Laguna de Santa Rosa
The American Kestrel used to be known as the Sparrow Hawk. It is a small falcon- and the only kestrel found in the Americas. It hunts by hovering in the air with rapid wing beats or perching and scanning the ground for prey. Its diet typically invludes grasshoppers, lizards, mice, and other small birds. Most Kestrels that breed in Canada and the northern United States migrate south in the winter.