My Celtic Kestrel artwork plus a look at the history, myth, folklore and meaning of the kestrel...
The beautiful kestrel is the UK’s second most common bird of prey. Often called the ‘motorway hawk’, if you’ve seen a small bird of prey hovering above the verge of a motorway or other road, you’ve likely seen a kestrel.
Although still a common sight in Britain, numbers suffered in the past as kestrels were often killed by gamekeepers in the late 19th and early 20th century, and they have also been affected by organochlorine pesticides in the 1950s and 1960s.
Since the 1980s, the kestrel population has fluctuated but currently appears to be in moderate decline, although the reason why is not yet known, and the kestrel has therefore been listed on the Amber List of Birds of Conservation Concern.
Kestrel – what’s in a name?
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