Friday, February 4, 2011

American Kestrel

I forgot to include this cutie in my earlier posts about the birding event last weekend. This is an American Kestrel. This tiny falcon is often seen perched on powerlines. I spied one in my backyard earlier this winter, feasting on a smaller bird. The males, like the one above, have blue on their feathers and beak. These birds are excellent mousers.


  1. we have big ole birds on power poles here, but nothing as pretty as this one.

  2. He is a beauty, we have kestrels here in Yorkshire, but i would need a bigger lens to ever catch a wild one.


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