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Author Topic: Wisconsin American Kestrel Cam, RRP & Cornell, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin  (Read 4678 times)

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From RRP's FB page:

Raptor Resource Project shared a video.
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We are so excited to announce a new partnership and a new cam! You can watch American Kestrels live on our website at raptorresource.org/birdcams/american-kestrels/ or on Cornell's website at cams.AllAboutBirds.org/channel/58/American_Kestrels. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

From Bird Cams FB page:

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Watch the Bird Cams's newest addition?American Kestrels?LIVE at http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/58/American_Kestrels/

Four downy American Kestrel nestlings are tucked into a gravel-bottomed nest near Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin. The nest box is located on the side of a traditional limestone-footed barn, overlooking a rolling grassland that slopes away into folded hills and forests. Our partners at the Raptor Resource Project have watched kestrels breed at this site for over 25 years, and the wonderful combination of grassland, forest, and water that surrounds the property is an excellent example of the habitat that kestrels need to survive and thrive.

The young birds began hatching out of their eggs on June 14th, and the remaining egg in the nest is unlikely to hatch at this point. Over the next 3-4 weeks the nestlings will transform from downy bobbleheads to sleek, dull versions of their parents on a diverse diet of invertebrates, small mammals, and birds (watch the female arrive to feed her young in the highlight below). After fledging, the young will continue to be cared for by their parents, remaining near the nest as they learn to hunt and master flight.

https://www.facebook.com/birdcams/videos/10155543091987727/




Wisconsin Kestrels RRP Cam - http://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/american-kestrels/

Wisconsin Kestrel Cam [Dual-cam] - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-upsCmjPFJk

Cornell Lab American Kestrels Cam - http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/58/American_Kestrels/

All About Birds - American Kestrel: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Kestrel/lifehistory

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Kestrel cam with 4 mouths to feed

https://youtu.be/EHjVcuXxF4Q

Smallest chick tumbles

https://youtu.be/lNCmf7QdT2o

Unlike Bald Eagles, this Kestrel female grabs the stray chick with her beak and drags it back into the fold. Very interesting.

Mom Kestrel feeds unhatched egg to chicks

https://youtu.be/4Y-NNzf256g
« Last Edit: June 22, 2018, 10:18:29 PM by Yankeexpress »

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T40, thanks for starting this thread!  It's going to be fun to watch this new RRP live cam for this Kestrel family!

YE, thanks for the updates!
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Egg news!  Cam went live today! 


Male Kestrel Delivers A Snake Snack To His Mate In The Nest Box ? April 18, 2019
https://youtu.be/m7ctvrH0zxw via cornell lab bird cam

http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/58/American_Kestrels/
April 18, 2019Wisconsin Kestrel Cam Goes Live And Female Lays An Egg!The Wisconsin Kestrels are back for a new season, and the female just laid the first egg this morning! Watch a pair of North America's tiniest falcons begin the breeding season in a brand new nest box thanks to our cam partners at the Raptor Resource Project. The new nest box's simplified design will allow viewers to see the kestrels enter and exit as well as provide better coverage of the nestlings as they tramp around. Also, don?t forget to toggle to the outside cam, where you can view the beautiful surroundings and watch the adults bring in prey. The female has just laid the pair?s first egg. Over the next while, you?ll be able to see the male delivering prey to his mate while she incubates. You also might notice the pair engage in bonding rituals, and if we?re lucky, the male will join his mate in the nest box at night. This first egg is right on time, as the female in the box typically starts laying in mid- to late-April. American Kestrels typically lay 4?5 eggs per clutch?laying one egg every other day?so we should expect a few more Easter eggs to arrive in the coming days

The male American Kestrel makes a pit stop to drop off a snake to his mate in the nest box. In addition to reptiles like this snake, kestrels hunt and eat all kinds of arthropods, small mammals, and small passerine birds.

Watch the cams live at www.allaboutbirds.org/cams

The American Kestrel cam is a collaboration between the Cornell Lab or Ornithology and the Raptor Resource Project.
American Kestrels are just beginning to nest in a gravel-bottomed nest on private property near Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin. The nest box is located on the side of a traditional limestone-footed barn, overlooking a rolling grassland that slopes away into folded hills and forests. Our partners at the Raptor Resource Project have watched kestrels breed at this site for over 25 years, and the wonderful combination of grassland, forest, and water that surrounds the property is an excellent example of the habitat that kestrels need to survive and thrive. Watch cam.

