Date: 5/9/18 9:27 am
From: Mascoma Chapter NH Audubon <mascomabirds...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Boston Lot Lake Today, May 9
It's hard to imagine that this morning's weather could have been any better
than what greeted 23 birders as they set off uphill to Lebanon's secluded
jewel; Boston Lot Lake. The sky was a flawless, cloudless deep blue, there
was a light breeze, and a temperature that started at a brisk 45 warmed to
almost 60 degrees by the time the trip concluded.

The over the weekend arrival of an abundant number of songbird species was
very much in evidence with wood warblers, Baltimore orioles and
rose-breasted grosbeaks filling the air with their cheerful and much-missed
songs.

The morning's observations got off to an exciting start when a bald eagle
flew over at tree top level just after the party started up the trail to
the lake. Once at the lake, a common loon and a spotted sandpiper were
among the highlights.

Wood warbler species seen totaled eleven with fine views of a blackburnian
warbler, a chestnut-sided warbler and a northern parula particularly
satisfying. A late bonus was the sighting of an eastern towhee as attendees
neared the parking lot at the trip's end.

A complete list of the days observations can be found by clicking on this
link:
https://ebird.org/nh/view/checklist/S45487386

Thanks to Blake Allison for leading and recording. The chapter's next
outing is to take place this coming, Friday, the 11th at Hanover's Mink
Brook Nature Preserve. Details are available on the chapter's web site:
www.mascomabirds.org

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Mascoma Chapter of NH Audubon

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