Date: 6/30/18 1:45 pm
From: Harry Fuller <atowhee...>
Subject: [obol] Re: Kestrel Woodpecker?
doesn't the taxonomy and DNA data indicate they are closely related to
woodpeckers?

On Sat, Jun 30, 2018 at 1:41 PM, michael krall <michaelkrall670...>
wrote:

> 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 https://andyfrank.blogspot.com/
>>
>> Andy Frank
>>
> --
> Michael Krall
>



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