Thursday, October 31, 2013

On Gary Bletsch, Dennis Paulson, Charles Wright

Gary Bletsch, Dennis Paulson, and Charles Wright are topnotch birders from the state of Washington, but they are not hawkwatchers, therefor they do not understand the Northern goshawk. They know ONLY how to identify the goshawk in the hand or at very close range. Therefor their publications , thoughts, and teaching are flawed.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Two goshawks

Oct 1, 2013 2:45 PM Anacortes, Wa. near Mt. Erie Elementary School

2 Goshawks (individual sightings) The first sighting was of a male goshawk.  The hawk was fresh, in hunting mode, ripping through the sky and dropping near tree tops and flying away, observed about 30 seconds.  Within 2 minutes  a female Northern Goshawk lifted to be with a soaring turkey vulture.  Observation time was about 2 minutes.  I went to this grassy walkway up against the forest expecting to observe goshawks and in this precise area of the sky.