Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Goshawk....................................................................................................................

Goshawk (Juvenile)

Accipiter gentilis...  Goshawk.

9 comments:

Brian King said...

Stunning portrait, Andrew!

Margaret Adamson said...

Brilliant capture

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful bird, great closeup! Happy Thursday, enjoy your weekend ahead!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

What a magnificent looking bird.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

What a fierce bird! Deadly eyes, powerful flight, talons like stilletos adds up to goodbye mr mouse!

ladyfi said...

Wow - fabulous!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So handsome ... I see another published picture in your future! It's funny to me that this raptors Scientific name is GENTleis. I'm sure it means something else and I should look it up!

Rachel said...

Sallie - "Accipiter" is Latin for hawk & "gentilis" comes from the Old French "gentil" meaning noble (which is where the English words Gentleman & Gentry are derived and ultimately from the Latin "gentilis"), so the scientific name means "Nobleman's Hawk". It comes from the time when only noblemen would fly these birds. :)

Liz said...

Wonderful portrait! You have captured the details beautifully!