This gorgeous trio is half of my resident kestrel's brood. I've been feeding Kes and his mate for years from my bird table and after years of encouragement I've finally persuaded them to nest in my garden.
I made a nest box out of a fallen tree stump which already had a natural hole in it. It makes the perfect backdrop for a future painting.
There are a total of six chicks in the brood and it has been such fun watching them grow.