Thursday, 8 March 2018

Goshawks (and other raptors!) in the Brecks...

A fabulous - if somewhat damp - morning in the Brecks with Brian. As soon as we arrived at the regular watchpoint we began to pick up raptors: groups of Buzzards, pairs of Red Kites, a possible Hen Harrier. Then Brian picked out a fast-travelling Goshawk: the first of three or four we saw in an hour or so.

After lunch at Brown's, we took a walk around Lynford, adding the usual woodland species as well as large flocks of Siskins and Lesser Redpolls, finishing off at Santon Downham, where the best we managed was a flighty Grey Wagtail.


Claire Thompson said...

Amazing Goshawk photos David, so envious of your birding and camera skills. Never seen this beautiful bird before

David said...

That's really kind of you, Claire!
A lot of it is down to:
a) Being in the right place at the right time
b) Luck!
Still - as Gary Player once said - the more you practise, the luckier you get!
If you e-mail me, I'll tell you where to go to see a Gos!