(1) Children were thrilled to be able to stroke a beautiful barn owl, while an enormous eagle owl, a tawny owl, a kestrel and a turkey vulture called George looked on.(2) A kestrel hovers in one spot over a meadow, then moves on, only to hover again in a new location.(3) The most common bird of prey is the kestrel , which feeds chiefly on rodents such as mice and voles but will occasionally take small birds, beetles, small frogs, etc.(4) Look for the soaring rough-legged hawk and the hovering kestrel as each hunts for ground squirrels and other rodents.(5) They are important hunting grounds for the kestrel and barn owl.(6) The high casualty rate among smaller birds can be partly attributed to the depredations of their natural predators, the sparrow hawk and kestrel .(7) Otters, badgers, kestrels , lapwing, buzzards and kingfishers are just a few of the animals and birds under threat along the Clanrye River between the Belfast and Tandragee Roads north of Newry.(8) The array of birds included a hen harrier, barn owls, kingfishers, sparrowhawks, long-eared owls, kestrels and woodpeckers.(9) Falcons and kestrels can be found almost everywhere and capture the imagination wherever they soar.(10) Birds of prey also suffered, with many sparrowhawks and kestrels too badly injured to survive, though many owls were successfully treated and released.(11) As they follow the coast, kestrels often hover above marshes and grasslands, waiting to pounce on rodents, small birds, and insects.(12) With plenty of smaller birds and rabbits to prey on, all around the island kestrels hover, buzzards glide and peregrine falcons swoop.(13) At nesting time the parents become bold and pugnacious attacking crows, magpies, cuckoos and kestrels crossing their territory.(14) Most observations relate to larks, pipits and finches but kestrels are capable of taking such quarry as fieldfares, turtle doves and lapwing.(15) The couple collected breeds of birds from every continent, including pheasants, herons, ibis, kestrels and buzzards.(16) Biologists live-captured dozens of owls, kestrels , hawks and peregrine falcons, which might have fed on poisoned rats, and temporarily held them in captivity.
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