Kestrels are one of our best-known birds of prey, a familiar sight hovering over the side of the road, on the lookout for small mammals like field voles which are their favourite food. Kestrels are a little smaller than a pigeon and can be found in all kinds of habitats from open countryside to towns and villages. They nest in holes in trees, old buildings and abandoned crows nests, laying between four and five eggs, which both parents will feed when hatched.
Kestrels are found in a wide variety of habitats, from moor and heath, to farmland and urban areas. The only places they do not favour are dense forests, vast treeless wetlands and mountains. They are a familiar sight, hovering beside a motorway or other main roads. They can often be seen perched on a high tree branch, or on a telephone post or wire, on the lookout for prey.
This carving of a stunning kestrel in flight, showing its beautiful wingspan, is attached to the natural wooden block by a subtle metal rod to display and capture perfectly the nature of this serene bird.
Archipelago is a well known British brand, renowned for the high quality of its wildlife wood carvings. They have a fair trade partnership with the skilled wood carvers of Bali using sustainable materials. Each piece is hand-carved and painted so each one is unique.