American Kestrels engaged in courtship behavior at Lake Ray Hubbard in Garland, Texas. The kestrels have likely built a nest in the hollow arm attached to the top of a transmission tower.

The female kestrel approaches the transmission tower carrying a prey animal in her talons.
The female kestrel approaches the transmission tower carrying a prey animal in her talons.
It is difficult to see in this picture, but the captured animal appears to be a baby Killdeer.
It is difficult to see in this picture, but the captured animal appears to be a baby Killdeer.
The female kestrel is not as colorful as the male.  Her wings are brown with black spots.  The male's wings are slate gray.
The female kestrel is not as colorful as the male. Her wings are brown with black spots. The male’s wings are slate gray.
Just minutes later the male shows up with a Green Anole in his clutches.
Just minutes later the male shows up with a Green Anole in his clutches.
The kestrels moved about from wire to wire at the top of the tower, tempting each other with the food they had hunted.
The kestrels moved about from wire to wire at the top of the tower, tempting each other with the food they had hunted.
A closer look at the male and his prey.
A closer look at the male and his prey.
The male lands on a wire.
The male lands on a wire.
The male's slate gray wings are visible in this picture.  It is interesting to see how the kestrel clasps the wire with only one talon, and uses his other leg and the anole to brace himself.
The male’s slate gray wings are visible in this picture. It is interesting to see how the kestrel clasps the wire with only one talon, and uses his other leg and the anole to brace himself.
The male moves to a location near the top of the tower.  This spot is very close to the nest.
The male moves to a location near the top of the tower. This spot is very close to the nest.
Here the male has shifted the lizard to his mouth.
Here the male has shifted the lizard to his mouth.
Suddenly the male kestrel becomes very excited.
Suddenly the male kestrel becomes very excited.
The female shows up to receive the male's gift.
The female shows up to receive the male’s gift.
Then the pair go their seperate ways.
Then the pair go their seperate ways.
The male does not stray far, however.
The male hovered for a moment, and then left the immediate area.
The female lands down with her prize, but she is anxious.
The female lands with her prize, but she remains anxious.
She circles the tower and calls to her mate.
She circles the tower and calls to her mate.
When she lands again, she shifts the lizard to her beak.
When she lands again, she moves the lizard to her beak.
The lizard carcass is getting pretty worn out from all of the manipulations it is suffering.
The lizard carcass is getting pretty worn out from all of the manipulations it is suffering.
The female takes to the air again.
The female takes to the air again.
She zooms away with the lizard, landing again on the next tower down the line roughly 100 yards/meters away.
She zooms away with the lizard, landing again on the next tower down the line roughly 200 yards/meters away.
The male has gone off on another hunting trip.  This time he returns with what appears to be a skink of some kind.
The male had gone off on another hunting trip. This time he returns with what appears to be a skink of some kind.
The arrow indicates the likely location of the nest cavity.
The arrow indicates the likely location of the nest cavity.
A closer look at the possible nest location.
A closer look at the possible nest location.
The nest is likely located in one of the top two arms on this transmission tower.
The nest is likely located in one of the top two arms on this transmission tower.