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Creatures in the Garden:

Title Creatures in the Garden 10A
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Photo Information The Kestrel is a bird of prey belonging to the kestrel group of the falcon family Falconidae. Kestrels are friends to the gardener because they eat almost exclusively mouse-sized mammals. Voles, shrews and true mice. Go get 'em Ms. Kestrel!
Fekner, Anne: Photographer, UC Master Gardener Vol.
Fekner, Anne: Photographer
Description A unique hunting aspect of this species is the ability to see near ultraviolet light, allowing the birds to detect the urine trails around rodent burrows.

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