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flashy family of american kestrels

I spotted two american kestrels on a billboard last month – and when I went to check on them, two had become five. The babies are grown but still have tiny tufts of white fluff on their heads. It was especially cool to see dad catching a mouse and mom sharing her kill with a young male:

© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.
© 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved.

8 Comments

  1. Sonia Cavicchioli
    Posted 07.03.11 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    What GREAT photos!! Talk about being in the right place at the right time…!!! :)

  2. Graham
    Posted 07.03.11 at 6:16 am | Permalink

    This series of shots are my favorite yet! Amazing!

  3. Peter Green
    Posted 11.15.11 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    thank you both

  4. Posted 01.13.12 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    I love the American Kestrel and these are some of the best shots I’ve seen. Beautiful!

    • Peter Green
      Posted 01.14.12 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

      Thank You, Denise, I appreciate it sincerely

  5. Jackson
    Posted 06.11.12 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    These pictures are great!!!! How did you get them???? Is there a webcam of them????

    • Peter Green
      Posted 06.11.12 at 9:15 am | Permalink

      Thank You – I was lucky to pass by these kestrels while on my bike last summer. Here is a webcam of a kestrel next box in Boise, ID: http://kestrel.peregrinefund.org

  6. Pauline Morelli
    Posted 05.27.14 at 3:40 pm | Permalink

    These are great shots of birds that most people never see. Thanks so much for sharing. They’re such beautiful birds.

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