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Fledgling Kestrel

Newly fledged young male.
Newly fledged young male.
Posted Sept. 05, 2013, at 3:29 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 28, 2013, at 1:50 p.m.
Young male - first day out of the nest.
Young male - first day out of the nest.
The kestrel box - occupied.
The kestrel box - occupied.

Every year a pair of kestrels returns and nests in our “kestrel box” – raising three chicks (always three)! This year, a young male fledged and left the nest… only to wonder what next? He spent several hours sitting on the fence while the adults tried to entice him into flying – something he finally figured out!

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