Nature Writing


Goshawk Summer

A New Forest Season Unlike Any Other

By James Aldred

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


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About James Aldred

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 ‘Green 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.

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