A bonus was to finally see the Northern Goshawk hanging out in the park a number of times. The bird gathered in spaces to feed and drink, making for easy spotting, less trudging, and a decent list of species in a short period of time.
Enjoy the sights!
|A far off landing -but a photo to show for my lifer Northern Goshawk!!|
|Over by the water near the Neathermead Arches I found 5 woodcock. Originally 3 were probing and foraging in some exposed patches. Later two other practically fell in from the sky, rather clumsily.|
|They are so easy to spot and trying so hard to find food as many are just migrating in to the area and then got blasted with this storm. It's really taking a toll on them.|
|None the less, I was very happy to see many of these guys in one place.|
|A gorgeous female cardinal in the early evening sun.|
|Many fox sparrow available to observe near the feeders. I saw the Goshawk here again, as it seems to nearly saw right past our heads.|
|Cardinal life hack.|
|Saw the goshawk a 4th time- where it also chased away a merlin and again perched on the like-facing side of lookout hill.|
|A red-tail hawk before heading home- showing some bloody talons and...|
|A dirty beak-- evidence that someone enjoyed a meal-- with feathers stuck to feet and beak, my guess is woodcock.|