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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.


Usually if I see a kestrel eating, it’s 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.

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.