Decided to go up to Lackford Lakes the other week, it wasn't raining but still grey and gloomy. About 500mts down the road spotted this one in a small tree by the road, no one behind so managed to pull over and open the window. A I poked the lens out the window it looked down and flew off after this one shot.

Then about 2mls further on spotted this one on a telegraph pole, a car behind so had to carry on and pull over and turn around a few hundred meters up the road.  Still pole sitting so took these through the windscreen.

Another 2 mls on and another Kestrel on a telegraph pole but as I stopped it flew off as did the Buzzard about 4 poles further up the road. When I drove home a few hours later again another 3 Kestrels on different telegraph poles but too busy to stop.


  • Well spotted and captured on camera Tony, I must remember to look at every telegraph pole I pass !!!


    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Thanks Hazel, when we need to go to Bury St Edmunds we travel a back road B1066 which has telegraph poles along the whole 10ml road, barely trip we don't see Kestrel or Buzzard perched and once a Red Kite. I just need to remember to put a camera in the car each time.


  • Good shots of the Kestrels Tony, here we get to see Buzzards mostly.

    Lot to learn

  • That is a lot of Kezzies and good to get photos of them. Years ago, you couldn't get in a car without seeing them sitting on telegraph poles or hunting over the grass verge as you drove by. Sadly, it's a much rarer occurrence nowadays, although like Gaynor I seem to see more Buzzards now, instead, although never where I can stop and photograph them


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