Just finished putting in taps in the Maple trees here. I didn't think I was going to tap any trees at all this year but changed my mind at the last minute.... Glad I did!

As I was tapping the last Maple tree chaos broke out in the trees as a small Falcon grabbed a mouse that was up in a tree, the mouse fell to the ground and the Falcon came rushing down to grab its lunch! The scuffle went on for a few seconds on the ground just 15' from where I was standing. The Falcon was unaware of my presence just long enough for me to watch.... very cool!