Of all of the shots in this series, probably this is the one that gives me the most pleasure. Kestrels were commonplace when I was a lad, but they suffered a huge decline in numbers-hitting the endangered list about 15 years agp. No one really knows why this happened-pesticides, loss of habitat, changing farming methods have all been blamed, but there is no definitive reason.
Their numbers have crept back over the years, but they still aren't that common-so I was very pleased to see this little chap 2 Sundays ago.
Canon EOS 7D