Finally after almost a week of clouds and rain, this morning brought the sun! Coincidently, this happened on a Sunday, which in Harlem is also "the Lord's Day." I knew that after such a prolonged spell of bad weather, the kestrels would be out early doing what kestrels do...hunting sparrows! This female soon crested over a row of brick-fronts, bobbing her tail.
She soon sized up a harried group in a tree just outside my window and immediately set after them!
She snagged one, right before my eyes...
and administers the killing blow,
As the faithful go about their prayers!