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Jul 27, 2012 20:14 |  #1

the amercian kestral. often seen but seldom noticed or cnfused with a solitary blackbird sitting on a wire above a field. it is not uncommon to see one every 1-2 miles along a country road.

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Jul 27, 2012 22:24 |  #2

nice detail and color, never seen one of those




  
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Jul 29, 2012 14:04 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #3

thanx rick.always a nice word from you.

hmmmm. 82 views of a bird seldom seen and 1 comment.

maybe i should post a robin pic:rolleyes:


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Jul 29, 2012 14:48 as a reply to  @ terryger's post |  #4

I never realized how small these Falcons were until I attanded a release of a female...very small and I can see how people would confuse them with an ordinary song bird.

I like the second one but with a bit more room around. Very beautiful colors on these.


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Jul 29, 2012 15:02 |  #5

neat series, Terry




  
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Jul 29, 2012 15:46 |  #6

it's not uncommon to see one, but I've found it almost impossible to get close enough for a good attempt at a shot. Great job!


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Jul 29, 2012 18:05 |  #7

Lovely, nicely done.


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Jul 30, 2012 01:49 |  #8

Very nice series of the kestrel!


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Jul 30, 2012 01:57 as a reply to  @ jodelak's post |  #9

Great photos...Beautiful colors...If I saw this bird I wouldn't know it was a Falcon, unless you told me so...Now that I see it up close, I can tell.

Thanks for the info.:)


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Jul 30, 2012 12:35 as a reply to  @ rrblint's post |  #10

thanx for all the words folks! i do it to share!

they are fairly easy to shoot once you know what to look for and do a little planning. after you have learned to spot one just go for the easiest setup. this most often will be when they are not on the hunt but just perching.

all of these were taken from my truck window. spot one, set your camera, drive up and take some quick shots. you will usually get 10-30 seconds before they take off.

yes they can be flighty but when you have so many out there the law of averages is on your side. ;)


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