Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Female American Kestrel/Wild Bird

Female kestrel ((Falco sparverius) 

A couple of weeks ago, I posted photos of a male American kestrel HERE and Friday I was lucky enough to spot a female hunting in a nearby area.

Side view

She watched me, let me get quite close until a BIG truck scared her away.

From below

Luckily for me, she allowed me to approach her again so I could take a photo of her from below.

I am joining Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

53 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Your close ups are fabulous, amazing pictures!
Léia

Andrew said...

Beautiful images..

Cindy said...

Fantastic bird! She has such a cute face and from the side view you can see her tiny beak. She's very beautiful.

Betty Manousos said...

i loved seeing your shots!
i really like that second one.

what a cute little bird!

have a great week ahead~

see you there! said...

Your bird photos have long been my favorites. This one is no exception.

Darla

Judy said...

Wow, what a beautiful bird!

Judy said...

Very cooperative lady!!

Dianne said...

she's beautiful!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Awesome photos! I only see the females here and they are extremely skittish, not allowing me to get close at all. You did great!

rainfield61 said...

You definitely had a good day.

Indrani said...

You got clear captures. It looks great!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow. great shots. She is quite tame to humans.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Wow! These Kestrals must be very different than I've ever encountered. Beautiful pictures.

Judy said...

These are so sharp and clear! I posted our resident male today also. Not as close up as yours are though. I don't think I have seen the female around our place.

Jill said...

I had never even heard of this bird let a lone see a picture on one. It's lovely. Thanks for bringing it right to me!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful bird! She's every bit as pretty as the male...and your photography skills are amazing.

Pam ;) said...

She struck some beautiful poses for you. Your captures are amazing Camera Girl.

HansHB said...

Just great! Indeed!

Karen said...

Great captures. She is looking right into the camera lens in that fist shot!

Small City Scenes said...

Very nice shots. I am surprised she let you take so many pics. They are pretty skittish here. MB

Lois Evensen said...

Wonderful images!

Giga said...

Piękny ptak i na pierwszym zdjeciu najładniej wyglada. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful bird, and the first photograph looks the nicest. Yours.

Sandra said...

in the side view he looks like second cousin to a hawk

kelley jensen said...

wow! she's a beauty.

Andrea said...

I have had the privilege of knowing a female Kestrel in person and she was a lovely, fiesty little girl we called Lady Kestrel. I loved her dearly and her little male partner Darwin. They were residents at a Rehab facility and we used them in our education programs. They are never more beautiful though, than when you see them in the wild. Thank you for these lovely pictures, EGCG.

Andrea @ From The Sol

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots of the kestrel! I am not sure if I would notice the difference in the male and female kestrels.

Kerri said...

Super shots!

RedPat said...

She's a little beauty! There were 2 redtails circling around above our place and all the traffic yesterday and I thought of you with your wonderful rural bird shots. i didn't have a camera with me and probably would have been run over trying to get an urban bird shot.

LONDONLULU said...

Such a sweet little bird, I love the patterned featherd and the gorgeous clarity here!

mick said...

Great clear photos against the blue sky.

TexWisGirl said...

such pretty feather patterns!

DeniseinVA said...

Such a pretty little bird, lovely photos!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Such a beautiful bird! You got some wonderful clear, crisp shots!

She Who Carries Camera said...

wonderful close-ups!

Lowell said...

Kudos to you for more lovely shots. What a sky, too. You really are for the birds! :)

Jacquelineand.... said...

She is beautiful! What wonderful, impressive, shots.

Stephanie said...

Very nice shots.

Debra @ Homespun said...

Love it! It is so hard to capture birds...this is wonderful ! :)

Dawn said...

Beautiful close-up capture!

Michelle said...

I like the expression on her face in the first shot.

Jack said...

You do such a good job of photographing and identifying these birds.

Genie Robinson said...

Quite an impressive bird Love the colorful feathers. Bet she is stunning as she takes flight. genie

Randy said...

She's lovely.

Krishna said...

beautiful bird and photo

thanks

Stewart M said...

Splendid pictures - I think I'm going to post an Australian version next week.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful bird, good spotting.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Amazing marking details on this intriguing bird! Lovely photos!

Dalila said...

Kestrals are so neat! These are great photos - the middle one is my favourite - the tail wings are nice.

llandudnopictures said...

Beautiful bird, we have kestrels here on the Great Orme. Usually I see them hovering high above, although I did manage to see one perched on a wall on my walk around the Orme a few weeks back. Great photos.

Marie said...

Man, I wish I could get photos like this! Fantastic shots!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are such wonderful, crisp, close-up images. Don't you just adore Kestrels? They are way too pretty!

Brian King said...

These are spectacular! Beautiful shots! Am I the only one not seeing hawks? Ugh.

Sue said...

What a wonderful bird! You may make a birder of me yet.

;)

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