I just returned from a whirlwind tour of some of eastern Pennsylvania's best hawk-watching sites, capped by quality time spent on the rocks of Hawk Mountain.
Today, it was a quick sortie down to Waggoner's Gap, which can be a stellar lookout for birds of prey that are winging their way south.
Fall is a gorgeous time to be in the rugged mountains of Pennsylvania. The leaves are beginning to change, especially the brilliant scarlet foliage of Blackgum, Nyssa sylvatica.
I'll soon return with some photos of Hawk Mountain and raptors.