One less mouse

Raptor numbers have been below average over the past 12 months, with very few Black-shouldered Kites sighted, and no sign of a Spotted Harrier or Black Falcon since early in the year.

I took a drive across the plains yesterday and was heartened by the number of Nankeen Kestrels, including this female, hunting successfully with its mate near Cotswold.

Nankeen Kestrel, Moolort Plains, 26th July 2017



It’s a female … the fanned tail showing the distinctive chestnut colours

2 responses to “One less mouse

  1. Beautiful bird and great pic Geoff.

  2. Send the kestrels my way, Geoff. I’ve got mice in my cupboards at Clydesdale!

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