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Offline RCF

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Re: ID Help: American Kestrel
« Reply #15 on: August 21, 2010, 13:46 »
Thanks for confirming the Kestrels identification, Tracy. They are very pretty birds.  :) :)
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Re: ID Help: American Kestrel
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2010, 22:14 »
The Kestrels sure are beautiful birds.  I get the Northern flickers in the park behind my house here in Charleswood.  About five years ago the park was just full of them but springtime now hosts only a very few. The Robins even have declined in numbers.  Crows and Bluejays are the problem I believe.  Wish I could just go out snooping like Dennis does......love looking and observing all birds.  Thanks RCF

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Re: ID Help: American Kestrel
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2010, 20:35 »
Thank you Tracy for renaming this topic.  :)
I think this is a juvenile Kestrel


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Re: ID Help: American Kestrel
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2010, 21:19 »
What a beauty, rcf! :D

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Re: ID Help: American Kestrel
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2010, 17:57 »
Thank you Tracy for renaming this topic.  :)
I think this is a juvenile Kestrel

You are welcome ...
Can't say if its a juvenile or not, definitely a male however ..

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Re: ID Help: American Kestrel
« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2010, 10:31 »
Should be a great day for sightings! Sun and breeze after all that rain.
What's the advantage of the malar markings on the peregrines and kestrels?? 
Seems they might scare others away  - but if they were grabbing "you" it would be a little too late...

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Re: ID Help: American Kestrel
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2010, 23:29 »
There are quite a few Kestrels here in Regina.  I see them all the time!  You can actually spot them easily from their calls as well as the way they fly.  I am very lucky to see so many of them!  It's WONDERFUL!   ;D