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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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Dee73 10 England
26 Aug 2010 1:52PM
made me smile, great shot.

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 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 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.

26 Aug 2010 4:23PM
really funny, the first one in the series is just great!
James_C 9 36 56 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 4:43PM
Very good. I hope the "in coming" in v2 didn't get you...

pennyspike 15 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 5:07PM
Thanks everyone
James...very nearly!Wink
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
26 Aug 2010 7:19PM
Magic indeed. A wonderful moment.
jayjay52 9 2 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2010 9:33PM
Wow! Love this
John_Humphreys 12 69 2 Ireland
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
9 5.0k 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 15 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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