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Monday, 9 March 2015

Kestrel

I love to watch raptors overhead. More of often than not its a Buzzard that makes itself obvious to me with its large wingspan, but in recent weeks I've come across plenty of Kestrels hovering at the roadside and in fields.
Not always easy to get a picture of, as they are more often than not on the move. These pictures are a little grainy, but the best I've managed so far. Maybe that will be a project for this year. Get better Kestrel pictures.



24 comments:

  1. I used to see so many kestrels as I travelled backwards and forwards from London to Manchester but I can't remember the last time I saw one. It's good to hear that you see them so frequently.

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  2. Cool series on the Kestrel. Have a happy week!

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  3. Great photos - even seeing a kestrel hovering like that would be magical.

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  4. Beautiful action shots of our fine feathered friends ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  5. A beautiful bird of prey with incredible flying skills (e.g.hovering).

    Your photos don't disappoint... one appears to show hovering action!

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  6. Such a beautiful, regal bird.
    Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/03/flying-high.html

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  7. The wing patterns look great.

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  8. Great bird - used to be called Wind F****rs - when the word meant 'dominate or overcome' - strange the way language changes.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  9. they're wonderful birds. i always see them on power lines, here, and fail to get a good shot!

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  10. Like you say Adam, never easy because as soon as you get focused in on the bird it decides to move off and hover elsewhere.

    I do always over expose when photographing a Kestrel against a bright blue sky.

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  11. A beautiful bird. Love your in flight captures.

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  12. These are beautiful views of a bird in flight !
    Greetings

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  13. These are beautiful views of a bird in flight !
    Greetings

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  14. They are great pictures. I have noticed more kestrels this year compared to the start of last year hunting alongside roads and regular ones round Frodsham Marsh.

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  15. These are terrific in-flight captures!

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  16. Great series of images of the birds in flight.

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  17. Hello Adam!:) Difficult birds to capture in flight, but you managed some great shots showing their beautiful feather pattern. Well done!:)

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  18. Really fantastic kestrel shots!

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  19. We love the Kestrels and your shares are great. Love when they still like that! Please stop in and see my Florida collection post I just shared this morning~

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