End Pond in Salem on July 13.

There was an unconfirmed sighting of a red-headed woodpecker at a suet-birdfeeder in Surry on July 9.

Several pairs of piping plovers and least terns are nesting at Hampton Beach State Park. Please be careful not to disturb these birds when you are at the beach.

Three red crossbills and two white-winged crossbills were seen along the Trudeau Road trails in Bethlehem on July 13.

Nine purple martins were seen from Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on July 14.

Three grasshopper sparrows were reported from Woodmont Orchard in Hollis on July 14.

Several fox sparrows were reported from the White Mountains, including from Mount Washington and Carter Dome, during the past week.

Two out-of-season red-necked grebes continue to be seen on the coast, and were last reported on July 14.

There was an unconfirmed report of four gadwall seen from the River Trail at Mink Brook in Hanover on July 11.


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