Friday, 16 May 2014

Kestrels

Kestrels, along with Barn Owls, are enjoying a productive breeding season following the disappointments of 2013. The abundance of prey has meant that productivity is at its highest level for several years, with the biggest clutch found being a nest containing seven eggs compared to the norm of four or five. Breeding this year is earlier too and is about a fortnight ahead of  recent seasons. 


Breeding Female

Breeding Male