A male American Kestrel seems to stare right into the camera. Taken this past week in Adams County, Colorado. You can view other pics I have taken of these little falcons here.
Don’t let their size fool you – These little falcons can be quite ferocious, like any raptor , as this mouse has just learned. Today I was lucky enough to come across this male Kestrel right after it had caught its lunch. It proceeded to devour it quite rapidly.
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A male American Kestrel scratches the side of its face while its mate looks on. With mating season here, I am seeing lot more raptors hanging out in pairs. Such was the case of these little falcons a couple of weeks ago.
A female and male American Kestrel gaze skyward, perhaps thinking about their future together? 😉 I’ve captured many pics of both female and male Kestrels but never two together until yesterday when I happened across this pair north of Denver, Colorado, USA.
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I went for a quick drive after work not too far from Denver International Airport. Initially I was discouraged but then came across this little guy hanging out. He was quite willing to let me snap away and gave me a number of decent images.
American Kestrels are the smallest falcons in North America but don’t let their size fool you – like most raptors they can be quite vicious when in pursuit of a meal.
This female American Kestrel was quite patient but also quite on alert as I snapped pictures of her northeast of Denver, Colorado yesterday. These little falcons are normally quite skittish so it was nice to be able to find one that let me get some closeups.
“Are you looking at my butt?” Well, I guess I was but only because this little guy wouldn’t give me a better view. 😉 Male American Kestrel in Adams County, Colorado yesterday.
I came across this female American Kestrel a couple of weeks ago in a Denver area suburb. She was hanging out on a light over a busy street keep watch on a nearby field and golf course.
Kestrel’s are North America’s smallest falcon averaging only 8″ long. Both the male and the female have the distinctive striping across their faces. The female though lacks the colorful blue-gray plumage on the wings that the male has. You can learn more about this cool little raptor here.