Female Kestrel - Click To Enlarge

Female Kestrel

This is a female Eurasian Kestrel, or Old World Kestrel. They have begun to move into the Northeast US and parts of Canada.

Female Kestrel - Click To Enlarge
Female Kestrel – Click To Enlarge

The male of this species is much more colorful than the female. One of my favorite birds. I have a photograph of a male hanging in my office.

Female Kestrel - Click To Enlarge
Female Kestrel – Click To Enlarge

Like other raptors they can be trained for falconry.

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