New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for Monday, May 28

June 01. 2018 6:59PM

A snowy owl and a clay-colored sparrow were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on May 23.

Two Mississippi kites were reported from Madbury Road near the town library in Durham on May 27 and 28.

A black vulture was seen in Nashua on May 22, and one was seen in Durham on the 26th.

A pair of sandhill cranes was seen together with a young bird near the Connecticut River in Monroe on May 25.

An immature little blue heron was seen on May 22, and an adult little blue heron was seen on May 27, both feeding with snowy egrets in the marsh located on the west side of Route 1A opposite Wallis Sands State Park in Rye. A tricolored heron was seen here on May 26. A great egret was seen in Littleton on May 26, and a black-crowned night-heron was seen in Hinsdale on May 27.

A red-necked phalarope was seen at Hampton Beach State Park on May 28.

An American oystercatcher was seen from Concord Point in Rye on May 26.

Two white-rumped sandpipers were seen in Hampton Marsh on May 24, and more than 100 purple sandpipers continued to be seen at the coast during the past week.

Three piping plovers were seen at Hampton Beach State Park on May 26. Two Upland sandpipers were seen at Pease International Tradeport in Newington on May 26.

A Caspian tern was seen off of Hampton Beach State Park on May 28, and 11 least terns were reported from Hampton Beach State Park on May 22.

Eight brant, seven laughing gulls, and a great cormorant were seen along the coast on May 24.

A female King Eider was seen on the coast at the Rye/North Hampton town line on May 28, and a Common Eider was photographed at Pickering Ponds in Rochester on May 25.

More than 3,000 white-winged scoters were seen at the coast migrating north on May 24; two were seen on Boston Lot Lake in Lebanon on May 23; and two were seen at Airport Marsh in Whitefield on May 24.

Two fish crows were reported from Wolfeboro on May 25, and two were reported from Hinsdale on the 27th.

A pair of red crossbills with two chicks was seen at Quincy Bog in Rumney on May 27. Five red crossbills were seen in Epping, and three were seen at the Concord Airport, all on May 24.

Seven grasshopper sparrows were reported from Hinsdale on May 27, and two were seen in Concord on the 26th.

An olive-sided flycatcher was seen in Kingston on May 22.

A yellow-billed cuckoo was seen in Hinsdale on May 28. A yellow-billed cuckoo and a black-billed cuckoo were reported from the Oyster River Forest located off of Packers Falls Road in Durham on May 22.

Fourteen purple martins were seen off of Cross Beach Road in Seabrook on May 26, and 20 bank swallows were seen on the Saco River in North Conway on May 23.

Six common nighthawks were seen in Durham on May 24; one was seen in North Conway on May 23 and 24; and two were seen in Webster on the 22nd.

Three Bicknell’s thrushes were reported from Cannon Mountain in Franconia Notch on May 25.

There was a big movement of northbound songbirds during the past week. Highlights included: a mourning warbler in Hampton on May 28; seven bay-breasted warblers and four Tennessee warblers in Webster on May 22; and 106 common yellowthroats, 37 American redstarts, 28 Magolia warblers, 21 Wilson’s warblers, and four white-crowned sparrows along the coast on the 22nd.

A late report from Star Island in the Isles of Shoal reported a snowy owl and a male and a female King Eider on May 19 and 20.

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