Goshawk as Predator of Grey Squirrels
The Gloucestershire Raptor Monitoring Group has been studying the diet of goshawk using nest trail cameras for five years.
In many nests the non-native grey squirrel constitutes a high proportion of prey delivered by the adults. Grey squirrel can cause significant damage to trees – costing an estimated £37 million a year across England and Wales.
Read ‘Goshawk as predators of grey squirrel in Gloucestershire’ by Anna Field, now available as open access. This article originally appeared in the April 2023 issue of the Quarterly Journal of Forestry (QJF).
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You may also be interested in our our case studies:
- Counting the Costs of Grey Squirrel Damage in a Small Woodland;
- Counting the Costs of Grey Squirrel Damage in an Oak Woodland; and
- our report analysing how grey squirrel cause an estimated at £37m a year in woodland.