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  1. Kestrel again...

    Kestrel again...

    My last post for this week as we are going to the Sologne region of France for the week-end. If you've not heard of this region it is one of France's largest inland wetland areas - if that makes sense, so we're hoping for some good birding. Many thanks for your kind comments this week.
  2. Kestrel


    Kestrel on telephone wire surveying field below for prey
  3. Kestrel with prey

    Kestrel with prey

    We had just rounded the head of the lake when it started to rain, it was cold, 9C, and the wind was blowing so I said to my wife, "let's take that path over there, it looks a bit more sheltered". It seems this male Kestrel had the same idea! I don't think it was too pleased that we'd...
  4. Kestrel


  5. I am hiding

    I am hiding

    Not the best shot but its me and it was high up and a fair way off my excuse for today.
  6. Kestrel


    Taken at Sutton Common Suffolk
  7. Kestrel - female (again ;) )

    Kestrel - female (again ;) )

    I took 100s of pics of this female the other day, but I'll just upload one more. Different tree this time, as she has about 4 trees that she perches in while hunting (Kestrels hunt from trees as well as the usual hovering)
  8. Kestrel


    Same tree as the pic with the Flies, just a different angle. This is one of a few trees favoured by her and her mate; you can easily miss them in this tree if you don't look carefully.
  9. Kestrel + lots of Flies ;)

    Kestrel + lots of Flies ;)

    I was watching the Kestrels again yesterday, well the female. As you can see from this picture, there's loads of Flies at the reservoirs. Oh, I watched her swoop down from a tree, to catch a Worm that was 60m away (I uploaded pics in the main forum); first time I've seen that behaviour, even...
  10. Lizard for Lunch

    Lizard for Lunch

    Kestrel at Porthgwarra Cornwall, lunching on Lizard !
  11. Kestrel


    photo taken at Ponta da Piedada Lighthouse. Lagos. The Algarve. Portugal.
  12. Grey Day Kessie

    Grey Day Kessie

  13. Looking at you, looking at me, looking at you.....

    Looking at you, looking at me, looking at you.....

    As we approached the hide we could see a 'blob' on top of the canopy above the viewing window. As we approached it resolved itself into this Kestrel. Whether it was sheltering from the wind or it was a regular perch we weren't sure. My last post for this week so many thanks for your comments...
  14. Kessie


    Well Peeps, As you know I usually post my American Bird pics on a sunday, but as they are on a portable pocket hard drive that has now decided not to work, its kinda impossible. So, today I will have to share 3 more pics from our recent boat trip. Its really a beautiful cottage we are staying in...
  15. Grey Day Kes

    Grey Day Kes

    Well Peeps, Thought I'd just update yall on our boat hols. Unfortunately the weather has not been as kind to us this year as it has other years, but you win some, and you lose some. So with the light being mostly poor, or non existent, its not been easy taking very many pics. The first couple of...
  16. American Kestrel (male)

    American Kestrel (male)

    American Kestrel (Falco sparverius sparverius) Some twenty one subspecies have been described while 16-17 are recognized by modern day authors. Only the nominate is mapped for Arizona. Species is sexually dimorphic. Photographed in Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA. Situated in the Sonoran...
  17. Kestrel


    Another shot of this female, she is so obliging that i,ll roll the car up to her and it sits and looks at me,jumps off the pole and grabs a beetle then back up on to her post. Thanks everyone for all the great comments this week, and have a great weekend!!! Andy.
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  19. Kestrel


  20. Kess


  21. The Chase

    The Chase

    Not a great image, but it happened very quickly. This poor Kestrel was minding its own business when it was mobbed and chased off by a crow. This was the best of a sequence of images taken.
  22. Kestrel


    I can't make my mind up about this one; it's a heavy crop and heavily back/side lit. Also the light had an odd effect on the colour. I could well decide to delete it later, or I might decide I like it ;)
  23. Time to back off

    Time to back off

    Another shot of one of the male Kestrels at my local reservoirs. When they look straight at me like this, it usually means they'll spook if I take another step. As I mentioned, very windy yesterday, and difficult hand-holding the camera + TC @ 1020mm, so probably a bit of blur here and there.
  24. Female Kestrel

    Female Kestrel

    taken near Brent Reservoir around autumn time.
  25. Highway Kestrel

    Highway Kestrel

    Hunting along the roadside, this Kestrel let me get quite close whilst it perched on a lamp post.