Caught this guy chasing a lizard
North part of Pullman.
Banding a box of kestrels in between fields B-11 and B-12 in the Mohonk preserve foothills. There are four females and two males. These are about 20 days old and will fledge in a week and a half or so. The runt is in picture 3. So fluffy!
seen only on that day
The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), sometimes colloquially known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats. At 19–21 cm (7–8 in) long, it is also the smallest falcon in North America. It exhibits sexual dimorphism in size and plumage, although both sexes have a rufous back with noticeable barring. Juveniles are similar...