American Kestrels and Blogs

April 25, 2022: Five eggs for the Wisconsin Kestrels!

April 25, 2022: The male brings a dragonfly treat to his mate

This video shows four eggs and a dragonfly delivery at our Wisconsin kestrel site. But when I went to check on the kestrels before posting, I saw that she had just laid her fifth egg! Kestrels typically lay four to five eggs and full incubation begins with the laying of the penultimate or next-to-last egg. Since she appears to have begun full incubation with egg #4, she probably won’t lay another one. We’ll be looking for hatch to start on

Four American Kestrels hatch today in Wisconsin!

May 12, 2021: Four Kestrels hatch in one day!

Sorry to post so late: we were out looking for peregrine falcons today. I got back into the office to find out that four American kestrels hatched at the Wisconsin nestbox this afternoon! You can watch them live here: https://www.raptorresource.org/birdcams/american-kestrels/ or here: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/cams/american-kestrels/. Let the games begin – and we’ll see if the last egg hatches tomorrow!

News and NestFlix from Decorah North, Great Spirit Bluff, and the WI Kestrels!

April 26, 2021: Nestflix from GSB, Decorah North, and the WI Kestrels

We have your news and Nestflix! DN13 and DN14 are growing by leaps and bounds and gaining new skills as they expand their explorations by walking around the nest, attempting to self-feed, and taking defurring lessons from DNF. I loved all these videos (April 22 was a very big day in the nest!), but don’t miss DN13 walking (albeit a little unsteadily), DNF talking in her sleep (this is beyond cool), and DN14 preening Dad Mr. North. At GSB, Newman

April 19, 2020: Nest round-up and Nestflix!

April 18, 2020: Sweet Eagle Dreams in Decorah

We have your Monday morning mega-roll Nestflix! First, a nest round-up: the Decorah eaglets turn 14, 14, and 11 days old today, DN12 turns 20, the American Kestrels have four eggs, Nova and Newman have three eggs, and you should check out Explore’s Mississippi Flyway gallery if you need to catch up on the birds we have been seeing there (or just need some birds)! I loved all of these videos, but I especially enjoyed the interaction between Mom and

April 13, 2020: Nest round-up and Nestflix

April 13, 2020: Decorah Nest. Eaglets are, from top: D35, D36, and D34

As promised earlier today, we have your nest roundup and Nestflix megaroll from Decorah, Decorah North, Great Spirit Bluff, and the Wisconsin Kestrels! The kestrels are back online and graced us with their first egg on Easter Sunday. I’ll take the Easter American Kestrel over the Easter Bunny any day of the year! A huge thanks to everyone for all the love you showed during our hatch celebration last Saturday! It was wonderful to gather with you and we deeply

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