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Jan 12, 2021 18:56:16   #
slcarn Loc: Draper, Utah USA
 
My wife asked me to come look at the pretty bird on the top of our pine tree. I grabbed my D500 and 500mm f5.6 PF lens hurried through the house to get to the deck. I only got off a few shots before it dove off of the opposite side of the tree and flew away. After downloading I noticed it was banded.

What a beautiful falcon. Maybe next time I can get more than the back side.

Enjoy,
Steve


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Jan 12, 2021 18:58:39   #
joecichjr Loc: Illinois, USA
 
Beautiful creature and your shots do it great justice Perfect balance, too I probably would have lost my balance several times just putting the lens on

Jan 12, 2021 19:00:01   #
Linda From Maine Loc: Yakima, Washington
 
Gorgeous photos! I adore these mini raptors.

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Jan 12, 2021 19:01:05   #
BB4A
 
👍👍

Jan 12, 2021 19:18:12   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
slcarn wrote:
My wife asked me to come look at the pretty bird on the top of our pine tree. I grabbed my D500 and 500mm f5.6 PF lens hurried through the house to get to the deck. I only got off a few shots before it dove off of the opposite side of the tree and flew away. After downloading I noticed it was banded.

What a beautiful falcon. Maybe next time I can get more than the back side.

Enjoy,
Steve


Excellent work with this beautiful bird. Your photo may show enough of the band to be useful. Sorry I don't have a link but a quick search for bird band reporting should give you contact info. They can and will work with your great photos. What good fortune to have such a visitor, hope for a return!
Phil

Jan 12, 2021 19:18:15   #
mizzee Loc: Boston,Ma
 
👏👏👏👏👏

Jan 12, 2021 19:30:04   #
slcarn Loc: Draper, Utah USA
 
rockdog wrote:
Excellent work with this beautiful bird. Your photo may show enough of the band to be useful. Sorry I don't have a link but a quick search for bird band reporting should give you contact info. They can and will work with your great photos. What good fortune to have such a visitor, hope for a return!
Phil


Phil,
Thanks for pointing out I can report the sighting. I will check it out, sounds like a good excuse to take more bird photos.
Cheers,
Steve

 
 
Jan 12, 2021 19:33:14   #
smilenangler Loc: The Flood City, Pa.
 
Very nice!

Jan 12, 2021 19:41:08   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
Wow two great shots. Kestrels are wonderful little birds

Jan 12, 2021 19:41:10   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
Very Nice, I've yet to catch one in a photo. A touch of envy!

Jan 12, 2021 19:41:48   #
PAR4DCR Loc: A Sunny Place
 
Very nice work Steve.

Don

 
 
Jan 12, 2021 20:13:41   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
slcarn wrote:
Phil,
Thanks for pointing out I can report the sighting. I will check it out, sounds like a good excuse to take more bird photos.
Cheers,
Steve



Jan 12, 2021 20:51:07   #
AMD Loc: Houston,TX
 
Beautiful bird and a successful picture ! Thank you .

Jan 12, 2021 20:55:06   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Gorgeous set!

Jan 12, 2021 21:36:41   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
At least he was looking back at you in the pose. Nice job.

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