I haven’t talked about kestrels in two years! You guys have missed out. I’ve seen a lot of kestrels this summer; they’re frequently in the highest trees.
Usually if I see a kestrel eating, its eating a mouse. But this time I saw one eating what I think is a grasshopper. I think it’s the spiracles on the right in this picture (the wriggly worm part).
He kept having to change his position because other birds kept mobbing him. The robins and orioles disliked his presence very much.
This link has amazing pictures of baby kestrels eating snakes and lizards that are far too large for them.