a wilded Goldsworthy? / by Jonathan Thomson

I regularly find these raptor kills along the banks of the 2 streams, which run through UWNR. A tell-tale sign that this is a raptor kill, and not a fox kill, is the fact that the quills are not broken - raptors pluck their prey cleanly, whereas a fox tears at the feathers. I have fleetingly caught sight of the raptor and it is either a male (smaller than the female) Sparrow Hawk or a Goshawk.

This trail of pigeon feathers reminded me of a Goldsworthy piece…..