On 18 April 2003, a passing Northern Goshawk suddenly descended and was shortly afterwards seen standing breast-deep in 30-40 cm deep water, some 5-10 m from the nearest reedbed. It didn’t move, except for intently watching the surroundings. After more than a minute, the bird flew away. Immediately afterwards, an Eurasian Coot surfaced from exactly the same spot. Apparently, the Goshawk had captured the Coot and held it submerged, but not long enough to have it drowned.