15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
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.
© Nicole ("Nicollet") Overby.
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||Nov. 29, 2017, 10:06 p.m.