[CT Birds] Two Goshawk Reports

Russ Smiley arsmiley at comcast.net
Mon May 5 22:14:30 EDT 2014

Jeremy's report reminded me that a week or so back I saw what I thought was
a goshawk while I was driving on Route 2 through the forest between
Glastonbury and Marlborough. I saw it only backlit in profile, but it was
large accipiter, had a deliberate wing beat, and a long straight tail. I
think it was being hounded by a blackbird. At the time I suspected it was
just wandering through, and I thought "wouldn't it be nice to have one
resident over on this side of the river". Now with Jeremy's report, perhaps
we are so fortunate.
Russ Smiley
Marlborough, CT

-----Original Message-----
From: CTBirds [mailto:ctbirds-bounces at lists.ctbirding.org] On Behalf Of Roy
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2014 4:58 PM
To: CTBirds
Subject: [CT Birds] Two Goshawk Reports

Passing these along.

 From Art Gingert:
May 4 2014
Angevine Farm, Route 341, Warren CT.
Stooping adult male NORTHERN GOSHAWK.

 From Jeremy Schwartz
Hi. While driving on Rte 66 near Hebron (near Skyline farm), a large
accipiter I assume must have been a Goshalk flew up. For some reason, I
didn’t pull over to confirm, but it had the shape and flight of an
accipiter, I could see the striped tail, and it seemed the size of a
red-tail. I saw it at about 1:30 this afternoon.
Thought I’d report it. (I also put it on e-bird.)

Roy Harvey
Beacon Falls, CT

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