The appearance of a raptor never fails to excite birdwatchers and photographers. What more, a rare resident and non-breeding visitor like the Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus). And a nationally endangered species to boot!
In late August 2015 the Crested Goshawk did appear – at Bishan Park. The excitement was confined mainly to the BICA community and photographers had a field day documenting the occasion. Excitement mounted when the raptor was seen predating – earlier a bird, then a rat (above, below).
Soon more excitement when the goshawk caught a waterhen (below, bottom).
Some months earlier BIAC members also documented a Crested Goshawk tearing apart a Common Palm Civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) at Pasir Ris Park.
A selection of the excellent images shown here… from top down, courtesy of Beez Beez, Dean Tan, Johnny Wee, Shunda Lee and Tony Chua.
This post is a cooperative effort between Birds, Insects N Creatures Of Asia and BESG to bring the study of birds and their behavior through photography and videography to a wider audience.