On the 29th May 2013 a web cam was mounted in a sparrowhawk nest within the Edinburgh Garden to relay live video of activity at the nest. This is the third year in succession with live video coming from a sparrowhawk nest in the Garden.
Research is showing that the Garden is a key breeding site for these magnificent birds. The regular successful breeding in the Garden is a reflection of a healthy songbird population in this part of Edinburgh as these small birds make up the key prey items of sparrowhawks.
The project is the result of a partnership involving the Garden, RSPB Scotland, Lothian and Borders Raptor Study Group and the Scottish Seabird Centre.
RBGE is particularly delighted to see the return of the Sparrowhawk in this the Year of Natural Scotland, a celebration of our country’s wildlife and natural assets.