NEST CAM TO FOLLOW SPARROWHAWKS AT ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN

Visitors to the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh are to get an insight into the lives of one of the country’s smallest birds of prey via CCTV.

Cameras will be monitoring a resident pair of sparrowhawks at the botanic garden from Saturday until 21 August.

Live coverage will be beamed from the pair’s nest into the John Hope Gateway Information Centre.

The transmission is also being sent to the Scottish Seabird Centre from the botanic garden.

The project, believed to be the first of its kind, is a partnership between RSPB Scotland, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders Raptor Study Group and the Scottish Seabird Centre.

Sparrowhawks are small, agile birds of prey, and are often spotted darting across gardens in search of prey.

As their population size increased they started to colonise cities such as Edinburgh and are now breeding in urban green spaces such as parks, cemeteries and golf courses.


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2 thoughts on “NEST CAM TO FOLLOW SPARROWHAWKS AT ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN”

  1. I saw a sparrow hawk in my backyard on our swing set. It just appeared and chased away all the sparrows, chickadee, doves, etc. away. It just stood there for a moment like what happened to all the food? I was surprised.

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