Baby Birdorable: American Kestrel

If you think our Birdorable birds are cute as adults, what about when they are babies? Below are some baby photos (shared via Flickr Creative Commons) of the American Kestrel. American Kestrels are cavity nesters, and will use nest boxes provided by humans. Typically 4 to 5 eggs are laid per clutch, and incubation lasts up to 29 days. The babies fledge in another 28 to 31 days. During their first week as newly-fledged birds, baby kestrels may return to the nest cavity at the end of the day for a safe place to roost for the night.

Kestrel Eggs
Kestrel Eggs by Eric's Kestrels
mama kestrel
mama kestrel by megankhines
kestrels! by megankhines
kestrels!!! by megankhines
American kestrel chick
American kestrel chick by USFWS Headquarters

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our Birdorable American Kestrel t-shirts and gifts!


Louise Warner on February 6, 2017 at 5:28 PM wrote:
are american kestrels are small.
Louise Warner on February 17, 2017 at 4:09 PM wrote:
we have a lot of birds of prey.
Spurwing Plover on May 25, 2022 at 6:25 AM wrote:
They used to be called Sparrow Hawks you can often see them sitting on the Phone Wires or Fences

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