About the only time that I find a Kestrel is when they are hanging out on power lines. That was the case with this one that I found while leaving San Bernard NWR. I don’t like having the power lines in my shots so I waited for this guy to take off. They are fast so I was pleased to keep it in focus.
Taken with Canon 7D and 100-400 lens out the car window
F5.6 @ 1/1000 sec, +1 exp compensation, spot metering, ISO 200