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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American kestrel with wild roses by Kirsten Holliday @ Wonderland Tattoo - Portland, OR

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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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american kestrel pictures | An American Kestrel enjoying the view about 8 miles west of Guymon ...

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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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American kestrel--we visited a nesting site, and we were able to watch the fledglings learn how to fly this summer!

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A male American Kestrel (Falco sparverius). Did you know that American Kestrels are one of the few raptors that display sexual dimorphism in their plumage? That means you can tell the gender of an American Kestrel just by looking at its feathers!

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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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