Friday, 7 May 2010

Hunting Kestrel

Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus

The Kestrel is hovering over the fields watching for the slightest movement before diving down for the kill. :-)

12 comments:

Amber said...

Beautiful! :) We've hawks and bald eagles and osprey and falcons, but not many kestrels. I love raptor birds.

Secondary Roads said...

Great shot. The most common raptor around here is the red-tail hawk.

WillOaks Studio said...

Wonderful photo! Here we have Redtail hawks and turkey vultures (they are pretty...and huge!) but I never have my camera handy...must try harder....

Mom To The Power Of Three said...

What a fantastic picture. This bird looks huge. We have hawks and turkey vultures but I have never heard of the kestrel.

Bill said...

I check in with your website form time to time from this side of the Atlantic. I just wanted to let you know that I admire your writing and observations. The landscape is much different here than in the New England states, and there is so much for me to learn about your ecosystems. Thank you.

Bill:www.wildramblings.com

Tina said...

wouldnt like him hovering over my head lol !!

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Poetic Shutterbug said...

Wow, what a capture, I am impressed. We have hawks here that hover along the beach.

The Ancient Digger said...

I've never seen one of these before, although we don't get alot of raptors in these parts.

imelda said...

ty for the visit. happy monday

wpgallery said...

That is very awesome picture..BTW DO you take that picture

Sharkbytes said...

Oooh, that's great! We have an occasional kestrel here.

xWTSx said...

nice shot :)

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