We'd continue along our way and it wouldn't take long to hear a Virginia Rail and see MANY American Pipits. One thing we'd notice is that passerine activity had quieted down some and it wouldn't take long to see why.
We'd then head out to Barre Falls to spend the rest of the day hawk watching with Donna, Bart, Dave and all of the others.
After lunch Bill would find a kettle of Broad-winged Hawks and Bart would find another and it wouldn't take long for them to join forces much to our delight. The only problem was the kettle was in an all blue sky! I tried my hardest to get a picture of it and by the time I did, I'd lose the birds in the blue sky so after re finding it with the help of Don, this is all I could muster.
So all in all a great way to spend the first day of my official fall migration kickoff. It was great to see the Pipit's and do some hawk watching and see people I don't see much often. I'm really hoping the cold temps we get tonight gets the birds moving as I'm still thinking of that Philadelphia Vireo of course!
Take care all.