American Kestrels


This past winter, I was fortunate to know an area in Everglades City where I could find American Kestrels, North America’s littlest falcon.

Here’s another series of this colorful, adorable falcon from my collection.


American Kestrels



42 thoughts on “American Kestrels

  1. I’d love to see one kestrel to photograph. All I got is a bad picture that I took years ago. Your shots are terrific. Good job, Donna. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, HJ! I’ve had very few chances over the years, so I had a lot of fun finding these in Florida so easily. They didn’t seem to mind me pulling up on them in my birding mobile! πŸ˜‰

  2. Just gorgeous, Donna! I miss Kestrels, I don’t see them very often anymore. I’m going to put in a request for Saturday’s bird count. πŸ™‚

    • Thank you, Takami! I’ll not forget the often encounters I had with them. I tried to figure out where they might be nesting, but couldn’t, they weren’t going to let me know that location! πŸ™‚

      • I so love the birds of prey…all sizes. There used to be a Native American shop in downtown Raleigh. I haven’t been there is years…don’t know if it is still there. The owner kept two interesting things in the shop…an old Indian motorcycle and what I think was a Golden Eagle. It definitely wasn’t a Bald. That bird breathtaking and enormous. Just being that close to it was a spiritual experience. πŸ˜„

          • Judging by the map, they are prevalent in Western part of the states. None in the Southeast. The map looks like there would be some in your Maryland area.

            I hope you catch some shots. The owner of the shop was from out west. I would have to guess that he had raised that eagle from a chick for it to be so comfortable with the comings and goings of people.

          • There are Golden Eagles in Maryland, there’s one on the Eastern Shore of Chesapeake Bay I followed on e-bird trying to see it. Every time I went to the location, I never got lucky. Hopefully out west one day! On the Indian’s GEagle, that’s pretty cool, they are massive, eh?

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