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American Kestrel snags its breakfast

It is a little tough to see as it is hanging off the opposite side of the branch, but this little falcon caught itself a meal nearly as big as it is! Yesterday I was wrapping up a walk along the South Platte River when I spotted this handsome guy just as he landed with his mouse. He only gave me a few captures then headed off to dine in private.

These birds are the smallest falcon in North America averaging about 8 inches long. Don’t let their size fool you though. They are as much of an effective predator and just as vicious as any raptor.

A male American Kestrel holds on tight to its breakfast. (© Tony’s Takes)

A male American Kestrel holds on tight to its breakfast. (© Tony’s Takes)

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