Dawn Kestrel

Sunrise on the American Kestrel male this morning, a few minutes before he and the female mated on their favorite roof-top pipe.

3 Responses to “Dawn Kestrel”


  1. 1 Karl March 8, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Jeeze Louise what a perfect shot. Rich colors glowing in the sun.

    • 2 mthew March 8, 2018 at 11:32 am

      Yes, this dawn light REALLY brings out the colors of this male. (No filter here, as the kids say.) He was pumping his tail up and down so I kept the shutter going in an effort to capture it in the “down” position.

  2. 3 alaspooryorick March 8, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    lest we become blasé during mating season, take a read through this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_sexual_behaviour


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