Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Gos male

16 May 2:30 P.M. PTRVP
1 Gos circling at about 5,000 feet elevation. The hawk had a square-tip tail. Circling well below was a very dark Red-tailed Hawk. Then another Red-tailed Hawk was circling below the goshawk. The Gos was in line, above the RED-tail but I think close enough to size the gos, as a male. Observation time 4 minutes.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Deception Pass Gos

10 May 2:30 P.M. Goose Rock - Deception Pass State Park

1 male NG, circling, and flapping. During 1 hour of hawk watching- 2 Red-tailed Hawks, 1 Bald Eagle, and 5 T.V.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Drive- by Goshawk

8 May 9 A.M. Fidalgo RV Resort- Anacortes

1 female NG soaring and flapping at 150 feet elevation. This was a drive-by, drive-under sighting.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

about this particular blog

I am now a full- time resident of Anacortes, Washington. It looks as if my travelling days are over. This blog will be year-round, long lasting reporting of mainly the Goshawks of Anacortes and North Whidbey Island. The blog will be very simply executed with very few details of the actual hawk being reported upon.

Any quips, anecdotes, strategies will be placed in my field notes, and then reported on my www.goshawksoftucson2010-11.blogspot.com site. In this Goshawks of Puget Sound, I will not make any attempt toward belittling anyone, or in any way try and drive-my-point home.

About my goshawk blogs

My blogs are all about raptors in flight, but not in migration. We are talking goshawks on their nesting sight areas, such as in Anacortes, and North Whidbey Island. And at their southern , or relatively southern wintering quarters, in areas such as San Diego, Tucson, Yuma, and Apache Junction, AZ. And also East Texas , including Coastal Bend Texas.

just goshawks continued

23 April 12:15 P.M. Pioneer Trails RV Park - Anacortes
1 male NG.

30 April 3:15 P.M. Pioneer Trails RV Park- Anacortes
1 mature female.

1 May 12 P.M. Skagit Regional Airport - East of Anacortes, West of Burlington

2 female NG, bumping into each other, diving upon one another, and chasing across the sky at elevation of 150 feet and 200 feet. Then they split, and one female was circling over and over again near my position. Observation time 5 minutes. As I have voiced- try the airport, you will like it! It might have the potential for Chipping Sparrows, E. Skylarks, and bluebirds.

3 May College Way and Burlington Blvd.- Burlington
1 female Sharpie being attacked and chased by a crow, at 150 feet elevation.

4 May near Campbell Lake- Anacortes

1 female goshawk at about 5,000 feet elevation. At times the hawk could not be observed naked-eye, but could be observed and identified, at possibly 8,000 feet from my position., with binos. The hawk could also be sexed, from the size, structure, and proportions of the wings. Observation time 6 minutes.

Just Goshawks

6 April 2011- We arrived back in Anacortes, WA.

17 April 1:45 P.M.- 1 male NG, soaring and circling, near Campbell Lake, at 500 feet elevation.

23 April 12:15 P.M. - PTRVP (Pioneer Trails RV Park)