A Kestrel hunting lizards in the Gorse
There’s a male Common Kestrel on Aylesbeare Common. It’s remarkable how far away from a potential meal it begins its wing-folded descent. There are lizards on the heathland and they make a great meal for a top predator.
Here it is, powering through the Gorse after an unsuccessful hunt:
Male Common Kestrels have an attractive chestnut brown speckled back with a grey tail with a black band at the end. It looks fabulous as it cuffs the air into submission:
My favourite photograph, however, isn’t the one you might expect. It’s this:
It’s the view a lucky lizard gets.
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