[Immature Northern Goshawk, Cape May Point State Park Tuesday, December 18. Photo by George Myers, click to enlarge]
Most people, including me, don't get to see Goshawks all that often. This is a great photo to study. Note the incredibly heavy body and wide tail - the flying stovepipe appearance that, I am told, Floyd Wolfarth used to talk about up on Raccoon Ridge. One of my favorite field marks on a flying gos is the small "hands." Note also that the head is not particularly large - it's not a stretch to turn a high-soaring gos into a sharpie.
[Northern Goshawk, Cape May Point State Park. Photo by George Myers.]