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Old Mar 9, 2007, 10:05 AM   #1
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This Kestrel landed near me with what looks like a live mouse. I shot this in burst mode
and caught something that really moved me. In this shot they face each other eye to
eye, then the Kestrel looks away for a moment as if to reconsider while the mouse is still
looking up. The Kestrel turns back and plunges in it's beak. I hope no one is offended, it
seemed to me like there was some level of communication taking place between them,
but the outcome was really not in question.

This is not the clearest shot of the bunch, but it is the most striking.



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Old Mar 9, 2007, 10:11 AM   #2
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what a great shot you took
great bird of prey we have some around here in USA IL Cary, but pretty rare.
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Old Mar 9, 2007, 11:02 AM   #3
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Nice capture. It is real life so I have no problem with it.

TOTALLY WACKY roger
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Old Mar 9, 2007, 4:52 PM   #4
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Amazing catch! That rat looks big enough to give the Kestrel a tussel.
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Old Mar 10, 2007, 12:21 AM   #5
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Nice capture. Life in the wild it's all about eat or be eaten. On my last post I got a pic of a Kestrel eating a lizard. I watched as it ripped and shredded the lizard. It ate the whole thing, head, claws, and tail. That's what it does everyday. Circle of life.
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Old Mar 10, 2007, 4:57 PM   #6
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Thank you all for your kind comments. I have posted the series of 6 shots here if you are interested.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cosmicsailors/416615068/
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nice captures, all part of the circle of life
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 3:21 AM   #8
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really great series!!! In the last many many years, I haven't seen a kestrel and never a feeding one!!! very nice!!

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