Female American Kestrel Lifting Off After Consuming Her Prey in Northern Utah

2018-04-19T06:17:08+00:00 April 19th, 2018|Categories: American Kestrels, Birds, Box Elder County, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The bird that was the most cooperative yesterday morning was a female American Kestrel that I spotted eating her prey on a lichen encrusted rock that stuck around until after she had finished consuming the small rodent she had captured before I found her.

Male American Kestrel On A Sign Post With His Prey

2018-01-03T05:22:29+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: American Kestrels, Birds, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Utah|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I've found American Kestrels to be "stickier" in cold weather and it wasn't much above 20°F when I photographed him as he consumed the vole bit by bit.