Kestrels return to downtown nest in Holyoke

(c) Greg Saulmon 2013

(c) Greg Saulmon 2013

After seeing only a female American Kestrel downtown since January, I finally saw a male this week — and the pair seems to have staked out the same nesting location as last year, in the soffit of an industrial building along Race Street.

Here, the male visits the nest:

(c) Greg Saulmon 2013

(c) Greg Saulmon 2013

And below, a recording of the pair calling to each other:

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