Another migrant I found was a single Swainson's Thrush in the willow trees by the creek. This was the first time I've seen this species since the spring. Other southbound migrating songbirds I found along the trail before the footbridge were a few Baltimore Orioles, and Mourning, Nashville, and Wilson's Warblers.
I followed the trail through the T&C playing fields which seemed more crowded than usual today. And right where the trail crosses the creek bed I looked up and saw a single Mississippi Kite soaring. This is a migratory species of hawk, and they are quite elegant. Even though the hawk was quite high when I took this poor photo, you can clearly see its distinctive silhouette of long narrow wings and a long tail. They often migrate in large flocks, which can be quite a sight! But this one was alone.