American Kestrals

The first time we noticed an American Kestral, Tom and I were on our run down the road and we saw a little Falcon hovering in mid air with out seeming to move at all. Several times since then we see them perched at the top of a tree or doing flips and diving down to hunt for prey.
This is a watercolor painting of 2 male Kestrals on paper.



  1. I watched one of these (Kestrals) swoop down to a bird feeder outside my bedroom window and rip apart an evening grosbeak – very violent! It turned over the poor bird and ripped into its chest & stomach with its claws & beak. Glad I only saw that one time! Your paintings are nice.

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