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Taken at West Byron Wetlands.
Brown Goshawks are medium-sized raptors (birds of prey). They have a brown head, slate-grey to brown upperparts with a red-brown collar across the upper nape of the neck, and finely barred underparts of red-brown with white. The rounded wings are dark brown to grey above and buff to reddish brown below with darker wingtips, and the long rounded tail is grey with dark bars. The long legs are yellow, with reddish brown feathering about the thighs. The eye is bright yellow. Males are smaller than females. Young birds have grey-brown eyes, with brown, streaky plumage. There are several subspecies, with the northern sub-species, didimus, being generally smaller and paler. The Brown Goshawk is widespread but secretive.
Canon 50D, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS

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Many thanks for checking out my photos, please feel free to give feedback! My wanderings in nature and observations of birds, particularly raptors, is what gives me great joy and constantly reminds me of the beauty and strength of life. My favourites are raptors, I love their freedom, grace, ruthlessness, pride, adaptability and flexibility and I learn much about parenting, protection and blind faith from them.
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  • Donna Keevers Driver
    Donna Keevers ...over 2 years ago

    Magnificent capture!

  • Many thanks Donna!

    – byronbackyard

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesover 2 years ago

    This is beyond beautiful—euphoric serenity!

  • Many thanks for your kind comment, sometimes it’s hard to believe my own eyes, usually Goshawks are very sneaky and secretive and therefore very hard to photograph!

    – byronbackyard

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 2 years ago

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...over 2 years ago

    Nice comp.

  • Many thanks Warren!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ian Creek
    Ian Creekover 2 years ago

    Great shot

  • Many thanks Ian, yes I’m happy, they’re usually very, very hard to photograph because they’re so secretive but it was being hassled by some smaller birds and have so had other things on it’s mind!

    – byronbackyard

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayover 2 years ago

    Soaring freedom, beautiful colours & comp!

  • Many thanks for your kind comment Tainia!

    – byronbackyard

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 2 years ago


  • Many thanks, very happy making …. this was such a great shot to get, so difficult to capture the Goshawks!

    – byronbackyard

  • virginian
    virginianover 2 years ago

    Beautiful capture! Congrats on your feature.

  • Many thanks, yes a great shot to get!

    – byronbackyard

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

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