Kestrel in Flight
Kestrel in Flight

The kestrel population has declined significantly in the UK in the last decades, which appears to have been mirrored in Northern Ireland. They had recovered from the effects of organochlorine pesticides by the mid 1970s. Studies have suggested that the intensification of agriculture could be the main reason for the more recent decline.

Location: County Antrim

Photographer: ┬ęGeoff Campbell Photography

Kestrel in Flight

The kestrel population has declined significantly in the UK in the last decades, which appears to have been mirrored in Northern Ireland. They had recovered from the effects of organochlorine pesticides by the mid 1970s. Studies have suggested that the intensification of agriculture could be the main reason for the more recent decline.

Location: County Antrim

Photographer: ┬ęGeoff Campbell Photography