Northern Goshawk near the Horicon Marsh on January 22, 2015

I made a run up to the area north of Horicon Marsh in Fond du Lac County Wisconsin. Ryan S joined me for the run up with hopes to see the reported Northern Goshawk. When we arrived at 7:20 am the bird was present for about 10 minutes distant from the road. We left the area for a short time waiting for better light but when we returned we could not relocate the bird. We birded the general area till 1:00 pm but could not relocate the Northern Goshawk after 7:20-7:30 am viewing. A nice life bird for Ryan and I. Thanks to Dave G for finding this uncommon bird and those who helped in the ID’ing of it. Other species present 2 Snowy Owls, 1 Merlin, 2 Northern Shrikes, numerous Rough-legged and Red-tailed Hawks. It was a fun day birding!

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Northern Goshawk

Binomial name: Accipiter gentilis

Category: Hawks, Kites, Eagles, and Allies

Size: 21” long, 41” wing span

Weight: 2.1 lb

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Window to Wildlife features the photography of Jim Edlhuber. A lifelong native of Wisconsin, Jim has been photographing wildlife for 20 years. He considers himself an avid photographer and is always trying to capture nature and wildlife through his lens. He is in several photography clubs and has won numerous awards for his work. In recent years, Jim has focused mostly on birding photography and finds it to be the most challenging.

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