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 18, 2019

Rainy Day Workout For Youngest Savannah Osprey Chick

The youngest nestling gives its wings a workout while one of its siblings dines on a fish at the nest.