A bet­ter site for Goshawk?

Bird Watching (UK) - - Your View -

You sug­gest New Fancy View­point in the For­est of Dean as “pos­si­bly the most re­li­able site in the UK for dis­play­ing Goshawks” (Fe­bru­ary 2016, page 40). While it does of­fer re­li­able, al­beit dis­tant, views, there is a bet­ter site nearby. When I worked as a war­den at RSPB Sy­monds Yat, we had daily views of Goshawk, of­ten close-up, over the ad­ja­cent Cop­pett Hill. Oc­ca­sion­ally, a perched bird would be on view. In fact, you can po­ten­tially see half of Bri­tain’s breed­ing rap­tors from here, in­clud­ing the fa­mous Pere­grines. Flyby Ravens are the ic­ing on the cake. Ed Hutch­ings, jour­nal­ist and wildlife tour guide

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