Kestrel Fledglings

Day before yesterday was such an exciting day after I found out kestrels were nesting in the redbud tree in our front yard. A young elm crowds redbud.


It would be quiet for a while and then get noisy. All I saw were the two adults. I photographed all I could.


Then, then I went out the next morning and watched an adult feeding the young ones. I couldn’t see them, just the female. The male was always close-by watching for intruders.


Later the fledglings were happy to be out and able to explore,


and think about the skills they have to learn.


I just snapped and snapped pictures.


They seemed to be brave little things.


I’m glad I got all these pictures because they were all gone yesterday, June 6th.

… and they are missed.


13 responses to this post.

  1. You were so fortunate to capture all these lovely photographs! They are adorable!


  2. Posted by Therese on June 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Wonderful photos! Pretty birds. Your observational and writing skills combine to present us with quite the story.


  3. I can’t believe it, right it your front yard!


  4. Sorry that they are gone but you have those excellent pictures to remember them by.


  5. What good luck to have them right in your yard. Maybe they’ll return each year.


  6. Absolutely beautiful captures, I so wished they had hung around longer for you to share with us! So cute!!


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