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Old Nov 7, 2011, 2:39 PM   #1
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I saw this American Kestrel flying around over my house Sunday so I grabbed by 300mm and waited, and waited... until he finally landed on a treetop in my yard. It was still about 60 feet away, but closest I've seen. I think it's one of the prettiest and cutest tiny birds (about the size of a mocking bird). At one point, he flew directly at me, landed within inches of my feet and grabbed something (lizard??) and flew away, all in a matter of a second or two. What a thrill!!!!

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Old Nov 7, 2011, 4:25 PM   #2
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Good series saly, #4 is the shot for me
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Old Nov 8, 2011, 1:57 PM   #3
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Excellent Saly. I'm with Square One, #4 does it for me.

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Old Nov 8, 2011, 8:06 PM   #4
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Very nice series!
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Old Nov 9, 2011, 8:15 AM   #5
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Excellent shots Saly - they are extraordinary birds.
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Old Nov 9, 2011, 4:27 PM   #6
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Thank you all!! Yep, birds of prey are so beautiful.
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Yep, #4 for me too. Well caught saly they don't stay around for long.
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Great work, Saly

I particularly like the red-tailed hawk in flight (#4).

There aren't those birds of prey where I live, so it's good to see from your neck of the woods (ie other side of the world).

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Thanks banksy and Paul, we currently have 4 of these red tail hawks in my neighborhood. This one is always somewhere close. Even then, capturing him in flight is a challenge!!
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very nice set
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