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Sunday, 20 December 2015

Kestrel in Kingswood, Surrey, UK today.

From a private road (and public bridleway) adjacent to Eyhurst Park in Kingwood there was a solitary bird perched in a tree.  It didn't fly away as we walked underneath it, or as I walked back to get a closer look with a camera lens.
Deep joy: a female Kestrel!  Click on any picture to enlarge it.

Picture taken from under the tree.  Then after walking back from whence we came to get a frontal view.
 What a beautiful bird!  Adjacent to a golf course with rough grass and hopefully no chemicals there, plus Shabden Park and The Long Plantation nature reserve managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust, this is a good environment for a Kestrel.

 This bird was so photogenic: staying put as I walked back underneath it to take a picture from the other side.
This is probably the same kestrel seen in October 200 meters away.  See

To see earlier blogs of a particular subject or area, e.g. "Kingswood" use the search box on this blog to pull up related entries of wildlife throughout the year and years.  Enjoy!

Meanwhile, here is a picture of another magnificent kestrel in fight taken at Woods Mill in Sussex in August 2015.

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