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Raptors : We spend many entertaining hours viewing raptors.  Their behaviors, flights, perches, always provide interesting opportunities for photography.  Enjoy.  Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.

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Hybrid Falcon : From Wikipedia: Adult falcons have thin tapered wings, which enable them to fly at high speed and to change direction rapidly. Fledgling falcons, in their first year of flying, have longer flight feathers which makes their configuration more like that of a general-purpose bird such as a broadwing. This is to make it easier for them to fly while learning the exceptional skills required to be effective hunters in their adult configuration. A falcon's wings are shaped like a scythe.

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North American Kestrel (male) : From Wikipedia: The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is the smallest falcon in North America - about the size of an American Robin. This bird was (and sometimes still is) colloquially known in North America as the "Sparrow Hawk". This name is misleading because it implied a connection with the Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus, which is unrelated - the latter is a accipiter hawk rather than a falcon; moreover, falcons and accipiters are only very distantly related among the diurnal raptors.
American Kestrels are widely distributed across the Americas. Their breeding range extends from central and western Alaska across northern Canada to Nova Scotia, and south throughout North America, into central Mexico, the Baja, and the Caribbean. They are local breeders in Central America and are widely distributed throughout South America.
Most of the birds breeding in Canada and the northern United States migrate south in the winter, although some males stay as year-round residents. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

North American Kestrel (male)

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North American Kestrel (female) : From Wikipedia: The American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is the smallest falcon in North America - about the size of an American Robin. This bird was (and sometimes still is) colloquially known in North America as the "Sparrow Hawk". This name is misleading because it implied a connection with the Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus, which is unrelated - the latter is a accipiter hawk rather than a falcon; moreover, falcons and accipiters are only very distantly related among the diurnal raptors.
American Kestrels are widely distributed across the Americas. Their breeding range extends from central and western Alaska across northern Canada to Nova Scotia, and south throughout North America, into central Mexico, the Baja, and the Caribbean. They are local breeders in Central America and are widely distributed throughout South America.
Most of the birds breeding in Canada and the northern United States migrate south in the winter, although some males stay as year-round residents. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

North American Kestrel (female)

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