This is New Hampshire Audubon’s Rare Bird Alert for Monday, March 19. A snowy owl was seen at Awcomin Marsh in Rye on March 17. A short-eared owl was seen migrating north in Westmoreland on March 14. A clay-colored sparrow continues to be seen along Ridgecrest Drive in Exeter and was last reported on March 15. A dovekie was seen at Seal Rocks in Rye on March 18.
Eight brant were seen off the coast at Pulpit Rocks in Rye in March 16. Two Barrow’s goldeneyes were reported from the Pemigewasset River in Franklin on March 16.
Five Northern shovelers, five gadwall and 11 green-winged teal were seen at Bodwell Farm in East Kingston on March 17.
Fifty lesser scaup and 50 ring-necked ducks were seen at the Exeter Wastewater Treatment Plant on March 11. The treatment plant is only open to birders on weekends when no workers are present.
Two American coots were reported from Pratt Pond in Mason on March 19. Two purple sandpipers were seen at Great Island Common in New Castle on March 17.
A Lapland longspur, a snow bunting and 25 horned larks were reported from Bedell Bridge State Park in Haverhill on March 18.
A few red crossbills were reported from Lempster, Bradford, and North Sutton all during the past week. Six white-winged crossbills were reported from the White Mountains on March 18.
A black-backed woodpecker was seen near Little Cherry Pond at the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge in Jefferson on March 13.
Two peregrine falcons were seen along the Connecticut River in Westmoreland on March 15.
Three fish crows were reported from Exeter on March 18.
During the past week there have been multiple reports of Northern flicker, killdeer, American woodcock, red-winged blackbird, and common grackle.