This bird is the perfect woodland hunter. Its short wings and long tail allow this feathered machine to live up to all aspects of the art of the falconer.
She is a true hawk, and can pursue her quarry to unimaginable depths without injury. Her body is streamlined though musculature and this makes her the perfect hunting machine. Her eyes are yellow at a young age and turn to a red colour as she matures. Her eyesight is fantastic and can pick up every movement in her surroundings. Her speed of chase, her tenacity and precision footwork makes her a superb and efficient killer.
No longer to be seen in this country, the Goshawk has been wiped out by persecution and pesticides. In other times this hawk was used for hunting and was also known as the cooks hawk bringing many types of game to the table, such as rabbits and hares.
The Goshawk is now being bred in this country with natural pairs and artificial insemination from birds imported from Europe. This is not a beginners hawk and commands respect.