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Goshawk Hunts In Slow Motion

8th March 2014

Watch this Goshawk hunt in slow motion as it locks onto it’s prey in the air and swoops in for the grab. It’s prey, a balloon filled with water.

Shot using very high speed cameras in a studio in the UK by Earth Unplugged, a group that make films for their YouTube channel about all the incredible natural world around us. The Goshawk can grow to about 2.5 feet tall with a wing span of 50 inches and is capable of considerable, sustained, horizontal speed in pursuit of prey with speeds of 38 mph, very fast for a big bird as their agility is great to match. Needless to say my kids love these and I have to admit that I do as well.


Check out more films from Earth Unplugged on their YouTube channel