Driving along recently, I spotted this gorgeous female American kestrel perched alongside the road. As skittish as they are, normally I wouldn’t bother stopping but decided I would give this one a shot.
Thankfully, she turned out to be quite the willing photo subject. She calmly sat perched on a yucca plant stalk and while she was backlit, looked quite beautiful and gave me some nice looks. Here, she was a bit curious about the guy with the big lens that was focused on her.