Speaker: Conor Mark Jameson
Reporter: Sue Gale
Conor used to subtitle this talk ‘The Lost Raptor’ because Goshawks became extinct as a breeding raptor in the UK in 1879. As often seems to have been the case, the last pair, that nested in Birnham Wood, was shot and stuffed. Fortunately, they were re-established in the ‘60s and ‘70s and are currently increasing. They are, in fact, widespread across the Northern hemisphere, and have become the national bird of N Korea and the state bird in the Punjab and they are used in falconry in many countries, including our own.
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