American Kestrels Are Ready To Fly!


Be there when the chicks take wing over the grasslands of Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin.

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June 19, 2019

Fledge Watch! Male Kestrel Chick Gets Vocal, Flaps Wings

Someone's getting antsy in the nest box! Watch one of the male chicks vocalize at the nest box entrance before dismounting for a bout of "wingercizing" in front of his siblings. June 19 marks day 29 post hatch for the two eldest siblings. American Kestrels typically fledge at day 28–31 of the nestling period.  

June 19, 2019

Hungry Juvenile Grackle Begs For Food At Cornell Feeders

It's the time of year when young birds are learning about life outside of the nest! Here, a young Common Grackle follows its parent to the Cornell Feeders, where it begs for a meal of peanuts and sunflower seeds.  

June 19, 2019

Hairy Woodpecker Digs Into Suet As Diverse Visitors Stop By

Watch a female Hairy Woodpecker snack on suet while a diverse group of feeder birds stop by the Cornell Lab FeederWatch cam.