H is for Hawk

Northern Goshawk, Accipiter gentilis

Northern Goshawk, Accipiter gentilis


I’m just finishing “H is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald. I’m surprised by the amount of positive press the book is getting considering it is about a woman training a Northern Goshawk to fly. The book is so well-written that it appeals to people even if you aren’t interested in birds or falconry.

Last year I was able to get this picture of a Northern Goshawk at the PGT. Justin Robertson brought her out to fly as I took pictures. Goshawks are amazing birds; very powerful and intense.

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