|On top of Elba|
|The castle next to the mountain of the kestrels|
|One of the many Spotted Flycatchers I saw on Elba, with a little feather out of place|
Anyways, this is about kestrels, not boring flycatchers. So as you may know, Elba is super scenic. Scenic to the power of scenic. We (my uncle, brother, and I- me being the only birder present) pulled over on top of some mountain to get a picture. Anyways, across the road is a hill, with an electric thingy on the top. It's devoid of any trees, just some scrub and grass. But something quickly catches my attention- birds. And they're hovering into the wind!
|Here's one, being kestrel-y|
The wind was very strong up there, so strong that about eight or nine of these little guys hovered in the wind, perfectly still. The pictures don't do it justice. These birds were perfectly still, only a few feathers twitching. I'll never forget how amazing they were.
|Taken a few seconds after the one below; she starts to dive a bit.|
|My profile pic. Notice the alulas and tail!|
|Really awesome birds.|