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Kestrel

Observed: 17th July 2010 By: Spike HughesSpike Hughes’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

I see this hunting in scrub between the houses and the beach. Appears quite tame sometimes, I have managed to get within 25 yards for photographs.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) interacts

Comments

Janys Hyde's picture

Female?

Is someone able to confirm that this is a female? The markings seem to fit those of the female according to my source (RSPB Birds of Britain and Europe)- the female has a brown head whilst that of the male is blue-grey. This photo seems to show the bird with a brown head.

browntrumpet's picture

Kestrel

It's probably a juvenile.

Janys Hyde's picture

Many thanks

Thanks for the suggestion...