Tag Archives: birds

American Kestrel

Watching and waiting

high atop a leafless tree

looking for breakfast

Some facts about the American Kestrel:

  • They live in areas with low vegetation and few trees.
  • They hunt by day.
  • They are the most common falcon in North America.
  • They dine on insects, small rodents, small birds.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s photo, Haiku, and learning. Thanks for stopping by.

Identifying Birds

When you’re trying to learn about native animals ….

On a bluebird sky day, hiking on a serene trail, I saw this beautiful bird. Trying to identify birds is a challenge for me. Colors, bill size and shape, and geography are all useful in identification.

I returned home with clear photos thinking it was a Gray Jay. But the bill was too long. Fortunately, with an excellent search engine and websites that show similar looking species, I was able to learn about Clark’s Nutcrackers today.

They live in the mountains. ✅

Gray overall with black wings. ✅

Long daggerlike bill. ✅