Don't miss the outside view! A second camera has been installed to give views of the nest box opening from the outside so viewers can observe the kestrels' comings and goings, as well as the nestlings once they begin peering outside. To toggle between the two camera views, click the "switch camera" icon in the lower right of the livestream player, next to the settings wheel.
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Love the snake video!

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Hoping 2019 nest info will be added to homepage of the kestrels soon

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That was cool with the snake albeit a small one.  :)

Latest from RRP:  "We're on hatch watch at the American Kestrel nest! The incubation period for American Kestrels ranges between 26 and 32 days, meaning at day 29 of incubation, this pair's eggs are primed to hatch at any moment."

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Hoping 2019 nest info will be added to homepage of the kestrels soon
  This page?  Scroll down and it gives news.
http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/58/American_Kestrels/

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Baby news!!! Wisconsin American Kestrel Cam 2 hatches in one day congrats!!! ;D  Hopefully we'll get a lil peek today of the fuzzballs.




Comparison pic Dad on left Mom on Right.


Cornell Kestrel Cam ~ Two Kestrel Chicks Hatch Today! Baby On Back Mom Scoops Up 5.21.19

https://youtu.be/o3hcpafgj04 VIA LADY HAWK
We have two hatches to celebrate today at the American Kestrel cam! Congratulations to our Kestrel family! The male was incubating the five eggs and gets up & gives us a nice look at them. The female returns to incubate and one chick hatches underneath her sometime mid afternoon and we get our first peek at it at 6:22 PM (at the 2:03 mark) as the male brings in prey & the female leaves. He sees his chick for the first time and quickly resumes incubation. At 3:25 the female is back incubating and we see a 2nd broken eggshell. She shimmies and fidgets until the 2nd chick can be seen. The male shows back up in the window at 4:19 and leaves. The female eats the egg shell & shimmies on the eggs as the 2nd hatch is seen. She gently pulls the baby closer to her and it falls over on its back at 6:59. No worries, Mom is pro and scoops it back up underneath to brood. Thank you for watching!

Video captured & edited by Lady Hawk

The female laid five eggs - two have hatched today 5.21.19.

The nest box is located on the side of a traditional limestone-footed barn, overlooking a rolling grassland that slopes away into folded hills and forests. Cornell Lab & Raptor Resource Project have teamed up to provide this new live cam.The kestrel is North America?s littlest falcon & packs a predator?s fierce intensity into its small body. It's number one of the most colorful raptors - the male?s slate-blue head and wings contrast elegantly w/rusty-red back & tail. The female has the same warm reddish on her wings, back, & tail. 

http://cams.allaboutbirds.org/channel/58/American_Kestrels
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Congrats Wisconsin Kestrels now 4 out of 5 hatched!  What a day! :)
2019-05-22 (17) by Lori Davis, on Flickr

Four Kestrel Chicks Hatch! | Wisconsin Kestrel Cam ? May 22, 2019

https://youtu.be/iI5CTcnKjcE via cornell lab bird cam
Four of the five kestrel eggs have hatched! The first eggs hatched at around 4:40 PM nest time before another chick hatched sometime in the evening. This morning, the adults welcomed two more hatchlings fresh out of the shell! Watch the female arrive with a half eaten rodent to feed to her new family.
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Kestrels are so cute!  Almost like they move in fast motion :) Love watching them.  Wish there was a short chat for this cam

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Baby news WisconsinKestrels Welcome number 5 yesterday!




The Wisconsin Kestrel Cam is a partnership between the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the Raptor Resource Project.
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American Kestrel Cam Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin
2019-05-28 (11) by Lori Davis, on Flickr



Female Kestrel Feeds Vole To Pile Of Nestlings ? May 28, 2019
https://youtu.be/1pbRGkPhxDo via cornell lab bird cam

The female American Kestrel arrives at the nest box with a vole to feed to her chicks. Watch her circle the cluster of nestlings as she doles out bits of prey to their hungry, peeping mouths.
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Great pics! Love these little fluffs.  So funny when they get a little bigger and the parent has to practically throw the prey at them, then get out of the way- quickly! Thanks!   

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Are there still 5? I can never count 5, only 4