Thursday, September 8, 2016

2016 Kestrel highlights - Part 2

Here are a few more highlights of young kestrels on the Lower East Side.  All photos were taken this last spring.

This is a male fledgling during his first hour outside the nest.

Male kestrel fledgling

Three siblings taking turns at the window...

Kestrel chicks

Two chicks waiting for a food delivery...

Baby kestrels

Two more chicks looking very serious...

Baby kestrels

The young kestrels often end up on fire escapes.  If you see one there, it's best to leave it alone as it's learning to fly and the parents are watching over it. 

Male flegling kestrel

Male kestrel fledgling goes exploring

Male kestrel fledgling

I'm king of the world!

I'm king of the world!

Stay tuned...


Previously:

2016 Kestrel highlights - Part 1

Kestrelmania 2015