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This week's Rare Bird Alert

This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, March 27.

Three sandhill cranes were seen in Lee on March 14, but have not been relocated.

An immature golden eagle was seen in Stratham on March 21.

A light-morph rough-legged hawk was seen in Exeter on March 26.

There was an unconfirmed report of two black vultures in Kingston on March 22.

A greater white-fronted goose, and three snow geese were seen in fields at Sunset Farm in Greenland on March 26.

A snow goose was seen in East Kingston on March 26, and three were seen in Greenland on March 18.

A snow goose and a cackling goose were found in fields near Robyn Avenue in Litchfield on March 21, and were last reported on the 25th.

A cackling goose was seen in Charlestown on March 21.

A gadwall, nine northern pintails, and eight lesser scaup were seen on the Connecticut River in Hinsdale on March 17.

Two American wigeon, and two gadwall were seen at Great Meadows in Charlestown on March 25.

A northern shoveler and a gadwall were seen below Hewes Brook on the Connecticut River in Lyme on March 14.

Three northern pintails were seen in Horseshoe Pond in Concord on March 26, and two were seen in the Winnipesaukee River in Laconia on March 17.

A greater scaup was reported from Horseshoe Pond in Concord on March 25, and an American wigeon and an eastern meadowlark were reported from there on March 27.

A male blue-winged teal, and 69 lesser scaup were seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant on March 25.

An American coot was seen in Wolfeboro Bay on Lake Winnipesaukee on March 25, and three were seen in World End Pond in Salem on the 26th.

Five razorbills and 22 purple sandpipers were seen at Great Island Common in New Castle on March 25.

A lesser black-backed gull was reported from Rye on March 13.

A glaucous gull and an Iceland gull were seen in Hampton Harbor on March 22.

An Iceland gull was seen on Hedgehog Pond in Salem on March 23, and one was seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant on March 26

A northern shrike was seen at the Massabesic Audubon Center in Auburn on March 25, one was reported from Bennett Road in Henniker on the 23rd, one was seen in Lebanon on the 17th, and one was seen at the Strafford County Farm in Rochester on the 17th.

Several white-winged crossbills were seen in Swanzey Center on March 21, and three red crossbills were seen in Rochester on March 17.

A flock of 50 Bohemian waxwings was seen in North Conway on March 20, and four were seen in Meredith on the 23rd.

A flock of 10 common redpolls was reported from Nashua on March 25, a flock of 20 was seen in Concord on the 22nd, and a flock of 50 was seen in Lyme on the 20th.

A flock of 10 snow buntings was seen in Lyme on March 21.

A flock of 60 horned larks was tallied at the Charlestown Wastewater Treatment Plant on March 25, and a flock of 35 was seen from West Portsmouth Street in Concord on March 23.

An eastern screech-owl was seen in Hollis on March 25.

A pair of peregrine falcons was seen in Walpole on March 25, and a pair was seen in Manchester on March 14.

A pair of merlins was seen in Hanover on March 26, and one was reported from Nashua on the 22nd.

A northern harrier was seen in Laconia on March 15.

A fish crow was reported from Nashua on March 25, one was reported from Raymond on the 25th, one was reported from East Kingston on the 26th, and four were seen in Salem on the 17th.

Thirty turkey vultures were seen in Epping on March 27, and 40 were seen in Manchester on March 14.

An immature red-headed woodpecker has been coming to a bird feeder on Grafton Road in Alexandria since Dec. 13, and was last reported on March 12.

This information is also available by phone recording: call 224-9909 and press 2 as directed or ask to be transferred. If you have seen any interesting birds recently, you can leave a message at the end of the recording or send your sightings to the RBA via e-mail at: Please put either "bird sighting" or "Rare Bird Alert" in the subject line and be sure to include your mailing address and phone number. The RBA is also available on-line at the New Hampshire Audubon web site,

Trace Adkins
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