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Female American Kestrel

This female American Kestrel was perched on a weathered educational sign that depicted local wildlife in the area. I imagined that she wanted to be an ambassador for her species, giving hikers a real-life example of one of the birds of prey shown on the sign. She was very brave, albeit slightly coy, and allowed me to approach slowly. I snapped a few shots from about 15' away, then left her to her modeling endeavors.

TAGS: California, Wildlife

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Oceanside, California, United States of America
Member since 2017
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Copyright:
© Nicole ("Nicollet") Overby.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 12.2016
Total Views: 38
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3200
Focal Length: 300mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Encinitas, California, United States of America