Last Week's Rare Bird Alert
June 15. 2018 6:00PM
This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, June 11.
A Mississippi kite was photographed in Langdon on June 8 but has not been relocated; at least one continues to be seen along Madbury Road near the town library in Durham and was last reported on June 10; and one was seen from Sandy Point Road in Stratham on June 7.
Two black vultures were reported from Exeter on June 9 and one was reported from Nashua on the 7th.
A sandhill crane was seen in Durham on June 10.
An American oystercatcher was seen at the Isles of Shoals on June 9.
A red-throated loon was seen along the coast in Rye on June 7.
A ruddy duck was seen at the Rochester Wastewater Treatment Plan on June 6, and was last reported from there on the 9th.
A great egret was seen at Peverly Meadow in Canterbury on June 7 and 8.
Seven red crossbills were reported from Belknap Mountain in Gilford on June 11; three were reported from Bradford Bog on June 5; and two were reported from Twin Mountain on the 9th.
A pair of evening grosbeaks was seen in Wilton on June 10.
Three grasshopper sparrows were reported from the Concord Airport on June 7.
Two fox sparrows were reported from Cannon Mountain in the White Mountains on June 8.
Two Nelson’s sparrows were reported from near the end of Pollack Drive in Rye, a saltmarsh sparrow was reported from Hampton Marsh, and a saltmarsh sparrow was seen at Luubberland Creek in Newmarket, all on June 9.
A hiker on the Jefferson Notch Road and Caps Ridge Trail reported two Cape May warblers, a bay-breasted warbler, two Boreal chickadees, eight red crossbills, a white-winged crossbill, a Bicknell’s thrush and a fox sparrow, all on June 9. Jefferson Notch Road is currently closed to motorized vehicles.
An olive-sided flycatcher was reported from Turkey Pond in Concord, and two were seen at the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson, all on June 8.
An olive-sided flycatcher and a white-winged crossbill were reported from Trudeau Road in Bethlehem on June 9.
A black-backed woodpecker was reported from Little Cherry Pond at the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge, and one was seen in wetlands near Deception Brook on Old Cherry Mountain Road, both in Jefferson on June 9.
Two common nighthawks were seen at the Steeplegate Mall in Concord on June 6, and one was seen at Chenell Drive in Concord on the 8th.
A Northern goshawk was seen at The Nature Conservancy’s Ossipee Pine Barrens property on June 9.
Twelve purple martins were seen along the coast on June 11.
Birders visiting Star Island in the Isles of Shoals on June 9 reported: a great cormorant, six black Guillemots, an Eastern wood-pewee, an American redstart, a magnolia warbler, a blackpoll warbler, a Wilson’s warbler and a Lincoln’s sparrow.
This listing can be seen in its entirety at www.nhaudubon.org.