Monday, June 15, 2009

Kestrel Humor....

When you have 1000 Kestrel pictures that all
seem to look alike you have to get!
Let's have some Kestrel Humor....

Hi! I'm the first female Kestrel out on the ledge.
See what big eyes I have? I can see everything from
up here. What? you say I look cross-eyed. That wasn't

Can you lick your feet? I can... click to see a close up

I like to pick my toes with my beak too.

My backside is just as pretty as my front...

don't ya think?
Let's get serious for just a moment

Listen up!

Shhhh I have a secret to tell you

Look over here to my left.... see that little head?

I'm excited and happy to tell you that's my
little sister...

Let's see if we can get her to come out here on the
ledge with me.

Look Sis I can flap and jump... it's safe out here. You say you
don't like the sun.. well soon it will be gone and then you
have to come out.

Careful... watch your step

Dah! not that way. Turn around. That lady down there
won't hurt us.. She likes to point that thing up here
for some reason.

There you go... hold on tight and dig those little
feet in. I'll just sit quiet until you get your center
of gravity ....

Take it easy....sis, calm down.

Don't ya think we look like twins?

What! no! you can't jump...

Look at me! I'm telling you one last time. ..don't jump!

I can't watch this I'm going back in the nest

Hey! this is really cool... I can stretch my wings

Clean up a little for mom when she brings us lunch

Just because I turned around doesn't mean I
can't see you

This is way too much fun!

What's up there in the sky? Is that you dad?

What do you think this pose means?
You will find out in the very next Kestrel post.
Coming to my Blog very soon.

To God be The Glory ~~ Great Things He Hath Done


Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Well done.The birds are so cute and they seem to be doing very well.

Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

Your narative is so fun and adds to their story!

Beth said...

What cute pictures of some adorable birds. Thanks for the fun captions. It really brought them to life for me.


JKoenig said...

You have the beginning of a good children's book. Your pictures are so great, and I can truly appreciate the amount of time it must have taken you go through 1000 pictures to tell your story. I am anxious to see what happens next....Janice

Bird Girl said...

They are so cute and animated...and I wouldn't be a bit surprised if they were really thinking what you were saying...funny! Really sweet pictures!

jalynn01 said...

Thank you Thank you Thank you!! I had so much fun with those captions and pictures. Lots more to come too!!

Richard said...

Obviously someone with a lot of pictures and to much time on her hands. Great post and pictures.

Tina said...

Very very nice. I loved reading this post!! I clicked on so many of them, boy you caught some great action pixs and some of those balancing acts..absolutely delightful!! Where do you come up with some of your comments..
too funny!

Susan Gets Native said...

Okay. Now I'm all squishy.

Here's a link to a funny live prey testing episode at RAPTOR, involving young kestrels:
You can lead a raptor to food...

Shellmo said...

They are so beautiful and your narrative is so cute and funny! I loved when he was examining his feet!! LOL!

jalynn01 said...

Tina: I come up with the captions by looking at the Kestrels faces..they just seem to speak to me! haha

Susan: Thanks for the link. I checked it out and how cute. I think he was waiting for mom to catch that mouse and hand it to him!!

Marsha said...

I enjoyed this photo story SO MUCH! I think you should write a children's book with these wonderful photos - this story alone could be one. You could do on on shutterfly or snapfish and give it as gifts to your youngest grandchildren!

jalynn01 said...

Marsha: I wrote a book last year in Shutterfly and plan to follow up again this year. Thank you for your wonderful comments..

HANNIBAL said...

Very funny! I loved seeing the babies interact, and what a vantage point you have to capture it all! Thanks for sharing their story, and hopefully the next photos to come are some feedings!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning set of photographs. I wish we had them here but right now I wouldn't have a place for one to nest let alone a whole family.

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