Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Gosh Gos

spent the day looking for Goshawks -- very little activity all morning in spite of the very good looking weather but between 14:00 and 16:00 almost constant activity contra all the books -- most birds were juvs ie first-summer birds almost all in some state of moult with missing primaries and particularly tail feathers -- thought I had seen about 7-8 birds but looking at the different photos of the juvs there were clearly at least 10 birds in all -- juv males are a real ID test in some conditions -- even passed one off as a Sparrowhawk at one stage! until I put the scope on it -- pity I don't live closer as I think you could eventually get lucky with the camera given enough time

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