Thursday, January 31, 2013

Brown Goshawk at Braeside Park

I've always found Brown Goshawks difficult and elusive to photograph so I was quite happy to get this opportunity at Braeside Park. A Black Shouldered Kite continually swept upon this bird and I was directly under the action for a birds eye view. It appears to be an immature bird and at times it was between myself and the sun.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  1. Wow! Excellent photographs! I really love Brown Gossies and these show off a superb encounter

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    1. thanks Russell, it was a wonderful experience and I felt privileged to observe this amazing bird

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  2. Ripping shots Wampy!
    I agree, Goshawks and Swamp Harriers are my photographic nemeses. They don't allow you very close and they always seem to fly away into the sun, though your translucent silhouettes here are great.
    Cheers, Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian, perseverance has its own rewards. I find opportunities are better if the bird is a juvenile having gotten close to both juvenile harriers and goshawks recently.

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