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This week's Rare Bird Alert

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, July 10.

Two sandhill cranes continue to be seen in fields adjacent to Plains Road and Route 135 in Monroe.

A Mississippi kite was seen from Gonet Drive in Newmarket on July 4.

An Acadian flycatcher was seen north of Horseshoe Pond in Concord on July 6. To try to see this bird, follow the railroad track and then the river path north of Horseshoe Pond — the bird has been seen foraging in and around a large tree at the foot of the railroad embankment, beside a large meadow.

A singing clay-colored sparrow was reported from Arboretum Drive at the north end of the Pease International Tradeport runways on July 7.

A least tern was seen in Hampton Harbor on July 7.

A laughing gull was seen in Rye Harbor on July 4.

Several northern gannets and Wilson’s storm-petrels were reported from coastal waters on July 6.

A flock of 18 glossy ibis was seen in Hampton on July 7.

An American bittern was seen near Post Pond in Lyme on July 2 and 3.

A short-billed dowitcher and seven least sandpipers were seen in Hampton Marsh on July 4, and three lesser yellowlegs were seen on July 7. These are post-breeding southbound migrants!

A Nelson’s sparrow was reported from Philbrick Marsh (sometimes called townline cove marsh) in North Hampton on July 7.

A fish crow was reported from Durham on July 3, and three were reported from Powwow Pond in Kingston on the 6th.

Three Bicknell’s thrushes, a yellow-bellied flycatcher, a ruby-crowned kinglet, and several Blackpoll warblers were reported from Cannon Mountain in the White Mountains on July 4.

Three Bicknell’s thrushes, two mourning warblers, 15 Blackpoll warblers, a black-backed woodpecker, and two yellow-bellied flycatchers were reported from the Caps Ridge Trail off of Jefferson Notch Road in the White Mountains on July 5.

A male bay-breasted warbler was seen on Jefferson Notch Road in the White Mountains on July 5.

Two Bicknell’s thrushes, a yellow-bellied flycatcher, and a black-backed woodpecker were reported from Mount Hale in the White Mountains on July 6.

Six boreal chickadees and a Philadelphia vireo were seen in Pittsburg on July 5.

An olive-sided flycatcher was reported from Grafton County on July 4.

Two purple martins, a clff swallow, and a fish crow were reported from Great East Lake in Wakefield on July 7.

A peregrine falcon was seen in Concord on July 7.

A pine siskin was seen in Wolfeboro on July 3.

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,

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