Bob Leafe, who shared his amazing photos of Hammy, the Hackensack Red-tail, writes:
This is the first time I've ever seen an American Kestrel on my building. It was about 20 feet from where I shot this (hiding behind a barely-open roof door in my apartment and through the storm door glass).
It wasn't on the high point of the building or even the second-highest point and was facing the most obstructed view (my apartment, which is a separate unit that sits on the roof).
Whatever.............I'm certainly not complaining.
It didn't stay long, so I feel fortunate to get this shot.
On another note, I just launched a new photoblog - https://IAintJustMusic.bobleafe.com/ - that contains about 60 years of my photography and it includes lots of shots of Hammy, the red-tailed hawk, and Jukebox, the leaping Northern Mockingbird and a million other things.
(Thanks, Bob!) Check out Bob's blog -- very cool.)