American Kestrel migration is in progress. There is anecdotal information that they coincide with dragonfly migration, especially the Common Green Darner and Black Saddlebags ( Anax junius and Tramea lacerate; other species migrate as well). With kestrels, not all migrate but they do disperse. The females will begin settling into winter hunting territories which are quite a bit larger and less popular than those the males end up with. By this time young should have moved on.
--- John and Sue Gregoire Field Ornithologists Kestrel Haven Migration Observatory 5373 Fitzgerald Rd Burdett, NY 14818 42.443508000, -76.758202000 "Create and Conserve Habitat" On 2019-08-16 14:25, Eveline V. Ferretti wrote: > A group of 4 or so kestrels busy hunting seen this morning along Mt. Pleasant > Rd (close to the Midline end of Mt. Pleasant). Maybe a pair with fledglings? > Their hover flight lovely to watch in any case. > > Eveline Ferretti > Public Programs & Communication Administrator > Mann Library / Cornell University Library > e...@cornell.edu > 607-254-4993 > -- > CAYUGABIRDS-L LIST INFO: > Welcome and Basics  > Rules and Information  > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave  > ARCHIVES: > The Mail Archive  > Surfbirds  > BirdingOnThe.Net  > PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR OBSERVATIONS TO EBIRD ! > -- Links: ------  http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME  http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES  http://www.northeastbirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm  http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html  http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds  http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html  http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --