Kestrel chicks, Co. Kerry, 1st July 2013 (Filmed under licence: Michael O'Clery).
Our nest box Kestrel chicks in Co. Kerry are nearly fully fledged. Two have now left and are hanging around outside and on top of the box. The two adventurers are both well capable of flying and were flying into nearby trees at times. The parents are still delivering food to the nest, so the fledglings seem reluctant to stray too far lest they miss a feed. Some footage of the two remaining chicks inside the box tomorrow.