Wednesday, January 6, 2010

American kestrel

If you spy a bird perched on the tallest branch, pole, spire, or similar, in Florida's winter, the chances are good that it's an American kestrel. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology reckons that this little bird is about the most colorful raptor on the planet. Its call, a quick high-pitched "kee kee kee," is unmistakable once you hear it. I took this photo yesterday close to my house.

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