American Kestrel “Sparrow Hawk” – falco sparverius – This small falcon is found throughout the United States and Canada. Its considered one of the most colorful of the “hawks”.
This Kestrel was spotted in a semi-urban setting adjacent a canal with dry foothills nearby. American Kestrels are often year-round residents in the Northwest in all but the northern most areas.
Photographed with a full frame Canon 5D Mark II and Canon L series lens. Raw conversion with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.