kestrel

Female Kestrel

Female Kestrel

I wondered why there were no pigeons on the balcony. Then, I looked up, on the electricity wire was perched this magnificent kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). I had to consult two Facebook “beak geeks” (Term copyright: Auriole Fountaine) to identify the species…beyond magpie, sparrow and pigeon….I have difficulty recognising different bird species.