Date: 10/4/17 12:57 pm From: Anne Olsen (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: American Kestrel
Afternoon walks are usually very slow as far as birds are concerned. But this afternoon on my walk I saw an American Kestrel. It was a nice surprise and is the earliest that I have seen one on our farm. There were also other raptors: Red-Tailed Hawk, Red-shouldered Hawk, and Turkey Vulture. Blayne has just mowed some of our pastures so mice, etc. are more visible. This may have attracted the raptors.
The checklist is below.
Olsen's Farm, Union, North Carolina, US Oct 4, 2017 3:40 PM - 4:25 PM Protocol: Traveling 0.75 mile(s) 12 species
Turkey Vulture 2 Red-shouldered Hawk 1 Red-tailed Hawk 1 Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 American Kestrel 1 First I have seen this season. Last year I saw a kestrel occasionally and in the winter. American Crow 1 Tufted Titmouse 2 Eastern Bluebird 5 Northern Mockingbird 6 Northern Cardinal 2 Eastern Meadowlark 2 American Goldfinch 1