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/

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.

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

One of my favorite birds, isn't he gorgeous?  The smallest of the birds of prey, the American Kestrel

One of my favorite birds, isn't he gorgeous? The smallest of the birds of prey, the American Kestrel

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?

Angus, an American Kestrel at Blue Mountain Wildlife rescue | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Angus, an American Kestrel at Blue Mountain Wildlife rescue | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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