American Kestrel - photo by David Hemmings

The colorful American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), North America's smallest species of falcon.

American Kestrals / Photo taken in Port Dover, Ontario

Falco sparverius - pustułka amerykańska American Kestrals / Photo taken in Port Dover, Ontario

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 (Falco sparverius) male   Saw one of these in our yard this week. Amazingly beautiful falcon!

A male American Kestrel (Falco sparverius). Did you know that American Kestrels are one of the few raptors that display sexual dimorphism in their plumage? That means you can tell the gender of an American Kestrel just by looking at its feathers!

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.

# The American Kestrel, 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, aka Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas.

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....the smallest and most common falcon in North America....measures 8.7 to 12.2 inches long with a 20–24 inch wingspan....often used as a beginner's bird in falconry

AMERICAN KESTREL....the smallest and most common falcon in North America....measures 8.7 to 12.2 inches long with a 20–24 inch wingspan....often used as a beginner's bird in falconry

Baby Hawk ~ American Kestrel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia... The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), sometimes colloquially known as the SparrowHawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas.✯

Baby Hawk ~ American Kestrel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius), sometimes colloquially known as the SparrowHawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas.

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) seen flying over our subdivision June 2015

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