American Kestrel - click to enlarge

American Kestrel

There are some power lines, near fields, that these small raptors love. Being the smallest bird of prey they prefer large insects and small birds. So… what better place than looking down at a plowed field.

American Kestrel - click to enlarge
American Kestrel – click to enlarge
American Kestrel - click to enlarge
American Kestrel – click to enlarge

This is a female, adult, about 9 inches tall.

American Kestrel - click to enlarge
American Kestrel – click to enlarge

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