American Kestrel

It was incredibly windy today and this little falcon was facing into the wind and hovering in place for long periods of time before eventually diving down to the prairie floor to grab a snack. Kestrels are known for their ability to hover, but it was really incredible to watch it do so in such windy conditions!

An American Kestrel hovering on a windy day

An American Kestrel hovering on a windy day

An American Kestrel dives while hunting for a snack

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Sean

Sean lives and works in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and is surrounded by majestic views of the Rocky Mountains and constantly changing prairie landscapes.While focusing on the beauty of the prairies, including the sweeping horizons, the vegetation, and the birds and animals, the Eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains are also a favorite place to wander and photograph.