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Kestrel Family Came to Visit

19 Nov
Kestrel Fledgling

Kestrel Fledgling
© 2013 afroditi katsikis

Last summer, a family of kestrels took up temporary residence in my back yard. They were here for about two weeks. I wondered what was making that sound as it didn’t sound like the chattering starlings which are usually here so I went to look and discovered the starlings and finches were gone. The chirping was coming from the mulberry tree. When I looked for them, I found birds that I had never seen roosting here. I wasn’t sure what they were so I took some photos and looked them up. I was pleasantly surprised to discover: kestrels! Continue reading

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