The American Kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America, weighing 3-6 ounces. American Kestrels are one of only three raptor species in North America where males and females look very different from each other. Males have blue-hued wings and one black bar on their orange tail feathers; females have orange wings with black stripes and many black bars on their orange tail feathers.
Here is a female kestrel at Carolina Raptor Center.
She’s a beauty to behold.
She is beautiful. What is that on her legs?
Since the raptors are captive, the handlers bring the in the open with restraints.
Ah… I see. Thanks! Amazing birds. 🙂
It seems as if she is looking at you with curiosity. Some much to see and imagine in that one eye
Only if we knew, Arati!