What a perfect day to start the year’s walks. Nine people came to the Papermill Trail in Lisbon. As soon as we stepped from the car, Carol Jack spotted a Bald Eagle. Then as we stepped onto the trail we have at least five species of warblers. The bird-of-the-day may have been the Rose-breasted Grosbeak. We did not find an Oriole. Here is the list of birds seen, or heard (H).

Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier – over field beyond the school
Broad-winged Hawk – 2 or 3, very high, one seemed smaller but may have just been higher?
Solitary Sandpiper – 3
Herring Gull
Rock Pigeon
Mourning Dove
Pileated Woodpecker (H)
Eastern Phoebe
Blue Jay
American Crow
Black-capped Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
White-breasted Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Gray Catbird
European Starling
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler – many, 10++
Palm Warbler
Black-and-white Warbler – 2 together, maybe another
Ovenbird (H) – hearb at least 4
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Bobolink – 4+
Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch

Stan DeOrsey