The Second Ladybird Book of British Birds #14 – The Kestrel

Leafing through The Second Ladybird Book of British Birds and their nests I come to the page on The Kestrel:

The Second Ladybird Book of British Birds - The Kestrel

It says:

The Kestrel is a falcon, and this bird is often seen poised motionless in the air, or “hovering” as it is called, while it is looking on the ground below for mice and voles.

I saw this one in Italy:

Kestrel - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

It’s forty years since I first wrote about seeing a Kestrel in my nature notebooks:

Kestrel - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

I was probably 12 years old when I made this pencil sketch:

Kestrel - The Hall of Einar - drawing (c) David Bailey (not the)

Here’s my modern digital photograph:

Kestrel - forty years ago in my nature notebooks- The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

I definitely need to take some more, preferably with its face visible.

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