brooklynbridgebirds:American KestrelBrooklyn Bridge ParkPier 6…

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

brooklynbridgebirds:

American Kestrel
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Pier 6 Water Lab

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fatchance: Kestrel news: I returned from my Great Lakes trip…

Sunday, August 4th, 2019

fatchance:

Kestrel news: I returned from my Great Lakes trip just in time to see the baby kestrel fledge. I spotted Junior hiding in the Mexican bird of paradise bush in the back yard while his parents kept watch overhead. 

Hopping and half-flying is demanding work for a young raptor. I caught him dozing after all his exertions in the bottom photo. 

You can see more of my kestrel photos here

Etymology note: Scientifically speaking, American kestrels are named Falco sparverius. Falco because they are superlative raptors, and sparverius because of their dietary affinity for small birds, like sparrows, though I think the bird carcass in the top photo is more likely the remains of a dove. 

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that-crazy-scorpio-man: Found a kestrel on Horseshoe Lake…

Friday, May 17th, 2019

that-crazy-scorpio-man:

Found a kestrel on Horseshoe Lake Road.  God, they’re hard to get to hold still.  In anyway, I got to see the smallest falcon in North America.

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pterygota: some of the last pictures ill ever get of this…

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

pterygota:

some of the last pictures ill ever get of this kestrel in the tree outside my house, because the tree got cut down. i still see the kestrel time to time but its farther away now

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drdadbooks: Welcome Back I found my favorite falcon right where…

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

drdadbooks:

Welcome Back
I found my favorite falcon right where I left her last year. She was a bit tentative but eventually welcomed me back for a visit. We are not the only creatures of habit. We tend to think of birds as constantly moving. For migratory species this is probably true. Non-migratory birds, however, frequently establish a home territory and defend it vigorously. This American Kestrel took to the air to chase away a loggerhead shrike. Despite completely different appearances, the two birds have similar diets and are in direct competition. #AmericanKestrel

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drdadbooks: Welcome Back I found my favorite falcon right where…

Friday, April 19th, 2019

drdadbooks:

Welcome Back
I found my favorite falcon right where I left her last year. She was a bit tentative but eventually welcomed me back for a visit. We are not the only creatures of habit. We tend to think of birds as constantly moving. For migratory species this is probably true. Non-migratory birds, however, frequently establish a home territory and defend it vigorously. This American Kestrel took to the air to chase away a loggerhead shrike. Despite completely different appearances, the two birds have similar diets and are in direct competition. #AmericanKestrel

www.DrDADBooks.com
Connecting Kids with Nature & Wildlife!
https://www.instagram.com/p/BsDeeRRhLuy/?utm_source=ig_tumblr_share&igshid=qzom6piwhajx

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photobirder:American Kestrel. First time I have seen him in my…

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

photobirder:

American Kestrel. First time I have seen him in my yard. He is so pretty!

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glowworm6: American Kestrel take off sequence.  Bow-Edison WA…

Sunday, March 11th, 2018

glowworm6:

American Kestrel take off sequence.  Bow-Edison WA 02-10-2018

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photobirder:American Kestrel looking for dinner in the golden…

Monday, March 5th, 2018

photobirder:

American Kestrel looking for dinner in the golden hour. Unfortunately for him, there was also a sharp shinned hawk…I hope they both didn’t get dinner from my feeders!

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photosofsouthwestmt: Ruffled A young American kestrel that I…

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

photosofsouthwestmt:

Ruffled

A young American kestrel that I was able to get my last
visit to the Selway Meadows Cow Camp this fall.

Nikon D7100, Manual Mode, Tamron 150-600mm VC, F/6.3, ISO-200,
ET 1/250, Focal Length 600mm, Handheld Vibration Control on

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