My first of the year event was sighting a White-tailed Kite with a friend at the Albany Bulb, a place worthy of its own post. This is a crop of a picture I took. She's pretty, isn't she?
We stood watching and witnessed the male alight on her back for a quickie! The second time, several minutes later, she rebuffed him. When he returned he brought something in his talons. I'm pretty sure we heard squeaking. The female flew up to greet him and in the air, he handed off the mouse present to her! Now, he's a proven provider.
There is nothing better than staying in one place long enough. You just never know what you will receive.