Sunday, October 30, 2011

American Kestrel

The smallest, most colorful, most vivacious, and most common of American falcons, the Kestrel is many superlative things. I see them pretty often in Phoenix, but it's been difficult to get a close up picture since they prefer to perch in the palm trees and higher vantage points.
This falcon picked a particularly nasty lamp post for his perch, which unfortunately covered his lower half from the camera. It's still always a treat to see these tidy birds of prey.


  1. These are one of my favorite birds of prey. Nice shots!

  2. Thanks for stopping by Scott. Seeing kestrels is always a treat.