Thursday, January 21, 2010

Northern Goshawk Release

While as a rule I do not usually like to post pictures that I did not take on the blog there are exceptions to every rule. This is a picture of me releasing a northern goshawk, one of three birds that I adopted up at Hawk Ridge this fall. The northern goshawk is kind of a special bird up at Hawk Ridge because they see more migrating goshawks then any other hawk watch site in the world, they counted 5,819 in just one season back in 1982. Peak migration for northern goshawks at the ridge is October 10th through November 15th. So if you have ever dreamt of seeing a northern goshawk live and in person you should plan a trip up to Hawk Ridge in the fall. Your chances are good that you will see one and maybe even get to adopt one and release it back into the wild like I did.

14 comments:

Sylvia K said...

That is the picture of FREEDOM! I love it! And beautiful skies as the background! Doesn't get any better! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Eaglesbrother said...

Nice clouds and the Hawk shot is great too.

George said...

That's wonderful. Magical moment!!

Elisabeth said...

Wow!

Rune said...

Its freedom, great picture:)

Randi said...

What a magic moment!
I love this unique photo.

Shannara said...

Cool picture of freedom... I like it! Great Shot!

Merisi said...

I am so glad you decided to post this picture, it captures an extraordinary moment. Thank you!

KaHolly said...

I just might have to make that trip! But will I remember? Great photo. It was the exact perfect photo to post today. ~karen

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

How cool! I hope I get to see one.

eileeninmd said...

Very cool experience. And a great shot of the Hawk.

...^^v... said...

that capture is good for two perfect words: FREEDOM and HOPE. Beautiful!

Sherri said...

Wow! That is an awesome picture! I am glad that you made an exception!

lisa mertins said...

wonderful photo, even though you didn't take it. but what good's a skywatch friday (or blog) rule if you can't break it ;)