Bird Sounds: American Kestrel

Listen to the bird sounds of the American Kestrel.

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i live in ma. with six acres

i live in ma. with six acres of land and many oak trees and pine trees.i have made friends with this bird and it has protected my fruit trees from squirrels and birds.i have given this bird rewards on occasions.It has circled my property at certain times,and i have seen their nest.

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Live in central Texas. In

Live in central Texas. In town. Two small falcons I think are prairie falcons. Light in color,sz of crows, brown speckled chest. There call is a long high pitch single screech. Not sure what they are. Been here since May.