Kestrel female with brood in an old crow’s nest.
© Gordon Riddle
I am happy to announce a new interview, this time with Gordon Riddle about the Eurasian or Common in the United Kingdom.
The Eurasian or Common Kestrel is a widespread raptor and popular not only among bird watchers and ornithologists. He can be found in most European countries, often in agricultural areas or even in big cities but also in remote locations like the alps where it sometimes has to fight much bigger raptors like Golden Eagles who come to close to it’s nest.
Sadly, in many countries researches and bird watchers have seen a decline in Kestrel numbers, at least in part due to intensification of agriculture and loss of habitat and prey species.
In this new interview, Gordon Riddle, who has been studying the little falcon for almost 40 years, talks about the biology and conservation of the Kestrel in the UK and beyond and explains what must be done to make sure that future generations will see as many or more Kestrels then we do today.
Gordon is also the author of the soon to be published book Kestrels for company. See the interview for more information about the book.