It’s not easy getting close to a Kestral. Especially when they are dining on rodent. I was incredibly lucky to be sitting about 60 feet away from a Kestrel landing site when this mighty hunter stopped by. She had a little morsel and really didn’t seem to care a whole lot about me. I am harmless.
I was doing my best to not crack up laughing. She spent the first few minutes de-furing the mouse. Mouse fur was flying everywhere….
It was obvious she was going for the meat. She was enjoying the meal.
I think she got impatient with the bits and pieces and soon went for the whole enchilada.
Good to the last foot! I mean drop!
Then shook off all the drippings.
Here is a short video or her dining.