Blane Klemek: Keeping an eye on the kestrels
Some people still call a favorite little raptor of mine a "sparrow hawk." And for many years, I did as well.
And though to the untrained eye she appears to be every bit a hawk that shares traits common to the group, the pint-sized bird-of-prey is not a hawk at all. In fact, the sparrow hawk is a falcon: the American kestrel.