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August 16. 2013 8:59PM

This week's Rare Bird Alert

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday, Aug. 13.

A yellow-throated warbler was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on Aug. 10, but has not been relocated since then.

A Mississippi kite was seen from Gonet Drive in Newmarket on Aug. 10.

Two Forster’s terns were seen in the Piscataqua River off of New Castle near Great Island Common on Aug. 13, and eight least terns were seen along the coast on Aug. 10.

A little blue heron, three stilt sandpipers, and 100 lesser yellowlegs were seen in the Little River Salt Marsh in North Hampton on Aug. 11.

Two glossy ibis were seen on Great Bay from Moody Point in Newmarket on Aug. 10.

Fifteen great egrets were seen in Turee Pond in Bow on Aug. 13, and one was seen in Chatham on the 10th.

Two great egrets, four American bitterns, and nine pied-billed grebes were seen at Copps Pond in Tuftonboro on Aug. 8.

Three solitary sandpipers and seven least sandpipers were seen in Penacook on Aug. 11.

A Cape may warbler was seen at Odiorne Point State Park in Rye on Aug. 10, and 11.

A red crossbill was reported from Mount Sunapee on Aug. 11, and an evening grosbeak was reported from Hancock on the 8th.

Two boreal chickadees were seen on the Percy Peaks in Stratford on Aug. 11.

A fish crow was reported from Canobie Lake Park in Salem on Aug. 12.

A family group of at least five purple martins was seen near Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on Aug. 13.

A piping plover was seen on Jenness Beach in Rye on Aug. 10.

A female orange variant scarlet tanager was seen in Webster on Aug. 11.

A Louisiana waterthrush was heard in Westmoreland on Aug. 12.

A few yellow-billed cuckoos and black-billed cuckoos were reported during the past week.

A few merlins and peregrine falcons were seen during the past week.

A northern saw-whet owl was heard in Penacook, an eastern screech-owl was reported from Pelham, and several barred owls were reported from scattered locations, all during the past week.

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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