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Even if you look closely at the picture above
about all you can be certain of is that three people are
standing on what appears to be the dome of the Alabama State
Capitol and the one in the middle seems to be holding something.
Click the picture to find out what's going on.
The photo to the right shows AWCA
President Charles Kennedy about to climb a ladder to place wood
chips in a kestrel house. Looks rather dangerous! Why do you
suppose he would even think about doing such a thing? Well he
forgot to put the wood chips in the house before he came down
the ladder. So why did he put the house up there in the first
place? Easy answer. Kestrels don't have as many hollow trees to
nest in as they once did. This and other problems have greatly
reduced the numbers of kestrels nesting in Alabama, especially
in the southern counties. Placing birdhouses is a key to helping
the American Kestrel make a comeback in South Alabama.The house
in the picture is on the Alabama River at Robert F. Henry Lock
and Dam in Lowndes County.
To learn more about American
Kestrels and Project Sparrow Hawk click the ladder.