Tuesday, 16 April 2013

American Kestrel

American Kestrel, Falco sparverius 
Waterloo County
16 April 2013

    Today we saw no less than three male American Kestrels perched on wires. Two of the birds were spaced not too far apart, but no doubt within delineated territories, the boundaries of which are well known to each of them. One of them went to ground a couple of times and seemed to be catching something, possibly a large beetle or other similar morsel, for it returned to its perch without any visible prey. It is always a huge treat to see this colourful little falcon.

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