March 2017

Highlands Wildlife - Crested Tit
February 2017
1st March 2017
April 2017
1st May 2017

Adult male and juvenile female goshawks

The downside to me spending most of February in the Highlands was that I missed out on seeing the goshawks displaying; something I invested a great deal of time in last year.

By the time I visited this year, the displays had ended, though I was surprised to see the juvenile from last season still present, and after a fairly quiet day in terms of photographic opportunities, I was about to head home when I heard the distinctive call, and it tempted me back for another quick look.

And this turned out to be a wise move when both the adult male goshawk, and the noticeably larger juvenile female broke cover over the canopy of trees, briefly circling nearby. I believe she was still begging for food, though the adult wasn't having any of it.

On a subsequent return visit, as expected, the juvenile had been chased out of the territory, and the adults were noisily getting on with the next generation!