Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Great end of the summer !

New species are still appearing at the hide. Last time I was there after 15 minutes a  Eurasian nuthatch (Boomklever) made a quick visit to drink at the pool. Other visitors were Great Tit (Koolmees), Blue Tit (Pimpelmees) and Eurasian Jay (Gaai). Not a busy afternoon but I was hoping for the Goshawk since it was already 8 days since the last visit of one of the  2 Goshawks. Both the adult and the 2nd summer juvenile were regular visitors lately. My patience paid off ! Suddenly a juvenile Goshawk (Havik) landed in front of the hide, only 1 meter away, sitting at the edge of the pool. Then he jumped in the pool to drink at only 1,5 to 2 meters from the hide. What an experience, so close ! After a few minutes he flew up to sit on a branch in a tree for a few moments before taking off. Nice to know: this was another Goshawk than the 2 visiting before. I left the hide in a happy mood. Afterwards I was a little dissapointed when I saw on the trailcam a Sparrowhawk (Sperwer) visited the hide only 20 minutes after I left.
More photos of the Goshawk by clicking here !

juvenile Goshawk

juvenile Goshawk

Eurasian nuthatch

Eurasian jay

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