Monday, December 8, 2008

Bird on a Wire

From a brief lunchtime excursion at a neighborhood park near my office.

American Kestrel
American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

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The outing also included sightings (and pictures) of a Great Blue Heron, Loggerhead Shrike and a couple of egrets. Not bad for a 45-minute lunchbreak!

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Vickie said...

Very nice lunch break, I would say! Great kestrel photos.

Christopher said...

Great shots of this beautiflu little falcon - you really get some great lunch breaks in!!!

mick said...

A great lunch break indeed! and I liked the photos of the Kestrel

Sparverius said...

Nice images. Great color capture against that sky. Love Kestrels.

KatDoc said...

Nice photos, Kyle. I can never get pics of a Kestrel, perched or in flight.

By the way - you have been tagged! See my post for the rules to Six Random Things.


Anonymous said...

I like Kestrels a lot for the same reason I like Kites ~ their ability to hover in one spot in their attempt to lock into an object down on earth. Pretty cool.

Happy Holidays.....

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

Wow, Kestrels at lunch break! That's really neat!

Red said...

That's a beautiful bird :) Nice lunch break!