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New Forest Nestcam: Breeding Birds of Prey
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A Date With Nature in the New ForestGOSHAWK

Now closed for 2017


A Date with Nature is a collaboration between the RSPB, the New Forest National Park Authority, the Forestry Commission and Carnyx Wild.

The nestcam display, part of the RSPB's Date with Nature programme, has run daily from the beginning of April to the end of August, 10 am to 4.30 pm, since 2006.

Sadly this year, two of the chicks succumbed to a disease they probably picked up from their food which clogged their throats. Unable to eat they soon died and their bodies were removed from the nest by the mother.  This is hard, but it is nature in the raw and shows the precariousness of raising young in the wild. No doubt the reason why hawks have more than one nestling is to compensate for any losses. The remaining chick became the strongest and survived well. It then successfully fledged. We've turned the camera off on the gos nest now.

Date with Nature is closed and there are no staff on site to answer questions.

Join us again next year for more birds on the nest in the Spring.

Live images at: - all cameras off now

For further information and highlights from previous raptorcams and carcass-cams visit

What do other visitors say?

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I've been watching the Goshawk family for a few weeks now on the brilliant Carnyx TV. I'm not able to get to the forest sadly. I look in most days to see how the three chicks are faring. They have been so healthy, well looked after by both parents. Today I looked in and could see only TWO chicks being fed. Do you know what happened to the third chick? I'm sure that he was there yesterday.

Thank you for the wonderful coverage by Carnyx.

Fil, 6/Jun/2017

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Last updated: 21st October 2017

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