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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

AMERICAN KESTREL at Landguard

An apparent juvenile AMERICAN KESTREL has just been located at Landguard Nature Reserve in Suffolk. The bird is bearing a metal ring and follows an occurrence at Old Hunstanton in Norfolk some years ago, which was also ringed - but with a green metal one. It is therefore considered to be of suspect origin. It is present on the Common area and it is currently perching on brambles and gorse..

American Kestrels are not that common in captivity but there is some captive breeding programmes underway. Contacts to the Registry are currently being made to check to see if any American Kestrels have recently been lost.