On a short birding trip on Sunday morning, we came across a mature peregrine sitting in the tree across from Berlin City in Williston. He was very cooperative and let us watch through the scope for as long as we wanted...and close enough to see the blood on his talons from his last meal. Returning the same way about 3 hours later, the bird was still on the same perch. This is the second time in the last few years I've seen a peregrine in this tree. Same bird?
The next unexpected treat was a mostly mature bald eagle in a tree at Charlotte beach, near the covered bridge. Again very cooperative and close enough to see a few gray feathers on his head.
The rest of the trip down to the Crown Point bridge turned up only a few rough-legs and red-tails, and no ducks in the open water north of the bridge.