A common sight this is one
of our most widespread and resident birds of prey. Found in urban and
rural areas it can be seen hovering over grass verges where it hunts
for small mammals, particularly voles and birds. Breeding sites can
be found anywhere there are fields and areas of rough ground to feed
over. They nest in holes and on ledges. The female is slightly larger
than the male. Both are brownish on the upperparts, the male being more
rufous and has blue-grey head and tail.