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Friday, December 8, 2023

Kestrel Friday

1st 2:  American Kestrel
Weather was great for our morning hike; we were lucky to beat the big winds, though, as a major cold front is blowing in over the next few days.  Forecast calls for lows in the low-to-mid 20s.

Best thing about today's outing was the American Kestrel that remained perched on top of a Soaptree Yucca stalk through nearly our entire trek.  I was able to get some fairly good photos of the beautiful falcon--America's smallest.


Devil's Claw

Willow and Frio

Mesquites, yuccas and the mountains

Soaptree yucca

Willow and Frio

Curve-billed Thrasher

Organ Mountains X

Last 3:  same American Kestrel as above



 

1 comment:

Dr. K said...

Beautiful photos of the American Kestrel. My favorite one is the last one on the post.

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