Thursday, October 29, 2009

Dancer on the wind: Northern Goshawk

Sunday, October 25 was a beautiful, clear morning with changing wind gusts. The wind seemed to make conditions perfect for a few raptors, namely Common Buzzards, Black-eared Kites and an Eastern Marsh Harrier. The highlight however, was this young Northern Goshawk that appeared overhead at a bird observatory. He dipped and dived, zoomed and swirled for what seemed to be almost a minute. Three delighted birders stood side by side with cameras drumming to his dance in the wind.....