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Donald, that makes three in Missouri during the past two weeks since I also 
saw one on the loess hills in Holt county.
Tommie Rogers
Mound City, MO

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Donald Hays" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, October 10, 2006 2:12 PM
Subject: Goshawk 10/10/06


> MObirds:
>
> I was out in the back woods at my home, north of Union, MO, around 11:30 
> and was seeing many yellow-rumped
> warblers, R.C. Kinglets, a brown creeper or two and a winter wren.  There 
> were quite a
> few robins in the woods feasting on the Carolina buckthorn berries.  I 
> heard
> a distress call and some thrashing and about fifteen seconds later a group
> of bluejays came zooming in raising a tremendous fuss.  Another half 
> minute
> passed and then a large hawk streaked up and out of the woods.  It then
> circled low overhead several times and then widened and heightened it's
> circles.  I had the bird in sight for a full minute as it's circles 
> drifted south over the open area near my house and yard.  It was an ADULT 
> GOSHAWK.
> Pale gray barring below and faint barring on the long tail. I
> clearly saw the eye-stripe on the first of its low circles.  I later found
> that the bird had probably remained over head for such a long time because
> the jays had forced it to drop its prey, a robin which I found dispatched 
> on
> the ground.
>
> I was just checking other email that came in while I was writing this and 
> read the posting from the Jeff City big sit where a goshawk was also seen! 
> Has there been discussion about an invasion?  I suppose two birds do not 
> an invasion make, but. . . ?
> _______________
> Donald R. Hays
> Union, Missouri
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