Thirst By Pixsy~ vogel ptak (post by jchip8 @pixdaus.com)
Skimming the Water’s Edge,
Feathers Ablaze and Claws Outstretched~
Each Gesture, a Prayer.
~Noelle Renee 2/22/11
I have identified this astonishing bird as a Kestrel Falcon. I find it so incredibly beautiful. Here is a link which confirms for me that this is what it is:
I found the photo on Pixdaus.com with the credits listed. The Haiku, of course, is mine. I am enamored of birds. This one seems almost a totem; its presence is so dynamic and powerful.