Got Baby Kestrels
June 16, 2012
Surprise, Surprise, we have baby kestrels. Just when we had given up and said nothing was going to hatch, look what popped up this morning. This kestrel hatch has been so different from ones in the past. In the past there was lots of bonding and tons of food being delivered with the box being almost a bee hive of activity but not this time. We observed bonding only once and rarely food deliveries and when we returned the female was not in the box but spending all her time outside of the box. We just assumed nothing happened. In fact, when Donna was looking out the window this morning she comments that there were just no birds in the backyard and that it had been a bust year. About an hour later I was looking out the window and notice a grey spot inside the circle and grabbed the binoculars. I started shouting, “We got babies, we got babies!” Donna came running over to see with a “Well, I ‘ll be.”
We don’t have a camera on the Kestrel box so there won’t be any broadcasting but we will keep you posted on their development.
Nature is just full of surprises! And some of you thought yesterday was The End.
Carlos, Donna and Austin
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