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Kestrel spotted -2019

The Kestrel has been absent fron Cherry Orchard Nature Reserve for some years now, but one was spotted hovering over the reserve today (May 4th 2019).

Kestrel Falco tinnunculus, female in flight/hovering in early morning light, Hungary, May

Kestrels are most easily distinguished by their typical hunting behaviour which is to hover at a height of around 10–20 metres over open country and swoop down on prey, usually small mammals, lizards or large insects

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