This is a beautiful little falcon. We’ve seen them a few times out near our apartment and at some of the other lakes in the area. This bird is one of our favorites. We like the stripes across its face and the bright colors.
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American Kestrel on top of a small tree out at the lake.
Another shot of the same American Kestrel at the lake, this time from another angle
From this angle you can see the Kestrel from the back. Since the feathers are all orange this bird is a female. The male has blue and orange feathers…
American Kestrel sitting on a wire for the metro rail line. This picture was taken moments before a train came by. At first sound of the train these birds are off soaring out into the horizon…