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.













2 comments:

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!