Date: 6/30/18 1:42 pm
From: michael krall <michaelkrall670...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Kestrel Woodpecker?
A few years ago I saw this in Taos, New Mexico. There were three or
possibly four Kestrils exhibiting this behavior.

On Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 7:50 PM Andy Frank <andydfrank...> wrote:

> This morning near the Portland airport I saw what seems an unusual sight
> that I thought I'd share. There were 4 American Kestrels scattered over a
> moderately sized area, with 2 of them close to each other and interacting.
> These 2 repeatedly kept flying to and landing on the side of a power pole,
> just like a woodpecker would. One even seemed to peck at the pole once,
> but the other times they seemed to just land on the side of the pole, sit
> for a few moments, and then fly off. After a few minutes they seemed to
> tire of this game and returned to perching on the wire itself as usual.
> Photos are at
> Andy Frank
Michael Krall

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