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8 June 2013

Kestrel chick ringing starts

Ringing Kestrel chicks at a site in Co. Kerry (Video: John Lusby & M.O'Clery).

After a slow start with one of the coldest springs in decades, Kestrel chicks are finally making an appearance. We checked a Kestrel nest which featured in this post HERE and again, when the female can be seen incubating the eggs, in this post HERE.

Two weeks ago, there were five eggs. Today, five healthy looking chicks (four can easily be seen but one of the smaller ones is hiding behind a larger chick). They are too young to be ringed at this stage so we will return in another week or two. So far, so good...