American Kestrel

An American Kestrel sat quietly surveying the field on a late November day out in the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver, CO.

We watched as the Kestrel quickly swooped down into the dried brown fall grass and pulled up small juicy meals which looked to be caterpillars easily held in their toe.

After a few successful hunts from this one fence post the Kestrel glanced back to see how we had liked the show and then flew off down the road to find another hunting spot.

16 thoughts on “American Kestrel

    1. HI Eliza, it was nice to be able to get this Kestrel with a meal. We were quite surprise they were finding caterpillars in the field. I can imaging having the eyesight required to pick them out form 100 ft away while sitting on a fence post.

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