Mouse over this picture of a hunting Kestrel.
The very first time I watched this small predator hunting, through a
set of proff binoculars, I was striken by the amazing technique that
was on display. I never forgot. The wings, the entire body of this
beautiful bird moving vigorously whilst the head and the eyes are
held dead still. A skilled hunter scanning the under laying ground
for possible prey.
Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus ) hunting on the open fields
of small town Nivå 10 miles north of Copenhagen on a
sunny Tuesday January 22. 2008. This is perhaps our most
commonly seen predator, hunts in the Danish landscapes
all over the country, but this one individual
female-bird is still special. No one would believe, if I
said it was hunting for me, proudly showing me its prey,
staying close just above my head, an airshow just nine
feet away. But that was just what happened, And I… Whaw
perhaps that was one of the most impressing incidents
with nature and a wild animal I’ve experienced.