grey head, black moustache; rufous back, wing (Luxembourg; 2007-10-16)

Common Kestrel
Falco tinnunculus

Native Range: Eurasia and Africa

Notes: its habit of constant hovering is a good field mark for this common falcon of fields and open countryside; nests on rock ledges, buildings, or in trees.

hovers in search of voles and other small prey (Luxembourg; 2007-10-16)

still hovering; pointed wings; barred tail (Luxembourg; 2007-10-16)

still hovering; note dark barring on rufous tail (Luxembourg; 2007-10-16)