Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus Falco tinnunculus


Size: 13.5 inches (34 cm)
Habitat: Well adapted to many habitats - farmland, moors and urban areas
Feeding: Small animals such as mice and voles, small birds and some insects
Eggs: 3 - 5 white eggs with red/brown markings laid mid-April to May, incubation 28 days




This is a bird of prey that many of us see hovering over motorway verges watching for prey.

Kestrels have pointed wings and a long tail. The male has a brown back, a grey head and tail and a black band at the end of the tail. Its underparts are lighter and speckled.

Kestrel - Falco tinnunculus

« Back


Click on any of the photographs on this site to see a larger image.

Photo Galleries

Buy the Book

A Year in the Life of an English Country Garden
A photographic jou...
By Jenny Bailey
Book Preview
Photo book