The little falcon gave me some nice looks when I went for a drive after work. Unfortunately when it came time to hunt, while it was successful, it chose to dine in privacy so I didn’t get any images of that.
American Kestrel’s are the continent’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.