Photo by Elizabeth Dack 1/3
Kestrel at Cley Marshes, photo by Andrew Sproule 2/3
Kestrel at Boughton Fen, photo by Eddie Deane 3/3

Kestrel falco tinnunculus

Kestrels are the birds you see hovering over the verges at the side of the road looking for prey. When they are not actively hunting they find a high look out point to rest and wait.

Conservation status

Nationally kestrels are an amber listed species, meaning they are an endangered species, although globally and in Europe they are of least concern, In Norfolk kestrel are the most common bird of prey and their numbers are stable.

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Did you know? Kestrel's Latin name falco falcis means sickle because of their hooked talons.
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