Checklist S18944396

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Location
Haas Road including Sandhill Preserve

Owner Robert Stalnaker

Stationary
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Observations

  1. Number observed: 6
  2. Number observed: 2
  3. Number observed: 1
  4. Number observed: 3

    Comments: ID for American Kestrel Img 1ID for American Kestrel Img 2

    These would be the Southeastern American Kestrel, Falco sparverius paulus. One was at a great distance. The pair was clearly seen with the spotting scope. The photos are poor quality but do show dorsum color and the two facial stripes in the malar and auricular region. The male's belly and breast was observed through the scope and it did lack spots, a mark of this subspecies. There did appear to be two or so thin, vertical streaks down the belly. Buffy breast. Interestingly, the many power poles were all metal except for two wooden power line poles and kestrels were at both wooden poles. The only other wooden pole from this closest one with the pair was five more poles down the valley and it too had a Kestrel. Perhaps somebody worked with the power company to retain the two wooden poles.

    Breeding Code: P Pair in Suitable Habitat (Probable)
    Age & Sex:
    Juvenile Immature Adult Age Unknown
    Male 1
    Female 1
    Sex Unknown 1