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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.

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:

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

Quiet Repose by John Williams ~ An American Kestrel**

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

Kestrel - great detail for this type of bird painted on a rock. I love that shade of blue.

American Kestrel by Mark Hughes. What an amazingly cute and beautiful little bird. Love these little falcons. One of my totems