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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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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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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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A Merlin (Falco columbarius) Another very small Falcon common in mountainous areas in Europe.

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closeup of an adult male peregrine falcon, photo by John Hyde. The peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus), 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.

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