Tuesday, August 6, 2013

f.o.r.d.










kestrel

20 comments:

Cait Throop said...

Oh no! Such a beautiful bird. Hit by a car? So sad, Velma!

Velma Bolyard said...

yes, in just a moment, between two ends of my walk, it was killed. it was warm and eyes were still glossy.

Ms. said...

(((Oh!)))

jude said...

oh

Alice said...

Very sad, but I'm so glad you posted these beautiful photos. I'm going to save them as a resource for drawing. You've given this bird another life, in a way. Thanks for taking the time.

Velma Bolyard said...

ms, jude, alice, yes. there's no such thing as free lunch. and everybody eats somebody. i just moved it off the road and helped the lunchers.

Els said...

Sad, but yes, someone elses lunch
(he, or she, had his/her lunches too)
What a beautiful way to study this bird close up ... loooove the feathers !

ronnie said...

oh what a gorgeous bird - and so much like the kestrels over this side of the pond. there's been so much wildlife hit by cars this season (no kestrels that I've seen - but countless wombats and wallabies) .... it reminded me of something I read from aldo leopold - about how important it was not to put roads through the middle of a wilderness (he was talking about alaska.... but I immediately thought of home.... just like now with your pics...)

Velma Bolyard said...

els, yes, one tail feather stayed with me.
ronnie, i know. i hate the whole roadkill "thing".

ArtPropelled said...

Ohhhh it always saddens me to find a dead bird, especially a raptor. On the other hand it is exciting to be able to study it up close.

Velma Bolyard said...

robyn, it seems you could learn a universe from this small one.

Valerianna said...

Oh, sad... Kesterel?

Valerianna said...

er....um, can't spell.. kestrel.

Velma Bolyard said...

yes, valerie

Jennifer said...

Such a gorgeous creature. Thanks for sharing.

Velma Bolyard said...

jennifer-you're welcome

Barry said...

V- always a sad find. B

Velma Bolyard said...

indeed, barry, and then a second!

Mo Crow said...

such a beautiful bird thank you for sharing Velma

Velma Bolyard said...

you're welcome, mo

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