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Kestrel eggs hatching – again!

Back on 7 May I posted a brief bit about the American Kestrel eggs hatching.  It is time to do it again.  The first American Kestrel egg of the pair’s second clutch has hatched.  Below are screens shot from mid-morning (24 July).  The chick is still wet in the shots.  Once it dries, it will take on the appearance of a white fluffball.

American Kestrel with eggs and one chick
The adult female American Kestrel with one newly-hatched chick mid-morning on 24 July 2014.
American Kestrel, chick and eggs
Another screenshot.
Male American Kestrel
The male American Kestrel had to come inside the nestbox and take a look.

The other eggs should also hatch soon.   The KestrelCam can be viewed HERE.  Click on the still shot and the LIVE! video feed should begin playing.   As I stated in earlier posts, Internet Explorer sometimes does not work.   I suggest using either Firefox or Chrome as your internet browser to view the streaming video.  Furthermore, you may not be able to access the streaming video if there is high traffic.  If you are unable to access the video feed, try again, later  Enjoy!

Thanks to Rachel Valenziano for the heads up about the hatching!

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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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