After yesterday's rain, it was a cool, damp, and cloudy morning here in Old Trail. With the clock change overnight, I was out an hour later on EBT (Eastern Bird Time). Reports of Loons and and other ducks in central Virginia prompted me to first go to the golf course pond where I saw some migrating species in addition to some of the local species (such as a Great Blue Heron). There were a pair of immature Ring-billed Gulls [update: more likely Herring Gulls, and my Old Trail species #123], two male and two female Hooded Mergansers, a female Ring-necked Duck, and five male Buffleheads.
Immature Herring Gulls
Male Hooded Mergansers
Female Hooded Mergansers
Female Ring-necked Duck
I then went for a hike in the marshy wetlands, where I saw 7 sparrows species: Chipping, Field, House, Song, Swamp, White-crowned, and White-throated, and ended the morning hike with 30 avian species.
Song and juvenile White-crowned Sparrows