Six members gathered to enjoy the birds at a few spots near the dam. Above the dam, at the Canal Park platform, we spotted 4 Mute Swans, a Wood Duck, and two Bald Eagle babies in the nest.
Below the dam were 5 Common Mergansers, 5 Bald Eagles flying about, mostly immature but one was an adult, 15 Double-crested Cormorants, a half dozen or so Rough-winged Swallows, two Great Blue Herons, a Mallard and about a dozen Canada Geese. There were no gulls, but they will come to feed on Shad eggs in the beginning of June. We also eyed a Spotted Sandpiper on the riverbank.
One member, who has been checking Peregrine Falcon nests, had permission to pass through a private yard, down to an area where we could see under the Muller Bridge. There, in a metal box sitting atop the bridge abutment, we spotted the Peregrine Falcon sitting on the nest. Hard to beat that for a trip highlight!