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Top 10 Most Beautiful and Colorful Birds In The World American Kestrel – Top 10 Marvels

Top 10 Most Beautiful and Colorful Birds In The World American Kestrel – Top 10 Marvels

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/

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 or Sparrow hawk (Falco sparverius). Asmall falcon of the Americas. photo: Jim Frazee.

American Kestrel or Sparrow hawk (Falco sparverius). Asmall falcon of the Americas. photo: Jim Frazee.

American Kestrel: I've had a pair of them in my backyard all summer, fascinating to watch them hunt from a dead tree branch!

American Kestrel: I've had a pair of them in my backyard all summer, fascinating to watch them hunt from a dead tree branch!

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

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

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) male   Saw one of these in our yard this week. Amazingly beautiful falcon!

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) male Saw one of these in our yard this week. Amazingly beautiful falcon!