Northern Goshawk

Fukushimagata, Niigata, Japan

October, 2017

Almost every October I have found young goshawks around Fukushimagata with their eyes on the freshly arrived teal. This year a more mature bird has been on patrol.

There is usually one or two Eastern Marsh Harriers about the place as well and this one time I managed to see the two species interact. I think the goshawk is a female. Her body seems to be much bulkier than that of the harrier.

Eastern Marsh Harrier obscured by the Northern Goshawk with Eurasian Teal in the foreground.