Photo and Observation via Instagram by a_viduetsky
Pictured here often (could be same individual returning or different ones). Believe it is a Cooper's hawk, but correct me if I'm wrong.
At a natural spring, in a forested area of mostly Ponderosa pine, juniper, Douglas-fir.
Conifer forest/lake edge;
perched in conifer adjacent to campground boat launch
trovato morto/founded dead
This angry Goshawk and I crossed paths as hiked up the Starlight Mountain trail. It spend some time watching her though she did start to dive bomb me.
This Northern Goshawk killed and ate one of my chickens.
The northern goshawk /ˈɡɒs.hɔːk/ (Old English: gōsheafoc, "goose-hawk"), Accipiter gentilis, is a medium-large bird of prey in the family Accipitridae, which also includes other diurnal raptors, such as eagles, buzzards and harriers. As a species in the Accipiter genus, the goshawk is often considered a true "hawk".