raptorwing:

I heard you guys like American Kestrels!I’ve been busy helping set up the Peregrine Fund’s KestrelCam.  Click to watch and submit observations!  There are two streams going - one for outside the box and one for inside.  The camera even has infared light, so you can see the birds at night time!
The female has three eggs already, and is due for her fourth egg this Friday (4/25).

raptorwing:

I heard you guys like American Kestrels!

I’ve been busy helping set up the Peregrine Fund’s KestrelCam.  Click to watch and submit observations!  There are two streams going - one for outside the box and one for inside.  The camera even has infared light, so you can see the birds at night time!

The female has three eggs already, and is due for her fourth egg this Friday (4/25).

raptorwing:

Check it out!  The American Kestrel Partnership spotted a female roosting in the kestrel cam nest box for the first time last night!  This bodes well for the upcoming kestrel cam season.
The infrared camera is pretty spiffy, no?  Handy for spotting night-time activity!

raptorwing:

Check it out!  The American Kestrel Partnership spotted a female roosting in the kestrel cam nest box for the first time last night!  This bodes well for the upcoming kestrel cam season.

The infrared camera is pretty spiffy, no?  Handy for spotting night-time activity!

avianrecon:

Someone is a very wet birdie. 🐤💦 #bird #kestrel #falcon #nature #wildlife

avianrecon:

Someone is a very wet birdie. 🐤💦 #bird #kestrel #falcon #nature #wildlife

Sad news on the Canada front.  At least our partner biologists up there are working hard to figure out what is going on!  We hope to recruit more people to help study the little-known northern kestrel populations as we go.

-American Kestrel Partnership

A female American Kestrel prepares for takeoff.Photo by: Mia McPherson

A female American Kestrel prepares for takeoff.
Photo by: Mia McPherson

A male kestrel about to hit the snow
Photo by Rob Palmer, a sponsoring photographer for the AKP.

A male kestrel about to hit the snow

Photo by Rob Palmer, a sponsoring photographer for the AKP.

A photo by a kestrel partner, Alicja Holinej
A young fledgling female kestrel stretches her wings.

A photo by a kestrel partner, Alicja Holinej

A young fledgling female kestrel stretches her wings.

kessuburd asked: Yep okay this is already my favorite blog ever. American kestrels are my favorite bird so it's great to be able to follow something just for them. :D Question though! Would you take submissions of art drawn of kestrels/kestrel-related things?

Of course I do! Feel free to send em in!

Here it is at last!  This is the video of the three male kestrelCam fledglings making their first foray out into the world.  The video has both inside and outside views.

The trio plopped on the ground at first, but they later made strong flights to a nearby pine tree.

On the morning of June 28th, a little female kestrel made her first jump into the world.  Once on the ground, she quickly made her way to a bird that her brothers dropped and began to feast.  Here’s to another year of successful kestrel fledges at The Peregrine Fund box!

Another photo from a sponsoring photographer, Mia McPherson

Another photo from a sponsoring photographer, Mia McPherson

As of today, all chicks from The Peregrine Fund’s kestrelCam box have fledged!  The little female took off this morning and was spotted shortly after, feasting on a dead bird that had been dropped by her brothers in the trees.  All fledglings look like they are doing great!
Photo above: A male kestrel fledgling exploring in the gravel.

As of today, all chicks from The Peregrine Fund’s kestrelCam box have fledged!  The little female took off this morning and was spotted shortly after, feasting on a dead bird that had been dropped by her brothers in the trees.  All fledglings look like they are doing great!

Photo above: A male kestrel fledgling exploring in the gravel.

Newly fledged kestrels at the Peregrine Fund’s nestcam box!  The adult female (shown above) is watching over them and hunting for them at all times.  All three males are now practicing their first flights, while their sister is all that remains inside the nestbox.

»Live KestrelCam is here, watch the action!«

At 9:33am this morning in mountain time, the male kestrel chicks fledged, one right after the other. The female (shown here) pushed the last of her brothers out.  Now she has the box all to herself, and blissfully ate a few bugs that her mother brought in.  With the forecast expected to be above 90 degrees however, it probably won’t be long before this little female wants some fresh air!The three kestrel brothers successfully flew up into the safety of the tree, after a brief stint of running around on the ground.»American Kestrel Nestcams«

At 9:33am this morning in mountain time, the male kestrel chicks fledged, one right after the other. The female (shown here) pushed the last of her brothers out.  Now she has the box all to herself, and blissfully ate a few bugs that her mother brought in.  With the forecast expected to be above 90 degrees however, it probably won’t be long before this little female wants some fresh air!

The three kestrel brothers successfully flew up into the safety of the tree, after a brief stint of running around on the ground.

»American Kestrel Nestcams«

The kestrel chicks here in Boise, ID are very close to fledging!  Any guesses on when the first one will leave the box?  They look ready to pop out at any time.»Live baby KestrelCams here«
Guess right and get a shout-out?

The kestrel chicks here in Boise, ID are very close to fledging!  Any guesses on when the first one will leave the box?  They look ready to pop out at any time.
»Live baby KestrelCams here«

Guess right and get a shout-out?