This past Winter, we have this female kestrel taking residence on my birding trail. She was eventually chased away by the peregrine falcons who also live in the general vicinity as the falcons begin their nesting season. We had a good time during her stay.
I should have gotten lower on this shot but she was on a palm tree when she flew down to the ground to get some rocks to help her digestive system. This is the lowest I could get, too before she flew back to the tree. That this happened in the golden hour is a bonus.
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Nikon D500 and Sigma 500 f/4 lens at f/4.5, 1/3200, ISO 5000 (hoping for some flight shots), handheld.
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