A juvenile Northern Goshawk has been a fairly irregular visitor to our yard in recent weeks. Today it perched and preened for more than an hour as the usual throng of HAWOs, DOWOs, BLJAs, BBMAs, BCCHs, WBNUs & EVGRs attended our feeders below. There was no drama.
A few days ago this accipter took a shot at a Pileated Woodpecker, and missed. The week before we found a scattering of Mallard feathers just beyond our yard. C'est la guerre!