Monday Morning Wake-Up Call: It IS that time…

American Kestrel,bird,photography


The American Kestrel also known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon. It is the most common falcon in North America, and is found in a wide variety of habitats. At 19–21 cm (7–8 in) long, it is also the smallest falcon in North America.  The falcon hunts by hovering in the air with rapid wing beats or perching and scanning the ground for prey. Its diet typically consists of grasshoppers, lizards, mice, and other small birds. It nests in cavities in trees, cliffs, buildings, and other structures. The female lays three to seven eggs, which both sexes help to incubate. It is a common bird to be used in falconry, especially by beginners. (Source: Wiki)


Image Source: Thank you Dan @ Your Eyes Blaze Out

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  1. Oh, that is just too cute for this hour. Four a.m. here. Have a great day/week!!

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  2. you may laugh when you see my post this morning. as for falcons and falconry, it is quite fascinating to me, i remember your other post about this and have always been drawn to this in in historical novels.

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  3. how beautiful… Thank you, Good Morning and Have a nice Monday 🙂 Love, nia

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  4. If it weren’t for the fact that he likes to hunt live little animals, I’d say he’s kinda cute (and he looks like he has headphones on, doesn’t he?). Happy Monday.

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  5. Cute!

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  6. I noticed his head phones, too! Wonder what music he wakes up to?

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  7. I saw one of these in my yard once – either that or a sharp-shinned hawk, which looks almost identical – and they are a beautiful bird. The little songbirds around my feeder didn’t agree though.

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  8. He is gorgeous.

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  9. What a pretty little bird… Love the fall colors 🙂

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  10. What an absolutely beautiful bird! 🙂

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  11. Get up or…. beautiful call.

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