Tuesday, July 22, 2008
American Kestrel Watch in Littleton CO
We just got back in town from visiting relatives and are now back seeing how our Kestrel couple is doing. To our surprise the number of eggs is now back up to two! This is now after the nesting birds have been incubating them for 103 days now. Obviously the female has laid at least one egg in the past week or so. We do know if she broke the last egg before starting over but at any rate the gestation clock is reset in hopes of having at least one chick hatch before the end of summer. Assuming the last egg was laid in the past week we could see a chick around August 7th or so. We have noticed both Kestrels in the area and they are still both very involved in tending to their eggs.