If you can take your eyes off the goings on at Loch Garten for a few minutes, it's well worth having a look at the webcam for the new forest goshawks. Today the female is being really cooperative and is looking towards the camera! Have a look here.
Make sure you have the sound on, the amount of bird song from the surrounding woodland is really impressive, especially the wrens!
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Wow Ian, Lovely link thanks
She knows something is not quite right, the look she keeps giving the camera
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Great link Ian thank you so much. If only we lived nearer
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Thats a great webcam. Nice clear picture and as you said the sound of the woodland birds is very good.
She's looking straight at the camera again this morning to.
Do you know when the eggs are due to hatch and how many does she have?
Once the eggs hatch and the feeding starts I can imagine this will be a must watch webcam.
I have been looking at the web-cam daily, and went to see how to get there, as it isn't too far from where I live. However it wasn't clear that there was a reserve that was generally open as it mentions 2 specific dates on the page.
I intended to ring the number on the page but forgot yesterday so assumed it was too late today.
Best wishes Chris
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Hi Chris and andrewa,
Have been looking into this Date with Nature, as I'm going down to Dorset shortly and was thinking of calling in. This is what I've found out.
The Goshawk Date with Nature is hosted by New Forest Reptile Centre near Lyndhurst. There isn't a reserve as such, but of course there are plenty of walks/wildlife watching opportunities around the New Forest. I'm sure the specific dates given on the DWN page are misleading - I think they mean the event runs between those dates.
The New Forest Gateway website has ongoing commentaries on the progress of the nest, by the DWN team and by viewers. It seems the eggs were laid 24th-30th March. In previous years, the Goshawk webcam has been replaced by a Hobby cam once the goshawks have fledged.
This webcam can be a bit "fragile" due to the technical difficulty of relaying the signal across the Forest. The other thing to realise is that you won't be able to see the nests in real life - they are in secret locations some way from the Centre.
Hope this helps. Sue
I've finally managed to get on to see the New Forest camera and the Goshawk nest - only problem is now I have to be able to tear myself away from it!
Would I be right in thinking Goshawks are incredibly secretive and not the sort of bird that would usually be seen on a webcam as finding them can be tricky?
Yes very very secretive :)
How many eggs is she on?
Think I can make out two for sure and a possible third
Hope you don't mind, but I'd like to record some of this, so that any special footage can be shared, this is a brilliant stream and hope it continues.
I now have 5hr's plus of footage, going to leave it run till dusk, she must eat at some point :)
seems the camera is down today? :(
Boo Hoo the stream corrupted whilst recorind. Will keep trying :)
I missed this when it first went on as i've been out of action for two weeks but WOW what an amazing site I've never watched a live web cam before apart from on the tele I'm so impressed being a newbie and so much behind the times lol Thank you so much for the link
Feeling More Positive :-)
I've just seen your thread and had a quick look. What a beautiful-looking Goshawk!
I now have a problem though. I find it hard to tear myself away from the Loch Garten webcam and now I have another to look at. What a pleasant dilemma!! Housework and gardening be damned!!!!
She's very fidgety today, do we know when the eggs are due to hatch?