COUNTRYSIDE

HAWKING

A private falconry centre based in the

scenic moorland and woodland location

of North Cornwall

MEET OUR BIRDS

Archie

European Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)

 

European Kestrels are often spotted around the UK hovering near a beach, cliffs or

by the side of a road. They see in ultraviolet and use this vision when hunting for

small mammals, mainly rodents. Archie is a 10 year old male and came to us in 2007 straight from his previous breeder. He is mainly seen in our flying displays which we do around Cornwall and Somerset. Captive-bred Kestrels, believe it or not, are very hard to train and hover, but Archie got the hang of this from a young age.

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