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American Kestrel

Falco sparverius

Description:

The American Kestrel, also know as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats. It is the smallest raptor in North America and is sexually dimorphic. This is a male!

Habitat:

High mountain meadow in the foothills.

Notes:

This little guy was still trying to hunt during this late summer storm.

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27 Comments (1–25)

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 9 years ago

Thank you EnvUnlimited! I love this guy!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Thank you Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Beautiful!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Cammie, thank you!

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EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Thank you again Janelle!

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 10 years ago

All of your shots are so amazing!!! Do you have a Facebook feed to follow?

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 10 years ago

Your shots are fantastic!!!

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 10 years ago

Beautiful capture, Emily!!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Thanks Rhonda!

...and thanks again Yuko! This photo is one of my favorites! I was lucky to have captured the moment at all!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 10 years ago

What a beautiful bird!
I, too, love the snow falling on the background. Lovely. :)

He's precious!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Thank you Perils, he was a cutie indeed!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 10 years ago

too cute, Emily!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Thank you KarenL!

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

Wonderful atmospheric shot Emily!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Oh my pleasure Lyndsey! :)

LyndseyD
LyndseyD 10 years ago

Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful little bird with me and the members in CFF! :)

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Thank you nexttogone!

nexttogone
nexttogone 10 years ago

These birds are so cool looking. Great shot again.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 10 years ago

They are so beautiful! They often get overlooked due to their size! His color was so vibrant against the dark sky and background! Thanks again Adam! :)

AdamBrown
AdamBrown 10 years ago

great shot! i love the snow falling backdrop. The bird is also just really cool looking

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 10 years ago

Thank you Karen and Andi! I was lucky! I drove past him the other afternoon and after about 2 miles I decided to turn around and get a picture! I was lucky he was still there when I returned!

AndiBrowning
AndiBrowning 10 years ago

Very nice capture <3

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 10 years ago

great capture

Bird Nerd
Bird Nerd 10 years ago

Soooooo beautiful! The snowy background makes it even better!

EmilyMarino
Spotted by
EmilyMarino

Colorado, USA

Spotted on Aug 23, 2012
Submitted on Aug 24, 2012

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