Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Remember the headless kestrel? Here are the other shots I got of it before it took flight. Seeing these guys perched attentively on wires, telephone poles, signs and street lamps is one of the things I'll always remember about this place. They are everywhere here and seem to spend every moment on high alert for the opportunity to pounce.


They are also great subjects which makes this behaviour really helpful! I'm really pleased with the detail of the legs and heads in these shots. These are such small birds (surprisingly so) that I struggle to take in such detail in the field.


Perusing these photos at my leisure I keep noticing new details like how much more that eye stripe reminds me of a cheetah's tear stain than a falcons moustachial stripe or how yellow their beak is.

1 comment:

jason said...

Beautiful! These small birds are so vibrant and colorful.

And it's nice to see the bird really does have a head.