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26/06/2009


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KESTREL

I was so fortunate to have my camera at the ready for this shot of an adult male kestrel hovering for its prey, without success. It was loitering with intent overhead for a fair while.

A kestrel's head will remain still whilst hovering, to make detection of its prey much easier.

Please click on photo to enlarge.

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10 comments:

Flighty said...

Always a wonderful sight! Lucky you getting a photo as well.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend! xx

Bumpkin Bears said...

what an amazing capture with your camera, so beautiful when you enlarge it. Loved your blackbird photo too.

Crafty Green Poet said...

wonderful photo, I love watching kestrels...

lou said...

Beautiful picture Louise!

Love Lou xxx

Re said...

Well done at managing to get this picture.

Lori at Jarvis House said...

Although I live in suburbia, Long Island, I think that I have a small hawk in my yard too.There are red tail hawks going after anything with fur, and a Cooper's Hawk going after the bird feeder birds. Nice blog and I loved the category about guarenteed multipliers.

Suburbia said...

Amazing birds :)

Lori at Jarvis House said...

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I am using a new version of my e-mail and things got mixed up a bit. Please e-mail me your e-mail and I will add it to my contact list. Cheers Lori at Jarvis House

daffy said...

Good catch Louise!

Poetikat said...

Don't you love it when you have the camera in hand and you actually get the photo?

You may like my poem "Highway Robber", Louise (although it's about a hawk, not a kestrel).

Kat