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 >