I saw this bird today, hunting in ancient woodland in Sheffield. I'm not sure whether it's a kestrel or a merlin? It was pretty small - no bigger than a slim pigeon. Any help with ID much appreciated!
Oh wow, I found it - so many wonderful pictures! <3 Thanks so much for the heads up.
That is a lovely photo of the Kestrel Kiera, and if you can find Wendy's page you will see many photos of her favourite bird over the years. (Kestrels in the Quarry)
Thank you, wonderful pic Kiera, very much appreciated!
Thank you Wendy! Since it is one of your favourite birds, I thought you might enjoy a second picture we took earlier! They are beautiful creatures.
Hi Kiera, looks very much like a Common Kestrel to me, either a female or juvenile, they are quite similar, lovely bird, a favourite of mine!
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