The Kestral - known to farmers as a Windhover or Sparrowhawk - live throughout semi cleared land - often found on fence posts or telegraph poles - often seen hovering above a likely source of food.
If baits for feral animals are misplaced, the Nankeen Kestral is often the first to die. A stable population of these in and around a farm is a sign of good stewardship of the land.
In a recent field trip through western NSW I kept a careful watch for these birds - I tended to see healthy population around inhabited farms - but they were almost completely absent from large company run holdings.
On Wednesday on the Molonglo High Plains:
On Friday, hunting in the distance:
Also - a short sequence of high speed photos to show hovering in action.