2 kestrels in palm tree
Resting on a power pole, after an unsuccessful dive on an unknown animal. Probably one of the lizards I was out looking for.
eBird import--perched on the power lines
eBird import--calling as I was out in the yard. Seemed aggravated at my presence. Pair often seen perched in cow pasture throughout the 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...