Monday, 10 September 2018

G is for Goshawk

Most mornings before work, you can probably find me walking down the BTO's Nunnery Lakes Reserve, and although usually I don't see or photograph anything of note, just occasionally it is worth lugging the 200-500mm lens around every day. This morning, as I walked down a track, a gamekeeper drove his Landrover across the far edge of a neighboring field, scattering the pigeons and partridges in my direction, and with it this/chasing them, was this stunning juvenile Goshawk. The hawk dashed across right in front of me, banked and as soon as it was there it circled back and was gone across the fields, thankfully I was quick enough on the draw to grab some shots!