American Kestrel, male

November 21, 2013 in American Kestrel

After watching the Bald Eagle show, departed by way of the playing fields next to The Essex County Sheriff’s Department Correctional Center.  Noticed a small bird atop one of the ventilator fans over the former landfill area.    Walked a bit closer to discover a male American Kestrel.  What a beauty!  It the moved to the top of the nearby baseball field backstop, and this move allowed for a nice action/landing photo.  A few more photos of the Kestrel posted here: