The American Kestrel is the most common member of the falcon
family in the United Stares. Among American birds of prey, only the great
horned owl is as widely distributed. It is a also the smallest member of the
Falcons have an ancient history and an aura of mystery in
regard to their speed and grace in hunting. It is an excellent hunter, with
eyes that can detect the movement of a beetle at a great distance. The kestrel
will usually plunge down upon its prey from a perch, or hover above it about
twenty feet up before the plunge–few birds can actually hover in their flying.
This allows the movement to be performed with great speed and precision, not to
mention a gracefulness that is awe-inspiring.
The kestrel teaches control of speed and movement. It
teaches patience and is often a symbol of recognizing opportunities and acting
upon them at only the correct moment. The kestrel (and any falcon) can teach us
not only to know when to act, but to fully commit to our actions for the
The kestrel is a bird that can stimulate a quick, graceful
and agile mind. It will teach you how to use your mental facilities more
effectively and more patiently to capture what you most need and desire.
Is there an opportunity you are patiently hovering over?
Thank you, American Kestrel…
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