The Kestrel is the only British bird of prey that truly hovers. Seeing a bird of prey hovering over a field or hedgerow therefore almost certainly make it a Kestrel...
The species seems to have rises and falls in its population locally. Some years, several birds will be seen in our local vacinity, other years none.
In 2008, they seem to be in a declined state......unless you know differently!
Let us know of any local Kestrel sightings you make..
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