My wife Christine
spotted this immature Northern Goshawk perched in a tree at the Paul
Douglas Forest Preserve in northwest Cook County. In the same tree
was an immature Cooper's Hawk. The Cooper's was small in comparison
with the Gos.
In these photos
you can see some of the undertail covert feathers splayed off to the
side, with the dark spotting readily apparent on these feathers. The
white supercilium is also quite visible.
view below perhaps shows best the character of the streaking on the
were taken with a Coolpix 4500 hand-held to a Swarovski ATS 80mm spotting
page was last updated on 8 October 2005.
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