American Kestrel, Point Reyes National Seashore

Kestrel, Point Reyes National Seashore

A female kestrel perches on a fence post in Point Reyes National Seashore.

With a break in the wet weather, I headed out to Point Reyes yesterday afternoon.  It turned out to be a good day.   I saw and photographed several bobcats and coyotes.

I also photographed one of my favorite hawks, the American kestrel.  It’s the smallest member of the falcon family and the most colorful bird of prey that I know of.

Point Reyes has a good population of kestrels.  If you visit the seashore, look for them on fences and bushes.


About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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4 Responses to American Kestrel, Point Reyes National Seashore

  1. charlotte crackbon says:

    Beautiful, what an elegant looking bird. Charlotte

  2. says:

    Magnificent:) Bruce

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