Walking a path lead me to a Kestral perched at the top of a sapling. I froze and lifted my lens. Of course it flew, but what I didn't expect was for it to rise up and flutter over some unlucky rodent. It was pretty cool to be so close and watch.
She never did snatch her prey, but the show lasted for at least a minute or so, before she selected a new area to hover over.
It was the coolest thing to happen to me so far this year!