Thursday, 25 April 2013

The Family Kestrel

The other highly visible raptor that chooses to hunt along the Purbeck cliffs is the Kestrel. A beautiful little bird and perhaps our most instantly recognisable aerial hunter. Last year we had a family of triplets born and that gave us a great chance to watch the youngsters as they mastered the arts of flying and hunting.
The parents are never too far away and feeding time is truly chaotic but if you get a chance to watch them teach the kids how to catch there own food, you are in for a real treat.







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