Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

Frequently seen hovering in the air often at the roadside or over open countryside. Feeds on small mammals, birds and insects. It nests in holes in trees, cliffs or buildings where it will lay 3 -6 eggs that hatch after 27 days.

The photographs here were taken at Wicken Fen (National Trust nature reserve), Bedfordshire and Sand Point. The one with the wings up was taken at dusk using a fast exposure and a high iso in the D3s. We walked around the reserve with the camera on a mono pod and found this bird briefly flying between two trees.