Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Reason to look up #645: Kestrels

Look up at the corners of buildings and you might spot a kestrel.  Here is a male and female on the Lower East Side.

 Kestrels

I keep hearing that kestrel populations are on the decline.  Here in the city, kestrels like to nest in the cornices of tenements, which are rapidly being replaced by new featureless glass buildings. 

Female kestrel

Female:

Female kestrel

Male:

Male kestrel

This male kestrel stuffed himself into this tiny hole and just chilled out for a while, watching activity on the street below.

Male kestrel

Male kestrel

Male kestrel

Male kestrel

They're beautiful little falcons, and are such a sweet surprise to observe in the city. 

Male kestrel 

Previously.