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Old Wednesday 29th February 2012, 18:03   #1
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From behind it looked like a Kestrel, but the underside view doesn't match my Collins guide. ?
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Old Wednesday 29th February 2012, 18:04   #2
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Old Wednesday 29th February 2012, 18:06   #3
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Old Wednesday 29th February 2012, 18:09   #4
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Thanks for that, I saved this picture until after, because ( again) in my Collins guide I couldn't see anything other than a Kestrel that looked a similar colour.. obviously being a beginner easily confused ;-)
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Old Wednesday 29th February 2012, 18:36   #5
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Thanks for that, I saved this picture until after, because ( again) in my Collins guide I couldn't see anything other than a Kestrel that looked a similar colour.. obviously being a beginner easily confused ;-)
It is indeed an adult male Kestrel
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Old Wednesday 29th February 2012, 18:37   #6
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Second picture is a Kestrel, and the first a Peregrine. Ever heard the two bird theory? ;-)

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Old Wednesday 29th February 2012, 19:16   #7
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I'm really confused then, because my first sighting was the second picture, I was taking pictures for about 5 minutes, getting nearer and nearer, when someone walked up behind me and clearly needed to pass .. so the bird flew off. I tracked the bird all the way, taking the first picture once in flight.
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Old Wednesday 29th February 2012, 19:34   #8
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I'm really confused then, because my first sighting was the second picture, I was taking pictures for about 5 minutes, getting nearer and nearer, when someone walked up behind me and clearly needed to pass .. so the bird flew off. I tracked the bird all the way, taking the first picture once in flight.
100% different birds. Bird in flight Peregrine, bird at rest Kestrel. Just look at the head pattern.

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Old Wednesday 29th February 2012, 20:01   #9
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Hi All, thanks for feedback. Like I said confused, Paul Daniels must have been in the area, co-ordinating the avian activity.
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Old Wednesday 29th February 2012, 20:24   #10
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Perhaps it was the Peregrine that put the Kestrel up, not the passer by.

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Old Wednesday 29th February 2012, 20:28   #11
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Birds have a tendency to confuse us! I remember watching a Great Spotted Woodpecker at the top of tree - it flew off, then a few seconds later was back again...only this time it was a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker :)
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Old Wednesday 29th February 2012, 20:29   #12
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Nice surprise, capturing a Peregrine in action by accident! I can't get a good one when I'm trying. Bird seems to have a good full crop.
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Bird seems to have a good full crop.
Full of male Kes perhaps!
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