Our unexpected kestrel visitors

Various photographs, live videos and time-lapse videos of kestrel nest activity in the Vosges, France

Kestrels fledge at about four weeks (so day 28 onwards?) They explore increasing distances from the nest, but return to it to roost for another couple of weeks. Adults continue to feed the young for a month after fledging, during which time they will learn to catch their own food (RSPB)

General Photographs of the kestrels

General Photographs of the kestrels

33 images

What happened after day 35 13aug2021 onwards

What happened after day 35

13aug2021 onwards

17 images

Chicks - day 35 - the last day 12aug2021

Chicks - day 35 - the last day

12aug2021

36 images2 videos

Chicks - day 34 11aug2021

Chicks - day 34

11aug2021

46 images12 videos

Chicks - day 33 10aug2021

Chicks - day 33

10aug2021

56 images16 videos

Chicks - day 32 9aug2021

Chicks - day 32

9aug2021

39 images9 videos

Chicks - day 31 8aug2021

Chicks - day 31

8aug2021

54 images18 videos

Chicks - day 30 7aug2021

Chicks - day 30

7aug2021

55 images17 videos

Chicks - day 29 6aug2021

Chicks - day 29

6aug2021

76 images18 videos

Chicks - day 28 5aug2021

Chicks - day 28

5aug2021

65 images31 videos

Chicks - day 27 4aug2021

Chicks - day 27

4aug2021

54 images14 videos

Chicks - day 26 3aug2021

Chicks - day 26

3aug2021

45 images23 videos

Chicks - day 25 2aug2021

Chicks - day 25

2aug2021

33 images14 videos

Chicks - day 24 1aug2021

Chicks - day 24

1aug2021

48 images5 videos

Chicks - day 23 31jul2021

Chicks - day 23

31jul2021

71 images17 videos

Chicks - day 22 30jul2021

Chicks - day 22

30jul2021

29 images10 videos

Chicks - day 21 29jul2021

Chicks - day 21

29jul2021

41 images6 videos

Chicks - day 20 28jul2021

Chicks - day 20

28jul2021

33 images13 videos

Chicks - day 19 27jul2021

Chicks - day 19

27jul2021

34 images12 videos

Chicks - day 18 26jul2021

Chicks - day 18

26jul2021

40 images19 videos

Chicks - day 17

25jul2021

42 images19 videos

Chicks - day 16

24jul2021

41 images12 videos

Chicks - day 15

23jul2021

36 images11 videos

Chicks - day 14

22jul2021

58 images6 videos

Chicks - day 13

21jul2021

22 images3 videos

Chicks - day12

20jul2021

32 images4 videos

Chicks - day 11

19jul2021

23 images4 videos

Chicks - day 10

18jul2021

25 images4 videos

Chicks - day 9

17jul2021

27 images1 video

Chicks - day 8

16jul2021

25 images5 videos

Chicks - day 7

15jul2021

44 images4 videos

Chicks - day 6

14jul2021

17 images6 videos

Chicks - day 5

13jul2021

16 images6 videos

Chicks - day 4

12jul2021

6 images2 videos

Chicks - day 3

11jul2021

11 images3 videos

Chicks - day 2

10jul2021
The last two eggs hatch

23 images2 videos

Chicks - day 1

9jul2021
The first two eggs hatch. One chick dies in the afternoon

11 images5 videos

Videos - Kestrel sitting on four eggs

15 June - 7 July
kestrel hen with occasional brief visits of the cock

59 videos

20210618_X6187445_EM1II_DxO-kingf The attic window
The attic window

18jun2021, Entre-deux-Eaux
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20210611_X6117056_EM1II_DxO-HDRreal Incubation takes 27-29 days We don't know when they were laid Any hatching date guesses?
Incubation takes 27-29 days
We don't know when they were laid
Any hatching date guesses?

11jun2021
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kestrel-20210616-1517 female kestrel
female kestrel


3
kestrel-20210616-1200 male kestrel
male kestrel


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Frame_2021-07-08_06-14-25 - v2 The early kestrel catches the vole
The early kestrel catches the vole

8jul2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel nest, Vosges
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Frame_2021-07-07_16-29-49 Three lizards in one afternoon - 16.29
Three lizards in one afternoon - 16.29

7jul2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel nest, Vosges
6
Frame_2021-07-07_16-45-51 Three lizards in one afternoon - 16.45
Three lizards in one afternoon - 16.45

7jul2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel nest, Vosges
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Frame_2021-07-07_17-04-34 Three lizards in one afternoon - 17.04
Three lizards in one afternoon - 17.04

7jul2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel nest, Vosges
8
202107071156 A kestrel's eye view of the potager
A kestrel's eye view of the potager

7jul2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel nest, Vosges
9
202107021617 The last sighting of the cock with the eggs
The last sighting of the cock with the eggs

2jul2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel nest, Vosges
10
20210807_X8077896_EM1II_DxO-hdr-c-dp chick perched on the box containing the Tapo C100 webcam
chick perched on the box containing the Tapo C100 webcam

7aug2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel nest, Vosges
11
20210717_X7177573_EM1II_DxO-kingf

17jul2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel nest, Vosges
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20210717_X7177587_EM1II_DxO-kingf-crop

17jul2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel nest, Vosges
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20210717_X7177563_EM1II_DxO-kingf-crop

17jul2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel nest, Vosges
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20210703_X7037470_EM1II_DxO-kingf-crop

3jul2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel flying, kestrel nest, Vosges
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20210703_X7037471_EM1II_DxO-kingf-crop

3jul2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel flying, kestrel nest, Vosges
16
20210703_X7037472_EM1II_DxO-kingf-crop

3jul2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel flying, kestrel nest, Vosges
17
20210703_X7037473_EM1II_DxO-kingf-crop

3jul2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel flying, kestrel nest, Vosges
18
20210703_X7037474_EM1II_DxO-kingf-crop

3jul2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel flying, kestrel nest, Vosges
19
20210703_X7037475_EM1II_DxO-kingf-crop

3jul2021, Entre-deux-Eaux, France, kestrel flying, kestrel nest, Vosges
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