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Sightings From October 2015

October 14, 2015

Turkey vulture

Turkey vulture

A turkey vulture soars past the Lookout on October 14. Mid to late October is the peak of vulture migration, so watch for this soaring scavengers to be moving with purpose. Photo by Bill Moses.

October 13, 2015

sharpie, oct 13 by bill moses

sharpie, oct 13 by bill moses

Sharp-shinned hawk passes October 13. Photo by Bill Moses.

October 13, 2015

Sharpie mid flap by bill moses

Sharpie mid flap by bill moses

Bill Moses caught this sharpie in a mid-flap on October 13. Mid October is the peak of sharp-shinned hawk migration.

October 7, 2015

Broadwing in flight

Broadwing in flight

This grassland raptor, often seen in the fields and farms on the approach to the Mountain, is truly a farmer's friend, as it preys upon common pests such as a mouse, voles, and insects. Photo by Bill Moses.

October 7, 2015

Hitching a ride

Hitching a ride

A spider grabbed a ride down from the North Lookout on photographer John Warner's pack.

October 7, 2015

Sharp-shinned hawk

Sharp-shinned hawk

A sharp-shinned hawk by Bill Moses.

October 7, 2015

Broadwing

Broadwing

Immature broad-wined hawk showing its tail bands. Photo by Bill Moses.

October 3, 2015

Raccoon at the feeder

Raccoon at the feeder

Member John Warner caught this masked bandit trying to rob the bird feeder on a rainy and very cold Saturday afternoon. Once he realized that he had an audience, he quickly ran off.

October 3, 2015

Raccoon

Raccoon

Here the raccoon appears and eyes up the bird seed. Photo by John Warner.

October 3, 2015

Bald eagle

Bald eagle

Bill Moses is known for sharing with us his fantastic photos from the North Lookout. So far, this is my favorite eagle pic!

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