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Can you spot the kestrel in this picture?

A kestrel which has made its home in one of Sunderland's parks, taken by Adrian Potts

A kestrel which has made its home in one of Sunderland's parks, taken by Adrian Potts

LOOK closely – can you spot him?

Eagle-eyed Adrian Potts snapped this well-camouflaged kestrel which has made its home in a tree in one of Sunderland’s parks.

The amateur photographer sent his picture of the speckled bird of prey in to our Your View section in the Echo.

The exact location has been kept secret to ensure the bird is not disturbed.

Kestrels are a common sight in the British countryside – often seen hovering by roadside verges looking for prey.

But the birds have adapted to man-made environments and can survive in cities.

Kestrel numbers declined in the 1970s, which the RSPB believes is probably a result of changes to in farming, and they are on the Amber List when it comes to conservation.

Have you spotted any wildlife roaming around Sunderland? Send your pictures to echo.view@northeast-press.co.uk

 

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