Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Young Kestrels

On a more upbeat note from my previous post...

For the last 4 years I've been following a pair of Kestrels that have nested in a nest box high up on a railway viaduct at one of my local sites.
The pair start preparing the box mid February each year, ready for the breeding to start in the early spring.

The young usually arrive at the beginning of May and the parents then spend almost all of the daylight hours for the next few weeks on the lookout for prey to satisfy the chicks.

This year has been another good year and for the second season running the pair have raised a clutch of four very healthy looking youngsters.
These four little beauties should be ready to fledge anytime now...

1 comment:

  1. Uma graça essa foto... e sua observação é impressionante!