FEBRUARY 2020

European kestrels are quite adaptable raptors and many call big cities their home. As synanthropic birds they nest in church towers and other tall buidlings and hunt in the green parks for small mammals, reptiles and insects. What sounds like an almost perfect life is sometimes quite hard. Kestrel chicks are often killed by crows, constructions and pollutions in the big cities have a negative effect on the raptors as well. Despite of that there are several places in Munich where kestrels can be seen from a close distance. This female kestrel lives near the Nymphenburg Castle and is very relaxed, you can watch her hunt and feeding within a couple yards. Quite an unique experience knowing that raptors are usually very elusive and shy. For more urban wildlife of Munich click here.