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At one nature reserve there was a boardwalk between a large reed bed and sand dunes which Stonechats were using to get a better view of their prey. The Stonechats were obviously well used to people and would fly from one post to another as people walked along the boardwalk often letting people get within a few feet before flying.. Even though the stonechats were so tame it was difficult to get a natural looking image of them as they much preferred the post as look outs over natural vegetation. I also came across a Kestrel that was perched on a bird lookout that let me get close and then it flew and landed on a boardwalk post no more than 6 feet away. It stayed there for a long time looking for prey and preening and only flew away when a dog almost starting licking it. I have never come across such a tame wild Kestrel.
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