Readers’ wildlife photos

May 23, 2018 • 8:30 am

A short one today: two photos from Stephen Barnard of the American kestrels (Falco sparverius; I now know the name by heart) nesting in a box affixed to his garage, and a beautiful landscape from his digs. I believe this first one is the male Boris, as males have slate-gray wings and females chestnut wings:

The two of them with Natasha on the left. You can see the difference in wing coloration and head ornamentation:

And a lovely Idaho sunset (at least I think it is, as it appears to be a view toward the east):

13 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. It occurs to me that one reason kestrels are so appealing is they seem to retain a bit of neoteny. Beautiful baby-faced killers.

  2. The world is weird. The denizens of the Antipodes stand on their heads. In the North, the sun sets in the east. Will the truth ever dawn?

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