American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) - female
The kestrel, perched on a thin branch on a small tree, was hunting and hardly seemed to notice me at first.
Another view of same kestrel
Then it turned its head and seemed to say with its stare "it's either I move or you do, CameraGirl!" When I stayed put, it flew away.
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE
If this gal could see her photo she would be proud.
I love the angle of her head in that second image!!!
Astonishing images of the kestrel. Thanks for visiting my blog & posting your comment. Actually Boise is just a small as you can see from the pictures.
Beautiful shots Camera girl Hug B
A real beauty captured well by a nosy, intrusive camera girl :>)
What a beautiful bird!
I really like the kestrel family
What wonderfully clear photos.
O yes he is beauty, well taken.
Such a pretty bird. Glad you were able to capture some shots.
i like his cute little yellow feet
Great close ups, this little friend is adorable!
Wow! Amazing close-ups!
Great shots of this beautiful bird!
Hi! Nice captures. Good shutter chance! Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful week.
Beautiful portraits of this fine-looking bird! A friend of mine living on acreage north of Ocala tells me he has a hawk on his property that has become quite friendly. He can walk up close and the hawk does not move. I think he's sizing up my friend to see if he was tasty enough!
Any mice or small mammals out looking for dinner better watch out!
It is just amazing his weight doesn't break down such a thin little branch☺
Great macros on him.
I'm glad he hung around long enough for your to get these photos. Both portraits are marvelous.
Your kestrel photos are most definitely picture post card perfect!!
I love these beautiful little hawks. I won't be fooled by her small size though, she strikes fear into sparrows everywhere.
Wow - these are great shots! Nice job!
Brilliant capture EG.
Ohhh, terrific captures EG. I've never seen a Kestrel.
She looks rather inquisitive.
Wow. Did you use a telephoto and a tripod ? Or was he just that friendly ? Excellent work !
I was so in love with them when I was a child - but we don't have them in the wild in Germany anymore. Great shots that brought back lots of memories!
You stayed put and probably saved a few songbirds lives! They're beautiful little raptors, but one used to love hanging out around our bird feeders (when we lived in Oregon) and I always felt as if I were providing it a cafeteria.
She is beautiful. I worked with a pair of Kestrels when I volunteered at the Rehab Facility. Of the two, the little girl was the more feisty and she had personality that kept us all in stitches. I am actually caring for a male Kestral now and will probably be posting pictures. Because of the cold weather the NIRC birds have all been brought inside for their protection and I am lucky enough to be able to take care of two of them. Love this post ...
Andrea @ From The Sol
Kestrels are extremely difficult to photograph. You did a beautiful job on the short time you had with him.
Marvelous images of the Kestrel!
What a beautiful picture !
She is giving you the evil eye, EG!
She is giving you the evil eye, EG!
Such a beautiful creature!
What a magnificent bird!
The look on the kestrel's face seems to fit your interpretation beautifully. Love the textured feathers. Wonderful photos.
Hope he found a nice snack. :)
Wow...what a terrific shot! Aloha
Beautiful shots. She's gorgeous.
Pięknie ci do zdjęć pozował i odleciał :)
Beautifully you posed for pictures and took off :)
your kestrel is a real beauty and your shots is very good.
The Kestrel is a pretty bird, love their colors. Great shots! I hope you are warm and safe there, have a happy week!
Absolutely stunning photos! What a beautiful bird.
Yup, she's testing you.
Your second photo could be this bird's high school graduation portrait.
Nice captures....I think they are such a pretty bird!
Awesome shots! Wow!
He's a beauty! I just saw my first Kestrel recently.
Great photos, looks like you caught the birds eye in your second shot!
HI EG Fantastic portrait shots of the Kestrel.
Are you SURE she wasn't posing for you?? She really looks like she knows how beautiful she is!!!
They are such pretty birds. Great captures!
I know what you mean. I look at these and wonder why they aren't afraid and if *KI* should be afraid!!!
I love those little Kestrels. MB
That little, patterned bird is cute!
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