Category Archives: American Kestrels

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Exclusive Raptor Feathers T-shirt (Birds of Prey)

Top row: Red-tailed Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Bald Eagle, Coopers Hawk, Harris’s Hawk. Bottom row: Red-shouldered Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Immature Golden Eagle, Male Kestrel, Female Kestrel Available in many styles and sizes for kids and adults, and in many colors CLICK HERE TO CUSTOMIZE AND […]

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Burrowing Owls and more in Southern California

Burrowing Owls are adorable little raptors that actually live in the ground. They occupy burrows made by squirrels, foxes, skunks and other mammals. They are not found in the Northeast, so when I recently had reason to be in San Diego, I drove out to […]

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Double-Brooding American Kestrels in Providence

American Kestrels are colorful little falcons most commonly found in grasslands and meadows. At only 7-8 inches long, they are the smallest falcons in North America. Sadly, their numbers are in sharp decline nationally (88% decline in New England since 1966) which is why it […]

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American Kestrels Outside My Window

Lucky for me, pigeons and starlings roost on the building across the street from my loft – this attracts kestrels, the smallest of all falcons, to come look for a meal right outside my window. I’m honored that The Peregrine Fund selected my photo (above) […]

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Highway Hawks

If you see a raptor perched along the highway, chances are it’s a Red-tailed Hawk. You certainly may see other raptors, but in my experience the Red-tailed Hawk is by far the most common. Why do they like highways? Food. A hawk can spot a […]

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American Kestrels need your help

Launched in response to kestrel population declines, the American Kestrel Partnership is a network of citizen and professional scientists working to advance kestrel conservation. I was recently invited to exhibit my “urban kestrels” photography on their new website. Please click here to see my full […]

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Born To Be Wild – Kestrel Release in Providence

Today I photographed the successful release of an adult male kestrel that was rehabilitated by the Born To Be Wild Nature Center. The nonprofit — dedicated to helping injured and orphaned wildlife — is run by Vivian and John Maxson in Bradford, RI. Follow them […]

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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 […]

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the most adorable killer in providence

I finally got some decent American Kestrel pictures, and they were taken right downtown so they fit perfectly into my urban raptors series. © 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved. © 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved. © 2011 Peter Green. All rights reserved. © […]