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    Need ID for a prey bird

    Location is in Sothern westren Romania around the Serbian border, a field with forestry of oak wood around the "Victor Vlad Delamarin" village. The bird was flying away, got scared by some hunter's gunshot in distance. The bird was of prey and had a round head; which would maybe be a kestrel...
  2. Kestrel


  3. kestrel sitting

    kestrel sitting

    having a walk to take some kestrel pics part three
  4. kestrel  flight

    kestrel flight

    having a walk to take some kestrel pics part two
  5. kestrel  starting

    kestrel starting

    having a walk to take some kestrel pics part one
  6. Common kestrel

    Common kestrel

    Another wonderful warm late summer day. These days are becoming rarer. A very small number of migratory birds up to now. Sparrow hawk and goshawk are present almost everyday. A kestrel is of course less dangerous for birds on migration.
  7. Kestrel


  8. Kestrel Female

    Kestrel Female

  9. Kestrel Fledging

    Kestrel Fledging

    Not the sharpest but this is a Kestrel juvenile taking its first flight - I saw three of them fledge the nest!
  10. Kestrel Male

    Kestrel Male

  11. Kestrel with Catch

    Kestrel with Catch

  12. Kestrel Chicks

    Kestrel Chicks

    I watched this site for months. I was rewarded by seeing the three of them fledge!
  13. Hunting Kestrel

    Hunting Kestrel

    This Kestrel hovered almost at eye level one day while Seal watching at Horesy
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    DSC00103 copy.jpg

    Common Kestrel
  15. Eurasian kestrel

    Eurasian kestrel

    The barn roof was also good for a kestrel capture.
  16. 18-04-22 Kestrel (1 of 1).jpg

    18-04-22 Kestrel (1 of 1).jpg

    Kestrel on the hunt as the sun goes down...
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    Trying to identify (Buzzard)

    This one was hovering quit close to the ground (10m-15m ?) above some fields near some houses. While watching it I was quit sure that this must be a common Kestrel. By trying the "Merlin Bird ID"-app though just got suggestions for several Kites (red-kite, black-kite..) but the kestrel not even...
  18. Kestrel in the morning sun

    Kestrel in the morning sun

    Here's a lovely portrait of this beauty. I like this photo because he doesn't appear like a raptor at all. Peaceful like a drowsy budgie. Most in flight-shots convey quite a different impression.
  19. Common Kestrel

    Common Kestrel

    I took this photograph on an outing a few weeks ago.
  20. Kestrel


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    Kestrel (common or lesser) Italy Adamello (Alps) mountains August 6th 2021

    Some days ago while hiking through the Adamello massif (Northern Italy, Alps, near Dolomites, at an altitude of approximately 1900m) I saw this very distant Kestrel. It was soaring many hundreds of metres above the valley floor along a steep cliff face. When looking through my binos I thought a...
  22. common kestrel

    common kestrel

    looks to have a vole or similar
  23. Common Kestrel

    Common Kestrel

  24. High in the tree

    High in the tree

    and high noon for the first fledgling of the Manton Bay osprey nest; if my observation was not too late.
  25. Kestrel