Rock Point is now a conserved nature area of about 110 acres within the city limits of Burlington, available for hiking, biking, birding, and snow shoeing. It is jointly owned and managed by the Episcopal Church in Vermont, the Lake Champlain Land Trust, the Parks Foundation, and the City of Burlington.
A pair of peregrine falcons has nested for many years on a cliff ledge on Rock Point, on the shore of Lake Champlain. The nest is visible from another cliff on the opposite side of a small bay, and can be observed without disturbing the birds. I watched them prepare the nest, tend 2 brown eggs, care for the hatchlings, rear the fledging children, and finally migrate south over the months from late May to September. This image was taken about 1-2 days after the eggs hatched.