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American Kestrel Eating an Insect

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 […]

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Bugs

As I mentioned in the previous post, we went back to Heber last weekend.  I saw a lot of birds and a lot of bugs. I brought you dinner     Everyone has bugs for you to eat!     In a variety of sizes.

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American Kestrel

There have been a lot of kestrels around this winter.  There was one birding trip where I counted six in the same trip. This guy was not pleased about being disturbed.  He was trying to blend in with his perch. They are so good at hunting.  I see the Northern Harriers flying around a lot, […]

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American Kestrel

American Kestrels are very common in Utah.  I was able to get some amazing shots of a male American Kestrel, but I’ve hidden it below the fold because WARNING: THE PICTURES ARE GRAPHIC.  So if you don’t want to see a kestrel eating a mouse, you can settle for this pretty picture of a female […]

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American Kestrel

American Kestrels are the smallest falcon in Northern California.  I usually hear them before I see them.  They make a very loud, “Kee Kee” noise.

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