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Scott Rashid

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Learn about the habits and habitat of the Northern Goshawk, a fierce bird of prey that nests in the boreal forests far from human habitation. This hawk, about the size of a Common Raven, is capable of catching and killing large birds such as geese and grouse, and animals such as rabbits and hares. The Northern Goshawk is notorious for attacking anything, including people, that come close to its nest or young. Read firsthand accounts of this species' fearless hunting prowess. Learn about plucking posts--the place where goshawks dismantle their prey before delivering it to their young. Stories include historical accounts and personal accounts from the author, his friends, and research associates. The book is filled with the author's photographs and illustrations from his many years spent studying the Northern Goshawk in all seasons.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 122 color& b/w images | 112 pp
ISBN13: 9780764349904

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Scott Rashid's work with Northern Goshawks began after he moved to Colorado in 1998. Since then he has located several Northern Goshawk nests in and around Rocky Mountain National Park. He has spent countless hours with this intrepid hunter, both through research and rehabilitating injured birds. He has worked with numerous bird species from hummingbirds to eagles. Scott's photographs and art are published in two other books--Small Mountain Owls and The Great Horned Owl, a Detailed Study. In 1994 he started a banding station at the YMCA of the Rockies, just south of Estes Park, Colorado, and in 2014 banded his 10,000th bird there. He is also director of the Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute (CARRI), www.carriep.org.