The kestrel is a bird that can stimulate a quick, graceful and agile mind. It will teach you how to use your mental facilities more effectively and more patiently to capture what you most need and desire. It not only has excellent vision, but its hearing is amazing -- so it reminds us to truly Listen and See what is around us, within our lives, and our place/responsibility within situations.
It is not unusual for individuals with kestrels as a totem/guide to want to always sit or be placed in a position where they have a wide vision of everything about them. Kestrel folks are known for being out-going, vibrant, alive people... living life to the fullest. They are great-thinkers and spend time involved in deep-thoughts, they are detail oriented, and are likewise capable of working in the abstract. They are apt at adapting, can change directions in their lives on a "dime" and recover from any situation with a sense of flexibility and grace. Let it be known however, kestrel-folks are protective of their families, property, and self. Once crossed, they do not easily forgive, nor forget -- instead, they choose to totally redirect their own life accordingly.