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Author Topic: Wisconsin American Kestrel Cam, RRP & Cornell, Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin  (Read 3085 times)

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June 4, 2021
7.30 am  I saw Dad drop off and leave
Parents arent going inside. If they do its in and out FAST!
Yesterday Mom DID go in ONCE and fed them.

Parent dropped off a snake which one grabbed and mantled, but a 2nd chick grabbed an end and a tug o war ensued.

9.30 am  Mom came inside with prey, chick grabbed, mantled.
Mom tried to take it away, chick ATTACKED MOM - but brave Mom took it

I suspect parents now encourage them to fledge
There is a perching limb just outside they can perch on
Kids shud be HAPPY to leave the bugs behind!

They kids have been preening and flapping.
The little male is BEAUTIFUL!  The sun struck him and he's RED
The female's brown is muted in color
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FIRST HOLE JUMP
June 5, 2021  I guess holing is the equivalent of branching!  ;D
parent is appearing at window, hangs rat inside, one kid snatches it, runs and mantles
One is VERY keen on looking outside
Flapping intense

11 am  One jumped into the exit hole for the FIRST time
Then suddenly someone else wanted to do it too!

Parents just drop food into the box
Chick grabs, mantles
All 5 still alive - yay
It looks like 3 females and 2 males
The males RED feathers are so showy!

I am so glad they brot both cams back!
https://youtu.be/jmrmmQkoK58

outside
https://youtu.be/dY_WP4dKEiU

I dont know if this is 2 different ones or the same one tried twice

Sweet faces can be seen on outside cam
I've also seen starlings on that branch outside

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2 are holing
June 6, 2021  thats the equivalent of branching
One sits in the hole and others yank its feathers
This way they ensure they get the prey - lol

They all lined up for a portait - nice of em!  ;)

2 males
3 females
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Cool! I have been checking on them, they change everyday.  I thought it looked like 3 males 2 females. The males are the more colorful ones right? Just guessing here. I was wondering about the parents too and I just thought it was that "tough love, raptor's lesson they give the chicks before fledge." ;)  I did see an adult outside the hole today and one of the chicks was playing with their food literally. They are so funny to watch!  I have a couple pics to post later 8)
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June 8, 2021
They appear to line up
One sits in the hole, the others line up

Later they actually jump on top of the one they're mad at
Aggressive lil guys, constant motion

I am sticking to 2 males.  8)

HATCHED May 12
Fledging occurs about 30 days after they hatch
So about June 12

I find I am eager for them to fledge - yet hate to see them go.
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2 FLEDGED
5 young at dawn

June 11, 2021
noon - 2 have fledged, a male and a female
 - still 3 left to go

First Kestrel male fledges
June 11, 2021 - both cams view
https://youtu.be/heJb8qiLMgw

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ALL FLEDGED
June 12, 2021
6 am  the female fledged followed by 2nd Male
Just the little female left who was last hatch and always smaller
7 am  She's gone too

Empty nest

Daddy came to check inside to be sure they were all gone

Good season.  All 5 eggs hatched and fledged.
GOOD JOB

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FLEDGE VIDEO
2 take off, little Leftover screams - DONT LEAVE MEEEEEEE!
She takes off, screaming.
Nice part of this video is we see BOTH cams.
I wish we had video of where they went.  *sigh*
https://youtu.be/nQ9By5lB0C4

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August 15, 2021  SONday
10 am  I saw a KESTREL on the roof of RRP Elk River MN nestbox
Could this be our fledgling lookin for a home?
https://raptorresource.org/raptorresource/forum/index.php?topic=2698.90


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