Monday 20 February 2023

More Goshawk Action

Spent the morning in the forest, checking out what the Goshawks were up to. Some class action witnessed, including some full on dogfights between two young females, plus a few brief skirmishes with the local Buzzards. The female from the territory-holding pair was calling a lot and after a bit powered across the valley and chased one of the intruding young females (quite possibly one of her daughters from last year) into the distance. A young male was cruising around too, and I was surprised to see two adult males together, with the adult female doing a bit of display, once she'd returned triumphantly to her patch of forest. 

Second calendar-year female

Second calendar-year male

Female sparring with a Buzzard

Two 2CY females in combat (slow-motion)

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