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American kestrel main diet is large insects, but are also known to eat small mammals, small birds, and occasionally reptiles. In the second pic it is kiting, hovering in the air searching for prey.
Spotted at the Gulf State Park parking lot next to highway 182. American Kestrels typically like open areas that have adequate perches. In this case it was a parking lot and a highway sign.
Lat: 30.26, Long: -87.64
Spotted on Jan 25, 2019
Submitted on Jan 29, 2019
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