Date: 2/27/17 10:20 am From: Ken Klapper <kklapper...> Subject: [NHBirds] Sandwich - Goshawk, and a thrilling chase
The west-southwest winds and the many reports of early migrants encouraged me to set up my scope and look to the skies from my back porch this morning. I was soon rewarded with an adult Goshawk, slowly flapping and circling a half-mile to the north. The flight was slow and the flaps were deep - perhaps a territorial display?
Fifteen minutes later a Canada Goose was honking over frozen Squam Lake - however the call sounded a bit high and maybe a little... strained? As it appeared to the west a minute later (over Sandwich Bay) I saw the cause - an adult Bald Eagle behind and below it, flapping in rapid pursuit. I don't know the result of this mortal race as both birds flew to the northeast, out of sight and sound.