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Common Kestrel
(Falco tinnunculus )

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Kestrels often hunt by motorways and roadside verges for small mammals using a convenient perch such as a street lap, telegraph pole or tree.
If a suitable perch is not available it can hover for long periods keeping the head motionless.

I watched a pair of Blackbirds making a lot of noise and soon realised what the commotion was all about when this male Kestrel emerged from the hedge
with a chick having raided their nest. Canon EOS 7D and 400mm f/5.6L


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