I love the colorful male kestrel but he is much harder to photograph. I have to spot him at a distance, then circle around so the sun will be at my back, then very slowly approach him while trying to look like I don't see him. Across a field with almost no trees or cover. The female is easier. On this day I had some success but still had to crop heavily to show off his handsomeness.
Adult Male American Kestrel (Falco sparverius )