On a quick trip to Maine's Mount Desert Island earlier this week, a friend and I drove to the top of Cadillac Mountain for a quick hike around the summit.
When we learned they had a hawk watch there, we had to stop by.
Alas, we arrived at 2:30 p.m., and the hawk watch is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Think of a birding brunch.
We did see a vulture, and that was it bird-wise, but the views were incredible and a Common Buckeye and a couple of other butterflies were enjoying the vista.
Next time I'll try to get there earlier.
More about the Cadillac Mountain Hawk Watch here.