I finished off my last post by saying that it would be about the shots I took of the Kestrel, after I had finished with the Barn Owl and here they are.
During that shoot I had said that the Owl didn't settle too well because of all the movement around her but in stark contrast to that was this little Kestrel.
I had decided where I wanted Rob Evans, (the falconer), to put him and I was ready to fire away and no sooner had Rob walked out of shot and I took a single image. From then on we hardly got a movement out of him as he sat like a seasoned pro, taking it all in his stride.
The first image here is that very first picture I took and from then on my mood and expectations were lifted as I settled and everything seemed to fall into place.
It was great to photograph him and as you will see below he is a cracking little bird. The weather had also improved somewhat and it was a most enjoyable time as I changed positions to take a variety of shots. There was however one person who lost out though and that was Rob as he couldn't keep warm while stood around waiting!
We hadn't finished yet either, as there was still the Little Owl to photograph and that will be providing the images for my next post!