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July 26. 2013 7:47PM

This Week's Rare Bird Alert

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, July 23.

A flock of three marbled godwits and 12 whimbrels were seen in Hampton Harbor on July 22.

Two Mississippi kites were seen from Gonet Drive in Newmarket on July 18 and 22.

An Acadian flycatcher continues to be seen north of Horseshoe Pond in Concord and was last reported on July 21. 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.

Three least terns and three black-crowned night-herons were seem in Hampton Marsh on July 21.

A lesser yellowlegs was reported from World End Pond in Salem on July 18, and 27 were seen on the coast on the 20th.

Two ruddy turnstones were seen on the coast on July 20.

A blue-winged teal was seen in Hampton Marsh on July 21.

A pied-billed grebe was seen at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on July 17.

A pair of peregrine falcons was seen in downtown Concord on July 20, one was seen in Hampton on the 20th, and one was seen in Salem on the 21st.

A family of six merlins was reported from Spofford Lake in Chesterfield on July 17. A family of six was reported from Franconia on the 21st, and a single merlin was seen in Ashland on the 21st.

An orchard oriole was reported from Durham on July 19.

Sixty-nine snowy egrets were tallied on the coast on July 20.

This message 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 email 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 online at the New Hampshire Audubon website, www.nhaudubon.org.


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