vocalizations north of Tallac Creek
Sandakphu, West Bengal, India
Possible Northern Goshawk flying over the Visitors Center this afternoon
I found this juvenile in the timber above Nip and Tuck Creek. I am pretty sure it is a goshawk because of it's call and how territorial it was.
On a mountain bike ride, the bird flew right between us!
There's no photo of the bird, of course. But the size, low flight through the forest, the grey body and wings and the prominently barred tail left little room for doubt on the ID.
Interestingly, this is an area that was treated in recent years for fire-reduction; it's an even aged stand, with even tree spacing.
Definitely not considered ideal for these birds.
The Goshawk (pronounced /Ã‹Ë†Ã‰Â¡Ã‰â€™s.hÃ‰â€Ã‹Âk/, from OE. gÃƒÂ³shafoc '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.