This was taken in May 2008 with the Canon XT body and the 100-400 f5.6L lens. I was driving along the Ridgefield NWR auto tour route heading for the main parking lot on the 2-way road. As I rounded the corner into the lot, I spotted this Kestrel hovering about 60 feet up and only a short distance from the lot (i.e., it was almost right over me when I snapped it). I hit the gas and drove the short distance to as close as I dared get. I grabbed the camera and hopped out of the truck, cranking up the EC a stop for the sky as I brought the camera to position, and took as many bursts as the little XT could handle. 1/800, f6.3, 380mm, ISO400.