Goshawk - webcam Latvia
Goshawk - description
The nest of forest hawks in Riga has been known since 2016 - it is believed that the nesting pair has moved here about 600 meters from their original home. Near the nest are industrial buildings with often audible backgrounds and private houses. The nesting tree itself is located in a small wet area overgrown with weeds and shrubs. The nest is built in black alder, which grows on the edge of the ditch. The hawks built their nest on the remains of a crow's nest.
During this time, the nest was inspected and the chicks were ringed. This pair, and especially the female, is known for its special nature among visitors when ringing - it tends to behave very aggressively and attack people as they approach the nest. On the other hand, birds are used to people and equipment behind the yard in an industrial area. Interestingly, at the time the female laid the first eggs, a couple of crows built their nest about 50 meters from the nest. Crows are a common source of food for young hawks, but it is common for hawks not to touch other nesting birds near their nest and use this safe area.
The broadcast shows nature to viewers as it is. With beautiful moments and the harshness of nature.
Organizers do not interfere with natural processes except when birds are caused by human damage.
The camera system was installed by Ģirts Strazdiņš, Arnis Zacmanis and Jānis Rudzītis in this nest.
We thank SIA “Darb Spars” (https://www.darbaspars.lv) for the power supply and permission to place the necessary equipment to operate the system.
Thank you to webcam operators:
March 27 - Started broadcasting live
The Goshawk is a predator that, as the name suggests, lives in the forest. They belong to the Sparrowhawk family. It is very manoeuvrable and quickly attacks short range. It feeds mainly pigeons, hens, pheasants and does not despise a hare or reptile. The hawk is found in Europe, North America, North and Central Asia. In our country it occurs in most of the territory. The female is one third larger than the male and reaches the size of the buzzard. The hawk's nest is high on the trees. Searches for quiet places. In favorable conditions, a hawk pair uses one nest for several years in a row. In March to May, the female lays up to 4 eggs, which most of the time heats. Several times a day, the male brings food to the female and alternates it briefly in heating. After only three weeks, the young can tear the food itself.
Goshawk - live