[Tweeters] Northern Goshawk at Kennedy Creek estuary
apmf at msn.com
Tue Sep 23 19:53:37 PDT 2008
Hi Joe. Your observation reminded of a strangely similar goshawk observation I made nearly 20 years ago along the coast of Maine! Did the attacks on the gulls appear to be parasitic in behavior. Just curious. It's been a long time since that incident. Thanks.
"I ate a hot dog, it tasted real good.
Then I watched a movie from Hollywood"- FZ
> Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2008 09:11:40 -0700
> From: BUCHAJBB at DFW.WA.GOV
> To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
> Subject: [Tweeters] Northern Goshawk at Kennedy Creek estuary
> I had an imm. Northern Goshawk at Kennedy Creek estuary on Sunday, 21
> September. I saw the goshawk (at 7:56 a.m.) near the Kennedy Creek
> bridge (the old Olympic Highway south of the Highway 101) where it
> followed and awkwardly attacked individual members of a flock of 31
> crows. At 8:33 a.m. it was at the south end of the estuary (near the
> DNR interpretive area) where it attacked what was likely the same flock
> of crows, and later made two attacks of some Ring-billed Gulls that
> foraged on exposed mud near shore. While at the estuary the goshawk
> twice perched in a tree in the old orchard that is out on the salt
> marsh. All other perches were up in the forest (and out of view) on the
> west side of the inlet. Most attacks were in low flight, originating
> from within the forest. The goshawk was last seen at 9:08 a.m. When
> searching for this bird, pay attention to the behavior of crows, as
> their flight may reveal the goshawk's presence. Good luck.
> Joe Buchanan
> buchajbb at dfw.wa.gov
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