Variegated Meadowhawk 02/02/2012 Van Duzen River 13:00 Sunny day warm weather.
- Today on my walk I spotted at least two Odes, one in the same place as my last sighting in December. This one exhibited the same colors, same flight habit, and same perching behavior as the last specimen I saw in the same location. (Within ten feet) Which begs the question, "Is this the same individual as before?" I would guess so, but his gives it a pretty long life. Much of which may have been spent in a depressed metabolic rate due to cold weather. It was certainly active and apparently healthy. Too active to get close enough for a good photo before my neighbor's dog came over to investigate!