Adoption Form

European Kestrel

(Falco tinnunculus)

- 'Belle'

Although tiny the Kestrel is not the smallest species of falcon here in the UK, it is actually second largest to the Peregrine Falcon, followed by the Hobby & then the Merlin the smallest of our 4 falcons.

 

As hatchlings, they are covered in down white feathers, but as they mature they grow their first true plumage this is mainly light chestnut brown with black speckles on the upper side, black bars across the tail ending with a black tip with a narrow white rim. The underside has a blond buff with a lighter with more narrow brownish specks. 

Upon their second year, Kestrels display sexual colour dimorphism with the males having fewer speckles, as well as a blue-grey cap & tail.

 

You are most likely to see Kestrels while you are driving. With pointed wings & a long tail, you will usually see them hovering about 10 to 20 meters above the roadside verge, with their head fixated on the ground, no matter how strong the wind is. What it is believed they are fixating on, is the urine trails left behind by rodents, as Kestrels are able to see ultraviolet light which enables them to see these trails & if you are really lucky, you might see them spot something & pull a stoop!

What You Will Receive

 

Every bird adoption is greatly appreciated and we want you to get to know the bird. So you will receive a beautiful adoption pack

The adoption package
For 6 Months £35 
Package includes:

Adoptions Certificate & Fact sheet.

An A4 High-quality photo of your chosen bird.

To be able to handle your bird at events they are at the attendance of.

The adoption package
For 1 Year £70 
 
Package includes:

Adoptions Certificate & Fact sheet.

An A3 High-quality photo of your chosen bird.

To be able to handle your bird at events they are at the attendance of.