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Kestrel


Kestrel
Photo Information
Copyright: Sharon Johnson (shazzy) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 3 N: 15] (171)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Fujifilm Finepix 8000, Digital - JPG
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-01 10:04
Viewed: 3346
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is one of the birds taken from Libertys in Hampshire. I attended a photo experience day held there.


Overview

A familiar sight with its pointed wings and long tail, hovering beside a roadside verge. Numbers of kestrels declined in the 1970s, probably as a result of changes in farming and so it is included on the Amber List. They have adapted readily to man-made environments and can survive right in the centre of cities.
Where to see them

Kestrels are found in a wide variety of habitats, from moor and heath, to farmland and urban areas. The only places they do not favour are dense forests, vast treeless wetlands and mountains. They are a familiar sight, hovering beside a motorway, or other main road. They can often be seen perched on a high tree branch, or on a telephone post or wire, on the look out for prey.
When to see them

All year round.
What they eat

Small mammals and birds

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Fine image of the Kestrel, Sharon.
Good details and colors, one eye obsecure by side shade - but nevertheless a wonderful moment taken.
Regards
Ike

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