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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Common Kestrel scanning for prey, Island of Texel (NL)

The photo is showing a Common Kestrel scanning the environment (dunes en some meadows) for prey. Whilst doing so the Kestrel is in a habit to 'stand still' in the air - it's called 'preying - cleverly flapping its wings..

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Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: No city was close, Netherlands
Copyright: © Frederik Kamst