The highlight of October 12th was a Great Egret spectacle in the sky. A giant flock of 59 flew by in a great V formation. It seems that the egrets brought cold weather with them, it's finally started to feel like fall at the hawkwatch thanks to the cooler weather that began this day. Another welcome sight was a beautiful Eastern Hog-nosed Snake spotted by Wes Hetrick near the CVWO butterfly garden. A small burst of falcons late in the day led to a total of 48 Merlins and 110 Kestrels.
|Great Egret flock (Julia Magill)|
|Eastern Hog-nosed Snake (Wes Hetrick)|
|Red-breasted Nuthatch enjoying our feeder (Julia Magill)|
|Blue Jay (Steve Thornhill)|
|Cooper's Hawk (Julia Magill)|