Last winter I photographed this lovely little female American Kestrel at Farmington Bay WMA after a snow fall as she perched on a “Waterfowl Resting Area” sign. During colder weather American Kestrels can be “sticky” meaning they don’t fly off as fast as they would in warmer weather and this one was definitely sticky. As I recall she didn’t fly off and stayed in the same position for several minutes so I left her alone so she could rest and conserve energy on a cold winter day.
Typically I prefer natural perches and settings but I liked the inclusion of this sign in this image. After all it is what it is, a perch for this raptor.
Life is good.
It is mostly cloudy here this morning and rain combined with cooler weather is on the way. Not wintry weather but cooler all the same.