Kestrel (Falco Tinnunculus)

The Kestrel (Falco Tinnunculus) is a Bird of Prey / Falcon based. How it hunts for its food is unique compared to other Birds of Prey. It hovers and hunts and uses its hearing to determine where the prey is. The Kestrels are usually found over Farm Land. Watching them behave is something that is captivating.

Images taken are from various locations around London, Hertfordshire and Eastern England.

Kestrels are relatively easy birds to photograph. They generally hover over a spot listening for their prey. This generally allows you time to focus and take a few images.

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Technical Settings:

Aperture Priority.

Aperture: F/5.6 to F/8.0

Shutter Speed: 1/1600th or faster

ISO: 100-1600

Metering: Evaluative

If photographing the Kestrel in the sky, you may need to overexpose between 1 and 2 stops.