Mr Kes

Mr Kes

Observation - Mr Kes . Description: This chap has provided me with perhaps my best shot of a kestrel yet. I gradually approached him, taking a photo every few meters while he watched me watching him. I got pretty close when he was distracted by something to his right, dived down and grab

This chap has provided me with perhaps my best shot of a kestrel yet. I gradually approached him, taking a photo every few meters while he watched me watching him.

I got pretty close when he was distracted by something to his right, dived down and grabbed a small furry before flying off to enjoy his meal. What a privilege and not as shy as his mate.

I’ve included the silhouette shot as I like the way the wind is lifting the coverts.

This bird forms part of a pair on the common (I’ve also posted the female today). They hunt in different parts of the common; though some shots I got today in the female’s area, which I assumed was the hen, looks to have a grey head (hard to tell for sure; shots a long way of and silhouetted against h sky). I’m fairly sure it would have been a different bird to this one if it was a male so maybe there are three birds on the common.