Raptor Wednesday

Look who’s back in the ‘hood.
From the solar building to a London Plane bordering the park, this male American Kestrel surveyed his domain. Then he dove down into 6th Avenue, disappearing from my sight for a few moments. He came up to this old TV antenna across the street and through another London Plane.

House Sparrow on the menu.

1 Response to “Raptor Wednesday”

  1. 1 Chuck McAlexander April 20, 2022 at 12:41 pm

    House Sparrow is a major part of the kestrel diet from early spring to late summer when big bugs, like dragonflies, offer a bit of variety. There seems to be a coincidence betwween fledging of the sparrows and hathing of nthe kestrel eggs. Then, when lots of food for the young is needed, there is an abundant crop of young, stupid and available meat for the parents to deliver.

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