Blue posts indicated the locations of water lines. This post was newly repainted in anticipation of the construction. The male's blue back nearly matches the color.
Construction was stalled by the economic recession, and the paint faded on some of the posts.
Blue photosensors on the street lights seemed to attract the kestrels. Was this just a coincidence? They probably provide a better view.
Female kestrels have brown backs, and they also favored the blue light sensors.
A female kestrel in flight.
Another female (or was this possibly a young bird?) rested on a communications line marker.
A male flew directly at a female that was perched atop the light pole. What were his intentions?
He drove her away!
This pair was present all summer. Although I never found a nest or saw any young birds, they spent much time in a large tree on private property adjacent to our development.
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