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Is this a Goshawk? (1 Viewer)

Deb Burhinus

Used to be well known! 😎
Europe
Not even comparable to the ambiguity of the first video! A beautiful Goshawk! Look at the forward elbows in the glide, head well forward of the carpals, the bulging arm and broad base of the wings with proportionately narrow hand, short tail, and just a few laconic deep wing beats without a break in the glide speed (not seen on the other image due to distance but note the very white impression of the underparts). A great ‘learning’ video.👍
 
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Lisa W

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Hi, I see you have your ID. Just wanted to remind you that per the forum rules the location needs to be in the thread title, we ask this so members from your area are more apt to look and help or learn.
 

alexyatespt

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United Kingdom
Not even comparable to the ambiguity of the first video! A beautiful Goshawk! Look at the forward elbows in the glide, head well forward of the carpals, the bulging arm and broad base of the wings with proportionately narrow hand, short tail, and just a few laconic deep wing beats without a break in the glide speed (not seen on the other image due to distance but note the very white impression of the underparts). A great ‘learning’ video.👍
Thank you! Pretty close encounter today and also very lucky with timing as I had literally just got my scope out.
 

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