Kestrels in Gloucestershire

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Kestrel (c) Ben Locke
Kestrel (c) Ben Locke

Andrew Bluett has been examining the records received by both the county recorder and GRMG, of Kestrel sightings in the county, and has compiled a factsheet on the species. The document is planned to be updated periodically as further records are received, but it is available to download now from our documents page, or by following this link. It’s a particularly informative document, drawing on 15 years of records, discussing their decline in the 1970’s and the subsequent fluctuations in population since then, the need for continued monitoring and recording, and the need to establish breeding success when monitoring. Distribution and abundance maps are included, along with some excellent photographs documenting a forest nest site. Download the PDF.

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