[CT Birds] Northern Goshawk, New Hartford
Steve Mayo and Rebecca Horowitz
rsdmayo at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jun 11 11:13:30 EDT 2016
Very likely. Ironically, chances of finding a nesting accipiter in CT seem to vary as the inverse of the sightings you would have during Fall migration. In other words detecting accipiter nests seems to be Goshawk: most common, Coopers Hawk: slightly less common, Sharp-shinned: extremely difficult to encounter at all. Not that finding nesting any accipter nest is an every day occurrence. Finding any nest is a rare occurrence, congratulations.
In Fall migration, Sharp-shinned is very common, Coopers is common, Goshawk sightings are rare.
Anyway, that's my inexperienced impression. I'd love to hear more general comments about nesting CT accipiters.
From: Ben Silane via CTBirds <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
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Subject: [CT Birds] Northern Goshawk, New Hartford
New Hartford, CT.
Looking for advise on how likely it is that there is a Northern Goshawk family living in the woods near the house. Found the nest and everything seems to match a Goshawk.
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