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This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Mesa, Arizona , British Columbia Huntington Beach, California Stanton, California Sunland, California Fort Lauderdale, Florida Mims, Florida Titusville, Florida Trenton, Florida Madison, Illinois Westchester, Illinois Coatesville, Indiana Yale, Iowa Hebron, Kentucky Baton Rouge, Louisiana West Monroe, Louisiana College Park, Maryland Conway, Missouri Elephant Butte, New Mexico Las Cruces, New Mexico Bend, Oregon Gold Hill, Oregon Downingtown, Pennsylvania Austin, Texas Dayton, Texas Magnolia, Texas Walkerton, Virginia Lander, Wyoming
On Jan 16, 2013, lauragene from Lander, WY (Zone 4a) wrote:
This beautiful little falcon visits my land almost daily in winter, when insects are dormant, occasionally taking small birds drawn to neighborhood feeders. We had a difficult drought in summer 2012 that devastated the grasshopper population, and the kestrel's scouting of the feeders seems to have begun at that time. Local birds are acutely attuned to the kestrel's arrivals and departures, and I can usually spot kestrel if I watch for the explosive scattering of the finches.
On Mar 27, 2013, Chillybean from Near Central, IA (Zone 5a) wrote:
The Kestrels are regular visitors to our place. We think we lost a male who was trying to nest here, but another pair are here with an interest in the box. Yesterday, my husband overdid it with the flashing on the pole, but we want to make sure it is safe for the nesting pair. The other birds do not seem much worried about the Kestrels and based on the pellets we've found, the Kestrels seem to be sticking to rodents. Though I would be much pleased if the Kestrels developed a taste for House sparrows.