European Kestrel

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European Kestrel
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olmail's American Kestrel from the tail view and the look under the wing is great.  I got this one the same way.  I was set up to look downwind with the sun behind me and this bird had the sun from its left.

European Kestrel

I stayed in position and later the kestrel came back on the other side, into the wind:

European Kestrel

Clearly I was part of the scenery as far as he was concerned.  I think the first pic says more about the effort the bird puts in.  Do the balled claws in the next pic convey the same thing?

European Kestrel

This is a female, and in the winter in the east of England males are rare to see.  The first bird has the blueish head of a male but was the size of a female.  Any opinions out there?

Phil

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