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Taken 26-Jun-21
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Hinton, cherry, jeremysmithphotograohy, kestrel
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Dimensions2792 x 2234
Original file size6.1 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken27-Jun-21 05:43
Date modified27-Jun-21 13:32
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D850
Focal length600 mm
Focal length (35mm)600 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/2500 at f/4
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.