Kestrel's Meal Time

To some this may appear to be a cruel fate.  I'd disagree of course and simply say it's the nature of things.

American Kestrel




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TexWisGirl said…
a part of life. nice close-ups of the elusive kestrel. of course, he was preoccupied. :)
Red said…
A bird in action! The Merlin has a plucking tree. So ever few days you find new feathers under a tree.
Oh my- he definitely won that little battle.
It is rather sad, but amazing all the same. I saw a Kestrel last weekend, but unfortunately could not get close enough to get any clear shots. These are so well done!
Gillian Olson said…
Beautiful pictures, looks as if the kestral has found a good meal too.
Stephanie said…
Nice clarity in the closeup.
Evelyn S. said…
I assume we have kestrels here.... I know we have other small raptors and every so often, I find feathers and "leftover" bird flesh in the snow. One day, I was shocked to see some kind of "hawk" carry off a red crossbill that had just shown up at my feeders the day before; prior to that, I had seen one only 80 miles away in the wilderness.
Beautiful raptor!!!. Congrat and happy new year..
Wonderful photographs! "Survival of the fittest."
Carol L McKenna said…
Beautiful photography ~ didn't realize they would kill their own ~ how naive I must be ~ Beautiful bird ~

(A Creative Harbor) aka ArtMuseDog and Carol ^_^
Anonymous said…
Gorgeous... Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #64!
Anonymous said…
Awesome captures of the Kestrel eating his frozen diner, Daniel.
Pat said…
Great capture.
A sad plight for the lovely little dove, but it is the way of nature. Kestrels have to eat too.
Dave said…
Those are great photos. I have a Sharp Shinned Hawk have a meal in my back yard last week. I debated whether or not to post them. I thought it was anture in action.

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