As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Rare bird alert: Spotted sandpiper sightings reported

DANVILLE, N.H. —Over 20 spotted sandpipers were reported at Long Pond in Danville on Tuesday and recorded as part of New Hampshire Audubon's Rare Bird Alert for this week.

A snowy owl was reported at Star Island, one of the Isles of Shoals on Sunday and Monday.

Two little gulls were seen with 25 Bonaparte's gulls at Bicentennial Park in Hampton on Sunday.

Six roseate terns and a whimbrel were seen in Hampton Harbor on Tuesday.

There was a report of a possible Forster's tern seen with common terns in Portsmouth Harbor on Aug. 1.

An immature white ibis was discovered at Awcomin Marsh in Rye on July 11, and was last reported on July 29 but may still be present.

It has also been cited in reports from several different marshes in Rye along Route 1A south of Rye Harbor.

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