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The pair of American Kestrels returned from the tropics earlier this Spring to breed in Coumbia Heights once again! This year they've raised three beautiful young- two males and a female - in the   same nesting cavity they used last year.

District of Columbia, 2015
Here the adult female American Kestrel evades a Common Grackle on her way to the nest with a meal for her nestlings. Clutched in her talons is a House Sparrow almost completely plucked clean.

District of Columbia, 2015