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Taken 23-Apr-21
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Hinton, cherry, jeremysmithphotograohy, kestrel
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Dimensions1490 x 1193
Original file size1.53 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken24-Apr-21 07:16
Date modified2-May-21 15:32
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D850
Focal length1200 mm
Focal length (35mm)1200 mm
Max lens aperturef/8
Exposure1/1600 at f/8
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias+1 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 3200
Metering modeSpot
Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, UK

Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus, Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, UK

I've been lucky enough to follow the breeding of this pair of Kestrels from April through to July 2021. I think their original clutch of eggs may have been destroyed, probably by Jackdaws and through the breeding cycle Jackdaws have continuously hassled the pair when bringing food back to the nest. Nearing the end of June I witnessed the Jackdaws going into the nest to look for scraps when both parent Kestrels were out hunting. At this stage they didn't appear to harm the young Kestrels.