Friday, July 5, 2013

Goshawks 2013


Northern Goshawk

Accipiter gentilis
newly fledged

Niigata City, Niigata, Japan

June 30, 2013



...And now, presenting, the new 2013, Niigata City, Northern Goshawks; Accipiter gentilis


This year I witnessed two nests. I only visited one nest briefly 3 times over a three month period (about once a month) and the second nest was just one brief observation at distance. There were two in the first and I thought possibly three in the second, but now, after looking at my pictures I think there were just two in the second as well. Still, both nests were successful. 



Wary and elusive adult













View of nest #2