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Peregrine behaviour but looks more like a Kestrel

 
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Kieron



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:56 pm    Post subject: Peregrine behaviour but looks more like a Kestrel Reply with quote


Kestrel?
Kestrel?
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Hi

Walking by Cliffs in Anglesey (April 4th) I heard a lot of bird commotion looked up to see this bird pass by then stoop, it then returned with other birds making themselves scarce, next it sat on the rock face then flew off finishing with an effortless (non-flapping) hover into a head wind. I so wanted this to be a juvenile (too early) Peregrine but the pictures do look more Kestrel like Any ideas?

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Kieron
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Karwin



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that's a kestrel. Colours, like grey head and tail belt, are typical, and body, tail & wings are slim. Peregrine would be more robust.
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