American Kestrels

///American Kestrels

The American Kestrel is the smallest and most colorful falcon species of North America.

American Kestrel with prey on a snowy winter day

2017-01-26T09:30:24+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Categories: American Kestrels, Birds, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The American Kestrel was perched on an arching wild rose branch with prey in his bill when I photographed him with snow covered ice and the Wasatch Mountains in the background

Pale-chested American Kestrel – Variability in the Underparts of Male American Kestrels

2017-01-20T07:41:04+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Categories: American Kestrels, Birds, Box Elder County, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The male American Kestrel caught my eye immediately because he has such a pale chest that the spots on his chest stood out like tiny black jewels set in a field of snow white.

An American Kestrel attacking a Red-tailed Hawk – How I Messed Up This Shot

2016-12-07T12:06:28+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Categories: American Kestrels, Birds, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Red-tailed Hawks, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It isn't every day that I have the opportunity to photograph an American Kestrel attacking a Red-tailed Hawk in the air, in fact this would have been my best opportunity.