1 EAGLETON NOTES: Kestrel on Lewis

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Kestrel on Lewis

I do not think that in the nearly 40 years I have lived on Lewis I have ever positively identified a Kestrel here before today.  Today I not only saw one in the valley at the side go the house but I was also able to photograph it:





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    1. It was quite a long way away but it was hovering so whilst it was in one place it was easier to capture the shots.

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  2. I don't know how you do it. I wonder if I've ever been able to take a photo of a flying single bird. I find it hard enough to keep up with the walking ones... ;)

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    1. As I said to Meike, it's easier to take shots of Kestrel's because they hover.

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  3. That's very good.....I can't even get the birds here to stay still for one single shot...I'm still trying to get a decent photo of our black birds.

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    1. I may have the advantage of a very long focus lens, Virginia, which enables me to take photos without disturbing the birds.

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    2. I may have to get me one of those fancy cameras...me and my Olympus fe46 just won't be able to catch up with you.

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  4. Great photos from such a brief sighting, GB.

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  5. Love the first shot, you can see that he is hovering and has his eye on his prey. The wish the ones around here would hover a bit longer!

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    1. I don't see Kestrels around Napier Pauline and the Harriers rarely hold station for long at all. I've been trying for years for the perfect in-flight Harrier pic. The best Harrier pics I have were on the metalled road when you and I were driving into town a few years ago.

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