This week's Rare Bird Alert
A spotted towhee was spotted in Rye on Jan. 25, and has been seen many times since then. It was last reported on Feb. 5. It has been seen foraging on the ground in the scrub on the corner nearest the traffic island at the intersection of Central Road and Route 1A. An eastern towhee was seen in North Hampton on the 1st.
A glaucous gull was seen at Hampton Harbor, from the Seabrook side, on Feb. 3, and one with different plumage was seen at Great Boar’s Head in Hampton on Feb. 1.
Fifty snow buntings were seen at Chickering Road in Westmoreland on Feb. 1, and 31 were reported from the area of the Wilder Dam in Lebanon on Jan. 31.
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: firstname.lastname@example.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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