Friday, 9 March 2012

Partners on High

This beautiful pair of Kestrels are regular inhabitants of our yard. They are fiercely territorial of all other raptors that enter their air space irrespective of how much bigger than them they are.

I love the markings on the back of the head that makes a potential predator think that the kestrel is looking at them, even when it is actually looking the other way. Spoils any potential thoughts of ambush!

Despite their diminutive size I never tire of watching them soaring and wheeling in the clear blue sky.

Before they swoop in to land atop a power pole or saguaro to keep an eye out over their domain.

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