• One of the author’s favorite places was an area known as the Brecklands east of Cambridge.
• It was mostly forest with ruined homes and military bases.
• Seven years ago she took a trip there and ended up looking for goshawks.
• Goshawks looked very similar to the sparrowhawk, but were much larger.
• At one point the goshawk was nearly extinct.
• In the mid-1900s, falconers began importing the birds back into England.
• As the author looked for birds that day in the Brecklands, she remembered looking for birds with her father.
• He had to teach her to be patient and not fidget.
• The author spent several hours in the Brecklands and spotted a pair of goshawks flying.
• She returned home with a piece of reindeer moss, as a reminder of the patience her father taught her.
• The moss was always to endure and eventually recover.
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