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The best (and luckiest) Kestrel shots I've ever taken
« on: January 08, 2019, 02:37:00 PM »
This was pure luck. Last Thursday, I saw this kestrel right outside my window sitting in a tree 6 floors up. I've featured kestrels before on this site, but never this close. Kestrels - members of the falcon family - are raptors, just like hawks and eagles..............they tear their prey apart with their hooked beaks.

The difference is that the kestrel is about the size of a robin. It's the tiniest raptor - and maybe the cutest.

His (I'm pretty sure it's a male) back faced me throughout, but he managed to keep a constant eye or two on me, thanks to his ability to rotate his head 180 degrees.

I'd be surprised if I ever get better kestrel shots from my living room again.


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Re: The best (and luckiest) Kestrel shots I've ever taken
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 08:23:58 PM »
That is really quite astounding.


 

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