Thursday, 29 June 2017

Cornish Kestrels last blog for 2017

During the last couple of months we have been following the fortunes of two pairs of Kestrel on the Cornish coast,  The first nest that we have been following for eight year had raised twenty four fledglings during those years but this year six eggs that had been incubated for fifteen days was suddenly all stolen marking the end of this years reproduction programme for a fine pair of birds,  Our blog continued with an alternative pair of younger Kestrel that were nesting for the second time and I am pleased to say that this year they have successfully raised and fledged four young birds all of which are doing very well,  With over seven thousand images taken over a three month period it has been a rewarding exercise which is now complete for another year,

The adult female Kestrel above and her partner have been excellent parents that will now teach the young birds to hunt before they disburse naturally into their own territory and I am sure these mature birds will continue in the same vain during 2018

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