Date: 1/11/19 6:30 am
From: James Phillips <jimandjudyphillips...>
Subject: Re: kestrel comments
Hey Folks,
Thanks for the comments on kestrels.
A third of our sites had both a male and a female. We didn't write down
male/female ratio with the rest but the general feeling is that the
majority were males.
Jim Phillips
Summers County
Pipestem, WV

On Fri, Jan 11, 2019 at 6:21 AM Terry Bronson <tbronsonbirds...>
wrote:

> The many birds I've seen have included both sexes, no preponderance of
> either.
>
> Terry
>
> On Thu, Jan 10, 2019 at 10:27 PM Ryan Tomazin <wvwarblers...>
> wrote:
>
> > 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
> > WVDNR
> > Regional Diversity Biologist
> > PO Box 99, 1110 Railroad St
> > Farmington WV 26571
> > (304)825-6787
> >
>
>
> --
> Terry Bronson
> Marietta, OH
>
 
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