This image of a Kestrel was taken at Emley nature reserve in the morning after a night of rain. It has given a richness to the image and shows off the bird with deep colouring. Kestrels are widespread, only absent from areas in the most extreme north and west of the UK. Although birds of fairly open country, they adapt well to a range of habitats and can be found in urban areas, farmland and even large gardens as well as open heathland, moorland and upland areas.
Location: Elmley Nature Reserve
Photographer: Dave Saunders