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Birds of Prey - Raptor - Wild male Kestrel.

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The Peregrine Falcon, also known as the Peregrine, and historically as the Duck Hawk in North America, is a widespread bird of prey in the family Falconidae. A large, crow-sized falcon, it has a blue-grey back, barred white underparts, and a black head and "moustache".

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Daphnis Hübner (Oleander hawkmoth) The adults feed on nectar of a great variety of flowers. They have a preference for fragrant species like petunia, jasmine and honeysuckle. They are especially active in the twilight time, hovering over the flowers after sunset.

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

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Great meeting with a Eurasian Sparrowhawk. photo: Walter Soestbergen

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Male Sparrowhawk by Paul Scoullar #birds of prey

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The activity at my feeder has attracted this hawk. So far he has caught a few pigeons. What a thrill to see him up close.

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In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool. Lord Chesterfield

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Red-tailed hawk - I remember doing homework on the upstairs office computer when I looked out the window to see a full size male red tailed hawk gently resting on the large red maple directly in front of me.

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cooper’s hawk (Accipiter cooperii) is a medium-sized hawk  native to the North American  continent and found from Southern Canada  to Northern Mexico . As in many birds of prey , the male is smaller than the female.

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