Kestrels are one of the feature birds of the South Downs. They can be seen hovering over grasslands (and motorways). They feed mainly on small mammals (voles), but in summer months also take insects (crickets are favoured).
The males are distinguished by size (smaller) and the grey head plumage. Females have a more variegated head plumage.
This gallery shows just a few sample shots. Further galleries of kestrels with prey will be added. All shots are taken in the wild.
Scientific name: Falco tinnunculus