Wednesday, June 8, 2011

An unruffled kestrel

Today I only have one photo. It is from May 31 in Big Sur. I was out tracking and saw this American kestrel (Falco sparverius) sitting in a tree with its feathers fluffed out. Usually once a kestrel spots me (and my camera) it is out of there fast, but this one didn't seem perturbed by my presence. Kestrels are the smallest members of the falcon family (in the US).