Monday, May 12, 2014

Roof-top goshawk

11 May  12 Noon  Saint Mary Church
With bright sun, while sitting on my deck which over-looks downtown Anacortes, a bird was heading toward me, and flapping. The bird was dark. Only when the bird was directly overhead, and then just cleared the top of the roof, did I realize that the bird was a mature Northern goshawk. The hawk was so close that I could not fathom the size. As the bird was approaching my position, it seemed as if the wings were too long to be a male goshawk.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Three second goshawk

7 May  3 P.M.  Havekost Road- Anacortes
1 NG over Havekost Road. The hawk was at about 150 feet elevation and crossing over the road as I traveled under the hawk. Observation time - 3 seconds.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Morning NG

2 May  8:30 A.M.  Saint Mary Church- Anacortes
1 mature NG, soaring, drifting, flapping, gliding, at 150 feet elevation. The sighting was naked eye. The winds were steady at 10 M.P.H. Observation time about 90 seconds. The hawk was probably female, as the wings were not short and stubby. The sun was bright.