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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 8 years ago

Thank you EnvUnlimited! I love this guy!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thank you Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 8 years ago

Beautiful!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Cammie, thank you!

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EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thank you again Janelle!

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 8 years ago

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

Cammie C. Jeffries
Cammie C. Jeffries 8 years ago

Your shots are fantastic!!!

JanelleL.Streed
JanelleL.Streed 8 years ago

Beautiful capture, Emily!!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 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 8 years ago

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

He's precious!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thank you Perils, he was a cutie indeed!

Hema
Hema 8 years ago

too cute, Emily!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thank you KarenL!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Wonderful atmospheric shot Emily!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Oh my pleasure Lyndsey! :)

LyndseyD
LyndseyD 8 years ago

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

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 years ago

Thank you nexttogone!

nexttogone
nexttogone 8 years ago

These birds are so cool looking. Great shot again.

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 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 8 years ago

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

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 8 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 8 years ago

Very nice capture <3

KarenSaxton
KarenSaxton 8 years ago

great capture

Bird Nerd
Bird Nerd 8 years ago

Soooooo beautiful! The snowy background makes it even better!

EmilyMarino
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EmilyMarino

Colorado, USA

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

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