This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, July 22.

An adult-plumaged little blue heron was seen with several snowy egrets at Meadow Pond in Hampton on July 21.

A juvenile-plumaged yellow-crowned night-heron was seen at Gilman Park on the Exeter River in Exeter on July 21.

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 16. As many as two least bitterns continue to be reported from World End Pond in Salem, and the last report was on July 19.

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 20.

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 21.

Six piping plovers and 12 least terns were seen along the coast in Hampton on July 21. Please be careful not to disturb these birds.

Two male red crossbills were seen at N.H. Audubon’s Thompson Wildlife Sanctuary in Sandwich on July 19; two were seen at Trudeau Road in Bethlehem on the 20th; and one was heard at the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center in Holderness on the 20th.

An evening grosbeak was seen in Farmington on July 17, and one was reported from Center Ossipee on the 19th.

Two or three grasshopper sparrows continue to be seen at Woodmont Orchard in Hollis, and were last reported on July 20.

Ten purple martins were seen from Cross Beach Road in Seabrook, and nine were seen along the coast in Rye, all on July 21s.

A pair of cliff swallows has nested at Fort Constitution in New Castle and is feeding at least one chick.

Two black-backed woodpeckers were seen at the Trudeau Road trails in Bethlehem on July 19.

Shorebirds have already begun migrating south and there have been reports from the coast of greater yellowlegs, lesser yellowlegs, semipalmated sandpipers, least sandpipers, semipalmated plovers, black-bellied plovers, and short-billed dowitchers.


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