16 February 2013

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)
Tejo Internacional, Portugal

Throughout the dehesas in the Beiras region, this young male is hunting for birds such as this pigeon, to feed upon. This year, autumn brought more Goshawks than usual to the International Tagus River. After spending winter with us they will go back to their original regions, always looking for new territories.

Nikon D300 + Nikon 500mm f4 VR
iso 400, 1/640, f5