Kestrel catches supper

Earlier this week we took a short walk at Rollins Savanna. It was cold, but the sun was shining (at least when we started our walk) and it was nice to get some fresh air. We saw something pretty neat. I don’t have great photos of what we saw, but I wanted to share it anyway. 🙂

Walking on the Education Trail Loop on the south side of the preserve, we noticed a falcon fly across our view. It landed in a tree far ahead of us on the trail. We approached slowly and stopped to look through our binoculars. An American Kestrel!

Suddenly the bird dropped to the ground, out of view behind snow-covered reeds. I didn’t realize it until I looked at my photos later, but I captured the bird on its dive down to the ground. It’s in the lower right corner of the shot.

And then, not a minute later, the bird rose up, with a mouse in its talons. Wow!

It landed in a far away tree and ate its supper. We stood far away, but we could see pretty well through our bins. It was so neat to see!

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