This American Kestrel was trying to keep warm on a cold winter's day in Farmington Bay Utah. I enjoyed watching her hunt, she would take off from her perch and grab a small vole, then land on top of a wooden fence post and eat it. She would then go back over to her perch and clean herself up, ready to go again. Kestrels are very wary of people, they usually take off and fly somewhere else when a person is walking near them. I felt really lucky that this one hung around me for about an hour.
American KestrelFemaleKestrelNatureWildlifeFarmington BayUtahWinterSnowRaptorHuntingBirdFalconSmallest FalconFalco sparveriusSparrowhawk