Phil Pearce

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Kestrel

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The Kestrel

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“Falco Tinnunculis”

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Kestrels are a familiar sight hovering beside a roadside verge or in a field. With head kept dead still and wings beating furiously this amazing bird of prey is a magnificent hunter. It has a long tail and pointed wings and hovers between 33 and 66 feet above the ground.

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It is in decline and has been included on the amber list.

Its 32 to 35 cm in length and has a wingspan of 80cm

It weighs in at between 155 and 250g.

There are around 46,000 breeding pairs in the uk.

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