This lovestruck pair of NankeenKestrels, Falco cenchroides,
that were doing the 'John, John, - Marsha, Marsha' thing, I
would have missed except for the noises they made.
I was more intent on walking home and scanning the trees
on the road verge not on the paddock. It is amazing that at
this range a) I saw them, and b)managed to sneak up to the
fence and steady both elbows on a fence post without
Luckily I had carted my 300mm lens all the way up the hill
like the grand old Duke of York, and then back down again!
Here is a mighty smug Nankeen Kestrel (I hope! I spent a while
on the identification), just chilling out . . .
contemplating the world and having that soothing cigarette,
while her Ladyship elected to have hers on the other side of
This is our resident pair that has not nested in the Lombardy
Poplar on the road verge for more than three years, ever since
I have had my SLR. I had misses them very much and am very
glad they are still in residence, even if in some other tree.
Hope you enjoy my meagre efforts, at least the tree is pretty sharp.
Do post your birds on World Bird Wednesday and show us what graces
you skies. Thanks to Springman, we can enjoy so many birds around
Hop over tho Rambling Woods and post your Nature Notes to show
what is going on in your neck of the woods.