Western Bluebird

Bird on a Wire by Walter Kitundu

A departing adult Redtail near Holister, CA.

Focusing on this guy made me miss the high point of an epic Redtail vs. Golden Eagle encounter... but... hey, it's a Western Bluebird. He was doing an imitation of MC Hammer's typewriter dance down the wire... worth it.

A lady Kestrel flares off the line.

Occasionally you'll see a Redtail on a wire but they tend to prefer a sturdier perch where they can hone their skills at impersonating insulators.