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A Northern Goshawk

Northern Goshawk roaming around under the bird feeder.

For the last few weeks we've had daily visits by a Northern Goshawk. Fortunately the birds and chipmunks all disappear when he's around. The Gray Squirrels don't seemed to be bothered by it's presents. Actually this is a very pretty bird. This Goshawk feeds on birds and some small mammals. So far it perches and looks around when it arrives. As you can see from the photos it is blue-grey above with a black crown with pale under parts finely barred with grey. It's about a foot and a half in length. These rare hawks inhabit forested regions of the Northern Hemisphere.