There was a nest in the Jeffrey Pines up the slope from our camp. I thought that it was an adult fishing but when I saw the picture at home, I saw that it could have been a juvenile.
could not get better photo resolution in the reduced light.
perched on telephone pole bolt/hardware. Saw at least 3 today
Three found near each other. Flying around, feeding, vocalizing. They seemed like they were playing with each other, flying around, doing acrobatics around, brushing each other off perches.
I think this is an immature male. I saw three American Kestral this morning. They breed at this location which is unusual for this area.
Last week. I watched two adult guarding 3 immatures engaging in flight practice. I think there are two breeding pair this year.
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...