Thursday, April 16, 2009

American Kestrel

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American Kestrel
This painting is 7 x 5", oil on board, unframed


The American Kestrel is a beautiful, small bird of prey that has an amazing ability to hover and in fact the Eurasian Kestrel is sometimes called a Windhover. American Kestrels were formerly called Sparrow Hawks, a reference to their smaller size and sometimes their prey, although American Kestrels in the countryside eat far more rodents and insects than sparrows. Because the fledglings stay with their parents for a time, if you are observant, you just might see a whole family together in late summer.

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