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Kathryn DeYoung

Parker, Colorado, United States


A female kestrel (who we named Kessie) feeds her four baby kestrels. Via a webcam installed in the nest box, we watched them eat mice, small lizards and snakes, and grasshoppers. All four (three males and a female) survived and successfully fledged within a month of hatching and come back periodically to harass the other local birds. More pictures of the kestrels, and silly commentary, are @tkestrels on Twitter.


Feeding Time

Mother Kestrel Feeding Her Four Babies

Four hungry baby kestrels

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