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post #51 of 55 (permalink) Old 20-06-2020, 17:49
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Well I know a robin from a pigeon from a seagull but not much more. So if theres an expert on here....

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That's roughly my level too Viv! Oh, and a blackbird!

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After some research it appears to be a kestrel. See youtube Bird ID footage. Tail is very distinctive no other bird of prey has fan shaped tail in this colouring that I could find. Plus kestrel is the only bird of prey that truly hovers although some can ride the wind giving a similar effect.

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Well, I was very wrong about it being red-ish! Beautiful footage!

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It must be my bird initiation and education week. Late this afternoon one of our resident partridges appeared in the back garden with 14 chicks, so small we could barely see them in the grass. Not much bigger than a mouse with feathers. I just hope the birds of prey dont annihilate them over a lunch date. Pic on son's camera. Even with telephoto lens and zoom they're so tiny and well camouflaged. But a joy to know they're there.
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