American Kestrel, female

April 17, 2013 in American Kestrel

While checking on the Kestrel nesting area on Merrimack st. in Lawrence from 2012, just happened to notice a female perched on a wooden utility pole at a National Grid power substation.  Not sure if this is one of the females observed in one of the other nearby locations.  Of great interest is the possible leg band on the right leg.  A quick check in with Matt Kamm at Mass Audubon indicated that the bands have been placed on Kestrels and he encouraged closer observation if at all possible!