|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This is one of the birds taken from Libertys in Hampshire. I attended a photo experience day held there.|
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
ikeharel has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
|You must be logged in to start a discussion.|
Fine image of the Kestrel, Sharon.
Good details and colors, one eye obsecure by side shade - but nevertheless a wonderful moment taken.