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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.

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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).

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He kept having to change his position because other birds kept mobbing him.  The robins and orioles disliked his presence very much.

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This link has amazing pictures of baby kestrels eating snakes and lizards that are far too large for them.

2 Responses to “American Kestrel Eating an Insect”

  1. Tiffany says:

    Super nice photos! He sure blends in with the tree.
    What an incredibly meaty grasshopper he had. I love kestrels and I do get to see them here, where they munch on lizards.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    That reminds me of the awesome pic of the baby kestrel eating the snakes and lizards. I need to include that in this post.