We would like to express our thanks to Frank Hindmarch for taking the time and trouble to contact Raptor Politics with details of his unusual discovery. Frank and his wife while out walking came across two active kestrel nests just 50m appart containing young . We have published two images which show the four young almost fledged from one of the nests captured by Frank together with a short summary detailing how he came across both nests.
“My wife, dog & I were walking on a local beach on the NE coast, locally called the ‘Blast Beach’, there used to be blast furnaces on the cliff top many, many years ago and latterly achieved mild celebrity in the opening scenes of the film Aliens III, more importantly these days, it’s National Trust & an SSSI …
Well, we heard an almighty commotion up on the cliff face and guess what, TWO Kestrel nesting sites within 50m of each other, one I had no chance of getting to unless I too could sprout wings, but, one was possible if I perched precariously on the cliff top … so I did, and here’s the results!”
If any of our readers have similar observations or interesting tails to tell about raptors, please don’t hold them back send them into Raptor Politics on the “Contact Us” link. If you have any images all the better, jpgs will be most suitable.