Tuesday, 25 January 2022

A YOUNG KESTREL

A few days after Paula and I had seen the young female Kestrel, we saw it again, perched on the overhead wires, but this time it was further away. Here are the shots I was able to get, and although some are very similar, I tried to get as many different poses as I could. It's a shame she is not perched in a tree, as it would have made more appealing photos, but like many birds of prey she preferred to survey the land from the above cable wires.
































19 comments:

Marit said...

Hello Sonjia,

The young kestrel looks very beautiful. The kestrel's eyes look very sharp.
Your photos are always great.
Hugs from Norway.

Debbie said...

awwww yes, it is always better from a photography standpoint if they perch in a tree, BUT how wonderful that you got to see it, and capture these beautiful images!! it looks as thought may have gotten it's feathers in a ruffle, perhaps it saw you taking pictures...if only they understood!!

Phil Slade said...

I know what you mean about sitting in a tree gives a more natural effect. But, invariably the tree has branches that get in the way unless you can find a dead tree with no impediment to your shot. Better still if can find them are fence posts and walls!

MadSnapper said...

she knows you are aiming your camera at her and is watching you watching her. she is beautiful

La Biosfera de Lola said...

Hola amiga. Me encantan las fotos, son espectaculares. Besos y abrazos.

Mike Attwood said...

Hello Sonjia, Thats a pretty bird and nice shots too. I'm still not sure what has happened to my birds, could be avian flu or local water polution for its been going on for over a year. I still have my animals though.
Take care.
Mike.

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of this male kestrel.
We don't always get our wish that they are in a tree, but this is also great that you saw and were able to photograph it.
Greetings Irma

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Wonderful series of images, Sonjia. We sometimes wonder where kestrels perched before we put out wires for them to use. I would be willing to take a bet that out of every ten kestrels we see nine are perched on wires. I am sure that it makes perfect sense for them. They have an unimpeded view of the landscape and the potential meal it holds for them. They are very appealing little raptors. A friend of mine, volunteered with a raptor rehabilitation facility for a few years and had a male rehab kestrel in her home. It was always comical in the spring when he tried to mate with her! Hugs from Ontario. David

LEN said...

Great shots Sonjia.Keep them coming.Still very cold and miserable in East Sussex but I am looking forward to Spring and getting over Covid with a return to freedom!

Joan said...

What a beautiful bird. Joan

Richard Pegler said...

Hi Sonjia. With tongue firmly in cheek I will say that if I see a Kestrel perched, it is, more often than not, on a wire or a man-made pole. It could be argued, therefore, that shots of a Kestrel on a wire are more natural than shots of one in a tree! ;-} The kestrel that I photographed today was on a pole, but at a great distance.

Your shots shown here are, whichever way you look at them, beautiful and show the special character of this bird.

Stay safe - - - Richard

This N That said...

Great shots!!

sami niilola said...

Awesome bird. I like a lot.

Nancy Chan said...

You took great shots of the female Kestrel. She seems to be posing for you.

Teresa said...

Son unas fotografías preciosas, me gustan todas. Besos.

Hootin' Anni said...

You were lucky to get so many great photos. Here, I see a kestrel, and all I have to do is slow the car down, and they fly off!!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just a gorgeous Bird!

eileeninmd said...

Hello Sonjia,
What a wonderful sequence of Kestrel photos. They are beautiful birds, great sighting. Take care, enjoy your day!

John's Island said...

Hello Sonjia, Thank you for sharing the snaps of the Kestrel. It is interesting to me that the little bird has such a "serious" look on its face. This is my first time to really stop and take a good look at a Kestrel. Your photos are very good. John

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