Tim writes: Goshawks are quite a difficult bird to see and photograph in Britain. The closely related Sparrowhawk also provides an identification pitfall but this is the genuine article. Curiously I have never heard of anyone mistaking a Goshawk for a Sparrowhawk, only the other way round. It is one of those birds that when you see one you’ll know it. The breeding population in 2015 was around 437-616 pairs that are patchily distributed throughout Britain. For most of the year Goshawks keep a low profile but in early spring they display over woodlands offering a rare opportunity to photograph them. This female was in the Peak District National Park on a sunny day in February.