A couple weeks ago, I was fortunate to see one of my favorite birds, American Kestrel. Previously, I saw these birds from the distance and mostly perched. This time I had a chance to photograph it much closer and in-flight.
Here is a series of photographs of a hovering female American Kestrel:
American Kestrel ©Greg Gard - www.greggard.com - Canon EOS 7D, 500mm F4 IS + 1.4x teleconverter, ISO 640, 1/1600s, f/7.1 AV mode - click the image for higher resolution