Saturday, November 22, 2014

Dark female NG

16 November-  Noon- Anacortes
1 dark female NG in flight at tree top level- then soaring over Anacortes at about 500 feet elevation. I'm loving it. If I were at Mc Donald's parking lot drinking coffee - and a goshawk flew by- then that is a double I'm loving it!

Goshawk Doubles! 17 November  11 a.m.  Near Mount Erie
2 goshawks- mature, circling over 3 Red- Tailed hawks that were circling over tree tops near the base of Mt. Erie. Bright sun. The male NG made 2 dives to attack the female. Or was it cavorting? Then the male male went circling at about 1500 feet elevation. Then behind me was a perched immature female Cooper's. I'm loving it, even though the McDonald's is 6 miles away.

NG Hunting- and goshawk batches

27 July  11 a.m.  Saint Mary's Church
1 male NG circling over and over again, in hunting mode. Observation time about 90 seconds. Bright sun. The hawk was flapping with very deep, very rapid, and very flexible wing beats.

17 August  4 p.m. Saint Mary's Church
1 NG ripping through at about 150 feet elevation, near the church. Observation time 20 seconds; bright sun.

28 September   - 2 sightings of male NG in flight, on Commercial Ave, Anacortes. At this time there were many bikers about with their bikes during a yearly rally. Sightings were at 10:30 and 10:40 a.m.

2 October - 1 NG - Mount Erie School- Anacortes.
1 NG circling over and over again near the school. Bright sun- wind at about 2 miles per hour.

4 October- Merlin doubles- Anacortes
2  Merlin in flight near Saint Mary's Church. I have many Merlin sightings in Anacortes, and in flight.

6 October- 1 male NG- 1:45 p.m.   Skagit Regional Airport
1 male NG in flight. This hawk was not in migration. Bright sun. This area is good for observing goshawks in flight. But not during June, July, or August, or most of September.

10 November  2:45 p.m.   Anacortes
1 resident male NG ripping through at 250 feet elevation at Saint Mary's Church. Cool breeze, bright sun.