With two birders coming later, the roster held 17 for the cold, breezy walk into Ashley. Brown Creepers and Pine Warblers greeted us with their delicate notes, and then showed off for us quite close. A Wood Duck was in the gate cove, and three more landed on the far side of the main pond. A Ring-necked Duck pair lurked at the edge of the south pool. Overhead an Osprey appeared and put on a show, followed by a Broad-winged Hawk that slowly circled up to migrate farther north. Migrant landbirds were gathered in the trees at the west end of the pond. First there were two Gnatcatchers, then some Yellow-rumped Warblers followed by a Black-and-white. Then a Northern Waterthrush surprised us singing in the swamp next to the tracks. We crossed the tracks and headed down the dirt road, hearing a Louisiana Waterthrush a few minutes later. A Hermit Thrush was in the road here and earlier before arriving at the main pond.