Kestrel at Sheepcote

I stopped off at Sheepcote Valley this morning, my favourite local haunt for kestrel watching. A male was out hunting right at the entrance. And that’s all I really need say. The phoots can speak for themselves.


Kestrel (male) at Sheepcote Valley, Brighton.



Kestrel with prey

, which was restored in the early 2000s and briefly owned by Steve Coogan! with prey

Kestrel with prey


Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 1DX Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

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  1. Darko June 7, 2018 at 1:05 am #

    Very nice photographs Paul, even the one where it is gutting its prey 😀

    • Words June 8, 2018 at 12:14 am #

      Thanks! He really should have been taking it back to a nest site, but I guess he was hungry and having this one to himself.

  2. Aurora Stone July 10, 2018 at 3:51 pm #