nankeen kestral

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A lucky shot - in the right place at the right time.
A lucky shot – in the right place at the right time.

One of the Falcons, the Nankeen Kestral can be found across the entire Australian mainland as well as Tasmania. It’s a small falcon that uses rapid wing beats to soar on flat wings while fanning its tail feathers while looking for prey. They eat other birds, mice, reptiles and flying insects like dragonflies. I was on a visit to Sydney and had walked up to the top of Long Reef, a coastal promontory on Sydney’s northern beaches (once a volcano), when this Kestral blew up the cliff face in front and hovered above me. I only managed a couple of quick shots before it moved on.

6 thoughts on “nankeen kestral

    caleephotography said:
    November 16, 2015 at 4:48 am

    Fantastic shot! Perfect timing. ๐Ÿ™‚

      margosnotebook responded:
      November 16, 2015 at 10:18 am

      thanks…the bird was very obliging

    Patricia said:
    November 14, 2015 at 10:56 am

    He looks like he he was thinking how big of him to let you take his picture…silly humans.

    aussiebirder said:
    November 13, 2015 at 6:42 am

    Really nice pic!

    joan egert said:
    November 12, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Amazing pic, he’s really scrutinizing you ๐Ÿ˜Š

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