Kestrel  Adult
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Taken at Musselburgh on 7th January 2018 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.




 



Taken at Barns Ness on 7th February 2018 using D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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Taken at Philiphaugh on 25th November 2015 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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In Flight
Taken at
Musselburgh on 22nd June 2018 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 600 mm zoom lens.
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In Flight
Taken at
Musselburgh on 6th September 2015 using Nikon D5200
with Sigma 150-500 mm zoom lens.
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Kestrel
Species:
Order:
Family:
Local Names:
Falco (partim)
Falconiformes
Falconidae
windhover.


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Length:
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Eggs:
Kestrels do not build their own nests, but use nests
built by other species.
Small mammals, such as voles and mice, invertebrates,
and birds up to the
size of a Starling.
Male

Black spotted upper parts, blue-grey head and tail.
Underparts are buff with black spots.

Female:
Darker than the male.The creamy underparts are more
heavily spotted in black.
25-35 cms
60-65 cms
March-July. 1 Brood.
4-6 Smooth, white or yellowish with redish-brown markings.
Voice: