Four eager birders arrived for the first fall walk at Stebbins Refuge and recorded 27 species. There was little migration and the trails were still wet from the earlier morning rain so we walked the length of Pondside Road. Best birds tallied there were Green-winged Teal, Gadwalls and a Belted Kingfisher. We did manage a pleasant walk along Tina Lane and down to the riverfront beyond the fields, and then the rains came. Thankfully it was warm, so getting drenched almost made us sing in the rain. We laughed it off and hoped the weather would bring in some migrants.