American Kestrel

A Shrike and a Kestrel

September 25, 2013 - I haven't seen an American Kestrel out this way since early this spring, when Dyeyo and I first visited the owls to see if they were building their burrows.... Read more

The Sun Finally Came out at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 30, 2011 - I ran into Herman at the parking lot, and as we stood chatting, an American Kestrel flew into a tree above us.... Bird Species List (33 total): American Coot, American Kestrel, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue Jay, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Boat-tailed Grackle, Common Gallinule, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern…... Read more

Cloudy Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 16, 2011 - The American Kestrel was posing high in the Treasure Tree again this morning.... American Kestrel The passerines (songbirds) are starting to return to the reserve.... Bird Species List (33 total): American Coot, American Kestrel, Anhinga, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher (heard), Black-Bellied Whistling Duck, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Blue-Winged Teal, Boat-tailed Grackle, Common…... Read more

Cuckoos Chasing Cuckoos at the Circle B Bar Reserve

October 14, 2011 - It was a gorgeous morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve.  The temperatures were cool, there was a little breeze, and the winter birds are coming back.  The Belted Kingfishers were posed on the power lines at the entrance to the reserve, and within a few minutes of parking, I'd…... Read more

Foggy but Interesting Morning at the Circle B Bar Reserve

March 27, 2011 - Palm Warbler It was around 9:30 and still the fog had not lifted.  That's pretty unusual.  Finally we started to get a few glimmers of sun rays coming through the mist, and we decided to head back towards Heron Hideout.  An American Kestrel hopped up onto a treetop as we…... Read more

American Kestrel

What’s Going On Up There?

December 17, 2010 - Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher I walked out onto the Heron Hideout trail, keeping my eyes peeled for the Killdeer that we have often seen in the dried-out marshes on either side of the path.  I didn't see the Killdeer, but a bird flying low over the marsh caught my eye. …... Read more

American Kestrel

Bird-watching at Oakland Nature Preserve

December 2, 2007 - Birds Seen Today - Painted Bunting, Palm Warbler, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, American Kestrel, Hermit Thrush, Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher, Red-Shouldered Hawk, Gray Catbird, Great Blue Heron, Osprey, Blue Jay, Cardinal, Red-Wing Blackbird American Kestrel Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher... Read more