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The Kestrel

Another lovely winter visitor is the Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus

Numbers of kestrels declined in the 1970s, probably as a result of changes in farming and so it is included on the Amber List. They have adapted readily to man-made environments and can survive right in the centre of cities. They eat small mammals and birds, worms and insects.

FYI:The close up picture was shot at an animal rescue centre in the UK.


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