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malformalady:

They’re supposed to be the wisest of birds, but this owl didn’t look too clever after almost having its dinner snatched by a daring kestrel. The dramatic scene unfolded after the owl had successfully picked up a vole from a nearby field and tried to carry it off to feed. But the smaller bird of prey had other ideas, deciding to use its lesser size to sneak up, swoop and snatch the rodent. The two birds grappled in midair as they fought over the vole, then plummeted from the sky and crash-landed. Eventually, the owl emerged as victor and flew off with his prey.

Home…..

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malformalady:

They’re supposed to be the wisest of birds, but this owl didn’t look too clever after almost having its dinner snatched by a daring kestrel. The dramatic scene unfolded after the owl had successfully picked up a vole from a nearby field and tried to carry it off to feed. But the smaller bird of prey had other ideas, deciding to use its lesser size to sneak up, swoop and snatch the rodent. The two birds grappled in midair as they fought over the vole, then plummeted from the sky and crash-landed. Eventually, the owl emerged as victor and flew off with his prey.

Home…..

Tagged with: #birds  #owls  #barn owl  #falcons  #kestrel  

Shared by West Coast Falconry on Facebook: “Here is a priceless photo! Neither birds are West Coast Falconry’s. A captive Harris Hawk at a museum up north was eating it’s rat on a perch outside when a wild female kestrel attempted to steal the rat. She left unharmed and empty taloned. Perfect photo timing = priceless image. :)”

Shared by West Coast Falconry on Facebook: “Here is a priceless photo! Neither birds are West Coast Falconry’s. A captive Harris Hawk at a museum up north was eating it’s rat on a perch outside when a wild female kestrel attempted to steal the rat. She left unharmed and empty taloned. Perfect photo timing = priceless image. :)”

swanblood:

fat-birds:

Remember that Baby Kestrel fundraiser? Well I adopted one and Erin just sent me this video of her! I was going to name her Natasha, but she’s as round as a little pumpkin so I’m going to name her Pumpkin instead, lol!

Oh my gosh, this means I should be getting mine soon! <3

I adopted one too, he/she is going to be Momoko because they looked like little fuzzy peaches to me when they were born~ (Yes, I know Momoko is a “girl’s name” but I wanted to challenge that, if I like the name then, what’s wrong with giving it to any gender?)

ZOOMS TO EMAIL ECSTATICALLY

fairy-wren:

american kestrel
(photo by er post)

fairy-wren:

american kestrel

(photo by er post)

Tagged with: #birds  #falcons  #kestrel  
fairy-wren:

american kestrel
(photo by rob palmer)

fairy-wren:

american kestrel

(photo by rob palmer)

Tagged with: #photography  #birds  #falcons  #kestrel  

ponderbread:

http://www.rockethub.com/projects/5619-the-stress-response-in-baby-kestrels

My RocketHub research fundraiser is winding down and ends on May 5th, so I’m unveiling a TUMBLR SPECIAL for all of you who showed interest in my project but are on a tight budget (which, as a master’s student, I totally understand…) 

For those of you who didn’t run across my last post, I am researching the effects of stress on the development of birds (specifically American kestrels) and need money for my analysis kits.  And since RocketHub is a crowd-sourcing site, you receive unique gifts in exchange for donations. 

So what is the TUMBLR SPECIAL and why do I keep typing it in all caps?  Well, the TUMBLR SPECIAL is a limited offer (limited because my fundraiser ends in 17 days) where donating just $10 lets you ADOPT A BABY KESTREL!  Like the ones in the pictures up above! 

Adopting a baby kestrel means that in a few weeks, when the kestrels hatch and grow up, I will send you pictures, video, and stats on your baby bird, as well as its band number so you can check on its progress in the future.  And you get to name it!  Awesome!

So if you are interested in birds, science, conservation, or cute baby animals, check out my project here:

http://www.rockethub.com/projects/5619-the-stress-response-in-baby-kestrels

i got one of these the other night, thinking about getting another soon c: it’s only ten dollars and it’s FOR SCIENCE!!

Tagged with: #signal boost  #birds  #kestrel  #for science!!  
fairy-wren:

common kestrel
(photo by snapdecision!)

fairy-wren:

common kestrel

(photo by snapdecision!)

Tagged with: #photography  #birds  #kestrel  
fairy-wren:

american kestrels having a fight
photo by ken phenicie

fairy-wren:

american kestrels having a fight

photo by ken phenicie

Tagged with: #photography  #birds  #falcons  #kestrel