Male Kestrel in Afternoon Sun - February 8, 2012
During the 3 days I drove around Amherst Island, my birding partner and I saw 6 Kestrels. This male was basking in the afternoon sun on a wire right over the middle of the road. I approached him with my truck window down to not spook him, moving 25 feet closer with each stop. The sun was really highlighting his beautiful colors. While I have seen many Kestrels, this is my first keeper photo.