Video recorded by Urmas Lett, www.eenet.ee
Photo Arne Ader
Goshawk nest in Riga city
Goshawk, Northern goshawk Kanakull Accipiter gentilis
Goshawk numbers have declined significantly as compared to a couple of decades ago. This year nesters are less than half a thousand pairs. Reasons differ of course but goshawks do not tolerate intensive forest managing, their habitats have always been held to be the oldest and largest mixed forest areas. In recent years, a few individuals have been active in cities, even Tallinn. Our “birds of prey men” have promised to write about this soon.
The nest in the video is in Riga, the same female nested there last year, but sadly not successfully. In April she has laid three eggs, on April 1st, 4th and 7th. Interesting to see what a goshawk nest is like and how the birds behave.