Ralph laughed, and they sauntered off together, and the kestrel sailed back to her despoiled nest.
He had no home of his own, for his parents were dead; and this was not his first visit to kestrel.
Mr. Morris mentions as a unique fact that a kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) bred in an aviary.
Do you mean that I shall be appointed to the command of the kestrel?
Of the migratory birds of prey the kestrel is perhaps the first to arrive; the osprey and the peregrine falcon are among the last.
Then it falls, hangs for a moment in the air like a kestrel, and returns to its perch.
The members of the party were astonished to see the kestrel rise carrying a bird, possibly a Sparrow, in its talons.
And yet at certain seasons the kestrel is as destructive in the covert as its congeners.
But this is not the case with another of the brutal gamekeepers victims, that exquisite little falcon, the kestrel.
This is mainly white and so cannot be confounded with the kestrel.
kind of falcon, c.1600, earlier castrell (15c.), probably from Middle French cresserelle, which apparently is related to crecerelle "rattle," from Latin crepitacillium "small rattle," diminutive of crepitaculum "noisy bell, rattle," from crepitare "to crackle, rattle;" possibly from the old belief that their noise frightened away other hawks.