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

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 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/

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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The American Kestrel, sometimes  known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas.

The American Kestrel, sometimes known as the Sparrow Hawk, is a small falcon, and the only kestrel found in the Americas.

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Angus, an American Kestrel at Blue Mountain Wildlife rescue | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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american kestrel pictures | An American Kestrel enjoying the view about 8 miles west of Guymon ...

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

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Housing for Kestrels - American Kestrels are faced with a lack of suitable nesting cavities. You can help them out by building this nest box, which is ideal for kestrels.

Housing for Kestrels - American Kestrels are faced with a lack of suitable nesting cavities. You can help them out by building this nest box, which is ideal for kestrels.

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American kestrel, a favorite summer bird in the Texas Hill Country and my namesake - or am I his?

American kestrel, a favorite summer bird in the Texas Hill Country and my namesake - or am I his?

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American Kestrel | Tennessee Watchable Wildlife | American Kestrel

American Kestrel | Tennessee Watchable Wildlife | American Kestrel

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American Kestrel or Sparrow hawk (Falco sparverius). Asmall falcon of the Americas. photo: Jim Frazee.

American Kestrel or Sparrow hawk (Falco sparverius). Asmall falcon of the Americas. photo: Jim Frazee.

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