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    Kestrel

    IMG_7293 by William Cook, on Flickr

    Not the nicest of perches.

    Bill.
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    #2
    Maybe not the nicest perch from our aesthetic point of view, but perfect for him.

    Very nice image of a male Kestrel, obviously intent on his next meal.
    Colin

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      #3
      Still a good capture Bill despite the steelwork perch.
      Peter

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        #4
        Great shot Bill, don't think the perch is that out of keeping. I know a site adjacent to the Exe Estuary where you can frequently see one perched on the steel work of a National Grid Towers, which is also used by a Peregrine. Early spring, late autumn an Osprey's can occasionally be seen sitting aloft one.
        Trev

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          #5
          Great capture Bill
          Gary Cantwell LSINWP

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            #6
            Very nice capture of a beautiful bird. You can see how concentrated the bird is, maybe looking for a suitable prey? The kestrel has en excellent eysight, and it is also able to see ultraviolet light, allowing it to detect the urine trails from rodents and other prey as it will shine in an ultraviolet colour in the sunlight.
            Svein Nedrehagen - svein@nedrehagen.net

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              #7
              That is a super shot Bill and no problem with the perch as that is the sort of place they do tend to use. The male kestrel which I used to see regularly at Southbourne would often perch on the top of one of the lamposts
              Stan - LRPS, CPAGB, BPE2*

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                #8
                Great shot Bill
                Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way

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                  #9
                  Thanks Guys.

                  Bill.
                  7D, 400D, EF-S 15-85 f3.5/5.6, EF 100 f2.8 USM macro, Sigma 10-20 f4/5.6, Sigma 70-300 f4/5.6 APO, Sigma 50 f1.4, EF 28-90, EF 90-300, Sigma 150-600C, 430 EXll, Yongnuo 568 EX ll, Yongnuo Triggers, Yongnuo YN14-EX Ring Flash

                  Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/94610707@N05/

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                    #10
                    Agree it's a great capture - but does no one else see a kestrel perched over a toilet seat just about to 'go'. . . . . . no? . . . . just me then ;-)

                    .DAVID.
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