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This Week's Rare Bird Alert

This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, June 11.

A Harris’s sparrow was reported from Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals, on June 8 but has not been relocated.

A probable Western kingbird was seen and photographed in North Hampton on June 9 but it has not been relocated.

Two Mississippi kites were seen in Newmarket on June 8.

Two sandhill cranes have returned to their summering grounds in Monroe and can sometimes be seen in fields along the Connecticut River north of town and also in fields along Plains Road.

An Acadian flycatcher was discovered off of Bennett Road in Durham on May 24 and was seen several times since then. It was last reported on June 7. It has been seen and heard singing less than 1-mile from Route 108 on the north side of the road, among scattered alders in a field and near a small pond.

A clay-colored sparrow was reported from Arboretum Drive at Pease International Tradeport on June 7.

A least bittern was calling from the marsh located near Surrey Lane in Durham on June 7.

An Arctic tern was seen off of the coast of Rye on June 8.

A Nelson’s sparrow was reported from Philbrick Pond marsh in North Hampton and six saltmarsh sparrows were reported from Hampton Marsh, all on June 7.

Five purple martins were seen from Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on June 7, and three were seen in coastal Rye on the 10th.

A black-backed woodpecker nest with two adults present and young-birds heard begging was reported from the Caps Ridge Trail off of the Jefferson Notch Road in the White Mountains on June 7. Also present was a Boreal chickadee, two Bicknell’s thrushes and a Northern saw-whet owl.

A black-backed woodpecker nest with two adults present and young-birds heard begging was reported from the west side of Trudeau Road, about seven-tenths of a mile from Route 3, in Bethlehem on June 8.

A Bicknell’s thrush was seen and several were heard on Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch on June 8.

A mourning warbler, a black-billed cuckoo, a yellow-bellied flycatcher and two black guillemots were reported from Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals, on June 6.

A mourning warbler was reported from Goodhue Hill in Hancock on June 8, and one was reported from Pawtuckaway State Park in Nottingham on the 7th.

A Northern saw-whet owl was heard calling along Hurricane Mountain Road in North Conway on June 7.

A pair of evening grosbeaks was reported from Jackson on June 7, and a pair was reported from Sutton on June 8.

Four fish crows were reported from Nashua on June 7.

A yellow-billed cuckoo was reported from Durham on June 8.Whip-poor-wills were reported from Concord, Freedom, Wilmot and Rumney during the past week.

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 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 online at the New Hampshire Audubon website,

Trace Adkins
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