I had planned to go to Crozet, Virginia this morning, but changed my mind at the last minute. A sinus headache prompted me to stay closer to home in case it got worse. I got lucky. Although I only saw 28 avian species on the Rockfish Valley Trail this morning, I saw my first of the year (for the RV Trail) Brown Thrasher, Wood Ducks, and Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. In addition, as I was hiking on the east side of Reids Creek between the small pond and second wooden bridge, an American Bittern flew northward from the waist-high, blond field grasses. I could not find it again after it flew, but the Bittern was a new RV Trail species (# 186), and my # 176 Wintergreen area bird species.
Today's RV Trail list: