Sunday 29 October 2017
Monday 23 October 2017
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The Eurasian Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a small bird of prey of the family Falconidae which is in the genus Falco. Alternative names include European Kestrel, Common Kestrel or simply referred to as a Kestrel. This falcon occurs throughout Europe, Asia and Africa.
More recently, the British and Irish populations have been in serious decline which may be as a result of changes in agricultural practices and increased use of rodenticides (rat poisons). Nest predation by Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo), Grey Crow (Corvus cornix), Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius) and Common Raven (Corvus corax), whose populations have increased, may also be a factor.
Labels: Birds of Dublin, Birds of Europe, Birds of Fingal, birds of prey, Co. Dublin, Eurasian Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus, Fingal, Ireland, Irish Birds, Rogerstown Estuary, Rush
Tuesday 17 October 2017
EURASIAN SPARROWHAWK [Male] (Accipiter nisus) Broadmeadow Estuary, Swords, Fingal, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Labels: Accipiter nisus, Birds of Dublin, Birds of Europe, Birds of Ireland, birds of prey, Broadmeadow Estuary, Co. Dublin, Eurasian Sparrowhawk, Fingal, Ireland, Irish Birds, Swords