Goshawk Mating

The mating behavior of goshawks (Accipiter gentilis) is a fascinating yet intricate process that involves a series of aerial displays, vocalizations, and mutual bonding rituals making the life of a nature photographer very beautiful! These large, powerful birds of prey are found in Germany, occupying diverse habitats ranging from forests to open woodlands. There are several populations of them in Berlin. The goshawk mating season in Berlin happens in March, and the process serves as a means to strengthen bonds between the mating pair and establish their territory.

The female shows that the is ready for mating and calling the male hawk.


Photos were taken with the Pentax K3 III and the Pentax 560 mm F5.6 in March 2023.

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