Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)                                                   Beautiful

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) is a bird of prey species belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. It is also known as the European Kestrel, Eurasian Kestrel, or Old World Kestrel. It is widespread in Europe, Asia, and Africa.

One of my favorite birds, isn't he gorgeous?  The smallest of the birds of prey, the American Kestrel

The American kestrel (Falco sparverius), sometimes colloquially known 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.

American Kestrel - I'm a sucker for them. My favorite falcon. Little bird with a big attitude :)

American Kestrel a. Sparrow Hawk - small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas

American Kestrel | Tennessee Watchable Wildlife | American Kestrel

American Kestrel | Tennessee Watchable Wildlife | American Kestrel

Angus, an American Kestrel at Blue Mountain Wildlife rescue | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Angus, an American Kestrel at Blue Mountain Wildlife rescue, Photo by Scott Butner One of my all time favorite birds.

American Kestrel. (by ml_thorsteinson on flickr)

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), sometimes colloquially known as the Sparrow Hawk, juvenile. ~ is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas.

American Kestrel. Photo: Danny Hancock/Audubon Photography Awards.

American Kestrel. Photo: Danny Hancock/Audubon Photography Awards.

A kestrel can and does hover in the dead calm of summer days, when there is not the faintest breath of wind. He will, and does, hover in the still, soft atmosphere of early autumn, when the gossamer falls in showers, coming straight down as if it were raining silk. Richard Jefferies Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/silk.html

A kestrel can and does hover in the dead calm of summer days, when there is not…

American Kestrel or Sparrow hawk (Falco sparverius). Asmall falcon of the Americas. photo: Jim Frazee.

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), sometimes colloquially known 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.

American Kestrel

American Kestrel

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