Hello MoBirders: I just observed my first HARLAN'S HAWK of the season. An adult chasing an e. Red-tailed Hawk in a large harvest bean field in Eureka (St. Louis County). This is by far my earliest fall record for this species. The girls said 'it was pretty'...
Shortly after that I got a call from Chris Barrigar who observed 12 BLACK VULTURES in flight just north of Herculaneum (Jefferson County) along I-55. That is the highest count I can recall for that far north, possibly for the St. Louis area??
I imagine there are a lot of good birds out there to be found - Happy fall birding!
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