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Common Kestrels

Common Kestrel on Aylesbeare Common - The Hall of Einar

The Aylesbeare Kestrel

I do love a good Kestrel flight shot. Don’t you? Every time I see one when I’m driving I wish I could …

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

Take-off

I had great fun with this pair of Common Kestrels in Rome last year. They were an endearing couple. The tree in …

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

A malar stripe

Look closely at this Kestrel. At any of the Kestrels. Look at any of the Falcons. They all have something in common. …

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

The pursuit

This Common Kestrel has its eyes to the skies. There’s a Hooded Crow about to mob this Kestrel. Here it comes: It’s …

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

Urban Kestrels

I’ve been enjoying the company of the local Common Kestrels here in Rome. I’ve watched them hunt, be chased by the resident …

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

Gheppio

There’s a Common Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus, here. In Italy their name is Gheppio. I’ve seen it perched in the distance: Then I …

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

An early Start Point

I’ve been to Start Point before. I came here with my son one morning, very early, and took photographs in the fog. …

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

The Madeira outtakes

On the way to Madeira I sit next to a couple and they chat. I say ‘they’ chat, when I mean ‘the …