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American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

I may never get another chance to photograph a kestrel on a snow-capped saguaro! Pima Canyon, Pima Co. February Digiscoped with the Canon Powershot through a Swarovski ATS 65 HD with Zoom Eyepiece and Swarovski DCA Zoom.

Birds of Phoenix and Arizona: Female American Kestrel

Birds of Phoenix - Gallery 4

From the photographer: "The American Kestrel is the smallest bird of prey in North America. It is the only bird of prey where the male and female have distinct colors.

"simplicity" - American Kestrel - Formally known as the Sparrow Hawk. Which is kind of funny because they primarily prey on insects and small mammals. Oh yeah, they are also falcons, not hawks.  ©R.C. Clark: Dancing Snake Nature Photography All rights reserved #arizona, #nature, #photography, #dancingsnakenaturephotography, #birds, #raptors, #kestrel

"simplicity" - American Kestrel - Formally known as the Sparrow Hawk. Which is kind of funny because they primarily prey on insects and small mammals. Oh yeah, they are also falcons, not hawks. ©R.C. Clark: Dancing Snake Nature Photography All rights reserved #arizona, #nature, #photography, #dancingsnakenaturephotography, #birds, #raptors, #kestrel

Birds of Phoenix - Gallery 4: American Kestrel

Birds of Phoenix - Gallery 4

Birds of Phoenix - Gallery 4: American Kestrel

33 round tailed horned lizard skulls  Photo credit: Jon Roser

rhamphotheca: “ 33 round tailed horned lizard skulls found while cleaning out an America Kestrel nest box. “My wife and I have a place in the Chiricahua Mtns of SE Arizona. I have a Kestrel nest box.

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American Kestrel live year round in Arizona.  © Ned Harris, Arizona, December 2008, http://www.flickr.com/photos/ned_harris/3419834154/

Adult female American Kestrel~~seen in March, 2014 at Walnut Woods Metro Park in Groveport, OH. She was perched on a wire next to the Park Headquarters building on Lithopolis RD.

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"Kestrel on a wire" - American Kestrel - I like the way the tail feathers are fanned out for this pic. I am normally not a fan of birds photographed on electric cables, but for him, I will make an exception. ©R.C. Clark: Dancing Snake Nature Photography All rights reserved Madera Canyon area #arizona, #nature, #photography, #dancingsnakenaturephotography, #birds, #raptors, #falcons, #kestrel

"Kestrel on a wire" - American Kestrel - I like the way the tail feathers are fanned out for this pic. I am normally not a fan of birds photographed on electric cables, but for him, I will make an exception. ©R.C. Clark: Dancing Snake Nature Photography All rights reserved Madera Canyon area #arizona, #nature, #photography, #dancingsnakenaturephotography, #birds, #raptors, #falcons, #kestrel

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