Birdorable Common Kestrel

Baby Birdorable: Common Kestrel

October 1st, 2010 in Baby Birds, Birds of Prey 2 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) of the Common Kestrel. Common Kestrels do not build their own nests. Instead, they use old crow nests or cavities, which means they will use nest boxes, if provided. Three to six eggs are laid and incubation lasts 27 to 29 days. Fledging occurs about four weeks after hatching.

Common Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus,Torenvalk
Common Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus,Torenvalk by Jaap Keller
Four young, shy chicks!
Four young, shy chicks! by naezmi
Kestrel Chicks
Kestrel Chicks by Monica & Tony
Fledgling Kestrels 1
Fledgling Kestrels 1 by JJArcher

Pretty cute, right? Be sure to check out our (adult) Birdorable Common Kestrel t-shirts & gifts!