Date: 1/10/19 7:27 pm
From: Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
Subject: Re: kestrel comments
We had a male and female on adjoining electric wires right next to a nest box a mile south of Pymatuning Reservoir in PA on New Year's Day, which I thought was interesting.

Ryan Tomazin - Bridgeville, PA

From: Audubon birding discussion for WV <WV-BIRD...> on behalf of Olcott, Susan P <Susan.P.Olcott...>
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2019 10:03 PM
To: <WV-BIRD...>
Subject: kestrel comments

The number of kestrels so far this winter may have something to do with the lack of snow. Better visibility may provide better hunting opportunities and success, allowing individuals to winter further north, closer to breeding areas. This sort of behavior can be segregated by gender. Has anyone noted sexes of the kestrels seen? Males of other species often winter further north.

With snow coming ibn currently and this weekend, it will be interesting to see if the number of sightings is maintained or if individuals start drifting south.

Susan Olcott
Regional Diversity Biologist
PO Box 99, 1110 Railroad St
Farmington WV 26571
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