Kestrel encounter on Exmoor

Posted on January 13, 2018


_EST2835Beautifully clear but cold day on Brendon Common in early January and a late afternoon encounter with this ‘windhover’ – Falco tinnuculus – or common kestral. Think that this is the larger female, hunting for her supper.

deer grazing on the middle brow


Fuji jpegs straight outa velvia.

Kestral: XT-2 w/ 100-400. ISO 200, F5.6, 1/800sec. at 347mm (521mm – 35mm equiv.)

Focus area: Zone. Tracking sensitivity: 3. Speed tracking: 0. Zone area: Centre.

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