What does one say about a close observation of a Northern Goshawk?
Maybe just, Wow!
We certainly have goshawks, but they are uncommon. I have only seen one (at a considerable distance) once before. This one was found by my daughter. It was unconcerned about the two of us standing beside its tree and clicking.
The goshawk is a forest hawk that is spread across Canada, parts of the U.S., also Europe and Asia, yet the bird is distributed sparsely. Its name implies that it eats geese. Actually, its tastes are broad, essentially eating anything it can catch.
Here are two views of today’s Northern Goshawk deep in the forests of Kokanee Creek Park.