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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

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Species: American Kestrel

Mother Kestrel Feeding Her Four Babies

Four hungry baby kestrels

2 responses to “Mother kestrel feeding her four babies”

  1. Eileen Donahue Brittain says:

    It was amazing watching the progress of these chicks.

  2. Leon Hicks says:

    Love these pictures and the innovative approach to capture them.

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