There were cloudy skies, dense fog, and a mist in the air when I arrived at the trail this morning. The trail was still very wet from yesterday's and this early morning's rain, but there was a lot of avian activity. When the sun did try to peek out, the air got very heavy and muggy, and by the time I left two hours later, the fog was getting heavy again. It was good to see a Common Yellowthroat on the east side of Rieds Creek - the first of the year for me (in Virginia) of this species.
Blue-gray Gnatcatchers were singing loudly, making them easy to locate. I think that we are still one to two weeks away from the full arrival of migrating birds.
Field Sparrow gathering nesting material
It appears that a Carolina Chickadee has nested in a tree cavity across from the first wooden bridge.
Today's RV Trail list (29 species):