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

Now open for Spring/Summer 2017

at the New Forest Reptile Centre

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.
We now have a live camera on a goshawk's nest. All 3 eggs have hatched and the pair are looking after some very healthy chicks.  Watch them live online or at the Reptile Centre.

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2016 was a successful year for filming buzzard.

Unfortunately, during a technical black-out, something disturbing of the fledglings died - either from natural causes (unexpected at this stage) or (as evidence indicated) by the beak of its sibling!  There certainly seemed to be some cannibalism at this point. Such is the harsh reality of life on the nest...

The survivor got even stronger and finally fledged in July. 

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: 2nd June 2017

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