Video (Slow motion) Bea, LK forum
Estonian text posted 02.07.2017
Female Miina leaves the nest with an alarm call to drive off the invader
Northern goshawk Kanakull Accipiter gentilis
Immediately before three o’clock it was raining and female Miina covered her nestlings. A minute before three o’clock just as the rain decreased the goshawk attack took place; attentive forum members recorded it.
The same goshawk has very likely been flying past the nest earlier so that it knew the layout and could plan the attack. Miina has left the nest earlier too with alarm calls but the cause of danger has been too far away or outside the camera’s field of view.