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19 May 2013

First Kestrel chicks of the year

Kestrel with chick, Connemara, 18th May 2013 (Screengrab: John Lusby).

One of the first Kestrel chicks of the year was photographed (under licence) yesterday in Connemara by John Lusby, using a specially modified nest camera. We can see the Kestrel chick, only a few days old, being brooded by the male Kestrel.

We will be examining several Kestrel nests and nest boxes in Duhallow in the next few days, so fingers crossed there will be more sights like this in our area very soon.