Goshawk Summer: A New Forest Season Unlike Any Other

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Goshawk Summer: A New Forest Season Unlike Any Other Author: Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Elliott & Thompson Limited
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Pages: 304 Language: English ISBN: 9781783966127 Categories: , , , Tags: ,

What happens to nature when we are no longer there? 

In early 2020, wildlife cameraman James Aldred was commissioned to film the lives of a family of Goshawks in the New Forest, his childhood home.

He began to plan a treetop hide in a remote site that would allow him to film the Gos nest, the newly hatched chicks and the lives of these elusive and enchanting birds. Then lockdown. And as the world retreated, something remarkable happened.

The noise of our everyday stilled. No more cars, no more off-roaders, no more airplanes roaring in the skies, no one in the Goshawk woods – except James. At this unique moment, James was granted a once in a lifetime opportunity to keep filming.

And so, over Spring and into Summer, he began to record his experiences in a place empty of people but filled with birdsong and new life. Amidst the fragility and the fear, there was silver moonlight, tumbling fox cubs, calling curlew and, of course, the soaring Goshawks – shining like fire through one of our darkest times. A Goshawk summer unlike any other.

‘Magical and transporting. James Aldred’s account of a season spent filming Britain’s most powerful and mesmerising avian predator shines with the shifting complexities of weather, season, mood and place. In these dark times, it’s a beautiful and deeply evocative hymn to love, hope and connection.’ HELEN MACDONALD, author of H is for Hawk

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Author Biography

James Aldred is an Emmy Award-winning documentary wildlife cameraman and filmmaker and the celebrated author of The Man Who Climbs Trees. He works with television and production companies around the world, including the BBC and National Geographic. He has collaborated with Sir David Attenborough on numerous projects including 'Life of Mammals', 'Planet Earth' and 'Our Planet' and been nominated for BAFTA/RTS awards many times. He was lucky to spend the national lockdown of Spring and Summer 2020 filming in the New Forest.