Friday, June 10, 2011

Kestrel Kid ~ Camera-Critters #166

(c) Misty DawnS

This young American Kestrel sat in the tree outside my bedroom window for several hours. I took SO many photographs of it, while its parents sat in a tree by my pond and chattered their threats at me. Most of my photos showed the Kestrel among the leaves of the tree, but finally after several hours, it hopped up on this branch.

I think it was afraid to fly and was wishing I'd call a breakdown service for it. heheI was so excited to get these photos, because these birds don't often sit and "pose". They are too busy 'kiting' in the air looking for prey. The Kestrel is also referred to as a "Sparrow Hawk". The American Kestrel is the only Kestrel found in America, but it is the most common falcon in North America.

I think they are absolutely gorgeous birds with their beautiful colors and markings. I owe many thanks to this young'un for allowing me this exciting opportunity to photograph it!


Kay L. Davies

Definitely a beauty, Misty, I must admit, despite the falling-out I had with falcons when a pair of Merlins and their youngster chose our trees for their dining room one morning, and left our deck littered with heads, wings and feet of songbirds.
Congratulations on hanging in there until you got this super photo. His colors are beautiful, and those big eyes are amazing.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel


Beautiful photo of this male Kestrel, Misty. I can't get within 50 feet of them most of the time. 8v)

CrAzY Working Mom

Wow, Misty! It's beautiful!!! LOVE IT! :)

I sure have missed your photos. :)

Hope you have a great weekend.


I have stumbled to your blog today. Nice photos I like it !
I will be visiting soon again.




Beautiful shot of the kestral, Misty! How neat to see it so close.

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