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Northern Goshawk, adult female. For more than a century Goshawks were heavily persecuted in this country. Nests were destroyed and birds shot whenever encountered. This persecution acted as a natural selection process as only shy birds survived and passed on their genes. In the 1970's, when studying Goshawks just before they were protected by law, it was often impossible to see the parents during visits to the nests. Now things have changed. Several generations of Goshawks have by now been brought up in more peaceful conditions and this shows in their behaviour. Birds are relatively easy to watch near the nests and some birds behave like birds in the more undisturbed populations of USA and Siberia, they are aggressive against intruders at the nest. This adult female made several passes at me recently, when I was checking the situation at its nest.

Northern Goshawk, adult female. For more than a century Goshawks were heavily persecuted in this country. Nests were destroyed and birds shot whenever encountered. This persecution acted as a natural selection process as only shy birds survived and passed on their genes. In the 1970's, when studying Goshawks just before they were protected by law, it was often impossible to see the parents at all during visits to the nests. Now things have changed. Several generations of Goshawks have by now been brought up in more peaceful conditions and this shows in their behaviour. Birds are relatively easy to watch near the nests and some birds behave like birds in the undisturbed populations of USA and Siberia, they are aggressive against intruders at the nest. This adult female made several passes at me recently, when I was checking the breeding outcome at its nest.


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