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Hillbillygirl
04-22-2012, 09:24 PM
Kestrels have come back to our area in abundance. Seeing them more and more every day.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8161/7103650123_8c81287dc9_b.jpg

Liked this one for the blurred movement in the wings. They are so quick to flight, and so small, making them a difficult catch.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5453/6957583740_33cfa2e7c3_b.jpg

Matt K.
04-22-2012, 09:38 PM
They are of the falcon family, right? Look small, though ... wonderful catch in flight, HBG.

asnow
04-22-2012, 11:10 PM
Love the wing movement in that second one.

Hillbillygirl
04-23-2012, 05:38 AM
Thanks Matt, and Asnow, and yes they are North Americas smallest Falcon.

edG
04-23-2012, 07:57 AM
#1 for me please

Doug L
04-24-2012, 08:25 AM
I really like the first one - so very typical a perch for these guys. Nicely done.

Hillbillygirl
04-26-2012, 11:37 AM
Thanks Ed, and Doug. Appreciated.

Mad Aussie
04-26-2012, 03:43 PM
I love Kestrels and Falcons ... a cute little raptor. You are lucky HBG ... I've never positively identified one in the wild myself.