Sunday, 6 July 2014

Brown Goshawk.

 Winter is well on the way more frost coming this week.

This Brown Goshawk has been hanging around for a while now, and at last landed in the mango tree long enough for a quick photo before taking off again.

 Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)

Frost on the dead grass beside our house.
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19 comments:

mick said...

I like the colouring on the Goshawk. That is certainly not something I see down this way but neither is the frost! - or not very often :-)

Judith Gray said...

How Lucky to have such a visitor! Such a beautiful bird. Unfortunately we have also had the visits from the frost on the darling downs.

Margaret Adamson said...

great capture of the Goshawk

Phil Slade said...

Unlucky with the frost I imagine, but you did well to get the goshawk.

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's a very handsome bird! I see more of the frost around here. :)

TexWisGirl said...

thanks for the cool-down! very hot in texas right now. :) love his sharp eye!

eileeninmd said...

Cool sighting and photo of the Goshawk!

Carole M. said...

good to see the goshawk visiting. The cold air is spreading about all over; glad I'm not near the snowies!

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant photos, the Goshawk is hiding, what for?

EG CameraGirl said...

FROST! Oh my goodness!

NatureFootstep said...

nice capture. :) Sometimes you have to be grateful for getting anything at all. :)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Just wonderful this moment. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

bettyl-NZ said...

He looks very focused!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Looks like winter is upon you! The goshawk is a beautiful raptor and I love your pictures.

Also enjoyed the mixed bag of birds in the earlier post ... slow internet connection, so will combine comments . Thanks for both posts.

orchid Miyako said...

I've never seen hawks; Wonderful picture♡♡♡

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

Sharon Wagner said...

I don't think I've spotted a Goshawk before. Nice peek.

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

That eye looks so fierce. It reminds me of one of my encounters. In New Mexico while looking for a Goshawk nest in its known territory I squeaked like a rabbit, not realizing I was actually right under its nest. It did not attack, but looked so fierce that I just ducked down and crept away.

Wally Jones said...

The Goshawk is a magnificent raptor! Very nice to catch any image of one!
Hard to imagine your cool temperatures as central Florida is steamy and hot.

Take care.

Stewart M said...

nice bird, I do love that bright eye.

Also, really like the Pale-headed Rosella post.

Sorry for the much delayed reply - I've been in the UK for a month and I decided to let the blogging take a back seat - normal service will resume very soon!

Stewart M - Melbourne