Found right across Africa, this medium sized falcon can often be seen chasing small birds, small reptiles and even bats.
Well known for being one of the fastest birds of prey,this falcon is able to reach speeds of over 200mph in a vertical dive known as a ‘stoop’ when chasing their main prey species: other smaller birds.
The Merlin is almost the smallest UK raptor, just pipped to the post by the Musket (male Sparrowhawk)
The ‘Common’ Kestrel was for a long time , just that; a common bird of prey in the English countryside and the edge of suburbia. In fact it was the only bird of prey most of us ever saw.
The Aplomado Falcon is a one of the most beautiful of all raptors!
Our tiniest bird here at the centre is Mojito the American Kestrel, Tiny in body size but not in attitude!
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Watch an owl swoop through its natural, woodland habitat, stroll in open countryside accompanied by a hawk and witness an eagle or vulture soar before diving back down to earth and onto the gloved arm.