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It appears our American Kestrel’s are encountering less success on their second nesting.  The first egg from the clutch of four hatched on 24 July.  The expectation was the others should of hatch in succession.  Four days later, the other three eggs have not hatched.  It is probable that the other three will not hatch.

Only one
The screenshot from 28 July shows one American Kestrel chick and three eggs. It now appears likely this will be the only chick from the pair’s second clutch of eggs.

Hopefully we’ll see the single chick make it.  It is important to remember that double-brooding by this species is not common.  Thus, this second nesting is a bit of a bonus.

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!

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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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