Something a little different this evening..........Kestrels!
A couple of very enjoyable hours were spent at a local beauty spot with this very handsome raptor. The sun was low in the sky which complemented the birds plumage and feather detail but also sadly created some very strong shadows at times. Without doubt the best in-flight & hovering images I have ever managed of this species, a lot easier (and less frustrating) than trying to capture an owl in flight! I had at least 150 images to choose from and it was a difficult task to know which ones to upload as they were all of equal quality.
So rather than swamp this post with loads of in-flight images (which were the best on the day by the way) I have selected various postures & poses to share.......
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Dinner time, a grub of some kind?
A distant landing.......& rest time!
Perched up high.
This "in flight" & not hovering image is my favourite of the day!
I must admit I really enjoyed working with a different subject for a change, it offered different challenges to that of the owls. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this very confiding individual hangs around as my appetite has been whetted now and I want some more!