Late March 2003, a plucking female Northern Goshawk in an open polder in the central Netherlands could be approached on foot to within 100 m. Despite being in full view, the bird was not disturbed and continued eating until a full crop was visible. In the same polder, an adult Peregrine used a fixed pole for prolonged resting periods, based on observations in late March and on 9 April 2003. In almost the same area, i.e. Bikkers Polder near Eembrugge, a wintering Peregrine was heard calling on 13 January 1952 (sic), described as “creaking-call”.