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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wordless Wednesday for July 11, 2012 Young Kestrels

We have had a kestrel nesting box out back of our home for around five years.  Usually it is invaded by starlings.  This year we had our first kestrels.

 This is before the young kestrels left their box.  Here is the young male looking at a bug flying around, and below, checking out my son taking his picture.

 Here are both of the sibling kestrels waiting for mom and dad to get them a lizard.  The male is on the left, and the female on the right.  Do you notice the difference between the sexes?
Here is mom with a lizard looking for her children to feed them.  Mom could not find them because they were hiding.  Dad was chasing a Merlin (a pigeon hawk) away.  We were not able to catch a picture of the Merlin.

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