Goshawks: The rare bird of prey returns to the New Forest


The number of rare goshawks in the New Forest has doubled in the last eight years. …

A rare bird of prey which was once close to extinction has more than doubled in number in eight years in a national park.

There were 20 goshawk breeding pairs recorded in 2011 in Hampshire, but Forestry England says there are now 40 pairs living in the New Forest alone.

The woodland raptors are nicknamed the “Phantoms of the Forest” due to their elusive nature.

See more on Inside Out South on BBC One in the south of England on Monday 7 October at 19:30 BST and on the BBC iPlayer here.

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