Since early March there has been a Northern Goshawk frequenting Reifel. While it is not unusual to see one here, what makes this one particularly interesting is that it’s an adult bird. More often than not, it is juvenile birds we see. It has been several years since I have seen an adult Goshawk, and was not having much luck seeing this one for a few weeks. The other week I did manage a distant look, but this afternoon provided a better opportunity.
While heading back at the end of the day I found it at the southwest corner of the sanctuary. While it was obstructed by some branches, it was a much better look and photo opportunity than the other week of this striking bird.