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N 2 B 932 C 4 E Dec 31, 2010 F Jan 4, 2011
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Gold Bar Park, Edmonton, AB, Canada
December 31, 2010

Tags:   Flight BIF Flying Hunting Northern Goshawk Raptors Bird of Prey Birds Wildlife Nature Winter Gold Bar Park Edmonton Alberta Canada

N 10 B 3.0K C 35 E Dec 31, 2010 F Jan 3, 2011
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Gold Bar Park, Edmonton, AB, Canada
December 31, 2010

Last photos of the year ended up with great results, and the most actions I've ever had at Gold Bar Park. What a 2010 finale!!!

Don and I saw at least 2 Northern Goshawks juvenile (I counted 3 Goshawks and 1 Coyote before Don came) aggressively ambushing the ducks, who were at the open water. Check out Don's great captures of the attack.

We spotted a Bald Eagle circling high in the sky across the river. Later, we found an Eagle, possibly the same one, overlooking the river (as shown below).

These photos here show the Goshawk waiting patiently deep inside the branches for the opportunity to grab the ducks. Flight photos will come later.

Tags:   Northern Goshawk Raptors Bird of Prey Hunting Ambush Birds Wildlife Nature Winter Gold Bar Park Edmonton Alberta Canada

N 8 B 3.4K C 28 E Dec 31, 2010 F Jan 4, 2011
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Gold Bar Park, Edmonton, AB, Canada
December 31, 2010

Check out the last half of the video about the flight of the Goshawk.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-_RHRAzUHM

The Goshawks are considered "master of maneuver." They are quite capable of flying through thick forest and bushes with great accuracy. I don't think I would even attempt to approach a Goshawk's nest like we did with the Swainson's Hawk this summer. Their aggressiveness, speed, and maneuverability could injure us severely even if trying to stand next to a post or a tree.

Please feel free to click on any of the photos below to enlarge.

Tags:   Flight BIF Flying Hunting Northern Goshawk Raptors Bird of Prey Birds Wildlife Nature Winter Gold Bar Park Edmonton Alberta Canada

N 6 B 2.1K C 20 E Dec 31, 2010 F Jan 4, 2011
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Gold Bar Park, Edmonton, AB, Canada
December 31, 2010

With the high mega-pixel counts of the 7D and with decent lighting, it's possible to crop the shot below and still have enough details in printable size like the above photo.

Also, check out www.flickr.com/photos/raymklee/5325556861/ for the main post and rest of the flight shot series.

Tags:   Flight BIF Flying Hunting Northern Goshawk Raptors Bird of Prey Birds Wildlife Nature Winter Gold Bar Park Edmonton Alberta Canada

N 2 B 1.0K C 1 E Dec 31, 2010 F Jan 4, 2011
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Gold Bar Park, Edmonton, AB, Canada
December 31, 2010

Tags:   Flight BIF Flying Hunting Northern Goshawk Raptors Bird of Prey Birds Wildlife Nature Winter Gold Bar Park Edmonton Alberta Canada


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