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Kestrel Humour

By pennyspike
This young kestrel was around for several days and I was trying to get a look at it. When I wandered off, luckily with my camera & 100-400 lens attached it decided to use the tripod as a vantage point.
As it was hand held I know it won't win any prizes but I thought you'd like to share this magic moment.

Tags: Beach huts Kestrel Portland bill Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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26 Aug 2010 1:52PM
made me smile, great shot.

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1852 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 3:12PM
V1 is so funny.
adrian_w Plus
10 3.7k 4 England
26 Aug 2010 3:24PM
adds a new dimension to "watch the birdie".
Great opportunistic shot.
blackbird Plus
11 159 15 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 4:00PM
what a wonderful moment
You get brownie points for being ready and catching the moment anyway Penny. Cheeky little blighter, good for you.

really funny, the first one in the series is just great!
James_C Plus
8 36 56 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 4:43PM
Very good. I hope the "in coming" in v2 didn't get you...

pennyspike Plus
14 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 5:07PM
Thanks everyone
James...very nearly!Wink
Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 England
26 Aug 2010 7:19PM
Magic indeed. A wonderful moment.
26 Aug 2010 9:33PM
Wow! Love this
30 Aug 2010 12:21AM
V1 has a bit of humour to it but V2 and V3 are quite dramatic shots. I like James' comment about V2!! John
JackAllTog Plus
8 4.9k 58 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 7:53PM
Funny V1&2, I always wondered how to use a bird spotter - didn't realise it was that simple. Excellent.
pennyspike Plus
14 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2010 8:48PM
Thanks everyone, I saw it again most days last week & I'm pleased to say that it's now managed to hover very well.
I spoke to the RSPB today at a show & they said it's very rare even for a young bird to use such a low perch so i feel very pleased to have had the moment.

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