Date: 4/17/17 6:12 pm From: steve cottrell <miami.07...> Subject: Am. Kestrel, Green Heron - Chester Co.
An American Kestrel defending territory around a newly erected nest box was seen dive-bombing a trespassing Red-tailed Hawk this afternoon in the open space adjacent to the headwaters of the Christina River. With both Red-tailed and Red-shouldered Hawks resident in the neighborhood, there is guaranteed to be lots of entertainment this spring and summer while the kestrels nest and rear young.
An FOS Green Heron appeared this afternoon in a nearby retention pond where a pair successfully fledged young last summer.