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    Default Kestrel

    Do we have Kestrels up here or am I having hallucinations, just saw what appeared to be one.

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    Thumbs up migration time

    hawks and falcons are migrating right now, and there is no telling what you may see.
    i saw a kestrel on a signpost up in the sheep mountain lodge area a few years ago, so there are some around. just not common.
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    Thanks Dave
    Ive been here in Alaska for many years and this was the first one I've seen here, thought my cold was giving me flash backs for a minute. Really cool birds and it was wonderful to see I only wish he had stuck around long enough for a photo!

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    Rick,
    Many kestrels here in Delta....especially around the ag project.

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    Vern
    I don't get out that way much but next time I'm in the area I'll keep my eye's peeled. There was a nesting pair of Kestrels near the college I attended I used to spend hours watching them hunt very cool birds. I'm really jazzed to see them up here and I'll definitely be spending more time watching for them. BTW Thar's a great horned owl nesting in one of the snags in my back yard!

    Thanks for the info guys
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    I just found out about this part of the forum. We have kestrals here in Southeast. I've seen them at the southern end of Mitkof Island and on the Stikine Flats. Jim

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