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Flicker vs. Kestrel

Posted on Oct 14, 2015

Feathered friends! Ehhhh…not so much. These boys were not getting along as well as this photo may suggest. The Northern Flicker was slowly chasing the American Kestrel while I looked on in the early morning. Amazingly, despite their relative sizes, Kestrels will prey on Flickers.

Northern Flicker American Kestrel wire-3598

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator