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14 Rainbow Springs Villager April 2018
BLACKBERRIES (thornless)
Blueberries $3/lb
Peaches $4/lb
Blackberries $4/lb
We provide the picking buckets
and bags to carry home.
Pes cide Free!
Willis and Be e Howell, Owners
MI !
Bette’s Blues Blueberry Farm
Call for
Days and Times.
We accept cash,
check &
credit cards.
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Barrie’s work can be seen in the Rainbow Springs Artist Coop
in Dunnellon, the Island Arts Gallery in Cedar Key, The Florida
Artists Gallery in Floral City, or in the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery in
For more information or to become a member of the Rainbow
Springs Fine Arts Association please visit our website www.
rainbowspringsart.com, or email us RSACOOP2016@gmail.com,
like us on Facebook.com/RainbowSpringsArtistCooperative or
call us at 352-445-8547. The Rainbow Springs Artist Cooperative
is located at 20804 West Pennsylvania Ave, Dunnellon, FL and is
open Monday thru Saturday from 10AM – 4PM.
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Do Any of These Names Sound Familiar to You?
John Quincy Adams, Steve Allen,
Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton,
Alexander Graham Bell, Ray
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Waldo Emerson, Herman
Melville, Paul Newman, Florence
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They are famous Unitarian Universalists. You may be too!
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Sunday Services 10:30 AM
Nature Coast Unitarian Universalists
7633 N Florida Ave, (US41), Citrus Springs, FL
Birding 101 – The American Kestrel
Submitted by: Fred Hileman
Although it is not a hawk, many people call the American
Kestrel “sparrowhawk.” Its name “Falco sparverius” means
sparrow falcon, because this small falcon was once thought to
eat sparrows. Another colloquial name is “grasshopper hawk”.
In fact, kestrels eat more mice, voles and insects than
sparrows. Cones in their eyes can detect ultraviolet light which
enables them to catch voles. They can perceive the iridescent
of the urine squirted by the rodents to mark their trails.
code of 3034
The kestrel is often mistaken for a dove. A favorite spot is on
a wire overlooking an open field. When driving by and spotting a
bird on a wire, look closely, it can often be a kestrel. The kestrel
often hovers in the air, beating its wings rapidly while scanning
the ground for prey. When live food is spotted, the kestrel bobs its head and tail, and then
makes a direct flight toward its prey to grab the tidbit in its talons.
American Kestrels are roughly the size and shape of a Mourning Dove, or about 8-12
inches in length and a wingspan of 20-24 inches. The female kestrel is larger than the male.
They both have strong talons and beaks and can take prey in a split second.
Although they sport a fierce lifestyle, they end up as prey for larger birds. Red-tailed,
Cooper and Sharp-shinned Hawks, Barn Owls, American Crows, as well as rat snakes and
even fire ants prey upon the kestrel.
Florida has two different species of kestrel. The American and Southeastern American
Kestrel. Although the Southeastern is somewhat smaller, the two species are very difficult to
tell apart. Since the American Kestrel is a winter visitor to Florida, the best and easiest way
to determine the difference can be as easy as knowing the time of year the migration back
north begins. Those kestrels that are seen after migration are the Southeastern American
subspecies. They do not migrate. Migration for our wintering northern visitors occurs in
March and do not arrive back in Florida until September. Seeing kestrels during May to July
makes it easier for a more positive identification of our Southeastern Kestrels.
There has been a significant decline in the Southeastern Kestrel. The FWC (Florida
Wildlife Commission) would welcome your help in mapping current distribution of the
Southeastern specie. You can report your sightings of breeding kestrels online at FWC’s Rare
Bird Registry https://public.myfwc.com/FWRI/RareUpland/UserHome.aspx


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