|Common Name:||Kestrel, American|
|Scientific Name:||Falco sparverius |
|Area:||El Chorro Regional Park - San Luis Obispo, California|
|Date:||February 14, 2012|
Notice the bright coloring in the male above, compared to the female below. The third photo is a juvenile male. In the past the American Kestrel was commonly called a Sparrow Hawk, in fact it is not a hawk, but grouped as a falcon.
El Chorro Regional Park - San Luis Obispo, California
Fairview Wetlands - Salem, Oregon - - - June 29, 2014
|Reference:||Kaufman Field Guide to Birds of America by Kaufman / National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of Western North America by Dunn & Alderfer||