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Kestrel and its prey by thrumyeye Kestrel and its prey by thrumyeye
Kestrel ( Falco tinnunculus ) eating a mouse.
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exit-humanity Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome :D  i have photos with him  ,too ,but  are not like yours very clear :D ,was a very bad day :D outside
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AquaLar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Beatiful (you are one of teh best photographers i have seen =p)
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Albi748 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
Superb, excellent work....
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Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
excuse me, Mr. Kestrel. But, would you like a beverage with that mouse?
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:iconkaede-kit:
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Great capture!
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!:hug:
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:iconzeacorzeppelin:
ZeacorZeppelin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Student General Artist
"thank you so much for being the appetizer." :rofl:
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UchihaItachi34 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
"om nom nom nom.....field mouse....nom nom nom nom" :) loooks good :)
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:iconiasookia:
iasookia Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That bird is Magnificent!
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:iconkimantha333:
Kimantha333 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Beauiful!
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:iconlucifers-lover:
Lucifers-Lover Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful.
O////O
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AniuLonewolf Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
It looks more like a Merlin to me. Kestrel usually have more distinct falcon facial markings than Merlin.

Either way, it's a beautiful shot!!
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longwing Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
no, this is clearly a kestrel (either female or juvenile). The merlin is a different colour and her back is a lot more solid in colour, giving bigger distinction between breast and back. The russet colour is very kestrel-esque.

Merlin: [link]
Kestrel: [link]

Maybe you were thinking of the American kestel, Falco sparverius? They are very colourful wee hawks!
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Nizar89 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
PO
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:iconglassreflections:
glassreflections Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot!
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Mountaineer47 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
OM NOM NOM!
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:iconkiyoko-mai:
Kiyoko-mai Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Poor mouse, :( but I love the amount of detail in this pic. :)
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ManamiMarisa-chan Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
this is such a great picture! (r.i.p mouse)
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drrocket Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
What a gorgeous creature!
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:iconentophile:
Entophile Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
OMNOMNOM.

...So I've been watching you for AGES now. Is there some kind of bird sanctuary near you or something? How on earth do you get these incredible shots?!
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
Hehehe, nope I just travel a lot through the country ;) This is a wild bird.
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:iconentophile:
Entophile Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lucky you! Jeez, man...what kind of lens do you use? Or like..hunting blinds. Or...magic.
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Hero-zeros Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is so clear!
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:iconnickweststorm:
nickweststorm Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice pic! Awesome birds, truly iconic.
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:iconhammerphotography:
HammerPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That's amazing :o
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scarlet-pikachu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
This picture is stunning!
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