Sunday, June 10, 2012

American Kestrel

American Kestrel - This amazing falcon is nesting in this box which is located about 40 feet from our back deck! How cool is that..!! The mother and father take turns, although stats say that father sits about 15%-20% of the time and mama takes up residence on the nest all night. For some facts on the Kestrel : http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Kestrel/id

And to see a live cam with 4 baby American Kestrel chicks born the end of May from Boise, ID: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=2451