Kestrels abound!!! "How many?" you ask? Thou shalt count to four, no more, no less. Four shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be four. Five shalt thou not count, nor either count thou three, excepting that thou then proceed to four. Five is right out.
Again, I apologize for the shoddy photos, but they were taken from my from my bedroom, with a digital kodak peering through one side of a set of binoculars. It's the best I can do. It's a long way from our front bedroom to the roof of the Church across the street.
For more background, check out the prior post here: http://www.rehabordie.com/search/label/Falcon
BTW, we can add both house finches and gold finches to the list of birds seen in our NKy yard spotting zone. Tip: feed your birds lots of sunflower seeds and thistle seed. Brings the wild ones in. You'll bring in blue jays and cardinals with peanuts.
Addendum by DH on 6-23-09: The young kestrels (sparrow hawks) have moved around to the back of our house to, interestingly enough, watch the bird feeder. On Fathers Day, we got to watch one take a shot at a sparrow, only 20 feet from our revelers. Yesterday, one showed up on the branch outside my window with a bird that (s)he had caught.
This is too cool.
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