Male Kestrel not pleased to see magpie...

Male Kestrel not pleased to see magpie...

Observation - Male Kestrel not pleased to see magpie... - UK and Ireland. Description: I'd been watching this bird for several minutes, while it scratched and puffed up its feathers (pictures 2 & 3) when it became clear that it was getting a bit agitated. The cause was a magpie in the same tree, just visible at the bottom of picture 1. Thi

I'd been watching this bird for several minutes, while it scratched and puffed up its feathers (pictures 2 & 3) when it became clear that it was getting a bit agitated. The cause was a magpie in the same tree, just visible at the bottom of picture 1.
This bird is the male of the pair shown in my other kestrel post today.