Kestrels: perch to perch!

April 5, 2012 in Nearby Landbirds

The female Kestrel continues to be very active around the nest area. She has been moving around from perch to perch in search of food.  According to the Allaboutbirds website Kestrels normally hunt by day. You may see a kestrel scanning for prey from the same perch all day long—or changing perches every few minutes.”  This was true for the Kestrel this morning as it was very intense in scanning the low ground cover for insects and small mammals.  The bright sun provided a nice look at her boldly patterned head and beautiful rufous barred back feathers.

 A handful of additional photos are posted online for those with an interest:

Click “next” in upper right to advance frames……enjoy!!