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    American kestrel

    Saw this bird on the power line, on the quarry lane I was hauling rock out of.
    I wasn't sure what kind of bird it was but after some research I found that it was an American kestrel.
    This is a member of the falcon family.
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    yup, definitely a kestrel, great shot, these guys are small and FAST, sometimes hard to get shots of them.
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    That photo was taken with the 70-300. @200 F/8
    It is really a terrible photo, but good long glass is still out of my reach.
    Ugh.
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    yeah, sometimes you have to take what you can get with wildlife. especially if its something rare or exotic or just something you've never shot before. its better to have a flawed picture, than no picture in my book. and as you keep practicing you'll find you'll get less and less flaws in the shots.
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    The best part is having fun. And it was fun identifying a new bird.
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    Just saw that (same) American kestrel on the power line again. Got a few more shots.
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    nice! they probably live in the area. post 'em up when you get a chance
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    Will do.
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    Also worth noting that this is a male kestrel
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    cool, thats good to know, but how can you tell?
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