Birdorable American Kestrel

Baby Birdorable: American Kestrel

January 8th, 2013 in Baby Birds, Birds of Prey 3 comments

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!