The kestrel ( Falco
sparverius ) also known as the sparrow hawk, is the smallest of the
falcons. It is quite
common in this area. It hunts in parks, lawns, and other open
The kestrel prefers high, open perches from which it can search open areas large insects and other small prey. They are often seen hovering, waiting for an opportunity to swoop down on the prey.
Here the hawk is watching me because I have been slowly moving closer in order to get a better picture.
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