[Tweeters] Skagit Nothern Goshawk

Anthony G. birds at ocbirds.com
Tue Dec 29 14:17:12 PST 2020

Greetings all..found again at 2:09pm near Polson and Moore roads. Up high mixed with a large flock of eurostarlings just above dike. Good frontal views this time, seen with binos. took off before i could nab any images and flew north across the river. this was near 16068 moore road. loads of vehicle traffic
Anthony G.
Camano Island

On December 28, 2020 10:23:23 AM PST, stan Kostka lynn Schmidt <lynnandstan at earthlink.net> wrote:

>Hi Gary,


>The only times I have ever been able to say with absolute certainty

>that I was looking at a Gos, it was either eating or attempting to kill

>a chicken.


>Just wanted to mention for the benefit of readers that I do not think a

>Gos could eat a chicken every day. (unless the chickens are extremely

>small). However, it may very well kill a chicken every day if someone

>or something removes the kill each day.


>Years ago I found a dead and partially eaten chicken in the yard, so I

>buried it. The next day I found another dead chicken, so I left it

>where it was. Next day a Gos came in and fed on it. The Gos

>returned to it’s kill every morning for five days, until there was

>nothing left of the chicken except bone and feather.


>Long ago, in a world far far away, (another lifetime), my old neighbor

>Ernie was complaining that a hawk had killed one of his chickens. It

>was a Gos, and Ernie was threatening to shoot it. I pleaded with him

>not to. I knew the bird was in migration and would not stay around

>long, so I told Ernie if he did not harm the Gos, I would pay him

>fifty dollars for each chicken he lost. In the end the Gos only killed

>one more chicken, I paid Ernie his fifty dollars, and he got to watch

>a Gos eat that chicken over several days. You know, I think in the end

>old Ernie gained a new appreciation for wild birds, although he would

>never ever admit it.


>Stan Kostka

>lynnandstan at earthlink.net





>Subject: a genuine Skagit Nothern Goshawk!

>Date: Sun Dec 27 2020 1:23 am

>From: garybletsch AT yahoo.com


>...I suspect that this Goshawk will stick around, the way one was said

>to have done on Samish Flats years ago, eating a chicken a day until

>there were no more left--if I remember the story right...





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