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Kestrel

Observed: 20th December 2009 By: kcf32
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeShropshire Wildlife Trust
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Dothill 20-12-2009 051
Description:

Breast pale with brown streaks, black eyes, barred tail. When it flew off it displayed a chestnut brown back.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) interacts

Comments

miked's picture

It could well be given the

It could well be given the typical stance and outline but can't really see enough from the photo to be certain.

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Kestrel

I should have added that it had black eyes. And the advantage of seeing it fly.

Keith

bobthebirder's picture

kestrel

Your description confirms the ID. No other raptor, apart from a red kite, has a chestnut brown back.

Bob Ford

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Kestrel

Thank you for confirming the identification.

Keith