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I'm having a senior moment trying to remember the identity of this bird. It looks like an American Kestrel to me, but I swear they never brought one out at the raptor show; I got several closeups of the kestrel on another visit, and I think I would have remembered them saying it. Still, that's what this looks like to me, so I guess my dementia is manifesting itself! Movement blur, obviously, as it flutters in to land and grab its treat.

NOTE: Erestorfan, you're likely right; I know there was a peregrine falcon, so despite the fact that this one doesn't match any shots on my google search, this could well be that one.
February 24, 2013
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Feb 24, 2013 10:44:05 am
Superb capture Denise.
God Bless.

by kgb224 Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 10:48:49 am

by 1971s Online Now!   Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 11:12:41 am
A moment well captured - I love the intense focus it has, the magnificent wingspread & the markings on it's head...

by photosynthesis Online Now!   Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 11:17:06 am
Could this be a Peregrine falcon? The size and colors would match that falcon.

Great shot!!!

by Erestorfan Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 11:21:04 am
Whatever it is, it is a beautiful shot of a beautiful bird.

by wolfenshire Online Now!   Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 11:35:58 am
Fab shot!
Provided you are not storing toilet rolls in the fridge I should think your brain is ok.

by durleybeachbum Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 11:43:40 am
Definitely a peregrine. Lovely shot Denise.

by jayfar Online Now!   Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 11:48:19 am
beautiful shot of this Peregrine, wonderful detail

by alanwilliams Online Now!   Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 11:55:30 am
Excellent capture Denise.

by X-PaX Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 12:07:09 pm
I love this OUTSTANDING capture, like all your animal's photographies !!! Thansks

by claude19 Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 1:00:33 pm
I just looked in Stokes Field Guide to Birds and this is the Peregrine Falcon. it does looks a lot like the Amereican Kestrel except for the head markings and colouring

Wonderful capture of thei beautiful raptor

by Faemike55 Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 1:49:47 pm
Great shot Denise!

For falconry purposes Peregrines are hybridised with many other falcon species (Saker falcons, Lanner falcons, Barbary falcons, Gry falcons, Laggar falcon are all possible hybridiseres). This produces some strange combinations I think this bird is either a true Barbary or a Barbary X Peregrine.

by kaward Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 2:45:44 pm
LOL @ Andrea! :)

This is a marvellous shot, no matter the bird's identity. Such beautiful coloring (and of course the plumage!).

by auntietk Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 3:46:05 pm
GReat capture!

by Cyve Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 5:45:24 pm
Love the color and focus in this outstanding capture of the falcon(?), delighting the crowd as it spreads its beautifully patterned wings, Denise.

by goodoleboy Homepage »

Feb 24, 2013 9:49:08 pm
fantastic detail and coloring for the fastest bird on the planet!

by danapommet Homepage »

Feb 25, 2013 1:16:33 am
Mighty nice Denise...the motion blue enhances the image. I am sure this bird wasn't there very long. Love the detail, the bird's expression and the colors.

by bmac62 Homepage »

Feb 25, 2013 1:24:23 am
Excellent shot, and that's what matters!

by whaleman Homepage »

Feb 25, 2013 2:18:21 am
supershot; the eyes are stunning

by Juliette.Gribnau Homepage »

Feb 25, 2013 4:18:43 am
Beautiful Bird... Aloha

by sharky_ Homepage »


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