Tanja was lucky last night. She and her husband were filming bats out in Arizona. At one moment she picked up her cheap camera and aimed it at the sky at just the right moment to catch this picture of a kestrel (Falco sparverius) catching a Mexican Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis) – due to size, under the fold:
Great picture. I have seen this happen several times up on campus, we have several thousand Mexican free-tails on campus (Arizona Western College/NAU Yuma) and some Kestrels that often catch them leaving their roosts, but have never thought I would be able to get a photo. Might have to try now.
Simply an awesome picture.