Stella is an adult female American Kestrel, the smallest of the falcon species. She weighs about 5.0 oz., has a wingspan of 21”-23″.
American kestrels are the smallest and most common falcon species in North America. Kestrels can commonly be seen perched on telephone wires and fence posts throughout the spring and summer months in Montana. Watch for them hunting during the day in open fields. Typically kestrels eat insects and other invertebrates as well as small rodents and birds. Kestrels can see into ultraviolet light spectrum. Kestrels show sexual dimorphism with the males having sale blue on their wings.