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    American Coot

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    Common Gallinule

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    Cooper's Hawk

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    Eastern Kingbird

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    Eastern Phoebe

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    Eastern Wood Pewee

    Eurasian Blackbird*

    Eurasian Collared Dove

    Eurasian Coot*

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    Eurasian Magpie*

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    European Starling

    Fox Sparrow

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    Graylag Goose

    Great Black-backed Gull*

    Great Blue Heron

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    Great Egret

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    Hairy Woodpecker

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    Ring-Necked Duck

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    Rook*

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    Ruddy Turnstone*

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    Smooth-Billed Ani*

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    Syrian Woodpecker*

    Tricolored Heron*

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    Tundra Swan*

    Turkey Vulture

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    American Beaver

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    Ground Squirrel - See Eastern Chipmunk

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    Virginia Opossum

    White-Tailed Deer

    Woodchuck


Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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American KestrelFalco sparverius – also known as Crécerelle d’Amérique (French), Amerikaanse torenvalk (Dutch), Buntfalke (German), Gheppio americano (Italian), and Cernícalo Americano (Spanish).

I am waiting for a new lens and just do not have the desire to get out with the old one, but this guy was sitting on the power lines so I snapped a few shots from the car. Cold, overcast and snowy.

Photos taken with the Canon Digital Rebel XT / 350D and a Sigma 70-300mm Lens on December 19, 2009 in Davenport, Iowa.

Related posts:

  1. American Kestrel
  2. American Kestrel
  3. American Kestrel with Mouse
  4. American Kestrel Riding the Wind
  5. American Kestrel

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  • Posted by: Mike in: Birds,Iowa at 1:00 am

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    5 Responses to “American Kestrel with Rodent”
    1. 1
      Steve Creek Says:

      Great capture! That rodent is huge next to that small Kestrel. Amazing how they can fly with something that large.

    2. 2
      MObugs41 Says:

      Wonderful capture Moe. it shows documenting nature, is truly about being at the right place, at the right time, and to not have forgotten your camera at home. Kestrels (or as we call them Sparrow Hawks) have always been my favorite bird-of-prey. We had a female that hung around our yard a few years back, using our bird feeders as an all-you-can- eat buffet.

    3. 3
      Moe Says:

      Thanks! I actually did snag some flying shots, but they were not very good.

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/privatepigg/4229450675/in/photostream/

      Hopefully, when the new lens arrives, I’ll be able to catch some closer shots of the carnage!

    4. 4
      sandy Says:

      Well that ruined the dinner I was going to eat, ha!

    5. 5
      Best Self Tanning Loation Says:

      Best Self Tanning Loation…

      Only want to say your article is astounding. The points in your post is simply impressive and I can assume you are an expert in this field….

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