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American Kestrel (Female)

Falco sparverius

Notes:

This little lady lives in a man-made box against the ICU at the Birds of Prey Foundation (www.birds-of-prey.org), and with all the action around by people, she was hesitant to bring her prey to her chicks. She would fly close and then swoop away and land on the electric pole, scolding us all the way! If we quietly sat and watched, she would hop inside the box and deliver her meal!

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6 Comments

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Thanks, Mona!

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Beautiful pictures

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Ya...we actuallly toss her a mouse every once in a while to make up for all the distractions!! Thanks! ;-)

ConorSheaWing
ConorSheaWing 7 years ago

I had that similar problem with Chickadees in a box, but they eventually deliver the food. Nice spotting!

ChristyHolland
ChristyHolland 7 years ago

Thanks, Emily! I love getting the backs of them in flight...doesn't happen very often!! ;-)

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 7 years ago

Great shots with prey in her talons! The last picture is brilliant!

ChristyHolland
Spotted by
ChristyHolland

Broomfield, Colorado, USA

Spotted on Jun 8, 2013
Submitted on Jun 18, 2013

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