As soon as I parked on Fairwinds Lane and got out of my car, I saw a Pine Warbler. As I hiked towards the reservoir, I saw lots of sparrows, and thought it might be a great morning there.
But once I got to the reservoir, avian activity dropped off dramatically. I saw three Mallards, two Canada Geese, and one Belted Kingfisher, as well as a few woodland species. The Bald Eagle nest had no activity, and that surprised me. I had expected to see an eagle sitting on eggs, or possibly adults feeding eaglets.
I did some more hiking near the reservoir, until there were too many people to practice "social distancing," so I left with 23 avian species on my day list.
I headed over to Mint Springs Park and had planned to hike some of the less popular trails, but when I saw 30 to 40 cars in the parking lot, I turned around and left. Next stop was King Family Vineyards where I added six more species to my day list: Red-shouldered Hawk, Eastern Meadowlark, Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Hooded Merganser, and Wood Duck.
I added three more species when I returned to Old Trail, bringing my day list to 32 avian species.