There is a bat house out in the open in the middle of a clearing that I pass on my way to my favorite spot at the lake. On this occasion I thought it looked strange out of the corner of my eye. Pulled over and parked and saw there was a bird on top of it. At first I was not sure what it was but when I enlarged the shot I took, it turned out to be an American Kestrel. Very far away and no way to sneak up on it.
Male American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)