Date: 8/31/19 6:04 pm
From: <blafley...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Goshawk - Harvard Pond, Petersham

This AM had an imm. Goshawk being harassed by crows and then watched it terrorizing the ducks and Killdeer. Also had 6 Green-winged Teal.

Harvard Pond, Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, US
Aug 31, 2019 8:05 AM - 9:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
19 species

Canada Goose 1
Wood Duck 8
Green-winged Teal 6
Killdeer 3
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron (Blue form) 2
Northern Goshawk (American) 1 Large imm. accipiter with wide light stripe over eye, Brownish streaking on throat and breast, longish tail with bands and light tip. Observed the bird for a few minutes with a 20-30X scope while it was perched in a dead tree that was on an island approx. 200 yds. away. It was noticeably larger than the two crows that were harassing it. About 15 minutes later watched it hunting the ducks and Killdeer that were farther up the pond. In flight its broad wings and long tail were apparent. After one pass it perched across the pond about 3-400 yds distant and with the scope could see it was the same bird.
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 2 Harrassing imm Goshawk in dead tree on 1st island
Black-capped Chickadee 6
Red-breasted Nuthatch 1
Gray Catbird 1
American Goldfinch 2
Song Sparrow 2
Eastern Towhee 1
Common Yellowthroat 4

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