Wednesday, August 3, 2011

photos NG

3 August 2011
I am now a full-time resident of Anacortes, Wa. And I am a home owner.

I just called Tim Snow- Biologist -Tucson Game and Fish, concerning my 7 photos of 3 different NG in Tucson 2011. Tim stated that he had no problem with the photos showing 2 NG, 1 of S.Kolb Road and the other NG photo of Craycroft Road. Still, I will not post those photos.
Please heed-

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Departing Anacortes

10 October- I departed Anacortes. This is not scientific, but it certainly appears that in Anacortes and just southeast of Anacortes, and on N. Whidbey Island, and the Deception Pass area, that something has depleted the NG population. Has a falconer taken from the nests, have NG been shot, have NG been killed by autos.

Now it is off to Tucson, from 18 October until 1 April. This blog has combined my sightings of NG in Texas with my sightings in Anacortes, WA, ( just for the 2010 season). I will continue to add strategies and tactics to this site.

My new blog is

Friday, September 17, 2010

Male Gos - rapid flight

17 Sept. Pioneer Trails RV Park 10:00 a.m.
1 male Gos- Finally a Gos has presented. What has happened to my Goshawks- male and female. Has a falconer taken from the nest. No matter- I still should have been observing NG during the time between Aug. 8 and now: on N. North Whidbey Island , in city limits of Anacortes, and here S.E. of city limits of Anacortes.
The hawk was gliding and pumping in straight-away flight and coming from the nesting area. It was overcast and dark and it will rain. The wind was at zero miles per hour. The hawk was at elevation of 500 - 600 feet.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

male gos

8 August 1:30 P.M. PTRVP
1 male Gos - in and out of the sun at 300 feet elevation. Naked eye- as the hawk drifted away.

Friday, August 6, 2010

male gos- Anacortes

6 August- 4:30 P.M. PTRVP
1 male Gos circling over and over again at 300 feet elevation- rising to 350 feet. This hawk had a square tip tail. Sighting - naked eye. Well, this is my first sighting of the Gos since 24 of May. So the goshawks have returned- but not really, they have never left the area (nesting area) about 2 miles away. Very recently, I have read in newspaper that Peregrine Falcons (chicks) have fledged, and rock climbing is now allowed on this particular area of Mount Erie. NG are also nesting in the area as are Bald Eagles, Osprey, Cooper's, and no doubt Red-tailed Hawks.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Quick-look Gos

24 May - 11:30 A.M. Pioneer Trails RV Park
1 male Goshawk at about 150 feet elevation, gliding. The hawk appeared to drop into trees. This makes 22 days since my last sighting: a very long time to come up empty, for the month of May. From this I must deduce; goshawks are on the nest or with their young (limbers).

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sound View Goshawk

2 May - 10:30 A.M. - near Deception Pass- Troxell Road and Rt 20- Sound View Park and ride.
1 mature male goshawk circling over head - over and over again. Elevation of hawk about 150 feet.