The last three mornings I've had flocks of redpolls in my neighborhood, 13, 25, and 7, so maybe different birds? Or maybe the start of a telephone number?
In the same spot later this morning I heard a Red-tail screeching, like a young one begging. I found two, the screecher and another (both seemed to be full adults), and the other appeared to be working on a hunk of turkey, based on the huge feathers hanging off the meat. I'm trying to decide if it was eating roadkill (John Hiatt has a song about that, and he's the source for most of my avian information) or actually took down an adult turkey--maybe a team kill?
Finally, a pair of vultures was perched along NH 108 on the southern edge of Durham today, so we at least got them for count week.