A better site for Goshawk?
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