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American Kestrel or Sparrow Hawk ~ A small falcon, and the only Kestrel found in the Americas. ~ Miks' Pics "Fowl Feathered Friends V" board @ http://www.pinterest.com/msmgish/fowl-feathered-friends-v/

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American Kestrel - San Diego backyard visitor often nesting in palm tree

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An American Kestrel ~ Bird of Prey. One of The Smallest Falcons in The World.

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American kestrel, a favorite summer bird in the Texas Hill Country and my namesake - or am I his?

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The American Kestrel, sometimes known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas.

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A kestrel can and does hover in the dead calm of summer days, when there is not the faintest breath of wind. He will, and does, hover in the still, soft atmosphere of early autumn, when the gossamer falls in showers, coming straight down as if it were raining silk. Richard Jefferies Read more at: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/silk.html

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One of my favorite birds, isn't he gorgeous? The smallest of the birds of prey, the American Kestrel

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American Kestrel . . . a beautiful bird.

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You can tell this American Kestel is female by the multiple stripes in its tail. Male kestrels have just one thick black stripe. Kestrel by Scott Linstead

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Quiet Repose by John Williams ~ An American Kestrel**

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