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    American Kestrel with some Lunch

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    What do you think he was enjoying (for his snack)here?
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    the fur looks like rabbit fur, but whatever it was, it was fairly small so I don't think it was a rabbit, kestrels aren't large like hawks, they're like just slightly larger than a robin or so. I would say maybe a vole, or some kind of furry field mouse?
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    I read once that kestrels are able to see voles trails on the ground because the voles urine give off ultraviolet colour, and birds can see in ultraviolet, but mammals are unable to.

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    yeah, I've read that too, there was a study done about it back in 1995:
    http://www.nature.com/nature/journal.../373425a0.html

    I think mice and rats are the same way, you can use a blacklight to see urine trails if you're tracking them.
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