Birding along Milwaukee’s lakefront this morning, the highlight was an adult male American Kestrel coming in for a landing to a tree. The rest of the lakefront was very quiet with only a few winter ducks. The King Eider was still being seen off of Northpoint but very far out.
Binomial name: Falco sparverius
Category: Caracaras and Falcons
Size: 9” long, 22” wing span
Weight: 4.1 oz
Cool facts: I’ve also heard it called a sparrow hawk