Milly the Kestrel

Milly is a female Kestrel (Falco Tinnunculus).

Kestrels are found almost everywhere in Europe, often sighted high in the sky as if pinned to one spot, there familiar style of hunting makes them easy to recognize ( hovering ). At approx 34cm length and wingspan between 65cm – 80cm.

Milly has been successfully trained to hover which is a wonderful sight especially as she will show this just a few feet from your head! Waiting for her reward. On windy days Milly will hover upto a 100ft above you, then stoop down to your gloved hand!!

She is our smallest bird with a big character! Wonderful to watch hover or zipping round the sky.