Date: 1/11/19 3:20 am
From: Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
Subject: Re: kestrel comments
The many birds I've seen have included both sexes, no preponderance of


On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 10:27 PM Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>

> 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
> (304)825-6787

Terry Bronson
Marietta, OH
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