By Stan DeOrsey
Nine birders enjoyed a walk lead by Gordon Smith this morning (Sept. 8, 2019) along the full Androscoggin River Trail in Lisbon. This fully paved trail follows the old railroad and the Androscoggin River away from road noises. A very peaceful and quite delightful walk. Even the weather was accommodating. And so were the birds. Just off the parking lot we had a tree full of warblers and friends, then not far along we had the bird-of-the-day, an Olive-sided Flycatcher who posed at the top of a dead snag for ten minutes or more while he was studied and photographed. We encountered numerous pockets of warblers ending with eight species including Wilson’s, Black-throated Green, Redstart, and Parula. Red-eyed Vireos were nearly common, and sang, as did a Warbling Vireo. Other accommodating birds included a Scarlet Tanager (female or first fall male) and a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
The eBird checklist of all species identified is at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59615640