This Week's Rare Bird Alert
A yellow-headed blackbird was seen in Benton on Aug. 13 but has not been seen again.
A red-necked phalarope was seen close to shore off Seabrook Beach on Aug. 15.
Two least terns and two laughing gulls were reported from the coast on Aug. 17.
A whimbrel and 17 white-rumped sandpipers were seen in Hampton Harbor on Aug. 17.
An upland sandpiper was seen at Pease International Tradeport from the golf course parking lot on Aug. 18.
A semipalmated plover was seen at Streeter Pond in Sugar Hill on Aug. 18.
Forty-one black-crowned night herons were seen along Island Path in Hampton on Aug. 18.
A great egret was seen at Horseshoe Pond in Concord on Aug. 15.
An olive-sided flycatcher was seen in Westmoreland on Aug. 15.
Five purple martins were seen along Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on Aug. 17.
A fish crow was reported from coastal Seabrook on Aug. 17.
A few merlins and peregrine falcons were seen during the past week.Common nighthawks are beginning to be seen migrating south. Highlights during the past week include 150 reported from Keene on Aug. 20, 41 in Concord on the 18th, 71 in Suncook on the 18th, 38 in Peterborough on the 17th, and 25 in Merrimack on the 17th.
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: email@example.com. 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.