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.

19 thoughts on “American Kestrel

    1. Thanks Rob, we were lucky to find a Kesteral that was occupied and let us get fairly close this day. I don’t know about where you live but around our area they seem fairly skittish and keep a fairly long distance to humans.

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