In the evening of 10 October 2002, an adult male Northern Goshawk was seen drinking in four consecutive, very brief bouts using the dip-and-tilt method while standing in shallow water. Between landing and drinking, two minutes had elapsed, used to scrutinize the environment. Almost immediately afterwards, he switched position and started stand-in bathing for 6 minutes. He became thoroughly soaked underneath, and as a consequence was hampered in gaining speed and height when flying away to nearby woodland.