Wow cool and yea for you.
They are beautiful up close.
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> On Mar 1, 2017, at 10:48 PM, H Blum <coolasakestrel1...> [ILbirds] <ILbirds-noreply...> wrote:
> While I was walking down the sidewalk alongside St. Joseph Hospital in my neighborhood about 3 PM ,I was startled by an animal on the ground,.this was not a squirrel or rabbit,.but I was totally shocked to see an American Kestrel about 5 feet in front of me. . OMG!!! The bird came from a couple small evergreen shrubs and took off with a huge prey item, which was the body of a Starling I believe. Unbelievable!!! This was a male Kestrel with a huge wingspan that did not look very small when it's right in front of your face!
> Howard Blum , Lakeview, Chicago