I spotted this big female American Kestrel as she dove to the ground in pursuit of flying grasshopper. By the time I had approached close enough for pictures, the kestrel had secured its prey and returned to her perch on the utility line. She made short work of the grasshopper, devouring the entire insect in just a matter of minutes.

American Kestrel - Grasshopper Snack

American Kestrel - Grasshopper Snack

American Kestrel - Grasshopper Snack

American Kestrel - Grasshopper Snack

American Kestrel - Grasshopper Snack

American Kestrel - Grasshopper Snack