The Littlest Falcon

The Nankeen Kestrel is Australia’s smallest Falcon. It prefers the grasslands and open forests. It hovers or perches and watches for movement below and pounces  or drops straight down. There are a number of them at the moment at the Western Treatment Plant and surrounding grasslands and paddocks. I took photos of the two below while waiting for sunset and the Barn Owls to come out from their daytime roosts under the large Pine Trees in the area .

Nakeen Kestrel, Weribee, Victoria

Nakeen Kestrel (Falco cenchroides)

Nakeen Kestrel, Weribee, Victoria

Nakeen Kestrel, Weribee, Victoria

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