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Kestrel eggs hatching

Over the weekend, our American Kestrel eggs started hatching, which is right on time if since they eggs were laid almost exactly a month ago.  This Monday morning, it appears three of the eggs have hatched.  The other two, if they are going to hatch, should emerge in the near future.

Kestrel chicks
The view inside the nestbox Monday morning.  The American Kestrel chicks and remaining two eggs are clearly visible.  The adult female is sitting in the nestbox opening.

The streaming video inside the kestrel nestbox can be accessed HERE.  I have heard the video is not coming up for everyone.  If you are having trouble, my advice is to use Firefox as your browser.  If the browser directs you to provide a username and password, delete that box and click on image.  The video player should come up.

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About Joel Jorgensen

Joel Jorgensen is a Nebraska native and he has been interested in birds just about as long as he has been breathing. He has been NGPC’s Nongame Bird Program Manager for eight years and he works on a array of monitoring, research, regulatory and conservation issues. Nongame birds are the 400 or so species that are not hunted and include the Whooping Crane, Least Tern, Piping Plover, Bald Eagle, and Peregrine Falcon. When not working, he enjoys birding.

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