Kestrels harassing a Redtailed Hawk

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Kestrels harassing a Redtailed Hawk
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Almost everyday a resident hawk surveys the area from its favorite perch - an electrical pole. I have shot many pics of the hawk perched and taking off from there. Last week, I noticed a pair of kestrels sitting on the wire down from the pole and as soon as the hawk took off, these kestrels started to harass the hawk ... the next time around I shot a few video clips of this encounter. I have slowed down most of the video otherwise the kestrel fly-bys are barely noticeable. There is a jarring clip in the middle just to give a glimpse of how fast the hawk was flying really.

Slomo video: https://flic.kr/p/2jJJSVf

A image of the hawk taking off ... (I hit the shutter instead of the video button that time :))

regards,

-ramu

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