American Kestrels and Blogs

May 13, 2019: Nestflix!

May 13, 2019: D32 and D33

Nestflix! Tonight’s mega-roll includes videos from Decorah, Decorah North, Great Spirit Bluff, and the Wisconsin Kestrel nest box! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did – and don’t miss the tug-o-fish, D33 standing and walking on its feet, the interactions between DN9 and both North parents, the bone swallowing (how did that fit!), and the videos from GSB and the WI kestrels! Decorah Eagles 5/12/19: Tug o’ War for the tail! https://youtu.be/jTBpUkNge_o. It’s pretty easy to tell

April 29, 2019: Nestflix and News

Day 25: Casting up a pellet

We’ve got your Nestflix from Decorah and the kestrel nestbox! I liked all of these videos, but don’t miss Mom covering the eaglets with grasses, D32’s enormous pellet, the Sibling Sunday and Eaglet antics videos, and the kestrel shift change. While we still see some dominance interactions, the eaglets are also busy playing with nest materials, preening, watching one another and their parents, and tracking objects in and around the nest. They aren’t standing yet, but their footpads and tarsi

April 18, 2019: News and Nestflix!

04/18/19: Eaglets

News We have yet another new egg – this time at the kestrel nest box! We had just turned the camera on this morning when she went into egg layer and quickly delivered egg number one. She should lay three to four more eggs, usually a day apart, until she completes the clutch. We may her on the eggs once in a while, but she won’t go into full incubation until the penultimate egg is laid – very similar to

2018 Memory Lane Moment #6: Periscope Up!

12/28/18: American Kestrels - Periscope Up!

In 2018, we partnered with Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Neil Rettig Productions on a KestrelCam. The little kestrels were extremely funny to watch as the squabbled over food, played in the nest box, and interacted with one another. They were small but filled with boundless energy and more than willing to eat, or try to eat, food that was much larger (and longer) than they were! Although we liked everything about the kestrels, this was a favorite moment for

2018 Kestrels!

2018 American Kestrels

Turn back the clock with the 2018 American Kestrel cam and watch a breeding pair of kestrels raise four chicks in their nest box on a private property near Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin. Thanks to our cam partners at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Neil Rettig Productions for working with us to provide this window inside the lives of North America’s littlest falcon! Cornell has more kestrel videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXJZ8Lf9KIx66NrCz2czAMb1y5QzkK_eg.

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