The Kestrels of St. John

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 American Kestrel       photo by Andy Gordon

American Kestrel
(Family: Falco sparverious)

The Kestrel is a small, 9-12", hunting bird. They have a light brown back, a red tail and an unusual facial pattern. This species is often seen on high exposed branches or telephone poles which is where they hunt from. It lays two to four speckled eggs either in a cavity of a tree or on a cliff ledge. This one spent some time on my deck.

Egrets     Bananaquits     Fly Catcher
Herons   Kestrel   Mixed


                                             photo by Rick Falkenberg

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