Another great day for bird walk. Thirteen people showed up in Lisbon to
walk the Androscoggin River Trail. The rain had long ended and the sun
came out while we walked. There were many good birds but the 7 or 8
Blackpoll Warblers were a definite highlight, as I thought were the
200+ gulls (Ring-billed?) which flew over together then spiraled like
hawks. We had numerous pockets of mixed birds, both sides of the trail,
not clear where to look — the way birding should be.

The following 40 species were seen or heard (H):
Wood Duck – one female flew up river
Mallard – 15 at the parking lot
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull — not clear which were in the flock of 200, had both on
the walk
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron – 2
Turkey Vulture
Coopers Hawk
Bald Eagle – first year
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – 2 or 3
Northern Flicker
American Kestrel – 2 high
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo – 1 seen very well by everyone
Red-eyed Vireo – 3+
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
House Wren – 2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin (H)
Gray Catbird
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow (H)
White-throated Sparrow – 12+
Nashville Warbler – seen by few
Common Yellowthroat
Blackpoll Warbler – 8?
Palm Warbler – 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler – 6
Black-throated Green Warbler
Indigo Bunting – one female seen well

Stan DeOrsey