When travelling along a particular country road (Golden Highway, NSW, Australia), I notice a lot of birds of prey (no idea, maybe Nankeen Kestrels) hovering over the roadside ditches looking for food less than 50m in the air - strung out as individuals about 1-2 km apart.
They do not seem at all bothered by the passing traffic.
My question relates to getting in position to photograph them.
I suspect that they'd likely just disappear if I stopped and got out of the car with a lens pointed at them.
My thought was to put the car somewhere safe and maybe sit a bit back in the paddock on the opposite side of the road from the birds and wait for them to come back.
Anyone with any specific thoughts (I've had a read of the stick threads - what a great resource) on photography/bird behaviour in this particular situation?