Saturday, November 22, 2014

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.

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