Pair Eurasian Kestrel - Click To Enlarge

Pair Of Eurasian Kestrels

The Eurasian Kestrel is common in Europe and Asia. However, they have also begun to be seen more often in Alaska and the Northeast US.

Male Eurasian Kestrel - Click To Enlarge
Male Eurasian Kestrel – Click To Enlarge

They are members of the Falcon family. Hunting does involve dives, but more shallow and slower than the speedy Peregrin Falcon.

Female Eurasian Kestrel - Click To Enlarge
Female Eurasian Kestrel – Click To Enlarge
Male Eurasian Kestrel - Click To Enlarge
Male Eurasian Kestrel – Click To Enlarge

They can be used for falconry. Typically larger birds, except for the Peregrin, are trained.

Pair Eurasian Kestrel - Click To Enlarge
Pair Eurasian Kestrel – Click To Enlarge

The day I photographed them they did not fly. There were too many larger raptors near by.

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    1. Thanks. The hard part for me was getting both birds in focus. One was closer and off to the right…. took a few shots to get it.

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