The Shaheen Falcon is usually seen as a solitary bird, or in pairs on the cliffs and rock pinnacles. It is adapted to taking prey in the air and can achieve a speed of 240 kmh in level flight. I was taking photos of Kentish Plover on the river bed. Suddenly all the little birds fly away to see this raptor hovering over them. I was quite nervous to see this predator at just 20 m away. But I slowly moved towards him to capture this beauty. Avoiding me, he was busy to hunt little Plovers.
Sandipan Ghosh, India, Barddhaman