Monday, 15 February 2016

Sitting Pretty.






A trip to Hayling Island today provided an opportunity to walk part of the 'Billy Trail' and a brief encounter with a male [Common] Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus). I initially spotted him hovering over a nearby paddock in a very strong breeze while searching for voles and then he decided to take a rest on a fence post.




I guess the 'click' of the camera briefly caught his attention but he quickly returned to eyeing up any movement beneath a nearby hedge before pouncing on some likely prey unfortunately out of my line of sight.

Linking to WILD BIRD WEDNESDAY.

25 comments:

  1. You captured the Kestrel beautifully!

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  2. Feels special to get close to such a beautiful creature, huh.

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  3. Great pictures of a wonderful little falcon.

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  4. I love Kestrels and you got some splendid shots there Frank. I hope that you and your loved ones are doing well~

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  5. My fav is the first shot with its head cocked down eyeing the ground below. Nice to see the sun, too!

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  6. Awesome captures of the Kestrel! I never find them in good lighting. Happy Tuesday, enjoy your new week!

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  7. Lovely shots Frank. I've not been able to get a decent one of a Kestrel.

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  8. I would like to spy one of these, myself. Nice shots.

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  9. Frank, he is gorgeous...perfect shot!...:)JP

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  10. A great encounter with lovely photos Frank.

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  11. What a gorgeous bird. You have some wonderful shots of it.

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  12. They are great little birds - always good to watch a BOP hunting.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  13. Me encanta la segunda imagen donde está mirando a la cámara.
    ¡Precioso pájaro!

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  14. Such a pretty feathered friend, and that first capture is something incredible.

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  15. A wonderful encounter! What great shots!

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