She wanted to watch me, and still look out over a field.
She couldn’t do both so left in a hurry.
Such a beauty !
Note; I need a correction here. This is actually a Merlin, not a Kestrel. The Merlin is a little bit larger and less colorful, but almost identical in other ways. Merlin are not seen around here as much as Kestrels. Another photographer saw the shot and made the new ID. 😃😃
ACE Basin, South Carolina.