There is something in a man that doesn't love a vole. Kestrels, on the other hand, eat them like jalepeño poppers.
I have seen quite a few successful predations involving these little members of the falcon family, but never one that was initiated from level ground. The vole emerged from some vegetation about 6 feet away from the seemingly resting bird. It was a little astonishing to see the kestrel take a few quick strides, leap into the air, and use one quick flap of its wings to extend the jump and land directly on target.
99 problems and vole ain't one of 'em.
Nikon 400mm f/2.8 @ f/4.8, 1/1000, ISO 220