Goshawk nest building in autumn rather than winter


This paper describes the nest building of a pair of goshawks in the Autumn, rather than more commonly in late winter / early spring. This is important as the nest sites of goshawks are protected during the breeding season (March through to August) but if nesting starts earlier forest managers need to assess their woods for breeding pairs earlier than previously thought. Although if the nest tree was felled, goshawks are capable of building new nests fairly quickly.

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