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English Midlands, Is this a Nightjar ?

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Old Wednesday 13th June 2018, 10:42   #1
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English Midlands, Is this a Nightjar ?

Sorry about the poor photos taken at dusk but is this a Nightjar ? Thank you
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Old Wednesday 13th June 2018, 10:45   #2
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Kestrel IMHO
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Old Wednesday 13th June 2018, 11:10   #3
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First image shows a hooked beak.

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First image shows a hooked beak.

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It also shows a plain pale tail with a dark tip of a male Kestrel
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It also shows a plain pale tail with a dark tip of a male Kestrel
Thought I'd let you be "Tail Gunner " on that one.
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Kestrels (and some other falcons) will continue hunting quite late in the day, until it is quite surprising dark. I've seen Kestrels hovering by the road when I've felt the need for headlights.
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