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July 05. 2013 8:51PM

This Week's Rare Bird Alert


A pair of immature American Bald Eagles perch near their nest in a white pine tree in Manchester on Monday. The eaglets hatched in April and remain near the site of a nest build by the Audubon Society as part of the organization's eagle restoration efforts, funding by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department. According to Audubon, there are 35 territorial pairs and 28 nests in New Hamsphire. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)

This is New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, July 2.

A fish crow was reported from Laconia on June 28.

An evening grosbeak was seen along Eaton Road in Swanzey on June 29, and two were reported from Freedom on the 24.

Six whippoorwills, a common nighthawk, and a vesper sparrow were all reported from the Ossipee Pine Barrens on June 24.

A pair of merlins nesting in Ashland appears to be feeding at least one chick.

A pair of nesting American kestrels feeding chicks was reported from along Route 113 in North Chatham on June 28.

At least 10 black-billed cuckoos were reported during the past week from several locations, including Lisbon, Orford, Rumney, Freedom, Effingham, Madison, Ashland, and Peterborough, and at least five yellow-billed cuckoos were reported during the past week from several locations, including Conway, Freedom, and Eaton.

A yellow-bellied flycatcher was reported from Elbow Pond in Woodstock on July 1.

An immature double-crested cormorant was seen on Lily Lake in Piermont on July 1.

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: birdsetc@nhaudubon.org. 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, www.nhaudubon.org.


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