What a great day, at last. Eight people met at the Papermill Trail in Lisbon for a very nice morning walk. We had 45 birds and a number of mammals. Three special birds were most cooperative for everyone to see … a Veery near the beginning, an Eastern Wood-Pewee about mid-way and an Indigo Bunting male near the top. We also had a good sized brown bat (not sure of exact species) repeatedly flying over the “pond” just above the parking lot.

Birds seen and heard (H) were:

Mallard – with 7 young
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle – seen by Dan beyond the parking lot
Cooper’s Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk – 2
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Chimney Swift
Downy Woodpecker
Eastern Wood-Pewee – seen very well and called
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Kingbird
Red-eyed Vireo – 1 seen but many singing
Blue Jay (H)
American Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse (H)
Veery – saw well and sang then a second sang
American Robin
Gray Catbird – 1 seen briefly, none called
European Starling
Yellow Warbler – many sang, none seen well
Chestnut-sided Warbler – a few seen and sang
Black-throated Green Warbler (H)
Black-and-white Warbler (H)
American Redstart – a few
Ovenbird (H)
Common Yellowthroat
Chipping Sparrow – few, one in parking lot
Song Sparrow – a good number
Scarlet Tanager (H) two heard, we think, neither seen
Northern Cardinal (H)
Indigo Bunting – seen well, sang
Bobolink – a few in the field at the top
Red-winged Blackbird
Common Grackle
Baltimore Oriole (H) – sang a few times at the top
House Finch (H)
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Eastern Kingbird


Female Mallard with chicks


Indigo Bunting Singing


Male Veery


Song Sparrow