Kestrels are a familiar sight with their pointed wings and long tail, hovering beside a roadside verge. Numbers of kestrels declined in the 1970s, probably as a result of changes in farming and so it is included on the Amber List.
They have adapted readily to man-made environments and can survive right in the centre of cities.
What they eat:
Small mammals and birds, worms and insects.
- UK breeding:
- 46,000 pairs