It was hot and muggy when I arrived at the trail at 8:45 this morning. Although I logged 21 species along the Glenthorne Loop and downstream trails during my 90 minute hike, I wouldn't recommend making a long trip to get to the trail for at least another couple of weeks.
Historically, the first two weeks of August on the trail have been hot, dry, and not very "birdy." Some of the summer avian visitors have already left, and the autumn migrating and winter resident birds have not arrived yet. This year, however, has been remarkably wet. Although the trail has been mowed, the vegetation on the trail was still very wet from all the rain. It was difficult to tell how "birdy" the trail was this morning - not a lot of birds were singing, and the vegetation is more dense than I have ever seen on the trail, making it difficult to see birds moving in the brush.
Highlight of this morning's hike was seeing four species of flycatchers: Least, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Wood-Pewee, and Eastern Kingbird.
This morning's RV Trail list: